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Feb22
Best Artwork for Children’s Rooms: Artwork for kids– clever distraction.

Best Artwork for Children’s Rooms: Artwork for kids– clever distraction.

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Sometimes when you find youself spending each and every day getting your house ready to sell in a very soft market where your margin of profit (or even just breaking even) is practically nothing, you might find yourself thinking of how you’ll decorate your kids rooms in the next house. When you’re in your basement […]

Feb21
Burning Eyes of Hate

Burning Eyes of Hate

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Hi- My eyelids are sensitive and have been for awhile. In the past I bought higher-end shadow and been ok. Until recently. The shadow I was using was making my eyelids red, puffy and itchy. So I stopped using it- problem solved. This weekend I bought new shadow -Clinique- and about two hours later- puffy, […]

Feb20
National Pancake Day: You can have Bourbon Street, I’ll have pancakes.

National Pancake Day: You can have Bourbon Street, I’ll have pancakes.

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I read a few weeks ago about International Pancake Day and thought it was a holiday started by the Pancake Alliance to promote their pancake agenda. I’m happy to promote pancakes for no good reason, but it turns out Pancake Day is a Lent related tradition. Also known as Shrove Tuesday (shriving is another word […]

Feb19
Playing Footsie

Playing Footsie

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(First of all — look! One of our own beloved AlphaFoxyMamas got some good press for doing some good things. Way to go, Jessica!) Dear Amalah, If anyone can save my feet, it’s you. I used to have wonderful, perfect feet. After a trip to the desert courtesy of my Uncle Sam, my perfect feet […]

Feb16

At least we beat the British.

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This week, UNICEF released a report on child welfare (a PDF of the report is here). First, the good news: the children of the United States are doing well—compared to third-world countries! Now for the actual news: in the rankings of 21 industrialized countries, we’re, hmm, second to last. Ouch. Here’s the list, from best […]

Feb16
Price Tag Cage Match: Lengthening Mascaras

Price Tag Cage Match: Lengthening Mascaras

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Happy Friday! And welcome to a new occasional-totally-not-on-a-regular-schedule feature here at the Advice Smackdown: the Price Tag Cage Match. This is where I’ll use two products — one expensive and one from the drugstore — that promise the same results, and see if the expensive version is really any better. Then I’ll lock them in […]

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