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Ask Amy: Mother’s mistakes come back to haunt her

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Ask Amy: Mother’s mistakes come back to haunt her

Dear Readers: Because of syndication scheduling, I write and submit my columns two weeks in advance of publication. Due to this time lag, the Q&A’s will not reflect the latest information about the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic we are currently facing. Dear Amy: I wish I could undo some of the terrible mistakes I’ve made. My daughter hasn’t spoken to me in years. When she was very young, I divorced her dad and moved hundreds of miles away. I married a man with two sons and a parenting method that I didn’t agree with, but I felt trapped with him —...

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Bill Recognizing ‘Hidden Figures’ Headed to the White House to be Signed Into Law

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Bill Recognizing ‘Hidden Figures’ Headed to the White House to be Signed Into Law

A bipartisan bill that will award Congressional Gold Medals to NASA’s ‘Hidden Figures‘ has passed through Congress and is heading to the White House to be signed into law. The Congressional Gold Medals will be given to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and the posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.  The lives and careers of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden were featured in the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly. That book...

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Sad Cubicles, Begone—The Office Furniture of the Future Is Here

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Sad Cubicles, Begone—The Office Furniture of the Future Is Here

Welcome to The Deep Dive, in which we search high and low for the best of the best products for every corner of your home, from modern chandeliers to vintage rugs. Next up: office furniture. It’s high time we banished cubicle blandness. In the age of WeWork and The Wing, keeping up with the Joneses extends even to the office, where griege walls have largely been replaced by floor-to-ceiling windows; fluorescents have been swapped for bright task lamps; and printer rooms have been retired in favor of phone booths and flex meeting spaces. But the next-gen workspace is more than...

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This is the Worst Mistake You Can Make When Retiring Abroad

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This is the Worst Mistake You Can Make When Retiring Abroad

There are many reasons that retiring abroad has become a hot trend. Some of us are looking for a way to live comfortably on Social Security and our limited savings. Others are choosing to seek adventure in far of places after a lifetime of being stuck in a cubicle. Still others are moving abroad in retirement to be closer to family members in other countries. Whatever the reasons, there is no doubt that our options for where to live in retirement have increased. Now, we just need to choose a place that matches our lifestyle, budget and risk tolerance. There’s...

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Every Cute Beach Towel Worth Shopping Right Now

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Every Cute Beach Towel Worth Shopping Right Now

Summer is just around the corner, folks. Beach vacations and hanging out by the pool are two of the best warm weather perks. But even if you’re an adult who works 9-to-5 and doesn’t get a summer vacation, there will (hopefully) still come a time when you’re able to frolic in the sand or post up in a pool chair. Either way, you’ll want a cute beach (or pool) towel with you. Not only do towels, you know, dry us off after we’ve been in the water, they can also serve a different purpose. When you go to the pool or...

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