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Following in a Sociopathic Parent's Path 
Discovering how my father's romantic transgressions echoed his father's led me to take a hard look at my own life.
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Krysten Ritter: Growing Up Fast Is Good For You
The actress on how her teen modeling career taught her how to take charge of her life.
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Learning About Mortality From My Mother
Mami is always dying, but she's not actually sick — she's just Dominican.
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Three Recipes to Help You Rise Above Self-Doubt
Even the hottest of messes deserve a nice meal.
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My Sliding Doors Moment
A writer searches for the courage to face her fears in a woman with the same name, ethnic background, and profession.
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Sexual Assault Is Not a Partisan Issue
We will need to hold hands across the aisle to get anti-harassment legislation passed.
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The Most Questionable Thing I Did As a Young Mom
Lenny readers share their stories of navigating life with a tiny human.
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Your November Horoscope Is Here
"If you're feeling depressed about the state of the world, look out for love."
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Tracee Ellis Ross: Michelle Obama Helped Me Be Myself
The Black-ish actress on how the former First Lady encouraged her to find strength within.
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The Best Salad Is Actually Fruit Salad
Alison Roman's perfect formula for an underrated salad.
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The Brush Fire We Stayed For
Why didn't my parents evacuate a California fire that might have killed us?
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Seven Daily Affirmations for the Week Ahead
Write love letters, find new ways to see the world, and more mantras to live by.
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A Korean-American Mom on Her Lifetime With the North Korean Bogeyman
On growing up Korean-American and trying to keep my daughter safe from "Rocket Man" and "The Dotard."
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130 Million Girls Don't Go to School, and It's a Global Crisis
Danai Gurira on how you can help with the education gender gap around the world.
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A Weekend With the Secret Society of Black Women
Meet the United Order of Tents, a semi-covert organization of black women.
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October Horoscopes Are Here
Your existential guide to the month ahead.
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The Resistance Will Be Fueled by Pasta
Julia Turshen gives us an easy baked pasta that's perfect for hungry activists.
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The Imposter Syndrome That Almost Brought Me Down
I thought getting a novel published would make me elated. Instead, it created crippling self-doubt.
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How I Realized My Orthodox Jewish Upbringing Felt All Wrong
Out of the mikvah, into the world.
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How to Speak Truth to Bullshit
Brené Brown explains why outwitting BS takes nuance and civility.
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