Your stars - Feb. 6

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Listen, but don’t divulge information that can be used against you.

Your stars - Feb. 5

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Check out your options and rely on past experiences ...

Your stars - Feb. 4

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll attract attention and offers that you won’t want to refuse.

Your stars - Feb. 3

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A change of plans will work in your favor.

Your stars - Feb. 2

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Emotional situations will escalate and are best handled diplomatically.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Rick’s List: Boring Food-as-Entertainment edition

I suppose there are worse habits. But it’s still a bit disconcerting how many different shows we regularly devour on The Food Network.

Ready for redpolls?

In the far north, beyond the Canadian Shield, at the very top of the earth there is a small bird whose numbers are in the millions and whose presence defines the open forests of spruce, birch and alder.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

The Cult — April 3 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $40, $50

Shawn Mendes — Aug. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 6; $35

Dave Matthews Band — June 11 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at noon Feb. 19; $20.50-$85

Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, more — April 29 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $60-$100

Coldplay — July 30 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $29.50-$179.50

Brantley Gilbert — June 3 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $30.75-$55.50

Barenaked Ladies — June 25 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $37-$77

Kim Richey — April 27 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $25

DEAR ABBY

Clutter of holiday decorations crushes man’s Christmas spirit

DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations.

Small displays tell larger tale of late husband’s life

DEAR ABBY: My husband passed away recently and I have some items of his I’m unsure how to tastefully display to honor his memory.

Visits to mother-in-law feel like stepping into a fight ring

DEAR ABBY: I am dreading an upcoming trip that includes a visit to my husband’s mother, “Harriet.”

Woman on egg donor registry need not volunteer her status

DEAR ABBY: I recently decided that I wanted to help an infertile couple conceive by becoming an egg donor.

Neighbors’ neglected dog is causing a big stink

DEAR ABBY: We recently bought a new home and have discovered that our elderly neighbors are caring for their grandson’s dog.

Gay father must find way to share son’s parenting

DEAR ABBY: My friend “Steve” is in his mid-20s and became a father a few months ago.

Dad’s ragged appearance may follow him to the grave

DEAR ABBY: My father is 80. In his prime he was a businessman with lots of contacts.