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Alyssa Shelasky

  1. grub guides
    Father’s Day Food Gifts That Are Secretly for the Whole FamilyFind dad the perfect gift — that also nudges him into cooking for everyone.
  2. grub guides
    The Grub Street Guide to Mother’s Day 201921 ideas your mom will love, all from restaurants and bakeries run by actual mothers.
  3. marriage: an investigation
    Things Couples Do to Keep Their Marriage Going“What keeps our marriage happy? Not asking ourselves if we’re happy.”
  4. marriage: an investigation
    The One Thing I Wish My Partner Would Say When We Fight“He accused me over overreacting when all I wanted him to say was, ‘I’ll fix this.’”
  5. marriage: an investigation
    Secrets I Keep From My Spouse“I stalk my wife’s emails, texts, and bank account. On some days I follow her every move.”
  6. get that money
    What 5 Moms Taught Their Daughters About Saving MoneyFive women share their mothers’ budgeting lessons, from recycling rocks to the “envelope method.”
  7. pregnancy
    What to Expect at Your First Fertility AppointmentThe short answer? A lot.
  8. get that money
    The Sweet Satisfaction of a Childhood HustleSeven women on their earliest business schemes, from toothbrush bracelets to repurposed zucchini muffins.
  9. it's all relative
    The Ex Who’s Friends With the New Wife“I knew immediately that Erin is the woman he’s meant to be with.”
  10. it's all relative
    All the Questions I’m Asked About Using a Sperm DonorNo, I’m not dying to meet him.
  11. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New YorkFor picky palates and gourmets-in-training alike.
  12. theater
    A Night at the Theater With Trump’s AccusersThe Pussy Grabbers Plays tells the stories of the women allegedly assaulted by Donald Trump, in eight acts.
  13. parenting
    8 Parents on Letting Little Kids Wear MakeupWas North West’s lipstick cute or over the line?
  14. entertaining
    How to Fake a Perfect ‘Homemade’ ThanksgivingPrepare the ultimate feast — without cooking a thing.
  15. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Restaurants in Dumbo and Vinegar HillA waterfront neighborhood where the food has finally caught up to the views.
  16. talking to
    6 Women on Their Vaginas After Childbirth“I swear I could hear myself tearing during delivery.”
  17. work
    How I Get It Done: Amanda Chantal Bacon, Founder and Owner of Moon Juice“Trashy instant coffee with spirit dust or sex dust — I love that.”
  18. new mom
    Three Dads on Sex With New Moms“The downward spiral of our sex life does make me frustrated with the marriage and pretty angry — not at her, but at the situation.”
  19. new mom
    The New Mom’s Guide to SexTen moms discuss sex after pregnancy.
  20. missed connections
    5 New Yorkers on Their Experiences With Craigslist’s Missed ConnectionsRIP, the site’s best section.
  21. work
    How I Get It Done: Niki Leondakis, CEO of EquinoxThe head of the fitness brand on yoga, Greek food, and her “weekend marriage.”
  22. science of us
    11 Women on the Best Advice They Got All YearBe nice to your siblings. Eat with the seasons. Consider bed socks.
  23. how does that make you feel
    8 Women on Therapy Horror StoriesMost of the time, therapy is a healthy experience. Most of the time.
  24. i don't
    8 Married People on the Truth About Wedding-Night Sex“It was the absolutely very last thing I wanted to do.”
  25. i don't
    7 Stories of Total Wedding DisastersTrue tales of worst-case scenarios, from natural disasters to infidelity to permanent brain damage.
  26. recommended by experts
    What I Discovered When I Outsourced My Back PainSeven remedies from various experts.
  27. The Absolute Best Kids’ Museum in New YorkThe city is loaded with fabulous cultural institutions, but only a few can keep kids entertained and inspired.
  28. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Kids’ Play Space in New YorkFive places where kids can run wild and parents can enjoy the ride.
  29. The Absolute Best Date Activities in New YorkWhere to go when you want to take it to the next level.
  30. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Kids’ Music Class in New YorkBecause your future Beyoncé needs to start somewhere.
  31. health and wellness
    My Life With a Tick Disease That Took Away My Speech“I was born strong and this has only made me stronger.”
  32. swellness
    How Changing My Diet Helped My EndometriosisYes, going vegan is good for something.
  33. swellness
    12 People on Running As TherapyBecause running is free and shrinks aren’t.
  34. party chats
    Alan Ball: Six Feet Under’s Finale Still Makes Him CrySame.
  35. hairy situations
    People Have Some Pretty Complicated Relationships With Their Hairdressers Cheating, lying, abandoning, befriending, and sexting with the people who do our hair.
  36. friends forever
    Both Sides of a Friend Breakup: She Said No to Being a BridesmaidChildhood friends pulled apart by adult expectations.
  37. you can't sit with us!
    ‘Why Is She Sooooo Mean?’: 11 Women on the Cruelest Things a Friend Ever DidViolence, heartbreak, fat-shaming.
  38. backstage
    24 Observations From 24 Hours on the Set of American IdolJ.Lo on-camera and off-camera seem like very different people.
  39. brain-dead fortnight
    Cool Whip Compost, Expired Hummus, and 17 Other Delicious Hangover MealsYum.
  40. first person
    I Love Men, But I’m Thinking of Having a Baby Without OneSex and the single girl in the time of the ticking clock.
  41. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: First Comes Pregnancy, Then Comes CocaineEverything was perfect until his addiction showed up.
  42. partylines
    The Affair’s Ruth Wilson Is Morally Okay With Affairs“There is so much gray. So much gray!”
  43. How to Find Love, the Matchmaker WayThe best pros to consult when you’re done swiping right.
  44. escapes
    Which Post-Breakup Vacation Is Right for You?From Watsu to wilderness exploration, ten indulgent ways to heal after a split.
  45. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: Girl Friends Who Made Bad GirlfriendsFrom best friends to lovers in record time. 
  46. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: She Moved in, He DisappearedHe worshipped her back in high school — in their 20s, reality set in.
  47. How to Redecorate After Your Ex Has Moved Out When home is where the broken heart is, here’s how to start moving on.
  48. hair today
    What Your Hairstylist Knows About Love The juiciest stories from the people who’ve heard it all. 
  49. breakups
    Are You an Exaholic? Better than an alcoholic; worse than a chocoholic.
  50. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: Caught Cheating at Trader Joe’sWhatever could come between two lawyers in love?
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