Your stars April 26

Happy Birthday: Make your voice heard. Rely on your ability to see situations clearly and act precisely in order to have a calming influence on chaotic situations. Take ownership of what's happening and be responsible. How you react and deal with others will determine how far...

Your stars April 25

Happy Birthday: Making personal or professional changes are favored if you do so for the right reasons. Taking a risk or acting on hearsay is not recommended. Use this year to formulate your plan and put your strategy in place carefully. Don't leave any room for error and you...

Your stars April 24

Happy Birthday: Take a serious look at your financial situation and strategize how you can lower your overhead. Taking on extra work is possible, but don't do so if it will put you in another tax bracket. It's important to divide your time equally between home, work, play and...

Your stars April 23

Happy Birthday: The less anyone knows about your plans, the less interference you will face. Work hard to get everything in place and to find out all you can about the things you want to accomplish or fit into your future. Refuse to let anyone goad you into something that is not...

Your stars April 22

Happy Birthday: Help the people you love and care for. What you do for others will reflect the type of person you are and affect what you will receive in return. Find the most proficient way to improve your health as well as master your skills. Checking out your options and...

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'It's better when it's about people'

My current office is at the end of a hall that I share with cardiologists and gynecologists, the idea being to facilitate communication.

A well-seasoned set of concerts await ECSO fans

Today’s quiz: What does a symphony orchestra concert have in common with sex? Answer: As Oscar Wilde reportedly said of sex, “Some take it like the sacrament and some take it like tea.” Some folks yearn for...

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DEAR ABBY

While wife's sex drive races, husband is stuck in neutral

DEAR ABBY: I've been married almost four years. My husband and I are both barely 40, still quite young, but we have sex only once or twice a month. Our relationship is great, and we love each other. I just wish we had sex more...

New house responsibilities put wife down in the dumps

DEAR ABBY: My husband decided to buy a house. I never wanted one and now I'm depressed. I am thankful that my husband provides for the family and puts a roof over our heads, but now that we are in our house, my days are...

Man comes clean too late with the truth about his STD

DEAR ABBY: I recently had sex. Afterward the man told me he had an STD. He then proceeded to explain why he told me after instead of being upfront with me. I'm paranoid about that kind of thing, and he knew it before we became...

Widower in new relationship is shunned by sisters-in-law

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 43 years died nine months ago after losing her four-year battle with cancer. I met a woman who had also experienced tragedy in her life, and we started seeing each other casually. When my wife's three...

Liquor found in teen's car was purchased by her dad

DEAR ABBY: I have a 16-year-old stepdaughter, "Candy." My wife recently discovered three bottles of liquor in the car Candy drives. When confronted, she told my wife the booze was for an upcoming party. We grounded her. My...

New study aims at stopping Alzheimer's before it starts

DEAR ABBY: More than 10,000 baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day, and enter the "age of risk" for Alzheimer's disease. I have witnessed the devastating effects of this disease in my work as a neurologist, as a clinical...

Ex-wife's anger at her friend's betrayal spills over to daughter

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband had an affair with a woman who was one of my dearest friends. My heart is broken; my marriage is over. I have lost my home and my friend. It has been a struggle for me to recover. My daughter, with...