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Out of the Mikvah, Into the World
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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A Mother's Truth at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Understanding migration at the U.S.-Mexico border is about more than border control.
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Inside the Cosby Trial
Poet Morgan Parker on the trial, respectability politics, and male entitlement.
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Willoughby Road, Where I Grew Up
When my mother got a new boyfriend, my sister and I formed an intense bond.
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Your September Horoscope Is Here
Revel in the undone, the unfinished, the broken.
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Fiction: "The Man in the Sky"
A new short story from Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of Eileen and Homesick for Another World.
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Fiction: "Glimmer"
New short fiction from Danya Kukafka, the author of the novel Girl in Snow.
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Fiction: "The Expectation of Anywhere"
A new short story from Alissa Nutting, the author of Made for Love and Tampa.
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Victims of Domestic Violence Include Pets
Why every victim, including pets, deserves a safe haven, and why you should support the PAWS Act.
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How I Told My Mom I Was a Stripper
And her surprising reaction.
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How I Learned to Feel Powerful
Novelist Meg Wolitzer on figuring out how to feel strong without a security blanket.
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Having Scoliosis Paved the Way for My Career in Stand-Up
The comedian Carmen Lynch comes out of her plastic shell.
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Are You Living With a Ghost?
My visit with a husband-and-wife paranormal-investigation duo.
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How I Overcame My Anger as a Black Writer Online
After the death of Michael Brown, I channeled all my anger into writing — until it led my mind and body down a frightening path.
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Your August Horoscope Says: Be Your Own Crush
An existential guide to the month ahead.
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Daily Affirmations to Live By
"Every time you wake up, you choose the world."
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Regina Hall on the Power of Lifelong Friendship
The actress on the best-friendship that has given her shelter throughout the years.
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A Mother Reflects on the Birth of Her Son Amid the Loss of Her Father-in-Law
For one family, the end of one life marks the beginning of another.
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"Property of Francisco"
Reflections on an unforgettable tattoo.
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