Archive for the ‘ Advice ’ Category

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Spending a Fortune on Unmentionables

Why is Underwear So Damned Expensive? Hi Betty, Back-to-school shopping really crushed my fall budget, but my favorite running bra also just gave up the ghost. Why does underwear have to be so damned expensive? And is it really worth it? – Bouncing in Burbank I’m with you, Bouncing. I did a really great job […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: No Cosmetic Procedures

Say No To Botox Looks like my “end of my 30s” post struck a nerve with some readers. ┬áDear Betty, I, too, am looking 40 in the eye, and I can’t help but notice that my face is wrinkling and sagging in ways that completely freak me out. I even cut bangs to hide these […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What Not to Cook: Impossibly Easy Pie

Bisquick Impossibly Easy Pie It should probably go without saying that anything made with Bisquick is… well, it’s more the stuff that my mother would have made in the Packaged Goods 1980s than what I would cook today. But I was feeling kind of nostalgic for the comfort foods of my childhood. I didn’t have […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: A Math Lesson

Miles, Kilometers and Distance I’ve been holding on to this one for a while. Dear Betty, Could you please do a quick metric system math primer? People clearly have no clue how far a kilometer is. – Distance Challenged I don’t think I quite appreciated this question until I went to Boston for my conference […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fun With Hairdos

Try On Hairstyles A few weeks ago, my friend emailed several of us a photo of a new hairstyle that she wanted to try. This prompted someone to return the email with a picture of the short, cropped, blonde style slapped on top of her long, dark hair like a toupee. Of course, she’d used […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Like Running on the Moon

Running on an Alter-G Treadmill Dear Betty, You ran on an Alter-G? That sounds so cool. Tell me more! – King of the ‘Mill Let me start by saying that if you ever have the chance to run in one, DO IT! On Monday, the day after I ran/walked the B.A.A. 10k in Boston, I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Don’t Overshare

I swear on the Tiny Kitchen Assistant that this is a true story. On Monday afternoon, I camped out at the coffee shop to get some work done. True, I could have worked at home, but because my trip was looming large in my brain, I was having a serious case of pre-travel ADD in […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Dear Betty: What’s In Your Fridge?

It’s been a while since I’ve answered questions from you, my lovely readers. I’ll fix that today. Dear Betty, I looked in my nearly barren refrigerator and discovered that I have three open bottles of white wine (I had a wine tasting at my house over the weekend, and we didn’t finish the whites), one […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: A Refresher in Mobile Phone Etiquette

Dear Lady at the Coffee Shop, First of all, allow me to explain that your mobile phone amplifies and transmits your conversation across the cellular network. I know that AT&T’s service sucks around here, but your iPhone is not a soup can connected to a string. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SHOUT LOUDLY ENOUGH THAT […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Just Talk

Over the past few months, I found myself repeatedly crossing paths with a woman who looked like a serious runner. She had the gear, the KT tape… she was definitely a “real” runner. Naturally, I thought that she was completely out of my league. And then, one day, as I slogged away on the elliptical […] Read More