Your stars - July 28

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Refrain from confronting an emotional situation until you get the proper insight.

Your stars - July 27

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t give in to emotional manipulation.

Your stars - July 26

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get onboard and make a difference.

Your stars - July 25

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Turn up the volume and make some noise.

Your stars - July 24

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Concentrate on personal and relationship changes that will improve your life.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Keep it clean at the bird feeder

Now that the hot weather is here, it’s important to remember to keep bird feeders clean.

Rick’s List - Final Word on Melania’s Speech Edition

I feel it’s only right to go public and clear things up and admit it and apologize for it.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Tom Jones — Sept. 24 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $90, $145

Brian Setzer Orchestra — Nov. 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $20, $40

Megadeth — Oct. 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 29; $35

Kenny Rogers — Dec. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $35

Engelbert Humperdinck — Oct. 16 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 22; $55, $75

Hot Club of Cowtown — Aug. 17 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $28-$32

Sarah McLachlan — July 29 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $49.50-$79.50

Billy Gardell — Oct. 28 at The Vets, Providence; tickets on sale now; $27-$57

DEAR ABBY

Sweet man sours marriage by calling his wife fat

DEAR ABBY: I am a large, overweight woman.

Single mom craves family’s embrace of her daughters

DEAR ABBY: I am a single mother of two biracial daughters ages 2 and 4.

Counseling can’t save marriage lacking intimacy

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost three years to a woman who refuses to share the same bed with me.

Wife foresees a rocky road with husband suffering dementia

DEAR ABBY: After two failed marriages, I married a wonderful man whom I love but am not in love with.

Postal workers meet challenge of delivering kids’ postcards

DEAR ABBY: While our daughter was on vacation with our small grandkids, she bought them postcards and suggested they write us about their vacation.

Dad’s rough horseplay looks a lot like abuse

DEAR ABBY: I am a grandmother and great-grandmother who is concerned about the behavior of my grandson toward his 7-year-old daughter, “Beth,” and her 9-year-old cousin, “Mandy.”

Family resents boyfriend for usurping dad’s chair

DEAR ABBY: My beloved father passed away three years ago.