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Apr25
Oh My Goodness More SPF Talk: Slippery Sunblock and Burning Eyes

Oh My Goodness More SPF Talk: Slippery Sunblock and Burning Eyes

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Hi Amy: I have another sunscreen issue to ask about if you’re not too sick of the subject. Sunscreen is really important and I’m glad you take it seriously. Here’s my problem though. Any SPF higher than about 12 or 14 (either standalone or in foundation) burns my eyes after it has been on my […]

Apr24
Smackdown Gift Guide: What to Send a Friend in the Mental Hospital

Smackdown Gift Guide: What to Send a Friend in the Mental Hospital

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Hi Amy, You’re awesome. Your readers are awesome. Google has failed me. Or maybe I’m not qualified to use Google. So I’m turning to you and your brilliant readers. I have a friend who checked into a mental health facility over the weekend. I want to send her a care package, yet I’m completely at […]

Apr18

I Want Your Sex…Why Don’t You Want Mine?

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Hi Amalah, I read your blog, your column, your everything and I totally trust your advice. Hence this letter. It’s something that I don’t feel like I can share with my friends so hey, why not unload on to a total (but perfect) stranger (bring back Balki Bartokomous) and the interweb? My situation is this. […]

Apr10
Can I Stay Vegetarian While I’m Pregnant?

Can I Stay Vegetarian While I’m Pregnant?

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Hi Amy, I need your sane, practical and above all else, objective advice. A dispassionate third party is what I need at this moment in time, not an over-excited potential grandmother with an ulterior motive. My husband and I have discussed it and discussed it and finally have agreed that this summer I will go […]

Mar31
To Botox or Not to Botox

To Botox or Not to Botox

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Hi Amy, I’ll cut right to the chase here: What are your thoughts on Botox? I will be 40 this year, and I have noticed, one by one, my friends are starting to succumb to the lure of Botox, and dammit, it looks good. This would be so much easier for me if it didn’t […]

Feb29

Salons and spas for little girls: harmful, or harmless?

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The New York Times, that bastion of meaningful news, published a story yesterday on how cosmetic companies and retailers are targeting six- to nine-year-old girls. Salons for little girls are springing up around the country, apparently, with parents hosting “beauty primping parties” for daughters and their friends. The demographic the Times targets with this type […]

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