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 These are the things I miss about Hanukkah.

Singing Badly Together (And Other Things I Miss About Hanukkah)

When we talk about Hanukkah traditions, so often they are discussed as serious and somber. But tradition, prayers, hymns — can be joyful, silly, irreverent.

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I became strangely interested in the … “media genre” (?) of true crime.

How Do You Reconcile A True Crime Obsession With Being, Like, A Good Person?

It’s a prime example of what I’ve known all along: that the true crime interest and the niceness of a person are not mutually exclusive.

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Hanukkah — sometimes spelled Hanukka or Chanukah

Hanukkah Is Not Jewish Christmas

Both involve lights, a miracle, and fall on the 25th day of a winter month, but that’s about where the similarities end between Hanukkah and Christmas.

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 Behold, the 2017 Ask Erin Holiday Gift Guide!

The Ask Erin 2017 Holiday Gift Guide 

Happy holidays! This is what I would buy if I were you, or me, for me or you. Behold, the 2017 Ask Erin Holiday Gift Guide.

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Christmas AF!

4 Ways To Be Christmas AF

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Go forth and get Christmas AF, and enjoy the absurdity of this magical season. Happy holidays!

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After learning I had been assaulted, it took the men who ran my company mere moments to decide that I was the problem.

Why Women Aren’t Safe At Work

After learning I had been assaulted, it took the men who ran my company mere moments to decide that I was the problem. Women aren’t safe at work.

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There's a tradition of Mexican-American women fashioning identity through vintage clothing.

How Mexican-American Women Are Fashioning Identity

Perhaps my grandmother already knew she was dying when she initiated our weekend shopping trips. Sometimes she drove us to the Goodwill herself.

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There’s something extremely cathartic about seeing all these women-led detective shows.

How Women-Led Detective Shows Are Shaping Survivor Narratives

Lately I’ve been finding inspiration and empowerment in women-led detective shows and how they are shaping survivor narratives.

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