Your stars Feb. 21

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep your emotions level regardless of what is inferred or who steps in your way. Own what you do and use your knowledge and experience to overrule anyone who challenges you. Don't argue, state facts. 5 stars TAURUS (April 20-May...

Your stars Feb. 20

Happy Birthday: Work toward a goal that doesn't entail relying on other people. You can get ahead if you are diligent when it comes to detail. Assess what's important to you and make that your priority this year. Impulsive actions will end up being costly and time-consuming.

Your stars Feb. 19

Happy Birthday: Think twice before you react. There will be a fine line between truth and deception. Listen, observe and have the patience to wait for all the facts to come in before you make a decision that will influence the rest of your life. Be smart and attentive, and...

Your stars Feb. 18

Happy Birthday: Look at the big picture. Re-evaluate what has transpired in the past and put together a plan that will encourage you to live life your own way. Start by picking up the skills, knowledge and experience required to reach your goals. Don't limit what you can do.

Your stars Feb. 17

Happy Birthday: Stay grounded. If you let your emotions take over, you will tend to overreact and make poor choices. Look at each situation you face as the year unfolds and you will find the best solutions. Time is on your side and taking positive and progressive steps toward a...




See one, do one, teach one

So much of medical education is based on the following dictum: "see one, do one, teach one." Drawing blood. Lancing an abscess. Suturing a laceration. Sticking a needle into the jugular vein. Like most doctors in training, I saw one,...

Never such snows in the memory of man

If you endure rather than enjoy New England winters, turn up the thermostat and grab a mug of hot coffee while you read this story of two epic winters.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Lady Gaga — Nov. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 20; $49-$399

The Impractical Jokers — July 29 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 17; $52-$64.75

Aaron Lewis — May 28 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $49-$69

Jane Monheit — April 20 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $48

Graham Parker — May 4 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35-$38

Future, Migos, more — May 20 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 17; $26-$89.50

Luke Bryan — May 13 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 17; $34.25-$83




Wife whose husband fights dirty may need a clean break

DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It's been three years since our wedding, and he still can't let it go...

Angry daughter-in-law may want more free baby sitting

DEAR ABBY: My daughter-in-law is extremely jealous of the close relationship I have with my daughter. If I spend time with my daughter and grandson, she gets mad at me and keeps my grandchildren from me. I need advice on how to...

Late to bed and late to rise makes mom and kids tardy

DEAR ABBY: I will be spending a couple of months visiting my daughter, who is a single mom. She has asked me to help her wake her 8- and 11-year-old kids in the morning and have them ready for school. Unfortunately, she...

Bride wants wedding guests to check politics at the door

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I are getting married in a year. We have some very close gay friends, and I have gay family members on my mom's side. The majority of our family is gay-friendly, but a few of them on my father's side are very open about...

Grandpa foils kids' vegetarian diet with fast food

DEAR ABBY: I have been a vegetarian for 12 years. My husband has been one on and off for five years. I thought our children, 7 and 3, had never had meat in their lives. I recently found out that my father-in-law has been feeding...

Mom of heroin addicts seeks support to battle depression

DEAR ABBY: My daughter and son are heroin addicts. After living through this hell for 11 years, I have reached my breaking point. My daughter, who just turned 18, is in jail. My heart is broken. Therapists, parent sessions, etc.

Husband's affair could be more about money than love

DEAR ABBY: I am 68 and my husband is 80. I just found out he is involved with a 40-year-old woman. He says it is not an affair because they haven't actually had sex! I don't know what to do. Can you help...