Q. I’ve got a large bald spot that I see when the barber gives me a mirror to look at the back of my head. How can I get rid of it?
Louis, Santa Monica

A. Bald spots are caused by barbers. I used to have a bald spot, too. Tell your barber to stop showing you the back of your head. I did, and my bald spot went away immediately.

Q. How do you get a red wine stain out of a snow-white silk blouse.
Chantelle, Sherman Oaks

A. The surest, most-permanent way is to cut it out with scissors. Then soak the part you cut out in strong bleach for a month or two. Generally, the stain comes right out, and you can sew the piece back in. While you’re waiting, make sure you wear white undershirts.