How did you get your name? Most of us know the answer. Most are proud of their given name and of the story behind it.
For reasons beyond the scope of this article, in many cultures one marriage partner may adopt the ...Read more
A lonely and anxious Rebecca Massie first called the Mental Health Association of San Francisco "warmline" during the 2015 winter holidays.
"It was a wonderful call," said Massie, now 38 and a mental health advocate. "I ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- More than $12 billion is at stake for the nation's health insurers Tuesday when the Supreme Court hears another Affordable Care Act case.
For the federal government, the potential damages could be far ...Read more
UnitedHealth Group's Optum division for health care services is acquiring a Michigan-based specialty pharmacy company that also provides infusion services for patients.
According to deal terms announced Monday, ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Former Outcome Health executive Ashik Desai pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud charges for his alleged role in a nearly $1 billion fraud scheme at the Chicago-based company.
Desai was released on condition of ...Read more
More women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation's history. Yet, on average, women face greater economic challenges than men in retirement. ...Read more
In 1952, London was paralyzed for five days with a superfog that held in sulfurous coal-burning pollution from homes and offices, making it impossible in some parts of town to see your feet as you walked (and coughed) down...Read more
Dear Amy: My biological father recently sent me a friend request on Facebook, and it is freaking me out.
He abandoned my mother while she was pregnant with me.
I am a 31-year-old woman with a husband and a 10-year-old ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is there a flu season instead of it being a year-round health challenge? And why do flu strains originate in Southeast Asia instead of, say, Poughkeepsie, New York? -- M.S.
ANSWER: Why there is a flu ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I work in a small office with five other people. Due to the nature of our business, we work various shifts throughout the day.
I am the oldest employee, and when it comes to our schedule, I feel discriminated ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: What does the Bible mean when it says that people are dead in trespasses and sins? -- S.A.
A: The Bible speaks of the things of the world that blind people to spiritual truth...Read more
Dear Amy: A few years ago, my partner and I, both artists, moved from Europe to the USA's West Coast.
We already had close connections and friends in the States -- a very nice circle of open-minded spirits. Other friends ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: At 18, I married my high school sweetheart. After 20 years of marriage and four wonderful children, my husband decided the grass was greener elsewhere, and we divorced. He paid no attention to my children or my ...Read more
Q: We're still a few weeks out from Christmas and (once again) we've already blown our budget. I sometimes wonder if it will take until next Christmas to get this Christmas paid off! I guess this year is kind of a wash, ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am a 36-year-old man in love with an amazing woman.
"Carly" and I have known each other since high school. We have held each other up through the roughest times -- my divorce and depression, and her ill father...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have a very toxic relationship with my older sister. I still live at home, although I'll be leaving for college in a few years.
Abby, she has been emotionally abusing me for years. It got so bad at one point ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: The United States is on a slippery slope. When we think of our history and the military sacrifice, is seems all in vain. I pray that we will humble ourselves and turn back to ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- When Mary Prehoden gets dressed for work every morning, her eyes lock on the bite-shaped scar on her chest.
It's a harsh reminder of one of the worst days of her life. Prehoden, a nurse supervisor at Scripps ...Read more
While celebrating the holiday and eating healthy may seem like a tug of war, there are strategies to help.
Don't think all or nothing. If you had a piece of pie (or two) at Thanksgiving, it's not time to give up on eating...Read more
Dear Amy: My in-laws are self-professed hoarders. They love showering us with thrift store, garage sale, and dumpster finds every month or two when they visit.
Whenever they give us something, they make sure to remind us ...Read more
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