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It Wasn't Until I Was an Old Woman that I Began to Enjoy Being Beautiful

Essay
After a lifetime of self-doubt, embracing the power of making unexpected fashion choices

What's the Story #62

From the Editor
We are most likely to find joy when we're fully absorbed in something and, thus, transported beyond the ordinary distractions and discomforts of daily life

Most Read in 2016

Year-End List
A look back at the stories that resonated with our readers

Adaptation contest deadline extended

Submit your story by February 6th for a shot at the $3,500 grand prize. more

The Joy of Writing

It’s Complicated
Using positive psychology to identify the pleasures of putting words on the page

The Wonder of the Look on Her Face

Essay
A young writer discovers the most important tool of all

Believe It

Narrative credibility is in the eye of the beholder
Is it just coincidence that we began to worry about truth in memoir just as long-silenced classes began to tell their stories?

What We Can't See

A Conversation with Kim Kankiewicz
Sometimes we are blind to what brings us the most joy. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Joy" essay contest!

True Story #3 is here!

Gabriela Denise Frank asks her father to take her shooting in the desert—a father-daughter bonding day. But are there other motives behind... more

Online Classes: Space still available this winter

Check out several new offerings as well as our best sellers. Classes begin January 9th. more

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