Monday, July 16, 2018

Parenting & Relationships

Tell Me About It: Readers discuss recouping special days

While Iím away, readers give the advice.On engagements broken after the deposits are paid:I run a photography studio, and weíve documented over 1,000 weddings. Iíve had about 3 percent of all couples break up prior to the wedding.One of my favorite t...
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Tell Me About It: Readers discuss staying strong on a diet

While Iím away, readers give the advice.On dieting and resisting food pressure from others:Iíve found the most effective replies to be those that would be given convincingly by someone who was not a dieter and was merely trying politely to turn down ...
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Tell Me About It: Readers discuss widowed parents dating

While Iím away, readers give the advice.On a widowed parentís decision to date again ó or not to:I was 7 when my dad died. It was devastating to both Mom and me. When I was older, my mom talked to me about the possibility of her dating one day. Iíll ...
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Tell Me About It: Readers discuss how to talk about politics

While Iím away, readers give the advice.On not being swallowed up by the political chasms between us:My wife and I have strongly held political views, and many close family members and close friends do also. I donít shy away from discussing it and ve...
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Tell Me About It: Readers offer advice on human interaction

While Iím away, readers give the advice.On fielding 10000000 questions about twins:I have four kids under 5, including infant identical twin girls. Public commentary never ceases. Some days I donít want to run errands because I just donít want to ans...
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Tell Me About It: Readers advise on mental health and more

While Iím away, readers give the advice.On helping someone get help:Carolyn often writes about helping someone with depression find a therapist. I am now on four days, four hours of online research, nine fruitless phone calls, and 10 minutes on hold ...
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Top things to do this weekend: Corgi racing, Toy Story Land opens, meet Clyde Butcher

Top things to do this weekend: Corgi racing, Toy Story Land opens, meet Clyde Butcher

AND THEY’RE OFF: Corgi Racing at horse track Dozens of short-legged racers will take their marks Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs for Corgi Racing. The world’s cutest sport will take place after horse racing has finished for the day. The fund...
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5 things to do under $5: Nerdier Than Thou, Main Street Blast, eating contests, Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum

5 things to do under $5: Nerdier Than Thou, Main Street Blast, eating contests, Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum

1 Eating contests: Safety Harbor will be the place for big eaters Sunday. First thereís the Melons for Moolah at noon at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, where there will be an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for "Most Participants in a Wate...
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This weekís best concerts: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Culture Club, Donny and Marie, more

This weekís best concerts: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Culture Club, Donny and Marie, more

FUN TIMES? Thirty Seconds to MarsAll due respect to Heath Ledger, but Jared Leto might actually be the perfect Joker, since everything he does asks the question: Why so serious? So much of the Oscar-winning actorís output screams HEART with a capital...
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Plan your weekend: St. Pete Pride, Hall and Oates, Pixies, Logic, comics Jay Pharoah and Bobby Bones

Plan your weekend: St. Pete Pride, Hall and Oates, Pixies, Logic, comics Jay Pharoah and Bobby Bones

Rainbow connection Pride weekend: One of the largest Pride celebration in the Southeast happens this weekend in St. Petersburg, bringing a rainbow of activities. Things set off on Friday with the free SP2 Concert at North Straub Park, hosted by Coc...
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