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Husband’s behaviour may lead to violence

I have been married to “Rocky” for a year. We are in our mid-40s, and it’s a second marriage for both of us. We are so much in love, but Rocky is jealous and insecure.

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The big eraser of forgiveness

A year and half after the traffic accident which claimed the life of my mother and three of her friends (known locally as Pie Ladies of their church), the man responsible for the crash goes on trial this week.

Life is one big blur since I got new glasses

It feels like you’re either having a 1960s flashback or a serious stroke. But it’s much too difficult to tell when the world is dangerously wacky everywhere you look.

Find time to take care of yourself

In the daily scrum, preventative medical treatments are often relegated to the very back burner.

Violent kids often victims of poverty, abuse

I keep hearing about children and teens being involved in shootings, stabbings and the like.

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Daughter hurting over weight disorder

I am a 23-year-old female college student. I gained a lot of weight after my sophomore year, and when I came home one weekend, my mother looked at me and, instead of giving me a hug, said, “Your belly is getting big!”

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Hulu.com offers wealth of free films, TV

One of the more amazing success stories on the Internet is Hulu.com, a curious website whose business model centres on giving stuff away.

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My friend’s wife hates me

I have two friends I will call “Tom” and “Jack.”

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Desperately needing Friendly Giant

At our house the month of May is full of bees but not the stinging kind.

It’s time to lay down tough laws governing ATV use

Many of us have spent too much time over the winter pondering what it is that impels many outdoors people into the high back country in one of the more hazardous avalanche seasons we have ever experienced, even as the list of deaths by suffocation grew weekly.

Coping with cold weather when ready to plant

Every year Mother Nature drops snow when it is least expected, late spring or early in fall. The reaction is always the same — surprise and disgust.

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Woman questions relationship

I am a confused and stressed-out 28-year-old pregnant woman. I have been with my boyfriend for almost a year.

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Desperately wanting to help neighbours

live in a close-knit neighbourhood of eight young couples. Naturally, there is some gossip, so we feel personally involved in situations that may not be our business.

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Advertising is an investment, not an expense

As a business owner, have you ever said, “Advertising just doesn’t work”?

Religious fanatics on the lunatic fringe

Dear Margo: Our daughter started college a year ago, and we’ve noticed during her visits home that she’s not the sweet, innocent girl we sent away for higher learning.

Scientists scour the globe for viruses

My next book, due out this summer from Enslow Publishers is entitled Disease-Hunting Scientist: Careers Hunting Deadly Diseases.

Mothers are only human

Dear Annie: I am in my early 20s and attending college. I recently found out that my mother had been having an off-and-on affair with a married man for years.

Cap and trade won’t work

When laws are passed in the United States they are usually subject to so many compromises that it is not uncommon for the original intention of the legislation to be lost.

Canada: petro-state or prosperous nation?

Imagine a Canada with an abundance of nature and wildlife, clean air and water, healthy citizens, and a prosperous economy. Sounds close to what we have, doesn’t it?

Harley Hay

Why are we all addicted to Tim Hortons coffee?

I don’t know about you, but every time I try to go to a Tim Hortons, I wonder: what are they putting in their coffee?

Harley Hay