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  • Ask Amy: Niece terrorizes and bullies entire family

    Ask Amy: Niece terrorizes and bullies entire family
    Dear Amy: My 13-year-old niece, "Heather," is a beautiful girl. I love her but I don't like her. She has a bad attitude toward everyone. She lies constantly and is extremely disrespectful and obnoxious. My 13-year-old daughter continues to be a target...
  • Companies can learn from the NFL's new domestic violence rules

    Companies can learn from the NFL's new domestic violence rules
    The National Football League has enormous power in this country, and it's good to see the season starting with that power pushing in a positive direction. In the face of considerable — and deserved — criticism over its handling of players...
  • Ask Amy: Humiliation leads to unhealthy rumination

    Ask Amy: Humiliation leads to unhealthy rumination
    Dear Amy: A year ago I attended a sports event with three other men, one of whom I had never met. As we chatted, waiting for the game to start, this stranger commented on my appearance in a degrading and humiliating way. I was absolutely stunned by this...
  • Stem-cell therapy works wonders for a dog -- and his owner

    Stem-cell therapy works wonders for a dog -- and his owner
    The same remedy that healed journalist Julia Szabo's dog wound up saving her life. Part of Szabo's book, "Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure that Healed My Best Friend and Saved My Life" (Lyon's Press, Guilford, CT, 2014; $16.47), is devoted to a black...
  • Your dog will love your car as much as you do

    Your dog will love your car as much as you do
    Q: Will our dog recognize that we have a shiny new car? -- T.U., Lincolnwood, IL A: Your dog will instantly realize this "moving machine" is different from the old jalopy. Even if your old car didn't smell like "dog" to you, it sure did to your pet,...
  • Restaurant review: Osteria Langhe ★★

    Restaurant review: Osteria Langhe ★&#9733
    At some point, Chicago's Italian restaurants lost their focus, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Going back 30 years, Italian restaurants in town self-identified as "Northern Italian" or "Southern Italian." These were grotesquely oversimplified terms;...
  • Ask Amy: Heartbroken dad ponders 'Ozzie and Harriet' divorce

    Ask Amy: Heartbroken dad ponders 'Ozzie and Harriet' divorce
    Dear Amy: My 44-year-old daughter, who has been married for nearly 22 years to a wonderful man (my opinion), has just announced that they plan to divorce. They have two great children: One is starting college this fall, and one will be starting...
  • Don't expect Bears defense to be fixed overnight

    Don't expect Bears defense to be fixed overnight
    Maybe the greatest fallacy surrounding the Bears in 2014 is the idea that the offseason rebuild of the defensive line will have the same effect that rebuilding the offensive line did last season. It's great to see professional defensive linemen, no...
  • Ask Amy: Parental breakup takes a toll on adult daughter

    Ask Amy: Parental breakup takes a toll on adult daughter
    Dear Amy: I'm a young woman in my 20s. I live some distance from my parents, but we have always been a close family. A few weeks ago I found out that my father has been unfaithful, and that he and my mother are separating. My relationship with my...
  • Ask Amy: Wife is rude toward husband with dementia

    Ask Amy: Wife is rude toward husband with dementia
    Dear Amy: My father-in-law has an early form of dementia and tends to repeat himself frequently. The stories he tells about the good old days or his trials and tribulations at work (he has a part-time job) are very familiar to the family. Because he...
  • Ask Amy: First responders respond to emergency query

    Ask Amy: First responders respond to emergency query
    Dear Amy: Now that many residences no longer have home phones with the number listed in a phone book and through 411, how do first responders contact a parent or loved one in case of an emergency? There are six of us in our family. Now that our children...