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  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on this day in 1983. This birthday gal has starred in such films as "Straw Dogs," "Superman Returns" and "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" Bosworth made her film debut opposite Robert...
  • Best career advice for 2013

    DEAR READERS: Here's my annual best-advice column refreshed for 2013. DIG DIGITAL MOVES. Assuming you don't want to be left by the side of yesterday's road, update your computer-related job search skills. If you're a little shaky on computer, smartphone,...
  • 13 Unlucky factors threatening your job security

    DEAR JOYCE: Things aren't going so well at the company where I work, and I worry that there's trouble ahead for my department. I seem to recall that you once cited signs of trouble ahead for one's continued employment in his or her job. It was good...
  • Coffee shop chatter has customer boiling over

    Dear Miss Manners: Three or four afternoons a week, I drop into a popular local coffee shop for an hour to have a cup of their great coffee, to relax and to read my business journals. I almost always have a good experience. But a few times a month,...
  • Donating your kids' gifts

    Donating your kids' gifts
     Half your kid's gifts are untouched. Should you suggest donating a few? Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors I think the more practical thing to do is to suggest donating used things that the child has outgrown or doesn't use...
  • Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad stirs controversy

    Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad stirs controversy
    Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad. The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Sex toys are for everyone

    Sex toys are for everyone
    Sex toys have been around almost as long as sex itself--or at least since Paleolithic times. They've appeared on ancient Greek vases, been uncovered at archaeological digs and there's even a reference to dildos in the Bible (Ezekiel 16:17). Despite...
  • About 'About Last Night...,' the Chicago version

    About 'About Last Night...,' the Chicago version
    The weekend of '80s remakes is upon us, with both 1981's "Endless Love" and 1987's "RoboCop" opening in theaters, plus one more that taps into a strange sentimental teenage memory for me: 1986's "About Last Night…" Though fundamentally a...
  • Memo to Universal's Donna Langley: Avoid Sympathetic Characters

    MEMO: TO DONNA LANGLEY In keeping with this column's tradition of dispensing advice to people who haven't asked for it, I am offering herewith some ideas for you to ponder as you embark on your expanded responsibilities at Universal. Think of them as a...
  • Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi

    Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi
    Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week for supporting LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics. Luxuria, a former Communist member of parliament in Italy, was stopped by four men...