Life & Love

[ad_1] The only parenting book I read before my almost-four-year-old son Leo was born was Pamela Druckerman’s 2012 Bringing up Bébé. As an American transplant raising kids in France, Druckerman observed that the French child is not the sun in the familial solar system. I prepared myself to nurture and prune a bien-élevé (well-mannered) toddler—the
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[ad_1] Dear E. Jean: My future daughter-in-law isa wonderful young woman who has brought happiness into my son’s life. She’s warm, genuine, and fun; has a great career; and is driven and organized. Being with a woman who is strong and decisive seems to suit my son. He’s equally charming and kind, but more low-key,
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[ad_1] Dear E. Jean: It’s 2:30 a.m. I’m packing and moving out of my boyfriend’s house. Here’s what happened: I found a strange e-mail on his computer from a woman about “meeting up.” So I googled her funny-sounding name. I thought it was a hair salon or something. It was a prostitute at an escort
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[ad_1] An email: Please join me in celebrating my 30th birthday with dinner and drinks at… this expensive-ass, four-dollar-sign tapas restaurant. Carbon-copied are fifteen of the sender’s closest friends. Or, worse, they’re BCC’ed, like some kind of murder mystery dinner party. A Facebook invite: The one friend who still uses it is annoyed that you—who
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[ad_1] Dec 13, 2018 Getty Imagestihomir_todorov Whether it’s due to a last-minute invitation or a bit of procrastination doesn’t matter: You’re on the way to the party and you need a gift, now. Celebrating the host or guest of honor with something thoughtful is nice (and you’ll need something if there’s a White Elephant situation
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[ad_1] The social networking site Tumblr has gone through many incarnations. It was originally a hip blogging site beloved by New York media types; later, it got a reputation for being a hotbed of feminism and social justice activism, particularly beloved by young queer women and other marginalized communities. (The phrase “SJW” typically had the
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[ad_1] Since all women should feel empowered and confident when asking for a raise, we’re partnering with Secret—a brand that’s been supporting women and their strength since 1956—to deliver the below tips on what you need to know before talking to your boss. We can all agree that feeling confident enough to ask for a
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[ad_1] Travel and Still life photography If you’re a childless person who is fond of the idea of children, chances are you have walked past your local playground, peered inside, and smiled. Who can resist the sight of all those happy little bodies, slingshotting from monkey bars to climbing structure—clambering up the stairs, down the
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[ad_1] . Whether you’re shopping for your partner, brother, father, BFF-who’s-a-boy, cousin, etc. etc. etc., a seemingly easy-going guy can be far from it when it comes to gift-giving. This holiday, avoid the predictable buys in favor of something they’ll love. Don’t get caught up thinking size matters: You can give a “stocking stuffer” that’s
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[ad_1] Getty ImagesAllen Berezovsky “I already know and it’s terrible and I don’t want to talk about it,” my 14-year-old said. I had tried to broach the subject of what happened on October 27: the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, with 11 people murdered in Pittsburgh synagogue on Shabbat. How does one explain
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