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Issues | xoJane: Women's Lifestyle & Community Site

Discuss and debate the issues that mean the most to you.<p>Author:<p>December 30, 2016<p>Perhaps the only person disrespecting me was myself.<p>Author:<p>December 26, 2016<p>I’m Episcopalian, and over the course of my adult life, I’ve never heard abortion mentioned where anyone could hear.<p>Author:<p>December 22, 2016<p>I …

4 Ridiculously Easy Moisturizing Hacks For Folks Who Hate Feeling "Moist"

When I was a little girl, I saw a TV commercial for lotion that stuck with me for life. A woman scratched the word “dry” onto her hand to illustrate how dry her skin was, and I was horrified. The image of that woman’s hand was my Moisturizer Scared Straight moment and I vowed then and there to …

15 Hilariously Spot-On Dating Rules From Aziz Ansari

This man is a genius.<p>5.3K<p>SHARES<p>Professional funnyman and <i>Parks & Recreation</i> star Aziz Ansari has dropped some wondrous dating advice over the last few …

29 Reasons Book Nerds Are The Only People You Should Date

"What I love most in the world are my books."

All The Best Advice I Learned At A Financial Seminar For Millennials

Earlier this week, I had a chance to attend a seminar entitled "Adulting 101."<p>The concept was pretty simple: teaching millennials how to grow up and get their finances under control, all under the guise of a fun, casual wine tasting.<p>As we sampled everything from Malbec to Prosecco with sommelier …

Recipe of the Week: What Do You Do with Leftover Halloween Candy?

Welcome one and all to another sweet and sticky installment of Recipe of the Week. Last week was one of those articles that you'll want to bookmark for all of eternity, as it was an absolute treasure trove of wonderful slow cooker recipes.<p>As of Wednesday evening, the most up-voted recipe was this …

Say Fine to the Dress: How To Dress For The Wedding YOU Want To Have

The first thing you should know about me is that I love weddings.<p>I love to talk about them, look at pictures of them, and obsess over every last detail from escort tables to bustles. I also totally understand that a “perfect” day, at least by Pinterest standards, just isn’t achievable, unless you …

People Are Jealous That I’m Married to a Chef -- But It's Less Glamorous Than You Think

My husband’s passion for food is one of the most attractive things about him. In fact, it’s the main reason I messaged him on OKCupid. I think I said something like, “You have a nice smile and can cook. That’s hot.”<p>Since I like to eat and can’t cook for shit, it was pretty exciting when he messaged …

19 DIY Projects That Will Make Your Home So Much More Cozy

Never leave the house again.

This Runner Is Getting Noticed For Inspiring People To Run At Any Size

"I love my body. Other people don’t, but I can't let that stop me."

Brazilian Limeade: An Unexpectedly Delicious Drink

When our pal Marne, a Marketing Producer here at ModCloth, first mentioned seeing a recipe that involved putting limes — with their rinds on — in a blender, and included sweetened condensed milk as an ingredient, we thought it sounded kinda cray. But we decided to try it anyway…and it blew our …

When You Can't Decide If You're A Good Feminist

"Can I still listen to Chris Brown?"

Parents Are Irate Over A Children's Book Called "Do You Want To Play With My Balls?"

Double entendres for miles.<p>View this post on Facebook

What I Got When I Achieved My Goal Weight

When I was in my mid-twenties I went on a diet. Not my first diet, of course (I'd love to meet a female in the developed world who has managed to make it into their twenties without ever going on a diet).<p>You see, I'd gained weight in college, then lost it after collecting my diploma by counting …

One Woman Shows The Unretouched Reality Of Major Weight Loss (NSFW)

"Underneath the layers of clothing and behind closed doors, quite a different reality exists."<p>When Julia Kozerski lost half her body weight while a photography student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, dropping from 338 pounds to 178 pounds, she turned the camera on herself.<p>"It didn't …

How Birth Order Impacts Your Marriage

You love your fiancé for the strong, independent, sexy man that he is. But don't forget that this same adult man you love was raised, shaped and formed within in his family system. Though he hasn't lived under the same roof as his parents and siblings in years, those formative years as the oldest, …


12 Ideas That Prove Everyone Needs an IKEA Raskog Cart

The popular piece is useful in literally every room of the house.<p>The popular piece is useful in literally every room of the house.

Living Rooms

Not just a fad: the dangerous reality of 'clean eating'

The trendy nutritional advice that's more likely to make you ill than healthy<p>Listen<p>The supermarket aisle has become a confusing place. It used to be full of recognisable items like cheese and butter; now you find yourself bamboozled by all manner of odd alternatives such as ‘raw’ hummus, wheat-free …


The Only Piece of Dating Advice You Need

Berger told Miranda the reason her recent date hasn't called is that "he's just not that into you." Jack Berger and Miranda Hobbs are not my actual friends, but I did spend 30 minutes with them on July 13, 2003, when this phrase was uttered. <i>This</i> phrase that would spawn a subsequent book and movie …

Mario Batali's 25-Second Summer Pasta Recipe

Straight from our video archives, here's a supersmart retro tip from Mario Batali.<p>Straight from our video archives, here's a supersmart retro tip …

The 13 Best Movie Chefs, Ranked

Fictional chefs have played roles in films both big and small, but when they get a star turn it can change a movie's dynamic completely. From inspired to inspiring, here are our 13 favorite fictional movie chefs, ranked:<p><b>1.</b> Primo, <i>Big Night</i><p><b>2.</b> Remy, <i>Ratatouille</i><p><b>3.</b> Chu, <i>Eat Drink Man Woman</i><p><b>4.</b> Carl, <i>Chef</i><p><b>5.</b> …


Cilantro Lime Chicken Zoodles

<i>This post is sponsored by Crisco. Opinions are my own.</i><p>What do you remember most about your childhood? For me, I have such vivid memories of trailing …


Steak ratatouille | Beef recipes

<b>Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Griddle pan, high heat • Small lidded pan, medium heat • Shallow lidded casserole pan, medium heat</b><p>START …


This Color-Correcting Lacquer Makes Nails Look Flawless

Even though I love painting my nails with fun, bold colors (especially when I want to fake a golden tan), there’s something oddly refreshing about …

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Here's A Graphic Of How Much Wedding Dresses Have Changed In A Century

There is more than one way to walk down the aisle.

18 Times Jamie Fraser Made You Thirsty AF

He somehow makes time-traveling to 1700s Scotland seem like a great idea.

DIY All Natural Wood Stain 7 Ways

7 ways to make wood stain from natural household materials at 10% the cost! They are quick, easy super effective, and non toxic!<p>292<p>1439

25 Crazy Clever Hacks That Actually Make Running Awesome

Your feet, boobs, hips, knees, nipples, and motivation will thank you. And that's just for starters.