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  • Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature

    Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature
    TADOUSSAC, Quebec - "Dancez avec moi?" inquires a jolly gentlemen as I step off the gangplank in Tadoussac, a little bit of a port at the confluence of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec province. Grizzled with grey at the edges and...
  • Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'

    Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'
    Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?" "Absolutely nothing," she replied. The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
  • After dinner, they grapple for the check

    After dinner, they grapple for the check
    Dear Amy: My girlfriend is great. Her parents are very prosperous. Whenever we go out to dinner, my girlfriend's father lunges for the check and won't let us pay. I swear I try to get it but don't want to create a scene. I appreciate this generosity, but...
  • Using formula that works not a cause for concern

     Using formula that works not a cause for concern
    Q: I have been with my boyfriend for just over three years, and our sex life has become very boring, routine, lazy and just about the orgasm. I think it's because the sex is the same, so there's nothing to look forward to. We have tried different...
  • Finding beauty in truth -- even the tarnished parts

    Finding beauty in truth -- even the tarnished parts
    A person can only say so much about countertops, and Glennon Doyle Melton had said enough. Enough about countertops and Little League and all the ways her life was good and healthy and enviable. It was exhausting, and it was not the whole story. It...
  • Do your daughter's friends lean on her too much?

    Do your daughter's friends lean on her too much?
    Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors Not unless other people's problems are weighing heavily on her. It's nice that her friends trust and respect her enough to come to her. It's good practice for when she has a whiny family of her own....
  • He may be satisfied, but she's still frustrated

    He may be satisfied, but she's still frustrated
    Q: My boyfriend is always satisfied when we have sex, but the truth is he's satisfied so quickly that I usually end up doing without and staying frustrated. I'm 40, and after an emergency hysterectomy I feel I'm finally able to enjoy sex more. He is 45....
  • Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'

    Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'
    (Reuters) - Facts about Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, the Dear Abby advice columnist: * Phillips and her identical twin, Esther, who wrote the rival Ann Landers advice column, married their husbands in a joint ceremony in 1939 at...
  • Shinn's 'Teddy Ferrara' stuck on campus

    Shinn's 'Teddy Ferrara' stuck on campus
    One of the problems with plays dominated by collegiate sexuality — and there is no shortage of graphic undergraduate sex in Christopher Shinn's “Teddy Ferrara” — is that if you are a few years removed from that particular time of...
  • 'Dear Abby' author Pauline Phillips has died at 94

    'Dear Abby' author Pauline Phillips has died at 94
    Pauline Friedman Phillips, who wrote the "Dear Abby" advice column for decades using the name Abigail Van Buren, died Wednesday in Minneapolis at age 94. She had been afflicted with Alzheimer's. Her advice columns were collected in a number of books,...
  • 96-year old L.A. blogger pops onto Amazon's bestseller list

    Los Angeles blogger Barbara "Cutie" Cooper has seen a lot in her 96 years: the Prohibition era, World War II, children, grandchildren, a 73-year marriage, the death of her husband Harry in 2010 at age 98, 18 presidents, and countless technological...