Your stars - July 4

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Added responsibilities will draw your ire.

Your stars - July 3

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look at every detail, but let your intuition determine what and how you move forward.

Your stars - July 1

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t get involved with people or organizations that demonstrate indiscretion or unpredictability.

Your stars - June 30

CANCER (June 21-July 22): A cautious, direct approach to work and getting along with your colleagues will bring the best results.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Enthralled by the wood thrush

There is a place where cool streams flow and the sweet scent of ferns is strong. It is in precisely such tranquil places that the unobtrusive wood thrush retreats from human commotion.

‘It looks suspicious’: Breast cancer at 31

My breast cancer story began like that of so many other women — I noticed a lump.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

DEAR ABBY

Husband’s long hours make married life lonely for wife

DEAR ABBY: I’m 19 and I got married six months ago to the love of my life! We have a great relationship despite how young we are. There’s one problem though: my husband’s job.

Girlfriend expects fireworks when her parents meet his

DEAR ABBY: I have been with “Tom” for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He is 27 and I’m 24. Here’s the problem: He wants our parents to meet before he asks.

Readers defend parents who disapprove of cohabitation

DEAR READERS: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, “Against the tide in New Jersey.” He said his “independent, intelligent, loving” daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and...

Your stars - July 2

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t feel like you have to make a snap decision.

Boyfriend’s teen escapade should be regarded as past

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl).

Woman’s belief of parentage needs facts to back her claim

DEAR ABBY: I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter.

Greet fussy daughter-in-law with open arms and minds

DEAR ABBY: My son is being deployed for 10 months. His wife and baby are coming to live with me, and I am thrilled.