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Horoscopes by Holiday for Oct. 1

This full harvest moon stirs up conflict. Those who cannot tolerate differences of opinion take clashes in worldviews as personal affronts. Like Don Quixote, they thrash at life, angrily defending against windmills they imagine to be giants. The confused, indignant and unreasonable ones are ...

Stop building that wall of resentment

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our late 70s. We have two grown daughters. Twenty years ago, we retired and moved a few states to be closer to our older daughter, "Melissa," and her children. Our younger daughter, "Allie," lives back in our hometown. (She chose not to have kids.) Now, our ...

Not all fiber confers the same benefits

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 35, and have newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes. My hemoglobin A1C went down from 7% to 6.6% on metformin, and my doctor just added Januvia. My cholesterol level is also a bit elevated, and I would like to get my cholesterol and triglycerides down a bit. I am taking ...

Hints From Heloise for Oct. 1

Dear Heloise: There's one aspect of the coronavirus pandemic that I don't see a lot of info on. When I go to the store, I follow the proper guidelines: I stay six feet away from others, wear a face mask, wipe down the shopping buggy, wash hands, use hand sanitizer, etc. I also go alone. What ...

Today in History for Sept. 30

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1938, after co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, "I ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Sept. 30

The past is a good place to go to school and a terrible place to vacation. Sure, good times were had. Also, mistakes were made, opportunities overlooked and more. During this full moon preshow in Pisces, look back only long enough to make a summary of your recent lessons. Tomorrow, we push ...

Time to stay or go

Dear Annie: Almost four years ago, I had a double mastectomy, and five months prior to that, a complete hysterectomy! Over time, I have had 19 surgeries. Needless to say, I haven't felt very good about myself. In fact, I've felt pretty low more times than I can count. Then I found out that my ...

There is a difference between anxiety and an anxiety disorder

DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother has been on anxiety medication for one year. Her anxiety level continues to increase to the extent that she is unable to rest. She currently takes 30 mg buspirone daily for anxiety. She is also on 20 mg losartan. She is in otherwise good health. Is there any additional ...

Hints From Heloise for Sept. 30

Dear Heloise: I recycle jars from baby food-size to spaghetti sauce-size to bring my lunch to work in. I can pack pasta salads, tossed salads, dressings, soup and a lot of other goodies to be eaten cold or microwaved for lunch. It saves money, time and tastes even better on a second day. -- ...

Today in History for Sept. 29

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 2005, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation's 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation. On this date: In 1789, the U.S. War ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Sept. 29

In theory, abstaining from bad habits is simple: you just don't do the bad habit. In reality, the complexity of the human mind can turn even the simplest directive into a mission impossible. Therefore, some desirable behaviors are hard to own. The direction change of Saturn suggests we strive ...

Friend keeps going back for more

Dear Annie: Recently, an old friend got back in touch with me. He had gotten a divorce, and I wanted to be a friend to him because he was going through a lot of grieving. His ex-wife had alcohol issues and was abusing her bipolar medication. She also, prior to their marriage falling apart, got ...

Eye pressure drug was cause of breathing problems

DEAR DR. ROACH: I found your response to a question about shortness of breath in a recent column very interesting, since I had the problem for a couple of years before the cause was identified. I had been to an oncologist, cardiologist and family practice, and had all proper tests and X-rays ...

Hints From Heloise for Sept. 29

Dear Readers: Surely you've noticed retailers posting signs about a coin shortage. It's not really a shortage, it's a distribution problem. During these times of a global pandemic, some businesses have had their doors closed or have been limited in service for social distancing and ...

Today in History for Sept. 26

Today is Saturday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2020. There are 96 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon faced off before a national ...

This Week in History For Sept. 27

Today is Sunday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2020. There are 95 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On September 27, 1964, the government publicly released the report of the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Sept. 28

Where to take relationships will be the big question with Mercury on the move. Tomorrow, the communication planet dips a toe into the realm of transformation which could effect the status of some relationships. Friendships turn to love, love turns to friendship, and business relationships ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

Workers in one of the departments at the former J.F. McElwain shoe factory got a visit from a rather odd-looking Santa, who presumably visited other departments as well while making his annual rounds. The year isn’t known, but an estimate would be the late 1940s to early 1950s. Someone may ...

From The Telegraph Files

Some 85 years ago this month, Nashua’s American Legion Post 3 announced they would be giving away free this aircraft during the 1935 American Legion convention, which Nashua hosted that year. The four men’s identities are unknown. The winner of the free plane, valued at $1,400, was Stewart ...

Controlling husband limits family time; missing out on joy of grandkids

Dear Annie: Once a year, I spend a weekend over at my son’s house to babysit my grandkids. They always take a trip for their anniversary so my son asks me in advance. I don’t mind because I really don’t get to see them often. My husband has a real issue with this. I would let them come ...