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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 […]

May02
Stopping the Slippity Slide

Stopping the Slippity Slide

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Dear Amalah, I consider myself a well educated consumer of “the product.” You know, anything that can be purchased on the ground floor of a department store, at Sephora or in aisle 3 of your local Walgreen’s. I am currently a devotee of Laura Mercier and have had great success with the www.acne.org “regimen” (a […]

Apr30
Price Tag Cage Match: Root Boosters

Price Tag Cage Match: Root Boosters

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Ah, summer. The season for pedicures, natural highlights and bronzed skin. And flat, droopy-ass hair. If your hair is anything like mine, you know what I’m talking about. Your hair goes totally splat at the slightest whiff of humidity. You leave the house with a decent amount of body and volume, but then it’s plastered […]

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 […]

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