8 Reader Comments on Marriage

When it comes to marriage, we’ve talked about everything from funny pet peeves to how to make sex great, and over the years, we’ve collected some priceless reader comments. Here are some favorites… On great advice: “People often say that communication is the key to a successful marriage, but I disagree. I believe it’s KIND…

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Our New Favorite Summer Pants Can Be Worn Instead of Sweatpants or Dress Pants (?!)

The Ultimate Summer Style Upgrade: Linen-Blend Pull-On Pleated Pants Summer style is all about finding that elusive balance between looking sharp and staying comfortable. Enter the linen-blend pull-on pleated pants, the modern man’s secret weapon for effortless warm-weather sophistication. As style contributor Daniel Baraka aptly puts it, these pants are a sartorial paradox, marrying the…

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Do You Buy Yourself a Birthday Present?

It’s after Memorial Day which means it’s summer which means it’s about to be July which means it’s almost my birthday. A few years ago, by accident, I started a new birthday tradition. Here’s what happened… In late spring, I ordered some colorful glasses. I loved the bubble-y blown glass, but when they arrived, I…

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What Do You Cook When Eating Solo?

I just read the biography of legendary cookbook editor, Judith Jones… Jones was the editor of some of the biggest authors of the past century (Julia Child, Madhur Jaffrey, John Updike, Sylvia Plath), but as Jones got older, she wrote her own books — first a memoir, and then a cookbook called The Pleasures of…

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Our Garden Makeover

There’s one space in our Brooklyn house that I’ve never shared on Cup of Jo… Our back garden! It’s always been a little oasis, but we used to have knock-around used furniture that wasn’t very photo-worthy. This summer, however, I was excited to spend long evenings with friends and host game nights for preteens. So,…

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Four TV Scenes That Made Me Laugh

Oh my gosh, I’m always in the best mood in June. The weather is so breezy and warm, it feels like a kiss in your skin. To keep the vibes going strong, here are four funny TV scenes (and please share ones you love!)… [embedded content] The character Kelli shines in Insecure, and I’m going…

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Where Do You Find Kids’ Swimsuits?

Since I’m a person who, as Hunter Harris would say, is “extremely online,” I usually know where to find things. Need a fun book? Here you are. Need an engagement ring? Go forth. Need a quiet fan? I got you. But I somehow get stumped on kids’ swimsuits, especially for preteen boys. Where have you…

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Three ‘Parent Trap’ Looks on My Summer Moodboard

The other day, I found myself falling in love with summer looks from an unexpected source… The original Parent Trap. Have you seen it? Growing up, I was obsessed with the Nancy Meyers version (who else wanted to be Hallie when they grew up?), and I was unsure of how the ’60s version would hold…

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