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11 Sexy Halloween Costumes You Can Pull Off in Your 30s

“Sexy” doesn’t have to mean “skanky” when it comes to Halloween costumes – especially when you’re a postcollegiate working woman who’s more likely to attend book clubs and baby showers than go bar hopping and play beer pong. If you follow Leslie Knope’s advice when it comes to your Oct. 31 style – “sophisticated with…read more

My Large Scars Had Zero Effect on My Dating Life

Many a time have I observed cultural conversations that center on metaphorical scars – scars of the heart because of some unfortunate emotional injury inflicted on the bearer. “The wound is the place where the light enters you,” said Rumi. Is the same true for physical scars? I have a huge scar running down the…read more

My Large Scars Had Zero Effect on My Dating Life

Many a time have I observed cultural conversations that center on metaphorical scars – scars of the heart because of some unfortunate emotional injury inflicted on the bearer. “The wound is the place where the light enters you,” said Rumi. Is the same true for physical scars? I have a huge scar running down the…read more

50 Last-Minute Couples Costumes That Require Little to No Effort

Lazy couples, listen up! You don’t need to shell out a lot of dough for a store-bought costume or pull a Martha Stewart by DIYing a costume you saw on Pinterest to put together a cute and creative couples costume this Halloween. With Halloween on the horizon, we’ve pulled together 50 examples of the easiest…read more

12 Things to Know Before Dating a Virgo

Virgos, born between Aug. 23 and Sept. 22, are known for being logical, organized, and perfectionistic. We keep our promises, show up on time, and remember our friends’ birthdays. Basically, we have our sh*t together. The downside is that we’re highly critical of ourselves and others, and we get all bent out of shape if…read more

These Historically Accurate Disney Princesses Are STUNNING

Just like modern-day princess Kate Middleton, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, and other Disney princesses have made their own iconic fashion statements. Illustrator Claire Hummel wondered about the historical accuracy of these cartoon creations, so she decided to do some research and give each princess a makeover based on what she learned. According to Claire, some…read more

24 Costume Ideas For Girls With Glasses

As a woman who wears glasses, I’m all about rocking the four eyes on Halloween. I’ve been hipster Belle and Tina Belcher in recent years, and I will probably find a way to work the specs into this year’s costume. It’s basically a built-in prop for a number of fun costumes, so you might as…read more

11 Lessons We've Learned From Young Heroines in Literature

Many of the classic books from our school days, including To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, featured heroic young girls who inspired us growing up. Some of our favorite “kids’” books –¬†that are just as relevant and enjoyable to read today –¬†feature strong, multidimensional heroines who persevered despite being overlooked because of…read more