By Joan Morris | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 6:17 am DEAR JOAN: My mother will be 84 in a few weeks. She’s in reasonably good health, although she uses a walker because she’s not very steady on her feet. She lives with us, so we are able to give her the assistance she needs. She has talked about getting another dog, but we don’t have any pets and my husband and I aren’t sure we want one. My husband works and I do a lot of volunteer work, which takes me away from the house throughout the day. I worry that my mom wouldn’t be able to take care of a pet when we aren’t there. What do you think? Not Dog People, Danville DEAR NOT.: You have valid concerns about having a pet, but I think it’s important to also consider what’s best for your mom. Studies have shown that pets can add years to your life, but even if they only extend our time by a single hour, … [Read more...] about Should 84-year-old woman be allowed to have a dog?
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Thirty years ago last Friday, on the darkest day of the year, 31,000 feet above one of the most remote parts of Europe, America suffered its first major terror attack. Ten years ago last Friday, then FBI Director Robert Mueller bundled himself in his tan trench coat against the cold December air in Washington, his scarf wrapped tightly around his neck. Sitting on a small stage at Arlington National Cemetery, he scanned the faces arrayed before him—the victims he’d come to know over years, relatives and friends of husbands and wives who would never grow old, college students who would never graduate, business travelers and flight attendants who would never come home. Burned into Mueller’s memory were the small items those victims had left behind, items that he’d seen on the shelves of a small wooden warehouse, outside Lockerbie, Scotland, a visit he would never forget: A teenager’s single white sneaker, an unworn Syracuse University sweatshirt, the wrapped … [Read more...] about Pan Am Flight 103: Robert Mueller’s 30-Year Search for Justice
source Samantha Lee / Business Insider source Samantha Lee / Business Insider The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. source iRobot The holiday season is meant to bring joy, happiness, and all of those warm fuzzy feelings, but gifting can inevitably bring the exact opposite feelings into your life. With so many people to shop for, and so many products you could buy, you’re left to wonder how you could possibly find the right gifts to give everyone on your list. Luckily, some things just have a universal appeal, like tech gadgets. They’re useful, can make life more efficient, and let’s face it, they’re straight-up cool. We scoured the web for awesome tech products for the home that everyone from your best friend who majored in computer science to your tech-averse uncle can get on board with. Whether you’re … [Read more...] about 31 cool tech gifts for the home that suit every kind of budget
Kim Tong-hyung, Associated Press Updated 7:52 pm CDT, Saturday, August 25, 2018 FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, South Korean Ham Sung-chan, 93, right, hugs his North Korean brother Ham Dong Chan, 79, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea. After nearly 70 years of a separation forced by a devastating 1950-53 war that killed and injured millions and cemented the division of the Korean Peninsula into North and South, Ham and his North Korean brother only got a total of 12 hours together. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP. File) less FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, South Korean Ham Sung-chan, 93, right, hugs his North Korean brother Ham Dong Chan, 79, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in ... more Photo: Lee Ji-eun, AP In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo, Ham Sung-chan, 93, watches gifts he received from his North … [Read more...] about ‘Way too short:’ A 93-year-old meets his N. Korean brother
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary May 24 at 7:34 AM Email the author The story of the New York parents who had to go to court to get a judge to evict their unemployed adult son is compelling. In fact, it’s the nightmare of a lot of parents. You have a grown child who is suffering from arrested development. The son or daughter won’t work, isn’t paying rent or otherwise contributing to the household. This is the story Christina and Mark Rotondo told a … [Read more...] about Parents who went to court to evict their unemployed 30-year-old son did the right thing.