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May21
The Off-the-Rack Bride: Casual White Dresses for a Beach Wedding

The Off-the-Rack Bride: Casual White Dresses for a Beach Wedding

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Oh Great Amalah, I need you, now more than ever. I am getting married in July on a beach. All is set EXCEPT!!!! for my dress. I am getting married in a small private ceremony in the morning and then all my friends and extended family are coming to *cross your fingers* the most excellent […]

May16
Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

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Dear Amy, My question doesn’t have anything to do with beauty advice, but rather how to avoid seeming like an elitist snob when I’m at my in-laws’ family reunion this summer. You give such great advice and are a creative thinker; I thought maybe you could help me. Here’s the deal. My husband’s parents have […]

May15

Smackdown Updates: Sunscreen, Teeth Whiteners, Field Trips & Handbag Dilemmas

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Thank you SO MUCH to everybody who sent in updates to past questions! These were all really great to read. If you’ve got an update to a past question and would like to share what worked (or what didn’t work), please drop me a line at amyadvice AT gmail.com, with UPDATE or something similar in […]

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May12
The Tracks of Your Tears: How to Repair Your Makeup After Crying

The Tracks of Your Tears: How to Repair Your Makeup After Crying

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How to Repair Your Makeup After Crying Hi Amy, I have a somewhat strange question to ask. I am about to go through a number of events (an IVF cycle, a close friend’s wedding, sister’s graduation) where I will definitely be crying, but still need to look presentable. What kinds of make up products or […]

May09
The Every-Other-Month Cycle Blues

The Every-Other-Month Cycle Blues

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Hiya Amy, Since google is our best, and worst of friends…You are the one I thought to turn to regarding fertility, ovulation etc… I am 21, started having periods when I was 14-and they have continued to be pretty normal/regular since. I went on birth control (the pill) when I was 17, switched to the […]

May08

Call to the Bullpen: An Official Invite for Former Smackdown Question-Asker People

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After reading the Itchy Boobs post, I thought it would be interesting to see some kind of follow up on some of your more “out there” questions. Did your advice work, what ended up being the cause, that kind of thing. Thanks! Jennifer I’ve gotten several requests for formal follow-up columns, and since I am […]

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