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  • Ask Amy: Teen's sugar addiction isn't so sweet

    Ask Amy: Teen's sugar addiction isn't so sweet
    Dear Amy: I am a young teen who has a bad addiction to sugar. When I have tea, I put way too much sugar in it. I eat a ton of chocolate. My parents keep telling me to cut back on the sugar and candy. It's not because I'm overweight, it's just because...
  • Ask Amy: Trading compliments would complete couple's connection

    Ask Amy: Trading compliments would complete couple's connection
    Dear Amy: My husband and I have been married for 28 years. We've had some ups and downs, but we have three great (adult) kids, a nice house, decent jobs, no debt, and we generally get along well. A couple of years ago I found out that my husband had...
  • The 'n-word' overshadows the terrorist threat

    The 'n-word' overshadows the terrorist threat
    Most of the coverage about the Oklahoma University fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon specifically focuses on the students using a racial slur to describe African Americans. Their gleeful singing about lynching is overshadowed by that boogeyman — the...
  • Ask Amy: Family looks in the closet after mother's death

    Ask Amy: Family looks in the closet after mother's death
    Dear Amy: Please settle a disagreement for me. Recently my mother passed away. She was in her 80s, and when the family started to clean out the drawers and closets in her house we discovered that she had accumulated a large number of the same type of...
  • How Hillary can defeat Hillary

    If Hillary Clinton didn't do anything wrong, why is she so reluctant to talk about it? It is hard to call her barely legal use of her personal account to conduct government business a "scandal," since she so resolutely refuses to sound scandalized by it....
  • Ask Amy: Donation for 'face time' results in uncharitable reaction

    Ask Amy: Donation for 'face time' results in uncharitable reaction
    Dear Amy: In an attempt to beautify her neighborhood, a popular blogger asked her followers for money to repaint a community fence. Anyone who donated $400 would be entitled to an hour's "face time" with the blogger on Skype. Being lonely and in...
  • 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...