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Why are men celebrated as stylish and women belittled as fashion victims?

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This year has been emotionally costly; can we reinvest?

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Can a century-old colonial crisis be solved before a once-in-a-generation opportunity passes the island by?

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An appreciation of how wonderfully, revolutionarily boring Joe Biden has been as president

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We’ve all been engaging in a global CO2 emissions experiment. It doesn’t have to end

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Active Voice

The full-time Harvard student, founder, and published author had to learn things the hard way while working to uproot the taboos around women discussing their periods

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The unexpected joy of difficult, problematic movies

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Keep your travelgrams to yourself


People who identify as ‘nones,’ or nonreligious, are one of the fastest-growing groups in America

campWomen praying at an evangelical church in Oakland, California. Photo: Michelle Vignes/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images


The ratings are down for political programming. Good.

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