Your stars June 25

Happy Birthday: Share your thoughts and feelings. Know what you are up against and remain moderate when asked to pitch in, donate or take on too much. Indulgence and overreacting will hold you back. Take small but manageable steps forward and you will reach your destination with...

Your stars June 24

Happy Birthday: Expand your interests, knowledge and learn all you can about the people and cultural differences that surround you. Knowing who you are dealing with will help you make the most of your encounters with the people who can affect your life. Go with the flow not...

Your stars June 22

Happy Birthday: Look at your life from a distance and size up what's going well and what isn't. You can make changes if you put your mind to it, so don't wallow in negativity or a defeatist attitude before you even begin. If you are prudent, you can make alterations that are...

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Rick's List - Unrestricted TV Viewing edition

Columnist settles in to watch stuff he wouldn't ordinarily see if his wife wasn't out of town

The gift of a grandchild

I was pretty sure I had lost my soul.

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Hospice volunteer's woeful tales wear her family down

DEAR ABBY: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that's great. The problem is, all she ever talks about anymore is the families and patients she helps. I'm tired of coming home from school or work and hearing about her...

Woman takes a hands-off approach to blind dates

DEAR ABBY: I'm a single 38-year-old woman. I haven't been in a relationship in more than 10 years because of school, work and kids. Lately, since I graduated, I have been on a string of blind dates. Men seem to want to hold my...

Family communication gap is sparked by dad's disapproval

DEAR ABBY: We are from the Middle East. My younger brother married an American woman and moved to Arizona, where her family lives. Because our dad didn't approve, my brother made the plans behind our back and told Dad in an...

Girlfriend deserves to know about man's abusive past

DEAR ABBY: My brother is in a long-term relationship. Throughout my teenage years, he raped me every chance he got. The emotional and physical abuse has left my life broken. Should I tell his girlfriend about it? I did confront...

Gal pals can't see positives in woman's open marriage

DEAR ABBY: I've been in an extramarital relationship for 10 years. My husband knows, and so do my close friends. I love this man dearly, but neither of us want it to be full-time. I have children at home and don't want to...

Friend finds gender fluidity a hard concept to swallow

DEAR ABBY: I have a longtime friend I see almost every day. She's an awesome friend. Her children are adults. One of them is gay; the other is a transgender male. I respect her for supporting her children, learning everything...

Parents debate whether teens are ready to stay home alone

DEAR ABBY: I've never written to you before, but I'm having a disagreement with my husband. We are taking our daughter out of state to drop her off at college in August. Our twin 15-year-old boys will be starting high school at...