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Sandberg back with new 'Lean In' for graduates

Sandberg back with new 'Lean In' for graduates

It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for working women, launching a new catchphrase in the process.

April 13, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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For Carrie Bradshaw, a shoe (line) to call her own

For Carrie Bradshaw, a shoe (line) to call her own

Quick, what's your favorite "Sex and the City" moment involving Carrie Bradshaw and her adored shoe collection?

March 02, 2014 10:00 am
The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles

The new book group? Women form 'Lean In' circles

"Remember - you are your own brand," business coach Franne McNeal was telling some 100 women crowded into a downtown Manhattan office lounge one evening last week.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am
A year for enduring pop culture icons to shine

A year for enduring pop culture icons to shine

The Associated Press' highly subjective pop-culture journey through the year:

December 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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50 years on, Marilyn Monroe's star power shines bright

50 years on, Marilyn Monroe's star power shines bright

Only 11 years after her death, Elton John sang his ode to Marilyn Monroe. "And I would have liked to have known you, but I was just a kid," went the lyrics. "Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did."

August 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Healthy eating is matter of survival for this chef

Looks can be deceiving. Take Seamus Mullen.

July 25, 2012 12:00 am
Harlem's Red Rooster: A rare diversity in dining

Harlem's Red Rooster: A rare diversity in dining

It's a balmy March evening just before the official arrival of spring, and a few diners are already happily venturing to the small tables outside Red Rooster, chef Marcus Samuelsson's eatery on Lenox Avenue in the heart of Harlem.

April 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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New book extols French parenting

New book extols French parenting

Are children in France born polite? A former Wall Street Journal reporter set out to determine just what French parents are doing right in her new book "Bringing Up Bebe."

February 27, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Do French parents have a certain je ne sais quoi?

Do French parents have a certain je ne sais quoi?

So you're visiting someone's home with your child and hot chocolate is served. As the hostess' kids sip the delicious concoction politely and silently, your own little dear takes a gulp and promptly spits it back into the mug.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Hitting a fashion show? Crazy heels required

Hitting a fashion show? Crazy heels required

There's an unspoken rule at Fashion Week: It's all about the shoes. And we're not talking about the models. We're talking about the audience.

February 21, 2012 9:00 am
Hitting a fashion show? Crazy heels required

Hitting a fashion show? Crazy heels required

It's a blustery day — February tends to be that way in New York — and Marian Kihogo, a fashion stylist and blogger from London, is dashing from one runway show to another, from the tents at Lincoln Center to studios and galleries scattered around Manhattan.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Designers lend their glamour to the Obama campaign

Designers lend their glamour to the Obama campaign

Can President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the glamour quotient of four years ago? Yes it can, says actress Scarlett Johansson, even if it's one designer tote bag at a time.

February 14, 2012 9:00 am
Designers lend their glamour to Obama campaign

Designers lend their glamour to Obama campaign

Can President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the glamour quotient of four years ago?

February 07, 2012 11:05 pm
New Ailey chief adds crowd-pleasers to repertory

New Ailey chief adds crowd-pleasers to repertory

Imagine you're in the audience at, say, "Swan Lake," and the ballerinas you've been watching suddenly swoop over to your seat, envelop you with their wings and spirit you onstage to flutter along en pointe.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am
Once more, falling slowly for 'Once'

Once more, falling slowly for 'Once'

Once upon a time, an indie movie was made for $150,000 about a street musician and a flower-seller in Dublin. Its folk-pop songs and melancholy romance touched the hearts of countless fans, and the film raked in $20 million.

December 13, 2011 8:00 am
Once more, falling slowly for 'Once'

Once more, falling slowly for 'Once'

Once upon a time, a little indie movie was made for $150,000 about an Irish street musician and a Czech flower-seller in Dublin. Its breezy, improvisational feel, pleasing folk-pop songs and melancholy romance touched the hearts of countless fans, and the film raked in $20 million.

December 09, 2011 12:00 am
Veganism has some stylish new spokespeople: Celebs

Veganism has some stylish new spokespeople: Celebs

New York eatery Pure's upscale clientele is a mix of vegans, vegetarians and just plain foodies.

