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  1. first person
    Rosemary Will Never Smell the SameWe wanted to believe that simmering herbs could protect our lungs from the wildfire smoke.
  2. first person
    Buying Myself BackWhen does a model own her own image?
  3. first person
    Good-bye to Century 21, the Store Where I Grew UpI came of age between your racks.
  4. in memoriam
    A Superhero Who Looks Like UsThe bittersweet thrill of rewatching Black Panther with my 5-year-old daughter.
  5. first person
    How the Hell Are Working Parents ‘Doing This’?I ask myself every day.
  6. first person
    This JuneteenthI want to feel the peace that white people have enjoyed at my expense.
  7. parenting
    The Sacrifice Black Children Shouldn’t Have to MakeThis country prizes Black children’s precocity — insists on it, even, much of the time.
  8. the longest lives
    ‘We Lost Sister Grace on Monday’The sisters of Mount Saint Vincent Convent are praying we learn from this.
  9. documentary
    This 107-Year-Old Viral-Star Grandma Has Some Advice for YouIn her second century, Louise “Nonnie” Bonito is still making meatballs and refusing to dwell on the negative.
  10. life after life
    I Can’t Be Afraid of TouchMy job as a nurse depends on it.
  11. first person
    For Two Months, My Future Included a BabyThen, in early April, I started spotting.
  12. first person
    How Do I Stay Sober Now?It was two weeks into social distancing that I started craving alcohol again.
  13. first person
    Some Questions About My MotherCan I make sense of her death by assuring myself of her life?
  14. life after life
    I Fend Off Grief by Feeding PeopleWhat am I supposed to do now?
  15. coronavirus
    Nannies Tell the Truth About Working During the Coronavirus‘Now that I’m out of isolation, I’m taking care of the whole family unit.’
  16. first person
    The Spaces Between UsWhen friends and neighbors run for the hills, small differences in wealth suddenly loom large.
  17. literature
    Personal Essays EssayPlease, consider the genre with me.
  18. first person
    Do You Hate Me for My Yard?Resentment might be the only thing our isolation has in common.
  19. first person
    Applying for Unemployment Is My New Full-Time JobI’ve called hundreds of times this week. I haven’t spoken to a human yet.
  20. first person
    Who Knew Meal Planning Could Make Me Feel This Way?I’m not a good cook, but I am a determined one.
  21. first person
    ‘They Separated Me From My Baby’Hospitals are keeping newborns from their parents over coronavirus fears.
  22. first person
    What Chronic Illness Taught Me About UncertaintyLessons for a global pandemic, from a permanently sick person.
  23. first person
    I Know the Day We Got ItA family of four weathers a fetid week of coronavirus.
  24. book excerpt
    The Worst Friend Date I Ever HadI was hoping she was in the market for a new bff.
  25. coronavirus
    Walking the Dog Is the Only Time I Feel SaneNothing is the same, except for her.
  26. coronavirus
    I’m in the High-Risk 2 Percent. It’s Exhausting.A rare disease means I’m always ultracareful about infection contact. This is my nightmare scenario.
  27. science of us
    The Very Soothing Sensation of The SimsSometimes I’m tempted to take better care of my Sims than myself.
  28. coronavirus
    ‘Don’t Worry’ Is an Act of SelfishnessWhat happens when coronavirus hits an area where worry is considered unfashionable?
  29. first person
    Cheating on My ParentsMy own abusive mother and father were being replaced, and they knew it.
  30. first person
    Replaying My ShameThirteen years later, what happened at Gawker isn’t going away.
  31. new emotions
    That Feeling When Your Fight-or-Flight Response Has No FightThere’s a vague sense of humiliation that accompanies an instinctual retreat from a perceived danger.
  32. new emotions
    That Feeling When a Minor Problem Seems Like the End of the WorldI knew I wasn’t facing a tragedy, but my feelings disagreed.
  33. new emotions
    That Feeling When You Share Your Deepest Secrets With a StrangerThere’s an unfettered closeness that comes from spending an intimate night with someone while knowing that you won’t see that person again.
  34. new emotions
    That Feeling When You’re Haunted by Online EmbarrassmentsChagrinternet is the lingering feeling of minor humiliation endemic to participating in social life online.
  35. new emotions
    That Feeling When You Bond With Someone Over Feeling the Same PainIt’s not Schadenfreude (damage plus joy). Instead, it’s Freundeschaden (friend plus damage).
  36. new emotions
    That Feeling When Humiliation From Years Ago Hits You All Over AgainYou lie in bed, your mind blissfully empty, when suddenly you are awash with rembarrassment — the feeling of eyes on you from 20 years ago.
  37. new emotions
    That Feeling When You’re Nostalgic for a Time You’d Never Want to ReliveThe general miasma of happy days is rich, but thinking about times of sorrow is what’s really stirring.
  38. new emotions
    That Feeling When It’s 3 a.m. and Your Demons Start TalkingNocturnal admissions are the insidious feelings of self-recrimination that take over your brain in states of middle-of-the-night semi-consciousness.
  39. new emotions
    That Feeling When Another Woman Hypes You UpVeiled in compliments is the same message over and over again: Keep going.
  40. testing testing
    Mommy Can’t Talk Right Now — She’s Dopamine FastingI tried the Silicon Valley trend and came up with a better idea.
  41. first person
    When I Moved to Saudi Arabia as a Kid, Boxing Saved MeI was furious and isolated. Then I discovered Muhammad Ali.
  42. first person
    The Great Ghosting of 1985I was in high school, and I had no idea what was happening.
  43. first person
    The Healthiest Baby I’ve Ever HadHere we go again, I thought, after the doctor told me there was a problem.
  44. obituary
    What Elizabeth Wurtzel Was Really LikeMy friend Elizabeth Wurtzel was everything we weren’t supposed to be.
  45. let's stay together
    Breaking Up Only Made Us CloserOnce we had nothing left to lose, we were finally honest.
  46. let's stay together
    I Planned On Dying AloneThen I realized how comfortable love could be.
  47. first person
    I Almost Died on the Way to Mr. Darcy’s EstateAn accidental journey to an unexpected destination.
  48. let's stay together
    I Met My Husband When I Was 22 and WildHow did I make the decision that truly mattered?
  49. first person
    I Love Only Six Things, and I Lost One of ThemAfter less than a year with a beloved object, I seem to have cast it about on the street.
  50. let's stay together
    I Thought I Wanted to Go It AloneMy toughness was my everything, until I fell in love.
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