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Off The MarkleyIt should come as no surprise that as a happy proponent of vulgarity, I don’t think there’s much point in TV, radio, newspapers and other media censoring language. Let’s focus on a specific case: the word to which my parents referred...
ReutersJun 17 (TheWrap.com) - (Spoiler warning: Don't read this if you don't want to know what happened on Sunday's "Mad Men" episode, "The Quality of Mercy.") "Mad Men" enigma Bob Benson has tried to be all things to all people -- and in the process has become...
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Whom can you trust for money advice? It's a fundamental yet complicated question that's getting attention recently with publication of a controversial new book, "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry." Author Helaine...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long-term-care insurance has always been an expensive product, but now it is getting a lot pricier - especially for single women who may most need help in old age. Providers are raising rates for old policies and new ones - by as...
Dear Miss Manners: I have a fascination with cultures and religions that are not my own. I know it is rude to pester people about this, so I usually find answers to my questions online or in books. However, a somewhat close friend of mine shared a mutual...
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Some of you may recognize me from my SpaceManAndy advice column in City That Breeds. Well, I've decided to focus my efforts here, on the LGBT community. As a gay man living in Baltimore, I'm here to answer any and every question you can throw at me....
The Hartford CourantThe doorbell of the apartment in a modest brick building in a quiet residential neighborhood in Washington Heights rings like Big Ben announcing the queen. "Come in, come in," says the chirpy, accented voice of Ruth Westheimer, known more popularly as...
If you grew up in the '70s and '80s, you remember Dr. Ruth Westheimer: the fast-talking, ever-smiling, diminutive sex therapist with the heavy accent, whose frank shop-talk about what goes on under the covers satisfied scores of television viewers....
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Don't look now, but interest rates have started to rise. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage, now at 3.9 percent, bottomed out at 3.5 percent in December 2012, according to Bankrate.com. Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds, at 2.15...
A notable example of how Americans fall through the cracks in census data-gathering caught my eye recently. It appeared on the black-oriented TheRoot.com website under this intriguing headline: "I found one drop; can I be black now?" The "one drop" is a...
The Hartford CourantThe first thing actress Debra Jo Rupp wants you to know is that her new role in a solo show about Dr. Ruth is not about sex. Well, not all of it anyway. But it's hard not to deal with the subject, especially given the playful title: "Dr. Ruth, All the...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pension funds - those old guaranteed-benefit retirement plans your grandma might have told you about - outperform those in 401(k) plans year after year, according to new research from consulting company Towers Watson. In 2011,...
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