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The Vine: February 12, 2014
February 12, 2014 – 9:08 AM | 45 Comments
The Vine: February 12, 2014

I've been dating my boyfriend now for about three months.

The Vine: February 7, 2014
February 7, 2014 – 8:59 AM | 17 Comments
The Vine: February 7, 2014

I'm hoping someone out there has heard the expression "Boom Chicago" and can verify that a) I didn't dream it and b) it means what I think it means.?

The Vine: February 5, 2014
February 5, 2014 – 2:49 PM | 41 Comments
The Vine: February 5, 2014

Anxiety dreams. I have them.

The Vine: January 31, 2014
January 31, 2014 – 9:32 AM | 7 Comments
The Vine: January 31, 2014

This was back in the early '80s. I must have been around five when I found the book the first time.

The Vine: January 29, 2014
January 29, 2014 – 1:44 PM | 35 Comments
The Vine: January 29, 2014

I have a family-finances dilemma. My husband is…kind of a cheapskate (he gets it from his dad, who is a definite cheapskate, long story).

The Vine: January 24, 2014
January 24, 2014 – 12:24 PM | 7 Comments
The Vine: January 24, 2014

I'm trying to find a short story I read as a kid, maybe 30 years ago.

The Vine: January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014 – 11:33 AM | 7 Comments
The Vine: January 22, 2014

I just turned thirty. My uncle sends me a check in the mail on my birthday and Christmas, I promptly send him a thank-you note.

The Vine: January 17, 2014
January 17, 2014 – 9:28 AM | 4 Comments
The Vine: January 17, 2014

Does anyone have a source for refill tubes of Revlon ColorStay Overtime Glossy Topcoat?

The Vine: January 15, 2014
January 15, 2014 – 1:33 PM | 21 Comments
The Vine: January 15, 2014

For many years, I've hosted an annual party.

The Vine: January 10, 2014
January 10, 2014 – 1:48 PM | 38 Comments
The Vine: January 10, 2014

I unabashedly love The Vine. I like advice columns in general but nobody that I've found takes the time that you do to create a thoughtful, real answer. Most advice columns are just little paragraphs …