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Employee considers quitting if dog can’t go to office

DEAR HARRIETTE: During and because of the pandemic, I adopted a large service dog for emotional support. I was told that I will not be able to bring my dog into the office because it is against company policy. I feel discriminated against because I have papers to ensure that my dog should be allowed…

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Thanksgiving must endure

Rich Lowry Thomas Jefferson is on the outs. Columbus Day is a shadow of its former self. And Thanksgiving, perhaps most consequently, is under pressure. If this most American holiday is ever downgraded from its honored place on the national calendar, it will speak of a profound change in our self-definition. Thanksgiving dates from before…

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New beau still active on dating app

DEAR HARRIETTE: I met a man on a dating app, and we’ve gone on about four dates. We talk often, and I thought we were starting to get somewhere. I deleted the app after our second date. I downloaded the dating app again just out of curiosity and noticed that the man I’ve been seeing…

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Most people with MS have replapsing-remitting type

Dear Doctors: My older brother is 33 years old and was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I don’t want to bother him with a lot of questions, but I would like to learn more about it. Can you please explain what it is, how it’s treated and what to expect? Dear Reader: Multiple sclerosis is…

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World Almanac

Today is the 328th day of 2021 and the 64th day of autumn. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1932, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (commonly known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened in Washington, D.C. In 1859, Charles Darwin published his theory of natural selection in “On the Origin of Species.” In 1963, accused John…

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Bert’s Thanksgiving

J. T. Trowbridge At noon, on a dreary November day, a lonesome little fellow, looking very red about the ears and very blue about the mouth, stood kicking his heels at the door of a cheap eating house in Boston, and offering a solitary copy of a morning paper for sale to the people passing.…

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Lincoln’s proclamation made Thanksgiving official

by Tom Emery The first Thanksgiving is often associated with the Pilgrims. Over two centuries later, President Lincoln was the first to make it official. The official designation of 1863 is the most lasting of the nine proclamations for a day of thanks issued by Lincoln during his presidency. The idea of a thanksgiving was…

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Former friend mourns loss of parent

DEAR HARRIETTE: Should I reach out to a former friend of mine who is grieving the loss of a parent? I’m not sure if she ever wants to hear from me again because of the way we left off. I don’t want to offend her. What would be the best way to send my condolences…

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Americans are not used to not working

Froma Harpop Amazing to read that over 4 million Americans quit their jobs in September — part of a mass labor pullout being called the Great Resignation. The social and economic chaos unleashed by COVID-19 has apparently jumbled pre-pandemic assumptions. Many of the job leavers have used the downtime time to re-imagine what they want…

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Infants under 1 should not have honey

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a bonus letters column. We enjoy hearing from so many of you, and we are doing our best to answer as many of your questions and concerns as we can. — In response to a column about medical-grade honey, which is honey that has been specially processed and sterilized…

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