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Reader Dilemmas: From Cat Odors to Moving in With Mom and Dad May. 12, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

A KNOCKOUT PUNCH FOR CAT ODOR Dear Mary: My mother-in-law has a leather couch that is only about two... Read More

Not-So-Fresh Dugout Partner Feb. 05, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I play in a ladies senior softball league. One of the women who plays in the league has ... Read More

Garlic Hair Feb. 01, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

The olive oil is hot in the pan. I peel cloves of garlic. I chop the cloves. The scent fills the kit... Read More

Unwanted Houseguest Jan. 12, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm a little chagrined to admit that we can't come up with a solution to this situation ... Read More

Triple Star Whammy Oct. 03, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The direction change of Pluto coincides with the sign change of Mercury (into Scorpio) and then a fe... Read More

A Smell a Week in the Making Mar. 23, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Dear Lord, did someone die in here?" We rolled down the windows. We blasted the air conditioning. I... Read More

Scent-sitive Mar. 10, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I work in the service department office at a car dealership. I have asthma and find that... Read More

They Would Want to Know Dec. 27, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter ... Read More

Ooh, That Smell Jul. 29, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: This is an indelicate subject, so anyone prone to queasiness might not want to read. I w... Read More

Weed Better Get Some Febreze Jul. 17, 2018

The Science Advice Goddess

I'm sober, but my boyfriend smokes pot. I'm fine with that, but I don't want him smoking in the hou... Read More

The Arf Of Reading People Jun. 05, 2018

The Science Advice Goddess

I'm a woman who judges potential boyfriends by whether dogs like them. My friends think I'm crazy, ... Read More

Concerned About Odors Mar. 21, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My mother is in her 80s, and I love her very much. At her age, she has earned certain pr... Read More

Poisoning Morale Mar. 20, 2018

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am trying to handle a delicate situation at the office. A man I work with has very poo... Read More

Gym Stench Aug. 06, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: This morning, I spent 45 minutes in a relatively small space participating in a biweekly... Read More

Lewd Skywalker Jul. 25, 2017

The Science Advice Goddess

A guy friend of 20 years and I once fooled around years ago. Though he has a girlfriend, he keeps t... Read More

You Reek Nov. 15, 2016

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I have been happily married for 25 years. "Mike" is a wonderful husband with a flaw R... Read More

Cleanups and Checkups Jun. 11, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: You printed a letter from "Wondering," who asked why older men smell bad, don't change t... Read More

That New Car Smell Sep. 19, 2015

Katiedid Langrock

In preparation for the new baby, I had my car detailed. And by detailed, I mean scrubbed down to an ... Read More

Big Apple Versus Big Toilet Sep. 01, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

Why is New York so much cleaner than San Francisco? It's a question you hear all the time, even as s... Read More

Age Is Nothing to Sniff At Feb. 19, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

Don't touch that Botox! Slap down that scalpel! Grapefruit is on the way! Yes, this just in: Women w... Read More