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Feb 20, 2006 Immigrants' Homeland Burials Shrouded With Costs

QUOTE: Immigrants may follow dreams, ambitions and love to the States, but death often summons them home. Their return can be no less difficult and expensive, as a majority of the new immigrant dead are young and working-class, and few carry life insurance.

Washington Post
Feb 19, 2006 The Crass Picture Show

QUOTE: And today's moviegoers consider their films to be interactive. They talk, they shout, they make and take telephone calls, they get up and move around. They eat and drink noisily. They allow their children free range. They offer a running critique. They pick fights with one another. They take up more than their share of seats, putting up their feet, tossing their coats and sprawling over the arm rests. They vilify anyone who attempts to quiet them.

Washington Post
Feb 05, 2006 Monsters Inc.

QUOTE: It does not seem to have occurred to management that people have various habits and quirks that become annoying to those who spend significant time in their vicinity...This does not make for a pleasant workforce.

Washington Post
Jan 22, 2006 Home Economics

QUOTE: Hoping to furnish one's quarters on other people's budgets is not a proper reason for giving a housewarming party.

Washington Post
Jan 10, 2006 A Tale of Two Goof-Off Employees

QUOTE: the Physical Slacker doesn't do what he or she promises to...negatively impacting your output. That's not fair to you. It's materially getting in your way. You have to act.

Dec 28, 2005 In the Name Of the Father

QUOTE: You share a surname with her children; don't you think that you should consider what the assumption that you are their mother has been doing to her feelings?

Washington Post
Dec 07, 2005 Bridesmaid Revisited

QUOTE: I do not want to support a marriage that I know will not go well. How do I tell my friends that I don't want to be part of the ceremonies, because I don't support their union?

Washington Post
Nov 30, 2005 A Prying Shame

QUOTE: My partner is a very successful businessman and we attend numerous social events that his firm sponsors. Several times, well-meaning acquaintances and colleagues have loudly asked us when we are getting married, isn't it time, etc. I believe they mean to be "helping" me by putting pressure on him to "do the right thing." This is mortifying for me and embarrassing for my friend.

Washington Post
Nov 27, 2005 The Soft Cell

QUOTE: Until passengers realize that these generally understood conventions also apply to cellular telephones...Miss Manners is afraid that airlines will have to be the enforcers of etiquette.

Washington Post
Nov 20, 2005 Thanks for Cleaning Up

QUOTE: at Thanksgiving, there is a feeling that cleanup should be cooperative. And everyone has an idea about who should do it...

Washington Post
Oct 11, 2005 Higher gas prices hit rural Americans hard

QUOTE: The fraction spent on gasoline in rural households is 50 percent larger than the one in urban households. So when gas prices rise, few are hit harder than the 7.5 million Americans living in rural poverty.

Christian Science Monitor
Oct 05, 2005 Fathers are on the march ... to school: A new initiative is encouraging minority fathers across the United States to become more involved in their children's education.

QUOTE: "If a man goes in with the child's mother, all the conversation is directed at the mother," Mr. Jackson says. "Black men feel as though they're being marginalized, and so a large part of their response is to withdraw.... We're working overtime to try to break down those barriers - to let men know how important they are and then to get schools to welcome them."

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 30, 2005 Schwarzenegger Vetoes Bill Allowing Same-Sex Marriage:California Voters' 2000 Decision Cited

QUOTE: The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, which squeaked through the legislature along strict party lines, would have recast the state's legal definition of marriage as a union between two people rather than between a man and a woman.

Washington Post
Sep 25, 2005 How to Split Costs With Roommates

QUOTE: The easiest way to avoid money spats down the road is to resolve potential conflicts before you move in...The issue of shared costs needs to be worked out ahead of time...

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Sep 01, 2005 Stealing Home (Scam Alert)

QUOTE: One in 25 U.S. homeowners faces foreclosure each year. Tens of thousands are duped by predatory "rescue" lenders who promise 11th-hour help but instead trick their way into taking ownership of the properties.

Aug 20, 2005 A Little-Known Reprieve From Providing Care

QUOTE: A little-known step between senior centers and nursing homes, these small adult day programs are thought to help about 150,000 Americans receive social, intellectual and physical stimulation while living at home.

New York Times
Jul 08, 2005 Get more years from your mattress

QUOTE: Congratulations! You've bought the mattress of your dreams. Now, to keep your investment as sound as your sleep, follow these 10 simple steps.
Jul 07, 2005 Sex and Significance: How the Heritage Foundation cooked the books on virginity.

