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What’s in a Girl Crush?

What’s in a Girl Crush?

Who knew this question would be so complicated?

A Conversation Among Women in the Wake of the Election

A Conversation Among Women in the Wake of the Election

We received 1,100 emails in response to our call for conversation about the election. Here, our customers speak for themselves.

8 Cat Instagram Accounts to Calm Your Anxieties

8 Cat Instagram Accounts to Calm Your Anxieties

Fight anxiety with the calming effect of feline faces.

7 Books We’re Reading This Fall

7 Books We’re Reading This Fall

Book inspiration for the literary woman.

How We Really Get to Sleep

How We Really Get to Sleep

Shouldn’t this be the easiest part of our day? An honest look at how we really sleep.

Author Sloane Crosley on Balancing Two Careers—Then Finally Quitting Her Day Job

Author Sloane Crosley on Balancing Two Careers—Then Finally Quitting Her Day Job

Bestselling author Sloane Crosley on conflicts of interest, working from home, and why it took her so long to quit her day job.

The End of the Office Dress Code? What the ‘New York Times’ Doesn’t Understand About Women’s Workwear

The End of the Office Dress Code? What the ‘New York Times’ Doesn’t Understand About Women’s Workwear

It’s time to deepen the cultural conversation about workwear so that we can, once and for all, shift the focus from women’s bodies to their brains, both in the office and beyond.

The Going-out Top: A Modern Phenomenon

The Going-out Top: A Modern Phenomenon

Remember the top that you shared with your entire friend group in college? Of course you do.

Maureen Sherry’s “Opening Belle” Examines Wall Street from a Woman’s Perspective

Maureen Sherry’s “Opening Belle” Examines Wall Street from a Woman’s Perspective

From astronomical year-end bonuses to butt-grabbing co-workers, a woman on Wall Street tells her story.

The 9 Types of Book Clubs (You Know Who You Are)

The 9 Types of Book Clubs (You Know Who You Are)

Remember the book club that turned into wine club? Or wedding club? Or just fizzled awkwardly because two members got in a mysterious fight? You know who you are.

The Billion-dollar Idea: 5 Tips for Originality

The Billion-dollar Idea: 5 Tips for Originality

What makes the special sauce in a billion dollar idea? Wharton professor Adam Grant investigates the sources of originality.

4 Ways to Own Your Mornings

4 Ways to Own Your Mornings

Mark Twain once gave this piece of advice: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

MM in the News: Talking with Fast Company, CNBC, Crain’s, and Entrepreneur

MM in the News: Talking with Fast Company, CNBC, Crain’s, and Entrepreneur

It’s been a wild week here at MM.LaFleur! Take a moment to read our latest press.

Women’s History Month: 8 Inspiring Women and the Products We Named for Them

Women’s History Month: 8 Inspiring Women and the Products We Named for Them

At MM.LaFleur, we don’t just make clothes for women of purpose—we also name them after women of purpose. Here are a few of our favorites.

What to Read: 4 Books by Women at the Top of Their Game

What to Read: 4 Books by Women at the Top of Their Game

Still searching for your path? Take inspiration from these four women who conquered their respective fields.

25 Things You Should (Attempt to) Have by the Time You Turn 30

25 Things You Should (Attempt to) Have by the Time You Turn 30

Because you need a real bed, a nice coat, and a go-to karaoke song.

Bookmarked: 5 Takeaways from Paul Kalanithi’s “When Breath Becomes Air”

Bookmarked: 5 Takeaways from Paul Kalanithi’s “When Breath Becomes Air”

Lessons on how to live from a story about death.

I Changed My Name When I Got Married—and Now I’m Changing It Back

I Changed My Name When I Got Married—and Now I’m Changing It Back

Wait, what’s my name again?

Bookmarked: 5 Insights from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It”

Bookmarked: 5 Insights from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It”

In the first installment of our “Bookmarked” series, we review tips from Laura Vanderkam’s “I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time.”

Start the New Year with Advice from Writer Paul Bowles

Start the New Year with Advice from Writer Paul Bowles

“And yet it all seems limitless.”

6 Winter Book Picks: Cozy Tales to Read by the Fire

6 Winter Book Picks: Cozy Tales to Read by the Fire

The holidays are the perfect time to catch up with family and friends—or to escape them by holing up in the corner with a good book.

4 Reasons Why Improv Training Will Make You Better at Your Job

4 Reasons Why Improv Training Will Make You Better at Your Job

You’re giving a PowerPoint to a room full of saber-tooth tigers… go!

Get Smarter Without Trying: 8 Podcasts We Love

Get Smarter Without Trying: 8 Podcasts We Love

Podcasts—where learning and zoning out collide.

4 Life Lessons I Learned from the Author of “Calvin and Hobbes”

4 Life Lessons I Learned from the Author of “Calvin and Hobbes”

Have you read cartoonist Bill Watterson’s 1990 commencement speech? You must.

