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Now here’s a tip!

• “I bought a mesh laundry bag at the dollar store and hang it from a hook in the closet where I keep my hamper. Socks go in the bag. When I’m ready to do laundry, I tie a knot in the bag and toss it in. Socks stay together.” — T.O. in California • Last bowl’s worth of cereal? […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS DECEMBER 30 TO JANUARY 3

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Zoe got caught up in the passion of the moment during her romantic night with Thomas. Liam worried that Zoe wouldn’t be able to maintain her perspective after Hope fessed up about Zoe and Thomas’s date. Thomas upped the ante in his scheme to get Hope by taking his relationship with Zoe to the […]

Trivia test


1. TELEVISION: What were the names of the villainous agents in “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle”? 2. MUSIC: Which rock group produced the album “Shout at the Devil” in the 1980s? 3. LAW: What was the subject of the landmark legal case titled Furman v. Georgia? 4. MEDICAL: What is a more common name for dyspepsia? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: […]

Taking a breather in the new decade


I think we can agree that 2019 was a long, tough year. We all know why. Is it time to tune out? Here are some thoughts on how to have a better 2020: * Turn off the TV now and then, especially those news shows. We’ve been around long enough to have figured out the political stuff years ago. We […]

Moments in time

• On Jan. 5, 1643, in the first record of a legal divorce in the American colonies, Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a divorce from her absent and adulterous husband, Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston. • On Jan. 1, 1818, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” is published. The book by 20-year-old Mary Shelley […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the Book of Cornelius in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Revelation 2, what city was said by John to have “Satan’s seat”? Pergamos, Miletus, Patara, Sodom 3. In Matthew 7, what did Jesus warn against throwing to pigs? Bones, Stones, Figs, Pearls 4. From Acts 13, where were Paul and Barnabas deserted by Mark? […]

The Newsday Crossword

Top ten movies

1. Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13) Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill 2. Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13) Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black 3. Frozen II (PG) animated 4. Cats (PG) Francesca Hayward, Taylor Swift 5. Knives Out (PG-13) Daniel Craig, Chris Evans 6. Bombshell (R) Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman 7. Richard Jewell (R) Paul Walter Hauser, Sam […]

Ten years overdue for new tires

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: I have a 1995 Honda Accord wagon with 128,000 miles and 16-year-old tires. Do I have to worry that my tires are going to split apart one of these days? The car is in excellent condition otherwise. I am a member of the Old Ladies Club! — Ronda If you never drive more than about 6 mph, […]

Strange BUT TRUE


• It was Samuel West, the founder and curator of Sweden’s Museum of Failure (which showcases disasters in design and innovation), who made the following sage observation: “Each failure is uniquely spectacular, while success is nauseatingly repetitive.” • Those who study such things say that the earth is more flattened at the South Pole than the North Pole. The weight […]


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