Life & Love

Left: Armani Exchange Dress, $110, armaniexchange.com; Superga Cotu Sneaker, $65, nordstrom.com. Right: Janessa Leone Quatre Hat, $285, janessaleone.com; Armani Exchange Sunglasses, $75, armaniexchange.com; Blouse, Michaela’s own Using natural light is one of her most easy-to-apply tips, though be thoughtful about the time of day you’re going out. Wissen tends to spend the mornings at home
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Relationships are weird, don’t you agree? Other people are unpredictable, and the endless combination of human interactions leads to some pretty frustrating encounters. In Nicole Knows, Nicole Cliffe helps us navigate all the ridiculousness relationships come with. If you have a question for Nicole, email ncadvice@hearst.com Dear Nicole, My mom and my husband really do
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The snip-snip sound of the camera and the occasional directive from the person holding it. The continual vigilance of the light. A measured urgency to capture something magical and true. I became someone else during these shoots. It was like acting but without the pressure of memorizing lines. My friends said they would be terrified
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Dear E. Jean: I’m curious: Should I have sex before marriage? —XX Metta Miss Metta: Before I respond, please answer two questions for me: (1) How old are you? (2) Are you in love? —Ravishing Regards, E. Jean Auntie Eeeee: I’m 22. Just graduating college. An old soul. As for being in love, every day
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All this makes sense: You wouldn’t want a doctor who wasn’t comfortable with their abilities attempting a complex and rare procedure, especially when there’s an alternative. Still, this didn’t use to be so rare—it’s just that most of the people who worked in that time are going gray. But I found one. On the Wednesday
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You know when you’re at a bar and a weird guy is hitting on you and you just want to leave but don’t know how and all you’re thinking to yourself is “I want to die”? Dragonflies are geniuses who actually do that. Researcher Rassim Khelifa at the University of Zurich witnessed the female moorland
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Dear E. Jean: My morning routine: Wake up at 6 a.m. Fall back asleep. Wake up again at 7 a.m. Look at my phone. Start shouting at myself. Enter bathroom. Exit feeling calm and fresh. Look at my phone. Discover I’ve spent 40 minutes in there! At this point, I’m no longer calm. I start
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There is a wonderful urban legend that says Egyptian queen Cleopatra ordered her servants to fill a carved out gourd with bees to stimulate her genitals, with the rhythmic buzzing inside the base turning the hollow gourd into a makeshift vibrator. I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that this legend
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Inspired By: Grammy Doc, grandmother “My maternal grandma is this unapologetic aesthete. She was a glamazon who’d pop into our tiny logging town every few months in her tailored Armani, Ferragamos, and constantly upgraded convertible Mustang. When my grandfather, a civil engineer, quit his job building missiles in the ’60s, she made the dough and he
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“We still worry about final exams. We don’t bounce from class to class like in a regular school, and there are a lot more physical hours—it’s more physical than a regular high school. We spend time with each other as friends, but we also live with our friends. [Conversations] can be about nothing, but somehow
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“I had just quit my job, moved to a new city, started my MBA, and broken up with my longterm boyfriend. I was very much starting fresh and embracing new experiences. When I saw Wyle, I was immediately drawn to him. I’m pretty shy, and it’s not really my nature to make the first move, but
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