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Jul11

Should I Stay Home with my Baby?

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Hi Amy, I have been reading your blog for nearly a year and have never commented before, so I am sorry to email you out of the blue but I have a dilemma I am hoping you could help with. I have a 5-1/2 month old son and I am currently unemployed. My previous employer, […]

Jul09
Hair to Dye For

Hair to Dye For

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Hi Amalah – I need help with home haircolor. I cannot justify paying someone to do it for me. Don’t have that cash, don’t have that time. I used to color my own hair obsessively, my hair was blonde, and big, and well, I lived in Texas then. And I had lots of time for […]

Jul06

Are Tattoos a Wedding Taboo?

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(I feel the need to confess that today’s column is being written in our basement, which is currently the only area of the house that’s NOT undergoing renovations and does not have plastic draped floor to ceiling. This would be okay, except that we never purchased any seating for down here, save for a large […]

Jul02
Price Tag Cage Match: Drugstore vs. Salon Shampoos

Price Tag Cage Match: Drugstore vs. Salon Shampoos

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“I can’t spend $20 on shampoo. I just can’t.” I get this a lot. And I understand! I do! And yet…I kind of don’t. I mean, have you ever spent $20 on a shirt? That you maybe wear once or twice a month? You wear your hair everyday. And you will wear your hair for […]

Jun29
How to Find Stylish and Comfortable Shoes

How to Find Stylish and Comfortable Shoes

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Dear Amy, Long-time reader, first-time questioner here. Recently, with the gas prices and the environment and whatever else I should care about, I started taking mass transit to and from work. This requires me either to walk from my house to the bus stop or (if I ride with my boyfriend to the metro station) […]

Jun27
The Best Over-The-Counter Teeth Whiteners

The Best Over-The-Counter Teeth Whiteners

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Dearest Amalah: I searched your archives and couldn’t find anything on this topic. I tried. I promise. A few years ago I had Adult Braces. (I must refer to them as Adult Braces as I find that title hilarious.) I wore the big old silver braces for two years. And also paid for them myself. […]

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