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Lori Leibovich
Lori Leibovich is the Executive Lifestyle Editor of the Huffington Post. Her
writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Glamour, Real Simple, Cookie, Whole Living and many other publications. She edited the anthology Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell The Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives. (HarperCollins).

Entries by Lori Leibovich

When Your Body Says 'No More Screens'

(12) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 10:53 AM

As I type this, I am in pain. It begins in my cervical spine, continues down through my neck and shoulder, then shoots straight into my right arm; my fingers tingle when I tap the keyboard, and my forearm is slightly numb. This is what I feel every time I...

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The 24 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading For Women From 2013

(5) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 4:46 PM

Thought-provoking, hilarious, heart-wrenching writing by women was everywhere this year -- despite some suggestions to the contrary. So for the second year in a row we've curated a list of pieces we felt reflected some of the most insightful female voices of the year.

To make...

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The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

(313) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 9:28 AM

A poll released today by the Huffington Post and Real Simple finds that technology plays an essential -- though complicated -- role in women's lives.

Women are so reliant on their devices that 69 percent of those polled sleep with their smartphones in their bedrooms, 68 percent...

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10 Gifts For Parents Who Really Need To Chill

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 4:20 PM

One of the best things about the holidays is that they force us to slow down. Schools are closed, offices thin out, and most of us get some uninterrupted downtime with family and friends. But instead of spending our precious time off zoned out in front of the bright and...

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10 Awesomely Analog Toys For Kids Who Are Too Plugged In

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 4:07 PM

At HuffPost Screen Sense we're all about mindful technology use for children and adults. We also know that a lot of kids have electronic gadgets and games at the top of their holiday wish lists. To balance out the iPads, smart phones, and Xboxes, here are...

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This Woman Was About To Go In For Surgery. What She Did Moments Before Was Awesome.

(1555) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 1:50 PM

Facing a double mastectomy with grace takes courage. Facing one with courage and joy is extraordinary.

But that’s exactly what Deborah Cohan did yesterday right before she went into surgery to have her breasts removed. Cohan, an Ob/Gyn and mom of two, held a dance party with...

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Bailando en el quirófano antes de su doble mastectomía: la energía de una doctora (VÍDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 5:28 AM

Enfrentarse a una doble mastectomía requiere mucho coraje. Enfrentarse con coraje y alegría es extraordinario.

Pero así es como lo ha hecho esta semana la doctora Deborah Cohan, justo antes de entrar en quirófano para someterse a la operación. Esta ginecóloga, que tiene dos...

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'Technology Shabbats' Help Families Unplug

(74) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 6:17 PM

Every weekend I say I’m going to do it, and every weekend I fail.

Last year, after learning about digital sabbaths through the National Day of Unplugging, my family and I went dark for 24 hours from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. I buried my iPad under a...

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Ocho formas en las que las pantallas están destrozando nuestra vida familiar

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 4:37 AM

Para escribir su nuevo libro, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -tutora clínica en el departamento de psiquiatría de Harvard, asesora en colegios y psicoterapeuta privada- entrevistó a más de mil niños de entre cuatro y 18 años para...

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Jezebel Founding Editor Anna Holmes On Her New Book -- And How She Changed Women's Media

(13) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 1:32 PM

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.


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Here's What A Constantly Plugged-In Life Is Doing To Kids' Bodies

(271) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 11:17 AM

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.

If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages...

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How Technology Keeps You From Being The Parent You Need To Be

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 3:25 PM

In his book, The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a visiting scholar at Stanford, wrestles with the question, "How can we reclaim our lives in an age...

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HuffPost/Real Simple Poll: Finding Balance In A Wired World

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Does your smartphone help or hinder you? Is Facebook a blessing or a beast? Real Simple and The Huffington Post realize that living in the digital age has its share of ups and downs, and we want to know how women are juggling technology and social media in...

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Debora Spar, Barnard President, Says Women Can't Have It All -- And Shouldn't Even Try

(78) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 7:57 AM

In her new book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, Debora Spar persuasively argues that despite all the gains women have made in the past 30 years, they simply can’t “have it all.” Drawing on extensive research, knowledge she’s gleaned as president of Barnard college...

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Louis CK On Why You Should Put Down Your Smartphone And Watch Your Kids

(58) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 12:32 PM

There are so many reasons to worship Louis CK I’ve lost count. But one of the most brilliant parts of his act, and his FX show “Louie,” is his hilariously truthful take on contemporary parenting.

If you’re a parent who hasn’t yet discovered CK, here’s a peek at what I’m...

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8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family's Life

(76) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 8:09 AM

For her new book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -- a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard, a school consultant, and a therapist in private practice -- interviewed more than one thousand children between the...

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How One Photo Changed Everything For My Family

(142) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 4:54 PM

On the final day of our summer vacation, my family went out for breakfast at a diner perched on the Gay Head Cliffs. On the western shore of Martha’s Vineyard, the cliffs are formed from spectacular red and orange clay that contrasts dramatically with the clean white sand and the...

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Islamic Civil Rights Group Asks School To Drop Tea Party Speaker Brigitte Gabriel

(174) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 3:44 PM

LITTLE FALLS -- An Islamic civil rights group is calling for the Little Falls school district to not host a speaking event with a woman who they call an anti-Muslim speaker.

Brigitte Gabriel is scheduled to speak Monday at Little Falls Community High School at a Central Minnesota Tea Party...

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'Girls,' Lena Dunham's HBO Show, Season 2, Episode 10 Gchat: And They Lived Happily Ever After?

(9) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Emma: At the end of last episode, we saw all of the girls sort of hit rock bottom -- this episode, we got at least a bit of resolution.
Lori F.: So let's start with ... Marnie?

Emma: Marnie is having better sex than...

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