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D.C. Is the New L.A.
With all eyes on our slick, media-savvy administration, is Washington turning trendy? MarieClaire.com takes a look.
She Lives Off What We Throw Away
They're called freegans -- eco-extremists who subsist on what we toss in the trash. Are they crazy -- or are we? MarieClaire.com takes a look.
A Better Way to Spend Your Lunch Break
MarieClaire.com talks about USA for Africa.
Knocked Up in Iran
Moaveni recounts the dangerous double life she led in a foreign but familiar land.
Taking the Wheel
How women around the world are putting the pedal to the metal.
Petra's Happy Hearts
The Happy Hearts Fund, founded by model Petra Nemcova, has raised $10 million to help children in countries hit by natural disaster.
Crossing the border between Burma and Thailand by way of inner tube.
Photos from the Inauguration
Follow Jihan Thompson's Inauguration Day coverage on MarieClaire.com.
Vigilantes in Pink
Fed up with abusive husbands and corrupt officials, India's poorest women are banding together, taking up arms, and fighting back. Even more shocking than the pink saris they wear: Their quest for justice is actually working.
Taking (Second) Lives
"Break my virtual heart, and I'll boil your virtual rabbit."
Are French Women Really Sexier Than American Women?
French women versus American women - who is sexier? Marie Claire looks into the controversy.
Russia's Billionaire Heiress
See photos of Katie Verber, daughter of Russian billionaire Alla Verber.
The Paris Hilton of Russia: Katia Verber
Gold Bentleys, Balenciaga bags, VIP clubs with secret passwords. Welcome to the surreal life of heiress Katia Verber, one woman who's not feeling the economic woes.
Gender Selection Comes Stateside
MarieClaire.com talks about a test that tells expectant mothers the sex of their babies early on in pregnancy.
Hearts and Minds
Wealthy American businessmen in Hong Kong are getting robbed, blackmailed, even killed - by girls who spike their drinks with the date-rape drug. Even worse, the ladies are getting away with it.
The Worst Places on Earth for Women
there are still places where women are systematically repressed and tortured. What are some of the worst? Take a look.
The Year in Women
A look back at the last 365 days in women - the good, the bad, and the decidedly iffy.
Saudi Arabia's WOMEN-ONLY Hotel
The first women-only hotel in Saudi Arabia.
What's Your Stuff Worth?
Selling your body parts - the going rate for all of your corporeal assets (not that we're recommending liquidation).
Abortion in the First World
Roe v. Wade remains at the forefront of America's culture wars, but the politics of pregnancy are no less controversial abroad.
A Request for President Obama
It's time to get rid of a policy that kills women around the world.
The Billionaire's Black Sheep
What's it like when your grandpa is the richest man in the world? For Nicole Buffett, it means forgoing cable TV and health insurance and making do on $40,000 a year.
8 Reasons to Be Grateful
A new take on the snooze button, hope for a female-orgasm pill, proof your friends are invaluable, and 5 other great reasons to smile.
Amanda Knox: Italian Murder Mystery Pages: 2
Studying abroad should have been a grand adventure. Instead, Amanda Knox has spent a year in jail, accused by a corrupt legal system of murdering her roommate. Marie Claire tells the story.
Women these days have some very bad habits.
Girl Crush: Rachel Maddow
We werent surprised when pundit Rachel Maddow, 35, got her own show.
Diplomats Behaving Badly
The above-the-law status of "dignitaries" is being questioned.
A new book offers an unflinching look inside American psychiatric hospitals.
"Why I Went AWOL" Pages: 2
On leave from an emotionally wrenching tour of duty in Iraq, Kimberly Rivera had to make a choice: Say good-bye to her kids and go back to the war zone - or become a fugitive. Here, she defends her decision to flee.
The Price of Protection
There is a rise in panic-room sales and bulletproof shirts.
Scratch your do-gooder itch and help fight human-rights violations
To Save Electricity, Pedal Faster!
With 20 people working out for 24 hours, that's enough to power a four-bedroom house for a month.
Christy Goes to Washington
Feeling the post-election blahs? Get over it! You can still make a difference by lobbying for a great cause.
The Warrior Lawyer
Fighting for Mothers
In some parts of the world, getting pregnant is a death sentence. But Marie Claire's new contributing editor Christy Turlington Burns is out to change that.
14 Reasons to Be Happy
Sex and The City: Bad For Women?
A discussion about whether this movie puts women ahead of the curve or two steps back.
Beauty and the Bandit Pages: 2
Three years ago, Debra Ryan had a bustling career and a millionaire hedge-fund boyfriend, Sam Israel. But after he was convicted of fraud, she risked it all to help him flee. In this exclusive, Ryan opens up for the first time about the day her lover
Cougars in the Classrooms
The Web has made it easy for sex-hungry teachers to hook up with their students; blame law enforcement for making it almost acceptable.
25 Things Not to Do on Halloween
Hilarious tips for the holiday.
Porn in the U.S.A.
Meet Lisa Ann, star of Hustler's forthcoming, sensation-causing triple-X movie Who's Nailin' Paylin, and dead-ringer for the vice presidential nominee
Michelle Obama Keeps It Real
The chic, shoot-from-the-hip newcomer Michelle Obama talks with Marie Claire about her critics, her life in the media whirl, and Wal-Mart vs. Target.
Cindy McCain Rolls Up Her Sleeves
The poised, wealthy wife isn't what she seems: Just ask her about her hard-core aid work in Rwanda - and the bath she once took in a catfish tank.
World Beauty Trends
Six international Marie Claire beauty editors give us a peek at their prized cosmetic stockpiles. Here, global goodies you can get stateside.
Election 2008: Your Political Primer
Women on Deck: Smash Those Glass Ceilings!
Whether or not you rooted for Hill, there's no denying the satisfaction that would have come from crossing "First Female President" off the list. Here, some other ceilings that still need to be smashed and the ladies we think are most likel
Rekindling the Election Flame
8 years after Floridagate, one voter is ready to get back in the booth.
Breast Cancer: Attacking the Enemy Abroad
Breast Cancer in other countries
How to Talk About Politics You Don't Really Understand Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7
A shamelessly oversimplified cocktail-party guide to where the candidates stand on the big questions.