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Jun03
Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

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Amy, I love your smackdown advice – but often times the products you recommend are too rich for my cheaper than 2 coats of paint blood. I value a short beauty routine & want to spend as little money as possible on it; I also want to look like I’ve been pampered by a professional […]

Jun01

Companies do the right thing, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights back.

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Trolling for some good news this week—an exercise in futility if there ever was one—I came upon the news of a new Benetton ad campaign. Colors of Domestic Violence features models made up to appear bruised and lacerated (while still being thin and fashionable).) Boy, that didn’t help turn my frown upside down. Was Benetton […]

May25

That’s me! In the corner!

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The book Parenting Beyond Belief was featured this week on MotherTalk, and bloggers were invited to write about religion. The good people of AlphaMom suggested that I tackle the subject, so here I am, attempting to do so. Religion has fallen out of favor lately. High-profile intellectuals argue that religion is not only an emotional […]

May23

Cover(your ass)Girl

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Dear Amalah, Please oh please help me understand something. Why in the world do some daily moisturizers that contain SPF come with a note that sez you should wear a sunscreen while using the product and avoid sunlight for a week during and after using it? Whhhhhyyyyyy?? I guess this is a rhetorical question, because […]

May11

A very special Mother’s Day Wonderland

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This week in ground-breaking news: television is destroying our youth! It’s probably responsible for the rock-and-rolling and hip-hoppery the kids of today are enjoying. Seriously, now. Stop your joking. A new study out of the University of Washington has concluded that most children under two watch television. In addition, 40 percent of children under three […]

May07
Smackdown Field Trip: Makeover on a Budget

Smackdown Field Trip: Makeover on a Budget

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Amy, Alright, here’s the skinny. I decided around the new year that a woman quickly approaching 30, who has a professional-type job working with the community (I’m a newspaper editor) should sort of look like a grown-up. You know the deal, jewelry every day, clothes that match (the horror!) and are at least a little […]

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