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An East Village Apartment That Isn’t All Ikea

You’re gonna need a skateboard, STAT<p><i>As with clothes, the way you decorate a room expresses your personality. In its most ideal form, it signals to</i> …

Apartments

Rose-Colored Glasses to Buy Now, See Through Forever

Optimism for your face<p>Do you ever feel that if you could just have <i>THAT ONE THING</i>, all your problems would go away? You’d stop having doubts about …

Martin Short

We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Maternity Leave

It’s not just a “women’s issue”<p>Before I had my daughter, the concept of maternity leave made sense to me. It seemed — in an abstract, removed way — …

Oh Boy Episode 50, Part 2: Sarah Jones, Continued

The woman of many characters is back<p>Last week, on our 50th (yeah!) episode of Oh Boy, we met Sarah Jones, Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright and …

TV

Monogamy’s the Norm in the US, But Why?

New research offers one explanation<p>The sexual revolution of the 1960s, while great for unraveling oppressive attitudes towards sex and relationships, …

The Thought Process of Being Negative

It is 7:36 a.m., I have just woken up and I’m trying to figure out what I have to do today. My heart is beating really fast, which I suppose means …

Mind

I Found the Best Foundation (After Trying a Bajillion)

I’m an old-fashioned girl. I believe we should all be drinking egg creams while exchanging enamel pins with our beaus, leave our work at the office …

Skin Care

3 Tailors on How to Look Less Off-the-Rack

These tips are for you! Not other people!<p>I’ve read about the benefits of tailoring clothes for years (and have probably even preached about it …

How to Make 5 Statements With 1 Statement Dress

This month’s installment of 5 Days, 5 Ways features Freddie Harrel, blogger, speaker and the founder of SHE Unleashed, a confidence workshop for …

Clothing

Selena Gomez Has Been Experimenting With Her Lewk

Is it just me, or has Selena Gomez been looking really good lately?<p>I came across a photo of her earlier this morning wearing a sweater with a …

Fashion

Thinx and the Risks of Feminist Marketing

It’s a cautionary tale in more ways than one<p>It was hard to read a women’s media site this past week without reading about Thinx, the period underwear …

Feminism

Sally Kohn on What It’s Really Like Being a TV Pundit

On our second episode of The Call!<p>My very first TV appearance in politics was on Fox News. I was on a split screen with an aggressive, uber …

TV

5 Things I’ve Learned From Years of Keratin Treatments

Don’t Groupon this one.<p>I spent my senior year of college dying my hair dark brown because Newton’s fourth law demands every blonde person do this to …

Hair Care

The Truth About Phobias and How I Overcame Mine

I have a dental phobia. When I think about the prospect of going to the dentist, my knees get weak, trickles of cold sweat accumulate on the back of …

Mind

The Evolution of a Single Outfit in Mirror Selfies

Getting dressed is a volatile experience; sometimes it’s so easy you don’t even realize you’re doing it, while other times you might find yourself …

This App That Lets Strangers Rate My Appearance Is What Was Missing From My Life

I’m just so happy it exists<p>Tired of the careful, couched feedback you’ve been getting around how beautiful people think you are? Want the real honest …

Mind

Your Fear of Butter is Outdated

It’s time to kill the stigma<p>A partial list of things made better by butter:<p>– Grilled cheese<br>– Scrambled eggs<br>– Pancakes<br>– Cacio e pepe<br>– Books<br>– Pie<br>– …

21 Questions about ‘Girls’ Season 6, Episode 6

We’ve learned a lot over these past five and a bit seasons of <i>Girls.</i> This week brings a new lesson: impromptu scatting at a purple-ish venue in New …

TV

Why I Don’t Wear a Bra

Plus tips if you want in on this freedom<p>Around a month ago, I found myself in a meeting room at the offices of a popular British gossip magazine. …

I Tried Living Like Gwyneth Paltrow and Barely Lasted 3 Days

I don’t like goat milk enough<p>The first thing I do when I embark upon my intrepid mission to live like Gwyneth Paltrow is to part my hair severely …

Diets

Stylist Chloe Hill Will Get You Stoked for Warm Weather

You’re going to want vintage tees and cat eye sunglasses ASAP<p><i>In today’s edition of What to Wear This Week, Sydney-based stylist Chloe Hill breaks</i> …

Fashion

A Lesson in Relationship Closure

The right reasons could make it worth it<p>It was summertime and Jonny chose the Manhattan-bound F train as the proper location to tell me that he …

Relationships

Selena Gomez Might Be a Legitimate Witch

I knew I wanted to be her friend<p>I have a theory after reading <i>Vogue’s</i> April cover story about Selena Gomez and need everyone to sit with me for a …

Selena Gomez

Don’t Be Embarrassed You Love Uggs

You’re in good company<p>The biggest-kept secret of the fashion industry is that everyone wears Ugg boots.<p>My first pair of Uggs were tall, beige and …

Internet Hyperbole is Literally Out of Control

Are you guilty?<p>A friend of mine took me aside last year and asked me to stop using “kill me” as slang for “ugh.” My tail was between my legs, right …

Going-Out Tops are Back and Legitimately Better Than Before

If I’m being really honest, my only problem with going-out tops has ever been that I hate going out. Now that they might actually be coming back (for …

Fashion

I Replaced Cardio With Walking. Here’s What I Learned

Because too much SoulCycle can be soul-sucking<p>I pitched a story in early February about making walking my exercise for a month, and immediately …

10 Paris Street Style Looks We Want to Copy

Over the course of Paris Fashion Week this month, we published a slideshow of street style photos every morning. This meant that every evening from …

Clothing

Oh Boy Episode 50: Sarah Jones, Part 1

A very special guest to celebrate our 50th episode!<p>Hey everyone guess what! The promo said it all, but this is Oh Boy’s 50th episode!<p>Oh yes. To …

TV

I Tried Hypnosis to Get Out of My Own Head

When you are suffering, you will do anything to make yourself heal, which is how I launched into an exhausting list of “self-care” practices that …

Mind