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Lori Borgman: Excuse me, is that Mountain Dew you're wearing?

The husband would gladly take a root canal over shopping for clothes any day of the week. But because the pockets in a pair of beloved dress pants finally wore out, he went shopping for a new pair of dress pants with absolutely no prompting or prodding from me. And you thought Donald Trump winning the election was a shock.

Family

Ex-etiquette: Push anger, pride aside and put kids first

Q: My girlfriend and I are having a very tough time trying to co-parent with my ex. She's very angry I have moved on and rarely talks to me, never returns my phone calls or texts. If my girlfriend has to pick up the kids, it's World War III. I've read tons of books. The pop psychology is worthless. Give me some real-life ex-etiquette solutions.

Family

Ask Mr. Dad: On death and dying

Dear Mr. Dad: My father, who had been sick for quite some time, recently died. He and my 7-year old daughter were very close. Naturally, she's sad that Gramps isn't around anymore, but I know that she doesn't completely get why. Do you think she's old enough to grasp what death is? If so, what's the best way to talk with her about my dad in a way that will mean something to her?

Home & Garden

This is what our readers think is missing from every home. Do you agree?

Raise your hand if your home is missing a certain je ne sais quoi. In your space, do you ever wonder how you could make it better - what you could subtract to make it feel fresh, balanced and new? When looking at our own decor with little perspective, it can be hard to decipher the missing piece to the puzzle - the one thing that's stopping our space from looking and feeling just right. Is the sofa too small? What should I add to that wall? Why does my place feel a little sterile? If you've ever asked yourself these types of questions, you're not alone.

Videos

Folsom zoo mountain lions get friendly with snowman

Mountain lions, bears, raccoons and other animals at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary had their own snow day on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Watch as these mountain lions get acquainted with their new snowman friend.
Zookeeper Lacy Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
Folsom zoo mountain lions get friendly with snowman 0:26

Folsom zoo mountain lions get friendly with snowman

Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning 2:04

Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning

Healthy Aging Association: Keeping seniors strong, balanced and limber 0:59

Healthy Aging Association: Keeping seniors strong, balanced and limber

Chemo Crew: Getting through chemo with help of those who've gone throught it 1:37

Chemo Crew: Getting through chemo with help of those who've gone throught it