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Health, Lifestyles & History

Today in History for Oct. 24

Today is Saturday, Oct. 24, the 298th day of 2020. There are 68 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1972, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who'd broken Major League Baseball's modern-era color barrier in 1947, died in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 53. On this ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Oct. 24

Everyone needs security. Everyone needs some amount of control. We cannot function properly without believing that we are safe and that we have choices. The harmonious agreement of Venus and Saturn highlights the heroes among us who feel secure and in control in the widest variety of ...

This Week in History for Oct. 25-31

Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 299th day of 2020. There are 67 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, 1910, “America the Beautiful,” with words by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was first published. ––– On this ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

The morning of Sept. 29, 1947 was a busy and smoky one in downtown Nashua, especially at Main and Park streets, where this block of three businesses – the Park Theater, Nashua Hardware and Plumbing Supply, and Berg’s shoe store – went up in flames. In an era before air tanks were part of ...

From The Telegraph Files

Longtime Nashuans may recall shopping at the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company – ‘the A & P’ for short – in the 1960s and 70s, until the former P. E. Fletcher company moved in sometime around 1980. When Fletcher’s moved to Amherst Street, this building was taken down to make ...

Gaining confidence: Seek help from therapist to battle bout of depression

Dear Annie: Lately, I have been feeling like I am not good enough. I have anxiety and depression, which I have had since I was young, to the point where I have attempted suicide four times. I used to have anorexia and bulimia and cut myself on my arms and legs. I had thought this was the one ...

Hint From Heloise for Oct. 24

Dear Readers: This time of year can be busy and fun for us and for our pets. We decorate with corn stalks, apples, hay bales and all sorts of gourds and pumpkins to reflect harvest time and the beautiful fall season. The majority of these items are considered nontoxic and safe if ingested by ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Oct. 25

The sun and the messenger planet merge in Scorpio to set the stage for the week’s spooky happenings. We’re headed toward a Halloween night governed by a moon that is not only full but also rare. Even if you are not planning to dress up, it’s the perfect time to set an intention for this ...

Today in History for Oct. 23

Today is Friday, Oct. 23, the 297th day of 2020. There are 69 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1983, 241 U.S. service members, most of them Marines, were killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon; a near-simultaneous ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Oct. 23

The time to prepare for adversity is during prosperity. But people in prosperity are so happy to be there at first that they don't want to imagine hardship, or they have been there long enough to get lulled into the delusion that comfort lasts forever. It takes special keenness to wake up and ...

Teaching gratitude to tots

Dear Annie: Many of the letters to you complain of ungrateful children and adults who don't send thank-you's, don't call, or who are otherwise ungrateful. Too often, children (aka future adults) are taught to be takers, not givers, so they don't build habits of giving, giving back, or sending ...

What techniques can help adults with ‘lazy eye’?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 65-year-old woman. As a child, I had what we called "lazy eye." My condition was that my right eye was aligned noticeably outward. I believe this is referred to as "exotropia." I had surgery to correct it at the age of 12, and surgery was successful -- my right eye has ...

Hints From Heloise for Oct. 23

Dear Heloise: Recently a friend of mine passed away, and thankfully, she left behind her address book with the names and numbers of her other friends and family. Having a cellphone that stores contact information is great, but not everyone has one. My friend didn't, but her address book was on ...

Today in History for Oct. 20

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2020. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Oct. 20

Have you envied the dispassionate? Do you find a certain glamour in the faces of those who seem immune to petty emotional involvements? What it must be like to free of the burden of feeling so much all of the time. And yet, the sun changing from Libra to Scorpio would like to point out that ...

Wanting to be happy

Dear Annie: I have been married for over 20 years to a woman who has been a good mom, but not a woman I am in love with. I care about her tremendously, but I have lost all interest in her romantically. She refuses to work to help with the rising cost of living and impending college tuition for ...

Can high blood pressure readings cause high blood pressure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had a hemorrhagic stroke in 2014. He is 75 years old. His blood pressure in the past five days has gone from 123/64 with a heart rate of 50 to 142/77 with a heart rate of 45. It will be in the green for days and then read in 140s for a couple of days. He becomes very ...

Today in History for Oct. 19

Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end. On this date: In 1765, the ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Oct. 19

The square of Mars and Jupiter portends a familiar conflict. It's probable that you won't get to do what you want to do unless you armor yourself against those who would prefer otherwise. In all likelihood, it is your closest loved ones who will be the most persuasive. They want you for their ...

Lost intimacy

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married coming on 19 years. We have two kids. Since we had children, she never seems to want to be intimate with me -- so much so that she went to her general doctor for some help. That was three years ago. She finally figured things out and determined ...