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News >  Travel

Huatulco’s imprint in the sand: Rescuers ignore the odds to save Oaxaca’s turtles

Growing up as the daughter of missionaries, my childhood travels were usually centered on giving back. From South Africa and Hong Kong to Romania and Tanzania, each purposeful journey involved some level of digging ditches, feeding children, raising awareness and rescuing the lost. By the time I graduated from college, I went rogue, traveling for the sake of my own benefit, longing for ...

Dear Annie: Post-divorce dating dilemmas

Dear Annie: I’m a recently divorced man in his mid-60s. I have no children and am secure in my job. I’ve been on a couple of dates since my divorce that haven’t gone well.

Ask the doctors: The best way to fight pink eye is with hygiene

Dear Doctors: Our 7-year-old came home from school with an itchy eye. A few days later, all three of our kids, plus my husband and I, had pink eye. Our family doctor gave us antibiotic eyedrops, and it was gone in a few days. What causes pink eye? What can you do to keep it from spreading?
News >  Home and garden

These are the most common spring cleaning mistakes

The tree leaves are sprouting and the flowers are blooming. Spring is nearly here, and that means it’s time to do another round of deep cleaning around the house. Before shuttering yourself away for a weekend with an arsenal of cleaning supplies, consider these quick tips on what not to do when spring cleaning this year. It just might save you time, money and a lot of stress. Starting without ...

MIss Manners: Friend sticks to his sloppy uniform

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My wife and I are part of a close-knit group of five couples. We all socialize often, whether in our various homes or out doing some recreational activity. One of our gentleman friends is truly a very nice person: friendly, considerate, good sense of humor and an animal lover (cats, anyway). However, at all of our social functions, his dress consists of shorts, a sloppy T-shirt and tennis shoes, usually without socks. That would be fine for a backyard barbecue, but that is his uniform for all occasions – birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and even major holiday dinners where I feel something “nicer” is in order.

Elvis Presley wasn’t the only recording artist to serve his country

An army of BTS fans have wondered why members of their favorite K-pop group must serve time in the South Korean military. Well, BTS band members aren’t the first pop idols forced to leave the recording studio and concert venues at their peak in order to serve their country.
A&E >  Entertainment

Game On: ‘The Last of Us’ show concludes in faithful fashion

The final episode of HBO’s screen adaptation of “The Last of Us” aired on Sunday, and I’m pleased to report that while it wasn’t perfect, season one was excellent overall – it delivered all the necessary plot beats, compellingly recreated the franchise’s apocalyptic setting and crafted some memorable characters.

Dear Annie: Family exclusion feels personal

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 50 years. During that time, I have been close to my husband’s family. Over the years, the family has grown, and our get-togethers have been less frequent. I’ve had a friendship with my husband’s brother’s wife, my sister-in-law, who occasionally has a gathering in which she has included her own adult daughters and one single niece, but she has excluded my daughter and other adult children of the siblings.

Ask the doctors: Complications from tattoos are rare, but they do happen

Dear Doctors: What is the latest understanding, from a medical standpoint, about the safety of tattoos? I read about someone with a tattoo who received burns on his chest during an MRI. I also heard about tattoo ink interfering with X-ray results. Are these possible outcomes or simply urban legends?

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