5 Rules for How to Fight Like an Adult

5 Rules for How to Fight Like an Adult

For starters, stop texting.

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo at Least Once

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo at Least Once

Pack your bags, ditch your friends, and set out on your own.

Ignore Your To-do List: Why Play Makes You More Productive

Ignore Your To-do List: Why Play Makes You More Productive

Break out the adult coloring books!

Autumn Book Picks: 4 Inspiring Reads by Real-life Heroines

Autumn Book Picks: 4 Inspiring Reads by Real-life Heroines

Love. Grief. Loss. Psychosis. It’s all here.

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

Practicing Gratitude: How Five Minutes a Day Made Me More Thankful

The unexpected power of the gratitude journal.

MM.LaFleur’s Comprehensive Guide to Tipping: Whom, When, and How Much

MM.LaFleur’s Comprehensive Guide to Tipping: Whom, When, and How Much

From your hair stylist/unofficial therapist to the locksmith who saved you at 3am.

What Happens When a Type-A Girl Takes on Meditation?

What Happens When a Type-A Girl Takes on Meditation?

To do today: practice mindfulness.

11 Powerful People Who Wear Uniforms

11 Powerful People Who Wear Uniforms

When it works, it works.

Beyond Beach Reads: 4 End-of-Summer Book Picks

Beyond Beach Reads: 4 End-of-Summer Book Picks

There’s plenty of time.

MM in the News: The Wall Street Journal Says Online Retailers Can Predict Your Perfect Outfit

MM in the News: The Wall Street Journal Says Online Retailers Can Predict Your Perfect Outfit

And guess who’s leading the pack?!

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

How finding a creative outlet will make you better at your job.

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

A JCPenney employee was sent home for wearing short-shorts from the store’s “Career” section. What’s wrong with this picture?

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

Why my “have-it-all” plan was flawed.

The Introvert’s Guide to Working in an Office: 10 Golden Rules

The Introvert’s Guide to Working in an Office: 10 Golden Rules

You love your co-workers; you just can’t get anything done when they’re around.

5 Nutrition Fads—and Their Alternatives for Normal, Busy People

5 Nutrition Fads—and Their Alternatives for Normal, Busy People

Want to get healthy without overhauling your entire life? We have some thoughts.

Table for One: 5 Tips for Successful Solo Dining

Table for One: 5 Tips for Successful Solo Dining

When was the last time you took yourself on a date?

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

Why do my female friends keep (mis)using this word?

I Finally Read… “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James

I Finally Read… “The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James

You know those books that you’re “supposed” to have read, but never got around to? One writer finally faces a classic by Henry James.

So Many Girl Crushes, So Little Time

So Many Girl Crushes, So Little Time

Why there’s nothing wrong with a once-in-a-while friendship.

What Happy People Do Differently

What Happy People Do Differently

Are we trying too hard to be happy? All signs point to yes.

25 Vintage Ads We Can’t Believe They Got Away With

25 Vintage Ads We Can’t Believe They Got Away With

These vintage ads make women look totally bonkers. Let me guess… they were written by men?

2015, MM.LaFleur-Style: Finding the Sweet Spot

2015, MM.LaFleur-Style: Finding the Sweet Spot

You don’t need a resolution. We like you just as you are.

Going Through a Break-up? This Frida Kahlo-themed Poem Will Help

Going Through a Break-up? This Frida Kahlo-themed Poem Will Help

Whether you’re years beyond your last break-up or still freshly reeling, read this poem. Quick!

Look Beautiful Over the Telephone

Look Beautiful Over the Telephone

We dug up a pamphlet about “How To Be a Super Secretary” from 1951. Scary stuff.

You Don’t Have To Be a Woman To Be a Feminist. Emma Watson Explains.

You Don’t Have To Be a Woman To Be a Feminist. Emma Watson Explains.

Emma Watson is right: We should all be feminists.

“This Senator Saved My Love Life”: One Woman’s Bizarre-but-Awesome Story

“This Senator Saved My Love Life”: One Woman’s Bizarre-but-Awesome Story

Hear what happens when Senator Alan Simpson intervenes to save a floundering relationship.

The Sleeping Schedules of Geniuses… and Fashion Startup Employees

The Sleeping Schedules of Geniuses… and Fashion Startup Employees

The sleep habits of geniuses vs. the sleep habits of MM.LaFleur.

Remembering Maya Angelou, Woman of Many Dimensions

Remembering Maya Angelou, Woman of Many Dimensions

Maya Angelou in Hollywood, 1971. (Photo: WF/Corbis) Yesterday, inimitable writer Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86. Just…

Business Time: The Cheeky Columnist Everyone Should Be Reading

Business Time: The Cheeky Columnist Everyone Should Be Reading

Our CEO’s ode to her favorite columnist, Lucy Kellaway.

