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We asked you for one word to describe 2021. Here’s what you said.

More than 200 of our readers weighed in

A 27-year-old wanted to see her Asian American story reflected in bookstores. So she opened her own.

Yu and Me Books is believed to be NYC Chinatown’s first Asian American, woman-owned bookstore

For these Black women in the diaspora, holding on to family recipes is a means of preserving culture

‘For as long as I can remember, my mom, grandma, great-grandma and aunts have come together to make traditional meals’

Finding holiday joy in a year full of losses and setbacks

These three women have found that joy comes with effort — and a lot of intention

The oldest millennials turned 40 this year. Five women share what that means to them.

From questioning whether they’ll have kids to navigating life as a trans person, these women share what 40 looks like

The holidays can be tough for transgender youth. Transanta wants to help.

The campaign allows trans youth to put together a holiday registry, which is fulfilled by private donors

She gave up fast fashion. Here’s how she curated a wardrobe she ‘actually likes.’

There’s a growing trend among young consumers to make more environmentally and socially conscious decisions

Why you might love Hallmark holiday movies, even if they’re ‘cheesy’

There are psychological underpinnings to why some of us may crave corniness, experts say

Stressed about money during the holidays? We’ve got tips to help.

A lot of the holiday magic-making stress falls on women, which can lead to overspending

The holiday season can come with grief, burnout and more. Here are ways to cope.

Expert tips for taking back joy in another pandemic holiday