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September 22, 2010 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My brother dated X in college, and they moved in together afterward. For five years, she joined us for family dinners, vacations, etc. We really loved her. Then my brother decided she wasn't the one, broke up, started seeing Y, and now, a year later, they are engaged. Y is lovely and has asked me to be a bridesmaid. I know this is my brother's decision. I wish them happiness - but I can't really be joyful around them when I feel so bad for X. Is it OK to decline being in the wedding party?
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June 21, 2009 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Raised in an affluent, loving family on the Main Line, Matt Miller was a straight-A student with a sculpted body that even a Greek god might envy. He had a devoted girlfriend and the brightest future - shooting for medical school. Matt was not without his vanities. He loved to wear sleeveless shirts to show off his shoulders and biceps, and his teammates on the University of Virginia swim team nicknamed him "Sleeves. " At college last fall, the 20-year-old pursued a new love - triathlons.
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December 13, 2013 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
In Cairo, new love for the military. Trudy Rubin, A23.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I'm throwing a large party this weekend and know, based upon the bar I'm setting out and the guests I've invited, there will be a lot of drinking. I haven't invited my sister and her new husband because he is a recovering alcoholic. Is this the right decision to shield them from a party they may not feel comfortable at, or should I invite them and let them decide? I don't want to make them feel left out, but I also want the rest of my guests to have a great time. Answer: I'm more worried about your friends who can be counted on to get wasted than I am about your brother-in-law.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For the Daily News
WHEN SHIMMERY pop goddess Gwen Stefani rolls through Camden on July 19, the No Doubt songstress-gone-solo could wallow in the distress of a famously splintered marriage or blossom with the cheery promise of fresh new romance - both highly personal, gossip-worthy subjects that she's touched upon on her most recent album, 2016's chirpy This Is What the Truth Feels Like . Or she could do the girl power thing with Eve - the Philly rapper/actress who...
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May 19, 2016 | Anndee Hochman, for The Inquirer
THE PARENTS: Laura Jennings, 31, and Jen Jennings, 35, of Phoenixville THE CHILD: Joss Lynne Jennings, born March 16, 2016 HOW THEY CHOSE THE BABY'S NAME: They wanted a gender-neutral name that would work for a boy or a girl; plus, they liked that the child could be called "JJ. " It doesn't look like a mixed marriage. But for Jen, raised Catholic in Bucks County, and Laura, who grew up in central Pennsylvania as the only child of evangelical parents, differences surfaced from the start: Laura chattered when she was nervous; Jen grew quiet.
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September 1, 1994 | By W. Speers This story contains information from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Times, USA Today, Orange County Register and Inquirer television columnist Gail Shister
Dr. Dre got sent to jail for eight months in L.A. for violating probation after pleading no contest Tuesday to drunken-driving charges. The rapper, also fined $1,053 and ordered into an alcohol education program, was put on probation last year after being convicted of breaking a man's jaw outside his girlfriend's house. He got 90 days jail time in that case and paid the victim restitution. Dre - real name Andre Young - was last arrested Jan. 10 after leading cops on a 90 m.p.h.
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August 10, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The publication of photographs showing Princess Diana in embraces with a 42-year-old film producer appeared to confirm speculation that she has found a new love. The fuzzy long-distance photographs of Diana with Dodi Fayed, son of multimillionaire Harrods boss Mohammed al-Fayed, filled eight pages of London's Sunday Mirror newspaper. The pictures showed the couple, clad in bathing suits, kissing and embracing and sunbathing together aboard the elder Fayed's yacht in the Mediterranean last week.
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October 8, 1997 | by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, For the Daily News
Q. My boyfriend and I have been dating exclusively for 10 months. When we started, he made it very clear that he would not introduce me to his children because you indicated on your radio show that the children should not meet the dating partners. He has stuck firmly to this belief. He has broken dates or changed plans many times because the children want to come over or their mother wants to drop them off. I am hurt, but have learned to accept the situation because I love him. The children are 11 and 13. When is the proper time to discuss the possibility of meeting his children as his girlfriend?
NEWS
September 11, 2009
Fiction   By Margaret Atwood (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese, September) A natural disaster wipes out most human life, but two young women have survived. Has anyone else? And what about those strange new creatures brought into existence by gene-splicing?   By Pete Dexter (Grand Central, September) The former Philadelphia Daily News columnist and National Book Award winner (for Paris Trout ) brings us Warren Spooner, a Philadelphia newspaper columnist and novelist with an outlandish talent for ending up in strange scrapes.
