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What would mother really want?

Dear Annie: People often write to you about their abusive parents. I have a different problem: I was mean to, belligerent toward and critical of my mother. It started long before I was a teenager, but it definitely got worse during those years. I thought I hated her. Later, when she became ...

Is it true that copper can kill a cold virus?

DEAR DR. ROACH: What do you know about copper killing the cold virus? I’m of the opinion that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yet, there is a copper product on the market that says it kills the cold virus on contact. Many people have claimed it is effective. Are all these ...

Finding the proper solution for fingernail problems

Dear Heloise: I have a FINGERNAIL PROBLEM. All my nails peel, and two are cracked. The ones that peel, I usually clip as short as possible and keep polish on them in the hope that they will even out. The cracked ones are always uneven and have a sharp place where the crack is. I’m on 1,200 ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). No one is better or cooler than anyone else. However, those who have taken more risks in a shorter amount of time will certainly come off as heroes. Worship cautiously. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be like a tree rooted in the earth that is the element of your ...

Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2020. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix structure of DNA. On this date: In 1844, a 12-inch gun ...

Lottery

The winning numbers selected Thursday in the Pennsylvania lottery were: Day Pick 2: 6-2 Wild: 2 Day Pick 3: 3-6-9 Wild: 2 Day Pick 4: 6-6-5-7 Wild: 2 Day Pick 5: 9-3-0-9-6 Wild: 2 Night Pick 2: 2-2 Wild: 0 Night Pick 3: 6-5-1 Wild: 0 Night ...

Harris leads Sixers past New York

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris’ performance had the 76ers feeling good during the game, and the doctor’s report on Joel Embiid afterward had them feeling even better. Harris scored 34 points to lead short-handed Philadelphia to a 115-106 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday ...

Sleep deprived to heavy snoozing

Dear Annie: I am a 65-year-old woman who suffers from insomnia. I exercise regularly, limit my caffeine intake and try to wind down at the end of the day with more relaxing books or TV shows. However, there are still a couple of nights a week when I simply cannot fall asleep. I’m retired, ...

Hernia larger than normal hole in diaphragm

DEAR DR. ROACH: My father was recently diagnosed with a type 4 hiatal hernia. His doctor said that this can be very serious and he may need to have surgery to correct the problem. He’s 85 years old. Can you shed some light on this situation? — J.S. ANSWER: There is a hole in the ...

Important questions to ask a new and learning reader

Dear Heloise: My granddaughter is 5, and she’s LEARNING TO READ. I like to sit with her while she’s reading and ask her these questions: “Can you picture in your mind what’s going on?” “What is the main idea of the story?” “How does the story remind you of your ...