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Obsessed with looks, he risks his health

Dear Abby: I’m a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swimmer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with developing six-pack abs. I have never had much success with women, and I thought that looking …

Georgia Nicols horoscopes for July 20

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◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your home routine will not be the same old, same old today. Something will interrupt it. Someone unexpected might knock on your door, or you might get some high-tech purchases for your home. A spontaneous party that promises fun and games …

Finding Mr. Right likely to take time

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Dear Abby: I am a young woman hoping to find “The One.” But I have come to realize that I’m not the normal female. I don’t get manicures or go shopping. (I hate shopping!) When I meet a guy, he likes that I’m “me,” but …

Health briefs for July 30

Wellness event slated for Thursday

Porter Regional Hospital will present “Got Gerd?” at 6 p.m. Thursday. General surgeons Dr. Jac Cooper and Dr. Adam Conn and gastroenterologist Dr. Amit Kalra will discuss an effective, long-term solution for people suffering from chronic acid reflux, or GERD …

The principal could solve this problem

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DR. WALLACE: We live in a rather small community and have a rather small school district. Everyone in town knows everyone else. I will be a 10th-grader in the fall. I’m a very good student and I spend a great deal of time on my …

Using wrong silverware not the end of the world

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am looking for the correct answer to the following question: What happens if you are at a formal dinner and realize you are using the wrong piece of silverware for a given course? GENTLE READER: You go on eating. Everyone else …

Health Briefs

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Support groups  slated for July Porter Health Care System will offer the following support group in July: Ostomy support group. The group helps patients learn from others, share concerns and talk with one of the hospital’s certified wound ostomy and continence nurses. The next meeting …

Thirst for U.S. craft beer grows overseas

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RICHMOND, Va. — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States’ largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.

It’s the latest phenomenon in the …

Go For the Food: Manchester dishes art, diner grub

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — It may not be spelled out in the Constitution, but the simple fact of the matter is, you really can’t run for president without grabbing some grub at the Red Arrow Diner. Every four years during New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, pretty …

Georgia Nicols horoscopes for July 20

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◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Two different influences are at play. On one hand, you’re enthusiastic about life and ready to make big plans. However, perhaps someone in the family is alarmed or they disapprove of your ideas? It does appear that family disagreements might be …

Tips for taking tests

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TEENS: You have taken many tests during your educational career, and you are bound to take many more. Dr. Edward Newman, a Los Angeles psychotherapist who counsels teens, wants to offer some useful suggestions on how to do your very best when taking a test. …

College grad old enough to know how to behave

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: The parents of a recent college grad mentioned that she needed a car (to drive to a new job, hopefully) and maybe related family members could pull together and find her suitable transportation. One thing grew into another — aunts and uncles …

Health briefs for July 16

Movies for kids with sensory issues

Jacob’s Ladder, in partnership with Portage 16-IMAX Theater, will provide movie experiences for kids with autism or sensory issues, according to a release from Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center in Valparaiso.

Lights Up Sound Down Family Day will create …

Wallace: Tips for divorced parents

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DR. WALLACE: My world collapsed around me last year when one morning at breakfast my husband announced that he was in love with a co-worker and they had already set up an apartment together and he was going to be taking his things that day …

Solicit cash for kids only if you would return the favor

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is it acceptable to solicit cash donations to fund my child’s extracurricular school trip from friends, family and business acquaintances? In the event that someone solicited does not reply, is it reasonable to ask again, or should the silence be interpreted as …

Health briefs for July 9

Free home safety checklists for seniors

In hopes of keeping local senior citizens independent as long as possible, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Northwest Indiana is offering a free home safety checklist for area seniors and their families, according to Home Instead.

The …