A Year's Worth of Advice for Real Life: The Best of "Ask Alice"

A Year's Worth of Advice for Real Life: The Best of "Ask Alice"

Carolyn Purnell
Dec 21, 2015
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From nosy neighbors and noisy kids to angry landlords and naked exhibitionists, Alice has advised readers on a host of tricky situations this year. Read on to find answers to some of the most popular (and problematic) conundrums of 2015.

Alice, My Nosy Neighbor Just Won't Let Me Be

What should you do when an eagle-eyed neighbor won't keep his "helpful" suggestions to himself?

Alice, My Landlords Hate Me

How can you smooth over noise complaints while still living your life?

Alice, My Man is a Mess

"Stressy Messy" has a messy man, but, Alice suggests, a somewhat messy attitude as well.

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Allie and Travis' Sunny and Spacious Oakland Home

Alice, I'm Angry That My Guests Were Rude to My Dogs

Pets are a part of the family, so what do you do when they aren't treated as such?

Alice, My Houseguests Are Horrible

Alice explains how to handle it when guests turn into an imposition.

Alice, My Neighbor Likes To Walk Around Naked

The pseudonym "Not Okay with Mr. Naked" says it all.

(Image credit: Kate Bowie Carruth )

Christina's Sunny South Austin Digs

Alice, How Do I Tell My Guests To Take Off Their Shoes?

Alice gets poetic about an unlikely subject: shoes.

Alice, Can I Take a Stranger's Laundry Out of the Shared Machines?

The joys of communal living come to a head in the laundry room.

Alice, My Neighbor's Kids Are Too Noisy

Intervening in another family's affairs is never a good idea, but what happens when they interfere with your quiet time?

Alice, Seat Saving: Okay or No Way?

This one generated a motley collection of responses.

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