Dear Amy: Almost 30 years ago, less than a month before his death, my father gave me a ring that has been in our family for generations.
Dad was terminally ill and had asked me to take the ring for an appraisal, perhaps ...Read more
I lost my dad in 2011, and my mom last month, after looking after her during a yearlong struggle with ALS. She lived near us for the last two years of her life because I thought it was important that my ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: In 1985 I met a lovely divorced lady with two adorable children. The three of us got along well. A year later I married into this family. Until then I had no children of my own.
The kids had regular visits with...Read more
Q: We've done our best to raise our son into a mature adult. But now that he's finished college and is out on his own, he's making poor choices. We're disappointed and wonder where we went wrong.
Jim: When an adult child ...Read more
Dear Amy: My 15-year-old son plays in a local baseball league.
Recently his team has been short some players so they've asked a younger player, "Benjamin," to "play up." Ben is 11, and a very good player.
I've been ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to Crying Myself to Sleep (June 2), who is having drastic mood swings, including crying, depression and anger. I experienced these, and it was not only horrible, but also scary.
My doctors ...Read more
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I just spent the weekend in the company of my boyfriend's brother, who mimicked/mocked me, belittled almost all my actions, and made fun of my chronic health ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I went to a new church recently and heard a sermon about walking in the Spirit of God, but the pastor never explained what that means. Can you help me understand this? -- S.W....Read more
Just how soon should you start a new baby on solid food? Grandma may have a different idea than the current research.
The first study of a nationally representative group of U.S. infants reports that more than half of ...Read more
Dear Amy: I was a victim of sexual abuse, starting when I was 4 years old. I was first raped when I was 7. As a result, I (to my frustration and shame) became very promiscuous as a young teen and into adulthood. I have ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and my wife is now getting treatment for breast cancer. Would cooking on a nonstick skillet have caused the cancers? My wife was using one for quite some time, ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm the proud mom of a wonderful 21-year-old daughter whom I find myself worrying about more and more lately. She just graduated from our local college and is heading to medical school in another state six hours...Read more
In Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of the book "Jaws," when the police chief of Amity Island, Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), gets his first look at the massive great white predator, he turns to bounty hunter Captain ...Read more
I have been involved in our high school parent club for eight years. Each year we put out notices that parents are needed to coordinate events for students. For the last several years, a few parents have ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I am a terrible worrier, and nothing I try seems to help me conquer this crippling emotion. The older I get the more timid I become. Even a simple rainfall causes me to alter ...Read more
How's this for breakfast? The Cheesecake Factory's breakfast burrito or seven McDonald's sausage McMuffins?
According to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, those two orders have the same nutritional ...Read more
Ever wonder why some people in your fitness class get a big benefit from both the aerobic and strength training sets while others seem to get an advantage from just one of the workouts?
Researchers at the Boston-based ...Read more
ROME -- A new ruling by Pope Francis published Thursday saying that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all circumstances, and that the church must try to abolish it, may generate opposition by conservative Roman ...Read more
ROME -- Pope Francis on Thursday hardened the Catholic Church's stance against the death penalty, with the church saying it will work "with determination for its abolition worldwide."
The stance was enshrined in a newly ...Read more
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