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  • Ask Amy: Adoptee finds birth family, encounters denial

    Ask Amy: Adoptee finds birth family, encounters denial
    Dear Amy: I am a female adoptee in my 40s. I was raised by a great family but was always curious about my roots. In my 20s I was able to reach out anonymously to my birth mother through the adoption agency, but she refused to have any contact with me....
  • Ask Amy: Son should be sent packing with a roll of quarters

    Ask Amy: Son should be sent packing with a roll of quarters
    Dear Amy: My two adult kids live at home with my husband and me. Our son is 25; our daughter is 23. Both are college grads with good jobs. They make more money than I do. I work and also do all the laundry and cooking. I don't mind having them home...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's video-game interventionism is no help to Europe

    U.S. President Barack Obama, the premature Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears to have finally pried himself away from the gaming console and gone outside for some fresh air. Hopefully he'll stay there so Europe can recover from its hangover -- and from...
  • Pet pledges for 2015 benefit their people, too

    Pet pledges for 2015 benefit their people, too
    New Year's resolutions are no longer reserved just for ourselves; many people now make resolutions for their pets, too. My Facebook fans (at http://www.facebook.com/SteveDalePetWorld) chimed in from around the world with their pet pledges for 2015. Here...
  • John Kass: Parents should be able to lay down the law -- without the law

    The way America is going on the child discipline front -- cops in Florida are being asked to supervise corporal punishment of children -- soon no one will be able to understand a fundamental story of my childhood: The one about the bloody ear and the...
  • Ask Amy: Newlywed hates his wife. What next?

    Ask Amy: Newlywed hates his wife. What next?
    Dear Amy: I've been married for two weeks and frankly I hate my wife. She is completely lazy, and pays absolutely no attention to me. She was so nice when we were dating, but it was probably all just for show. I come from a "richer type of family" and...
  • Pills that taste good go down easier

    Q: Years ago, I remember watching you on "Animal Planet" explaining how you'd trained your cat to take a pill. Now my cat needs a pill, and no matter I do, she drops it on the floor, then walks away. Any advice? -- L.G., via cyberspace A: First, buy an...
  • Ask Amy: Apartment life comes with the stomp of little feet

    Ask Amy: Apartment life comes with the stomp of little feet
    Dear Amy: My husband and I have been living in our apartment for the past three years and generally enjoy it. However, the couple that lives in the apartment directly above us have custody of the husband's two children (elementary age) every other...
  • Ask Amy: Wife wonders if she should curl up and dye

    Ask Amy: Wife wonders if she should curl up and dye
    Dear Amy: I have been married for 17 years, and for the past year I have stopped coloring my hair. Last week my husband told me that he is not attracted to me anymore — mainly because of my hair color. I feel very strongly about not coloring my...
  • New pet gifts promise happy holidays for furred and feathered family members

    New pet gifts promise happy holidays for furred and feathered family members
    More than ever before, some of those presents under the Christmas tree, as well as Hanukah gifts, are intended for barking, purring, or even squawking members of the family. Just over half all of all dogs, nearly 40 percent of cats, and 25 percent of pet...
  • Ask Amy: Daughter's boyfriend not a good match for parents

     Ask Amy: Daughter's boyfriend not a good match for parents
    Dear Amy: Our adult daughter is intelligent, but her choice in a boyfriend has us worried. She has a college degree and has always been a hard worker. Her mother and I have stressed the importance of education in today's working world. Her boyfriend...