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Jan11

Trying to Conceive: Infertility Before Age 30

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Dearest Amalah, I’ve been reading Amalah and the Smackdown for quite a while now and I’m hoping that maybe you can help me. I’m pretty sure you can relate to what I’m about to say. For many, many years I swore that I just wasn’t the kind of person who would want to have kids. […]

Jan09
Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)

Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)

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Dearest Amy, I’m pretty sure you have probably addressed the issue of stretch marks due to pregnancy, but I have a different question regarding stretch marks. My 15-year old daughter has gained quite a bit of weight in the past year and has rather large, gaping stretch marks on the sides of her waist. They […]

Jan07
Not About My Hair: Healing after assault & betrayal

Not About My Hair: Healing after assault & betrayal

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I had sent you an email thanking you for your blog. You got me through a rough period. Unfortunately, my rough period got worse. I don’t know where to start looking for help but I have seen you post stuff on your advice smackdown and maybe some readers would be able to give advice and […]

Jan04

The (Minutes Into) 2008 Smackdown Hot List

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(Previously: The Hot List of Six Months Or So Ago) I was hoping to mix the Hot List up a little more this go-round, but alas, I appear to be in a rut. But it’s such a pretty rut! Oh, rut, your skin is so pretty. La la la. Anyway, there are a few new […]

Jan02

Heloise for a Day: Tips for Static Cling & Salt Stains

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Hi Amy, I read the Advice Smackdown religiously to pretend that I’m the kind of girl who ever wears anything on her face other than mascara and gloss at a super-formal event. Because of you I have worn eyeliner and eyeshadow (neutrals, but still) to a couple of major events this fall. This is an […]

Dec31
Stockings with Open-Toed Shoes: Faux Pas or Faux Problem?

Stockings with Open-Toed Shoes: Faux Pas or Faux Problem?

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O wise Amalah, Your recent Smackdown post “What You Wore” inspired me to ask a question. It was this quote that did it: “The only piece of your advice that I didn’t follow to the letter was open-toed shoes with pantyhose. I’ve been cursed with spider veins since the age of 14 so I either […]

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