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 HaxDecember 7, 2022

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 EngDecember 7, 2022

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 FarhiDecember 7, 2022

Keke Palmer’s pregnancy offers hope to women with PCOS

“Never giving up”: Keke Palmer’s pregnancy inspires people with PCOS.

By Samantha CheryDecember 7, 2022

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 staffDecember 7, 2022

6 vegan recipes packed with protein and flavor

These delicious, super-satisfying meals are plant-based and protein-packed, making great dinner options whether you're vegan or not.

By Anna Luisa RodriguezDecember 7, 2022

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 HesseDecember 7, 2022

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 SheehanDecember 7, 2022

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 TerpakDecember 7, 2022

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 SulimanDecember 7, 2022

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 GibsonDecember 7, 2022

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 QuattlebaumDecember 7, 2022

What holiday gifts do we get for teachers and day-care workers?

Is cash appropriate? The answer is a resounding yes.

By Meghan LeahyDecember 7, 2022

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 HollandDecember 7, 2022

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 FreeDecember 7, 2022

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 MartinDecember 7, 2022

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 DickinsonDecember 7, 2022

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 HaxDecember 7, 2022

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 HeilDecember 6, 2022

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 EllisonDecember 6, 2022