Life & Love

An email: Please join me in celebrating my 30th birthday with dinner and drinks at… this expensive-ass, four-dollar-sign tapas restaurant. Carbon-copied are fifteen of the sender’s closest friends. Or, worse, they’re BCC’ed, like some kind of murder mystery dinner party. A Facebook invite: The one friend who still uses it is annoyed that you—who can’t
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Getty Imagestihomir_todorov Whether it’s due to a last-minute invitation or a bit of procrastination doesn’t matter: You’re on the way to the party and you need a gift, now. Celebrating the host or guest of honor with something thoughtful is nice (and you’ll need something if there’s a White Elephant situation on the horizon). The
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It started with meditation. Gina Gutierrez was listening to Headspace, the guided meditation and mindfulness app, when she realized something. Her and her girl friends, including her now-business partner Faye Keegan, were spending a lot of time talking about sexuality and how so few of them had reliable sources for erotic content that felt made
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Since all women should feel empowered and confident when asking for a raise, we’re partnering with Secret—a brand that’s been supporting women and their strength since 1956—to deliver the below tips on what you need to know before talking to your boss. We can all agree that feeling confident enough to ask for a raise
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This holiday season, find a gift for your favorite guy that no one else has. Personalizing something makes it extra special—and proves that you’ve actually planned ahead this year. Whether you’re shopping for a husband, boyfriend, brother, or dad, these one-of-a-kind finds are pieces they’ll want to show off. Keep reading to see customized kicks,
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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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