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Because You Can Take My Curel Out of My Cold, Dead Hands


Dear Amalah, OK, this is driving me crazy, and I figure if anyone can find out this answer you can. I used to just use whatever makeup and moisturizers worked well for me. But, then, about two years ago, I started hearing about how bad mineral oil and petroleum-based products were for my skin. Now, […]


Because We Heart Makeovers


Dearest Amalah, I’m getting married in exactly 3 weeks. I’m sorry, let me rephrase. I’m getting married in EXACTLY.3.WEEKS! All the details have been ironed out as I sit here and twiddle my thumbs waiting for the day to just get here already. I’m getting married in my mothers home town and therefore will be […]


Because It’s High Time For a Manifesto


(Not exactly a Q&A today, but…eh. Is my column and I feel like yakking about myself instead.) I had a dream last night where a woman stopped me on the street and started shrieking and pointing and telling me that I needed to shave my legs. (I should point out that I was, in fact, […]

Because I Updon’t

Because I Updon’t


Dear Beautifully Coiffed Amalah, I’ve just been invited to Las Vegas for a swanky event — the Marine Corps Ball! It’s like prom for grown-ups! My dilemma: the travel thing. I live in the Philadelphia area, so I’ll be flying six hours to get to said ball. Although my dress and shoes are travel friendly, […]


Welcome to Wonderland.


Behold! You have entered Wonderland: a weekly round-up of news and events and occurrences occurring in this topsy-turvy world of ours. In the coming months and years, I�ll focus on whatever news happens to strike my fancy. Given that Wonderland does, after all, live on AlphaMom, many of these stories will undoubtedly be of special […]

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