Ask Amy: Hair stylist left an upscale salon but kept the high prices

A hair stylist left an expensive salon to open her own. To this letter writer’s surprise, she kept her prices high. Should they still tip?

By Amy DickinsonMarch 24, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Groomsman says he’ll skip wedding if girlfriend isn’t invited

Couple's best friend has an "awful, racist" new girlfriend, and attempts to keep her off their guest list have backfired.

By Carolyn HaxMarch 24, 2023

Miss Manners: Friends and family joke our lunches are business expenses

A letter writer doesn’t appreciate their friends and family joking about how the lunches and dinners they treat them to are business write-offs.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMarch 24, 2023

NPR cancels 4 podcasts in biggest wave of layoffs in decades

NPR cuts will affect "Invisibilia" and three other podcasts, an area in which the public-radio giant had invested aggressively.

By Paul FarhiMarch 23, 2023

Are Skittles dangerous? A California bill aims to ban chemicals in candy.

A proposed bill would ban chemicals used in processed foods, including Skittles and Hot Tamales. Here's what you need to know about red dye No. 3 and titanium dioxide.

By Jennifer Hassan, Helier Cheung and Marlene CimonsMarch 23, 2023

The best Carolyn Hax columns about the division of household labor

What to do if your partner doesn't clean, won't cook but complains, doesn't want a house cleaner, is too okay with mess and other couple problems.

By Carolyn Hax and Haben KelatiMarch 23, 2023

The dirty martini has a reputation, but it cleans up nice

A cocktail that once carried a lot of subtext is now getting a makeover, with a lot more thought and a lot less grease.

By M. Carrie AllanMarch 23, 2023

Three kosher wines, including a sparkling, for your Passover seder

Three Passover wine recommendations for the week-plus-long holiday.

By Dave McIntyreMarch 23, 2023

Boston radio host suspended over ethnic slur against ESPN’s Mina Kimes

Chris Curtis, an executive producer and on-air personality for WEEI, said he meant to say actress Mila Kunis instead of Kimes. Neither is of Japanese descent.

By Timothy BellaMarch 23, 2023

A jewel-toned vegetable spread for Passover, or any occasion

Use this spread to top crackers, dip vegetables into, or as an addition to sandwiches.

By Ellie KriegerMarch 23, 2023

Don’t make the blender TikTok pasta. Just do this instead.

A TikTok user put a box of pasta in a blender to make ... pasta. But actually making it from scratch is even easier.

By Emily HeilMarch 23, 2023

Ask Sahaj: My dad refuses to consider moving to assisted living

A reader’s aging father refuses to even consider a move to assisted living for himself or his wife with dementia.

By Sahaj Kaur KohliMarch 23, 2023

This herby sesame sauce is great on noodles or straight from the spoon

Blending spinach, cilantro and scallions with tahini or sesame paste produces a vibrant sauce that's great on noodles, chicken, fish, tofu or vegetables.

By G. Daniela GalarzaMarch 23, 2023

In photos: Muslim world comes together to celebrate Ramadan

Almost 2 billion Muslims across the world will observe the fasting month of Ramadan — abstaining from food and drink from dawn to dusk.

By Morgan Coates and Adela SulimanMarch 23, 2023

Plastics have infiltrated our homes. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Reduce the amount of plastic you're putting into landfills and waterways by making smarter choices about toiletries, laundry, clothing and furniture.

By Jerica PenderMarch 23, 2023

North Korea’s ‘first daughter’ spotted wearing Dior jacket — or dupe

Kim Jong Un’s daughter, Kim Ju Ae, apparently wore a $2,800 Christian Dior jacket to a missile launch. It was a statement in North Korea, an impoverished nation.

By Min Joo KimMarch 23, 2023

Teen couldn’t find shoes for his size 23 feet. Strangers gave him money for a custom pair.

"Tall is just normal for us," says Rebecca Kilburn about her son, who at 6-foot-10 comes by his size naturally.

By Sydney PageMarch 23, 2023

10 questions to ask when choosing a day-care provider

Staffing, discipline, first aid and more: Asking these questions can help parents choose the right day-care for their child.

By Daniel BortzMarch 23, 2023

DeSantis wants ‘media accountability.’ A new bill makes suing journalists easier.

DeSantis's antipathy toward media is part of his brand in GOP politics. Free speech advocates fear a new libel bill he favors goes too far.

By Elahe Izadi and Lori RozsaMarch 23, 2023

Ask Amy: I feel horrible that my husband and mom aren’t better friends

This letter-writer wants to improve the somewhat strained relationship between their husband and mom.

By Amy DickinsonMarch 23, 2023