posted: 07/28/2015 2:38 a.m.
It was a very, very close thing. On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan suffered major damage from a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:36 a.m.
Happy birthday. Your loved ones will consider you to be among the brightest and strongest they know, and you'll spend much of the year living up to the reputation. That's why it's so important to take time for yourself over the next six weeks. Rest and revel in fun.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:32 a.m.
DEAR CAROLYN: How do I help my newish boyfriend come to terms with the fact that when I say I need regular alone time, I do not mean "except for you"?
posted: 07/28/2015 2:31 a.m.
The problem with many faith-based Christian films and TV shows is that they aren't very good.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:29 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
posted: 07/28/2015 2:28 a.m.
The late Nina Simone, the fiery and eloquent singer-songwriter and civil rights activist, was a huge talent with a distinctive voice, style and presence.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:23 a.m.
It used to be we only feared carjacking. Now there's a newer high-tech crime causing drivers to tremble: car hacking.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:22 a.m.
Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:19 a.m.
In summertime, many women shelve their foundation and reach for beauty products that proffer a sheer, sun-kissed glow. In unpracticed hands, however, tinted moisturizers and bronzers can streak and pool faster than a chalk mark in a rainstorm.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:06 a.m.
1. About schoolboys on an uninhabited island (1954)
posted: 07/28/2015 2:06 a.m.
DEAR HELOISE: An alternative to taking a sound machine when you travel is installing an app on your cellphone. A single app will have around 20 different sounds to choose from. Just search for something like "white noise," and you should find plenty.
posted: 07/28/2015 2:05 a.m.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I want to be a good Christian, and I really do believe in Jesus. But when I get around some of my buddies I start acting like they do, instead of the way Jesus wants me to. Why am I so weak?
posted: 07/28/2015 2:03 a.m.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a year ago I started dating someone. He is 63, very helpful and claims he's madly in love with me and appreciates this opportunity for a normal, wholesome life.
posted: 07/27/2015 10:39 a.m.
August is the month of dog days — those hottest days of summer when poached pooches pooh out under the porch, Ron Wolfe writes in his August calendar, featured in Tuesday's Style section.
posted: 07/26/2015 1:53 a.m.
"Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening."