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The Sleeping Schedules of Geniuses… and Fashion Startup Employees

June 13, 2014

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

May 29, 2014

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…

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

May 09, 2014

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.

April 24, 2014

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

To thine own self be true.

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

April 15, 2014

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

April 04, 2014

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?

March 28, 2014

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

March 26, 2014

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…

What Ira Glass Wishes Someone Had Told Him

February 28, 2014

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

February 14, 2014

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?

February 05, 2014

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?

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

December 16, 2013

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

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

November 11, 2013

A Call for Conversation from Our CEO

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

On Aging and Beauty

October 03, 2013

On Aging and Beauty

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

Mood Boosters: The 7-Minute Workout

September 19, 2013

Mood Boosters: The 7-Minute Workout

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

On Perfectionism: Why You Shouldn’t Fear Failure

September 09, 2013

On Perfectionism: Why You Shouldn’t Fear Failure

Perfectionism. So overrated.

Hip To Be Square: 15 Mesmerizing Works by Josef Albers

September 05, 2013

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.

Why We Must Re-learn to Be Alone

August 29, 2013

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

August 19, 2013

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.

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