Life & Love

Dear E. Jean: What do you do about a guy who constantly uses the phrase “Why are we even together?” as a means to end a discussion? He said “I love you” after a month of dating but still dangles our budding relationship over the trash whenever he becomes frustrated. Is there a way to
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Dear E. Jean: How do I stop procrastinating? Please give me real concrete methods. —I Even Put Off Writing This Question! Dear Miss I Put Off: And I put off answering it. Because the truth is, everybody procrastinates, so here’s Auntie Eeee’s guide for Fooling Yourself Into Getting Things Done: 1. Experts tell you to
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Mommy brain. I bristle every time I hear the phrase. First, its cutesiness reads as immediately condescending, an instant linguistic dismissal. Then there’s the notion that giving birth somehow renders women less equipped to do mental heavy-lifting—a dangerous assumption to which I hesitate to add fuel, especially at a time when discrimination against pregnant women
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When I was 24 years old, I had just moved into my own apartment, was working at my dream job, and was settling into a serious relationship with my boyfriend of three years. And then, a curveball: In October 2017, I was diagnosed with an extremely rare type of cancer called ovarian germ cell cancer.
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Athleta Vacation will always be about unwinding, unpacking, and unthinking about the stressors of everyday life. An intriguing catch-22 is coming up regarding that last point though. While more and more travelers are deciding to book a plane ticket to forget about their own worries and responsibilities, they’re opting in regarding those of others. Along
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Dear E. Jean: I’m a 25-year-old marine biologist researching dolphins in Southern California. This past year, I met a man and have fallen very deeply in love. (I didn’t think I was capable of it!) He’s extremely kind, generous, considerate, passionate, thoughtful, attractive, outdoorsy, and adventurous. But he is soon moving to Colorado to pursue
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Setting relationship goals can be a good thing. It can help you get to know yourself, identify what’s vital emotionally and physically, and find a partner who is really suited for you. But placing specific demands on your love life can also create a super toxic cycle of disappointment, unfulfilled expectations, and feeling like a
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Dear E. Jean: What’s the best way to move past rejection, whether it’s job rejection or romantic rejection? The conventional wisdom is to remain resolute and “try, try again,” but I’ve been doing that with no luck. What should I do? —Human Repellent Human, My Heliotrope: I know more about rejection than any advice columnist
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The benefits of adopting a trusted birth control system would fill up a nice-sized laundry list, but, unfortunately, so would the myths surrounding it. We asked OB-GYNs Dr. Michelle Moniz and Dr. Alyssa Dweck to debunk the most common ones. “You gain weight when you’re on the pill.” There’s nothing wrong with wondering how a
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Dear E. Jean: I’ve always struggled with self-confidence, at least professionally. Fortunately, I’m pleased that my career is flourishing at a prestigious law firm. However, I have a female colleague who publicly maligns my ideas. (This has been a running theme for an entire year.) She approves of nothing I do and barely hides her
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Once social media became an everyday part of our lives, nothing was safe. Even the relatively mundane—like the inside of our refrigerators—could be styled, zhushed, or otherwise made to look aesthetically pleasing. LA-based influencer Megan Batoon invited us into her home to share her camera-ready kitchen, as well as secrets on how she keeps her
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Feb 26, 2019 Graswald in her bathtub on November 26, 2018. Photographed by Allie Holloway. On the day Angelika Graswald became an alleged murderer, she woke up hungover. She and her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, had been out drinking in Poughkeepsie, New York, near where they had lived together for more than a year. They had
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Feb 14, 2019 Sometimes a romance doesn’t work out, and it’s terrible. But sometimes a relationship doesn’t work out…and it’s completely fine! Great, even. It might seem rare, but there are definitely former partnerships that result in mutual respect or friendship rather than deep enmity or recriminations. We found nine single people so incredible that
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Whenever I need some non-cheesy inspiration about the enduring power of romance, I read anarcha-feminist Emma Goldman’s famous stump speech, “Marriage and Love.” Born in Lithuania to Jewish parents in 1869, Goldman was an influential activist and writer who toured the U.S., risking arrest and deportation to speak to raucous crowds about radical ideas like
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