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Bad bosses are bad for your health

One head chef had a bad habit of throwing knives around the kitchen, in the direction of people that made him angry. Another woman's boss told her coworker she couldn't take a personal day to bring her dog to the emergency vet "because dogs are replaceable." Yet another boss...

Date: 07/17/2015 | Business Wire


Some work advice on scents and sensibilities

Reader: I have a very awkward situation: My supervisor of two years smells. Though I’m not particularly sensitive to smells, I had to rush to the bathroom during a recent meeting because I became ill. All my colleagues notice it, and one also has become ill. Spraying body spray in...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Business columnists


You’re more likely to cheat if your spouse earns more

Why husbands and wives cheat is one of the most difficult, painful and unanswerable questions of society. But a new study suggests, if not a reason for infidelity, an important piece of context.It turns out, according to the study in this month's issue of the American...

Date: 06/07/2015 | Nation & World


As the parent, you’re the boss on content

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:Growing up, there were zero boundaries about what movies and TV I could watch — content or amount. This was really, really not good for me. I have created lots of boundaries around these things, but I...

Date: 05/24/2015 | Life


Optimism overrated in search for success

WASHINGTON — “Reach for the stars” is the sort of uplifting advice parents impart on their children, coaches pass along to their players and people all over the place repeat to themselves. And for good reason: A life outlook that, generally speaking, assumes the best, has many tangible benefits.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Business Wire


Raging boyfriend is the real question

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:I RSVP'd with my plus-1 for a wedding that is tomorrow. My live-in boyfriend stormed out last night in a fit of rage (not uncommon behavior for him, unfortunately), so now I am left to decide. Do I go alone? Do...

Date: 04/26/2015 | Life


Gift-receiving takes turn for the worse

While I'm away, readers give the advice.On being asked to return something given to you as a gift:Just about the time I got my first apartment, my parents were reclaiming my brother's room as a den (he had married at this point). My mother...

Date: 03/15/2015 | Life


Don’t make sibling feel left out

Dear Carolyn:

Date: 12/21/2014 | Life


Tom Magliozzi of 'Car Talk' won't write from the grave

BOSTON — "Car Talk" co-host Tom Magliozzi won't be dispensing automotive advice from the grave after all.

Date: 11/13/2014 | Nation & World


Woman impatient with divorced father

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Hi, Carolyn:

Date: 10/25/2014 | Life


Handcrafted gifts aren’t appreciated

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:Even though I have a great job where I earn more than I need, I still love to give handmade gifts with the considerable skills I have. One gift I particularly enjoy giving is a crocheted baby blanket. The...

Date: 10/11/2014 | Life


Mom finds 50 ways to ruin a grandchild

Dear Grandparenting: Here is what I am going to do to save my grandchildren before their lives are completely ruined. I am going to fire my daughter Louise as their parent and take over myself. She is not qualified for the job. I spent one week with Louise and my grandkids. That...

Date: 10/08/2014 | Life


Advice on breaking divorce news to parents

Adapted from a recent online discussion and continued from Monday.Hi, Carolyn!

Date: 08/19/2014 | Life


Potty training confounds today’s parents

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet training. A 3-year-old is afraid of the potty. A 26-month-old will only use the potty independently if he’s not...

Date: 08/18/2014 | Life


The power of ‘because I said so’

I absolutely love it when people begin to realize that the problems they’re having with a child are of their own making; when they begin to realize, in other words, that the child is not the problem — they are! All this time (however long that might be), they’ve been trying to correct the wrong...

Date: 08/04/2014 | Life




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