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Problem Solved: My Vrbo stay was canceled and they kept my money, too

Problem Solved: My Vrbo stay was canceled and they kept my money, too

This rental agreement was complicated, but I should have received at least a partial refund.
ASK AMY: HOA president can’t calm down callers

ASK AMY: HOA president can’t calm down callers

Dear Amy: I’m president of my home owners association, and generally enjoy the job in our 282-unit community. I’ve noticed that ever since our area went on shelter-in-place, I’ve received several

Swipe This! I can’t focus in quarantine

Can you perform at a normal level of productivity in abnormal times? The post Swipe This! I can’t focus in quarantine appeared first on The Daily Dot.
ASK AMY: Friend’s tolerance is tested by tardiness

ASK AMY: Friend’s tolerance is tested by tardiness

Dear Amy: I moved to a new city about a year ago. I’ve made one really great friend here, but there’s a hitch: our incongruous approaches to timeliness. “Sam” has been, without fail, late to
Auntie Unfiltered: My Mother-In-Law Won't Eat My Cooking

Auntie Unfiltered: My Mother-In-Law Won't Eat My Cooking

I am not now nor have I ever been married. It just never happened. Read more...
Freakonomics interviews Kevin Kelly about his "68 bits of unsolicited advice"

Freakonomics interviews Kevin Kelly about his "68 bits of unsolicited advice"

When my friend and Cool Tools partner Kevin Kelly turned 68 a few weeks ago, he posted an essay to his website titled "68 bit of unsolicited advice." (I posted it to Boing Boing.) Kevin's advice
ASK AMY: ‘Larry David type’ curbs wife’s enthusiasm

ASK AMY: ‘Larry David type’ curbs wife’s enthusiasm

Dear Amy: I have been happily married for over 20 years. I love my wife and our son and daughter. My wife and I are on the same page on most things — except for one big one: She wants to establish
Ask Amy: I want out of our California bubble, but my wife says no

Ask Amy: I want out of our California bubble, but my wife says no

Do I have to give up my dream because of her mom and our kids?
Harriette Cole: I overheard what he asked my teenage daughter

Harriette Cole: I overheard what he asked my teenage daughter

His request can only lead to embarrassment -- or worse.
Miss Manners: I waved and kept walking. Was that rude?

Miss Manners: I waved and kept walking. Was that rude?

You need a wristwatch (it can be imaginary) and the appropriate face.
Larry Magid: Avoiding negativity in social media and TV

Larry Magid: Avoiding negativity in social media and TV

How to dial back on the barrage of bad news that's pummeling us these days.
ASK AMY: Grandparents risk heath to see grandson

ASK AMY: Grandparents risk heath to see grandson

Dear Amy: My wife and I have been self-isolating and practising social distancing. We both really miss our three-year-old grandson. I am 71 and in relatively good health, although I do have a couple
Ask Amy: My younger wife resents my common-sense rules

Ask Amy: My younger wife resents my common-sense rules

I suggested she move out for a while to keep me safe, but she's still here and she's irritated.
Harriette Cole: Why won’t they invite me to their online parties?

Harriette Cole: Why won’t they invite me to their online parties?

Plus: I don't want to be a party pooper, but I can't imagine they'll avoid touching.
Miss Manners: This germ-spreading kid’s parents did nothing

Miss Manners: This germ-spreading kid’s parents did nothing

Plus: How long can I put off accepting a job offer?
I Miss the Gym

I Miss the Gym

Time for your weekly edition of Drew Magary's Funbag. Today, we're talking about annexing other countries, braces, sex, eating pasta barehanded, and more.
ASK AMY: Health precludes partying during pandemic

ASK AMY: Health precludes partying during pandemic

Dear Amy: My fiance has asthma. I have reoccurring bronchitis, due to complications from emergency lung surgery. We are both in our late-20s. Because of those pre-existing conditions, we have been
Ask Amy: My neighbor’s invitation was nuts, but of course I can’t say that

Ask Amy: My neighbor’s invitation was nuts, but of course I can’t say that

Plus: How can I make them stop partying in our shared space? My fiance says not to call the cops.
Harriette Cole: I walked in on my daughter and saw sex on her screen

Harriette Cole: I walked in on my daughter and saw sex on her screen

These R-rated shows are inappropriate, but she says they're all like that.
Miss Manners: I’m hurt that the bride turned down my gift

Miss Manners: I’m hurt that the bride turned down my gift

Plus: She's behaving unwisely. How pushy can I be?