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Couple's difference in age causes girl's family to worry

DEAR ABBY: I'm 17 and dating this older guy. Everyone is afraid that one day I'll just disappear, but he isn't like that. I know him from when I was younger, and my dad and his dad were really close. People just don't trust me, even though I have told them nothing but the full truth from the start. I'm happy. What should I do? Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Admitted hypochondriac seeks a cure for her fear of dying

DEAR ABBY: I'm a hypochondriac. I am currently waiting on the biopsy results for a mole I had removed. Right now I'm worried and miserable. I feel guilty for what I'm putting my husband through. I want to get therapy, but doing that feels like admitting I'm too weak to handle my problems myself. My husband thinks he's a bad husband because he can't help me. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: It's best to meet online crush on woman's familiar ground

DEAR ABBY: For the last five months I have been talking to a guy I met via a dating app. We live a few states apart and have yet to meet in person, but we communicate regularly. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Family dysfunction allows assaults to go unpunished

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: Thirty-five years ago, my wife was raped in her mother's home when she was a teenager. Eight years ago, my daughter was also raped at the age of 11 in the same home. My mother-in-law blames them both for having been raped. She told them if it did happen, they probably deserved it. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: Thomas Bryant Cotton

The state’s junior U.S. senator is a happy contrarian who advances a vision of our democracy and foreign policy that beckons power brokers and diplomats.

Subscriber onlyDARDANELLE -- Many have said much, personally and under the banners of mastheads and networks, about the nation's youngest senator, 38-year-old Tom Cotton. Sometimes the conversation is about his ambition -- how, with no political experience, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, how he bounced easily to the Senate in 2014, and where he'll land next. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: First cousins' kisses blossom into permanent relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired widower. After my wife died, my first cousin "Julia" invited me to visit her in Florida over the winter. She's seven years my junior, divorced, lives alone and is a successful Realtor. We had a good time during the two months I was there. Continue reading...

Fur Ball gets down disco-style

Subscriber onlyZoey, a 10-year-old lab mix whose black fur is flecked with gray, ambles across the enclosed dog park, her tail wagging happily as she spots her friend, Alexis Leidigh, who is prepared with treats and an endless supply of cuddles. Continue reading...

Open-toed shoe pledge puts best foot forward

Subscriber onlySpring/summer 2015 shoes are springing up all over. Have you recited the Open Toed Shoe Pledge dictating that you wear sandals that fit, get professional pedicures and not live in "corn denial"? Good. Then prepare to enjoy your new kicks as the temperatures rise. Trends include something for everybody ... fringe details, stilettos, ankle straps, knee-length gladiators, color-blocked sandals and more. Continue reading...

Health clinic gets a shot

Indian-theme event raises $110,000 in clinic’s 8th year

Subscriber onlyBollywood Nights -- the Indian-theme fundraiser for the charitable Harmony Health Clinic in downtown Little Rock's south end -- was begun in 2009 by Indu Soora "with the help of a handful of my close friends" and raised $20,500. Continue reading...

April Fools' Day wedding fine with this jokester

Subscriber onlyWalter Daves was working full time at AP&L in 1949 but also helping his brother, George, on a milk route when he met his maiden, a high school senior named Mary Harper. Of course, neither of them thought so that first meeting or he wouldn't have asked for another girl's phone number. Continue reading...

Filled to the brim

Hatted ladies with well-dressed gents turn out for Arkansas Derby

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- The Arkansas Derby is not just a horse race. It's a day of tradition. Misty rain and gray skies on April 16 didn't dampen spirits or the festive atmosphere at Oaklawn Park. Continue reading...

FASHION SYMBOL

Subscriber onlyI WORK as a digital/social media marketing specialist with The Communications Group. I also promote several international men's accessory brands through my Instagram account and write men's style blogs for two regional magazines. Continue reading...

Is wearing hats, sunglasses indoors fashion or foible?

Subscriber onlyQ. I realize hats and sunglasses are part of some fashion statements, but what is the rule for wearing them indoors? Continue reading...

Wine flows, food rolls in for gardens, art education

Subscriber onlyMore than 100 wines were available for tasting along with samples from restaurants on April 15 at Wildwood Park Wine and Food Festival. Continue reading...

UALR Alumni Association serves up $100,000 at event

Subscriber onlyThere were no speeches, no program, no plaques presented, just a lot of good food, drinks and fellowship April 14 at Taste of Little Rock as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock alumni and friends gathered to honor Bob and Peggy Denman. The 13th annual fundraiser by the Alumni Association was held at UALR's Jack Stephens Center. Continue reading...

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