Dear Heloise: Recently the federal government shut down a fake website that was peddling a cure for COVID-19. In fact, there have been several sites claiming to have a cure. These “cures” are not only ineffective, but in some cases may be dangerous. This disease needs more time and study bef…

Dear Annie: I work with a woman who, for some reason, is absolutely desperate to hoard “all” the work, all day, every day. “Geri” answers the phone on a half a ring. If something comes out of the fax, then she will run to get it before anyone else can. If you tell her that you’re handling so…

Dear Heloise: My teenage son’s closet can be a little stinky at times, so I took a mesh bag (the kind used for oranges) and filled it with fabric softener sheets and hung it in the closet. It works great, and even he said how nice his closet smells now.

Dear Annie: In these days of the coronavirus, I have been occupied by going through some paperwork that my mother and I have saved. We found this poem by Bruce Wilmer, which was written in 1978. I wanted to share it with your readers because it is just as appropriate now as it was 42 years ago.

Dear Annie: I started seeing someone recently. “Matthew” is a perfect gentleman in many respects, but he has one habit that I find very rude and jarring: He burps, frequently, and sometimes without even covering his mouth. We sit down to watch a movie together after dinner, and all I can foc…

Dear Heloise: While watching sports together, my husband and two sons often request that I make tacos for them. I always hated the mess that was left when they took the first bite and the taco shell broke.

Dear Annie: My brother and I own our parents’ house, which is the house we grew up in. They put it in our names a while ago with the provision that they be allowed to live there for the rest of their lives. Recently, my brother, his wife and their two children moved in with my parents. They …

Dear Annie: There are so many heroes who are all helping us get through the COVID-19 crisis. I want to mention the strength of our college students and the amazing things they are doing in the midst of their difficult lives right now while taking online classes, separated from their college …

Dear Readers: If your toothbrush is older than four months and if the bristles are visibly frayed or falling out, the American Dental Association recommends that you replace it. It’s also recommended that you use a soft bristle toothbrush and brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day.

Dear Heloise: About a week ago I lost my house key. It was a frustrating moment when I discovered I couldn’t get into my house. A locksmith charged me $100 to open my door and to make a new house key for me. I never wanted this to happen again, so I put an extra house key in an empty pill bo…

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this guy, “David,” on and off for almost a year and a half and we have this long-distance relationship going on. This is my very first relationship, but he’s been with a few women in the past. While we can’t see each other as often as we’d like, I intend to fix t…

Dear Heloise: Several recipes I have for baking say to flour the greased pan. It always caused such a terrible mess. Then I had an idea! I took an empty plastic spice bottle, cleaned it and filled it with flour. Now I can sprinkle flour on my pans without the mess I used to have on my kitche…

Dear Annie: Recently, you printed a letter that suggested people start “Round Robin” letter-writing circles while we’re all cooped up at home. I agree that letter writing can be a wonderful hobby. When my wife was in fifth grade, the class did a “pen pal” program where everybody wrote a lett…