August 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I am a lesbian, still in high school, who has not yet come out to any friends or family. I want them to know, but I'm afraid to tell them. I'm pretty sure this is who I am, and I don't want them to dismiss my identity. I also don't want them to think of me differently - I want to be the same person in their eyes as I was before I came out. They aren't homophobic to my knowledge, but I feel "stuck. " I have fairly bad social anxiety, so it's difficult for me to say anything.
April 21, 2015 |
Suzie likes to have her long hair styled into Pippi Longstocking-style pigtail braids. But if someone is reading to her, she'd much rather hear a Dr. Seuss story than one about the spunky redhead. A petite, fun-loving 13-year-old with big blue eyes and long eyelashes, she points to her favorite pictures and tries to verbalize the words. Classified as multiply disabled, Suzie attends a specialized school, where she receives services to meet her physical, behavioral, therapeutic, and educational needs.
April 9, 2013 |
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them, and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday. It is the latest sign that the Islamic militants are imposing their strict practices on the population. Hamas has been slowly forcing its fundamentalist interpretation of the religion on already conservative Gaza since it overran the territory in 2007, but the new action against long hair and tight or low-waist pants - in several cases accompanied by beatings - appears to be one of the most aggressive phases of the campaign so far. The crackdown began last week, and two of those targeted told the Associated Press said they were rounded up in separate sweeps in Gaza City that included more than two dozen young men. House painter Ayman al-Sayed, 19, had shoulder-length hair before police grabbed him and shaved his head Thursday.
April 3, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My hair falls nearly to my waist. Many of my friends, both male and female, have grown out their hair over the years and donated it to cancer charities. While I think it's a beautiful act of selflessness, I have never felt the calling to donate my hair. I have recently been criticized for wanting to keep my long hair for myself and have been called selfish and a hypocrite. Abby, cancer runs in my family. I donate money and volunteer for my local Relay for Life every year.
January 3, 2013 |
Hello there Ashley and Matt, now both 26, grew up hearing stories about each other. She lived in Mount Ephraim, he in neighboring Haddon Heights, but they had mutual friends, including Ashley's cousin Beau. "There were probably times when we'd been at the same parties, or in the same group hanging out," Ashley said. None are memorable because they would not have had much to talk about back then. She was a cheerleader who took the homecoming crown. He was a skateboarder who bleached his long hair blond.
January 16, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 40-year-old female in the military who has been married for a few years. When I got married, I was slim, had a full head of beautiful, long hair and hardly any medical problems. Over the last couple of years I have developed a host of medical issues, all related to the harsh conditions of my deployments. My husband is shorter than I am, thin and three years younger. I have gained more than 40 pounds due to steroid treatments. I had to cut my long hair because it was falling out from stress.
January 4, 2012 |
In 2006, Debora finished her first year of painting and drawing studies at the University of the Arts. Eight years before, she had immigrated from Portugal to South River, N.J., with her mother, Maria Eduarda, who is known as Eddie, and her two older brothers. Debora loved her family, but was determined to stay in Philly that summer. She signed up for summer classes so her mother would go for it. Debora's first adventure was hair-related. She had always had long hair, but took her roommate's offer to cut it short.
July 19, 2011 |
NEW YORK - On Friday, the small-town Texas drama Friday Night Lights ended its five-season run as one of the finest, most humanistic shows on television. Though never a ratings success, the show gradually found a fervent following. Shot on location around Austin, Texas, and in a collaborative and improvisational style, FNL will be particularly remembered for its naturalism. Instead of elaborate sets and rigid blocking, scenes were typically captured by three cameras following the action of the many characters of Dillon, a football-obsessed town anchored by the moral centers of coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler)
April 19, 2011 |
Warning: Playing a stoner on TV can be hazardous to your health. The placebo you're forced to smoke is intentionally harsh. "It's the worst stuff," says Blake Anderson. "I think it's actually like hops. They want you to really hack and cough. "We were filming some promos a couple of weeks ago," says Anderson, one of the stars of Comedy Central's ironically titled sitcom, Workaholics , "and they were making me just rip some bong hits. It was tearing me up, absolutely killing me. I suffer for my craft.
June 1, 2010
Opening on Team USA? Dwight Howard said he might not play for USA Basketball at the world championships. It was the first time he has publicly wavered about playing in the games in Turkey scheduled from Aug. 28 to Sept. 12. He'd stayed firm on his commitment even as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and other stars expressed doubts. Howard said he would let USA Basketball know his intentions "soon. " Hair-raising action You may have noticed that Orlando forward Mickael Pietrus was wearing his hair long, and he had good reason.