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  Restaurant Report: Bastardo in Lisbon (The New York Times) 01

BRIEF And you totally could be, for much less money than you might imagine…   READ HERE

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  Wish You Were Here! (Every Day with Rachael Ray) 02

BRIEF And you totally could be, for much less money than you might imagine…   READ HERE

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  Feast on the Best Food Moments From the Year’s Best Picture Nominees (Bon Appetit) 03

BRIEF The 87th Academy Awards are almost here…   READ HERE

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  Female faces of Hyderabad tech (Al Jazeera America) 04

BRIEF Although men still dominate the field in India, women are catching up…   READ HERE

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  In Their Own Words (Guernica) 05

BRIEF Eight artists on this year’s controversial Biennale of Sydney, and the ethics and politics of funding the arts.  …

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  Food Scenes and Themes in the 2014 Best Picture Nominees (Bon Appetit) 06

BRIEF The 86th Academy Awards are coming to a TV near you this Sunday—and if you want to know which of…

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  Şükran Moral: The Slow Unsilencing (Guernica) 07

BRIEF On the eve of Contemporary Istanbul, Rachel Friedman talks with one of Turkey’s most controversial artists about performance, process,…

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  Pour More for Less! (Every Day with Rachael Ray) 08

BRIEF We can’t keep your family from driving you crazy this Thanksgiving, but we can make sure you come prepared!…

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  The Best Cooking Tips We Learned from the Movies (Bon Appetit) 09

BRIEF Americans love food. Americans love movies. It therefore follows by the transitive law that Americans also love movies about…

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  Words of Comfort for an Only Child about to Get a New Sibling (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency) 010

BRIEF Eating the placenta wasn’t a thing when you were born….   READ MORE

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  It Was Really Lovely Meeting You (The Hairpin) 011

BRIEF I slid into my assigned window seat and closed my eyes. Dear airplane gods, I silently prayed, please, please,…

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  Discover Something New at Home in New York (AOL Travel) 012

BRIEF Something’s always new in New York City, especially when it comes to food, but 2013 was definitively the Year…

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  Goodbye Historic Clocktower Gallery, Hello Tribeca Luxury Condos (Gothamist) 013

BRIEF After more than 40 years hosting artists, exhibitions, performances, and installations, Tribeca’s legendary 10,000 square-foot Clocktower Gallery is closing…

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  Best in Hop: The World of Rabbit Show Jumping (AOL Travel) 014

BRIEF Glimmer won’t hop. Nose in the air, he sniffs the 2-inch-high pole in front of him. It’s much lower…

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  In Indian Country, uneven access to Plan B (Al Jazeera America) 015

BRIEF Despite progress, the fight for emergency contraception access continues in Native American communities…   READ HERE

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  Discovery (Creative Nonfiction) 016

BRIEF My piece about Australia that won Creative Nonfiction‘s 2012 Down Under Essay contest. “Discovery” was also selected forThe Best Women’s Travel…

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  How to Taste an Apple Like a Pro (Bon Appetit) 017

BRIEF The apple may be the simplest of fruits. Just pick it, wash it (or, in a pinch, rub it…

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  Travels with Carly (Vela) 018

BRIEF “I’m pregnant,” Carly said.  It was only 7 a.m. in Australia and her voice was still raspy. In my…

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  Don’t Sweat It! (Every Day with Rachael Ray) 019

BRIEF To suss out the best new summer-proof beauty loot, we recruited women who work everywhere from food trucks to…

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  Hotspot – Hoboken (SHOP) 020

BRIEF Just across the river from Manhattan, the New Jersey city of Hoboken is full of thriving independent boutiques (and no…

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  The Wandering Writer: A Tour through Inner Northeast Portland with Cheryl Strayed (Gadling) 021

BRIEF Cheryl Strayed wants to show me the “dog bus” – but first we have to find it. We walk…

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  And the Oscar for Best Dinner Party Scene Goes to… (Bon Appetit) 022

BRIEF The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is notoriously slow to change. Since 1963, only one new major…

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  The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Erotica (BUST) 023

BRIEF Sure, plenty of ladies went bananas for the now-ubiquitous bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. But many others had a…

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  The Wandering Writer: A Tour Through Washington, DC’s U Street Neighborhood With NPR’s Steve Inskeep (Gadling) 024

