Tues., March 20, 2018 I was married to a widower for five years. We raised his three children together. I was the only person he told that he was not his eldest son’s biological father. He’d been the driver in a fatal car accident which killed his friend. His friend’s girlfriend then told him she was pregnant. They married. He raised the child as his own. They had other children and later divorced. When his ex-wife died, he took custody of all the children and never told his son the truth. I’ve always been somewhat haunted by this knowledge. Article Continued Below His ex-wife’s parents, whom he believed never knew, have both died. Her only sibling died young. My ex and I divorced 30 years ago. I left the country, and saw my stepchildren increasingly less, though amicably. My ex recently died. The eldest son, whom I haven’t seen in 15 years, is approaching 50. I keep thinking he has a right to know. His … [Read more...] about Should I reveal to stepson who his real dad was?: Ask Ellie
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By Ellie Advice Columnist Fri., March 16, 2018 I’ve been married for 18 months after dating for over a year. My husband is late-50s. I’m early-50s. Over the last year he’s been declining in our sex life to about twice a month. He’s told me he has absolutely no sex drive or desire. He constantly says how pretty I am, but won’t touch me. I ask and he mostly says no. When it does happen it’s always the same position and absolutely awful. I love my husband. He’s admitted that before me, he was with many women and was very sexually active. Article Continued Below I feel like a fat, ugly duckling who cannot spark my husband. I’ve suggested seeing doctors or a therapist, but he refuses. Meantime, my self-esteem is in the toilet and I fear my marriage won’t last. He’s adamantly insisted there’s no one else and I believe him. I cannot imagine the rest of my life spent like this. … [Read more...] about My husband’s sex drive has been declining. Should I end it?: Ask Ellie
Tax Day falls on April 17 this year, but you can file your taxes as soon as you have the correct forms from your employer. The IRS recommends filing your taxes online and requesting direct deposit for your tax refund. H&R Block and TurboTax both offer free tax filing if you made less than $66,000 in 2017. It’s mid-February – a full two months before tax day – and I’ve already filed my taxes using H&R Block. It feels great to have checked that daunting task off my to-do list, especially since I’ve already received my state tax refund via direct deposit and should be getting my federal tax refund any day now. Up to now, I had been using my parents’ accountant to file my taxes and he opted for the traditional pen and paper method rather than filing electronically. Last year, I was waiting for my tax refund to come in the mail for about two months before I realized … [Read more...] about Last year my tax refund was stolen — here’s what you should do so it doesn’t happen to you
LaGuardia has a reputation for being one of the worst airports in the US. When I used the airport in December 2017, I noticed it was dirty, cramped, and poorly lit. The airport is undergoing significant renovations over the next few years. While innovators like Elon Musk want to reinvent American transportation with self-driving cars, supersonic jets, and flying Ubers, our current transportation infrastructure needs some work. Airports, in particular, have struggled to keep up with an increasing demand for air travel. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the American aviation industry a “D” grade in its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. “Progress at the nation’s airports and in the air traffic control system is slow, as investment has been consistently lagging in the past 18 years, unable to keep up with demands of increased traffic and new technologies,” the report said.New … [Read more...] about I used one of the worst airports in the US — here’s what it was like
PHILADELPHIA—Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he “used to be a comedian” and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.The 80-year-old entertainer took the stage for about an hour Monday night at a Philadelphia jazz club for his first show since May 2015. Before a friendly crowd, he told stories, honoured old friends and finished by leading the band in a set, first using his mouth to scat in place of a missing horn section and then taking a turn at the drums.Cosby, handing the drumsticks off to the bass player’s 11-year-old son, asked if the boy knew who he was and then told him.“I used to be a comedian,” Cosby deadpanned. Read more: … [Read more...] about ‘I used to be a comedian’: Bill Cosby performs 1st show since sex abuse scandal
THE daily market quotations of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) list individual trades on 20 mining stocks. At the top of the alphabetical list, according to market symbol, is Atok Big-Wedge Co. Inc. (AB) with 953.963 million listed common shares, which represent 37.484 percent of the company’s 2.545 billion outstanding common shares. On April 4, Atok’s share price closed trading at P11.80. It fell by P0.30 the following day to close trading at P11.50 apiece. In a filing, Atok said it spent for “exploration, development and environmental cost” a total of P5.708 million over a five-year period – P515,975 in 2012; P165,150 in 2013; P2.457 million in 2014; P1.594 million in 2015; and P976,428 in 2016. Atok had nothing to show for 2017. “The company is currently not operating a mine or oil project,” it said in the same filing. “In the event that it does, all necessary pollution control and environment protection will be set in … [Read more...] about At what price should I buy or sell?
