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Flora Gill

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An Almond a Day Keeps the Calories Away

How a dieting trend bred a generation of women with eating disorders—and mommy issues

There’s a Nip in the Air

Loved, lusted over, and frowned upon throughout history, nipples are making a comeback, thanks largely to a single, ultra-perky bra

Do All Roads Really Lead to Rome?

A female writer with no interest whatsoever in the Roman Empire takes stock of the viral social-media trend—and women’s response to it

Criminals Yesterday, Influencers Today

From O. J. Simpson to Anna “Delvey” Sorokin, Amanda Knox to the Tinder Swindler, ex-cons are social media’s new favorite thing

The Future Is Female—and Not in a Good Way

From Amazon’s Alexa to Apple’s Siri, A.I.’s female defaults are teaching our youngest generations to associate women’s voices with obedience

The Beef That Broke the Internet

How the flames of a tiny feud between Justin Bieber’s ex, Selena Gomez, and his wife, Hailey Bieber, were fanned to absurd proportions

The Magic Touch

How Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike franchise morphed from a film for teenage boys into a feminist masterpiece

The Spectacular Fall of the “Wife Guy”

Cheating scandals involving everyone from Adam Levine to Ned of the Try Guys are putting a crack in the carefully tailored “wife guy” aesthetic

Perfecting Their Backhand

As the U.S. Open approaches, WOTs—the wives of tennis stars—are giving soccer’s WAGs a run for their money

Fifty Shades of Britain

In England, Channel 4 has brought the dating show to uncharted territory by featuring naked contestants

A Bitter Pill to Swallow

A severe case of birth-control fatigue has many young women foregoing traditional methods for alternative, often higher-risk options

In the U.K., L.A. Sells

Why do Brits love Selling Sunset, the tacky reality-TV show set in L.A.’s most ostentatious neighborhoods?

Sex on Wheels

Ahead of the premiere of And Just Like That…, A. A. Gill’s daughter remembers the Sex and the City bus tour of New York she embarked on with her dad

We Tried On a Kylie Jenner Swimsuit so You Wouldn’t Have To

Buckle up …

Naked Lunch

You’re invited to strip down—and Zoom in—for cocktail parties, yoga classes, and more!