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Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.

Where is Lisa Fischer's Backup?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You've heard Lisa Fischer singing backup vocals for everyone from the Rolling Stones to Beyoncé. But after decades of touring with rock stars, Fischer lives in a far more humble reality.
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Cheating Happens.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

There's the cliche: someone cheats, crockery is thrown, lawyers are called. But your stories about cheating were much more varied, with some unpredictable conclusions. 
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Real Love: A Valentine's Special

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sometimes love fits neatly on a card. Sometimes, it spills over into rehab, divorce, or a call from a former Wyoming senator. 
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Songs in the Key of Strife

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Teddy and Kami Thompson followed in the footsteps of their musical parents, Richard and Linda Thompson. But they remember their childhood and its lessons about family very differently.
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Margaret Cho's Sex Education

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Comedian Margaret Cho frequently jokes about her wild sexual adventures. But now, she says she wants something less X-rated and more like a middle school romance. 
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Desiree Akhavan's Breakthrough Breakup

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Akhavan’s debut feature film, Appropriate Behavior, mines the details of her own life—particularly the most uncomfortable moments. It also earned her a spot on this season of Girls.
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Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Living alone has its perks: no one to tell you what to eat, how to decorate, or when to go to bed. But there's also no one to split the bills with. 
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Death-Sex-Money Books: The Full List!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Browse our death-sex-money book list and get inspired for holiday reading. 
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I Killed Someone. Now I Have 3 Kids.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lawrence Bartley has been in prison for 23 years on a murder charge. Now, he's wondering what he'll say to the parole board—and to his sons, who are still too young to know of his past.
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Librarians Share Their Death-Sex-Money Book Picks

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York Public Library staffers send in their highly qualified suggestions for our death-sex-money reading list. 
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College Sweethearts: Transformed

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Liam and Marisa fell in love as college students. Then, Liam began his gender transition. Here, they speak candidly about staying committed through serious change.
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James McBride Resets

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The best-selling author of The Color of Water lived large, and he lost his creative focus. Now, he drives a pickup and teaches music in Brooklyn, and he's happier than he's ever been.
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A Funeral Director’s Dead Reckoning

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Caleb Wilde, a sixth-generation funeral director, will bury many of his friends and family in his small town. In a culture so unable to talk about death, he tweets to feel less alone.
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Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.
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My Father's Secret Life

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father told her he was HIV-positive in 1992. When she asked if he was gay, he said no. Now, she's looking for answers about the father she never knew.
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The NFL Made Me Rich. I Won't Watch It Now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Domonique Foxworth can't stand to see players getting knocked unconscious. In this candid interview, he explains how his need for relevance and security took him from the NFL to Harvard.
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Meet the First Family...of Podcasting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack are the podcasting world's definitive power couple, but they couldn't have come from more different backgrounds. This is their origin story.
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Cult Comedy Heroes Have Bills to Pay, Too

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Comedian Chris Gethard and Hallie Bulleit met on a public access TV show that's beloved by its fans. Now they're getting married, which is great. Supporting a household is another thing.
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Chaz Ebert on Life Without Roger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Don’t call Chaz Ebert a widow. She’s Roger’s wife. Since his death in April of 2013, she says she still feels his presence. She knows it sounds a little crazy, but she says they still communicate in their own way.

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A Player Leaves the Game

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jozen Cummings can’t get any woman he wants. But for a while there, the New York Post's dating reporter was doing pretty well for himself. He used to take out multiple women a day: one for coffee, another for lunch, and another for dinner. He left the rest of the night open for a wild card.

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