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Health, Lifestyles & History

Today in History for Aug. 3

Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2020. There are 150 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 3, 1993, the Senate voted 96-to-three to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On this date: In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Aug. 3

When you're making choices for yourself, the answer doesn't have to be objectively optimal, it only has to be a good fit. One person's good decision is another person's disastrous choice. Considering the difficult square between Mars and Jupiter, the shortest route to creating harmony may be ...

Let her do it her way

Dear Annie: Every year, my sister organizes a family reunion, which is held at a local botanical garden the weekend after Labor Day. She reserves the location and coordinates the food. There are usually 60-70 people, and the adults are assigned to "setup," "serving" or "tear-down/cleanup" ...

If atrial fibrillation is on and off, why are meds full time?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a male, 71, with a bovine aortic value that was installed 11 years ago. I went into atrial fibrillation six years ago and had an electric shock to stop it. That lasted a week, and was followed by an ablation, which kept me out of atrial fibrillation for five years. I went ...

Hints From Heloise for Aug. 3

Today's Sound Off is about planning a wedding: Dear Heloise: My fiance and I want a small, intimate wedding in mid-October. Neither of us has been married before (I'm 28 and my fiance is 31), but we feel a large wedding is just not for us. We want an evening ceremony of no more than 70 people. ...

Today in History for Aug. 1

Today is Saturday, Aug. 1, the 214th day of 2020. There are 152 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1, 1957, the United States and Canada announced they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). On this date: In 1714, Britain's ...

From The Telegraph Files

This undated photo of the Lyndeborough Village Store looks like it was taken in the 1940s, when it appears the store had a gasoline pump.

This Week in History for Aug. 2-7

Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, the 215th day of 2020. There are 151 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On August 2, 1776, members of the Second Continental Congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence. ––– On this ...

It’s never wrong to ask for help: Man afraid of getting caught

Dear Annie: My letter about how to deal with my wife about getting a second dog made it in your column. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought it would! This is a nightmare right out of a TV sitcom whereby the husband does something stupid that publicly humiliates his wife, and their ...

Hints From Heloise for Aug. 1

Dear Readers: It’s Aug. 1, known by dog lovers as DOGust 1st! It’s the day to celebrate shelter dogs. When you adopt a dog from a shelter, the staff can only approximate the age of the dog, so Aug. 1 is designated as the shelter dogs’ universal birthday for all. To celebrate, take your ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Aug. 2

The August moon hangs heavy in an Aquarian slice of the summer sky. This humanitarian lunar influence recalls the responsibility of each individual to the human collective and celebrates the accompanying sense of belonging. Associated names for this moon include: green corn moon, grain moon, ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Aug. 1

The Leo sun squares off with Uranus in headstrong Taurus, indicating surprise challenges to rock our grounding. The issues at hand seem rooted in the core of our being, though that is a matter of perspective. Truly, it's a matter of identification. When is a problem, (gift, responsibility, ...

Today in History for July 31

Today is Friday, July 31, the 213th day of 2020. There are 153 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 31, 1777, during the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army. On this ...

Today in History for July 31

There are lows lower than the lowest valley, but you have to work harder to get to them, as there will be digging. And there are highs higher than the highest mountaintop, but again it takes the effort of flight. Mercury and Pluto in opposition will muse as to the benefit of accepting the ...

Words, words, words

Dear Annie: What is the protocol when a dear friend repeatedly uses an incorrect word or incorrectly pronounces something when speaking to you? For instance, recently, my friend was speaking of the proper "protocol" for visiting a doctor's office (under these pandemic conditions), but she said ...

Shortness of breath has many causes

DEAR DR. ROACH: A recent column discussed shortness of breath on exercise. My aunt had this exact same scenario, and it turned out to be lung cancer. She ignored it for a while, then when she got checked out, it was too late -- she had stage 4 lung cancer. Please tell this person to see an ...

Hints from Heloise for July 31

Dear Heloise: I have some suggestions on brushing our teeth: First, throw out a toothbrush after you have a cold or anything that causes germs to travel. Next, if you run out of toothpaste, you can use baking soda and salt. It doesn't taste too good and it's abrasive, but it does the job. And ...

Today in History for July 29

Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 211th day of 2020. There are 155 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 29, 1967, an accidental rocket launch on the deck of the supercarrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin resulted in a fire and explosions that killed 134 ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 29

Some thoughts have all the deliciousness of an open box of chocolates. Impulse takes over and, before you're consciously aware, you've already reached in and maybe even take a bite. Then, of course, it's too late to put it back in the box. The Scorpio moon invites us to consciously embrace and ...