| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I was asked for my references when I applied as an office worker at a company near my house. I hadn't worked before so I asked several of my neighbors for references. The office manager said they were "friend" references, not job references,...
| Nov 22, 2013
For more than a decade, Barbara Blane Toney has been dealing with the classic symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: bloating, gas and abdominal distress.
Her doctors prescribed medication and over-the-counter supplements, treatments that only seemed...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name of owners: Caley Funk
Name of business: Funkie Fashions
Describe what you do/sell/serve:
We offer a unique, high quality style not found in the cookie cutter mall stores. We sell casual, maxi, evening dresses, tops, tunics,...
| Dec 6, 2013
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have been invited to a black-tie dinner at a fancy private club. Is a knee-length dress acceptable attire? The dress I would wear is sleeveless, decorated with rhinestones around the neckline and around the edges of the three-...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Setting another round of anticipation and speculation into gear, auditions have begun to recast the role of Christian Grey in the adaptation of E.L. James' novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," the Hollywood Reporter says.
Following the high-profile departure...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Meghan McCain, the outspoken daughter of Sen. John McCain, stars in "Raising McCain," billed as a new "docu-talk" series on Participant Media's new TV network, Pivot. Cameras follow the 28-year-old pundit on interviews exploring a variety of issues of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
My girlfriend always responds positively when I initiate sex with her, but she hardly ever initiates sex with me. I'm a no-beat-around-the-bush kind of guy, but I realize that this can be a sensitive topic, and I don't want to scare her by saying, "Please...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:47 PM
A girl can never own too many pairs of shoes, lipsticks or dresses. But out of the three, dresses rate as more of an investment, particularly when it comes to special occasions.
There's the little black dress (amped up with the right accessories, of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You promised that if I liked my candy, I could keep it. I couldn't take that chance. -- Shelly Oster, Orem, Utah
On a positive note, Mom, your Spanx are very comfortable. -- Bill Hook, Plainville
Sometimes I feel like I am my own...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The morning show format doesn't lend itself to going in-depth on any one topic. It's a lot of happy chit-chat and local weather. That's what the late night talk show can do -- really drill down into the subjects that most affect our lives. "Today" host...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Television has a split image: one by day and another by night.
In the daytime, blacks and other people of color are a prominent presence, hosting popular talk shows and playing juicy roles in soap operas. But at night, minorities are largely sidelined,...
| Nov 29, 2013
If you want to get into an argument with a woman, compliment her.
Say she did an excellent job on her project, on her assignment or with her fundraiser, then watch what happens. Whether you're applauding her for the skillful handling of a complex...