Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

This year, my mom and I have had to trade hugs and kisses for social distancing. But with the holidays looming and pandemic fatigue setting in, it’s becoming more difficult to balance not wanting to disappoint those you love with trying to keep them safe.

Ask Dr. Andrea: I already failed at ‘Dry January.’ Do I have a drinking problem?

It feels like a punchline, but after the Capitol mob, I broke my sober streak

The Color of Money with Michelle Singletary: How do I budget for a baby?

The Washington Post’s award-winning personal-finance columnist tackles your money concerns

Remote learning is transforming sex education for teens — and adults

Advocates say changes are here to stay, from greater accessibility to totally new curriculums