Pulling Your Chain

When I was in graduate school, there was this guy who had a habit of putting his hands where they didn’t belong. Many of my female classmates would make excuses for him, saying he was from [anywhere but here], and he just didn’t understand personal space....

Are You Counting the Pills?

I always count the pills. And the widgets. (And pretty much anything I buy “by the numbers.”) It’s not that I expect any problems, it’s just that I want to make sure I’m getting what I pay for when it comes to products bought in open...

The Fine Print

We talk a lot about “reading the fine print.” The disclosures that scroll across the bottom of TV ads. Multi-page bank privacy statements. Multi-screen end-user agreements. All those documents you sign when you buy a house or refinance a mortgage–or...