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Trixie Garcia on the Healing Power of the Grateful
How Jerry Garcia's daughter forged her own identity.
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When a Type-A Mom Has Laid-Back Children
A mother embraces the "caj" side of her kids.
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Your May Horoscope Is Here
An existential guide for the month ahead.
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Alice Sebold: Rape Is Not a Dirty Word
When we obfuscate the truth of rape, it's a disservice to victims and to justice.
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A Murder in Iceland Sparks Fear Amongst Women
How the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir made women in Reykjavik more afraid of assault.
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What We Lose When We Only Focus on the Male of a Species
Neanderthals were women, too.
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How I Discovered That My Dad Is a Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorist
One writer reflects on how she can have a relationship with her father after learning he believes in Pizzagate.
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Get Lost in the Dreamy Moments of Teenage Girlhood in This New Film
Lena Dunham and filmmaker Jenny Gage reflect on the ephemeral, magical, maddening experience of growing up female.
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Sacred Space
On visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and facing the present.
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Grief Soup
A spicy tomato-coconut recipe that will help keep you upright on the darkest days.
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Be Mine! (In Solidarity)
Human Rights Valentines for all your friends and loved ones (because why not?!).
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Hello, My Name Is _______
How I learned to stop whitewashing myself.
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Brave
My daughter's coming of age with Down syndrome
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Quick, Not Dirty: Four Projects You Can Do in 45 Minutes
Four ways to deep clean and declutter your space.
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Best of 2016
The Lennys pick out all their favorite things from this year.
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Every Year the Tree
During a chaotic coming-of-age, a Christmas tree was a symbol of hope and love.
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The Miracle of Latkes
Just in time for Hanukkah, the BrokeAss Gourmet's got you covered.
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Carrying On
How Lenny staffers are cheering themselves up in a post-Trump America.
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Graffiti Taught Me Grit
How becoming a single mom in a depressed town helped me let go of perfection.
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Hallowed Hell House
How I left behind a Christian childhood to adore Halloween.
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