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The Sexism They Faced

One colleague’s constant refrain: “When are you going to have babies and quit?”<p><i>This is the seventh story in a seven-part series looking at women’s ambitions in the years following college.</i><p>When we began this project we knew the odds were good that we’d hear stories about sexism and sexual harassment …

Senate Committees

Joy in a Mental Hospital

Two readers emphasize the brighter sides of their time in psychiatric care:<p>My experience after checking myself in at a mental hospital was almost entirely positive. I had been diagnosed as bipolar at 25. At the time, I was fresh out of a top-10 law school, but I had managed to endanger my career …

Mental Health

The Children of Strangers

Sue and Hector Badeau adopted twenty children who needed a home—but there were always more.<p>When Sue Hoag was twelve, she read a book, “The Family Nobody Wanted,” about a couple in the nineteen-forties who adopted a multiracial posse of twelve children, despite having very little room or money. Sue …

Empathy

Wedding Dresses With Sleeves: Illusion Neckline Wedding Dresses

If your idea of a "nightmare wedding dress" involves yanking up a strapless gown all night—or worse, having your lady lumps fall out on the dance floor—check out these four gowns. All have ultra-feminine illusion necklines that can promise a little bit of modesty (depending on how sheer the …

Here's What Marriage Advice Looked Like In 1893

It's not uncommon that as we get older, friends and family start doling out advice for our future (sometimes hypothetical) marriages. "Find a man that makes you laugh," they say, "Never go to bed angry," and even the classic, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach."<p>But back in the late …

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An Enchanted Hawaiian Wedding at Haiku Mill in Maui

When Nancy Wong, 29, and Eric Matsumura, 31, got engaged in California in December of 2012, they immediately set their sights west. "We knew we wanted to have a destination wedding," says Nancy, "and Hawaii was an easy choice." They invited just over 50 guests to Haiku Mill in Maui. "It was love at …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …