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Dear Annie: Mother-in-law longs for order

Dear Annie: I need advice on how to approach my son about the disorder in his house. He was raised in a very neat home. When he lived alone for several years, his house was immaculate. He’s now been married for four years. They have a 2-year-old and one on the way.
News >  Home and garden

5 steps to an organized dresser, according to the pros

When it comes to choosing organizing projects, the areas that scream chaos tend to get the most attention: Think junk drawers, closets and garages. But there are plenty of hidden pain points – such as your dresser – that also could use some love. Fishing through a tangle of clothes and random objects every time you need something can quickly turn into a major drag. With a little planning, though, you can restore order to these pits of despair.

A&E >  Books

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 24, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Circana BookScan © 2024 Circana. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2024, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Women: A Novel" by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's) Last week: 1 ...

Miss Manners: ‘Gift of the Magi’ goes to lunch

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I took a friend out for a nice lunch to thank her for supporting me through a hard time. At the restaurant, she looked through the entire menu and picked the least expensive dish.

Ask the doctors: COPD can develop to environmental hazards

Dear Doctors: I work in a big shop where we make custom furniture. My wife thinks it puts me at risk of COPD and insists I should use a mask. Is she right? I thought COPD was something that happens to smokers. Plus, wearing a mask isn’t very comfortable.
A&E >  TV

What to stream: Take trip through space, time to experience Sandler’s serious side

An upside to Adam Sandler’s long-standing business relationship with streaming behemoth Netflix is that it’s given the beloved funnyman room to experiment. Over the course of his deal with Netflix, he’s turned in several of his silly ensemble comedies with his best pals, shot in exotic locations, but the Sandman has increasingly turned to more diverse content across the board. Just last year, he premiered the animated feature “Leo,” and “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah,” starring his daughters Sunny and Sadie, and wife Jackie. But what’s more fascinating is when Sandler turns away from comedy entirely, embracing the more dramatic side of his performance range and working with surprising new filmmakers.

Miss Manners: Yacht club members acting like snobs

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband’s old boss and his wife invited us to join a local yacht club. Ever since we joined, the wife has been bubbling with snippy comments about my grooming and hairstyle, alluding to where I may have purchased my clothing, and making numerous misguided class-oriented statements.