It’s wedding season, and that means that invitation you have hanging on your refrigerator door is likely going to be put to use soon. Ergo, you’re probably panicking about what to wear. Well, don’t panic – we’re here to help. We’ll translate the invitation’s instructions for you, with the help of longtime butler Charles MacPherson’s etiquette guide “The Pocket Butler”. Black tie Black tie is often considered the pinnacle of modern formality (aside from white tie, which has been completely forgotten about, and is almost never worn aside from royal weddings). Attendees of evening weddings are, however, sometimes requested to wear black tie. If that’s the case, here’s what you need to wear: – A completely black tuxedo with a white formal shirt featuring a wing collar, finished with a black satin bow tie. Sometimes a black satin cummerbund is added, but that is becoming less and less … [Read more...] about Guys, here’s exactly what you should wear to that wedding you have coming up
The scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for work-related correspondences while she served as secretary of state has turned off some of her supporters in the White House, geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer told Business Insider. “Most of the senior administration officials I know think she’d be an extremely competent president but have a hard time squaring that with her believing she’s above the law,” Bremmer said, referring to the possibility that Clinton skirted the law by having classified information on her private server. “The latest facts around this email scandal hits the bullseye on that issue, and it’s not going to go away,” Bremmer said in an email to Business Insider.On Thursday, a federal judge opened the door for the FBI to try to recover any emails Clinton may have deleted from her private server, expanding the agency’s investigation into whether sensitive information ever … [Read more...] about BREMMER: A senior administration official told me, ‘If I did what Hillary did, I think I’d be in jail’
At the Thursday-night Republican presidential debate, moderator Megyn Kelly clashed with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on whether he believed law enforcement or prosecutors should use “profiling” in order to prevent terrorist attacks. Christie, a former federal prosecutor and US attorney for the district of New Jersey before he was elected governor in 2008, said he didn’t think “profiling” was necessary – but tangled with the moderator over whether “profiling” could have prevented the December attack in San Bernardino, California. Kelly asked Christie whether he thought profiling could have prevented the massacre, in which two ISIS-inspired attackers killed 14 people at a San Bernardino County public-health facility. “Neighbors of the terrorists said they did not report the couple to law enforcement prior to the crime because they were afraid that they would be accused of profiling,” Kelly said. … [Read more...] about Fox’s Megyn Kelly confronts Chris Christie: Should prosecutors use ‘profiling’ to prevent terrorist attacks?
I had been wearing the Huawei Watch, a $449 Android-powered smartwatch, for about five days before I realized that my favorite feature was being able to tell the time by looking at my wrist. It was time for some self-reflection. The Huawei Watch is one of the latest from the Android Wear line of smart wearable devices – and one of the very first to support syncing with an Apple iPhone, which is how I use it. Now, after more than a week wearing a Huawei Watch provided by Google, I can say that I don’t care for it very much. It doesn’t actually fulfill the mission of helping me look at my phone less. It’s not really Huawei’s fault. Not entirely. Apple is notoriously protective of the iPhone’s ecosystem, and it’s a minor miracle that an Android watch can sync with an iPhone at all. But as it stands, the only real superpower that using an Android Wear watch has going for it is that it pushes your phone’s notifications … [Read more...] about I used an Android watch with my iPhone — and I hate it