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I hate my boyfriend’s stand-up comedy, and more advice from Dear Prudie.

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Danny is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here’s an edited transcript of this week’s chat.

Q. Not a laughing matter: My boyfriend of three years has been dabbling in comedy since we started dating. For years his friends told him to do something as a comedian, even as just a hobby. He lost his job and has been taking his comedy far more seriously.

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I’m an ‘LSD Specialist’ Who Sells Acid to Oxford University Students

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VICE’s column asking drug dealers not just what they’re selling, but how they’re doing.

If there’s a drug associated with Oxford University, it’s probably cocaine. Boris Johnson has admitted to trying the drug while an undergrad at Balliol College, and in 2019, dealers in the city were cutting their coke with glass to deal with students’ voracious habit. Like most universities, party drugs like ketamine and MDMA are also popular night out

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Tile Cyber Monday sale: Find lost stuff with trackers starting at just $18

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This little addition to your keychain can make your life a whole lot easier.


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This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Life is stressful enough without the hassles of lost or misplaced keys, phones, wallets and the like. Once, my daughter dropped a little pouch containing her college room key and student

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The Postal Service will get us through the holidays

Consumers in the United States spent about $1 trillion during last year’s holiday spending stampede, a 3.4% increase from the year prior. The winter holiday season is without a doubt the most important period of annual consumer spending for the economy, particularly for retailers and e-commerce companies. But the record-shattering 2019 spending blitz was complemented by a flush economy and record-low unemployment. And, as foreign as it would seem today, there wasn’t a pandemic destabilizing

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Family pleads for help catching killer of 71-year-old grandmother: $100,000 reward offered

Police released a brief description of the suspect over the weekend, describing him as a black man with a medium build and dark clothing. Sgt. Sam Worsham said the suspect description came from “analysis” of surveillance video police obtained, showing the suspect walking near Thomasson’s home. Police could not determine factors such as his age, height or if he had any tattoos or facial hair.

>> Trending: Woman arrested who allegedly led brutal attack against

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Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth grade English teacher, with her students in Farmington, Ill., on Nov. 12, 2020. (Lauren Justice/The New York Times)
Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth grade English teacher, with her students in Farmington, Ill., on Nov. 12, 2020. (Lauren Justice/The New York Times)

At Farmington Central Junior High in rural Illinois, classes still start at 8 a.m. But that’s about the only part of the school day that has not changed for Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth-grade English teacher tirelessly toggling between in-person and remote students.

At the start of the school day, Clayton stands in front

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13 Of The Best Cyber Monday Deals At Walmart

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The biggest, brightest shopping day of the year is finally here. Cyber Monday has arrived, and with it, the lowest sale prices on awesome holiday gifts for family and friends. From a multi-tasking kitchen appliance to some of the best wireless headphones on

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12 smart ways to make extra money during COVID

Whether you believe the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic or not, one thing is sure: 

The Coronavirus is impacting countless households when it comes to finances. 

Those who are brave enough to check the status of their 401K accounts have seen steady drops. Investors are scrambling. Events are canceled for the foreseeable future. However, the people hit hardest might be the people who face lay-offs and job uncertainty; the people who work in the everyday

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Wild parrots escaped into this N.J. town more than 30 years ago and they never left

This story originally published in December 2019.

When you think of the borough of Edgewater, in Bergen County, you probably think of high-rise apartment buildings with sweeping views of the New York City skyline.

If you look a little closer, you’ll find something else that makes this urban community stand out. It’s home to a colony of wild parrots that are native to Argentina.

The Quaker, or Monk, parrots took up residence in Edgewater more

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Pandemic office holiday party ideas.

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Few people are as knee-deep in our work-related anxieties and sticky office politics as Alison Green, who has been fielding workplace questions for a decade now on her website

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Carrie Underwood reveals she considered not competing on ‘American Idol’ due to fear: ‘I burst into tears’

Carrie Underwood almost didn’t travel to Los Angeles to take part in her star-making run on “American Idol.” 

