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Fit in my 40s: ‘I’d rather eat earth than meditate for 17 more seconds’

Mindfulness has to be principled, otherwise it’s just a guy in California eating a raisin really, really slowly<p>The problem with mindfulness is that it spread across the world unhinged from the philosophy of human goodness that was supposed to underpin it. A sniper has to be mindful, in the sense of …

Mindfulness

Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead

A gunman opened fire inside a Baptist church in Texas, killing at least 26 people attending a service, including children. US President Donald Trump …

Guns

What’s killing America’s new mothers?

Elizabeth “Liz” Logelin was a young, fit woman with a promising career in operations management at Disney. On March 24, 2008, after a complicated pregnancy that saw her bedridden for nearly two months (three weeks of which were in the hospital), she delivered her daughter Madeline (“Maddie”) …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

Lasting happiness is something you make for yourself.<p>We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads …

Happiness

Let's break down the Oscars best supporting actress race (so far)

Welcome to Oscar season! Before we embark on our annual long journey, let us pause to give thanks that 2017 — a real doozy of a year for ladykind …

Everything Coming to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in November 2017

November is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to look ahead at what’s streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. Next month will …

Entertainment

A Simple Way To Hack Your Brain To Finally Get That Thing Done

It takes five steps, says psychology professor Art Markman, to finally change your habits and meet your goal, or help someone else meet theirs.<p>Chances are you have a big goal (write a book, start a business, lose weight, get organized) that makes your list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. …

Success

American Limbo

While politicians block reform, what is happening to immigrant families?<p>Olga Flores, the seventh of eleven siblings, was born in a small town in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo thirty-nine years ago. “There was no work,” she told me recently. “The only thing for a woman to do was to get …

Immigration
Trends

Vintage Paris Street Style

In honor of Couture Week, a look back at the always fashionable streets of Paris.<p>In honor of Couture Week, a look back at the always fashionable Paris street style scene—from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Street Style

White Girls, Big City: What HBO’s New Show Misses

The show ‘Girls’ paints the town white, ignoring the diversity that makes life in New York City so special for young women, writes Rebecca Carroll.<p>I …

Give Millennials a Break!

Growing evidence suggests today’s 20-somethings are historically tolerant and innovative. By Hannah Seligson.<p>However much <i>Girls</i> might be a realistic …

‘Girls’: Inside the Eccentric Fashion of Lena Dunham’s HBO Comedy

Girls is back, and so is Hannah’s haphazard fashion sense. Ahead of Sunday’s Season 2 premiere, Alyssa Rosenberg talks to Girls costume designer …

Girls Season 1: Everything You Missed (Video)

‘Borgen,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Mad Men’ & More: Ten Best TV Shows of 2012

Jace Lacob and Maria Elena Fernandez pick their 10 best TV shows of 2012, from ‘Borgen’ to ‘Awkward.’<p>Now is the winter of our (TV) discontent. After …

‘Girls’: Season 2 of HBO’s Lena Dunham Comedy Soars

HBO’s Girls returns for a second season on Sunday night. Jace Lacob reviews the first four episodes of Season 2 of the Lena Dunham-created comedy. …

Here's What Happened to Lena Dunham's Golden Globes Dress

Zac Posen dress, meet the floor.<p>After winnning two awards for <i>Girls</i> at the Golden Globes last night (and making waves for a Zac Posen dress that …

Enough About Lena Dunham's Ass!

After Howard Stern called Lena Dunham a ‘little fat chick,’ most people rolled their eyes. But he’s not the only one obsessed with the Golden Globe …

Lena Dunham’s ‘Thin for Detroit’ Howard Stern Comment Gets City Fired Up

From rapper Bizarre to DJ Fantasy Blue, Detroit’s mixed response to the queen of comedy. By Abby Haglage.<p>The Lena Dunham weight saga is getting …

Stay Naked, Lena Dunham!

When people come down on Lena Dunham for getting naked and having sex on HBO’s ‘Girls,’ they’re coming down on all women, writes Kate Spencer.<p>When I …

Jenni Konner Talks ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham, and ‘The Facts of Life’ Author: Kevin Fallon

She’s Lena Dunham’s biggest fan. She’s Lena Dunham’s best friend. She’s Lena Dunham’s professional partner. Meet Jenni Konner, the other girl behind …

Lena Dunham’s Improv Night at the Upright Citizens Brigade

Lena Dunham told intimate improv tales at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in N.Y.C. to benefit reproductive rights.<p>Lena Dunham ditched the …

‘Girls’ Shows Us the Real OCD With Hannah’s Brutal Q-Tip Scene

Kent Sepkowitz hails the HBO show’s departure from irony—even, especially, that disgusting Q-tip.<p>The über-hip HBO drama <i>Girls</i> has taken a step away …

‘Girls’: Graphic Content, Objectification, and That Scene

This week’s episode of Girls graphically depicted the results of a male character’s climax. Why the scene has outraged some, and why it’s a watershed …