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Light, small, compact pick up truck

N. G. asks from West Boxford

I’m about to retire in a year and will need a new/used car. If anyone has an opinion on my buying a small pickup truck rather than a sedan or SUV, please let me know. My love is yard sales and thrift store shopping and often I need a larger car for my stash. ...

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Could really use advice

M. T. asks from Oregon

I’ve been with my boyfriend for 8 months. I’m currently 10 weeks pregnant. I realized he had an alcohol problem half way in. I could never understand why he would get so angry over little things. It was like a completely different person. He’s thrown hangers, c...

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4th grader says the light is too bright in classroom, makes him tired

M. T. asks from Saint Paul

Hi, my son starting 4th grade this fall says that the light is too bright in his classroom and it makes him too tired to look at the whiteboard for too long. He says it's better when he was in a classroom with a blackboard, but multiple classes in a row using whiteboard...

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Strange Pregnancy Question answers needed?

V. K. asks from Illinois City

I had my last period February 26th. I left for basic March 4th and ended up stopping my birth control pills to get on the Nexplanon april 3rd I think. I got out of basic due to an injury on June 12. And i had protected sex the end of June. Condom and my nexplanon. Then e...

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Help for increased eye wrinkles after illness?

R. J. asks from Palm Harbor

Recently I was sick for WEEKS after a severe sinus infection and bronchitis. About two weeks in I noticed an increase in the wrinkles under my eyes as well as "bags". I'm definitely not a vain person, but it's really bothering me. I started using a Rodan and Fields eye...

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Should I cancel my sons first birthday party?

M. B. asks from Columbus

he’s been to the doctor and the doctor said it may be his teeth or a viral bug. He has thrown up the last couple days but has no fever. We have friends with older kids coming but they will mostly be outside playing. What should I do? It’s supposed to be tomorrow.

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Acupuncture for Kids?

Let me just start by answering my own question…a resounding YES! Acupuncture for children has a long, rich history beginning in China and (insert excited emoji here), it’s gaining popularity in the States!… More

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette, Sticky situation from previous question

s. L. asks from Arvada

See my last question for more details on the continuing saga of my husband's niece and her fiance. Anyway, my dd was left out of the wedding party for her cousin's wedding but just today, we received an invitation to the rehearsal dinner....none of us are in the wedding...

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The Lessons I Learned from Childhood Help Me Promote Civil Rights As an Adult

by Robbin Miller

I recently published my first chapter book for children, A Girl’s Dream to Play Little League Baseball with Boys The themes of my memoir are grit, persistence, and tenacity in achieving your goals despite the boos, jeers, and name calling that can happen to you on your life’s journey. I overcame those obstacles by believing I was doing the right thing in playing little league with boys when it was the first year that girls were legally allowed to play: 1975. I thank my parents and my brother for being my greatest cheerleaders in seeing me cross the sidelines to play little league with boys…. More

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What is ADHD?

“ADHD, the energy to do anything. The focus to accomplish nothing.”

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic medical condition which often begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. It is thought to affect 3–9% of school-age children and young people and about 2% of adults worldwide…. More

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Present for mother's 80th

J. g. asks from Chicago

My mom is turning 80 in August. We had wanted to throw her a party but she decided she just wanted something small at her house. My folks are in good health (save for being a little more forgetful and annoying.) She's been on me for years to bring the kids to Florida ...

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Does my daughter need a helmet for long bike rides?

B. T. asks from Arlington Heights

I relatively new mom, 21 years of age, and I have a 6 year old daughter. My daughter learned how to ride a bike last year and she stopped wearing a helmet this year. I’m wondering if she needs a helmet on long bike rides? She doesn’t need one when she is riding her b...

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Can tippytoe walking cause issues?

S. M. asks from Chicago

My 9 year old daughter almost exclusively walks on her tiptoes when she’s barefoot. I don’t think it’s causing a problem now per se but don’t want issues in the future. I will bring it up at her next doctor’s appointment but just thought I’d throw it out here...

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How to fire nanny because of language barrier?

C. E. asks from Deerfield

I hired our nanny about 5 months ago and am struggling with how to let her go. She speaks Spanish and very little to no English at all. I knew that she didn’t speak English well when I hired her but she said she was eager to learn and wanted to nanny in an English spea...

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Kitchen remodel derailed by bad appraisal

S. M. asks from Chicago

***ADDITIONAL INFO BELOW*** My husband and I decided to finally remodel our outdated kitchen. Our plan was to do a total kitchen remodel which is very pricey so we applied for a loan. Prior to applying for the loan my sister-in-law (who is a realtor) did a market ana...

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Moisturizer or Not for teen acne??

N. R. asks from Chicago

My teenager has mild to moderate acne. Top rated dermatologists had lengthy wait lists so friends recommended we go to our pediatrician. Peds office says they are well-versed dealing with this, as I'm sure they are. But, our doc (after recommending OTC Clearasil and Diff...