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  • Rachel Marsden: Intelligence agencies must be able to fight terrorism in secret

    PARIS -- Does anyone else miss the days when intelligence agencies were permitted to operate covertly and it was considered totally acceptable that they do so? It seems to be increasingly the case that Western countries are perceived as less than...
  • Ask Amy: Old friends' connection skips a generation

     Ask Amy: Old friends' connection skips a generation
    Dear Amy: My husband and I have been friends with "Alice" and "Jim" for many years. Our daughters are the same age, so we have spent a lot of family time together, sharing celebrations, car trips, barbecues, etc. Our kids were best friends too. Now both...
  • Snowstorms bring out the best in us — snow piles, the worst

    Snowstorms bring out the best in us — snow piles, the worst
    Big snowfalls bring out the best in us. As the flakes fall and the wind whips mounds into drifts, we rally. Those of us who can, shovel off our own sidewalks and maybe go a house or two up and down the street. Snowblower heroes carve pathways down...
  • Ask Amy: Teen already anxious about sleep-away camp

     Ask Amy: Teen already anxious about sleep-away camp
    Dear Amy: I'm almost 15 years old. My parents signed me up for a one-week sleep-away camp this summer. I am looking forward to this, except that I don't like being away from home. Ever since I was a kid, I have had high anxiety in new situations and I...
  • Stand up to abusive bosses — you'll be a better employee for it

    Stand up to abusive bosses — you'll be a better employee for it
    I think we can all agree that the best way to deal with abusive bosses and managers is to round them up and ship them to a small island in the Pacific Ocean, preferably one populated by an unusually large number of hungry tigers. Sadly, that method is...
  • Let's talk — really talk — about workplace email

     Let's talk — really talk — about workplace email
    Let's talk about workplace communication. You go first. Oops, sorry, this isn't the best medium for a conversation. I should've thought of that first. In fact, that's something we should all think about first before deciding how we're going to...
  • Ask Amy: Brother's laziness should have consequences

    Ask Amy: Brother's laziness should have consequences
    Dear Amy: My younger brother has become very unhelpful around the house. Our parents got divorced about two years ago, and although it was rough at first I think my brother and I are doing OK. He is a freshman in high school and I am a junior. My father...
  • Ask Amy: Birth mother wants no part of 'After School Special'

    Ask Amy: Birth mother wants no part of 'After School Special'
    Dear Amy: Periodically you run letters from adopted people searching for their birth families. I want to speak as a birth mother. When a baby is surrendered to adoption there has been a heartbreaking amount of consideration and soul-searching. The...
  • Noisy parrot may have been lovesick!

    Noisy parrot may have been lovesick!
    Q: I recently gave my 18-year-old African Grey parrot to a bird sanctuary because he became restless and climbed and squawked a lot. In his huge new cage, he seems happier. I visit him every week, but I wonder if this is actually detrimental to helping...
  • A little enrichment could give your pet a new lease on life

    A little enrichment could give your pet a new lease on life
    I contend that the average monkey, bear or lion in a zoo has a richer life than most of our dogs and cats at home. In fact, all pets require some enrichment, even lizards, and most certainly, pet parrots. Providing enrichment means manipulating the...
  • 'Race relations' a nebulous thing in the hands of pollsters

    Whenever I see a poll that says race relations have gotten worse under President Barack Obama, I want to respond: compared to what? I don't hear a decent answer to that question from the pollsters. All I hear is more polls. The latest comes with the...