9 Great Books About Love and Relationships

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As Shakespeare once wrote, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” But perhaps we should be grateful for this, because how else would we have such wonderful books about the many paths that love can take? Here are nine titles worth reading… The Course of Love by Alain […]

Help! Which Wallpaper Would You Choose?

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We have a small but cheerful dining room in our house. Right now it has white walls, and we’d love to mix it up with wallpaper. But it’s so hard to visualize different prints! Would you mind weighing in? Here are three very different ones… We could do this lovely […]

Everyday Nail Polish | .

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Cup of Jo has been running for 13 years (!) so we’ve decided that every week, we’ll be highlighting one of the most popular posts from the past. Here’s one of our favorites, originally published on April 1, 2014. This spring, my friend Gemma turned us onto this amazing nail […]

Taste Test: What’s the Best Supermarket Salsa?

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In a little over a week, the 49ers will take on the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVI in what promises to be an epic battle between two old-school teams, but the real contest as far as we’re concerned is something way more exciting: What salsa is a worthy dip to […]

A Week of Outfits: Grace Ouma-Cabezas

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Harlem-based Grace Ouma-Cabezas, the VP of digital marketing at Food52, has figured out an approach to workwear: bright lipstick, simple tops and comfortable pants. “Tracee Ellis Ross is my style icon,” she says. “My style isn’t like hers, but I like how she keeps things fresh and has a lot […]

12 Great Reader Comments on Sex

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We love discussing everything intimate, from scheduling sex to vibrators to sleeping in different bedrooms. So, without further ado, here are 12 lovely and wise reader comments on sex… On timing: “I was a virgin until I was 29 and started dating my now husband. My lack of experience embarrassed […]

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Disclosure In order to grow our small business, Cup of Jo earns revenue in a few different ways. We publish several sponsored posts each month, which are always labeled at the top. We also sometimes earn an affiliate commission on the sales of products we link to. We feature only […]

A Different Kind of Date Night

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The other day, Alex and I had a different kind of date night… When we were first dating, I had a Friday ritual of picking up cheese and fruit and bringing it over to Alex’s apartment. (I remember feeling so nervous heading to meet my new bespectacled boyfriend, with my […]

What U.S. Travel Destinations Do You Love?

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I have a question for the group: Where do you love to travel in the U.S.? When my siblings and I were little, my dad would take us on a “Great Adventure” every summer (or, as he would say, the “G.A.”). We would borrow a friend’s minivan and drive a […]