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Love is the best present to give child with Down syndrome

Published Jul. 14 2018

Dear Abby: We have three grandchildren and are due to make our annual visit. Two of the children are easy...

Leave dogs at home on hot summer days

Published Jul. 14 2018

Dear Readers: Cars and dogs and hot summer days is a combination that will never add up. On a typical...

Just say no to beef, processed meats

Published Jul. 14 2018

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Chicken Council, every year the average American consumes more than...

Easing the withdrawal symptoms of pain meds

Published Jul. 14 2018

Q: I'm getting a knee replacement soon, and I'm worried about getting hooked on pain meds following the surgery—withdrawal is...

Crush on married boss causes man heartache

Published Jul. 12 2018

Dear Abby: I'm 20 years old and have a job in retail. I have been working here for a few...

Packing light: Pick a few versatile pieces

Published Jul. 12 2018

Dear Heloise: Everyone tells me to pack light for a trip, and yet I don't really know how to do...

Unmasking eating disorders among the overweight and obese

Published Jul. 12 2018

Ranker's top 10 movies about an eating disorder all focus on girls driven to become too thin. No wonder most...

Discipline ideas that really work, part 2

Published Jul. 11 2018

Last week I introduced the first 11 of my 22 field-tested strategies for disciplining toddlers. Here are the remaining 11.

Talk of remarriage triggers questions about burial plots

Published Jul. 11 2018

Dear Abby: My brother-in-law "Charles" has earned the privilege of being buried in a military cemetery. He lost his wife,...

In a jam ... or is it jelly?

Published Jul. 11 2018

Dear Heloise: I've often wondered, what's the difference between jam and jelly?—Mary H., Hammond, Ind.

Handling separation anxiety

Published Jul. 11 2018

My ex and I split up about a year and a half ago. I have read that children do better...

Three more reasons not to be D-ficient

Published Jul. 11 2018

Tiger Woods won it in 2000, 2002 and 2008; Rory McIlroy won it in 2011; Jordan Spieth, in 2015. But...

Reader craves a favorite bean recipe

Published Jul. 10 2018

Dear Heloise: Just the thought of your recipe for Bootlegger Beans makes my mouth water. I lost that recipe in...

Wife of perfect husband cheats without remorse

Published Jul. 10 2018

Dear Abby: I have a wonderful husband of 11 years and three children. "Carl" is attentive, caring and always puts...

Don't let work stress you out

Published Jul. 10 2018

Comic vaudevillian George Burns lived to be 100 by following his own advice: "If you ask what is the single...

Shows offer fresh ideas for homeowners

Published Jul. 10 2018

Dear Readers: Summer is a great time to do projects around the house. Home shows are popular places to get...

Old friend may not want to reconnect

Published Jul. 10 2018

Dear Abby: I recently reconnected with my best friend from high school. I moved out of state at the age...

Eat well for your hearing

Published Jul. 10 2018

In the comic strip Pickles, Earl is eating a sandwich. "Earl, you made a mess in the kitchen when you...

Affordable ways to refresh a home

Published Jul. 9 2018

Home improvements can rejuvenate a stale dwelling. But remodeling and renovations could set you back thousands of dollars for each...

How to profit from someone else's mistake

Published Jul. 9 2018

Most of us have wasted money on ill-considered purchases or stuff we really couldn't afford. As we get more financially...

Twelve-step programs offer healing for sexual addiction

Published Jul. 7 2018

Dear Abby: After reading the letter from "Dumbstruck in Chicago" (April 24), who's dating a recently divorced man who was...

No close shaves for dogs in the summer

Published Jul. 7 2018

Dear Heloise: My dog has a thick coat, and I'm tempted to shave him down for the summer; I just...

Here's how to 'Live Long and Prosper!'

Published Jul. 7 2018

When "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock said, "Live long and prosper," he could have been telling 21st-century folks to start taking...