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Here’s what to know about paycheck advance apps

Paycheck advance apps let users borrow a small amount of their expected earnings, usually in exchange for a small fee, and repay it on their next payday. It seems like an attractive offer if you need extra cash between paychecks, and millions of users have accepted it. While it’s possible ...

No, you can’t wear white to the wedding

Dear Heloise: This afternoon I got a call from a dear friend asking if she could wear white to my wedding. Frankly, I resent being placed in a position like that because tradition says no, but I’ve heard that is no longer true. What is the final word on this subject? — Bride to Be in ...

Facebook is coming between husband and wife

Dear Annie: We are on our second marriage and in our 60s. I believe he loves me, but Facebook is coming between us. I do not think he would go out and cheat on me, but he loves friends/women on his computer. I have not found anything real bad yet on Facebook, but he spends nearly all day and ...

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Summer reading ­program kicks off GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library’s summer reading program, “Tails and Tales,” will run June 7 through Aug. 4. All participants must be registered. The program is open to children who are pre-school age through 12th grade. Call 428-4224 or ...

We can get a COVID-19 vaccine in months but not one for HIV?

The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Today’s piece is by Ronald C. Desrosiers, of the University of Miami. (THE CONVERSATION) — Smallpox has been eradicated from the face of the Earth following a highly effective, ...

Settling the banana debate — are they healthy?

Dear Heloise: My sister-in-law and I are having a debate about ... bananas! She won’t let her kids have any because she says they are low in nutrition. I say they are very healthy and I let my kids eat them rather than candy. Can you settle this debate? — Tara F., Montgomery, Ala. Tara, ...