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What Is a Man?
Every year, Esquire asks, "What is a man?" Well, guys, we'd like to tell you...
The Perfect Party for the Fiercely Fun Bachelorette
Let me set the scene: Eight British girls, the best friends, in much need of a escape, set out from L.A. to Vegas in a suburban. "The Hangover" and Bradley Cooper fresh in our minds, the chatter constant, the gossip scandalous...
Sperm and the Single Girl (April 2010)
Successful 30-something women are deciding to forget about finding The One and turning to the Web to shop for top-notch sperm donors.
My Secret Diet (April 2010) Pages: 2
For 18 months, Anna Fields lived on little more than bran cereal and laxatives. She describes the scarily extreme routine that nearly killed her.
The Girl's Guide to March Madness
Everything a girl needs to know about the college basketball frenzy.
The Hottest Job in America (April 2010)
Though today they represent just 6,000 of the nation's 1.1 million firefighters, women are finally cracking the white-hot ceiling of this once solidly male profession.
Life Behind Bars
Marie Claire's Lea Goldman talked to Piper Kerman -- who spent 15 months in a minimum-security lockup -- about what life really like on the inside of a federal women's prison.
The Mistake That Nearly Cost Me Everything (April 2010) Pages: 2 3
After graduating from Smith College, Piper Kerman fell in with a hard-partying, drug-dealing crowd. Ten years after she left it all behind, her past came back to haunt her.
From POW to Pastry Chef
Once a prisoner in Iraq, Shoshana Johnson soldiers on.
The Breakup Artist: Stories of High-Stakes Divorce
Having just released his book, Sex, Love and Money: Revenge and Ruin in the World of High-Stakes Divorce, high-profile divorce lawyer Gerald Nissenbaum illuminates how the wealthy breakup.
Jenny Sanford: The Smart Wife
Amid the recent rash of cheating-man scandals (Tiger Woods, John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, David Letterman), the wife of philandering Republican Governor Mark Sanford has emerged as a hero to wronged women.
Why She's My BFF: She's Not the Boss of Me
How Lucinda Rosenfield, author of I'm So Happy for You, finally found what she needs in a friend.
Smart Super Bowl Snacking Pages: 2 3
Some healthier Super Bowl snack options and recipes from MarieClaire.com.
10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Football
A guide to football for female sports fans.
Quiz: Are You a Good Friend? Pages: 2
Take our quiz to find out how you stack up.
Famous Breasts: A Retrospective
Marie Claire counts down some of the famous breasts that have punctuated the presence of the female form in popular culture.
Need to Read: Corked
In her debut memoir, Corked, Kathryn Borel unpacks a tragicomic father-daughter drinkfest through the finest French vineyards.
Beating the Sunday Blues
For the overachieving single gal, a day of rest can be a minefield of options, expectations, and angst. Marie Claire shows you how to take a deep breath and say "no" to the panic.
Need to See: Fish Tank
MC film critic Caryn James discovers your favorite new movie director.
Twitters Every Woman Should Follow Pages: 2 3 4 5
Follow Marie Claire on Twitter at @marieclaire and check out our favorite Twitter pages that are a must-read for every woman, from fashion tips and the best beauty blogs to the celebs on Twitter we can't get enough of.
Honeymoon Paradise: The Italian Countryside
MCs senior fashion editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, found the perfect honeymoon vacation spot in Italy, an elegant and secluded farmhouse full of rustic beauty and romance in the Tuscan countryside.
The Perfect Honeymoon
After searching for the perfect honeymoon vacation spot, MC's senior fashion editor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, finds La Macchia, the holy grail of authentic Tuscan living.
The Toughest Woman in America Pages: 2
How My Sister's Killer Helped Me Grieve
What do you say when someone tells you that the man who brutally murdered your sister has died?
Need to See: Youth in Revolt
Alter egos aren't just for superheroes anymore.
I Had Shock Therapy... And I'd Do It Again
Last year, an estimated 100,000 people treated their severe depression or bipolar disorder with powerful bolts of electricity to the brain. Here, one woman describes her experience undergoing the radical procedure.
New Year, New Manners
Rudeness ruled in 2009. (Yes, we're looking at you, Kanye!) This year, let's add some good old-fashioned civility to that to-do list
17 Gifts That Don't Cost a Thing
A great gift doesn't have to cost a lot...or anything at all! Here are 17 free ways to let the people in your life know you care.
15 Hostess Gift Ideas She'll Love
Unique hostess gifts that she'll actually use, adore, and delight in.
I Served My Country...and Wound Up Living in My Car
I didn't see a 22-year-old war veteran; I saw a piece of garbage.
Schadenfreude: taking pleasure in the misfortunes of othersesp. boastful friends, unscrupulous colleagues, billionaire bankers, and celebrities who are famous for no good reason.
I Tackled a Powerful Family Legacy
I cherished the mini whirlwinds created by my would-be babies.
My Husband Was Kidnapped Pages: 2
We were living my dream life in mexico--until my husband was kidnapped.
How to Fake Quality Time with Family
Here are four tips to fake quality-time with the family.
12 Ideas for Your Lunch Hour
Marie Claire has recipe and activity suggestions for your lunch hour.
How to Make the Perfect Burger
Chef Laurent Tourondel shares his recipes for the perfect beef and turkey burgers.
How to Get Your Family Off Your Case
Get your family off of your case this holiday season.
10 Must-Pack Items for Holiday Travel
Going home for the holidays? Load your suitcase up with these 10 troubleshooting must-haves for every possible sticky situation.
Naked Ambition: Marriage and Politics
He's in politics; she's in pasties. So how does that work?
The Gourmet Bachelors Exclusive Thanksgiving Menu for Marie Claire
Want to put your own sophisticated, but uncomplicated, twist to the day? We asked Chad Carns of the Gourmet Bachelor cookbook for a fresh, simple menu that blends classic and modern flavors.
Holiday Tip: Remodel for the Day
Quick and Easy Recipes
From drinks and dinner to brunches and parties, get all your recipes here.
Quiz: What Kind of Hostess Are You?
Take our personality test to discover your true entertaining style
Celebrity Hosting Secrets
Stars share their best Thanksgiving hosting tips.
Celebrities' Thanksgiving Stories
The T-Day that changed Sarah Silverman's life, plus author Julie Powell on humble beginnings.
Thanksgiving Hostess Etiquette
Just when you're thinking of crawling out the window to avoid your own soiree, Tamara Reynolds, coauthor of Forking Fantastic!, answers all of your "How did I get myself into this mess" questions.
Your Thanksgiving Handbook
The Mount Everest of dinner parties is before you, but with help from MC, you'll see why claiming the big feast as your own is the ultimate culinary achievement.
MC Book Club: A Country Called Home by Kim Barnes
This month, the MC Book Club follows one couple's ill-advised attempt to go country in Kim Barnes' A Country Called Home. Worth your precious discretionary dollar? Read on...
Pros and Cons to Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner
The upsides and downsides to hosting your own feast.
Need to Read: The Wrong Mother
Crime-fiction writer Sophie Hannah has a bone to pick with suburban women who think they can have it all.