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Strong holiday hiring expected this year

Strong holiday hiring expected this year

Could reach pre-recession levels, says a report released Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

As summer eases into the school year — and into a new season of birthdays, class parties and holiday gatherings — now's a good time to make a few eye-catching pinatas.

September 10, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

This photo provided by CONFETTISYSTEM shows a diamond limon pinata. There's a hinged door for you to add additional treats/favors. Modern pinatas can be sleek and geometrical for grown-up gatherings, adding pizazz to holidays. (AP Photo/CONFETTISYSTEM)

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Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

This photo provided by CONFETTISYSTEM shows pinatas. CONFETTISYSTEM transforms simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that are filled with handcut confetti. There's a hinged door for you to add additional treats/favors to a pinata too. (AP Photo/C…

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Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

Crafts: a fresh take on pinatas

This photo provided by CONFETTISYSTEM shows quartz cantaloupe pinata. CONFETTISYSTEM transforms simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that are filled with handcut confetti. Modern pinatas can be sleek and geometrical for grown-up gatherings, addi…

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Carolyn Hax: Wedding excludes kids

Make non-invitation an chance for kids to see how adults handle touchy situations.

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This week on TV

This week on TV

A week of fireworks, zombies and things British on television.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 8: June does this to my inbox

Dear Carolyn: I would like to invite one of my good college friends to be in my wedding party. He and I live relatively far apart but have, over the years, traveled together and gotten together whenever we've been in the same city. We last saw each other about nine months ago, but alumni gro…

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A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Hispanic bakery that changed my understanding of what a delicious pudding could be.

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Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we tend to just cobble together a what-have-you assortment of…

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A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

A quick, easy coconut pudding perfect for Easter

The clean yet rich flavors of tembleque made it a perfect finish to an Easter dinner.

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Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve

This March 10, 2014 photo shows butter-spiced skillet peas in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 7

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

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Boyfriend won't stop contact with unstable ex

Is it controlling of me to want, but not insist, that my boyfriend of one year cease contact with his ex?

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Valentine's meal that's sweet even before dessert

Why wait for dessert to give your Valentine’s Day dinner a sweet touch? We’ve created a delicious savory dinner that has a sweet side thanks to a touch of honey.

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For Super Bowl party, a seriously intense meatball

Supposedly, we all have our dirty little food secrets, those crazy things we’re embarrassed to admit we love. But the truth is, I don’t consider any of my loves to be secrets. If I love something, I am proud to eat it, no matter how trashy or elegant it is. If I was ashamed to eat it, I woul…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 19

Hi, Carolyn:When I was married four years ago, a shocking number of people did not understand the etiquette of being invited to a formal event. Now I am planning a smaller party to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary, and I need a way to communicate information — such as "only the person…

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Dear Abby for Dec. 20

Dear Abby for Dec. 20

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my wife for a year and a half, and we have an infant child. I work while my wife stays home. My problem is she doesn’t like me playing sports and hanging out with friends.

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Dear Abby for Dec. 19

Dear Abby for Dec. 19

DEAR ABBY: I married “Larry” five years ago, and he is good to me. I have two beautiful grandchildren who are my daughter’s. If I don’t see them once a week I miss them. (They are 2½ and 16 months old.) Larry doesn’t miss the babies or want to see them once a week. Sometimes when they come t…

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Easy eats for fuss-free holiday entertaining

Fantasizing about throwing a big holiday bash but fearful you’ll spend the whole party — or worse, the whole week — in the kitchen prepping? We’ve got you covered.

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