NEON SIGN: TINA FINEBERG/AP; AUDIENCE CLOSE-UP: ANDREW WHITE/REDUX; “ALL OF HEAVEN IS BEHIND YOU”: NICOLETTE KAPP; REMAINING IMAGES: ANTHONY DEVER It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday, and across New York City, happy hours are winding down and group chats are lighting up. Outside the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, hundreds of young women are standing
Dear E. Jean: I’m a teacher, unmotivated, unhappy, and lost in a sea of standardized tests. I can’t help dreaming of a new career involving my creativity and passion! But, at 30, am I too old to start over? E. Jean: Seventy is the best age for starting over (tough old eggs have nothing to
Dear E. Jean: My husband and I read your column religiously. When we’re having a glass of wine, we enjoy guessing how you will respond to the questions. My husband suggested that I write to you about my problem, and well, here it is! We just had a beautiful baby girl (now three months old).
Dear E. Jean: What would you say if I told you that the man I love is bankrupt? What if I told you that his bankruptcy was due to professional incompetence, that he has no signs of income, and that he cheated on me for six months ’till I took him to a therapist and
(Photo: Getty Images) Well everyone, we’ve officially ruined all that is good about fall with another pumpkin spiced abomination. NBC News confirmed on August 14 that we’ll soon be able to consume the over-hyped, overly sweet and artificially tasting flavour that God wholly never intended us to, in canned cooked pork. Yep, we’re getting Pumpkin
(Illustration: Aimee Nishitoba) In late July, the royal family was in the spotlight once again for some *scandalous* behaviour. No, it wasn’t another “Turnip Toffs” scandal. It was Kate Middleton’s face. Specifically, allegations that the future Queen of England has had a little work done. On July 24, Munir Somji, the chief medical officer of
Dear E. Jean: Losing my boyfriend is my top fear. We’ve been together a year, and he’s so wonderful, always making me laugh and feel valued. But I’m turning into the kind of girl-friend I absolutely despise. I’m jealous of the other people in his life. We’re both working our first jobs out of college
There is something about traveling exclusively with women that amplifies the feeling of freedom brought on by vacation. For one, there is less compromise: activities you may have to beg a male partner to do are a given part of the itinerary when traveling with female friends. Want to do a local pilates class? Same.
Dear E. Jean: My twin sister is rude, obnoxious, condescending, and uses any opportunity (public or private) to vent about how I’ve “let her down,” never buy her presents, etc. It’s embarrassing and hurtful. She now includes my fiancé in her barrage of cruelties. When I’m around her, I am generally anxious and upset. So,
Dear E. Jean: Two men have proposed marriage in the past few months. The choice: Sweet, sensitive, emotionally available man who couldn’t get a successful career to save himself; or, exciting, powerful moneymaker who makes me laugh but with whom I’ll have to endure massive ego struggles? E. Jean: Neither. When a woman falls in
Dear E. Jean: Last year I met an adorable fellow at a bar. One thing led to another, and we ended up going home together that night. We saw each other off and on for several weeks, then he dumped me, saying I was too young for him. I’m 24. He’s 31. Six months later,
Dear E. Jean: I’m ready to send out invitations to my wedding. It will be small and elegant—just close friends and family. I’m hesitating about mailing an invitation to one of my oldest friends. He’s a hoot and my family loves him, but let him have two drinks and he gets loud and lewd, propositions
Dear E. Jean: For the past four months, I’ve been seeing a wonderful, smart, funny man. My mother is worried because I’m 22 and he’s 32. He also has two small children from a previous affair and spent 10 months in prison. I understand her concern and anxiety—I do! But should that stop me from
Dear E. Jean: What’s the best course of action after being fired? With six great years at a company, I was canned because I played a practical joke. (I hid my supervisor’s glue stick. Yes. It’s utterly ridiculous.) The supervisor, who I thought was my friend and someone I could joke with, decided to make
I wish we had a husband,” I said to my wife. She was 32 weeks pregnant, and I was carrying the lion’s share of our groceries back to our apartment, three blocks over and one street up. I had surprised myself when I first said this phrase a few weeks earlier, practically spitting it out.
Dear E. Jean: I’m a magnet for men and women. And I don’t quite know what to do about it. I look androgynous (think a Lenny Kravitz/Alicia Keys cross), and I’m friendly, generous, flirty, and confident. I like to cook, and I also have a trust fund and a decent career as a trader. Is
Dear E. Jean: I’ve finally found him! The man who has it all! I’m madly in love and have never been so happy. There’s just one problem. I also have a chance to move to the Big Apple, something I’ve been dreaming of my whole life. He hates New York and refuses to move. Do
Dear E. Jean: I’m a 28-year-old television news producer in Atlanta, and I met a guy (a creative director at an ad agency) two weeks ago in a bar. We had fantastic chemistry. After dancing half the night, we went back to my place. It all felt so good until he took his shirt off.
Dear E. Jean: My sister is a teetotaler, which would be fine if she didn’t regularly lecture those of us who drink about how we are “poisoning” ourselves, “heading to an early demise,” etc. It’s especially frustrating because none of us drink more than two glasses of wine or beer at a family shindig, and
Alaa Salah, a Sudanese woman propelled to internet fame after clips went viral of her leading powerful protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir, addresses protesters during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 10, 2019. (Photo: Getty Images) When Paris’ famous cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris, burned on April
(Photo: Getty Images) Ontario premier Doug Ford was elected on a platform that promised to find billions of dollars in efficiencies in Ontario’s provincial budget. For a year after he and his majority Conservative government were sworn in, we’ve kept a running tally on what exactly the Ford government has cut (or is intending to cut) and
(Photo: iStock) After months of waiting—and loads of speculation—we finally have some concrete info about the regulation of edibles in Canada. In June, Health Canada released details (over 200 pages, to be exact!) of when these products will be (legally) available and how consumers can actually get their hands on them. Many people in the
Students protest the Ontario government’s education cuts at University of Toronto (Photo: Getty) “OSAP” started trending on Twitter this month when students applying for their grants and loans realized the very real consequences of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s widespread cuts to education—which so far have run the gamut from public school teaching positions to post-secondary
(Photo: Getty Images) Seriously, why can’t we have nice things? Online home store Wayfair has become the latest company to be called out for some no-good-very-bad-deeds. But this time, it started with the company’s own employees, who walked off the job on June 26 to protest Wayfair’s deal to provide government contractors with beds for