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Apr27

Down with PPD? MD? PPPD?

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Welcome, Wonderers. Alice will be back next week, sparkling words all over this column like yummy little Veuve Cliquot bubbles. This week, Fellow Wonderer Jenn of Breed ‘Em and Weep is reporting once more from Weepland, where she has been pondering the ongoing saga of the forlorn-yet-defiant, mascara-streaked creature that is Britney Spears. If you […]

Apr27
FEARLESS FRIDAY: What to Do, How to Help, & How to Not Completely Freak Out

FEARLESS FRIDAY: What to Do, How to Help, & How to Not Completely Freak Out

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Dearest Amalah, If there was ever a time in my life that I was in need of advice, it is now. Three weeks ago my mom found a lump in her breast. Two weeks ago the biopsy came back malignant. Next week she’s going in for surgery. This is a whole lot of change to […]

Apr05
Price Tag Cage Match: Sunscreen

Price Tag Cage Match: Sunscreen

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Ladies and Probably No Gentlemen, meet today’s contenders: Please note we actually have TWO Cage Matches going down today: one for stand-alone sunscreens and one for moisturizers plus sunscreen. Also note my cheap-ass use of free samples. In the pricey fancypants corner, we have Philosophy’s Pigment of Your Imagination SPF 18 with kojic acid and […]

Mar30

Let’s talk about abortion for a bit.

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Well, I see I picked the wrong topic to focus on last week, didn’t I? I was all, End the Mommy Wars, Yo! Women Unite! Then, just before posting, I found that ultrasound bill article, and I added it—didn’t bother to read it, mind you, because as we know I’m not big on the reading—and […]

Mar09

Sleep deprivation and baby ATMs.

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Sleep has again made the headlines, as a new study finds that women don’t get enough, but want more. (Men, apparently, are sleeping all the time. Those well-rested jerks.) The culprits are the usual: children, poor sleep habits, stress, and spouses demanding another night of hot, relentless marital privilege. (That’s what we call it at […]

Feb09
The Acne Whisperer

The Acne Whisperer

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Dear Amalah, I was thinking to myself the other day, “Gee, self, I have a skin conundrum! I wonder who on earth could help me?” And then a lightbulb went off and I zoomed over to advice smackdown and perused the archives, hoping I could find an answer there. Perhaps I am completely oblivious or […]

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