Gloria Steinem Is “A Body with a Thousand People in It”

Gloria Steinem Is “A Body with a Thousand People in It”

What we learned about Gloria Steinem at New York Women’s Foundation’s annual breakfast.

Have a Big Decision to Make? Consult this Shakespeare Passage.

Have a Big Decision to Make? Consult this Shakespeare Passage.

To thine own self be true.

Sneak Peek of “The Oldest Living Things in the World”

Sneak Peek of “The Oldest Living Things in the World”

An interview with artist Rachel Sussman, whose book “The Oldest Living Things in the World” comes out today.

Reclaiming the Finish Line: A Boston Native on the Meaning of This Year’s Marathon

Reclaiming the Finish Line: A Boston Native on the Meaning of This Year’s Marathon

A Boston native reflects on her family’s experience of the 2013 Boston marathon, and the meaning of the race today.

E.B. White Doesn’t Procrastinate, He Delays

E.B. White Doesn’t Procrastinate, He Delays

E.B. White doesn’t procrastinate. He delays.

Are These Really the 10 Best Sentences Ever Written?

Are These Really the 10 Best Sentences Ever Written?

The American Scholar rounded up the 10 best sentences ever written. In English. According to them.

I (Un)consciously Uncoupled and Didn’t Even Realize It

I (Un)consciously Uncoupled and Didn’t Even Realize It

Last night, Gwyneth Paltrow announced the non-divorce heard round the world. She and Chris Martin are splitting, or as they…

Miyako’s Mood Board: Finding New Meaning in a Poem from Childhood

Miyako’s Mood Board: Finding New Meaning in a Poem from Childhood

Every Monday, MM.LaFleur’s designer Miyako Nakamura reflects on what’s inspiring her this week.

What Ira Glass Wishes Someone Had Told Him

What Ira Glass Wishes Someone Had Told Him

“This American Life” host Ira Glass’s advice to beginners.

11 Mood Lifters To Get You Through the Winter

11 Mood Lifters To Get You Through the Winter

How the MM.LaFleur team beats the winter blahs.

Hey Toyota: Why Are You Still Talking To Little Girls (and Boys) This Way?

Hey Toyota: Why Are You Still Talking To Little Girls (and Boys) This Way?

This “cute” Toyota ad makes us wonder: Why are we talking to little girls (and boys) this way?

All Stories Are About Wolves

All Stories Are About Wolves

“All stories are about wolves.” From Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin.

Beyoncé’s Just the Beginning: The Year in Awesome Women

Beyoncé’s Just the Beginning: The Year in Awesome Women

Call them feminists, or just call them awesome. The year in notable women.

Nelson Mandela on Optimism

Nelson Mandela on Optimism

Nelson Mandela on optimism.

A Call for Conversation from Our CEO

A call for conversation among women in the wake of the 2016 election.

Aldous Huxley on Taking It Easy

Aldous Huxley on Taking It Easy

A passage from Aldous Huxley’s final novel, Island.

Why I Can’t Stop Reading “Humans of New York”

Why I Can’t Stop Reading “Humans of New York”

A look at Brandon Stanton’s brilliant blog, Humans of New York.

On Aging and Beauty

On Aging and Beauty

“Only with stupid men does a woman’s intelligence count against her.”

Joan Didion: “When the Twilights Turn Long and Blue”

Joan Didion: “When the Twilights Turn Long and Blue”

We could read Joan Didion passages forever.

Mood Boosters: The 7-Minute Workout

Mood Boosters: The 7-Minute Workout

7 minutes to a happier, healthier day? MM.LaFleur investigates.

[UPDATE] Why the “Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man” Is Both Laughable and Disturbing

[UPDATE] Why the “Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man” Is Both Laughable and Disturbing

Business Insider’s “Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man” makes me feel equal parts annoyed, enraged, saddened, and all-out disturbed. Here’s why.

On Perfectionism: Why You Shouldn’t Fear Failure

On Perfectionism: Why You Shouldn’t Fear Failure

Perfectionism. So overrated.

Hip To Be Square: 15 Mesmerizing Works by Josef Albers

Hip To Be Square: 15 Mesmerizing Works by Josef Albers

Feast your eyes on 15 mesmerizing works from abstract artist Josef Albers’s series, Home to the Square.

Return To New York’s Heyday with Poet Frank O’Hara

Return To New York’s Heyday with Poet Frank O’Hara

A little poem to set the mood.

Why We Must Re-learn To Be Alone

Why We Must Re-learn To Be Alone

Shhhh. Everyone just settle down.

Why Women Should Be Vexed by Vanity Fair’s 2013 Best-Dressed List

Why Women Should Be Vexed by Vanity Fair’s 2013 Best-Dressed List

Vanity Fair’s “Best-Dressed List” usually offers a fun glimpse into some of the world’s most well-funded wardrobes. But this year, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Banish Insomnia with a Little Help from T.S. Eliot

Banish Insomnia with a Little Help from T.S. Eliot

A very highbrow way to lull yourself to sleep.