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5 Lessons From Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair Essay

Monica Lewinsky’s back. Twenty years after becoming internationally known, the former White House intern has an essay in Vanity Fair reflecting on the scandal that bears her name and its cultural aftermath. There’s a Groundhog Day aspect to the whole thing, as Lewinsky writes: I’m sorry to say I don’t have a definitive answer yet … Continue reading

7 Things Kourtney Kardashian Should Consider Before Freezing Her Eggs

The Kardashians may not be America’s most fertile family, but sometimes it sure feels like it. There’s always a new pregnancy, baby, or kid-related development for the media to cover with a flashy photo spread. The latest “news” involves Kourtney Kardashian, a mother of three who is debating whether to expand her family. But since … Continue reading

Professional Feminists Lena Dunham And Jill Filipovic Find The Facts Of Life Are Stubbornly Conservative

The facts of life are stubborn things. No matter how many times we try to modify or ignore them, there they are. It turns out to be true even if you’re rich, famous, or a progressive feminist in good standing. Just ask Lena Dunham and Jill Filipovic. Dunham recently took to Vogue to discuss her … Continue reading

5 Lessons About Life And Love From ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Warning: This piece contains spoilers. Mrs. Maisel is indeed marvelous. She may have been jilted by her husband of four years and left to raise their two kids while he plays house with his dimwitted secretary, but Midge Maisel is forever fabulous. She soon discovers she can not only take care of herself, but also … Continue reading

How To Prepare For Marriage And Make It Good Once You Get There

Americans love love. We marry for it. We celebrate it annually with chocolate, roses, and date night. But how lasting is that love? How many couples can say they share a deep, intimate bond that protects them from ever feeling alone in the world? And how do we teach our children to find that for … Continue reading

Rekindling Intimacy in Marriage: An Interview with Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman is a man on a mission. In his new book, The Joy of Intimacy, co-authored with Ricardo Adler, the long-time champion of marriage seeks to steer couples in the direction of wedded bliss by reacquainting them with the notion of true intimacy. Intimacy, Rabbi Friedman believes, has been forgotten amidst modern obsessions with … Continue reading

Rob Porter Story Shows It’s Time To Agree Character Counts For Public Officials

In the twenty-first century, love and marriage don’t always go together, but can we finally admit that public and private lives should? America, I know we’ve disagreed about this since at least the Clinton era. I wanted Bill Clinton to resign, while many others thought he deserved to stay. But here we are 20 years … Continue reading

How I’m Teaching My Kids To Behave Better Than Donald Trump Does

Is Donald Trump a good role model for children? Quinnipiac University has a new poll out showing that two-thirds of Americans don’t think so. Where does that leave American parents, considering that 90 percent of respondents said it matters to them whether the president is a role model? I’ve repeatedly heard people remark that parents … Continue reading

The Iran Protests Present An Opportunity To Teach Kids About Tyranny

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again — especially where tyranny is concerned. This must be the unofficial motto of the Iranian opposition, because after 1999’s student uprising and 2009’s Green Revolution, Iran’s people are back at it. Here we are in the early stages of yet another American presidency. Unlike the last … Continue reading

5 Thoughts On The Furor Over The White House’s Hanukkah Party

The media is so addicted to outrage that they’ve now set Hanukkah ablaze. The Jewish Festival of Lights, which begins the evening of December 12 this year, was celebrated last Thursday night at the White House. Because it was Donald Trump’s first Hanukkah party, we’re supposed to be inflamed by the White House’s supposed hostility … Continue reading