Pastry chefs say the best surface to roll dough, make chocolates and do other types of baking prep work on is a marble countertop, since it stays cool to the touch.

A business owner questions landline cut

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have had a land-line for my business for more than 20 years, but I hardly ever use it anymore. I have been looking for ways to cut

Member priced out of civic organization

DEAR HARRIETTE: I belong to a civic organization that is a lot of fun but very expensive. The dues are high, and the activities cost extra money. I have scraped

Boss takes credit for employee’s work

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have been working on a project for six months, and at a companywide meeting, my boss took all the credit for the work that I have done.

Woman feels widening gap in long-distance relationship

DEAR ABBY: I’m in a relationship with a man who lives eight hours away. We met last year through a dating site while he was in my area on a business trip but lost contact shortly after he returned home. We recently reconnected and have been talking and/or texting daily since.