Life & Love

Dear E. Jean: I hate looking frumpy. Is it uncool to wear miniskirts at my age? I’m beginning to notice other women giving me these up-and-down looks and glancing at me rather nastily when I walk to work in my black-and-red plaid Converse and short skirts. If other women knew how messed up my hormones
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Dear E. Jean: After my boyfriend’s dog passed away, he decided to get a tattoo in its memory. I personally don’t see the value in tattoos, but I was open to discussing with him some art and placement options that would make us both happy. However, he went to the tattoo parlor and called me
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“This Woman’s Work” is an ongoing series meant to highlight how women in different industries are living their lives. We hope to show that there’s no one “right” way to succeed. There are so many ways, and so many different experiences. Intermix President Jyothi Rao Courtesy of Intermix For Intermix president Jyothi Rao, a “work
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My son was born last October in a hospital in Chinatown, New York, howling and red, the cord around his neck. It was the afternoon, though I only learned this later, for time had been moving strangely ever since I had been admitted to the hospital, as my mind narrowed to focus on one single
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Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything she’d ever attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy was plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience in labor and delivery.
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Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend of two years, who has been chubby most of his life, has an incredibly hostile attitude toward overweight women. He makes rude comments when they’re out of earshot. I’ve spoken to him about it many times, but to no avail. I’m 5’7″ and a healthy 133 pounds. I suffered from
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Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. The only remedy to a long day of running and rushing is relaxing—no matter how you dice it. The preferred manner of unwinding differs per person, yet
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Apr 24, 2018 The quick notes on Victory Boyd’s nascent career read like a classic discovery story: She performed alongside her family regularly in New York’s Central Park, delighting tourists and New Yorkers from their spot at the Bethesda Fountain, until one day JAY-Z and Roc Nation magically swept in, gave them a record deal,
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Dear E. Jean: Friends seem to be drifting away. I contact them and suggest we meet for drinks or dinner, and they usually reply with, “Oh! I’m not in town that day.” Or, “Gosh! I’ve got a ton of work that week!” Then, when I ask if I should just let them alone, they act
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Dear E. Jean: There’s this guy I like at my company, and I’m not sure he likes me in return. Here are the facts: 1. He teases me. 2. He starts conversations with me that are not necessary. 3. He touches my back sometimes. 4. He cooked me dinner twice. 5. When I compliment other
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