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THE RECIPE BOX - Homemade chocolates are a tasty gift for friends and family

WOONSOCKET – “She’s a people-person,” Paul Cardin said of his wife, Diane. Hence the reason she shows up at places bearing the gift of her homemade chocolates. “I like to make people happy, it makes... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ falls short on laughs

HH One of the guarantees in Hollywood is that if a film turns out to be a surprise hit and makes a ton of money, you can assuredly expect a sequel not long thereafter. This is especially true with... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - How to handle a sassy-mouthed child

Q: Our 8-year-old has suddenly developed a very sassy mouth. She picked this up from a new neighborhood friend who speaks to her mother in a very disrespectful tone, like she’s the girl’s servant.... more

SMART MOVES - Tips on how to sell an ‘as-is’ house

A couple in their late 50s, a teacher married to an accountant, experienced a double whammy medically. To survive financially, there was only one solution: sell their sky-blue bungalow in a hurry and... more