My specialties include general lifestyle, arts and culture, profiles, beauty, shelter/design, business and wellness. Note that some articles were written under my pseudonym, Pauline Estrem.
To say the past year has been a roller coaster for Chef Dominique Crenn is a gross understatement. It’s been filled with lows, like her breast cancer diagnosis and the pandemic that has decimated the restaurant industry, as well as highs, like her engagement to actress Maria Bello and her forthcoming memoir. The French-born, San Francisco-based restaurateur's new book, Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters, explores her journey from being an adopted girl in France to the first female chef in ...
In our series What It’s Like, we talk with people from a wide range of backgrounds to learn how their lives have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For our latest installment, we spoke with Megan Lane, a freelance writer in Wading River, New York. In addition to depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa, and ADHD, the 30-year-old has been diagnosed with agoraphobia.
Agoraphobia is often simply defined as a fear of leaving home. In reality, it’s an anxiety disorder that...
Excited whispers and the click of camera shutters told me we were getting close.
Sure enough, across expansive golden fields, I spotted the monument in the distance, looming above the horizon like a fortress.
Despite our group’s anticipation, I imagined that the early pilgrims who trekked to France’s Mont-Saint-Michel, a tidal island crowned by a medieval monastery, felt our excitement tenfold. After all, many had walked miles to reach this, one of the top pilgrimage sites in Christendom, bra...
"13 Reasons Why" Actor Bex Taylor-Klaus on the Show's Third Season, Auditioning as a Non-Binary Actor, and More
Trigger Warning: This post contains language about sexual assault and suicidal ideation that some readers may find disturbing.
During season 1 of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, the scene showing Hannah Baker's death by suicide sparked controversy among viewers, critics, and mental health professionals for its graphic portrayal. Among those detractors was actor Bex Taylor-Klaus, who stars in season 3 of the series.
“When I heard they were going to be changing what was depicted in season 1, ...
Virginia’s Tuesday election – with Democrats taking full control of state government for the first time in 26 years – not only has implications for the 2020 presidential election but may tip the scales in a fight that’s been waged for nearly a century: ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This amendment, written in 1923 and languishing in the halls of government on and off since, declares sex discrimination a federal crime when it comes to divorce, property, employment, and other...
13 Reasons Why season 3 debuted on Netflix on August 23 and there were plenty of questions to be answered following the close of the second season. The series, adapted from the book by Jay Asher, follows a group of students at Liberty High School.
For many of us fully immersed in the digital age, it's hard to imagine a world before the advent of the internet, cloud storage, and smartphones.
Experts have found that in addition to making our lives more convenient, but there's a negative side to technology — it can be addicting and it can hurt our communication skills.
Extended screen time can result in health ramifications like insomnia, eyestrain, and increased anxiety and depression.
The average US wedding costs more than $30,000, and that figure is rising.
But that sum doesn't account for another huge expense for newlyweds: the honeymoon.
Experts say it's smart to set aside 10% to 15% of your wedding budget for your honeymoon.
This morning, Judge Brett Kavanaugh came one step closer to being confirmed as a Justice on the Supreme Court, after an FBI investigation into his past spurred by three women's sexual assault allegations against him. Much of the nation watched, transfixed, last Thursday, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh each gave testimony about his alleged assault of her when they were in high school, and eagle-eyed viewers spotted a familiar but unexpected face in the crowd: Alyssa Milano.
The youngest of three sister witches on Charmed, Maggie Vera is a college student balancing a couple of life-or-death matters: finishing up classwork, flirting with guys, pledging a sorority, oh, and then there's the whole still coming to terms with the fact that she and her two sisters are witches who have taken on the duty of protecting their town from the forces evil.
While Facebook may no longer be the most relevant social media platform, with young users quitting it in droves, it has become more and more important in the work of law enforcement. For one detective in Delray Beach, Florida—part of the “rehab capital of America” and a major hub of the opioid epidemic—Facebook has been essential in the fight against corrupt operators in the area’s drug rehabilitation industry.
Retailers are offering ballistic apparel to wary US citizens, and it’s not cheap.
From its white-sand beaches to its stunning international denizens, there’s beauty, beauty everywhere in Miami. And the eye candy extends to art and design, too. The city has become an international art and design mecca thanks, in large part, to Art Basel Miami Beach.
If you search the hashtag #BoPo — short for body positivity — on Instagram, you’ll find nearly 670,000 posts by individuals of all shapes and sizes celebrating their bodies.