Freelancer questions going above friend’s head

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am a freelance contractor. Recently, a friend invited me to have lunch with her to talk about a project. I gave her a few of my ideas with the intention of getting her to hire me to work with her. That’s what she said to me, after all.

Bone density test helpful in diagnosing osteoporosis

Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and my doctor wants me to have a bone density test. What is it, and how does it work? Dear Reader: A bone mineral density test, or BMD, measures the strength of one’s bones.


Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the president of the United States actually agreed on something this week – they all hate getting those pesky unwanted robotic phone calls.

New year brings urgency for candidates

Finally, the presidential campaign has entered the presidential election year. The turning of the calendar is an important symbolic moment. From here on in, candidates' political errors that might have been ignored in 2019 will receive rapt attention.

Cheap husband doesn’t want to buy suit

DEAR HARRIETTE: My husband is a cheapskate. He does not like to spend money on anything extra — especially clothes. For this reason, he has been wearing the same clothes

Digging deeper into public school enrollment

Enrollment in Oklahoma public schools is growing, but it’s not happening in every district. The latest data from the Oklahoma State Department of Education shows public schools’ greatest growth in


Two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight and eating healthier. But by the time the big game rolls around, many people are ready for a break