Female Competition: How To Navigate And Heal

We met the day I replaced her. Monica was a 26-year-old Wasp quitting her job as a New Yorker assistant to work on a novel. I was a 22-year-old Midwesterner escaping Jewish-princess-hood, enthralled to inherit her $20,000-a-year magazine gig. We […]
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The Size of Our Love

“Try my shrimp tempura,” he said and offered a chopstick-full. “I don’t need another Jewish mother,” I told my tall, 40-year-old blind date, who’d ordered the most fattening dish on the Japanese menu. “You’re not a veggie-lover who runs on […]
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Childless: Regrets and Advice

Growing up, I rebelled against my beautiful redheaded mother, a domestic goddess. A feisty orphan from the Lower East Side, she had revered the four older siblings who took care of her. She married my father at 19, planning to […]
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How To Quit Diet Soda And Other Addictions

I wasn’t surprised to read a new medical study that showed people who drank diet soda daily had a 61 percent increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. My doctor ordered me to quit my Diet Coke habit last year – […]
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