Stephanie Topacio Long
Stephanie is a writer and editor. Her many hobbies include reading, learning languages, fantasy football, and knitting at the rate of one scarf every three years.
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10 Things Cecile Richards Want You To Know About Being An Activist

We’re living in a moment where standing up and speaking out is necessary, and outgoing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is one of the many resilient women leading by example. Richards is “enjoying fighting the good fight,” as she puts it,…
By Stephanie Topacio Long

The 16 New Nonfiction Books Everyone Will Be Talking About In April

We have officially transitioned from winter to spring, and though winter is the perfect season for readers, I’m ready to move on. The year’s most anticipated books have been solid so far, and the month ahead will continue to deliver. April’s best non…
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This Book Explains The Structural Issues That Make Women's Pain So Hard To Diagnosis

March marks a time to honor women’s history, but the 31-day stretch also features another national celebration that shouldn’t be overlooked: Endometriosis Awareness Month. The annual event is meant to bring attention to a debilitating disease that af…
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The 13 Best Nonfiction Books Of March Include A 'Bachelor' Tell-All & A Look At Women In Tech

February brought us athletic magic while the Olympics were being held, a mix of triumph and tragedy, and heated national debate, among other momentous developments. Now, however, the short month is over. March is here, and that is exciting for multip…
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This Guide To Being Single Is About Improving Your Life, Not Your Relationships

We might not be living in the Jane Austen era, but there is still a pervasive conviction that any single adult should have a spouse. Never mind that research shows that marriage offers, at best, only a small boost in happiness — the attitude lives on…
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The 16 Best Nonfiction Books Of February Include A Guide To Curing Awkwardness

January seemed to stretch on forever, but at long last, February is here. The month may be shorter, but the list of intriguing new nonfiction books hitting shelves is certainly not. Forget flowers and Valentine’s Day chocolates — with all of these gr…
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The 16 Best Nonfiction Books Of January Will Prepare You To Fight Back

Here we go again, entering yet another new year and kicking off fresh reading resolutions. Whether you’re turning over a new leaf by getting into nonfiction or you’re already a regular reader of the genre, you’ll enjoy the books that are coming in 20…
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The 25 Nonfiction Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About In 2018

Set aside your New Year’s resolutions and get out your TBR. I have nothing against goal-setting, but right now, it’s time to talk about books that will arrive in 2018. We’re leaving one year behind and starting another, but the steady stream of quali…
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The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2017 Prove It's Never Been Easier To Be Well-Informed

Even the most devoted of readers couldn’t have possibly read all of the intriguing nonfiction books that came out in 2017. There were just too many for those of us without Time-Turners to be able to manage. (Sleep is important, you know?) At this poi…
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The Real Story Of Tonya Harding & 14 Other Fascinating Nonfiction Books Out This Month

Before the clock runs out on 2017, the year has more to offer us. While that might scare you given some of 2017’s more unpleasant developments and events, I promise there is good to come. Topping that list, at least for me, is the arrival of more qua…
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13 Nonfiction Books You Can Finally Read In November (Including Joe Biden's Memoir!)

We’re hurtling toward the end of the year, but there are still numerous note-worthy stops along the way. The busy months ahead include NaNoWriMo, holiday madness, and even Tamagotchis returning stateside. Better still, there is some great fall readin…
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Why This Teen Author Does NOT Want To Read Her Book In 10 Years

If you’re a millennial like me, Generation Z might seem too different to understand — like a Snapchatting, screen-addicted mystery. Unlike you and me, they’ve never recorded songs off the radio for a mixtape, carried quarters in the pockets of their …
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This Couples Therapist Says You Should Stop Assuming Your Relationships Are Monogamous

For all that we might wish otherwise, the risk of being cheated on in a relationship never goes away entirely. Where there are rules, there are always possible temptations and transgressions. It’s a reality couple’s therapist Esther Perel has seen th…
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12 Nonfiction Books About Death To Answer All Your Morbid Questions

You’ve heard it many times before: Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Various versions of the quote have popped up over the centuries, dating back to at least the 1700s. (Fun fact: Benjamin Franklin was not the originator.) The truth of it seems…
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The 16 Best New Nonfiction Books To Read In October

Fall is in full swing, bringing new books as we head into a season of long, cold evenings. Luckily, October’s new releases in nonfiction will be the perfect accompaniment for your pumpkin spice lattes and mugs of hot apple cider. That should serve as…
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'Thanks, Obama' Is The Memoir You Need To Read If You've Lost Faith In Politics

Hope. Change. No pair of words seemed more magical than those two when they helped now former President Barack Obama electrify an electorate in 2008. Although we saw them lose some of their potency in the years that followed, they still pack a strong…
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The 15 New Nonfiction Books You Need To Read This September

We’ve made it through the dog days of summer, and now it is time to start preparing for fall in the best way: adding to your TBR. If you’re looking for nonfiction reads in particular, you should be excited; September’s new releases in nonfiction are …
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These New Nonfiction Books Are Perfect For Your Final Beach Days

The last full month of summer has arrived, but there is a silver lining to that depressing thought: August nonfiction is coming, as well. Before September closes out this wonderful season, there is plenty of fun — reading and otherwise — to be had. W…
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Add These Nonfiction Titles To Your TBR In July

We’ve hit the halfway point in 2017, and even though the year has been extremely eventful so far, you’re not alone if you can’t quite believe how fast July managed to sneak up on us. Yet, unbelievable or not, the month is here, along with its annual …
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‘Priestdaddy’ Is A Must-Read If You've Moved Home As An Adult

Millennials have developed a unique rite of passage: moving back in with our parents. For better or for worse, we have turned returning home into a common aspect of adulthood. The trend is not necessarily a bad one, but it does create a situation in …
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