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My Life in a Harem (May 2010)
    Jillian Lauren, one one of the Prince of Brunei's 40 girlfriends, on her 18-month adventure in a modern-day harem.

Locked Up for Life (May 2010)
    Pamela Smart—who inspired Nicole Kidman's role in To Die For—says she's been beaten up, raped, and thrown in solitary confinement while serving a life sentence for her husband's murder.

Need to Read: Dead End Gene Pool
    Wendy Burden unloads on her crazy-rich, totally eccentric family in a riveting new memoir.

Confessions of a Real-Life Shopaholic (May 2010)
    For nearly two decades, Avis Cardella didn't go a day without shopping -- until the guilt, stress, bills, and debt collectors got the best of her. Now Cardella unloads it all in her new memoir, "Spent."

The Academic: Gifts for Graduates!
    Need a gift for the stylish student? Here are easy gift ideas from MarieClaire.com that will update a drab dorm room and turn heads in even the largest college lecture hall.

My Hairdresser: A Love Story (May 2010)
    Suzan Sherman's stylist was sexy -- and straight. She followed him to the heights of success... and then all the way down again.

What Do Alpha Women Really Want? (May 2010) Pages: 2
    We're outearning our men more than ever before. So what are we complaining about?

How I Survived 40 Lashes (May 2010) Pages: 2
    Sentenced to 40 lashes for wearing a miniskirt -- in the privacy of a friend's home -- in Iran, Tala Raassi describes the punishment that changed her life.

18 Best Father's Day Gifts
    Up his style ante with this covetable gear, and there might be a kickback for you! Here are the best gift ideas for men, from Marie Claire.

April To-Do List
    Twelve reasons Marie Claire loves the month of April.

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
    MC’s 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
    Schadenfreude: taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others—esp. 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 Bachelor’s 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.




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