Life & Love

Travel and Still life photography If you’re a childless person who is fond of the idea of children, chances are you have walked past your local playground, peered inside, and smiled. Who can resist the sight of all those happy little bodies, slingshotting from monkey bars to climbing structure—clambering up the stairs, down the slide,
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Adrenaline junkie, thrill seeker—adventurous sorts are in a league of their own when it comes to gift giving. Support the explorer in your life with thoughtful, quality presents that they can take with them when striking out into the unknown (or their favorite familiar outdoors spot). 1 SHOP NOW Nautica Endeavour Reversible Puffer, $59.99 Lightweight
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Dear E. Jean: I’m 5’11”. The men in my life say it’s “ridiculous for someone as huge” as me to wear four-inch stilettos. Should I hurt their feelings and wear the latest suede pumps that I love? —The Weather’s Nice Up Here Weather: An unhappy alternative is before you, my luv. From this day, your
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Hello, I’m Lorelei. I’m a writer, and a mother of two beautiful children. Oh, and I’ve been getting into filmmaking recently. Just dabbling, really. Maybe you’ve seen some of my recent work? Lentil Pizza: A Tragedy? The Interpretative Dances of My Daughter (Parts 1 – 26)? Of course, the work I’m most proud of is
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By Avery Matera Nov 13, 2018 . Whether you’re shopping for your partner, brother, father, BFF-who’s-a-boy, cousin, etc. etc. etc., a seemingly easy-going guy can be far from it when it comes to gift-giving. This holiday, avoid the predictable buys in favor of something they’ll love. Don’t get caught up thinking size matters: You can
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Getty ImagesAllen Berezovsky “I already know and it’s terrible and I don’t want to talk about it,” my 14-year-old said. I had tried to broach the subject of what happened on October 27: the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, with 11 people murdered in Pittsburgh synagogue on Shabbat. How does one explain such
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Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend and I are in our late twenties, live together in New York, and enjoy flourishing careers; things are pretty solid. However, when we drink, he gets physical. He’s broken my cell phone, my digital camera, and other personal items. He’s never gotten aggressively violent with me, though he’s pushed me
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Dear E. Jean: My fiancé says I am mean, am messy, and get mad too easily, so he withholds his affection. We’re both 31 and have been engaged for a year. I’ve told him my housekeeping standards are so high that if our house is not super-organized, I just say screw it. If tumbleweeds are
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Halloween and love are a lot alike: everything starts out sweet as candy until you take off your mask and realize someone is hiding skeletons in their closet. But for some mortals, the dating world isn’t full of paranormal fuccboi activity. In a few supernatural occurrences, ghouls and goons have found love in a haunted
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Dear E. Jean: I have a Craigslist etiquette question. I met the man of my dreams—Stanford grad, modern-art collector, brilliant—on the Casual Encounters section. He was sweet and attentive, and for months I was able to indulge every erotic fantasy I could think of. But then he moved 70 miles away, and we stopped seeing
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