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  1. book excerpt
    The Last Time We Had SexThere is something vulgar about how careless he is with pleasure.
  2. read with us
    Who Cares If Astrology Isn’t Real?It’s not a science — which is why I love it.
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    Our Mothers, Before UsWhat can we learn from images of the women we never met?
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    Editing My Body“I’d just signed the form that said ‘paid: $6,043.00/male reconstructed chest.’”
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    The Kind of Mother I’d BeBeginning a journey into the science of attachment.
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    The Land’s Dank SecretsLucy will remember the hardness on Ma’s face years later. Was it resolve, or courage, or coldness?
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    Like Any Good Sidekick“Laura could take over as the heroine if the situation demanded it.”
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    A Sharpener of Knives“I typed ‘onion soup’ and ‘how to make into Explorer. I began to despair. I read the recipe. I read it again.”
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    I Promised You a Job, Not a Family“I agree to follow him to his home, and to perform the job of being his mother.”
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    Room at the Table“Grace had the urge to introduce herself again, though that would be insulting.”
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    It’s Relief to Be SeenAn excerpt from Paul Lisicky’s new memoir, Later, about living through the AIDS crisis.
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    The Worst Friend Date I Ever HadI was hoping she was in the market for a new bff.
  13. ask a boss
    Job Interview Tips: How to Survive 10 Awkward SituationsWhat should you say when you don’t know the answer to a question? How do you explain you were fired?
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    An Everywoman and Her BodyI live in a world of thin people. I interview the famously thin. I know their habits, but I’m also aware that I am not one of them.
  15. fiction
    PicnicAn excerpt from Weather, a new novel about climate dread from the author of Dept. of Speculation.
  16. anniversaries
    Prabal Gurung’s Impossible DreamA new monograph offers a window into the designer’s decade-long journey to achieving his American dream.
  17. can't spell fashun without fun
    A Reminder From Dior: Fashion Should Be FunDior: Moments of Joy captures the brand’s legacy of gaiety.
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    My Failed First Day As a CamgirlThere I was, decked out in lingerie, and this dude wanted to talk about pool maintenance.
  19. first person
    The Night She Almost Killed YouIn an excerpt from her new memoir, Carmen Maria Machado begins to realize that her dreamy relationship is actually a nightmare.
  20. fiction
    Red at the BoneIn this excerpt from Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, a teenage daughter reckons with her mother’s past.
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    All About BillRead Cathy Horyn’s introduction to Bill Cunningham: On the Street.
  22. politics
    When You’re Not the ‘Pick of the Establishment’8 women on what it’s really like running for office.
  23. first person
    Rick Springer Was an Activist in the World, a Terrorist at HomeMy stepfather was famous because he wanted to stop nuclear bombs, but privately he made our lives a war zone.
  24. fiction
    ‘On Account of the Beast’In this excerpt from Téa Obreht’s new novel, Inland, a frontierswoman awaits the return of her husband.
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    Not Your Grandmother’s Illegal AbortionPeople are training to provide manual vacuum aspirations, “menstrual extractions,” and other methods of abortion as bans proliferate.
  26. first person
    Donald Trump Assaulted Me, But He’s Not Alone on My List of Hideous Men“I made a list of hideous men in my life. It includes the president — who assaulted me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago.”
  27. fiction
    ‘All This, After a Lifetime Bet on One Woman’In an excerpt from Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s novel, Fleishman Is in Trouble, a woman struggling with middle age observes her recently divorced friend.
  28. fiction
    Future CatMaggie found a way to make time go forward. But what she really wanted was a way to look back.
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    The Same Story About My MomI am good at stories. I’m also good at indignation.
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    Watching the Internet React to the Worst Night of My LifeErin Lee Carr on her father’s death.
  31. marriage: an investigation
    What It’s Like to Watch Your Husband with Another Woman“It cannot be a porn scene. This is something you’re choosing to experience together as one aspect of your loving relationship.”
  32. fiction
    Period, Ellipsis, Full StopWhat happens when your new start comes to a halt?
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    Jennifer Aniston Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Break-upsIf Jen could be okay breaking it off with Brad Pitt and staying friends (allegedly), then I could be okay.
  34. remembering karl
    I Tried Karl Lagerfeld’s DietLosing weight with the designer’s regimen of Diet Coke and burnt quail.
  35. first person
    ‘I Didn’t Want the Killer to Take Everything From Me.’Two mothers of school-shooting victims remember what it was like.
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    Why Perfection Doesn’t Equal HappinessReshma Saujani’s Brave, Not Perfect explores the confusing, inconsistent, and impossible standards women set for themselves.
  37. fiction
    Now Wait for This WeekA short story about bad men, rich roommates, and adult birthdays.
  38. first person
    An Uncomfortable InheritanceThe truth about my ancestry was always hiding in plain sight.
  39. beginnings
    I Love Interior Design Because of My MotherShe taught me the value of decorating a home with authenticity.
  40. the body politic
    American Women Are Furious — and It’s Changing Our Country ForeverFemale anger could save our democracy. It’s not the first time.
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    The Last Days of the Real LolitaAn excerpt from Sarah Weinman’s new book tells what happened to Sally Horner after the kidnapping that helped inspire Nabokov’s novel.
  42. motherhood
    When Writers Become MothersAnd how my own mother helped me become both.
  43. first person
    Novelist Deborah Levy Remembers Her Fearless Mother’s Last DaysIn this excerpt from her new memoir, The Cost of Living, Deborah Levy recounts her fearless mother’s life and death.
  44. new mom
    What If We Told Women the Truth About What Birth Can Do to Their Bodies?Pelvic pain and pelvic floor disorders are common after childbirth, but they are not normal.
  45. parenthood
    Can Scientists Tell Me If I’m a Good Mom?What happened when a team of neuroscientists observed my daughter and me.
  46. first person
    The Doctor Is a Woman: Sloane Crosley Considers the Prospect of ParenthoodIn this essay from her new book Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley reckons with what the future holds.
  47. parenting
    How to Watch TV With Your KidsMost parents don’t realize that there’s more to kids and TV than feeling guilty.
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    The Self-Destructive Obsession That Controlled My LifeFor years, sex and porn wreaked havoc on my life.
  49. title ix
    Inside a Training Course for Campus Sexual Assault OfficersAt a Sheraton in Philadelphia, 500 college employees learn what qualifies as rape.
  50. teen spirit
    Ivanka Trump Says She Had a ‘Punk Phase’The president’s daughter opens up in her mother’s new memoir.
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