Life & Love

“Casually dating during COVID-19 is like musical chairs,” says Vicky, a 38-year-old curator from Scotland. “Whoever you’ve been dating at time of lockdown is the one you’re stuck with.” There is no silver lining to the coronavirus outbreak. People are scared and sick and, more than anything, unsure about what’s to come. And it’s that
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My first husband was a plant. We were wed in my mother’s living room in Los Angeles, with a large Panasonic flat screen TV serving as the backdrop. I wore a bright red sari. Convinced that her 30 year old, still-single daughter was cursed, my mother had arranged the whole affair. She believed that I
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Tired of superficial swipe culture? There’s an app for that. Unlike Hinge, Bumble, and Tinder, brand new online dating service S’More (which stands for “something more”) prioritizes conversation over selfies. This is how it works: Users receive recommended profiles each day chosen specifically for them by an algorithm that factors in values, passions, preferences, and
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It started with a bouquet of flowers. They were delivered to my desk on a dreary Wednesday afternoon. They were excessive, over-the-top, bright red roses and waxy lilies shedding petals all over my keyboard. I had to dig through thorny stems to locate the card, which was scrawled with a saccharine message. You’d be forgiven
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Monday night, Cipriani Wall Street played host to denim-clad doctors, financiers and celebrities as The Basser Center celebrated their third Jean Bash. The biennial gala focuses on individuals making change in breast cancer awareness, research and prevention. Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania, opened the evening, quieting a crowd of over 1,000
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Stepping onto the Peloton Tread for the first time is like stepping onto a spaceship—it’s roomy, bright, and futuristic. In front of you is a massive 32-inch HD touch screen that displays live classes where you can virtually give your classmates high-fives and compete for ranks. So, a friendly-yet-competitive spaceship. Plagued by an acute case
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. Natalie Holbrook’s first Instagram post after her marriage ended was simple: three pink roses in a pitcher on a pale pine table. “When life gets crazy intense and stuff gets thrown all over everywhere,” the caption said, “pictures of flowers can help. I am hoping. Courage, knuckleheads!” Natalie’s followers assumed the post was about
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Dear E. Jean: What’s the best way to move past rejection, whether it’s job rejection or romantic rejection? The conventional wisdom is to remain resolute and “try, try again,” but I’ve been doing that with no luck. What should I do?—Human Repellent Human, My Heliotrope: I know more about rejection than any advice columnist of
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