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These Relationship Podcasts Will Make You Laugh (Then Cry)

These Relationship Podcasts Will Make You Laugh (Then Cry)

Most of us know Cheryl Strayed from her book Wild. Long before she became famous for losing a boot, she ran The Rumpus’s anonymous advice column, "Dear Sugar,” taking over from her wise predecessor Steve Almond. Now Strayed and Almond offer empathic, compassionate advice to the “lost, lonely, and heart sick.” They dish out guidance…
The Complex Relationship Between Latinas, Race, & Braids

The Complex Relationship Between Latinas, Race, & Braids

Eurocentric beauty ideals still live on today. Historically, the Afro-Latinx community has faced erasure in both U.S. and Latinx media, which tend to favor Latinas with lighter skin and long, straight hair (think Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara). There are hardly any visible Afro-Latinx people in the public sphere. However, one in four Latinx people…
Quarantine can test any relationship. A couples therapist explains how to cope.

Quarantine can test any relationship. A couples therapist explains how to cope.

How are we going to make it through this coronavirus pandemic? That’s a question I’ve asked myself more than once since the Covid-19 pandemic created what amounts to a nationwide quarantine in the United States — and many other countries. My wife and I have a good, strong marriage, and we really do love spending…
The Complicated Relationship Between Shapewear & Body Positivity

The Complicated Relationship Between Shapewear & Body Positivity

Today, more than a decade later, the world has changed, but many of those problems are still around. Although the body positivity movement has made significant progress in the effort to love ourselves and our bodies better, even the most confident people struggle with what they see in the mirror. Since its inception, shapewear has…
A Prince Andrew interview has renewed questions about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

A Prince Andrew interview has renewed questions about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

The United Kingdom’s Prince Andrew sat for an interview with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis that aired Saturday, and attempted to explain his relationship with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein — but offered little in the way of clarity. Rather, Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, was rambling…
Monogam-ish: Do You Want To Be In An Open Relationship?

Monogam-ish: Do You Want To Be In An Open Relationship?

Though it varies based on your community and where you live, monogamy may no longer be the default. A 2016 YouGov study found that many Americans, particularly young people, would like some kind of non-monogamous relationship. Asked to place their ideal relationship on a scale of 0, “completely monogamous,” to 6, “completely non-monogamous,” only 61%…
21 Singles Day Sales That Are Better Than A Serious Relationship

21 Singles Day Sales That Are Better Than A Serious Relationship

Here's the backstory: In 1993, a group of Nanjing-based college students wanted to celebrate their single-dom, and what better way to do that very thing than to indulge in a little (or a lot, we'll leave that up to you) retail therapy. Well, 26 years later, the holiday has only picked up steam, and is…
11 Singles Day Sales That Are Better Than A Serious Relationship

11 Singles Day Sales That Are Better Than A Serious Relationship

Here's the backstory: In 1993, a group of Nanjing-based college students wanted to celebrate their single-dom, and what better way to do that very thing than to indulge in a little (or a lot, we'll leave that up to you) retail therapy. Well, 26 years later, the holiday has only picked up steam, and is…
The death of a British teen has put a strain on the US-UK relationship

The death of a British teen has put a strain on the US-UK relationship

Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old British man, was killed in a crash with a Volvo while riding his motorcycle in Northamptonshire, England, in late August. Dunn died close to the Royal Air Force Croughton, which is a US military base. According to CCTV, the Volvo was driving on the wrong side of the road when it…
Trump’s weird ideas on the US-Saudi relationship, sort of explained

Trump’s weird ideas on the US-Saudi relationship, sort of explained

Saudi Arabia announced this weekend that attacks on two of its state-owned oil facilities — launched either by Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen or by Iran itself, depending on whom you ask — had disrupted the country’s oil production. President Donald Trump’s response was unusual, even for him. Normally, Trump takes a crass, transactional view…

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