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July 28, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I'm throwing a large party this weekend and know, based upon the bar I'm setting out and the guests I've invited, there will be a lot of drinking. I haven't invited my sister and her new husband because he is a recovering alcoholic. Is this the right decision to shield them from a party they may not feel comfortable at, or should I invite them and let them decide? I don't want to make them feel left out, but I also want the rest of my guests to have a great time. Answer: I'm more worried about your friends who can be counted on to get wasted than I am about your brother-in-law.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For the Daily News
WHEN SHIMMERY pop goddess Gwen Stefani rolls through Camden on July 19, the No Doubt songstress-gone-solo could wallow in the distress of a famously splintered marriage or blossom with the cheery promise of fresh new romance - both highly personal, gossip-worthy subjects that she's touched upon on her most recent album, 2016's chirpy This Is What the Truth Feels Like . Or she could do the girl power thing with Eve - the Philly rapper/actress who...
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | Anndee Hochman, for The Inquirer
THE PARENTS: Laura Jennings, 31, and Jen Jennings, 35, of Phoenixville THE CHILD: Joss Lynne Jennings, born March 16, 2016 HOW THEY CHOSE THE BABY'S NAME: They wanted a gender-neutral name that would work for a boy or a girl; plus, they liked that the child could be called "JJ. " It doesn't look like a mixed marriage. But for Jen, raised Catholic in Bucks County, and Laura, who grew up in central Pennsylvania as the only child of evangelical parents, differences surfaced from the start: Laura chattered when she was nervous; Jen grew quiet.
NEWS
August 10, 2015 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
If you read me, you know that I get jazzed about certain products. And then I spread the word, herein. I'd like to do that right now, with a short preface before I get to the point. This, instead of my usual endless preface before I get to the point. Getting to the point isn't all it's cracked up to be. So here we go. First, my favorite product in the world is my books. If you enjoy these Sunday stories, they're all collected in books I write with Daughter Francesca, and you should buy some and read them right away.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last winter, it seemed that no one cared much about Gizmo, a 10-year-old cat who was found, emaciated and freezing, by Philadelphia's Animal Care and Control Team. But, last week - after nearly a year of attention, care, and treatment with hyperthyroid medication by a Wayne cat rescue called the Grannie Project - it was a different story. Thousands of people voted for Gizmo in Tournament of Tails, a March Madness-style competition for shelter animals, with a $5,000 prize at stake.
NEWS
May 4, 2014 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Everyone's done it. Yes, what you're thinking, too. But every regular theatergoer has seen (or will see) I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change . Lyricist Joe DiPietro and musician Jimmy Roberts' 1996 battle-of-the-sexes musical comedy ran Off-Broadway for more than a decade and has been staged across the country. Few companies I've seen have staged it with the same charm and comic aplomb as the production now running at the Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3. DiPietro's book pokes evenhanded, light fun at the courtship habits of two couples: Man 1 (Christopher Sutton)
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
In Cairo, new love for the military. Trudy Rubin, A23.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
CAIRO - Nearly three years ago, in the heyday of the Arab Spring, Tahrir Square was adorned with banners of youths killed by security forces. Hawkers sold T-shirts imprinted with their faces. Those banners are long gone, and this year vendors are selling T-shirts emblazoned with the face of Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the army leader who oversaw the July ouster of Egypt's first elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi. Sisi's mien is on posters and fancy chocolates, and - in a Photoshopped pic on the Internet - has even been strategically imprinted on a pair of men's briefs.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: I just finished high school and am going off to college this fall, and my father just retired from a long career in the Marines. I recently got a boyfriend, and we have become very serious (marriage has come up). He and his mother had a falling-out, and his father was abusive and is out of the picture. He has been staying with his sister, but they are now not getting along. I am working on it but not getting very far. My parents also don't completely approve of him. He always has me pick him up at a general location, and my parents find it "extremely bothersome" that he doesn't have us pick him up at his house.
NEWS
May 10, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
The series so far: New Leash on Life has been working with 12 inmates since late October, teaching them to train six dogs, rescued from shelters. The men have almost completed their life-skills courses, preparing for employment after their release. Nearly all the inmates and their dogs have developed strong emotional bonds, but some of the men have failed to change their way of thinking. On Christmas Eve, Ike and Mike got into a serious fight. After weeks of preparation, the dogs are about to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.
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