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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.

Our Founders’ Response to the Recent Hate Crimes Against Asians in America

March 19, 2021

Our Founders’ Response to the Recent Hate Crimes Against Asians in America

“Much of what we do at M.M. is aimed at furthering our mission of helping women succeed. What we’ve decided to do at this particular moment in time is no different.”

What Are We Going to Wear When the Pandemic is Over?

March 20, 2021

What Are We Going to Wear When the Pandemic is Over?

As Covid rates fall and more of us are vaccinated, a summer full of in-person socializing peeks over the horizon. With it comes a hearty dose of outfit anticipation—and anxiety.

A Woman So Optimistic, She Found a Silver Lining in a Brain Tumor

March 19, 2021

A Woman So Optimistic, She Found a Silver Lining in a Brain Tumor

Indie Lee, the founder of the eponymous skincare line, believes having the right attitude and taking care of her mental health ultimately saved her life.

How the Co-Founder of Everyone’s Favorite Fitness App Stays Happy, Healthy, and Well-Accessorized

March 13, 2021

How the Co-Founder of Everyone’s Favorite Fitness App Stays Happy, Healthy, and Well-Accessorized

6 Things you should know about Ashley Mills, the co-founder of obé fitness.

How to Fake a Vacation from Home

March 05, 2021

How to Fake a Vacation from Home

You only need to pack three things: A drink, an awareness for the life around you, and a willingness to experiment.

Have We Reached Peak Loneliness?

February 19, 2021

Have We Reached Peak Loneliness?

One of the hardest parts of hitting the “pandemic wall” is feeling like you’re totally alone.

What to Do If You Can’t Find Your Passion

February 12, 2021

What to Do If You Can’t Find Your Passion

You don’t have to love your job, or baking, or anything really. Unless of course you want to.

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.

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