Our nation has a sort of embarrassing and very consuming addiction: self-help books. From The Power of Now to The Artist's Way to the 7 Habits, we are bingers of how-to. The last time I checked, Forbes.com
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With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter. Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
Before prison, I wore makeup to impress. During my sentence, I wore it for dignity. The fourth season of Orange Is the New Black appears on Netflix at midnight, promising more serious observation of mass
As the final notes of "Pomp and Circumstance" fade into the distance and the reality of an uncertain future dawns, I offer my firstborn daughter and all newly minted college graduates a few words of advice.
If you're anything like me, trying to figure out your ideal career can be a mixture of pain and confusion. It's like a long dark rabbit hole. Such an overwhelming question to try and answer. If you're
I write this because I know that there are people out there who feel like I felt when I knew I wasn't one of the "fortunate ones" to go to college. I just want you to know that because you might not be
Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.
A few months ago I celebrated 20 years since I last consumed any alcohol. While this may seem like nothing to many of you, I invite you to go spend some time at your local detox centers. A few months I
Note: This article describes mental illness, suicide, and self harming behaviors. "I was trying to make the shit stop." As soon as I heard Susanna, the protagonist of Girl, Interrupted, say these words,
For someone who loves makeup and beauty so much, I've never really been fastidious about the particulars of my routine. This manifests itself in many ways: I don't own an eyelash curler, my makeup organization
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It’s been almost a month since the untimely death of pop superstar Prince. He was easily one of my favorite artists and the day I learned of his passing, I couldn't stop crying. Growing up, my mother perhaps
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