QUOTE: No matter which paper you look at, the difference in tested STD rates between pledgers and nonpledgers fails the test of statistical significance.

Jul 07, 2005 Who's Your Daddy?: How to handle questionable paternity.

QUOTE: I recently began a committed relationship with a man who has been a good friend for a long time. The problem is that he may have a baby on the way. He had a short-lived fling (before me), and the woman ended up pregnant. Since they were not in a committed relationship, he is unsure if it is his.

Jun 30, 2005 Straight Girls With a Queer Eye

QUOTE: Why smart, beautiful, creative women marry men who are gay. Attending a wedding is not a statement that you believe the couple will live happily ever after; it is to celebrate what the couple is feeling now.

Jun 17, 2005 Divorce courts shift toward less liberal alimony awards for women (Sun-Sentinel)

QUOTE: Is there such a thing as fairness in love and alimony? The Mommy Wars are being played out in divorce court.Polling its members recently, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts found a steady trend toward lower alimony payments, also known as maintenance awards.

Jun 17, 2005 Denver's pit bull ban roils owners

QUOTE: "Across the country, serious or fatal attacks by pit bulls continue to generate public concern. The issue is raising basic questions about the balance between public safety and owners' rights and whether the problem lies with the breed or their handlers."

Christian Science Monitor
Jun 12, 2005 Ethical Hacking?

QUOTE: "I do agree: you have an obligation to protect the privacy of your customer. Had she wished to let her parents read her journal, she could have told them her password when she was alive or made provisions for disclosing it upon her death -- leaving instructions with friends or in her will, for example."

New York Times
Jun 11, 2005 An Expiration Date on a Child Seat? Huh?

QUOTE: "The expiration, she said, had something to do with the plastic disintegrating. It sounded to me like a ploy by manufacturers to persuade anxious parents to unnecessarily buy a new seat. But who wants to play with the lives of their children?"

New York Times
Jun 05, 2005 Pay (or Not) as You Go

QUOTE: ...there are hidden costs to relationships when one person will never consent to be treated. The surface issue of who pays covers a powerful subtext having to do with status, control, independence and connectedness.

Washington Post
Jun 05, 2005 Not Just a Family Matter: Some of Us Teens Would Be Lost Without Sex Ed

QUOTE: That's why we need sex ed. I've thought about this a lot lately as a sex-ed controversy played out here in Montgomery County, where some parents succeeded in blocking a new curriculum that included a video using a cucumber to demonstrate how to put on a condom, as well as discussion of homosexuality and bisexuality.

Washington Post
Jun 05, 2005 It's All Relative

QUOTE: Why would Felt come forward now, after more than 30 years of tight-lipped silence? Was it because his family discovered his secret and pressured him to reveal himself? Just how willing a participant in the decision to go public was a man whose "health and mental acuity" are described by Vanity Fair as being in decline?

Washington Post
May 27, 2005 New York Women In Line to Get Restroom Relief

QUOTE: New York City...council this week unanimously passed legislation -- dubbed Potty Parity by New York's ever-vivid tabloids -- that establishes a 2-to-1 ratio for women's restrooms in new public venues including, bars, restaurants and concert halls.

Washington Post
Apr 19, 2005 The legalities of living together

QUOTE: The widely-held belief that states consider a couple married after seven years together is pure baloney...After all, the financial consequences for a misunderstanding can be severe.
Apr 01, 2005 Keeping Online Daters Honest

QUOTE: "TrueDater, not to be confused with, is a database of reviews written by people who met through online personals. It's like, only instead of books, you're reviewing people. More specifically, you are reviewing their ability to represent themselves online."

Mar 17, 2005 10 Things Your Funeral Director Won't Tell You

QUOTE: Funeral directors know many customers don't shop around, and they charge accordingly.

Smart Money
Jan 11, 2005 Gay-Adoption Ban In Florida to Stand: Justices Decline to Hear Challenge

QUOTE: The Supreme Court announced... it would not hear a challenge to Florida's unique-in-the-nation ban on adoptions by gays, sidestepping a case that could have thrust the court into a bitter culture war.

Dec 19, 2004 Re-Gifting, Without Guilt

QUOTE: I'm in the prudent camp. Despite what some may think, re-gifting isn't (or shouldn't be) miserly. We all get gifts that aren't suited to our taste but are still perfectly nice items for somebody else.

