Life & Love

The only parenting book I read before my almost-four-year-old son Leo was born was Pamela Druckerman’s 2012 Bringing up Bébé. As an American transplant raising kids in France, Druckerman observed that the French child is not the sun in the familial solar system. I prepared myself to nurture and prune a bien-élevé (well-mannered) toddler—the kind
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Dear E. Jean: My future daughter-in-law isa wonderful young woman who has brought happiness into my son’s life. She’s warm, genuine, and fun; has a great career; and is driven and organized. Being with a woman who is strong and decisive seems to suit my son. He’s equally charming and kind, but more low-key, less
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Dear E. Jean: It’s 2:30 a.m. I’m packing and moving out of my boyfriend’s house. Here’s what happened: I found a strange e-mail on his computer from a woman about “meeting up.” So I googled her funny-sounding name. I thought it was a hair salon or something. It was a prostitute at an escort service.
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An email: Please join me in celebrating my 30th birthday with dinner and drinks at… this expensive-ass, four-dollar-sign tapas restaurant. Carbon-copied are fifteen of the sender’s closest friends. Or, worse, they’re BCC’ed, like some kind of murder mystery dinner party. A Facebook invite: The one friend who still uses it is annoyed that you—who can’t
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Dec 13, 2018 Getty Imagestihomir_todorov Whether it’s due to a last-minute invitation or a bit of procrastination doesn’t matter: You’re on the way to the party and you need a gift, now. Celebrating the host or guest of honor with something thoughtful is nice (and you’ll need something if there’s a White Elephant situation on
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Since all women should feel empowered and confident when asking for a raise, we’re partnering with Secret—a brand that’s been supporting women and their strength since 1956—to deliver the below tips on what you need to know before talking to your boss. We can all agree that feeling confident enough to ask for a raise
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Travel and Still life photography If you’re a childless person who is fond of the idea of children, chances are you have walked past your local playground, peered inside, and smiled. Who can resist the sight of all those happy little bodies, slingshotting from monkey bars to climbing structure—clambering up the stairs, down the slide,
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