Post-Tribune http://posttrib.suntimes.com Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://posttrib.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/posttrib.gif Post-Tribune http://posttrib.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ She’s sad daughter giving up her baby ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: My teenage daughter will be giving birth soon, and she has decided to place her baby for adoption. I have told her that whatever she decides, I will support her decision. Here is the difficult part: This will still be my biological grandchild. When this beautiful child is lovingly handed over to the adoptive parents, I will be losing a grandchild. I am already in mourning. Are there other grandparents out there who are going — or have gone — through this, and how are they coping? I already see a therapist, but I would still like to … ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:06:05 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29431016-423/shes-sad-daughter-giving-up-her-baby.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29431016-423/shes-sad-daughter-giving-up-her-baby.html <![CDATA[ Health briefs for Aug. 27 ]]>

Inspired Living, Giving Day As a kickoff to this year’s Northwest Indiana Heart Walks, the American Heart Association is designating Thursday as the “Day of Inspired Living. Inspired Giving,” a communitywide and companywide event in Lake and Porter counties that encourages residents to think about the survivors, fighters and loved ones who have been touched by heart disease and stroke, according to a press release from the association. The American Heart Association’s Heart Walks at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, and at 9 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Coffee Creek Center in Chesterton … ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:10:10 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29357161-423/health-briefs-for-aug-27.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29357161-423/health-briefs-for-aug-27.html <![CDATA[ Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 25 ]]> Lead story image

◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a poor day to ask people for money, or to repay a loan, or get money from a bank or the government because you will meet with obstacles. Just take a step back and wait a day or two. This is not the day to expect things from others. ◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Things are not easy with partners and close friends today. You might feel angry at someone, and yet, you can’t speak up. Naturally, this leaves you seething in silence. Don’t worry. Bide your time. In fact, timing is everything. (As you … ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:06:17 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29431005-423/georgia-nicols-horoscopes-for-aug-25.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29431005-423/georgia-nicols-horoscopes-for-aug-25.html <![CDATA[ Granddad can’t stop ogling women ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: I am a 12-year-old girl, and my grandpa is 75. I love him very much, but I have noticed lately that he stares at women’s breasts when they are jogging, and he smiles when a gust of wind blows a girl’s skirt up. This embarrasses me, and I am embarrassed for him. He must have realized it by now. Is my grandpa a creepy, dirty old man? I hope it’s not true. Please answer this in the newspaper because I don’t want my family to see it. — Carrie in Cleveland Dear Carrie: I’m sorry, but the fact … ]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:07:00 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29420720-423/granddad-cant-stop-ogling-women.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29420720-423/granddad-cant-stop-ogling-women.html <![CDATA[ Is illegal drug use mostly a male thing? ]]> Lead story image

DR. WALLACE: I’m an 18-year-old female. I have never taken any type of illegal drug in my entire life, and I seriously doubt that I ever will. I’m also positive that all of my many close friends are drug-free, and we all talk about not getting involved with guys who are doing drugs. We are thinking that it must be a male thing to be into drugs. Do you agree? — Nameless,  Goshen, Indiana NAMELESS: I agree. The American Council on Drug Education has stated that of teen drug addicts, 72 percent are males. But females do become addicted to … ]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:09:26 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29439902-423/is-illegal-drug-use-mostly-a-male-thing.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29439902-423/is-illegal-drug-use-mostly-a-male-thing.html <![CDATA[ As dinner cooks, chef only steams ]]> Lead story image

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My mother was from the South, and accordingly she impressed upon me the fine art of entertaining guests in one’s home. I love to cook, and I truly prefer to cook dinner for friends over meeting at a restaurant. My problem is that, invariably, every guest feels that an invitation for 6:30 can mean 6:45 or 7 p.m. This literally happens over and over again. What I don’t understand is that people never do this to a restaurant. Right now I am sitting at my computer at 6:47 waiting for a guest who was supposed to be … ]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:09:16 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29439858-423/as-dinner-cooks-chef-only-steams.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29439858-423/as-dinner-cooks-chef-only-steams.html <![CDATA[ Report boyfriend’s dangerous urging ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: My son’s wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by looking after his 15-year-old daughter, “Leyla.” Leyla recently told her father that her boyfriend, “Dylan,” has asked her to vandalize things — TV, Blu-ray player, etc. — if her daddy enrolls her in a private school or moves her to another school closer to his company for a better education. Leyla’s grades aren’t good, and she spends most of her time chatting or texting with Dylan. Abby, I’m really worried. The last thing Dylan asked her to do was kill her … ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:05:08 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29399687-423/report-boyfriends-dangerous-urging.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29399687-423/report-boyfriends-dangerous-urging.html <![CDATA[ Parents yell at kids for no good reason ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl who has two younger brothers. My parents are good people, but they can be extremely harsh and cruel. They curse us out and scream at us for petty things almost every day. I told my best friend about it and she said that it is emotional abuse. I disagree. I have always been told that every parent yells at their kids. Maybe not every day, but regardless, everyone gets mad sometimes. I honestly didn’t even think there was such a thing as emotional abuse. I don’t know what to do. I have been suffering … ]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:03:45 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29139242-423/parents-yell-at-kids-for-no-good-reason.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29139242-423/parents-yell-at-kids-for-no-good-reason.html <![CDATA[ Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 22 ]]> Lead story image

◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the next month, you want to run your life more efficiently. Not only will you be focused on duties and responsibilities, you will want to finish whatever is at loose ends. You will pay attention to your health more as well. (High expectations.) ◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The month ahead is a playful time for you. Grab some vacation time in the next few weeks. Enjoy sports events, movies, the theater, musical performances, cultural outings and playful times with kids. Express your creativity! ◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the next month, your attention will turn … ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:05:19 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29399684-423/georgia-nicols-horoscopes-for-aug-22.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29399684-423/georgia-nicols-horoscopes-for-aug-22.html <![CDATA[ Health briefs for Aug. 20 ]]>

Caregiver’s day off program Avalon Springs Health Campus, 2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, will host a program for in-home caregivers from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from Avalon Springs. The “Caregiver’s Day Off” program will include a free lunch, caregiver survival kit, complimentary beauty and pampering services, and an educational presentation from Home Instead Senior Care and Beth Bertram, Legacy Neighborhood director, all while the caregiver’s loved one enjoys complimentary adult day care during the event, the release said. Each participant will receive a take-home meal for the whole family, it said. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:08:21 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29216043-423/health-briefs-for-aug-20.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29216043-423/health-briefs-for-aug-20.html <![CDATA[ Keep looking for Mr. Right ]]> Lead story image

DR. WALLACE: Jake and I had been dating for over a year, but I finally broke up with him because I no longer felt the spark that our relationship had at the start. He was very unhappy about this. I have been going out with several different guys lately, but I just haven’t found Mr. Right yet, so I’ll just keep searching. Jake is now going steady with a girl I know, but she is not a friend of mine. I’ve seen them together several times, and one time I talked with them for a few minutes. They seemed very … ]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 02:07:36 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29285463-423/keep-looking-for-mr-right.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29285463-423/keep-looking-for-mr-right.html <![CDATA[ Nosy simply needn’t know about scarred past ]]> Lead story image

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Up until about a year ago, I habitually self-injured. I was able to work through my problems and cut out the habit, but I am left with a number of scars on my legs. They are visible from a distance and clearly (at least to anyone even marginally aware of the nature of accidents) deliberately inflicted. It’s usually not a social problem, as regular pants cover them nicely. But when I wear shorts or skirts, people (friends, acquaintances and strangers) ask about them, or worse, simply point them out. This is usually in casual conversation, often in … ]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 02:07:48 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29000938-423/nosy-simply-neednt-know-about-scarred-past.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29000938-423/nosy-simply-neednt-know-about-scarred-past.html <![CDATA[ Health briefs for Aug. 13 ]]>

Caregiver’s day off program Avalon Springs Health Campus, 2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, will host a program for in-home caregivers from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Aug. 21, according to a release from Avalon Springs. The “Caregiver’s Day Off” program will include a free lunch, caregiver survival kit, complimentary beauty and pampering services, and an educational presentation from Home Instead Senior Care and Beth Bertram, Legacy Neighborhood director, all while the caregiver’s loved one enjoys complimentary adult day care during the event, the release said. Each participant will receive a take-home meal for the whole family, it said. According to the Alzheimer’s … ]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:08:18 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29074398-423/health-briefs-for-aug-13.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29074398-423/health-briefs-for-aug-13.html <![CDATA[ Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 9 ]]> Lead story image

◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): There are limitations that restrict you in some way. Children might be an increased responsibility, or perhaps you have to be with people you don’t care to see. Something that was supposed to be fun is no fun! Life is better by Monday. ◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Increased responsibilities on the homefront might be onerous today. You might feel blocked by an older family member. Suddenly, your hands are tied or your freedom is restricted. Tension with authority figures is likely because of the Full Moon tomorrow. ◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Something restricts your freedom today. … ]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:03:56 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29139247-423/georgia-nicols-horoscopes-for-aug-9.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29139247-423/georgia-nicols-horoscopes-for-aug-9.html <![CDATA[ Friend gobbles up everything in sight ]]> Lead story image

D ear Abby: I have a friend who will help herself to anything in my fridge, pantry, etc. without asking. She also will eat most if not all food that’s meant to be shared, such as appetizers and snacks at a social gathering. Once, she literally polished off an entire plate of appetizers before my guests arrived and I had nothing to feed them. After she finishes the food, she often says, “Oh, I was starving!” I find myself hiding food from her when she comes over, or delaying putting treats out for guests until later in the party. The … ]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:04:05 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29117867-423/friend-gobbles-up-everything-in-sight.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29117867-423/friend-gobbles-up-everything-in-sight.html <![CDATA[ Drug use while pregnant can create real problems ]]> Lead story image

DR. WALLACE: I’m 20, a high school graduate, and have a good job working for an insurance company. I’m seeing a very special guy, and we have been talking about getting married on my 21st birthday in September. I love this guy, and I know that he is in love with me. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. He works for the same company as a claims adjuster. A few years ago I was dating a guy I thought I loved even though he was heavily into drugs. Foolishly, I allowed him to talk me into … ]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:07:06 -0500 http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29140220-423/drug-use-while-pregnant-can-create-real-problems.html http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/29140220-423/drug-use-while-pregnant-can-create-real-problems.html