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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: March 21, 2014
March 21, 2014 – 10:24 AM | 29 Comments
The Vine: March 21, 2014

My friends and I recall a certain scene opening from a book, but can't remember which book. It's kinda driving us crazy.

The Vine: March 19, 2014
March 19, 2014 – 10:03 AM | 6 Comments
The Vine: March 19, 2014

I have an old friend who is having some pretty serious mental health problems. We were close in the K-12 years and have drifted apart over the last decade-plus, but we still keep in touch.

The Vine: March 14, 2014
March 14, 2014 – 2:39 PM | 29 Comments
The Vine: March 14, 2014

My mom has cancer. She's doing all right, and responding to the treatment, and feeling okay, and all; this isn't a cancer question.

The Vine: March 7, 2014
March 7, 2014 – 8:38 AM | 7 Comments
The Vine: March 7, 2014

I hope that the good Nation will be able to help me find a book I loved as a kid. I'm pretty sure the book was something I ordered through a Scholastic catalog in the …

The Vine: March 5, 2014
March 5, 2014 – 12:31 PM | 40 Comments
The Vine: March 5, 2014

I'm going to be a groomslady in my childhood friend D's wedding to M. I love M and am thrilled for them, so that's not the issue.

The Vine: February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014 – 10:22 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: February 28, 2014

I have something I've been researching for ages, and I'm hoping that you, as a devoted baseball fan, can help me.

The Vine: February 26, 2014
February 26, 2014 – 2:01 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: February 26, 2014

My boyfriend is having some ongoing employment problems and I hope you can help me with how to deal with them because I feel like I'm really struggling.

The Vine: February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014 – 9:27 AM | 51 Comments
The Vine: February 21, 2014

I'm a recently divorced (boo/yay) gal in her early thirties looking for some good reads to help me keep believing in the magic of love.

The Vine: February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014 – 2:40 PM | 16 Comments
The Vine: February 19, 2014

A few years ago, my life went off the rails in a pretty spectacular fashion.

The Vine: February 14, 2014
February 14, 2014 – 8:45 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: February 14, 2014

I've been buying my shoes in size 6.5 or 7, medium width my whole life (and I have a few gray hairs at this point, so we're talking a few decades).