The seven-time Grammy winner, 37, appeared on the 2005 season of the hit singing competition. She would ultimately go on to win, propelling her career to the immense heights she enjoys today. However, she revealed in a guest post she penned for Guideposts magazine that she almost gave into fear and skipped the trip to Hollywood. 

“The

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These Kids’ Drawings Of Covid Are Genuinely Hilarious

It can be hard to explain what COVID-19 is to young kids. So, as part of a UK-based project, kids have been channelling their creative sides as a way to show what they think the coronavirus looks like. And in one child’s imagination, it bears an eerie similarity to a dog with three eyes.

The project aims to help parents and carers begin conversations about the pandemic with their kids, according to Patrick Tonks, creative

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New organ donation rules open door to living liver transplants

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NASCAR driver Ryan Newman discusses why he chose to be an organ donor.

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Ashley Carter isn’t the type of person who typically donates blood. But last winter when the 24-year-old was scrolling Facebook and saw a dear family friend post that he might need a new liver, she did not hesitate to offer him part of hers.

Most other transplant procedures require a deceased donor to share an organ. The liver, however,

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Primary care offices struggling to survive during Covid-19

Cormay Caine misses a full day of work and drives more than 130 miles round trip to take five of her children to their pediatrician. The Sartell, Minnesota, clinic where their doctor used to work closed in August.

Caine is one of several parents who followed Dr. Heather Decker to her new location on the outskirts of Minneapolis, an hour and a half away. Many couldn’t get appointments with swamped nearby doctors for months.

“I

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Putting financial survivor’s guilt to good use

Financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin of Ann Arbor, Michigan, specializes in helping people deal with their anxieties about money. But since the pandemic started, Bryan-Podvin has been hearing more about guilt than fear.

Several people who still have jobs and financial security felt guilty about having been spared while others suffered, says Bryan-Podvin, author of “The Financial Anxiety Solution.”

“I would start to hear things like, ‘I shouldn’t be complaining — my partner has it so

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Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

At Farmington Central Junior High in rural Illinois, classes still start at 8 a.m. But that’s about the only part of the school day that has not changed for Caitlyn Clayton, an eighth-grade English teacher tirelessly toggling between in-person and remote students.

At the start of the school day, Ms. Clayton stands in front of the classroom, reminding her students to properly pull their masks over their noses. Then she delves into a writing lesson,

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Turning Point looks to help Brunswick community | Local News

A newly opened branch of a Jesup church is looking to make a strong impression on the Brunswick area by helping the community.

“We started in February 2009 in a conference room in Jesup, and we just really had a vision of a community of faith that reached outside the four walls of the church,” said Turning Point Worship Center head Pastor Justin Mitchell.

After great success in Jesup — the church recently dropped $400,000

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Best QLED, Ultra HD and 4k smart TV offers

<p>Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, get it today</p> (iStock/The Independent)

Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, get it today

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Cyber Monday, the event’s last day is now here. The whole event is synonymous with big savings across tech, home appliances, gaming consoles, kids’ toys, and TVs, so film lovers, documentary fans and Netflix addicts listen up because this year’s event is bigger and better than ever.

There are thousands of discounts on big names, such as

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Samsung, QLED, Ultra HD and 4k smart offers OLD

Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, these are the discounts to know about (iStock/The Independent)
Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, these are the discounts to know about (iStock/The Independent)

Black Friday is finally here, and we all know it’s synonymous with big savings across tech, home appliances, gaming consoles, kids’ toys, and TVs, so film lovers, documentary fans and Netflix addicts listen up because this year’s event is bigger and better than ever.

There are thousands of discounts on big names, such

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Watch Chrissy Teigen’s Heartwarming Thanksgiving Dance With Her Dad

Chrissy Teigen is leaning on her entire family for the holidays following her devastating pregnancy loss in September.

On Black Friday, the model and TV host posted on Instagram a video showing her carrying her and husband John Legend‘s 4-year-old daughter Luna Stephens while slow dancing with her father, Ron Teigen Jr, in a living room. The little girl then put her arms around her mom and grandfather as Chrissy kissed her dad

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