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Even After Divorce, Love CAN Be All There Really Is...

Unlikely grouping: Susan Stiffelman with her former husband David, left, and an old boyfriend Peter, right. Courtesy of Susan Stiffelman ...After a divorce, It's easy to get swept into the storm of emotion and remain stuck there.

Guess Who Shouldn't Be Coming for Dinner: Etiquette Tips for New Baby Visits

Make sure a new mom wants visitors before you head to the hospital. Credit: Getty An offer from friends to deliver dinner following t...Think you'll just pop in on a new mom and her baby? Know the rules of newborn visitations before you do.

Today's Riddle Me This

A man took a walk outside for an hour under heavy rain on an open road without an umbrella or anything covering his head. Yet his hair didn't get we...A man took a walk outside for an hour under heavy rain on an open road without an umbrella or anything covering his head. Yet his hair didn't get wet. How could this be?

Are Some Halloween Costumes Too Scary?

Leave the fake axes to the adults. Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images
When my mother took me to see "Burnt Offerings" at the vulnerable ...
These days, a trip through the Halloween costume section of any drugstore, mall, or website reveals something absolutely sinister.

Haunted Amusement Parks, Attractions Aim to Scare

Knott's Berry Farm shows their Halloween event in Buena Park, Calif. Credit: Knott's Berry Farm, AP
NEW YORK (AP) - If you're too old for trick-or...
If you're too old for trick-or-treating but still love getting spooked on Halloween, it's time to trade in the superhero costume for a ticket to a haunted house or theme park.
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Are We Really Raising a Generation of Nincompoops?

Today's parents are raising a generation of children who, while remarkably tech savvy, are at risk of losing a grip on fundamental life skills, accord...
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Should I Keep Loaning Money to My Adult Daughter?

Dear AdviceMama, I've loaned $5,000 to my grown daughter (she's in her 40s). She has also borrowed money from her sister and stepmother in the la...You tell your teenager that the money tree in the backyard has stopped growing and they're on their own the next time their bank account nears zero. Then your teenager is hungry, and the money tree sprouts a new branch. And then your teenager turns 40. AdviceMama has just the answer for one mom who needs to cut her adult daughter off before there are no leaves left for herself.
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My 17-Year-Old Is Drifting Away! What Should I Do?

Dear AdviceMama: I have a 17-year-old daughter and I sometimes feel like we're drifting apart. We used to be close, but not so much now. Is this ju...It's been 17 years since the umbilical cord was cut for this mom, but she doesn't know how to handle her teen drifting away. AdviceMama's heard this one before and offers advice on how to adjust.


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