At this point in my relationship, I can usually tell if we’re about to get into a fight. Maybe we’ve both had stressful weeks, or I’m about to get my period and am a little snippier than usual, or we haven’t had sex in a few days and are cranky about that. Fighting happens, and
Kai did not choose this haircut, but she put on a smile anyway. By the time Kai was 3 1/2 years old, I couldn’t ignore it anymore. She was verbalizing that she was a girl at least six times a day. Everything was: “I’m a princess” and “I’m a girl.” Every time she’d say something
“I was begging him, talking to him with a tremendous amount of respect,” says Shmaling. Time was of the essence if they were going to find Teri alive. Then, detectives dropped the bomb that they’d found Teri’s pants—and blood—in David’s house. “He started getting emotional as I was calling him on his lies,” says Shmaling.
Courtesy of Cassandra Nuamah Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Years ago, Cassandra Nuamah posted a piece of paper on her door that read: “In 2013 I’m going to help people live and fulfill their best lives.” A year passed and Nuamah’s early mornings, evenings, and occasional lunch breaks were filled with wellness coaching gigs and
The burden of preventing a pregnancy has long fallen disproportionately on those who would actually carry a baby. Yes, there are vasectomies and condoms, but it’s the uterus-owners among us who are tasked with taking pills, getting IUDs, or tracking ovulation in order to control reproduction. But according to a new study published in the
Modern life means facing decisions again and again—from what to wear to how to address a problem at work, the need to check yes or no is never-ending. Most choices are of the humdrum variety, but some forever change everything that comes after. In a new series titled “All the Difference,” we ask women to
Miss E. Jean: I have an awesome relationship with my 16-year-old daughter. She is very smart, funny, and beautiful. A couple of weeks ago, her boyfriend of a year and a half broke up with her, and she was devastated. So I let her stay in my room—we cuddled, I comforted, we talked. She wanted
When friend-of-ELLE.com and fearless contributor Jo Piazza told us she was writing a book about marriage, we smiled and said inside our heads “Good for you and all, but isn’t that just a bit conventional?” On the contrary! Despite the fact that the book contains a story of literal wife-carrying inspired by a Chilean tradition,
Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. This April, ABT Principal Dancer Misty Copeland shares some tips from her just-released fitness and nutrition guide, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You. In
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The young mother stared at me. She was dressed in her Sunday best. Next to her sat her cute daughter in a flouncy princesa outfit. I kept my eyes glued to the dirty floor of the train heading uptown. The baseball hat I wore didn’t do much to shield my
The common narrative within the professional world is up, up, up. You graduate college, find a job, and immediately start toeing the next rung on the ladder, always reaching for the next spot (aka a bigger paycheck). Still, every standard story has its opposite, and this one’s starring Noorain Khan. She earned degrees from Yale
A gold locket that was salvaged from the wreckage of the Titanic is now on display in Las Vegas, and its story is a tragic one—and also one that’s eerily similar to the James Cameron movie about the shipwreck. Passenger Virginia Estelle McDowell Clark owned the 18-carat gold locket and brought it with her when
I am a person who talks to strangers about their feelings. It started because I talked on the internet about my feelings, in a blog that chronicled my husband’s cancer experience. And then I wrote a book about that. And now I have a podcast about it. All these things mean that my inbox and
Did you hear about the 40-year-old guy who refuses to date hot women? Wow, brave. This man, who every woman in New York was clamoring to date, apparently, says beautiful women are inherently shallow and boring, and he would rather date a woman with substance. Oh, but she also has to be conventionally gorgeous. And
There is a wonderful urban legend that says Egyptian queen Cleopatra ordered her servants to fill a carved out gourd with bees to stimulate her genitals, with the rhythmic buzzing inside the base turning the hollow gourd into a makeshift vibrator. I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that this legend
Inspired By: Grammy Doc, grandmother “My maternal grandma is this unapologetic aesthete. She was a glamazon who’d pop into our tiny logging town every few months in her tailored Armani, Ferragamos, and constantly upgraded convertible Mustang. When my grandfather, a civil engineer, quit his job building missiles in the ’60s, she made the dough and he
“We still worry about final exams. We don’t bounce from class to class like in a regular school, and there are a lot more physical hours—it’s more physical than a regular high school. We spend time with each other as friends, but we also live with our friends. [Conversations] can be about nothing, but somehow
“I had just quit my job, moved to a new city, started my MBA, and broken up with my longterm boyfriend. I was very much starting fresh and embracing new experiences. When I saw Wyle, I was immediately drawn to him. I’m pretty shy, and it’s not really my nature to make the first move, but
“In 2012, I tore my ACL, MCL and meniscus, six months before what would be my first Olympic Games in London. I never questioned my work ethic throughout my rehabilitation, but I was afraid my body wouldn’t heal the way it should or that I would never be able to play at the highest level again.
Career cred: Gleich was the first skier to be a Blue Climate and Oceans Project ambassador. “When I’m on a spicy, knife-edge ridge and climbing along, I say to myself, ‘Humans are very sure-footed animals.’ It’s a mantra I learned when I was a little kid on a horse backpacking trip. High up on the
You know when to walk away from toxic energy at work and can identify the serious frenemy you know you’re better off without, but for whatever reason, it can be really hard to see clearly in matters of love. Sometimes that’s because you’re sick (or scared) of singledom, and other times it’s because the very
Going on vacation always sounds like a dream, but LBH: The reality of putting one together kind of blows. Between figuring out who to travel with, lining up schedules, and piecing together the actual trip, vacation planning can become just as — if not more — stressful than your everyday to-do list. Bring kids into
All week long ELLE.com is looking at the issues surrounding pumping. Some lucky—but far too few—new, working mothers have employers that go the extra mile when it comes to lactation rooms. These pumping palaces give a whole new meaning to the term “fantasy suite.” But the majority of women (and a few transgender men!) who
Your (seemingly innocent) daily habits—like scrolling through Insta in bed—could be destroying your marriage. “Research shows that there are a lot of little things people do that can indicate serious problems in relationships,” says Carrie Cole, a couples therapist and certified Gottman master trainer at the Center for Relationship Wellness in Houston. The good news?