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The People’s (mandatory) hairstyle

March 30, 2014 I don’t get my hair cut as often as I should. The woman who cuts my hair, Nicole, usually makes a point of this whenever I actually remember to get my hair cu. more »»

The nightly fight inside my head

March 30, 2014 You’d think that now that I have children, I’d pass out whenever given the opportunity. Unfortunately, my brain often has other ideas. more »»

How to buy a mattress

March 29, 2014 What I know about buying a mattress I've learned from the best: Insiders who have retired from the sleep product industry. more »»

Dishwasher efficiency

March 28, 2014 Dear Heloise: Do you have any hints to keep my DISHWASHER running as efficiently as possible? -- Sally . more »»

Ex’s Facebook request could harm marriage

March 27, 2014 Q: Should I accept a "friend" request on Facebook from an old boyfriend? I'm in love with my husband and committed to him, so I feel sure that this won't pose a threat to our marriage. more »»

MCC is a partner in new ‘College Changes Everything’ network

March 26, 2014 According to the most recent U.S. Census, approximately 35 percent of Iowans have attained an associate degree or higher. more »»

Grocery gaffes are the norm

March 25, 2014 You would think with the number of times I’ve gone to the grocery store I would be downright perfect at it. Well, not so fast. more »»

Conspiracy theories ruining ‘Back to the Future?’ Heavy.

March 23, 2014 It’s hard to imagine that, in an age of NSA wiretapping, Russian invasions and the mysterious continued popularity of Jon Cryer, that the preeminent subject of conspiracies would be “Back to the... more »»

There’s no such thing as pre-cleaning

March 23, 2014 Prior to daily deals sites like Groupon, there were only two really good ways to get rid of all that unnecessary money you had lying around. more »»

How to deal with a holiday hangover

March 22, 2014 Hangover. It's such a descriptive word of the harsh reality one faces in the morning as a result of overindulging the night before. more »»

Envelope etiquette?

March 21, 2014 Dear Heloise: What is the proper way to INSERT A GREETING CARD into the envelope? -- Rosa H., Moundridge, Kan. Rosa, good question! There is not a right or a wrong way to put a card into an envelop. more »»

What does it mean to be kindergarten ready?

March 19, 2014 “How can I help my child get ready for kindergarten?” This is a question often asked by parents and caregivers to their child’s preschool teacher. more »»

The shower bandit

March 18, 2014 You know that feeling when you get out of the shower and you are still a little wet and can’t wait to get all of your clothes on? Yeah, that feeling has been extended for me in recent weeks and I... more »»

A blended approach to knowing the Neo Fit

March 16, 2014 What was the most unhealthy thing you did today? Did you eat fast food? Maybe you smoked a cigarette? Or perhaps you just grabbed a big roll of tinfoil, set the microwave to the seldom used “turkey”... more »»

The shot heard ‘round the world

March 16, 2014 One of the worst things your baby can go through is vaccinations. more »»

Colleges beginning to offer student debt safety net

March 15, 2014 Dear Mary: Mary, thank you for your service to America. I've enjoyed your column and books for more years than I can remembe. more »»

Plant problem drives her gnatty!

March 14, 2014 Dear Heloise: Help! I repotted a houseplant with cheap topsoil, and now I have GNATS. I moved the plant outside, cleaned and sprayed my house, but they keep coming back! They are driving me craz. more »»

Check various resources before adopting a child

March 13, 2014 Q: I've heard that you were abandoned and orphaned as a child, and that Focus on the Family is encouraging adoption through the foster care syste. more »»

What is cyberbullying and how can it be addressed?

March 12, 2014 “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words…” can break my heart. For years, we’ve finished this phrase with “can never hurt me. more »»

Meet me in Altoona

March 11, 2014 We all know Iowa is widely considered a flyover state, but I’m beginning to think we are a drive-through state as well. more »»



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