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The Litter Mermaid

The Litter Mermaid I’m not the best housekeeper or the tidiest person. I’ve got papers everywhere, dishes in the sink, clothes on the floor, and an unmade bed. I have

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Don’t sweat sweaters at the office

Q. I get cold easily and the thin windows in my office do not help, so I often wear sweaters to my fairly formal work. Sweaters are standard for many

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Crone’s Disease and Worst-Chase Scenario

Crone’s Disease I’m a straight single woman nearing 50. My best friends are a lesbian couple. I’m going to get some nonsurgical skin tightening on my face, and they got

Risa's Astrology

On Beginnings …

Here we are at the beginning of a new season (spring), a new sign (Aries), planets (Mars, Mercury, Uranus) and a new element (fire). Spring is the beginning of a

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Button-down the hatches

Q. I am wondering about button-down shirts and confused about whether they are appropriate to wear for dress and business. I wear my button-downs for all business and dress occasions

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Spring Equinox, Aries Festival, Flowers Scattered About

Multiple festivals occur simultaneously this coming week. Spring Equinox, International Astrology Day and the Aries solar festival (at the full moon) are Wednesday, March 20th. Persian New Year, Holi (Indian

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Handy tips to ensure your undershirts stay white

Q. My friend often complains that my T-shirts are not white enough. He hires people, and insists that one thing that makes him crazy is when men wear yellowed T-shirts.

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Kali Yuga, When the Darkness is Allowed to be Seen

Here we are in a Mercury retrograde, under Pisces (two fish hiding behind ferns)…and at the beginning Lent (40 days & nights of purifying our elementals). Pisces is the sign

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Between A Squawk And A Hard Place And Fairy Bail Romance

Between A Squawk And A Hard Place I’m a 32-year-old gay man, and my boyfriend of three years sometimes vents to his friends about our relationship. I feel a little

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How-to guide to finding your personal shopper

Q. What can you suggest for a man who has very little imagination when it comes to clothes, but knows what I like when I see it all put together