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Helaine Olen

Finding the best pet boarding plan for the holidays

Dec 06 2013

NEW YORK Last year, I needed to find a boarding situation for Katie the poodle while the family went on vacation. The options seemed endless. I heard about spa kennels where Katie would receive a daily massage, and saw Craigslist ads for dog sitters who said they would allow canine visitors to share their bed at night.

Halloween's frightful tab, and how to hold the line

Oct 25 2013

NEW YORK The other day my 13-year-old, Jake, said, "Let's dress Katie up as a bat for Halloween."

How to hack the most popular Halloween costumes

Oct 25 2013

NEW YORK As perennial as Halloween are the princesses, Batmans, witches and pirates that the National Retail Federation says are the most popular costumes, year after year.

How to hack the most popular Halloween costumes

Oct 25 2013

NEW YORK As perennial as Halloween are the princesses, Batmans, witches and pirates that the National Retail Federation says are the most popular costumes, year after year.

World News

Brexit day of reckoning: PM Johnson battles further delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers to back his last-minute Brexit deal in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday after his plans were plunged into chaos by his opponents' moves to derail the legislation.