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Living Joyfully After Loss: A Conversation with Marisa Renee Lee and Rebecca Soffer

May 13, 2022

Living Joyfully After Loss: A Conversation with Marisa Renee Lee and Rebecca Soffer

Embracing joy in the face of grief isn’t just possible—it’s necessary.

For Black Women, Reclaiming Joy Is a Radical Act

February 11, 2022

For Black Women, Reclaiming Joy Is a Radical Act

“For far too long, Black women have nurtured our communities. It is time we were nurtured.”

Want to Change Your Life? Gretchen Rubin Says it Only Takes One Sentence a Day

December 23, 2021

Want to Change Your Life? Gretchen Rubin Says it Only Takes One Sentence a Day

The happiness expert and bestselling author explains why keeping a short, daily journal can have such a profound impact on our lives.

The Founder and CEO of Poppy Seed Health Knows Exactly How to Pamper Herself

December 10, 2021

The Founder and CEO of Poppy Seed Health Knows Exactly How to Pamper Herself

Simmone Taitt, the CEO and founder of the pregnancy and postpartum app Poppy Seed Health, ends her week with a hot shower, yummy Jamaican food, and extremely luxurious loungewear.

Here’s Our Brand Editor’s Secret to Throwing a Really Good Party

December 03, 2021

Here’s Our Brand Editor’s Secret to Throwing a Really Good Party

Caitlin Abber, M.M.’s Brand Editor, loves throwing parties. Here’s how the pandemic, a move, and a toddler have changed how she entertains.

What Miyako Nakamura Wears, Drinks, and Shops for in Upstate New York

November 19, 2021

What Miyako Nakamura Wears, Drinks, and Shops for in Upstate New York

This holiday season, M.M.LaFleur’s Chief Creative Officer is embracing nature, lounging fireside, and adding decorative pieces back into her wardrobe.

Why Sarah LaFleur Didn’t Resign

November 06, 2021

Why Sarah LaFleur Didn’t Resign

M.M.’s CEO opens up about her experience during the pandemic, and why she’s feeling a great sense of renewal.

Kate Baer Turns Rude Comments into Poetry—and Friday Nights into a New Tradition

November 12, 2021

Kate Baer Turns Rude Comments into Poetry—and Friday Nights into a New Tradition

The best-selling poet and mother of four walks us through her ideal Friday night.

Friday Night with Pati Jinich Includes One Part Challah, Two Parts Tequila

November 05, 2021

Friday Night with Pati Jinich Includes One Part Challah, Two Parts Tequila

The cookbook author and host of PBS’s “La Frontera” invites us over for an Inside Time pre-game.

8 Work Emails That Give Us Nightmares

October 29, 2021

8 Work Emails That Give Us Nightmares

There’s something about receiving emails with subject lines like “Quick TB” that really sends shivers down our spines.

Stop Doing These 13 Things if You Want to Improve Your Life and Your Wardrobe

October 22, 2021

Stop Doing These 13 Things if You Want to Improve Your Life and Your Wardrobe

A to-NOT-do list for the woman who wants to simplify her wardrobe, do less laundry, and never eat soggy pizza again.

How to Set Financial Goals You’ll Actually Stick With

October 16, 2021

How to Set Financial Goals You’ll Actually Stick With

If you’re struggling with making time and space—and, you know, room in your budget—for all the things you want to do in life, it might be time to realign your budget and your values.

Recipe: The M.M.LaFleur Lavender Fog

January 21, 2022

Recipe: The M.M.LaFleur Lavender Fog

The M.M.LaFleur Lavender Fog is a modern take on a classic London Fog. Here’s how to make it at home.

Emily Oster Helps Parents Rewrite the Rules on Parenting—Including What’s Best for Kids During the Pandemic

August 20, 2021

Emily Oster Helps Parents Rewrite the Rules on Parenting—Including What’s Best for Kids During the Pandemic

How the economist and best-selling author’s parenting style adapted to the pandemic, and why she believes we shouldn’t leave the decision of whether or not to get vaccinated up to personal choice.

Why You Should Rewrite the Rules for Going Back to Work, Post-Pandemic

June 11, 2021

Why You Should Rewrite the Rules for Going Back to Work, Post-Pandemic

We’re in a pivotal moment when we have an opportunity to rewrite all the rules about work, work attire, and work-life balance, and we’re here to guide you through it.

For LGBTQ Employees Whose Gender Expression Evolved During the Pandemic, Going Back to Work Comes with New Anxieties—and Relief

June 11, 2021

For LGBTQ Employees Whose Gender Expression Evolved During the Pandemic, Going Back to Work Comes with New Anxieties—and Relief

After wearing gender-affirming clothing while working from home, these queer and trans people say they refuse to sacrifice their identities when they return to the office.

Arguing About Money? Here’s How 6 Couples Seamlessly Split Their Finances

May 28, 2021

Arguing About Money? Here’s How 6 Couples Seamlessly Split Their Finances

They range in age from 22-72. They have different salaries, responsibilities, and hobbies. But there’s one thing all these couples have in common: they’ve totally figured out this money thing.

10 Things You Should Definitely Do This Summer

May 21, 2021

10 Things You Should Definitely Do This Summer

A non-exhaustive list of everything fun our Brand Editor is doing between now and September.

You Have Our Permission to Have More Fun in Your 30s

April 30, 2021

You Have Our Permission to Have More Fun in Your 30s

You aren’t behind your peers. Delaying or de-emphasizing the importance of traditional milestones gives us more time to figure out what we really want.

How Sarah LaFleur Dressed—and What She Learned—While Struggling with Infertility

April 17, 2021

How Sarah LaFleur Dressed—and What She Learned—While Struggling with Infertility

M.M.LaFleur’s Founder & CEO spent years struggling with infertility before the birth of her three children last summer. Here’s what she wore while going through IVF, and the wisdom she picked up along the way.

Will CBD Help Me Fall Asleep Faster?

April 02, 2021

Will CBD Help Me Fall Asleep Faster?

Our Brand Editor spent two weeks of testing out supplements and drops from Equilibria, the women-focused CBD brand. Here’s what happened.

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