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Age gap is inappropriate

Dear Annie: My husband is 59 years old and thinks it is OK to ogle young girls less than 18 years of age -- more like 15 to 16. He does this with me present and says it is natural behavior and that all men do it. I say it is disrespectful to me and resembles pedophile behavior. I am 64 years ...

Antibiotics for recurrent UTI cause concern

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a fit 85-year-old woman. I walk regularly and eat healthily. I have severe COPD and have been on the recommended dosage of Symbicort for 40 to 50 years. Within the past several years I have been getting urinary tract infections every second month, if not every month. My ...

Hints From Heloise for Oct. 20

Dear Heloise: If you like Brazil nuts but hate to crack them because it is hard to get out the meat from the shell, I have a solution. I put the Brazil nuts, still in their shells, in the freezer. I take out a handful and crack the frozen nut. They often come out whole or in large pieces. -- ...

Today in History for Oct. 19

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2021. There are 73 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 2001, U.S. special forces began operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant new phase of the assault against the Taliban and al-Qaida. On ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Oct. 19

To do what feels right to you, you must distinguish between "right" and its sneaky impersonator, "comfortable." The right thing is often quite uncomfortable indeed. It may require you to face a fear, make efforts you weren't planning and work harder than you wanted. But it invigorates and you ...

Girlfriend changed her tune

Dear Annie: I've been in a relationship for about three years. Both of us are estranged from our spouses. We stayed in marriages because of our children and are still married now for other reasons. We both struggled with spouses who slept around. Neither of us had a relationship outside of ...