I think my son’s date is ugly. Why am I such a jerk? Carolyn Hax readers give their advice.
Readers advise a parent wracked with shame for caring that son's new date is "just not at all pretty."By Carolyn Hax
TikTok’s singing vegan turns everyday cooking into a musical
TikTok creator Gabrielle Reyes sings original tunes while cooking up vegan food inspired by her Haitan-Puerto Rican upbringing.By Jess Eng
Pat Collins, ‘beat poet’ of local news, will retire after 49 years
Collins will end his run at Washington station NBC4 after 36 years there, including the time he wore a grape costume.By Paul Farhi
Keke Palmer’s pregnancy offers hope to women with PCOS
“Never giving up”: Keke Palmer’s pregnancy inspires people with PCOS.By Samantha Chery
Doug Wong, Washington Post news desk editor, dies at 58
He worked a high-pressure job involving breaking news and, in his spare time, was an amateur nature photographer specializing in flowers and birds.By Washington Post staff
What in the name of Trump was the Herschel Walker campaign?
The former president’s man in Georgia was political nonsense personified. And he didn’t lose by much.By Monica Hesse
Swirled brownies make a simple dessert even better
A fudgy brownie recipe is modified slightly with leavening to achieve an ideal texture for swirling.By Jessie Sheehan
Ask Jules: My friend is mad at me for not liking her tweets
A friendship blows up after one friend asks the other why they aren't engaging with her posts on social media.By Jules Terpak
Margaret Atwood, Stephen King rally around new author after no-shows at signing
“We’ve all been there,” best-selling novelists told debut author Chelsea Banning after her book signing attracted only two people.By Adela Suliman
They brought their sick baby to the hospital. Three days later, the state took their kids away.
After a months-long ordeal, Josh Sabey and Sarah Perkins are fighting for changes in the way cases like theirs are handled.By Caitlin Gibson
Newbery winner offers 5 favorite kids’ books of 2022
Donna Barbra Higuera, author of “The Last Cuentista,” picks adventure, fantasy and books that made her cry this year.By Mary Quattlebaum
What holiday gifts do we get for teachers and day-care workers?
Is cash appropriate? The answer is a resounding yes.By Meghan Leahy
What to know before bringing a dog home to an apartment
A dog can be perfectly happy in an apartment as long as you're prepared. Here's advice from veterinarians, trainers and other experts.By Hannah Holland
A bus driver helped a child read. Now he tutors kids for free between routes.
"All these kids were going to the teacher asking, ‘Can I read with Mr. Herman?’” said Herman Cruse.By Cathy Free
Miss Manners: Can I tell visiting relatives they’re in the way?
Reader’s family is constantly on the go and when relatives visit from out of town they often get in the way.By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina Martin
Ask Amy: My fiance’s family has barely acknowledged our engagement
A reader is worried about awkwardness involving their fiance’s family in wedding plans since they do not seem enthusiastic about the engagement.By Amy Dickinson
Carolyn Hax: Mom thinks her profane adult kids sound ‘crass, or dull’
A mom wonders whether she can do anything to curb her three adult children’s swearing habits.By Carolyn Hax
What’s a TGI Friday’s ‘Mozzarella Sticks Snack’ with no mozz? A lawsuit.
A judge is allowing a lawsuit to move forward by an Illinois woman who said she was misled by TGI Friday’s-branded "Mozzarella Sticks Snacks," which contain only cheddar.By Emily Heil
Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes and the high-wire act of co-anchor chemistry
Networks spend millions trying to conjure the kind of energy Robach and Holmes brought to ‘GMA3.’ But their relationship threatened a delicate balance.By Emily Yahr and Sarah Ellison