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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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Coming Out of My Plastic Shell
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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Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Toxic Friendships
Sometimes losing a friendship can be more painful than losing a lover.
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Your July Horoscopes Are Here
An existential guide to the month ahead.
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How I Fought to Get Women's Boxing at West Point
We took down the administration after almost 200 years of excluding women from boxing.
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How Having a Baby Girl Taught Me About My Own Biases
I had hoped for a boy, but now I'm raising a couple of fierce females.
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Why I'm Done Being Silent About Gender Expectations
American Gods star Yetide Badaki pushes back against a lifetime of conditioned expectations for girls.
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Jill Soloway Is a "Weird Girl"
Writer and director Jill Soloway on weaponizing weirdness through their work.
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The Essential Black, Southern, Woman Writer Who You Need to Know
An interview with Zandria F. Robinson.
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How I Turn the Have-Tos of Parenthood Into Want-Tos
Anna Quindlen on the balance of obligation and fun in relationships.
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Your June Horoscopes Are Here
An existential guide for the month ahead.
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Why You Can't Leave Your House: A Guide for the Children of Immigrants
How my mother could conjure up a million excuses to keep me from sleepovers.
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How I Learned to Masturbate as a Mormon
What religion doesn't teach you is sometimes inevitable.
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