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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: December 20, 2013
December 20, 2013 – 10:54 AM | 15 Comments
The Vine: December 20, 2013

Readers! Sarah here. I need help with boot-stretching.

The Vine: December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 – 8:46 AM | 2 Comments
The Vine: December 18, 2013

There's a short story I read a few years ago that I cannot get out of my head. It was beautiful and haunting and stuck with me.

The Vine: December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 – 8:58 AM | 18 Comments
The Vine: December 13, 2013

I'm hoping the Nation can help me with a jewelry search.

The Vine: December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 – 8:47 AM | 22 Comments
The Vine: December 11, 2013

I am wondering if the Nation could help me out. My father loves a traditional fruitcake and I want to make one for him this holiday season.

The Vine: December 6, 2013
December 6, 2013 – 3:36 PM | 7 Comments
The Vine: December 6, 2013

Help! I've been searching desperately for a few years to find an old diffuser fragrance that was sold at Pier 1 Imports.

The Vine: December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013 – 10:36 AM | 10 Comments
The Vine: December 4, 2013

Welcome back to the Happy Hellidays iteration of The Vine — it's all Ask The Readers and holiday etiquette from now 'til New Year's.

The Vine: November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013 – 3:31 PM | 27 Comments
The Vine: November 20, 2013

My older brother is an alcoholic. He's following in a long family tradition (my dad, both paternal grandparents, a couple of cousins, etc.).

The Vine: November 13, 2013
November 13, 2013 – 3:00 PM | 19 Comments
The Vine: November 13, 2013

I'm a few months into a new job — same basic position (executive assistant) but new industry (financial) — and in need of perspective and advice from you and the TN hive-mind.

The Vine: November 8, 2013
November 8, 2013 – 1:52 PM | 14 Comments
The Vine: November 8, 2013

I'm looking for a rather specific book recommendation, and I'm not sure quite where to go with it — I'll mention that I live in Asia and have no problem getting Amazon to deliver to …

The Vine: November 6, 2013
November 6, 2013 – 3:37 PM | 8 Comments
The Vine: November 6, 2013

There is a book that has haunted me on and off for a couple years now.