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The Best and Worst Vacations We've Ever Taken
Where to go and how to plan, based on these editors' worst and best vacations.
Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Dornan in "Marie Antoinette."
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Why Are We So Obsessed With Summer Love?
There's something about the season that makes adventure and risk-taking more irresistible than any other time of year.
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How to Succeed When You Feel Really Weird
One author thinks that the things that make you different are the very things that will make you a success. Here, she explains why.
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5 New Books About L-O-V-E
Tales of hot, reckless, whirlwind summer love, right this way!
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5 Reasons You'll Want to Visit This Millennial Pink Wonderland
If Instagram baked a cake and then made it wear pointe shoes, that dancing cake would star in this ballet.
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Meet Your New Role Model in Teen Bravery
A new Netflix documentary about a game-changing teenager in Hong Kong is a sneaky guide for young people everywhere. Here are 5 things you...
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5 New Books to Read Right Now
Consider this your reading list.
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Tommy Pico's "Nature Poem" Is the Humorous Book 2017 Needs
Heartbreak, resolve, and pop culture combined.
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The 5 Best Places for Sex Talk Online
When it comes to sex, these people have a lot to say.
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Lying Might Be the Best Thing You Do Today
Or it might be the worst. A case for both.
Art + Design
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I Confessed One of My Biggest Secrets to a Stranger
And she'll never, ever tell.
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In Praise of Hanging Out in Your Underwear
What does it mean to feel sexual? Photographer Zoé Lawrence shows us.
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The Kind of Weird Secret to Better Human Relationships
It might seem strange, but reading your local obits is the most interesting thing you'll do today.
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Want Netflix to Exist Forever?
Then you need to stop sleeping.
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What Happened When These Best Buds Starred in a Film Together
The lines between pretend love and pretend anger break down…fast.
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Everyone at Coachella Will Be Taking This Detour
The most surprising Coachella attraction isn't the music — It's what a group of artists have done to the surrounding desert.
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5 New Books That Pack a Punch
Whether set in a dystopian future or the immigration courts of New York City, these tales will keep you flipping pages all month long.
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The Ultimate Guide to Being a Teenage Girl
Being a teen can be rough. Here's how you can ease the pain a little.
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"Terrace House" Is the World's Most Perfect Reality Show
It's gripping, weirdly soothing, and utterly mundane all at the same time. If you're not already watching "Terrace House," prepare to...
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What If You Made Talking to Your Friends Your Job?
Do you and your friends have interesting conversations? Consider taking your act on the road.
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