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Searching for the Perfect Jeans for Your Body? We Have the Answer

Every time I ask someone about her perfectly body-hugging vintage Levi's, the response is almost always "but I had them tailored to fit." And so continues my search for the ultimate pair. Requirements include: zero stretch in the fabric, a just-below-the-belly-button rise, a slim thigh opening, and …


Confessions of a 23-Year-Old Mistress

<b>Inside infidelity: how a young woman fell into an adulterous affair with an older, married man.</b><p>I was in his office, rug burn forming on my knees as he slid me back and forth on top of him. I could see photos of his wife smiling and laughing on the bookshelf and his desk. I'd thought about escaping …


The Powerful Way Writing About Your Past Can Help You Understand the Present

"Why did you decide to write a memoir now?"<p>I'm often asked. As in, "Why not wait until you're completely gray?" They're talking about my relatively …


Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

Quite often I am asked to recommend, as a practice, the habit of "reading." I like to do this, though I always feel a little phony. To recommend …

Man Chokes Woman He Met Online Because She Didn't Match Her Profile

A man is accused of violently assaulting a woman he was in an online relationship with because he didn't think she matched her profile …

Jezebel Creator Remembers The First Time She Earned More Than Her Parents

It was 2008, and I was sitting in the Brooklyn home office of my longtime accountant, who informed me that I had, for the first time in my 15-year-career, made over $100,000 in a year.<p>To be exact, one hundred and two thousand, three hundred and fifty-four dollars. And seventy-two cents.<p>The …

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