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Coffee Caper Witness

A reader asks what to do when he learns about a stolen cup of coffee. Dear Miriam, I was in a line at a coffee shop...
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Twisted Fate

A woman wonders how to convince her husband that a coincidental experience isn't worth adjusting his belief in fate. Dear Miriam, Last week, my husband turned...
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Accidental Thief?

While unloading groceries into his car, a reader discovered a bag of spaghetti that he hadn't paid for and went back inside to settle...
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Losers Weepers

A reader who just lost two pairs of gloves, a pair of prescription sunglasses and a transit pass solicits strategies for keeping track of...
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Blast From the Past

With the explosion of social media websites suggesting potential connections to former teachers, colleagues, distant cousins and others, a reader asks whether she should...
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Eight Crazy Questions

In the spirit of the holidays, Miriam answers eight wacky questions about Chanukah. Dear Readers, Last Chanukah, I answered eight questions that people frequently ask...
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Bloggers Anonymous

What if you want to ask for advice but you worry that someone will read the question and know it was you?  Dear Miriam, I want...
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Cleaning Up After the Handyman

A handyman injures himself while doing repairs in your home, leaving spots of blood behind. Should you complain to him or his boss, or...
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Spinach Smile

How do you let others know that you want them to tell you if something is amiss in your appearance, from an unzipped fly...
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Wedding Doggie Bag

With so much food wasted at catered affairs, why can't guests take home the leftovers or at least package them up for the newlyweds...