BRIEF “I wanted you to meet me here because when I think about this neighborhood – the story of how…

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  A Sydney Suburb Draws New Crowds (The New York Times) 025

BRIEF Just a few years ago, it wasn’t safe to walk around Redfern alone at night — or maybe even…

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  The Milestone – Luna Park (National Geographic Traveler) 026

BRIEF CONEY ISLAND’S LUNA PARK isn’t an only child. It has two Australian siblings still operating today—one in Sydney, another…

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  Traveling Lite—Why women’s travel memoirs get sold short (Bitch) 027

BRIEF Why women’s travel memoirs get sold short…   READ HERE

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  The Wandering Writer: A Tour through Manhattan’s East Village with Tony Perrottet (Gadling) 028

BRIEF Tony Perrottet won’t talk to me. When I call him from the lobby he picks up his phone but…

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  A Spirited Defense: Heather Greene on Women in the World of Whiskey (Bon Appetit) 029

BRIEF An Interview with Female Whiskey Sommelier Heather Greene…   READ HERE

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  How to Vacation with Friends without Killing Each Other (Gadling) 030

BRIEF Every August I head to Long Beach Island for a week with girlfriends. (Yes, this is part of the…

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  Side gigs for the nonfiction 99 percent (Creative Nonfiction) 031

BRIEF Unless you’ve recently won the Nobel Prize in Literature or your name is Malcolm Gladwell, chances are that you,…

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  What Not To Do In Australia (Gadling) 032

BRIEF On the way to Australia, somewhere over the Pacific, you lose an entire day….   READ HERE

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  Pill Poppers (BUST magazine) 033

BRIEF Have acne? Here’s the pill. Cramps? Try the pill…   READ HERE

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  How Does the Pill Affect Our Relationships? (Nerve) 034

BRIEF Six recent studies remind us that the questions surrounding the pill aren’t solely political….   READ HERE

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  Marriage Advice from Republican Candidates (Nerve) 035

BRIEF The frontrunning GOP candidates on their marriages and yours….   READ HERE

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  Livelihoods of the Poets (New York magazine) 036

BRIEF Tomas Tranströmer is having a good two weeks…   READ HERE

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  Student Attendance, Case by Case (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 037

  BRIEF Two years ago, I entered my first college classroom as an instructor. …   READ HERE

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  Backstage Pass (Nerve) 038

BRIEF I THOUGHT I WAS A FAN; I DIDN’T REALIZE I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A GROUPIE….   READ HERE

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  Street of Art by Buenos Aires (The New York Times) 039

BRIEF TIGRE, about 45 minutes outside Buenos Aires, has long been home to artists who prefer the quietude of the…

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  Late Bloomers: Five Shows That Are Funnier Now Than When They Started(Nerve) 040

BRIEF The American version of The Office initially suffered by sticking too closely to the show’s original British incarnation…  …

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  Good Neighbors (The Nervous Breakdown) 041

BRIEF Deena entered our lives at 11 p.m. on a Tuesday our first fall in Manhattan….   READ HERE

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  30 and Pregnant (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency) 042

BRIEF “What are you going to do?” my friend Kate whispered across the square table at Le Pain Quotidian…  …

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  In the Beginning (The Nervous Breakdown) 043

BRIEF I’m blinking nonstop. Blink, blink, blink, like a forgotten movie reel…   READ HERE

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  James Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Nerve) 044

BRIEF In Hong Kong, most kids have Chinese names and English names…   READ HERE

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  Galway Girl (The Pennsylvania Gazette) 045

BRIEF I’m more graceful as a waitress than I am in real life…   READ HERE

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  Talking to Strangers (Nerve) 046

BRIEF NERVE ASKS DEEPLY PERSONAL QUESTIONS TO PEOPLE WE JUST MET….   READ HERE

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  An Open Letter to the Parents of Daughters Who Wish to Travel the World 047

BRIEF Dear Parents: It’s me, Rachel. We haven’t formally met. …   READ HERE

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  7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (Writer’s Digest) 048

BRIEF You simply can’t write all day long…   READ HERE

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  Does Amazon’s “Kindle” Signal the Death of the Traveling Paperback? (Brave New Traveler) 049

BRIEF I work in the publishing industry, and I’m also an avid reader …   READ HERE