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Health, Lifestyles & History

Today in History for April 17

Today is Saturday, April 17, the 107th day of 2021. There are 258 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 17, 1970, Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert splashed down safely in the Pacific, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 17

OK Go! Mars and Jupiter sound the shot that sends 'em off to the races! This fortunate angle of the planet of action to the planet of plenty favors the move. No thinking, just do it. While not every play is going to make it rain, they all have better odds than the play that didn't happen ...

This Week in History for April 18-24

Today is Sunday, April 18, the 108th day of 2021. There are 257 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On April 18, 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco, followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000. ...

From The Telegraph Files

When this old black and white photo of the Amherst Street School was taken isn’t known for sure, but there’s little doubt it was quite a bit closer to 1892 than 2021. Like a lot of brick buildings of the era, the old schoolhouse was once covered at least partially in ivy, ideal for that ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

This scene may look at least somewhat familiar to longtime Nashuans, but if so it’s because of the configuration of the roadways around the little, oval-shaped park, not from a first-hand memory, unless you’re upwards of 120 years old. What we see here is a circa 1880s version of Railroad ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 18

Anger is a secondary emotion, usually rooted in fear. The ego likes anger for that puffed-up feeling it lends, like an air bag inflating in a flash to protect from impact. But what if there is no impact? The air bag going off unnecessarily offers its own kind of harm. The sun/Mercury ...

Roosevelt: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

Dear Annie: I would like to comment on the letter you received about the daughter-in-law who is a people pleaser and wants her mother-in-law to like her. I am the granddaughter of a mother-in-law who was just like that. I grew up knowing my grandmother did not like my mom or any female who ...

Hints From Heloise for April 17

Dear Heloise: You shine a light on service dogs quite a bit; allow me to tell you about mine. When people think of service dogs, they probably think of a dog who helps a blind person or someone who has mobility issues and uses a wheelchair. And yes, those dogs are out there. But my dog, ...

Today in History for April 16

Today is Friday, April 16, the 106th day of 2021. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 16, 2007, in one of America's worst school attacks, a college senior killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech before taking his own life. On this date: ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 16

By and large, there's plenty of goodwill between the astronomical body at the center of our solar system and the astronomical body on its far-flung edges. Though, it is also true that twice a year there is strife between the sun and Pluto. These cosmic conflicts let off emotional steam and lend ...

Finding love in all the wrong places

Dear Annie: I have let myself get involved with a significantly younger guy. To make matters worse, I'm married. In my defense, before I even started talking to this other guy, my husband and I had come to a place in our marriage where we were more like roommates than husband and wife. We ...

Alcohol consumption played tricks with routine bloodwork

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 55-year-old female. I have always been in excellent health, but this year, my routine bloodwork showed that my creatinine is 1.08 (high) and that my GFR is 58 (low). Can that be because I drank alcohol the night before my bloodwork? My 2019 test showed GFR 65 and ...

Hints From Heloise for April 16

Dear Heloise: Have you recently received a recorded voice telling you that your new phone is on its way and should be delivered in a few days? The woman goes on to say that if you did not order this item to press 1. If you have any questions or if this is a case of fraud to call 1-800-***-****. ...

Today in History for April 15

Today is Thursday, April 15, the 105th day of 2021. There are 260 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, baseball's first Black major league player, made his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day at Ebbets Field. (The ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 15

Back inside her Taurean palace, bags still packed from her journeying, Venus begins making plans to upgrade, update and generally change things up in the homestead. Indeed, we are all having new ideas, inspired by what we've picked up in the last 200 or so days, and we're ready to put our money ...

Abuse and another man

Dear Annie: I'm a mom and have been married for nearly six years. But for the past few years, my husband and I have not been on the same path. We can't communicate without fighting, bickering, arguing, etc. Our sex life has been nonexistent. And I have tried talking and suggesting that we do ...

Jock itch not responding to the usual cures

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been suffering for some time with jock itch. The resulting scratching leaves my groin area and thighs abraded and oftentimes bleeding. In addition to the ketoconazole I've been prescribed, I have tried several over-the-counter sprays and ointments, to no avail. My doctor ...

Hints From Heloise for April 15

Dear Readers: April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring wet, slippery roads and dangerous driving conditions. Here are some driving hints for safety on the road during a rainstorm: -- Ensure brake lights, headlights, taillights, turn signals and windshield wipers on your vehicle ...

Today in History for April 14

Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2021. There are 261 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship's time and began sinking. (The ship went under two ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 14

The Venusian year is 225 days, so, compared with Earth, the goddess planet stays fewer days in each sign on her annual rounds. You could say that, like any adept socialite, Venus knows how to make a fashionably late entrance, and she times her exits to leave others wanting more. Venus' return ...