Life & Love

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The snip-snip sound of the camera and the occasional directive from the person holding it. The continual vigilance of the light. A measured urgency to capture something magical and true. I became someone else during these shoots. It was like acting but without the pressure of memorizing lines. My friends said they would be terrified
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Dear E. Jean: I’m curious: Should I have sex before marriage? —XX Metta Miss Metta: Before I respond, please answer two questions for me: (1) How old are you? (2) Are you in love? —Ravishing Regards, E. Jean Auntie Eeeee: I’m 22. Just graduating college. An old soul. As for being in love, every day
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All this makes sense: You wouldn’t want a doctor who wasn’t comfortable with their abilities attempting a complex and rare procedure, especially when there’s an alternative. Still, this didn’t use to be so rare—it’s just that most of the people who worked in that time are going gray. But I found one. On the Wednesday
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You know when you’re at a bar and a weird guy is hitting on you and you just want to leave but don’t know how and all you’re thinking to yourself is “I want to die”? Dragonflies are geniuses who actually do that. Researcher Rassim Khelifa at the University of Zurich witnessed the female moorland
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Dear E. Jean: My morning routine: Wake up at 6 a.m. Fall back asleep. Wake up again at 7 a.m. Look at my phone. Start shouting at myself. Enter bathroom. Exit feeling calm and fresh. Look at my phone. Discover I’ve spent 40 minutes in there! At this point, I’m no longer calm. I start
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“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.
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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
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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,
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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