10 Cities Where Women Actually Earn (Almost) as Much as Men

It doesn’t seem like the gender wage gap is going anywhere. On average, women in the United States are paid 77 cents for every dollar that a man makes. But Boston has a plan to solve the problem: In the city, women make 85 cents for every dollar that men do, and they’re launching an initiative to erase the gender wage gap altogether. ...more
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How Do You Explain "Thigh Gap" To Your Mother When You Don't Understand It Yourself?

Recently, in my quest to be healthy without succumbing to body image issues or falling into the trap of unrealistic beauty standards, I found myself at the gym with my mother. Not our usual routine, but whatever. As we’re changing in the health club locker room, she looks into her bag and complains that she’s brought the wrong pair of workout pants. “I hate these,” she says, pulling them on anyway. “Here, can you tell that they’re basically just leggings?” ...more
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It's Not Just Lululemon: Dude Proves Yoga Pant Sizing is Crazy

Over the past few months, Lululemon has been under fire for shunning plus-size shoppers. Not only has one former employee stepped up confirming that discouraging “larger” women shoppers was the store’s key strategy, but their stretchy pant leader, founder Chip Wilson, has implied that the reason some pants become sheer is because the plus-size consumer is ruining the fabric....more
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Oprah's Yard Sale: How Much Would You Pay to Own Something That Belonged to Oprah?

Oprah Winfrey is our ruler, there is no denying it. We may think she is hibernating sometimes in the years since her show went off the air, but nope: We will still jump when Oprah says jump, and we will still go wherever she tells us and probably buy what she tells us should our bank accounts allow for it. Which is why, of course, Oprah’s yard sale this weekend made $600,000....more
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Fall Fashion Fun: You Can Wear Neon

Now is the time of year for crackling bonfires, imaginary apple picking trips (not all of us have a car to get us out of the smog-filled city, okay?), and cowl-neck sweaters topped with thick scarves topped with wool capes. Now is not the time of year for neon… and yet the siren song of those electric colors still seems to find us. We just can’t quit it. Mike Coppola/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images...more
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50 Shades of Grey, Fall Fashion Edition

Whether you’ve read the book, or even know who this guy is, you’ve probably heard that Jamie Dornan has been cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, right? Great. So now we can carry on with our day, hope that this leading man sticks, and well, indulge in the gray matter elsewhere. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images...more

3 Cute Rain Boots That are Worth the Investment

There are a great couple of weeks where autumn is amazing: the leaves turn, the weather cools off, and you try to drink a pumpkin spice latte only to remember it’s too sweet. But then, inevitably, the rain starts. Image Credit: dazjohnson...more
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Sexual Harassment: Female Bosses Do It, Too

Nine years ago, long before I was the city mouse that I am today, I was a prudish young thing fresh off the bus from New Hampshire. I had come to New York City, like so many others do, to fulfill my dreams. But, like so many others, I had to take the first job that came my way. I became the office manager for a jewelry company — it was the only place that called me for an interview out of the dozens I’d sent resumes. I was hired on the spot. ...more
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Step Away from the Texts: Why Rebound Relationships Mess You Up

My mother hated the kind of women who needed a man around, and so I grew up not to be that kind of woman. I’m stubbornly self-directed and self-reliant. But damn if I don’t really like being in relationships. Maybe a little too much. I’ve spent scant time single in adulthood, so far — a situation I’ve long considered more circumstantial than self-chosen....more
Rebound relationships are like any impulse purchase...a really bad idea and very often a huge ...more

My Unhealthy Obsession with Diets (Not My Weight)

I am not now, nor have I ever been, overweight. Even three long years as a binge-eater (Pita bread. Diet cheese. 4 AM. Tears.) didn't make me fat, and I blame my brief chubby period at age 15 on the fact that I was living in Switzerland at the time. Still, my healthy BMI hasn't stopped me from going on usually insane and always unsuccessful diets....more