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OBSESSION OVER SIX-PACK ABS PUTS SWIMMER IN UNSAFE WATER

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I'm a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swimmer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with developing six-pack abs. I have never had much success with women, and I thought that looking like a movie star might finally get me noticed and make me feel good about myself. Continue reading...

FAMILY'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET IS BETTER LEFT UNEXPOSED

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My husband's family are hypocrites! They talk about everyone and their problems, yet when something arises in their family, they want it kept hush-hush. Continue reading...

SON'S CLUMSINESS MAY HAVE A PHYSICAL CAUSE

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: In short, my son is a klutz -- to the point that it affects his self-confidence. He's different from everyone else in the family. Continue reading...

SON-IN-LAW'S ABUSIVE FATHER MAKES FAMILY GATHERING PAINFUL

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I adore my son-in-law, "Tom." He's a wonderful husband to our daughter. He's always inviting us to dinner along with his parents and family. We get along with them, but can't stand how they treat Tom. We have never seen parents treat their children the way they treat him -- especially the father. Tom is practically begging for his approval and attention on a daily basis. Continue reading...

Kathryn Ann Pryor

In a courtroom or on a stage, Kathryn Pryor truly shines

Subscriber onlyIn August 2002, Kathryn Pryor got a handwritten note on Sixth Judicial District Court letterhead, the courtroom of Circuit Judge John Plegge. "Kathryn," it went, "you really should give up your day job ..." Continue reading...

Burlsworth Foundation inspires kids and adults

Subscriber onlyBrandon Burlsworth, offensive guard for the Arkansas Razorbacks, did it the right way, if not the easy way. And he continues to serve as an inspiration, even 15 years after his death. Continue reading...

Dry humor

Wolfe Street Foundation demonstrates how to have a good time

Subscriber onlyIf you've ever been around people in recovery, you know they love to tell stories. Especially ones that draw on the days of wine and roses, as it were. Some are tall tales, and some are true. Continue reading...

She warmed up in the sun, he warmed up to her

Subscriber onlyThe air conditioning drove Connie Petrik out into the hot summer sun. If she'd donned a cozy sweater and stayed inside, this would be quite a different story, or not one 'tall. Continue reading...

Strict rules confine protocol for elegant black-tie option

Subscriber onlyQ. My girlfriend and I are invited to two weddings next month. They are both "black tie," and she is excited about getting dressed up. She has made more than one comment in the past about guys not dressing up for special events. One wedding will be in a church and the other, a country club. I don't own a tuxedo, but I do have a formal white dinner jacket. Do I need to rent a tux, or is my jacket appropriate for a black-tie wedding? If so, what do I wear with it? Continue reading...

When to hold 'em

Casino Night tournament fundraiser a good gamble for Youth Home

Subscriber onlyJust like the World Series of Poker we see on TV, they came in Adidas track suits and Hawaiian print shirts, the 117 players -- 39 more than last year! -- who went all in for Youth Home's Casino Night and Texas Hold 'em Tournament. Continue reading...

Access Schools event gets fun across, as well as down

Subscriber onlyPartygoers feasted on catfish and all the fixin's and then settled in with cards and markers for bingo at the eighth annual Bingo Bash on July 17. Hosted by the Access in Action young professionals group at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, the event was a fundraiser for Access Schools. Continue reading...

Doctors stress importance of saving life-giving 'trash'

Subscriber onlyDr. Peter Emanuel, chief of the Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute and a speaker at the Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas' luncheon July 15 at the Governor's Mansion, hit on it right away -- there's no way to discuss cord blood over lunch. Continue reading...

Millenials fuel uptick in man hugs

Subscriber onlyJoey Pasko is a hugger. Continue reading...

Lots of summer days left to be stylish

Subscriber onlyWhat's been hot this summer? Chunky slides, wide pants and white shirts. Continue reading...

Cosmetic sales rise on heavy-eyebrow trend

Subscriber onlyEyebrows are bringing in big bucks these days for the beauty business, according to a report released recently by consumer-market research firm NPD Group. Continue reading...

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