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    While You Were Out: “Twerking is Not Feminism,” and Other Things We Learned this Week

    “While You Were Out,” is a Friday feature of short notes and commentary from the week. Whether it’s something you’d discuss at the water cooler or at happy hour, you’ll find it on our grid, together with our opinion as to whether it’s praiseworthy or cringeworthy. We’re pleased to bring

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    Relationships
    Fall Date Ideas to Help You Savor the Season

    The time has come for reveling in light jackets, pumpkin everything, and the strangely delightful scent of decomposing leaves. But soon all the color and pumpkin lattes will be gone and you’ll be covered head to toe in down and wool. So don’t let fall pass away without enjoying the

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    Food & Drink
    11 Fresh Ideas for Healthy Packed Lunches

      Packing a homemade lunch saves money and saves you from the mid-afternoon food coma that comes with takeout. But the same old lunch routine can turn into a rut. Did you know that a well-proportioned lunch comes in threes? A little starch, a little protein, and a lot of

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    Healthy Living
    Get Better at Handling Stress by Fighting These 10 Unhealthy Habits

    When it comes to responding to stress, the possibilities are endless. So how do we know if our mechanism for coping is doing us more harm than good? You may feel like you can’t function without coffee or you find yourself hankering for a smoke as anxiety sets in. You

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    Beauty
    Feminine and Edgy: Verily’s Version of the New French Braids

    Ready to throw a wild card into your typical hairstyle routine? Try these new French braids, also known as the “faux undercut.” We’ve seen plenty of celebrities and models lately forgoing elaborate updos on the red carpet in favor of these braids for a more relaxed and edgy look. They’re the best of

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    Style
    The Myth of the Perfect Wedding Dress

    As a child, I would carefully wrap delicate toilette paper around my dear Barbie dolls and design one-of-a-kind wedding gowns for their big day. I’d set the stage for the ceremony and prop up my Dimitri doll (from the 1997 animated classic Anastasia) as the groom. With great thought and

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    Food & Drink
    4 DIY Infused Salt Recipes for the Holidays

    Adding infused sea salts to your cooking is a great way to add both complexity and depth to any recipe. The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune on specialty salts—they’re easy to make and can be infused with a variety of flavors. I love experimenting with different combinations of herbs,

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    Relationships
    A Case for Casual Dating for the Marriage-Minded

    A few years ago, when a man I was very intrigued by called me to ask for a date, I was elated. So elated that I broke one of my cardinal rules of dating—I closed myself off to other men who were expressing romantic interest, but hadn’t yet asked for a

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    Relationships
    How to Make Time to Date When You Think You’re too Busy

    “I’m too busy to date right now.” We’ve all heard it and most of us have said it ourselves. While it is very likely true that you are busy, if you really want to meet a man—or have a relationship with one—you can make time to date. So let’s operate on

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    Commentary
    While You Were Out: Malala Wins, T. Swift Is At It Again, and Tory Burch Shares Her Story

    “While You Were Out,” is a Friday feature of short notes and commentary from the week. Whether it’s something you’d discuss at the water cooler or at happy hour, you’ll find it on our grid, together with our opinion as to whether whether it’s praiseworthy or cringeworthy. We’re pleased to