• You might be in a mood to declutter at home, and getting rid of old DVDs and Bluray discs could be at the top of your list. But the editors at Popular Science want you to think twice before gutting your collection. Streaming services don’t always hold on to their offerings indefinitely; series and movies come and go from the major platforms all the time. Having a physical copy of your favorite show ensures you can always access it. Plus, if your internet connection goes out, you’re still able to watch. Don’t forget: DVDs can be shared with others, and over time can be much cheaper than subscribing to a streamer.

Wife looks to reconnect with husband

DEAR HARRIETTE: I feel like I’m drowning in my empty home. My kids have all grown up and moved out, leaving a quiet house behind. My husband seems to be married to his work and spends more time at the office than at home. With everyone gone, all I have left is our puppy. I adore our furry friend, but obviously, he doesn’t speak the same language as me.

News fatigue is a real thing

The conviction of the Democrats: The tawdry details of Donald Trump’s private life that are emerging from his New York trial involving $130,000 in hush money to the porn star Stormy Daniels finally will sink the former president’s reelection campaign. The chaos in the House of Representatives will turn the Republicans out of control of the chamber. Republican reluctance to support armaments for Ukraine will soil the party’s reputation for a generation.

Japanese reader wants more info on tipping

DEAR HARRIETTE: The tipping culture in the United States is puzzling to me as someone from Japan, where tipping is not customary. In Japan, tips can imply that the employer does not provide adequate wages.

Man invites ex to upcoming wedding

DEAR HARRIETTE: Is it crossing the line if I attend my ex-boyfriend’s wedding? We have known each other for 16 years as neighbors. Despite breaking up three years ago, I recently received an invitation to his upcoming wedding. I am still single since our split, and his impending marriage came as a shock.

Working night shift brings many struggles

Dear Doctors: I’ve been offered a new job that would start this summer. It comes with a sizable pay raise, so I am considering it. What worries me is that it’s an overnight shift, which I’ve read is hard on your health. I would like to know more about that, and if I can avoid the negative health impacts.

Boyfriend’s cousin crosses boundaries

DEAR HARRIETTE: During spring break, I visited my boyfriend’s hometown, where I met his extended family, known to me through his sister’s stories. She had mentioned that most of their older male cousins were sneaky and playful. Throughout my stay, my boyfriend’s favorite cousin repeatedly tried to flirt with me and asked for my social media handles. I repeatedly rejected his advances and avoided any further interaction. Now that we are back at our apartment, I am wondering whether to tell my boyfriend about this, but at the same time, I’m not sure what would be the sense of that. I wonder if it is best to keep it to myself. – Boyfriend’s Sneaky Cuz DEAR BOYFRIEND’S SNEAKY CUZ: Don’t keep this from your boyfriend, but also don’t make it a huge deal. As you two review the highlights of your trip to meet his family, share some of the positive things that occurred. Who did you meet and hit it off with? What did you learn? What did you do? But also tell your boyfriend that his sister was right: She told you that most of their older male cousins were sneaky and playful. Much to your surprise, the one who stood out was his favorite cousin, who overtly made advances to you during your stay.