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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.

Miyako’s Mood Board: When Life Gives You Lemon Skirts…

Miyako’s Mood Board: When Life Gives You Lemon Skirts…

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

Lesley M. M. Blume: Writer and Ampersand Woman

Lesley M. M. Blume: Writer and Ampersand Woman

An interview with author, journalist, and columnist Lesley M. M. Blume.

Full Transparency: 2 Clever Products That Will Make You Look Like Yourself (but Better)

Full Transparency: 2 Clever Products That Will Make You Look Like Yourself (but Better)

We all want to look put together in the office, but sometimes that sexy cat-eye that seemed like a good…

Business Time: 3 Simple Rules for Whipping Your Closet into Shape

Business Time: 3 Simple Rules for Whipping Your Closet into Shape

Our CEO organizes her closet — and learns a few things in the process.

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.

Miyako’s Mood Board: Discovering littleBits

Miyako’s Mood Board: Discovering littleBits

Our designer Miyako discovers her new favorite toy: littleBits.

Ampersand Woman: CEO Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

Ampersand Woman: CEO Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

An interview with Cynthia Rivera Weissblum, President and CEO of the Edwin Gould Foundation.

Business Time: What Happens When You Suddenly Realize You’re Aging?

Business Time: What Happens When You Suddenly Realize You’re Aging?

In which our CEO realizes she’s aging — and is cool with it.

Follow Kate Middleton’s Lead and Take It to the Knee

Follow Kate Middleton’s Lead and Take It to the Knee

For many women coming out of college, the thought of wearing knee-length skirts and dresses feels completely unnatural. You’ve just…

Miyako’s Mood Board: Open-Source Fashion

Miyako’s Mood Board: Open-Source Fashion

Our designer looks at the concept of “open source” as it applies to fashion design.

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

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

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

Business Time: Lessons Learned from “The Good Wife”

Business Time: Lessons Learned from “The Good Wife”

Having watched five seasons of “The Good Wife,” our CEO comes away with a valuable business lesson.

Paris Has Its First Female Mayor!

Paris Has Its First Female Mayor!

4 no-nonsense looks for Paris’s first female mayor.

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…

Wait… What IS a Mentor, Anyway?

Wait… What IS a Mentor, Anyway?

For all the talk about “mentoring,” do we really know what it means? Tory Hoen considers.

Miyako’s Mood Board: Experience the Colors

Miyako’s Mood Board: Experience the Colors

Every Monday, MM.LaFleur’s designer Miyako Nakamura ruminates on what’s inspiring her this week. Today, it’s all about color.

Who Has the More Ridiculous Lifestyle: Valentino’s Pugs or Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat, Choupette?

Who Has the More Ridiculous Lifestyle: Valentino’s Pugs or Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat, Choupette?

Comparing the lives of fashion’s most doted-upon pets.

48 Hours in the Akiko with Narie

48 Hours in the Akiko with Narie

Our COO Narie Foster styles the Akiko four ways for a 48-hour period.

New Haircut, New Outlook for Our CEO, Sarah LaFleur

New Haircut, New Outlook for Our CEO, Sarah LaFleur

What happens when MM.LaFleur’s CEO decides to lop off her locks?

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