| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Recently you said you think this is a good time to apply for federal jobs despite the sequestration. But I've submitted my application several times with zero success. What am I doing wrong? -- C.H.
I can't pinpoint what's keeping you out...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I lost my job seven weeks ago. Five weeks ago my wife was seriously injured in an auto accident. Life has been a real struggle since then. Worried sick, I try to be there for her during the day and drive her to doctors, and at the same time...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Can you share with your readers some of the efforts being made to find answers to the unhappy and unacceptable job gap faced by thousands of young adults with autism?
For too many of these young folks, it's like their world suddenly stops...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Bridget Williams, the much-beloved former principal of Jones High School, will be recognized later this month as a top urban educator by the Council of Great City Schools. Williams has been earning recognition at home, too. After a stint of about two...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:27 PM
That old axiom about three being a crowd is never truer than when two out of three are fighting.
Playing the neutral third party while your friends engage in all-out battle is exhausting and precarious. Handle it right and everyone's happy. Handle it...
| Jan 27, 2013
You could always count on Kathy Church. When friends called to vent, she would pick up the phone. When there was a crisis at work, she'd dig in. When family members got together, she'd show up no matter how much she didn't want to.
Church was always...
| Aug 15, 2012
A neighbor frequently asks for help with her elementary-age daughter: rides, baby-sitting, meals. But she never reciprocates. Do you say no, knowing the child is the one who will suffer?
(from our panel of staff contributors)
Is she a...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 5:40 AM
According to Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and advisory board member for Fitness Magazine, the omega-3 fatty acids and water in this nutrient-dense protein help keep skin hydrated from the inside out. "Omega-3s also reduce...
| May 10, 2013
Mother's Day or Father's Day, Christmas Day or birthday, at some point we've all given and received the equivalent of the pink bunny suit that Ralphie is forced into in "A Christmas Story."
A strained "I love it!" may perpetuate the cycle.
| May 1, 2013
When Fran Pitre's twin daughters were 12 years old, they tried out for the softball team, confident they would both make it.
Unfortunately, one girl made the team — and the other was named the statistician.
Pitre, a mother of three sets of twins...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Are you worried about your kids' financial future? You're not alone!
A new study of 300 mothers, commissioned by McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, found that only one-third of mothers who have children 18 and under think their kids are financially well-...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:31 PM
1. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: —
2. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36). The second...