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Iron the whole wall of wax

July 18, 2014 Dear Heloise: I blew a candle out too hard the other day and GOT WAX ON A WALLPAPERED WAL. more »»

Woman tries to relearn to trust with straying husband

July 17, 2014 Q: Should I ask my husband to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases? He recently ended an affair, and we're working toward reconciliatio. more »»

Competitive eating not for me

July 15, 2014 I’ll admit it. When I saw the hot dog eating contest on TV on the Fourth of July I thought maybe I can do that. more »»

So long, Marshalltown

July 13, 2014 When I began my newspaper career I wrote a weekly column for two years. It took a lot of time and dedication to come up with ideas and execute them into something readable and enjoyable. more »»

Summer movie preview 2014, y’all!

July 13, 2014 That’s right! Beat the heat and stop worrying about losing the majority of your possessions in a freak flood and head on out to the theater because it’s summer and that means it’s time for Summer... more »»

A child’s lesson in freedom

July 13, 2014 My 3-year-old daughter does not understand the nuances of America’s Independence Day, which really isn’t that hard. more »»

Making cuts for the military

July 11, 2014 Dear Readers: A recent column about COUPON HINTS brought in a bunch of comments and suggestions. more »»

Keeping very young children safe from the heat

July 10, 2014 As many of you know, the heat in Iowa can at times be unbearable! Especially for very young children; and dangerous! Here are some tips to keep your little one safe from the heat on those very warm... more »»

This weather is something nuts

July 8, 2014 I was jogging last Wednesday night with the cool air of 50-some degrees wearing a long sleeve shirt and thought to myself — “What a nice October night.” The problem was is that it was July 2. more »»

The Food Network might be a little racist

July 6, 2014 I watch a lot of Food Network. A lot. I’m not some kind of gourmand. I’m not Youtubing old episodes of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” to learn the proper way to cook a porterhouse steak. more »»

I should’ve stayed with old Jim

July 6, 2014 OK. I’ll admit it. I visited a gym when I was still enrolled in a different one, so I’m pretty much the “bad boy” your parents warned you to stay away from. more »»

Personalize summer projects with foot prints

July 6, 2014 Summer is usually everyone’s favorite time of the year. Days by the pool, trips to the beach, leisure vacations and picnics with friends and family are on everyone’s to do list. more »»

Bank on these checks

July 4, 2014 Dear Heloise: I realize that more and more people pay bills online, but I still like writing checks for most things. more »»

In-laws must stay out of kids’ marital squabbles

July 3, 2014 Q: Should I step in to help if I feel my son-in-law isn't caring properly for my daughter and grandchildren? He constantly neglects to put oil in their car -- which leaks like a sieve -- so I do it. more »»

Potty training not for faint of heart

July 1, 2014 It’s full throttle potty training for the 2-year-old in our household this summer — and let me tell you the stories emerging from it have been plentiful. more »»

It’s time to give up on yesterday’s future

June 29, 2014 With all the fanfare normally reserved for dictators rolling into a vanquished capitol, Google held its annual developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. more »»

Art on minimal effort

June 29, 2014 The highlight of my artistic career consisted of an attempt at a clay vase that ended up looking like an old man’s face covered in gumbo. more »»

Careful! The kids are watching

June 28, 2014 If you speak English in your home, your kids are not likely to come out speaking Italian. Kids learn everything through observation and imitation. And they don't miss a thing. more »»

A bag for buttons and pills

June 27, 2014 Dear Heloise: I found a great use for the tiny, zippered plastic BAGS that hold an extra button and come with new articles of clothing. more »»

 
 

 

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