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  • Ask Amy: Woman dreads telling parents she's pregnant

    Ask Amy: Woman dreads telling parents she's pregnant
    Dear Amy: Recently my husband and I decided we wanted to have another baby. A few days ago we learned that I'm pregnant. This would normally be a happy occasion, but the problem is my parents. They ruined my whole first pregnancy. They were angry from...
  • Ask Amy: Woman treats friend like a spare tire

    Ask Amy: Woman treats friend like a spare tire
    Dear Amy: I'm a woman in my late 20s. For several years, my friend "Terence" has always been there for me. He has helped when I've gone through breakups, when my mother had cancer and when my house was vandalized and all my stuff was stolen. He does...
  • Rachel Marsden: Canadian attack prompts absurd reactions

    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions...
  • Ask Amy: Long-ago abuse haunts survivor

    Ask Amy: Long-ago abuse haunts survivor
    Dear Amy: My sister's ex-husband tried to molest me from the time I was 11 years old until I was 17. It never went beyond forced kissing and touching, and I never told my parents or my sister because I was afraid that my father would literally kill him....
  • Restaurant review: Salero ★★★

    Restaurant review: Salero ★★★
    Salero is barely 2 months old, but it has Chicago's dining scene buzzing. The Spanish-inspired restaurant is the latest from Wood owner Franco Gianni, and like Wood, is run by executive chef Ashlee Aubin, who is becoming a force to be reckoned with in...
  • Ask Amy: Girlfriend bothered by boyfriend's nude habits

    Ask Amy: Girlfriend bothered by boyfriend's nude habits
    Dear Amy: I've been dating a guy for two months. He is funny, smart, drop-dead handsome, generous and really good to me. We almost never argue, but there are two things I can't get over. He lives with four other guys in a big house. They each have their...
  • Why narratives are more powerful than ideas

    There is an enormous amount of whining these days about our ideological debates. This gets the problem wrong. Ideological debates are fought over ideas, but politics is more often about competing stories, or, as the eggheads call them, "narratives." Much...
  • Paul McCarthy: Provocative American artist miscalculates the French

    Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy recently made international news by erecting a giant green sex toy in Paris' Place Vendome and calling it "Tree." Before the installation could officially open this week, some Paris residents forced the object's...
  • Are book clubs the wave of the future at work?

    Are book clubs the wave of the future at work?
    Turns out, reading at work can be good for employees and the workplace. Reading, I'm told, is a good thing to do. I'm not sure I agree with that, because reading forces my brain to do thinky things, and thinky things are dangerous because they can...
  • Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets

    Second-hand smoke is bad news for people and pets
    Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you. -- D.G.,...
  • Ask Amy: Life is perfect, but the toddler must go!

    Ask Amy: Life is perfect, but the toddler must go!
    Dear Amy: I recently joined a wonderful family when I married a great man. Everything's perfect — except for his nephew. The boy is not quite old enough to be in school yet, but this poor little guy has been coddled by his mother since the day...