Ask Amy: Views about adoption raise unkind assumptions

Dear Amy: I was adopted at 5 months old. I am very happy with my adopted parents and never knew my birth parents. I was completely loved by my adoptive family and always felt like a “real” family member. When my children were small, I tried to find out about my birth parents, only to be told the files were sealed. My problem is that occasionally someone who knows that I’m adopted will say I’m not really part of my adoptive family and can’t claim the family’s history as my own. I’m really confused and hurt. My father and grandparents always taught me about our family history in our state,… Read More

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Matt Baier: Begging Amber Portwood to Film Sex Tape?!

As we heard just a few days ago, Amber Portwood is considering the possibility of making a sex tape with her sketchy boyfriend, Matt Baier. We know, we’re still not OK either. Amber and Matt met with Vivid Entertainment, the same company that sold Farrah Abraham’s sex tape, earlier this month to go over their options. They have decided what to do about the offer yet, but from the way they’ve been going on about it on social media and in interviews, there’s a good chance they’ll go through with it. Amber has said that she’s not “strapped for cash,” and that she has “a nice house a nice life.… Read More

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Amy Duggar: I’m Gonna Have a Baby!!!

For over a month now, many, many people have claimed that Amy Duggar is pregnant. It would make sense — she’s 30 years old, she and her husband, Dillon King, have been married for a couple of years, and they’ve both expressed interest in becoming parents. And hey, if Amy wants to follow in her famous family’s footsteps, she’s really going to need to get things moving. This most recent round of rumors began when Amy’s Instagram followers noticed that she’d been making a habit out of wearing loose, flowy clothing. Was it simply a fashion statement, or a way to hide a baby bump before she felt comfortable making… Read More

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Perfect party recipe: Grilled steak with pumpkin seed pesto

As we approach Memorial Day, food and party planning are on my mind. What will I serve? I always like having friends over to celebrate Memorial Day in my garden — and I want to serve something easy and delicious that will allow me to be with my guests, not at the stove. This steak recipe is great for entertaining, because I can prepare most of it in advance. I love this spice rub, which can be applied the night before or up to an hour before cooking, and I prefer to use it on skirt steak, which is marbled with fat. The fat melts as you grill and adds… Read More

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Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel: Married!

Great news for fans of Miranda Kerr, and for fans of love stories and happy endings everywhere! Yesterday Miranda married Evan Spiegel! She’d been friends with the Snapchat CEO for a while, but they began dating in 2015, two years after she divorced Orlando Bloom. They announced their engagement in July of last year, and now, they are husband and wife. It’s enough to make you swoon, right? But, if you’re not prone to swooning, you may need to wait to hear all the lovely details of the happy couple’s special day. According to a report from E! News, Miranda and Evan held the wedding at their home in Brentwood,… Read More

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Miss Manners: He’s a runner, I’m not so fit, and his parents were just rude

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I’m in a serious, 1-year-old relationship with a wonderful man. He has a passion for running, which keeps him quite fit. I am a personal chef with a passion for food and entertaining, which often leaves me too tired to think of exercise. I could stand to lose a few pounds if either one of us were bothered by it. Judith Martin I was able to meet his parents, who are equally passionate about a fit lifestyle, and was invited to dinner in their home. During the meal, I asked to be passed the dish of pasta that was served. His father obliged, and then his mother… Read More

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