Life & Love

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Trump-based sexual anxiety has not just struck the partnered of the world, but single people as well. Fatimah, 35, is single, has never had sex and has no interest in having it, but enjoys consuming sexual materials—romance novels, erotic fiction, and porn—and regularly masturbates. But the new regime has cratered her interests in these previously
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Dear E. Jean: I spend my days managing other people’s careers in the fashion industry. I look after their money and oversee enormous project budgets, but I’m 29 and spend zero time on my own finances. Beyond contributing to the 401(k) provided by my employer, I’m clueless about managing my own portfolio intelligently and fear
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It’s not that it’s hard for Greg Ludlam to describe his wife, Elizabeth. It’s that when he does, he has to use the past tense. She was an awesome wife. She was an on-top-of-it mom. She was thoughtful and kind-hearted. On June 1, 2016, Elizabeth, then 39, committed suicide after battling postpartum depression (PPD) for
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Earlier this month, 600 women invaded Brooklyn wearing millennial pink shirts and Catbird stacked rings. But they weren’t coming for avocado toast and unicorn lattes—they were there for Create & Cultivate, a conference that fosters female leadership in business, tech, and the creative arts. With speakers like Gloria Steinem and our own Nikki Ogunnaike, the
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Miss E. Jean:I’m starting to feel like I’m missing an epic clue when it comes to dating. I have a good job and great friends, play sports, volunteer, etc.—a very full and fabulous life. I like to think I have a sparkling wit and a cute look, and that I’m an open person. But I
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AuthorCreated with Sketch. A year ago, a Cosmo writer lived like Marilyn Monroe for a week, and with May being Audrey Hepburn’s birth month, it seemed like the perfect time for someone to take on the equally-as-famous starlet of that era. And that someone was … me? To be clear, I knew nothing about Audrey
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AuthorCreated with Sketch. Shortly after Nikki Villavicencio gave birth via C-section, there was a complication. Her daughter, Alexandria, was coughing up blood, and Alley’s stomach was swelling. Nikki’s doctors wanted to transfer Alley to the children’s hospital across town. Already afraid for their baby, Nikki and her partner, Darrell Paulsen, panicked. Both parents have significant
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Having a child is a deeply personal decision. It’s also one that is complicated by societal (read: patriarchal) pressures–women are socialized to be caretakers, to believe that motherhood is an inherent part of womanhood. (There’s an entire slogan on Etsy saying that “only the best moms get promoted to grandmas,” as if a child’s choice