Comics & Advice
Last week we looked at the basic elements of Stayman, which looks for a 4-4 major-suit fit. But suppose responder has a five-card major. How does he hunt for a 5-3 fit?
The best answer is to use transfers into the major suits. (Transfers into the minors are ...
You will have ample opportunities to make improvements in the year ahead. Things will take a while to gel, but don't lose heart -- rewards will come your way eventually.
I have worked in the field of education for more than 40 years, with the last 25 years serving in adult education, helping students complete their high school equivalency diploma.
Big changes are impending worldwide in this very important educational service. Starting in 2014, the cost ...
DEAR DOCTOR K:
I have polymyalgia rheumatica. My doctor has prescribed prednisone, but I'm worried about the long-term effects of this treatment. How long will I need to take it?
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I'm returning to work after a two-month absence. What was supposed to be maternity leave turned into a nightmare -- my son was stillborn and I suffered a number of serious complications from a very difficult delivery. ...
I took care of my husband for 10 years before his death from early-onset Alzheimer's. I am in a relationship now, and I'm finding that a widow's status is far different than that of a wife.
Not long ago, I was invited to a friend's daughter's ...
The possibility of a nice financial surplus for you and those you love during the year ahead looks unusually good. Your gains will not come from investments alone.
I'm having trouble dealing with my violent niece and nephew, 5 and 7. I have two children of my own a little older. We are a tight family that (mostly, despite this big issue) enjoys hanging out together quite often. It's common for the 5-year-old to ...
I am the mother of a 5-year-old daughter I'll call Mandy. Her father and I separated when she was 16 months old and now we are divorced. I am newly engaged to a wonderful man and very happy.
I have just learned that my ex is ...