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Say Yes

Laura Lowery | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

The leaves on my maples were teeny-tiny green spots against blue sky two weeks ago. This morning they form a lush blanket of oxygen-expelling softness, hiding my neighbors from sight. Their growth was rapid. Almost dizzying. It was time.

Slow Clothing and a Silversmith

Laura Lowery | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Laura Lowery

The next day, I found myself sitting in a vintage armchair in the spacious, light-filled, on-street studio storefront of Fioravanti. They make slow clothing and just opened a few weeks ago.

Lucia and Orcas Island, Fast and Slow

Laura Lowery | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

My 41st birthday is Monday. I'm taking myself to Orcas Island for the long weekend because I want to go slow.

Perfection. Who's Telling You You're Not?

Laura Lowery | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

I set out last year to create a new kind of magazine for women. One with no advertising that inspires and enlightens, gives voice to the heart, and celebrates true beauty.

There Aren't Any Mistakes

Laura Lowery | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

Sample copies of Issue Two of Lucia arrived last week. I was so overwhelmed with my day job and the accompanying client communications (emails, deadlines, deliverables) that for a couple of hours I just let the FedEx box sit on my kitchen table. Unopened.

On Being Small

Laura Lowery | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

I think the real potential -- the ability to inspire and enlighten -- comes not with the number of followers one has or the size of the audience they reach, but with the meaningful exchanges that can only happen when there is a well-trodden path from one heart to another.

Keep Going

Laura Lowery | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

Everything we do creatively has already been done. In fact, someone else is probably doing it right now.

Reading Between the Lines: An Analysis of Women's Magazines

Fiona Smith | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Fiona Smith

Much of society runs on conspicuous consumption. On top of this, though it may be shifting, women are objectified and taught to self-objectify. Why should I comply to someone else's standard of beauty and why is beauty held on a pedestal as the most sought after value anyway?

Why I Don't Buy Lady Mags

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I refused to spend any more time or energy investing in someone else's ideas of girl culture or womanhood, not to mention the serious, serious doubts I had about all those sex tips. I decided I no longer wanted to be a part of supporting a culture that capitalizes on girls' self-doubts and insecurities.

15 Really Simple Tips For Your Best Year Ever!

Susan Harlan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Susan Harlan

Identify a few things that are wrong with your character and attempt, most likely unsuccessfully, to improve them. You're probably insufficiently grateful or a terrible listener. Maybe you're just a selfish harpy who only ever thinks of herself.

How To Be Lonely In America

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Believe that your Twitter/Facebook followers are truly your friends. Invest more time and effort in wooing, and keeping, their approval, meanwhile, dismissing the approval of actual people you've known for years.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

Why Magazines Are Failing My Daughter

Joanna Hyatt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Joanna Hyatt

My daughter's view of herself and her place in this world will first be shaped at home. But the world she encounters online, in television, print and music will also have an influence on her perception of self and others.

Lessons From Ladies' Home Journal

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

When the editor called to say she liked the essay and wanted to buy it, I was convinced it was a friend playing a trick. It wasn't. In fact, the editor wanted to know if I had any other essays to show her.

'Skinny Bliss' Is Anything But

Sophia Herbst | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Sophia Herbst

I don't even know how I know of this number. Only that I know it, and my friends know it, and my mom knows it. Somehow, somewhere along the road, I was taught that if I want to have a flat stomach and tight tushy, I need to limit my calories to 1,200 a day and do cardio.

Cosmo, It's Time To Leave Women's Bodies Alone

Caperton Gillett | Posted 03.09.2014 | Style
Caperton Gillett

You're the fashion editor of the most-read women's magazine in the U.S. I may not be a huge fan of your content, but as your magazine goes, so goes, to a certain extent, the 18-to-34-year-old female nation. Trends are for everyone. So start one.

The 'Average Women's Magazine Cover' Parody You Need To See

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

If this hilarious parody cover is anything to go by, women's magazines have a long way to go. This mockup of the "average women's magazine cover,"...

Falling In Love With The September Issue

Julie Carlson Miller | Posted 10.13.2013 | Style
Julie Carlson Miller

"January may be the traditional marker of a New Year, but for me September has always represented true change and hope."

PICS: What Fashion Magazines Still Make Us Care About

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver and Michelle Persad | Posted 07.30.2013 | Style

Every time we get the latest issue of a women's fashion magazine (be it Vogue, Elle or Cosmopolitan), we notice a distinct pattern. Our favorite gloss...

A Magazine You'll Actually Want To Read

Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

While mainstream women's magazines produce some great (and important) features, we're really over many of the things they keep pushing on us. (FYI, ou...

6 Things Women's Magazines Still Want Us To Worry About

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women

There are certain topics that seem to pop up in women's magazines over, and over, and over again. We are all painfully aware that our bodies could be ...

Glamour Editor On The Real Reasons Women's Magazines Get Ignored

Posted 06.24.2013 | Women

For the last two weeks, people have been debating whether women's magazines can produce "serious" journalism (spoiler alert: yes, they can) -- and why...

A New Direction For 'Cosmo?'

Posted 06.20.2013 | Women

If editor-in-chief Joanna Coles has her way, Cosmo will soon be known for more than sometimes questionable sex advice. Politico reports that Coles ...

Here's Proof That Women's Magazines Can Do 'Serious' Journalism

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.18.2013 | Women

Can women's magazines produce "serious" journalism? That is the question posed -- and answered affirmatively -- by Jessica Grose in a piece for the Ne...

PHOTO: This Looks Familiar...

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women

We’ve all done it before. You catch a glimpse of teasers like “15 Sex Tips That Will Blow His Mind” or “Slim Down Fast For Summer!” on the c...