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  1. marriage: an investigation
    My Husband Cheated, and an Infinity Hot Tub in St. Lucia Wasn’t Going to Fix ItHe’d decided the affair was an ill-­conceived midlife Rumspringa. And now, here we were in St. Lucia: This was my reward.
  2. marriage: an investigation
    5 Perspectives on What Kids Do to a Marriage“Little by little, this forced, idealized version of our marriage, performed for the benefit of our child, became the norm.”
  3. marriage: an investigation
    When Your Wife Becomes an Anti-VaxxerEverything was fine until Helen invited Jenny McCarthy into our marriage.
  4. marriage: an investigation
    When You Realize You’ll Never Love Him as Much As He Loves You“I only want good things for him — he’s a good human being — and that includes the relationship he wants. I just don’t know how to give it to him.”
  5. living with money
    The Slippery Slope of Dating Someone With a Trust Fund“It was great to eat at nice restaurants and go on cool trips, but it was also scary and weird.”
  6. secret side hustles
    ‘It’s Like I’m a Naked Shrink’What it’s like to have a side gig as a tantric masseuse.
  7. secret side hustles
    The Nurse Who Sells Her Own Breast Milk Online“Mothers who have an organic or vegan diet will charge up to $3 per ounce, but I’m just not that sort of woman.”
  8. secret side hustles
    The Publicist Who Dreads Getting Caught for Her Illegal Airbnb“I see this money as part of my income, and I depend on it. If we got found out, I’d have trouble paying my bills.”
  9. college admissions scandal
    I Was a College Admissions Officer. This Is What I Saw.Even when it’s done legally, the process is a scam.
  10. living with money
    My Deep, Burning Class RageI’m angry at everyone who’s had it easy.
  11. secret side hustles
    The Health Writer Who Moonlights As a Dominatrix“There are some dominatrixes who make bank, but I’m on the lazier side: $300 is pretty standard for an hour, and there’s no overhead.”
  12. living with money
    The Year I Destroyed My FinancesI asked myself, who made these rules and what’s really going to happen if I don’t follow them?
  13. secret side hustles
    The Music Teacher Who Travels the World As a Mystery Shopper“My boss doesn’t know I do this, and I’ve had a couple of close calls.”
  14. living with money
    What Happened When I Unwittingly Married Into Money“It’s such a stark contrast to my immigrant family upbringing, when I was always keenly aware that I was the ‘poorest’ of my friends.”
  15. living with money
    I’m 34 and My Parents Still Give Me a Clothing AllowanceIt was always important to my mom that we look our best.
  16. new mom
    I Was Convinced I Might Kill My ChildWhat it’s like to have postpartum psychosis.
  17. married women
    I Went on Ashley Madison to Try to Have an AffairI thought an affair could help me escape my marriage. I was wrong.
  18. living with money
    What It’s Really Like to Have a Trust FundAt first, I felt like I was set for life — but I didn’t realize just how expensive life is.
  19. sex negative
    Worst Sex Ever: The Tale of the Rogue Tampon“I had a decision to make and I needed to make it pretty quickly: When was the moment to run to the bathroom?”
  20. sex negative
    The Time I Almost Lost My Job for Having Sex at Work“I was really into it — the little hint of danger was exciting. That’s when I heard the front door open.”
  21. women of the world
    What It’s Like To Be A Daughter in China (When Everyone Prefers A Son)“My country is a very big, complicated place with a growing economy and some very backward thinking.“
  22. how to raise a boy
    How I Raised 5 Sons To Respect WomenThere’s a testosterone overload in my house.
  23. how to raise a boy
    What Happened After My College Found Me Guilty of Sexual Misconduct“The experience was an eye-opener. It taught me not to mess with women anymore.”
  24. science of us
    My Life With Endometriosis“A lot of doctors dismiss endo as premenstrual pain. It really makes you feel crazy.”
  25. the best gift i ever got
    I Tried on This See-through Lingerie and Aroused Even MyselfCommodified eroticism always seemed forced to me until now.
  26. sex negative
    The Worst Rim-Job Story Ever“I was frozen in place, trying my best not to vomit.”
  27. Why I Haven’t Said #MeTooI didn’t have a choice then, but I have one now.
  28. coping diaries
    The Freelance Writer Using LSD for Depression“Three days a week, I take 4.5 micrograms before breakfast.”
  29. my terrible boss
    My Terrible Boss Made Me Call a Sandwich Shop to Complain About Cubed ChickenHe told me, “You need to call their corporate office and make sure they do cubed rather than sliced.”
  30. my terrible boss
    My Terrible Boss Was a Bully With a Toxic TemperThis week’s installment of My Terrible Boss.
  31. my terrible boss
    My Terrible Boss Showed Me a Dick Pic and Got Promoted“I thought that was something that only happened on Mad Men.”
  32. charlottesville
    I Lost My Son to the Alt-Right MovementA mother reflects on her son’s descent into hate.
  33. equal pay day
    I Quit My Job Over Equal Pay. Here’s What I Learned“It is possible to be paid what you’re worth. You just have to stop settling.”
  34. things we don't talk about
    An Accordion Toilet Plunger Will Change Your LifeThose wooden ones with a rubber suction cup are amateur hour.
  35. having it all
    Working Full-Time When Your Child Is DisabledWhat it’s like juggling therapists, doctor’s appointments, a second kid, and a full-time fashion job.
  36. swellness
    How One Woman Was Able To Cope With Chronic Pain From FibromyalgiaWhat’s it like when doctors don’t believe you and you live with chronic pain.
  37. select all
    I Catfished My High School and Loved ItI invented catfishing before Catfish.
  38. Guys: We Can See You Liking Sexy Instagram Pics I’d never checked out Instagram’s Following tab — until a friend told me that her boyfriend, and many of our mutual male friends, were constantly liking the swimsuit photos of random 17-year-old girls.
  39. sex on campus
    A Big Ten Basketball Player on Hooking Up 5 Times a Week“It gets old sometimes, sleeping with people and having it not mean anything.”
  40. true stories
    I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Decided to Do NothingMore and more women are opting out of mastectomies when diagnosed with DCIS.
  41. war stories
    I Was an ISIS Hostage for 5 Months“They would come into our rooms and do things you can’t even imagine.”
  42. first person
    Sleeping Up: Why I Had an Affair With My Female BossA cautionary tale.
  43. first person
    I Gained So Much Weight I Didn’t Recognize MyselfWhat it’s like to go from a size 4 to a size 12 in three months.
  44. college week
    Tears, Shears, and Adderall: My Life As a Parsons Fashion StudentAll-nighters, tears, and so many goths. 
  45. ovaries week
    I Went Into Menopause in My 30sIt felt like going through withdrawal: sweaty, nauseous, unwell.
  46. first person
    I’d Been Fat All My Life, But Tinder Taught Me I Had a ‘Fetish Body’I’m not sure I’d call that a confidence-booster.
  47. first person
    The Marijuana Retirement: How My Parents Became Late-Life Pot MogulsMom and Dad abandoned their Norman Rockwell lifestyle in the Midwest, and started growing some of America’s best weed.
  48. true stories
    My Boyfriend, the Pot FarmerHe told me he worked in ‘sustainable agriculture.’
  49. true stories
    I Was a Hollywood Personal AssistantResponsibilities include: scheduling, research, light drug-trafficking, and dumping your boss’s boyfriend.
  50. true stories
    My Boyfriend Used a Penis PumpHe took out a contraption that looked almost like a bike-tire pump, with a small vacuumlike tube attachment.
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