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Survey finds boost in teen HGH drug use

Survey finds boost in teen HGH drug use

NEW YORK — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

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Losing parent during childhood may increase risk

LOS ANGELES — People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows.

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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Donald Hooton Jr., who lost a brother to drug-related suicide in 2003, lectures players at the USA Football camp about the potential dangers of performance-enhancing substances.

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Megan McArdle: We're raising timid kids

Megan McArdle: We're raising timid kids

Allow normal, healthy older children some freedoms — like going to the park.

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Protections for pregnant workers strengthened

Protections for pregnant workers strengthened

U.S. government cites "the persistence of overt pregnancy discrimination."

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Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

ARLINGTON, Va. — Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students’ harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they’ll mention a court date or ask for help finding an immigration attorney.

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Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

This photo taken July 1, 2014 shows teacher Eddison James working with students at Liberty High School Tuesday in Houston. James, a math teacher at the school, said it's important to try to keep students engaged. The school, which serves a large immigrant population, including "unaccompanied…

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Same-sex dancers decry proposed UK ballroom 'ban'

Same-sex dancers decry proposed UK ballroom 'ban'

LONDON — It takes two to tango — but does a same-sex couple qualify?

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Same-sex dancers decry proposed UK ballroom 'ban'

Same-sex dancers decry proposed UK ballroom 'ban'

Sergio Brilhante, left, with Jonathan Morrison, says same-sex couples don’t have an advantage in dance competitions, where technique and choreography hold sway.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 18

DEAR CAROLYN: I have a very dear cousin and a very dear daughter, but they do not hit it off. Cousin lives out of state and only visits a couple times a year — usually at one of the big holidays. Due to social media differences (for which both are at fault), Daughter refuses to be at family …

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 11

Dear Carolyn: So eight years ago, my best friend of 15 years — my maid of honor — basically told me, via email, no less, two months before wedding, that she had other plans on my wedding day. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 2

I'm a 21-year-old currently studying abroad at a great distance from my parents. I love my parents very much, and, as a result, we communicate frequently. During college, I would call my mother four or so times a week, but with the time difference, communication here is limited to email. I h…

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Online cooking groups dish up friendships

Online cooking groups dish up friendships

Laurie Woodward planned to fly from her home in Pittsburgh this month across the country to Mukilteo, Wash., to serve as matron of honor to a bride she’s never met. And it’s all because of baking.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 25

My daughter is in seventh grade. Her best friend brags a lot about her grades ("I got an A" ... said with a sing-songy voice). Same best friend has issues with perfectionism. Crumbles if she gets less than an A. My daughter is an all-A-and-one-B type of student so far, which is fine with us.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 13

My husband and I recently chaperoned a five-day high school trip. The daughter of some friends was one of the students. She has had a contentious relationship with her parents, and was distant with us and the other chaperones.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Feb. 21

Dear Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 31

Hi, Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 12

Recently I was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage (but will still require surgery and other treatment). I have told only a very few people. One was a friend of over 20 years, who then told an acquaintance, someone I never would have told. I was very angry that my alleged friend t…

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Carolyn Hax: When grandparents don’t fit your dream, reset expectations

What should a mom do when her children feel rejected by their own grandparents?

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Dear Abby for Dec. 14

Dear Abby for Dec. 14

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know…

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