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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.

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.

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.

5 Things We Hope Never Return to the Office

June 25, 2021

5 Things We Hope Never Return to the Office

From sexist bosses to stinky lunches, these are the things you told us you never want to see in the office again.

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.

How I Finally Learned to Separate Money from Happiness

February 05, 2021

How I Finally Learned to Separate Money from Happiness

“You have money,” I told myself. “What more do you think you deserve when so many people are suffering?”

13 Books That Will Help You Break Your Netflix Habit

January 29, 2021

13 Books That Will Help You Break Your Netflix Habit

What CEO Sarah LaFleur and the M.M.LaFleur team are excited to read in 2021.

When Drinking Doesn’t Feel Good Anymore

January 16, 2021

When Drinking Doesn’t Feel Good Anymore

After a year of reasons to have a glass of wine at the end of the day, our Brand Editor decided it’s time for a Dry January. Here’s how it’s going so far and what she’s found helpful in the process.

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