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The Tomato Nation advice column addresses your questions on etiquette, grammar, romance, and pet misbehavior. Ask The Readers about books or fashion today!

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The Vine: December 12, 2014
December 12, 2014 – 10:57 AM | One Comment
The Vine: December 12, 2014

Two queries that readers might possibly be able to help with. I've been trying to remember the name of or anything more about a children's TV series I watched in the very late '70s/early '80s. …

The Vine: December 3, 2014
December 3, 2014 – 10:30 AM | 37 Comments
The Vine: December 3, 2014

When I was young I lived in a family where, at Christmas, the children each received a few somethings, and each adult received something nice and thoughtful.

The Vine: November 19, 2014
November 19, 2014 – 12:51 PM | 10 Comments
The Vine: November 19, 2014

I just wanted to check my thinking to see if I'm being a little bit crazy.

DC/10: The Power Of Vine
November 6, 2014 – 8:53 AM | 15 Comments
DC/10: The Power Of Vine

Let's Ask The Readers how we're doing!

The Vine: October 29, 2014
October 29, 2014 – 5:21 PM | 10 Comments
The Vine: October 29, 2014

Up until 18 months ago, I'd been living in Europe for 20 years, married to an EU dude.

The Vine: October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014 – 2:18 PM | 36 Comments
The Vine: October 22, 2014

To be blunt, I feel pretty stupid now, especially compared to college about a decade ago.

The Vine: October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 – 11:28 AM | 19 Comments
The Vine: October 15, 2014

Can anyone give me some recommendations for a good waterproof brown mascara?
My coloring makes black mascara look clownish on me, and many makeup companies seem to think only brunettes want mascara that isn't going …

The Vine: October 8, 2014
October 8, 2014 – 12:49 PM | 20 Comments
The Vine: October 8, 2014

I'm having trouble being a good friend, and could use some perspective on this whole mess.

The Vine: October 1, 2014
October 1, 2014 – 8:34 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: October 1, 2014

Okay, this may be too highly specific for The Vine, but Googling is totally failing me here.

The Vine: September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014 – 12:13 PM | 12 Comments
The Vine: September 24, 2014

I'm looking for advice and/or maybe links to websites with advice on how to negotiate writing my first book.