Advice

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Ask Amy: Advice for the real world

In the tradition of the great personal advice columnists, the Chicago Tribune's Dickinson is a plainspoken straight shooter who relates to readers of all ages. She answers personal questions by addressing issues from both her head and her heart. A solid reporter, Dickinson researches her topics to provide readers with informed opinions and answers.

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Harvard Health Letters

Each month, the five Harvard Health Letters are filled with the latest, most accurate information on everything from supplements to strength training, pacemakers to prostate cancer, pain relief and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Lively feature stories, Q&As, briefs and graphics by Harvard University experts fill the pages of the Health Letter, Heart Letter, Women’s Health Watch, Men’s Health Watch and the Mental Health Letter. All art is available.

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Interpersonal Edge

Help readers be more effective in the workplace with improved communication skills. Daneen Skube's Q&A business advice column helps readers handle any situation, whether involving a co-worker, boss, employee or client. The column provides simple, practical answers to everything from how to handle a passive-aggressive co-worker to how to tell your boss you've messed up. It's advice that gives readers a competitive advantage at the office. Great for classifieds.

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My Answer

One of the world's best-known Christian leader addresses reader concerns with compassion and respect. This non-denominational Q&A column has offered religious advice for more than 60 years.

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My Pet World

Steve Dale speaks for the animals. He is a journalist with a passion for pets and he covers the pet beat like no other reporter. Dale delivers topical, serious news along with advice from leading pet-care professionals. His fresh writing style engages readers. One feature story and one Q&A column each week.

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Real Estate Matters

Penned by attorney Sam Tamkin and nationally recognized real estate and personal finance expert Ilyce Glink, this column provides valuable insights on managing money and finding, financing, renovating and selling a home. The Real Estate Matters package includes a feature article, general Q&A, financial Q&A related to real estate and a real estate law column.

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So Social

Once a week, Chicago Tribune social media editor Scott Kleinberg brings you tips and tricks for better and smarter social media, from staples such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to all the new up-and-coming platforms. Whether you're a grandmother who loves to share photos with friends and family or are responsible for a business trying to reach millions of customers, Kleinberg has everything you need to know, explained in a simple and easy-to-digest manner.

So Social moves in the weekly Plugged In package.

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The God Squad

The God Squad is not your average advice column. Rabbi Marc Gellman employs his years of religious and philosophical study and experience to answer reader questions on topical and spiritual issues, from interfaith marriage to news events. He also draws on the expertise of numerous advisors to offer authentic insights on the rich palette of faiths in America. Gellman writes in a lively, non-preachy style that speaks directly to readers. Special holiday messages.

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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts

From Harvard Health Publications, "The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts," will provide consumers with advice from a team of highly respected doctors at the Harvard Medical School. The Harvard team will answer commonly asked questions about the efficacy, safety and side effects of a wide range of pharmaceuticals, drugs, herbs and supplements.

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The Right Thing

A vending machine gives you a soda pop for free. Are you obliged to track down the owner and pay for the product? Jeffrey L. Seglin, a lecturer in public policy and director of the communications program at Harvard’s Kennedy School, tackles dilemmas submitted by readers and keeps folks on the straight and narrow. The answers aren't always easy, but Seglin has the experience to offer solid, down-to-earth advice.

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