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Gaunt With The Wind I’m 23, and my girlfriend of a couple months is 20. I’m taller than her, although I’m only 5-foot-7, and very thin (I weigh less than she does). She’s mentioned several times that she’s never been with somebody so thin, making me think it’s a problem for her. I just have […]

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Sign language astrology

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It’s funny when little kids think they’re getting away with something, because they have no subtlety or craftiness whatsoever. Everything they’re up to is completely obvious to any adult observer. In some ways, you Virgos never outgrow this. Although of course you’ve developed more social skills and can lie effectively when […]

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Weight Loss 101

Use your brain, not a bottle. By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Like Lance Armstrong and the last-place Orioles, weight-loss pills have taken a beating in 2010. German researchers tested nine diet supplements and declared them all duds. An advisory committee suggested that the Food and Drug Administration reject a new diet drug […]

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News Of The Weird

By Chuck Shephard LEAD STORY __________________ Professional Training Required: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced in August that it had contract work for up to 2,100 language specialists to transcribe wiretaps, with immediate needs in the Atlanta field office for 144 Spanish experts, along with 12 for Vietnamese, and nine each for Korean, Farsi and […]

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Advice Goddess

Wuss It Something I Said? I’m 23, and not unsuccessful with women, just in finding one who wants to stick with me. I approach women two ways: hook up, then part company, or, if I have strong feelings, I work the gentleman angle — ask the woman out, spend quality time with her, and hold […]

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Sign Language Astrology

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Fighting is an art form. I’m not talking about fencing or Sumo wrestling, but rather simply the ability to conclusively resolve conflicts in a graceful way. This isn’t something that comes naturally to you Virgos. Although you’re not as likely to run from disagreeements as, say, a gentle Pisces, you still […]

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News Of The Weird

By Chuck Shepheard Updates______________ Again this year, in April, the Sensoji Temple in Tokyo hosted the possibly-400-year-old Naki Sumo (“crying baby contest”), in which infants are blessed to good health by having sumo wrestlers hoist them into the air, hold them at arm’s length, and coax them (no squeezing!) to cry, thus signaling that the […]

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The Advice Goddess

Petaling As Fast As He Can I met my dream girl in my poker group in grad school. I recently moved far away to start my own company, but I plan to move back in about six months, once it’s up and running. I just learned on Facebook that she and her boyfriend broke up, […]

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The Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Rivals And Departures I’ve been dating a guy I really like for a month. He’s been in a long-distance relationship with a woman since last spring. They spend a week together every couple of months, and were off and on for a few years prior. She’s coming to visit for three weeks […]

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News Of The Weird

Updates Iconic female beauty in Mauritania (and in a few other African societies, as News of the Weird has reported) regards “rolling layers of fat” as the height of sexiness, according to a July dispatch by Marie Claire magazine, and professional force-feeders earn the equivalent of about $200 each from parents for bulking up their […]

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Sign Language Astrology

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Even though this week is likely to throw some comically oversized wrenches into your plans, stifle the drama. Sure, these delays are a bit over the top, but they’re not the miserably unfair prison sentences you’re tempted to make them out to be. Blowing them even slightly out of proportion to […]

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News Of The Weird

By Chuck Shepherd Government in Action_______ Though volunteers got the project started in May, Ventnor City, NJ, continued through the summer to seek financial donations to finish the new restrooms that provide relief for those visiting the town’s Atlantic shore. Said Commissioner Stephen Weintrob, “How would someone like to have a toilet named after themselves, […]

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Sign Language Astrology

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The show must go on, they say, and performers dedicated to this principle have endured tremendous hardship in order to make sure their team isn’t let down by their mishap. How much of your suffering can you put aside to spare others its consequences? How much are you willing to? Those […]

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The Advice Goddess

Bye Now! (Pay Later) There’s never a good time to break up with your girlfriend, but there is a really bad time, and that’s what I chose. I did it over the phone as she was boarding a plane to attend her best friend’s wedding. I thought it would be good for her to be with […]

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News Of The Weird

LEAD STORY Woody Allen Joke Come to Life: Shirley Anderson, 71, is suing her son Ken, 46, in Vancouver, British Columbia, for parental support — even though she and his father had abandoned him when he was 15 (having one day just picked up and moved and, as in Mr. Allen’s joke, “left no forwarding […]

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The You Docs

Scared Off Of Calcium? Don’t Be. By Michael Roizen, M.D., And Mehmet Oz, M.D. Shake, rattle … and stall. If you’ve suddenly found yourself staring at your bottle of calcium pills — not sure whether to shake one out or skip it — you’re not alone in feeling rattled. A new study (getting almost as […]

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