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Health, Lifestyles & History

Today in History for Dec. 28

Today is Monday, Dec. 28, the 363rd day of 2020. There are three days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 1612, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. (Neptune wasn't officially discovered until 1846 by Johann ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Dec. 28

To ask and then get an answer is far more satisfying than to come across a bunch of answers without the benefit of a previous curiosity. Use this principle in your favor as Neptune challenges the Gemini moon. Readily given information will be promptly forgotten. Instead, ask and be asked. ...

It’s your life

Dear Annie: I am a highly successful professional single mother in my mid-40s. My ex-husband and I divorced 10 years ago, and we have two wonderful children. I am happily dating a colleague, and all of my friends and some of my family are happy for me and like my boyfriend. The problem is my ...

Time and effort needed to treat intermittent explosive disorder

DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, you wrote about intermittent explosive disorder. I have this condition and would like your help dealing with it. I can lose my self-control and get so upset that I swear. I have attempted to control myself, but if I do not watch myself, I get very angry and then feel ...

Hints From Heloise for Dec. 28

Today's Sound Off is about Medical Care: Dear Heloise: I work in a physician's office, and I am amazed at how many people get angry over a co-pay or refuse to pay a bill because they think medical treatment should be free. It's not, and running an office is very expensive. First, co-pays ...

Today in History for Dec. 27

Today is Sunday, Dec. 27, the 362nd day of 2020. There are four days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 27, 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin (hah-FEE'-zoo-lah ah-MEEN'), who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by ...

Today in History for Dec. 26

Today is Saturday, Dec. 26, the 361st day of 2020. There are five days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 26, 2004, more than 230,000 people, mostly in southern Asia, were killed by a 100-foot-high tsunami triggered by a 9.1-magnitude earthquake beneath the Indian ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Dec. 26

The benevolent moon forms one harmonious connection after another as it travels through the realm of Taurus. This is the part of the zodiac focused on appetite and materialism, quality and luxury, having and wanting. Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter are all touched by a most enlightening hunger -- ...

This Week in History for Dec. 27-Jan. 2

Today is Sunday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2020. There are four days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On Dec. 27, 2001, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced that Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

Dated Dec. 22, 1956, this photo shows children whose families were congregants of St. Louis de Gonzague Church posing for a photo while rehearsing for a Christmas pageant. The church, which is now named St. Aloysius of Gonzaga Parish, had an affiliated school, which the children may have ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Dec. 27

Lucky trines dot the start of the season like glowing luminaries on a winding walk. Earlier Mercury and Uranus threw in an earth sign surprise, and now the sun is in on it. Ambitions are realized in surprising ways. The moon and Venus create the soundtrack, winding up delicious anticipation. ...

Hints From Heloise

Dear Readers: Let’s just say it: This year has taken a lot out of us. Fears about our health, finances and family, all stoked by COVID, have really done a number on the psyche. Here are some hints from the Mayo Clinic (www.MayoClinic.org) to help: • Sleep is critical. Your body and ...

Take 10 minutes of your time and make someone’s day brighter

Dear Annie: I read your column every day. Of course, lately, the issues revolve around COVID-19 and the problem of being unable to gather for significant events, especially holidays. People seem to be going the extra mile to find alternative ways to “gather.” I would appreciate it if you ...

Today in History for Dec. 25

Today is Friday, Dec. 25, the 360th day of 2020. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 25, 1990, the World Wide Web, the system providing quick access to websites over the Internet, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, as computer ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Dec. 25

For most of human history, shelter and food was iffy, especially in dropped temperatures. If you have both of those, then try not to let the expectations of the day obscure the fact that, for all the weirdness of 2020, this is still one of the safest times to be alive. A Taurus moon casts a ...

Find joy this season

Dear Readers: Although this holiday season has looked very different for us due to not being able to travel or see loved ones, let's try and remember the spirit of the season and that this is only temporary. Wishing you all a joyous, albeit unordinary, end to the holidays. Enjoy these ...

Blood thinners are critical in first year after stent placement

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 75-year-old wife had two third generation medicine-eluting stents inserted into a branch of the left anterior coronary artery in January 2020. On 75 mg of clopidogrel and 81 mg of aspirin for nine and a half months, she has endured several serious nosebleeds, one of which ...

Hints From Heloise for Dec. 25

Dear Readers: Today we celebrate the birth of a man who is sometimes called the Prince of Peace. Peace is something this nation and the entire world needs more of these days. In a world of war, sickness and violence, it may seem as though world peace is out of our grasp. Peace does not come ...

Today in History for Dec. 24

Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 359th day of 2020. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1814, the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 following ratification by both the British ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Dec. 24

A gift is a communication, as is a song, meal, decoration, outfit and so much more. There's little we do that is, in fact, not some kind of communication between people or between aspects of the self or the spiritual realm. The harmonious arrangement of Mercury and Uranus in Earth signs grounds ...