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The Weekly Wind-Down

June 05, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down

Because it’s Friday and your brain is grinding to a halt.

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

June 01, 2015

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

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

So Many Girl Crushes, So Little Time

March 23, 2015

So Many Girl Crushes, So Little Time

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

What Happy People Do Differently

March 19, 2015

What Happy People Do Differently

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

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

January 10, 2015

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

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

Look Beautiful Over the Telephone

October 21, 2014

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.

September 23, 2014

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

June 24, 2014

“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

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.

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