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Schadenfreude Turns You Into a Temporary Psychopath We bet you really feel bad now.
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When You Get Waxed for the First Time Just looking at my pubic hair embarrasses me, even when I’m all by myself.
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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Became a Political Superstar This week’s episode of The Cut on Tuesdays podcast.

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Inbox Zero Is Actually Very Easy For the love of God, delete your emails.
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It’s Complicated: Spare Me the Grand Romantic Gesture Sometimes the small and the ordinary carry more meaning.
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Remembering the Best Victoria’s Secret Disaster of All Time The time Ariana Grande got smacked in the face by angel wings.
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A Guide to the Brad Pitt–Angelina Jolie Divorce Drama They’re reportedly heading to court.
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27 Women of Color on Seeing Themselves in Literature We spoke to 27 women at the club’s festival about the black literature that left a lasting impact on them.
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