Washington Post
Nov 24, 2004 Storage Unit As Shelter Not Unique, Workers Say: Girls Found in Md. Shed Spotlight Housing Woes

QUOTE: ...advocates for the homeless in Southern Maryland and other parts of the region said that, increasingly, families have been driven to find makeshift shelter -- in sheds...Housing prices have risen so quickly...that people are driven to find shelter in all sorts of places.

Washington Post
Nov 19, 2004 Battered Wife Wins Suit Against Md. Matchmaker: Company Didn't Screen Clients Properly or Help When She Reported Abuse, Ukrainian Alleged

QUOTE: A federal jury in Baltimore awarded her...yesterday, returning a highly unusual verdict against the Internet matchmaking agency...for failing to screen its male clients and failing to tell her about the so-called battered spouse waiver...

Washington Post
Nov 17, 2004 The Price Paid for Blood on a Child; Parents Who Didn't Notice Beating No Longer Face Charges

QUOTE: Ms. Francis, 37, and Mr. Henry, 42, never imagined that their admitted oversight would land them in jail on charges of endangering Christopher's welfare. But it did, beginning a nightmarish passage through the criminal justice system...

New York Times
Nov 16, 2004 Oh, Fine, You're Right. I'm Passive-Aggressive.

QUOTE: Yet while "passive-aggressive" has become a workhorse phrase in marriage counseling and an all-purpose label for almost any difficult character, it is a controversial concept in psychiatry.

New York Times
Nov 14, 2004 Material Girl And Boy

QUOTE: Our commercialized society is crippling our children...Advertisers and marketers are turning our children into materialistic monsters. And sadly, we are aiding and abetting the enemy.

Washington Post
Sep 23, 2004 The Endangered Status of the R.S.V.P.: They Don't Write. They Don't Call. What's a Partygiver Supposed to Do

QUOTE: Anyone who has ever organized a social event -- whether dinner at home, a potluck picnic or a large formal wedding -- knows all about the value of RSVP...the problem of non-responders will only escalate, say the experts.

Washington Post
Mar 17, 2004 10 Things Your Adoption Agency Won't Tell You

QUOTE: Few states, Pertman says, go far enough in monitoring and enforcing standards that would prevent adoption agencies from pressuring pregnant women and lying to adoptive parents. So buyer beware.

Smart Money
Jan 24, 2004 The Ethicist: Who Benefits?

QUOTE: If marriage is his best means to decent medical care, I see no ethical objections to you two kids' tying the knot. .... Acceptable business practices vary from culture to culture, and you could argue that when in Tokyo do as the Tokyovians (Tokyoites? Tokyoons?) do.

New York Times
Jun 28, 2003 Court Rules on Gay Scouts:Says Boy Scouts Can Bar Homosexuals

QUOTE: The Supreme Court today said that Boy Scouts of America has a right to discriminate, but the court did not say that discrimination is right...

May 16, 2003 Nannies get new rights in N.Y.C. measure

QUOTE: After hearing horrible cases of nanny abuse, the New York City Council has passed the first legislation of its kind in the nation giving domestic workers rights, such as making them aware of labor laws regarding salary, benefits, and vacations.

Feb 27, 2003 Families angry, scared about cuts in child care

QUOTE: (Ohio’s) cost-cutting ax is about to fall on programs that help the working poor afford safe, dependable child care.

Feb 21, 2003 Officers upset about value-based system

QUOTE: A new system Dallas (Texas) police are using gives every kind of police activity a numerical value, which may change who gets arrested, who gets a ticket, and who gets help.

Jan 14, 2003 10 Things Your Restaurant Won't Tell You

QUOTE: Just don't take your one-and-only out to dinner...These days unsuspecting diners can get taken in lots of ways...

Smart Money
Jan 19, 2002 The Donor's Right to Take a Risk

QUOTE: Are physicians violating the "do no harm" rule by operating on healthy donors, causing them pain and risking their lives, yet bringing them no medical benefit?

New York Times
Dec 20, 2000 Alzheimer's: The Unseen Victims

QUOTE: My whole life is just sort of turned upside down. I feel like I'm leading two people's lives. In fact, I feel like I'm leading his life first and when there's a piece left over I have my life.

Dec 19, 2000 Muted Hope For Alzheimer's

QUOTE: America is facing an Alzheimer's disease epidemic as the population lives longer and baby boomers age.

Dec 18, 2000 Drawbacks To Living Longer

QUOTE: There are more cases of it (Alzheimers Disease) because people are living longer. Diagnosing the disease has gotten better but there is still no cure.

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