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Watch Maya Rudolph's Tulane University Commencement Address

Every year's got one: In 2013, it was Stephen Colbert at the University of Virginia. Then in 2014, it was Mindy Kaling at Harvard Law. And the 2015 award for best comedian commencement address looks like it will be bestowed on Maya Rudolph at Tulane University (according to the Internet, at least). …

Comedy

Similarities Between Dating and Making Adult Friends

1. When you're first seeing a new guy, chances are you stay on top of your texting times to ensure you're not responding at the speed of light while he does his best digital imitation of molasses. Similarly, no one wants to seem overeager when courting a new friend. If she texts to see if you're up …

Before and After: The Immediate Magic of 7 Tiny Beauty Tricks

They are SO worth your time.<p>As lazy girls who want to look deliberately pretty and pulled-together (ah, contradictions), we're all for smearing on a two-second makeup application and stumbling out the door. (Evidence here, here, and here.)<p>But...this "effort" thing. We've all got a limited supply, …

The Best Sexy Lingerie For Your Body

What each of us considers sexy is a matter of personal preference. For some, lace-trimmed boyshorts and triangle bralettes offer just the right …

Toni Morrison On When She'll Know Racism Is Over

One of the best parts about Toni Morrison having written a new novel (aside, of course, from the book itself) is all the interviews. Over the last …

Tips For Becoming A Boss From 34 Of NYC's Most Powerful Women

From Lean In to #BanBossy, a wave of catchphrases and cultural movements promoting powerful women in the workplace have had major impact over the …

Women-In-STEM Pioneer: You Can Always Tell An Ambitious Woman By The Shape Of Her Head

In the 1960s, Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley founded an enormously successful software company that employed mostly women. At TED 2015, she talked about her experiences constantly hitting the glass ceiling (and what happens to the heads of ambitious women).<p>On average, tech companies employ just …

How A Tiny, Family-Run Headphone Maker Became A Cult Favorite Of Neil Young, Aerosmith, And Spike Jonze

Grado Labs in South Brooklyn has been hand-building headphones and other audio gear since 1953.<p>Since 1953, the Grado family has been making headphones and phonograph cartridges by hand in a South Brooklyn brownstone converted into a factory, which they’ve owned for nearly a century. The 18-person …

This Is The Most Inspiring Children's Book We've Ever Seen

There are some things that can <i>never</i> be taught too early, and the history and impact of strong American women is one of them. And, judging by its …

3 Momofuku Cookie Recipes To Make This Holiday

When it comes to our love for cookies, Santa's elves have nothing on us. It's that time of year when our ovens get even more love than our stoves — …

Cheap Beauty Stocking Stuffers That Aren't Total Crap

In our opinion, you're never too old to have a stocking — especially one that's filled with more than just candy canes. So, to keep this festive …

How To Get Ready In The Morning When You Have Zero Time

No matter how much we may deny it, we’ve all been that person stuck applying makeup in the least convenient of places (a.k.a. the 4 train). We’ve …

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home

<i>Reheating pizza is an important skill, especially since we're talking Italy all week long! So we're re-running this post. Thank us later.</i><p>So you've managed—by some divine grace—not to finish your entire pizza. That alone is accomplishment enough, and you should be proud of your noble restraint. You …

Lauren Conrad Little Market: Easy Decorating Ideas

Lauren Conrad's been keeping busy: While planning her wedding, designing bridesmaid dresses, and handing out lessons in chic dressing, she's still managed to keep The Little Market stocked with super-stylish home goods.<p>The Little Market, which Lauren cofounded with her friend Hannah Skvarla, is an …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

10 Ways to Survive a Long Flight

No matter what you do, being stuck inside a metal tube in coach class for hours is going to suck. You're not going to sleep well, unless you're one of those bizarre people who can sleep anywhere, in which case, I'm incredibly jealous. Your skin will be dried out. Your muscles will ache. You'll feel …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Writing the Book on Reinventing the Book

Two professors' inquiry into the written word is trying to demolish paper vs. digital binaries.<p>Over more than five centuries, books have evolved from collections of folded and gathered pages bound between covers to collections of screens connected to a digital cloud. Yet despite the rise in tablet …

Confronting Reality by Reading Fantasy

Author Lev Grossman says C.S. Lewis taught him that in fiction, stepping into magical realms means encountering earthly concerns in transfigured form.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Claire Messud, Jonathan</b> …

Reinvent Yourself

Back in 2002, Steve Silberberg was a software programmer for an investment firm, earning a comfortable six-figure salary. But he wasn't happy. "I was …

Motivation

This Natural, DIY Ingrown Hair Fix Actually Works

There's <i>no</i> way to make pesky ingrown hairs glamorous. They just are what they are. Ingrown hairs form when hair follicles curl around and grown back …

Jamaican Beauty Secrets I Learned From My Grandma

The island of Jamaica is known for its beauty: tropical beaches, gorgeous people, and its lush, relaxing resorts. But, did you know it’s home to some …

8 Easy Exercises to Strengthen and Stretch Your Way Into Any Pair of High Heels

If you like your heels sky high, check out these fitness moves that'll ensure you're able to strut your stuff with ease.<p>Nothing's worse than struggling to walk in a fabulous (and vertiginous!) pair of pumps. Instead of relegating them to the back of your closet—never to be worn again—implement a …

Top 10 Rules of Packing

When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone even lighter. Let’s …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The Savvy Gal's Guide To Tipping Etiquette

Tipping can be complicated. And, sometimes, to the detriment of the service provider, we don't always get it right. How much are you supposed to …

Soak Up Every Summery Moment With These No-Gym Workouts

Illustrated by Mary Schafrath.<p>Bored with the same old, same old at your health club? Joining a gym can be a fantastic way to get fit, but it’s not …

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you’re on the right track in your career and personal life.<p>We’d all love to say we wake up in the morning feeling exhilarated–joyful even–and move through the day with purpose and intention, but the reality is most of us spend the …

10 Books Every 20-Something Should Read

Living on your own? Starting your first job? Now what?<p>Navigating your 20s is no easy feat. Between launching a career, nurturing your personal life, and exploring the places you've always dreamed of, daily life can seem equal parts thrilling and discouraging. Fear not—there are tons of wise words …