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  • Mentoring programs can make an office feel like home

    Mentoring programs can make an office feel like home
    For my money (of which I have none), a mentoring program is one of the best ways to promote strong human connections at work. The idea of a veteran worker who can be a friend and guide through the early stages of a new hire's career is smart, simple and...
  • Ask Amy: Amy channels W.C. Fields for baby-loathing guy

     Ask Amy: Amy channels W.C. Fields for baby-loathing guy
    Dear Amy: I make no secret that I'm not a fan of kids. I don't want to baby-sit. I don't want kids of my own. I don't think kids of any age are cute. I definitely don't want to hold them. Those last two items are causing me trouble. See, many of my...
  • New drug showing promise against once fatal FIP

    TAMPA, FLA. -- Your questions are answered this week by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Conference here, March 12-15, and a meeting of the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors directly following the conference. AAHA...
  • Ask Amy: Wife's grip on the purse strings is abusive

     Ask Amy: Wife's grip on the purse strings is abusive
    Dear Amy: The company I worked for offered an early retirement package. Since I am not old enough to draw on my pension I would have to roll it all over. I discussed this with my wife, and we came to the conclusion that this would be OK. She said if I...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is America tough enough to deal with modern threats?

    PARIS -- The Green Berets need to throw more tea parties, don't you think? The federal government is requesting public-sector proposals from contractors to train U.S. Special Forces in ethnography and cultural work. That includes, according to the...
  • John Kass: NFL rookie's decision to retire another sign football is doomed

    Years ago Rush Limbaugh called me a liberal sportswriter, suggesting I was the harbinger of death to football in America. Happily, though, loyal readers know that I'm not even remotely liberal. Just ask my editors, or the legions of Obama's peeved off...
  • Ask Amy: Granddaughter is racially bullied by classmates

     Ask Amy: Granddaughter is racially bullied by classmates
    Dear Amy: My wife and I live in a predominantly Caucasian town. I am Caucasian and my wife is Asian. We are raising our 11-year-old Asian granddaughter. She is a wonderful child. For some time she has been the victim of racial abuse from some kids,...
  • Rachel Marsden: The downside of globalization and an interconnected world

    PARIS -- Massive interconnectivity in our era has ironically resulted in self-isolation, self-delusion and aggression -- for individuals and nation-states alike. Did anyone predict that the perception of close proximity fostered by globalization and...
  • Ask Amy: Unexpected windfall brings on greedy reaction

    Ask Amy: Unexpected windfall brings on greedy reaction
    Dear Amy: My older brother recently passed away. Among the assets he left was a life insurance policy that names our son (age 45) and daughter (age 42) as equal beneficiaries. Our son and daughter were unaware of this policy until I discovered it...
  • Wise workplace advice from a reader I never met

    Wise workplace advice from a reader I never met
    The email arrived Jan. 19 carrying the subject line "sudden loss." It was from a man named Harry Hirsch, a reader of this column writing to tell me his wife, Libby Sohn-Hirsch, had died just days earlier at the age of 86. He wrote in the email: "I...
  • Ask Amy: Husband's stogie habit causes wife pain

    Ask Amy: Husband's stogie habit causes wife pain
    Dear Amy: My husband of 39 years smokes cigars daily. He is a retired doctor, a diabetic and he knows that smoking any kind of tobacco product can cause serious health problems. He has a friend in the cigar business who sends him boxes of free cigars....