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Romantic relationships: see God’s will
December 29, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

How can I know whether or not to stay with my boyfriend? I like him and we talk about getting married, but he admits he’s been a bit wild and even fathered a couple of children he never sees.

Happy New Year
December 29, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

We are tying loose ends for 2011 and have been evaluating the Serenity prayer. We ended last week exploring the concept of wisdom. As we move into 2012, we can do so with serenity, courage and wisdom.

Life on other planets
December 28, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Do you think we’ll ever know if there’s life on other planets? My 8-year-old son (who is fascinated by space travel) asked me this question, but I didn’t know how to answer him.

Retirement advice on a budget
December 28, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Can you recommend any resources that provide affordable one-shot financial advice for folks on a budget? I’m about six years from retirement and would like a quick financial checkup and get a few questions answered …

Gains in IQ, big rewards
December 28, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

The conventional wisdom has, for years, been that basic intelligence (IQ) is genetically determined, and is therefore essentially set in stone.

Standing up for oneself has consequences
December 28, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

My sister is snide and competitive and makes hateful comments whenever we’re together. She’s a bully who has made my life difficult for the past 10 years.

A brainpower revolution
December 27, 2011 – 9:56 pm | No Comment
A brainpower revolution | Test

This is a moment when policymakers should be thinking …

Social anxiety during holidays
December 27, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

My husband, “Frank,” retired three years ago, after more than 40 years with the same company. He frequently mentioned a co-worker, “Dolly,” saying how nice she was and what good friends they were.

A renewed greeting card
December 27, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Each morning when we get our newspaper, I look forward to your “Hints From Heloise.” Thank you for being there for all of us. It seems that a few years ago, you had an inquiry with regard to sending USED CHRISTMAS CARDS …

Tell others to pray for you
December 27, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Does it really do any good to ask others to pray for us when we’re having a problem? I admit I don’t like to share my personal problems with people I hardly know, by asking them to pray for me.

The GOP’s payroll tax debacle
December 26, 2011 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
The GOP’s payroll tax debacle | Test

Now that Congress appears finally to have reached a compromise …

Jesus: The greatest Christmas gift
December 24, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

I know we won’t avoid the usual excitement that happens in our house on Christmas morning, but what can we do to help our children understand the true meaning of Christmas?

My best Christmas ever
December 24, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

It was the night before Christmas and all through the house, everything was gloomy and sad. The kids were grown and had long since left the nest.

A Jewish child on Christmas Eve
December 24, 2011 – 1:00 am | No Comment

As a Jewish child, growing up in a large New England mill town was difficult for me. It was the ’40s and there were rules. Not spoken rules — but implied. And one couldn’t cross the line.