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What I Want for My Daughter and Her Beautiful Imagination

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 3:21 PM

For by Aliza Sherman

My 8-year-old daughter asks me if kids teased me at school when I was younger. When I ask her if she is being teased at school, all she will tell me is "sometimes." Then I wonder: are her classmates teasing her because of...

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For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:58 PM

The author, third from left. (Photo courtesy of Amy Barr)

For by Amy Barr

In many ways, life inside a summer camp bunk is a microcosm of the adult social world, especially for females. The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a...

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My Son Is a Little Different Now That Camp Is Over

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:47 PM

For by Wendy Goldman Scherer

My baby, Max, is 15. Well, almost 16. When he asked to go to leadership camp for five weeks this summer, we agreed, with the caveat that he pay a portion of the tuition. After all, we all appreciate things more when...

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When I Traded in My Girlfriend for a Wife

(2) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 4:51 PM

For by Kate Davis


Wife is such a loaded word for lesbians. When I married my girlfriend, it took at least six months before I could call her wife. I'd skate around the issue; she was my partner, my spouse,...

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What Lurks Behind the Word 'Wife'?

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 10:56 PM

For by Jennifer Ha


The meaning of wife? (Photo courtesy Jennifer Ha)

My young son recently asked me why some words are "bad." He's at the age where saying an illicit word brings a certain measure of...

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Can We Still Make Best Friends After 40? Hell, Yeah

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 12:11 PM

For by Stacy Morrison

In the past few years, I've flown past quite a few milestones, ages by which such-and-such and so-and-so would supposedly happen. I can handle the thinning eyebrows, the slower metabolism, the death of my fertility. But did I hit my sexual peak at...

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How I've Kept the Same Group of Pals Since Preschool

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 1:02 PM

For by Lauren Young

Most women I know have drifted away from their childhood friends. Not me.

My childhood friends are my partners in crime, my trusted advisers and an eternal source of laughter in my life. Remember the Pink Ladies in the movie Grease? Well, my...

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How to Get to Know Your Neighbors? Have a Stoop Sale

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:50 AM

For by Margit Detweiler

It almost didn't happen. Our Brooklyn co-op's summer stoop sale was scheduled for Saturday, aligning with our basement clean-up, so that we could really get rid of crap.

We placed an ad on Craigslist. We created an event on Facebook. We made flyers....

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Saying Goodbye to Creepy Baby

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 4:41 PM

For by Tamar Anitai

As a teenager, I quickly learned that in my household there wasn't a lot money "just laying around" (unless you happened to find a $20 bill just laying on the ground). Unfortunately, a scarcity of cash was in direct odds with my innate...

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How to Find the Best Second-Hand Culinary Items

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 4:01 PM

For by Kim O'Donnel

Occasionally, I fantasize about getting out of the incredibly competitive racket that is food writing. I'd put my second-hand shopping gene into high gear and hang a different kind of shingle -- as a local merchant. The shop would stock gently used kitchenware...

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Serious About SPF: Expert Tips and Busting Myths

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 10:57 AM

For by Susan Linney

I love the beach but I don't love UV rays. So I'm always suncreened to the gills. (Photo: Andy Kropa)

By now we all should know that the days of tanning oils and silver sun...

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Blister in the Sun: Goth Girl Goes to Puerto Rico

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:20 PM

For by Judy McGuire

I hate summer. Heat and humidity make me feel physically ill and I'd far rather shovel my way through a snow bank than feel as though I'm being roasted from the inside out. Pastel clothing is an abomination, and even at my skinniest...

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How I Teach in a Climate of School Shootings

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 2:43 PM

For by Laurie White


Is an empty classroom now the safest kind? (Photo: Stacey Newman/ Shutterstock)

Every time a campus shooting has happened in the 13 years since I became a college counselor and professor in Washington D.C., I...

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The Devil You Know: Why I Chose to Remove Both Breasts

(3) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:17 PM

For by Tricia Gately Mackey


I had a double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery in December of 2009. I'm not a survivor, I did not have cancer. I am genetically inclined to get it, so I guess if anything, I am...

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Big Moments in My Big-Breasted History

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 4:25 PM

For by Jennifer Bensko Ha

Growing up in Florida in the '70s, everywhere I looked, I saw boobs and bikinis. As my family was always at the pool or the beach, I just thought that bikinis were what most women wore, all the time. Laugh-In was on...

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How I Cope When My Exes Are Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 5:30 PM

For by Susan Linney


Susan putting the lime in the alcohol-free coconut and drinking it all up. Photo credit: Andy Kropa

You know that feeling. Your heart starts to pump wildly and you can feel it booming at hi-fi...

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Four Rabbis and the Get: My Jewish Divorce

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:34 PM

For by Lauren Young

Pamphlets at the divorce proceedings. (Photo: Lauren Young/ TueNight)

"He shall write for her a bill of divorce and place it in her hand."
(Deuteronomy 24:1)

Anyone who has been through a divorce will...

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My Mac and Cheese Obsession (And a Recipe to Die for)

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 11:56 AM

For by Jody Jones

Oh, your curves: I trace them with the tip of my tongue. Your milky pale form, your creaminess. I close my eyes and nibble, just a bit.

And then I shove a giant spoonful into my mouth.

Oh mac and cheese. I objectify...

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An Insomniac Gets Serious About Her Snooze

(2) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 11:46 AM

For by Amy Barr

A couple of years ago during a routine checkup, I told my internist I'd been having trouble sleeping for quite some time -- at least a year. He nodded with a sympathetic smile and said, "Get used to it."

He explained that for...

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How to Build the Perfect Bed

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 9:21 PM

For by Jody Jones


(Photo courtesy Jody Jones)

Sleep, that elusive and temperamental beast. I've spent my adulthood seeking it like Godzilla hunts Mothra, or the way that perimenopausal women look for sleep.

Thanks to better living...

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