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Dave Says: Landlords & duplexes

Dear Dave: I'm 23, debt-free, and I've almost got my fully funded emergency fund in place. I was curious about your thoughts on saving up money to buy a duplex, living on one side,... — Updated 12/4/2019

 
 By Wolfgang Puck    Lifestyles 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

If you've been a reader of my column these past many years, you know you can expect one thing from me as surely as the fact that I love to help people cook and eat the best food pos... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Seeing the top sights in Europe's big cities can be intense. It's hot, it's crowded, and your dream of having a quiet moment with the Mona Lisa is shared by around six million... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, My Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix drinks his water much too quickly. He starts coughing and wheezing as the water goes down the wrong pipe. I hold him on my lap, hold his... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I keep reading about weight loss and other health benefits from a diet where people eliminate lectins. Is there any truth to the claim that a lectin-free diet can... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

Dave Says: Setting aside money for a wedding

Dear Dave, We recently started following your plan, and it has made a huge difference in our financial outlook and our marriage. When it comes to the Baby Steps, when do you... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

Easy, versatile lemon cake is a winner during the holidays

You've probably heard people talk about their "go-to" recipes. Maybe you have some go-tos yourself. They're those dishes that are easy to make, foolproof and always deliver deliciou... — Updated 11/27/2019

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

Embracing Europe in winter

Every time I travel to Europe in the off-season, I find myself enjoying a cool and comfy tranquility - and not missing the heat and crowds that so often come with peak season. But e... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

Women older than 65 generally don't need to continue Pap tests

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am way past my childbearing years and do not have any health problems. Do I need to continue getting Pap smears? At what age is this test no longer necessary?... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

How to deter dog from digging holes in back yard

Dear Cathy, My grandson adopted two rescue dogs. The second dog he adopted had been hit by a car and left on the road to die. She was found by a rescue provider, taken to a vet,... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

Don't use emotion to rationalize an upgrade

Dear Dave, My husband will be finishing physician assistant school in December, just a few days before our first baby is due. We've got about $70,000 in student loan debt, and... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

Here's a sobering thought as we all look forward to the bounty of Thanksgiving dinner: According to the subtitle of a study first published in 2012 and updated in 2017 by the nonpro... — Updated 11/20/2019

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

When I first came to the Cinque Terre, then an isolated stretch of the Italian Riviera south of Genoa, it was a classic "back door": a string of five pastel-hued hamlets, gently... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What can be done about thumb arthritis besides having surgery to relieve the pain? ANSWER: There are a number of therapies to consider before turning to surgery... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, I have a 5-year-old mixed breed dog. Most of the time, he's a lovable smooch. When I take him to the dog park, he plays with the other dogs and runs and really has a... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

DAVE SAYS

Q. I've gotten out of debt before following your plan, but I always seem to fall right back in. I find myself spending more than I mean to whenever I go out shopping or running... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

What's the first thing you'll serve to your guests when they sit down to Thanksgiving dinner next week? That's an important question for any menu. The first course sets the tone... — Updated 11/13/2019

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Strung along the Danube River, three capital cities - Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest - make up a triangle of enjoyable urbanity at the heart of central Europe. Each of these... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

MAYO CLINIC

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is removing the bladder a reasonable treatment option for a 78-year-old with nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer? My dad has tried other therapies without much... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy, I have two Japanese Chin brothers that have just turned 2. I have French doors to my patio that are off my family room, giving full view to the outside, which includes... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

DAVE SAYS

Dear Dave: Is it OK to give very young children an allowance? - Christie A: Teaching kids there's an emotional connection between work and money is one of the best things you can... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

WOLFGANG PUCK'S KITCHEN

Many people refer to the Labor Day weekend, now more than two months past, as the unofficial end of summer grilling season. But those of us who love to grill know that you can't... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Rick Steves    Lifestyles

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

With a rich culture, friendly people, affordable prices, and a salty setting on the edge of Europe, Portugal understandably makes a rewarding destination for travelers. Bustling... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

MY PET WORLD

Dear Cathy: My Maltese, Tim, is 10 months old. I feed him wet and dry food on a paper plate. He eats a little and then I have to put the food on the floor where he eats some, goes... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

MAYO CLINIC

I just turned 50, and my health care provider recommends that I get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. I want to have the test done, but as a recovering addict, I don't want... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

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