Carolyn Hax: Dad tells son that no ‘real man’ wants to go to a baby shower

He’s excited to attend his first child’s baby shower — but his outraged dad says feminized men are “ruining society.”

By Carolyn HaxJanuary 22, 2024

Ask Amy: Grandson’s clothing can’t travel between divorced parents’ homes

Teen grandson has to keep separate clothes at his divorced parents’ houses — and isn’t allowed to bring clothes back and forth.

By Amy DickinsonJanuary 22, 2024

Miss Manners: I was accused of being racist while thrift shopping

How should she have reacted when a fellow shopper accused her of being racist?

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJanuary 22, 2024

Thank Edna Lewis for these beautiful baked beans

In “The Taste of Country Cooking,” Edna Lewis includes a simple recipe for some of the most flavorful beans you’ll ever taste.

By Joe YonanJanuary 21, 2024

Ask Amy: Retired priest struggles with Catholic critique

Can this retired priest tell friends to stop expressing their doubts about religion when he’s around?

By Amy DickinsonJanuary 21, 2024

Carolyn Hax: The ‘forced togetherness’ of boyfriend’s family is exhausting

After an exhausting holiday with the boyfriend’s tight-knit family, how does this letter writer approach him about opting out?

By Carolyn HaxJanuary 21, 2024

Pet dog helps rescue owner who fell into frozen Michigan lake

Pet dog Ruby helped officer Kammeron Bennetts rescue her Traverse City owner, who had fallen into a freezing Arbutus Lake in East Bay Township, Michigan police said.

By Adela SulimanJanuary 20, 2024

Recipes and tips for your new Instant Pot, air fryer and other gadgets

We have tips and recipes to make the most of your big-ticket holiday kitchen gifts, including air fryers, Instant Pot, Dutch ovens and stand mixers.

By Becky KrystalJanuary 20, 2024

Dog detects underground gas leak at home, alerts owner

“I always thought he was special, but I really have a newfound respect for his intelligence,” Chanell Bell said about her pup Kobe.

By Sydney PageJanuary 20, 2024

Carolyn Hax: Group wants to remove struggling friend’s social media crutch

Their friend’s life is falling apart, and the group is weighing an intervention over her obsessively curated social media image.

By Carolyn HaxJanuary 20, 2024

Ask Amy: Recent update inspires reader to leave abusive relationship

After a recent update about leaving an abusive relationship, this letter writer escapes an abusive marriage.

By Amy DickinsonJanuary 20, 2024

Miss Manners: Swimmer at my pool is always coughing

Can this letter writer address a fellow swimmer’s annoying coughing?

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJanuary 20, 2024

Ranch-flavored lip balm was an April Fool’s joke. Now it’s sold out.

Burt’s Bees and Hidden Valley Ranch quickly sold out of a new set of lip balms that come in four flavors — ranch, carrot, celery and Buffalo sauce.

By Jonathan EdwardsJanuary 19, 2024

5 ways to save money cooking at home when the budget is tight

These smart tips will help you save money in the kitchen during rent week or any week.

By Becky KrystalJanuary 19, 2024

A milkshake in winter? For die-hards like Biden, there’s no off-season.

President Biden enjoyed a frosty treat in North Carolina despite the chilly temperatures. For ice cream super-fans, there’s no such thing as too cold.

By Emily HeilJanuary 19, 2024

I tried McDonald’s CosMc’s drinks menu and I’m still on a sugar high

The drinks-focused spinoff from McDonald’s, called CosMc’s, is serving up kombucha powder, popping boba and a whole lot of sugar.

By Amanda FinneganJanuary 19, 2024

What to watch with your kids: ‘Origin,’ ‘I.S.S.’ and more

Common Sense Media reviews of “Origin,” “I.S.S.,” “Night Swim” and “Dragons of Wonderhatch.”

January 19, 2024

Vietnamese and vegetarian, Chay makes a splash in Falls Church

At Chay, chef Lan Tran and her husband and co-owner, Thi Le, are offering something different and delicious: meatless Vietnamese cooking.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 19, 2024

How to raise your ham game with jamón, the champagne of pork products

A ham in Spain is a completely different animal, from the free-roaming, acorn-scarfing pigs to the way you store, slice and eat it.

By Samuel Granados and Bonnie BerkowitzJanuary 19, 2024