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Special socks for sensitive feet

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Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have a lifelong problem that just keeps getting worse: tender, tender skin. Any little nub, knot, seam impediment, label, sequin backing, etc. All are an issue. The major problem prompting this question is the toe on my socks.

Kim Kardashian launches new skincare line

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It’s hard to keep up with Kim Kardashian’s beauty regimen, but she’s trying to make it more accessible.

Ex-Etiquette: Too flirty with his ex?

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Q. My wife and I have been married for 6 months. I’m very close to my ex — she’s the mother of our three children and the kids go back and forth between our homes. My wife was going through my phone and found some texts with my ex that she thought were too flirty and went ballistic. She said I’m too close to my ex and now really hates whenever I talk to her. It makes it very difficult to co-parent. What’s good ex-etiquette?

Clothing can communicate thunderous message

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MINNEAPOLIS — Pairing pumps with a monochromatic trouser suit was once regarded by many as the standard uniform for women in power.

Books you might want to read this summer

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Look, this summer, read whatever you want.

One woman’s DIY drought-tolerant oasis

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LOS ANGELES — Long before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency and ordered outdoor watering limited to one day a week, Sarah Lariviere, an avid gardener, was thinking about ways to conserve water.

‘We are changing lives’

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Dagmar Kilp was doing a math review with her fifth-grade class preparing them for annual state exams. She was trying to make it engaging for students with an “amazing math race,” but she was also feeling worn down.

Living with Children: Easy chores for youngsters

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Q: In certain of your books as well as your newspaper column, you have written that children as young as 3 should be doing daily chores around the home. Exactly what chores are reasonable for that age child?

Four generations: Spencer family

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Four generations of the Spencer family were recently together for Memorial Day. Included are Dan Spencer (first generation), Chad Spencer (second generation), Clint and Casey Spencer (third generation) and Waelyn Spencer (fourth generation).

Best Bites: Oh Snap! Dilly Bites

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There is nothing super special about these pickles themselves. They taste like a good dill pickle chip. What is special is the packaging. They are fresh-packed in an easy-to-open pouch, so they stay super crunchy. And they are packed with no brine (though there is a touch of liquid at the bottom), so they are perfect for on-the-go snacking. Best of all: They are vegetables your kids will eat and at only 15 calories a pack, you may make them your go-to snack, too.