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Hints from Heloise for May 22

Dear Heloise: About a week ago I lost my house key. It was a frustrating moment when I discovered I couldn't get into my house. A locksmith charged me $100 to open my door and to make a new house key for me. I never wanted this to happen again, so I put an extra house key in an empty pill ...

Today in History for May 21

Today is Thursday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2020. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 21

If you could only see all the places, meet all the people, taste all the foods... but it's impossible. In preparation for the new moon, stretch your imagination into more possibilities than you've already considered. If you could only do one incredible thing, what would it be? Start there, and ...

Let go of first love

Dear Annie: I've been seeing this guy, "David," on and off for almost a year and a half and we have this long-distance relationship going on. This is my very first relationship, but he's been with a few women in the past. While we can't see each other as often as we'd like, I intend to fix that ...

A tear in artery leaves behind headaches, vertigo and pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: Our 44-year-old daughter had an event called VAD, vertebral artery dissection -- a tear in an inner artery -- which has turned her life upside down. She was very fortunate to have been seen by an emergency room doctor who had heard of VAD and immediately put her on aspirin and ...

Hints From Heloise for May 21

Dear Heloise: At the start of cold and flu season, I got in the habit of washing my hands when I came home after doing errands. But I also added the extra step of wiping down the steering wheel, gear shift, car door handle and anything else I touched with a sanitary wipe. It would seem ...

Today in History for May 20

Today is Wednesday, May 20, the 141st day of 2020. There are 225 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 20, 1961, a white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama, prompting the federal government to send in U.S. marshals to restore order. On ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 20

The dinosaurs that roamed the Mesozoic period ranged in form from rabbit-sized to six-story-building-sized. Such is the case with the monsters of our minds today: some small, some huge, all ancient history. The sun pushes forward into the first air sign, and fear takes flight like a ...

Frustrated being on the front line

Dear Annie: I am a USPS mail carrier. My husband was sent home six weeks ago, with pay, while I head out every morning to the possibility of contracting COVID-19. I've been angry and resentful, and scared. It was most acute about two weeks ago, and, after some tears and talks, I've calmed ...

Don’t count portable oxygen as protection from inhaled virus

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 78-year-old man with severe COPD who is on oxygen 24/7. I use a portable oxygen generator when I need to go to the store or for medical appointments. Does the oxygen protect me from getting virus or flu germs, or is it more likely I will inhale them with the air and ...

Hints From Heloise for May 20

Dear Heloise: My family loves fresh pineapple, so I often buy a pineapple and cut it up for them. The one chore I disliked the most was cutting out the center core, but by accident I found a simple way to do that chore. I use a doughnut cutter to get the center core out. It's easy and quick for ...

Today in History for My 19

Today is Tuesday, May 19, the 140th day of 2020. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 1943, in his second wartime address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his country's full support in the fight against Japan; ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 19

Quick, before the sun slips into Gemini -- what do you know about yourself? More importantly, what (SET ITAL)don't(END ITAL) you know? Record this for the sake of contrast. The new solar journey will bring with it fresh influences, mind expansion, different points of view and novel situations. ...

Fall in Love with yourself again

Dear Annie: I am 81 years old and a longtime reader of your advice column. I thought the message below might be useful to you and your readers somehow. It is certainly authentic. I received it as a link to click on. I couldn't open it, but the sender, who is president of a local seniors group ...

Female infertility drug also treats low testosterone in men

DEAR DR. ROACH: The last time I saw my urologist, I asked him to check my testosterone level because it hadn't been checked in a couple of years. His nurse notified me that it was low and that I should make an appointment with one of his colleagues that specializes in treatment for that. When I ...

Hints From Heloise for May 19

Dear Readers: Do you have paper money that is terribly mangled, soiled or torn up? Rodents, insects, fire, water, buried in the backyard ... all of these things can damage cash to the point that it is unusable. Don't worry, though. The money is more than likely replaceable. A division of the ...

Today in History for May 18

Today is Monday, May 18, the 139th day of 2020. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. On this date: In 1863, the Siege of Vicksburg began during ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 18

There's a "closing time" feeling as the Taurus sun wraps up production. Sure, tomorrow is another chance, but it won't be the same. We know that each day gives us 24 hours. How many moments is that? To find out, strive to make things memorable. Show up ready to participate, and use your time in ...

Your last resort might be someone’s only resort

Dear Annie: Because of the pandemic, people have cleared the shelves of many food items, including flour and prepared foods. After those were wiped out, they started buying up gluten-free foods, leaving those with food allergies with limited products to buy. They don't need that gluten-free ...

For prostate enlargement treatment, it’s meds first, surgery last

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a prior column, you discussed an enlarged prostate, or BPH. How does one know if they have BPH or overactive bladder? I wake up three times a night to urinate. I tried Flomax for three weeks, but it did not work. Tamsulosin plus finasteride seems risky, having two drugs in ...