November 23, 2011 12:00 am
Brains, guts, glitz honored at Glamour's Women of the Year awards

Brains, guts, glitz honored at Glamour's Women of the Year awards

His wife couldn't be there herself to accept her honor. So Mark Kelly, husband of recovering congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, spoke on her behalf. But, he made clear, his wife was still running the show.

November 13, 2011 12:00 am
Ever the activist, Gloria Steinem is in a reflective mode

Ever the activist, Gloria Steinem is in a reflective mode

"It's shocking, I know," says Gloria Steinem, allowing herself a wry grin.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
A film for foodies: Culinary creativity at elBulli

A film for foodies: Culinary creativity at elBulli

For a foodie, the new film about Spain's renowned elBulli restaurant is a bit like an Angelina Jolie movie for a teenage boy.

July 27, 2011 12:00 am
Kisses, hugs for Julie Taymor as 'Spider-Man' opens

Kisses, hugs for Julie Taymor as 'Spider-Man' opens

The scene would have been hard to imagine three months ago, when Julie Taymor was pushed aside as director of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," an unprecedentedly expensive production whose well-publicized troubles had already made it the butt of late-night jokes.

June 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Is Internet sex cheating? Many folks say yes

Is Internet sex cheating? Many folks say yes

Jon Austin's wife, Amy, had a blunt assessment for her husband as the Minneapolis couple watched Rep. Anthony Weiner's stunning confessions on television this past week.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am
For gay youths, middle school can be toughest time

For gay youths, middle school can be toughest time

By the time she was in eighth grade, Rory Mann was so aware of the differences between her and other students that she couldn't bear to enter the cafeteria. Instead, she ate lunch alone on the cold, hard bathroom floor, propped against a wall.

November 07, 2010 12:00 am

Is violent Rihanna-Eminem song a teaching tool?, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

NEW YORK (AP) — It's hard to forget the haunting photo that leaked out early last year: Pop star Rihanna, her elegant face bruised and battered after a violent assault by her then-boyfriend, R&B singer Chris Brown.

August 06, 2010 5:31 pm

Even at 40 years like Gores, splits not so rare

There was no salacious sex scandal, no prostitution ring, no mysterious trip to Argentina.

June 06, 2010 12:00 am

Report finds it wasn't just a 'Mancession'

They've called it the "Mancession" -- a recession that's affected men disproportionately, because of its brutal impact on male-dominated sectors like construction and manufacturing.

June 06, 2010 12:00 am

Parents of tween Gleeks keep hands on pause button

"OK," went the e-mail that circulated among parents recently at a New York City elementary school. "Is 'everyone' in the fifth grade REALLY watching 'Glee'?"

May 23, 2010 12:00 am

Woods hopes tightly controlled mea culpa works

NEW YORK | The ritual celebrity apology: We've seen it time and again, from Kanye West to Mark Sanford to John Edwards to Mel Gibson to Mark McGwire. And now it's Tiger Woods' turn.

February 19, 2010 12:00 am

Brown's victory comment leaves daughter blushing

So imagine you're out with your dad, and in a moment of utter parental geekiness, he happens to mention to a bunch of strangers that you're, um, romantically available.

January 24, 2010 12:00 am

50 things that changed our lives in the aughts

Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV?

December 27, 2009 12:00 am

A year when reality TV became part of our reality

Little Falcon Heene of "Balloon Boy" fame surely had no idea he was encapsulating an entire year of popular culture when he told his parents on national TV: "You guys said that we did this for the show."

December 20, 2009 12:00 am

Party crashing: A flourishing phenomenon

There was a list at the door, but the beautifully dressed guest in the chic, red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes wasn't on it. Still, she insisted she was a friend of the host. Not wanting to offend, the staffer at the door waved her in.

December 06, 2009 12:00 am

To millions, Oprah's not a megastar, just a BFF

Like any wife who knows her husband well, Nancy Martus knows what will annoy her man. Like when she utters the phrase, "Oprah says..."

November 27, 2009 12:00 am

Palin and her fans irked by cover shot in shorts

Of all the adjectives one might use to describe Newsweek's current Sarah Palin cover, "unflattering" probably isn't one of them.

