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A smashing good time at the Essex River Race

Of all the things that can go awry during a chaotic boat race on a winding river with a narrow channel — running aground, flipping over or cramping up — I hadn’t foreseen one other misadventure last Saturday: slamming into a...

Improving heart health

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology just published an entire edition, a “Special Focus Issue: Cardiovascular Health Promotion", publishing a plethora of studies that look at lifestyle changes to improve heart health.

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DEAR ABBY

Man tells wife his travel plans on need to know basis

DEAR ABBY: I could use your advice on training my husband. He refuses to enter his work travel schedule on the household calendar. He snapped at me this week when he finally revealed that he was leaving Sunday. It took three more...

Man who flirts online brushes aside his girlfriend's concerns

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been a couple for three years. We live together and have an incredible relationship and an amazing sex life. A while ago, he was approached by a strange woman on social media. Through Hangouts...

Mom is put out by stepdad who tattles on her daughter

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 12 years. I have a daughter from a previous relationship who is now 16. They have had their ups and downs. What irritates me to no end is, my husband tattles on my...

Serious girlfriend is surprised to learn man is still married

DEAR ABBY: I am currently dating someone, and although it hasn't been that long, so far everything has been great. We each have two children from previous relationships. We have discussed the topic of marriage, having a child of...

Guests glued to cellphones can wear out their welcome

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I live in a nice home in the desert Southwest with an in-ground pool and guesthouse. Our friends and relatives from back east have an open invitation to visit whenever they please. We enjoyed these...

Man's gender transition jolts couples' longtime friendship

DEAR ABBY: My longtime friend of 30 years, "Charlotte," lives across the country. I have just learned that her husband, "Harold," is transgender and is now transitioning to become "Helen." When they come, they always stay...

Easy cheesecake recipe is no-fail family classic

DEAR ABBY: Years ago, you published a recipe for cheesecake, which you said was very good. Well, it was not only "good" — it was TERRIFIC. As a native New Yorker, I know cheesecake. I have moved and lost my...