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Lisa Miller

  1. crime
    One Night at Mount SinaiAja Newman went to the emergency room for shoulder pain. Her doctor was a superstar. What’s the worst that could happen?
  2. transitions
    Reconciling With My Body After a MastectomyWhat do you wear when your body no longer resembles itself?
  3. work
    Men Know It’s Better to Carry NothingThe trouble with “being prepared” and carrying the literal load of mopping up the world’s spills.
  4. the epstein case
    How a Predator Operated in Plain SightJeffrey Epstein knew that when it comes to sex, the rules have always been different for “brilliant” men.
  5. health
    Measles for the One PercentVaccines, Waldorf schools, and the problem with liberal Luddites.
  6. marriage: an investigation
    5 Perspectives on What Kids Do to a Marriage“Little by little, this forced, idealized version of our marriage, performed for the benefit of our child, became the norm.”
  7. mental health
    Women Battling Their Hormones Are Demanding to Be HeardWhat happened after we published “Listening to Estrogen,” an investigation into how little doctors know about hormones and mental health.
  8. science of us
    Listening to EstrogenHormones have always been a third rail in female mental health. They may also be a skeleton key.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    The Entitled Rage of Brett KavanaughNothing offends the privileged more than an accusation from a non-elite.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    Brett Kavanaugh’s Former Yale Roommate Describes Their Debauched Dorm“There was a lot of vomit in the bathroom. No one ever cleaned it up. It was disgusting.”
  11. books
    From Chaste Virgin to Accommodating Tigress in BedLinda Kay Klein’s memoir about the devastating effects of purity culture is a revelation.
  12. profile
    Amber Tamblyn Is Advocating for Women, and HerselfShe’s lactating on late-night TV, teaching feminism to David Cross and Quentin Tarantino, and attacking rape culture in her debut novel.
  13. tv
    The Relentless Torture of The Handmaid’s TaleWhy I’m done watching season two.
  14. rebellions
    Teens Already Know How to Overthrow the GovernmentYou would too if you’d grown up reading the Hunger Games.
  15. first person
    The Gift of LonelinessA single woman’s secret to surviving the holiday season alone.
  16. love map
    482 Stories of Hookups, Breakups, and Missed Connections on the Streets of NYCWe collected 482 stories of kissing and hooking up, longing looks and breaking up, and we plotted their coordinates. Add your own.
  17. work
    The Ambition CollisionA generation raised to chase professional success is confronting a dead end.
  18. i don't
    I Married the Perfect Man for the ApocalypseWhat choosing a husband means.
  19. wrinkles in time
    Don’t Tell Me I Look GoodI know what you really mean.
  20. with her
    My Daughter Grew Up Believing She Could Do AnythingThen she woke up the day after the election.
  21. education
    Is Pre-K Broken?Maybe so. But let’s not throw the 4-year-olds out with the bathwater just yet.
  22. sex on campus
    Sally Quinn on When ‘No’ Didn’t Mean ‘No’Sally Quinn on what it used to be like at Smith.
  23. religion
    Pope Francis’s Revolution Has Left Out WomenIn both words and deeds, he supports reinforcing traditional gender roles within the Catholic Church. 
  24. work
    Why We Need Older Women in the WorkplaceThey show us who we want to be.
  25. race
    The Psychological Advantages of Strongly Identifying As BiracialIt might pay to embrace multiple identities at once.
  26. feature
    Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?An experiment at Fieldston, which starts when 8-year-olds are sorted by race, has some very liberal parents fuming.
  27. religion
    Will a Catholic City Put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Death?The sentencing phase of the trial highlights the changing relationship between American Catholics and the death penalty.
  28. religion
    Why Kids Need Spirituality“In the entire realm of human experience, there is no single factor that will protect your adolescent like a personal sense of spirituality.”
  29. principles
    Alas, I Will Never Actually De-Clutter My HouseMarie Kondo sounds great, but I believe in the principle of “perfectly good.”
  30. parenthood
    If You Aren’t My Child, Don’t Call Me Mom.Why do adults use “mom” to talk about other adults?
  31. when getting dressed is hard
    Powerful Women and Their ‘Uniforms’: What I’ve LearnedConfidence takes you very far. And Hermès doesn’t hurt.
  32. comfort and joy
    The Season for Social-Media Self-LoathingOne woman showed us the way everyone feels at the holidays.
  33. studies
    Stop Blaming Women for Holding Themselves Back at WorkA new study in the Harvard Business Review debunks the conventional wisdom.
  34. first person
    How I Broke Up With My Clothes (and My Walk-in Closet)Splitting up with a former version of yourself. 
  35. phenomenons
    How My Little Pony Became a Cult for Grown Men and Preteen Girls AlikeIt’s a worldview, and a way of life, for millions who say it provides them with the personal guidance, moral ­lessons, and comforting perspective that previous generations used to find in places like church.
  36. Why Are We Grossed Out by Women With Armpit Hair?It’s a sweaty and smelly and complicated question.
  37. Does Stress During Pregnancy Really Cause Autism?Worry may consume many moms-to-be, but the evidence on whether it could harm their fetuses is decidedly mixed.
  38. Does Being Anxious Make Us More Moral?Those who are insecure in their relationships may have more well-developed senses of fairness and empathy.
  39. follow-ups
    Tiger Mom Strives to Shock a Second Time, FailsAmy Chua’s new book lacks the unhinged energy of its predecessor.
  40. work-life balance
    Marissa Mayer Just Wants One Thing: EfficiencyLooking at her record, it’s no surprise the Yahoo! CEO wants her employees to show up and work.
  41. hillary unbound
    Hillary Clinton Finally Has Permission to Be a BitchAnd she’s never been more lovable.
  42. love and war
    Can Marissa Mayer Really Have It All?On the Yahoo CEO, brand-new mother, fashion hound — and altogether contradictory icon of modern womanhood.
  43. the aisle
    The Case Against Performance Marriage ProposalsThe wedding is the public part. The proposal shouldn’t be.
  44. the aisle
    The Chemistry of LoveDon’t marry a man you met while ovulating.
  45. the aisle
    Couple Crushes: The Relationships We IdolizeNaomi and Liev, Kermit and Piggy.
  46. the aisle
    The Art of the Political WifeAnn Romney and Janna Ryan are stay-at-home moms, and the GOP likes them that way.
  47. the aisle
    The Plain Vanilla Transgressions of Modern WivesIn a culture obsessed with duplicity, my friends prefer innocent thrills.
  48. the aisle
    Do the Rich Get More Recession Divorces?When the housing bubble burst, so did our domestic lives.
  49. the aisle
    Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity?When mother’s little helper is a stash of cold, hard cash.
  50. the aisle
    The Real Reason Jennifer Aniston’s Fans Worried About HerIt’s not because she was single.
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