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DEAR CAROL: My BFF Smells Bad

Dear Carol,

My BFF has majorly bad body odor. How can I tell her without hurting her feelings?


—Slave to Smelling Bad B.O.


Dear Slave to Smelling,

That can be tricky. You could say nothing. Or you could say, “Look, it’s because I care about you that I’m mentioning this. You should use anti-perspirant. I do.” You could also be less direct. In the locker room or next time she’s over, say, “Try this—it works.” Or tell her about a kid at camp who had B.O. until she finally started showering, washing her clothes and using anti-perspirant. Maybe she’ll get the hint, hint, hint.


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9/19/2009 7:00:00 AM
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