November 22, 2009 12:00 am

Balanced TV menu for First Lady Michelle Obama

She's hanging with Elmo and Emeril Lagasse, Big Bird and Bobby Flay.

November 12, 2009 12:00 am
World hangs on Obama's every bite

World hangs on Obama's every bite

At the bustling Pi pizza restaurant in St. Louis, the staff has come up with a new mantra: "It's just pizza!"

June 20, 2009 12:00 am

Swine flu fears alter some daily routines

A cough in a subway car: It's as familiar a sound in New York as the honking of horns in traffic. So Michelle Henriques was startled the other day on her morning commute to hear a man's cough greeted by a gruff reply from a fellow passenger: "Hey, would you mind covering your mouth?"

May 03, 2009 12:00 am

Why all the fuss over a first lady's bare arms?

The Right to Bare Arms. Sleevegate. Up in Arms. The Upper Body Stimulus Plan.

March 29, 2009 12:00 am

Teachable moments seen in Palin, Rihanna cases

One is a soft-spoken teenager who never sought fame, but was thrust into the national spotlight at the most delicate moment of her young life. The other is a glamorous pop star, a fixture in celebrity magazines and on countless iPods.

March 22, 2009 12:00 am

New job for laid-off moms: stay-at-home motherhood

NEW YORK | Soon after New Yorker Geralyn Lucas was laid off from her television job in January, she took her 2-year-old son to the playroom of her apartment building. She realized she had never been there before.

March 15, 2009 12:00 am

Obama marriage inspires fascination, imitation

She's a busy mother of two and a full-time executive at a film distribution company, but sometimes Susan Margolin can't help it: She Googles Barack and Michelle Obama, not to check on his latest policy initiatives, but to see what they're doing as a couple.

February 15, 2009 12:00 am

For Obama girls, a moment in the thick of history

WASHINGTON | Malia Obama peered out through the viewfinder of her camera from her perch on the inaugural podium. And what a view she had: A million or more people packed onto the National Mall, listening raptly to her father give his inaugural address.

January 20, 2009 12:00 am

A mixed bag for women this election year

Depending on your political tastes, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Palin or even Tina Fey could be considered Woman of the Year. But here's the harder question: Was this the Year of the Woman?

December 14, 2008 12:00 am

In bad economy, breaking up is even harder to do

Bonnie Rabin is fond of saying that divorce lawyers are a bit like liquor stores. They're busiest in the really good times, and the really bad.

November 23, 2008 12:00 am

Spending on kids often the hardest expense to cut

Andrea Reynolds, a mother of four young children in southern Louisiana, can't remember the last time she bought a dress. She also can't remember her last vacation -- unless, she quips, you count those three weeks in a hotel fleeing Hurricane Rita in 2005.

October 26, 2008 12:00 am

Many voters deem Palin pregnancy a private matter

Rebecca Horvath was an undecided voter before the news broke about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her 17-year-old unmarried daughter's pregnancy.

September 07, 2008 12:00 am

Madonna: An unlikely inspiration for 50-plus set

Sure, Madonna may have scandalized the Vatican and shocked nearly every parent in America at some point during her long and provocative career full of shrewd image transformations.

August 24, 2008 12:00 am

Should kids have their own cell phones?

When Amy Morris' twin boys, then 11, went on an academic trip to Washington last year, she agreed to give them cell phones at the program's request. But this summer she was dismayed to learn that girls at her 8-year-old daughter's day camp were using cell phones they'd taken along in their b…

August 03, 2008 12:00 am

Life in the White House

Young Tad Lincoln herded goats into a White House sitting room. Quentin Roosevelt rammed his wagon into a historic painting. John Kennedy Jr. had to be scooped out of a hiding place in his father's desk. Amy Carter famously brought a book to a state dinner.

July 13, 2008 12:00 am

The man who tamed frizz now has imitators aplenty

"Hair is really funny stuff," John Frieda is saying as he tosses my locks around in his hands, contemplating their state. "Most people don't like their hair."

July 13, 2008 12:00 am
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