| 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 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...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
We've come a long way, maybe, since Camryn Manheim made her famous "this is for all the fat girls" acceptance speech at the 1998 Emmys after winning for her portrayal of Ellenor Frutt in "The Practice."
Since then, Brooke Elliott won critical praise for...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Not that it matters much to most politicians, but there's a fairly easy way to get on my good side, at least temporarily. I place a disproportionate weight on how they handle encounters with my son.
So it came to pass on Father's Day on 2011 that The...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:52 AM
After decades of casual Fridays, fashion is turning back toward a more formal, put-together style. For inspiration, look no further than your television. “Mad Men” is back with another season and another year of 60s styles for fashion fans...
| Jun 21, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: Can you explain to me why dressing like a referee is in fashion right now? Almost every 15th person I pass on the street has some form of the black and white vertical stripes on. What is the attraction to this fad?! I am flabbergasted...
| Dec 27, 2012
I have known the wonder of the buttlet. I have witnessed the technology that is the In-Power Line Super High Shaping Sheer. My chest has been lifted to gravity-defying heights, as if each breast was finally ready to meet in the uncharted territory of my...
| 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,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Publishing my first book was a major event in my life and it's been full of surprises. I didn't know my throat would tighten when strangers emailed photos of my novel in bookstores and airports. I didn't know that classmates who hadn't seen me in 30 years...
| Oct 22, 2012
In 2007, I was finishing a book about my husband's race for the U.S. Senate in Ohio when my editor called with some changes.
In the book, I had rattled off quite a list of all the wrongs, perceived and otherwise, visited on us during the campaign. Unfair...