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The Thought Process of a Thanksgiving Hangover

I must be very still. I mustn’t panic. I am unsure as to whether or not my stomach is about to rip apart like that one woman’s did in <i>Aliens</i>. The …

Crashing

The Craziest Date I Ever Went on Started With a Blog Comment

It was like a first date, but not.<p>Instead of matching on a dating app that I mindlessly scrolled through at a bar while ignoring my friends, Sally …

Love

A Case for Trying (Really) Hard to Make Friends as an Adult

<b>In May 2015, I broke up with my boyfriend on a Tuesday.</b> It was 9 p.m. I was exhausted. But as I walked to my car on the way back from delivering the …

Love

How I Plan to Get Dressed This Winter

You may remember that nearly two years ago, Man Repeller partnered with MATCHESFASHION to bring you a regular feature of theirs. I like to call said …

Clothing

10 Podcasts I Listen to Obsessively

Hi, my name is Ashley and I’m addicted to podcasts. Unless I’m working or conversing with a person of interest, I’m probably listening to one. …

Podcasting

16 Haikus on the Freedom and Frustration of Birth Control

If I’m any indication, women spend an incredible amount of time mulling over, dealing with and, definitely in my case, whining about birth control. …

Birth Control

I Spy a Curious New Red Carpet Trend

Not long ago Amelia wrote about the widespread epidemic in which celebrities are wont to ruin their red-carpet outfits with bad shoes (or, as she so …

Alessia Cara

The Basketball Jersey, Three Ways (and Off the Court)

<i>In partnership with Nike</i><p>Here’s some (recent, fast) fashion history for you: In the summer of 2003, across all five of New York City’s boroughs, so …

Clothing

I Constantly Pretend My Very Normal Life Is a Movie

A few months ago when I was younger and more naive, I believed the sole reason I kept headphones in my ears for the majority of my day was to deter …

How to Look Comfy and Cool at the Same Time

There are few greater joys (for me, personally) than consuming a delicious meal while swaddled in comfortable clothing. Though I’m more of a Seamless …

Clothing

The Celebrity Who Perfectly Defines Your Zodiac Sign

Tabloids have been hammering it into my brain for years: “Stars — They’re Just Like Us!” And it’s true. I mean, aside from the opulent wealth and …

Kendrick Lamar

Leandra and Cindy Crawford Talk “Finstas” and the Beauty of Getting Older

Cindy Crawford knows all about “finstas” — or fake Instagrams; her daughter, Kaia Gerber, won’t show Cindy her private account. The businesswoman and …

Cindy Crawford

How to Avoid Family Drama Over the Holidays

Things I love about my family:<p>-The goofy Santa suspenders my dad breaks out every Christmas<br>-The way my aunt laughs like she’s trying to knock you off …

Parenting

3 Social Media Influencers on What They Do All Day

Much like “binge-watch,” “listicle” and “unfriend,” the term “influencer” is one of many to sprout up in the internet’s lexicon of words that no one …

Katy Perry

7 Beauty Trends I Regret Trying

If there’s a bandwagon, I want to be on it. When I saw people posting face mask selfies on Instagram, for instance, it took me as long as it took me …

Beauty

What Surprised Me About Being a Surrogate Mother

<i>This month on Man Repeller we’re delving into the inner-workings of all types of families, from actual blood relatives to those of the chosen</i> …

Pregnancy

How to Wear Dad Sneakers (Even If You Aren’t a Dad!!!)

This season, Balenciaga, Vetements, Prada and Dior are all selling sneakers that look like something you might pull out of a storage box marked “DAD” …

Sneakers

A Conversation With Lena Dunham

<i>In partnership with SMILF</i><p>This week’s episode of Monocycle is more like an episode of Bicycle because there are two stakeholders (wheels?) present in …

Lena Dunham

Hosting Tips From My Grandmother, Who Basically Majored in Thanksgiving

My grandmother graduated from the University of Texas in 1961 with a degree in Home Economics. Her curriculum covered the “economics and management …

Condé Nast

How I Stopped Letting Past Relationships Haunt My Current One

So as not to bore you with details of two infidelity-related lies I uncovered in two separate, absolutely insignificant relationships that both began …

Relationships

Mini Skirts Under $100 to Wear With Tights All Winter

Hello! Guten tag! Greetings! It’s time for another round of Elizabeth Tamkin making budget-friendly clothes look stylistically luxe and yours truly …

Clothing

Alexa Chung’s Uncomfortable Obsession With Hotpants

Alexa Chung is always uncomfortable.<p>In an interview with Chelsea Handler on <i>Refinery29</i>, she admitted that this permanent state of being encompasses …

Chelsea Handler

Turning 29 Is Like a Second Puberty (Astrologically Speaking)

If Saturn Return were the crazy dream I had last night that you didn’t care about, here’s how I’d explain it to you anyway: Saturn Return is the …

Astrology

3 Holiday Party Outfit Ideas, Ripe for the Plucking

I know! It’s only November!<p>That’s the point.<p>While I understand that putting up holiday decorations before Thanksgiving might merit an eye roll, …

Christmas

This Is Fun: You Can Shop Leandra’s Closet!

Remember in July, when Amelia shouted from the rooftops that a luxury resale website was essentially selling Carrie Bradshaw’s closet? She was …

Clothing

Movie Sex Is the Worst: 10 Myths That Need to Go

Movie sex is an insult to real sex everywhere. Nothing gets me yelling at the TV faster. I take personal offense. Not only is Hollywood sex …

American Film Institute

A Moda Operandi 50% Off Code Is Inside This Story!!!!!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! A SELECTION OF THE FALL/WINTER COLLECTIONS ARE 50% OFF WITH THE CODE <b>FRIENDS50</b> ON MODA OPERANDI.<p>Okay, I’ll …

Shopping

What To Wear If You Hate Maternity-Wear

I am almost six and a half months pregnant and my belly button is the size of a green olive. Look carefully and you can spy that creepy little fucker …

Clothing

In My Cart – TK

I know! It’s only November!<p>That’s the point.<p>While I understand that putting up holiday decorations before Thanksgiving might merit an eye roll, …

Clothing

I Asked 11 Men About Their Deepest Insecurities

When I asked adult women to tell me their deepest persistent insecurities, their answers spanned a diverse spectrum of topics, from the physical to …

Relationships