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The Vine

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: June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014 – 3:04 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: June 4, 2014

Something happened to me today, I am so ashamed of myself, right now I don't know how I will ever forgive what I did.

The Vine: May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014 – 9:35 AM | 50 Comments
The Vine: May 28, 2014

I'm toying with the idea of moving across the country. I'm currently in Chicago. I've lived here all my life; I need a change. I want to go to Portland.

The Vine: May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014 – 8:40 AM | 6 Comments
The Vine: May 23, 2014

I love wearing beanies, but now summer is here and it's too hot to wear my wool ones.

The Vine: May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014 – 10:41 AM | 9 Comments
The Vine: May 14, 2014

I'm trying to help my mom find a slip to wear under a formal dress for my wedding this summer.

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.