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Gift Equalizing Dec. 16, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: This Christmas, I wanted to give my grandchildren some of our family heirlooms. I was planning to... Read More

The Importance of Hobbies Dec. 13, 2019

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A report from South Africa's Helderberg Society for the Aged recently caught my attention because it... Read More

Communication Setbacks Dec. 09, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: It's getting harder and harder for our family to talk to my dad. He's in his early 90s and still ... Read More

Please Read This Book: Part 2 Dec. 06, 2019

Positive Aging

Last week, I made a strong suggestion that everyone add "Happiness Is A Choice You Make: Lessons Fro... Read More

Relationships & Abstinence From Drinking Dec. 02, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: My health is getting worse, and I've made the decision to stop drinking. Alcohol has been making ... Read More

Please Read This Book: Part 1 Nov. 29, 2019

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Don't Be a Technophobe Nov. 22, 2019

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It's no secret that many "mature Americans" are scrambling to keep pace with the rapid advances in t... Read More

Stroke Signs Nov. 18, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: One of my oldest friends just had a stroke and isn't doing well. She lives alone and didn't have ... Read More

The Benefits of a Smile Nov. 15, 2019

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I was intrigued when I learned that British researchers had followed 138 people ranging from 65 to 8... Read More

Sick of Living in Hoarder House Nov. 09, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My wife does not work outside the home. We have hired help to take care of the house cle... Read More

Your Story: Part 3 Nov. 01, 2019

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Because I'm an author, columnist and journalist, working with words comes naturally. But I'm well aw... Read More

Friendship Maintenance Oct. 28, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I'm having problems maintaining my bonds with old friends. Although I've known many of them for d... Read More

Online Dating -- Facts Oct. 23, 2019

Single FileĀ®

A reader (bless her!) has passed along practical tips for your online hunt (that's what it is, no?) ... Read More

He Only Had Eyes for Her Oct. 18, 2019

Tales From the Front

We've all heard the old saying, "Love comes along when you least expect it." I've probably written d... Read More

Your Story: Part I Oct. 18, 2019

Positive Aging

When I'm not working on my own writing projects - or lost within the pages of a spellbinding best-se... Read More

Car Rip-Offs Oct. 14, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: My car is now 10 years old and has an occasional problem but mostly suits my needs. I've had to b... Read More

Do You Have a Morrie? Oct. 11, 2019

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Twenty years ago, the international bestselling book "Tuesdays With Morrie" was published, and since... Read More

Outstanding Debts Oct. 07, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: Last year, my wife had some serious medical problems that put her in the hospital. I'm grateful e... Read More

Airbnb's Most Popular Hosts Oct. 04, 2019

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As we all know, a great deal of changes have taken place in the travel industry. Remember the days w... Read More

Bathroom Retrofit Sep. 30, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: My mother had a fall in the bathroom a few weeks ago and ended up with a minor concussion. After ... Read More