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Health, Lifestyles & History

Unbalanced dinner bill

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been friends with this couple for over 10 years. We met when our kids were in grade school. We would get together with this couple regularly over the years for dinner and drinks, while the kids would stay at home. When we go out, we would always split the bill ...

Cleaning the inside of your car

Dear Readers: Need to clean the carpeting in your car? If it doesn't get clean with just vacuuming, use a wet sponge to rub foam rug cleaner into it. Let it dry and then vacuum. To ensure leather seats aren't stained while cleaning them, only use a leather cleaner. Then apply a top coat of a ...

Enlarged prostate and overactive bladder play alternating roles

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 77 years old and have a quite enlarged prostate, according to my doctor. Often, an hour or so after I drink a cup of coffee, I'll feel like I have to urinate. If I'm in the middle of doing something trivial and try to put it off, it will become more and more urgent to the ...

Today in History for Jan. 5

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2022. There are 360 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 5, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 5

The day begins with the moon in altruistic Aquarius, a bright moment for using technological tools to connect and help one another. Make someone's life better and the soul touched and spirit lifted will ultimately be your own. A soulful Pisces moon closes out the day with emotions more acutely ...

Let your children fly

Dear Annie: I cried when I was reading the letters from parents about not letting go of their children in college. My mother was so strict with me that I was not even allowed to go to college. A new local college was opened the year I graduated from high school, but my parents' excuse for me ...