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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: May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014 – 8:03 AM | 11 Comments
The Vine: May 9, 2014

I am asking for the readers to help me remember the name of a cooking show that I watched years ago.

The Vine: May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014 – 4:20 PM | 29 Comments
The Vine: May 7, 2014

I have a question for your readers about jewellery inheritance.

The Vine: April 30, 2014
April 30, 2014 – 5:11 PM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 30, 2014

After watching the team Olympic figure-skating competition, I was reminded of a YA book that I read in the mid-late '90s.

The Vine: April 25, 2014
April 25, 2014 – 8:40 AM | 9 Comments
The Vine: April 25, 2014

About 15 years ago I picked up a book of seven or so short stories in my local bookstore. The stories were written by a young woman — I think this was her first published …

The Vine: April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 – 1:54 PM | 14 Comments
The Vine: April 23, 2014

I come from a large and (I thought) close family of six girls and one boy.

The Vine: April 18, 2014
April 18, 2014 – 3:17 PM | 24 Comments
The Vine: April 18, 2014

I've just finished losing a considerable amount of weight, and for the first time in my adult life I want to own a bikini.

The Vine: April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 – 12:33 PM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 16, 2014

I have a new roommate who brought a cat with him and she is now the apple of my eye, the stars, the moon, the assumed owner of our apartment.

The Vine: April 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 – 9:47 AM | 8 Comments
The Vine: April 11, 2014

Cat-owning home office folk, help!

The Vine: April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014 – 3:02 PM | 16 Comments
The Vine: April 9, 2014

I'm trying to find the name of a movie I saw as a kid and Vine readers are usually able to figure out anything. This has stumped my Facebook friends and my Google skills, including …

The Vine: March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 – 2:16 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: March 26, 2014

My ex-husband and I have been divorced for 12 years, and I have custody of our 13-year-old son.
I am remarried, and my son visits his father somewhat irregularly, but often enough that they have …