O According to Penny Hartz

Are you still reeling from that April Fools’ Day prank pulled by a Happy Endings writer toying with our emotions about a possible reunion? Is it that you just miss the sage advice and exhuberance of Penny Hartz? This week in ladymags we look at the ladymag queen herself, Oprah, through the eyes of our favorite failed hipster.


5 Mysteries for Women Who Read Like Fiends

“Plot twists, unexpected killers, charismatic female detectives that make you long to quit your job and start your own agency…these new releases have it all.”


The Relationship Advice You Haven’t Heard

“Watch as these relationship gurus deliver must-hear (and sometimes left-field) advice on love, sex and other fundamentals of romance.”


4 Dishes to Make to Have Anyone Fall in Love with You

“Neuroanthropologists say our brains really do connect food with love. What better way to test out the theory than with this simple but incredibly satisfying menu, which progresses from a playful appetizer to a steamy dessert.”


Almond Butter Fudge Recipe

“The first time British blogger Ella Woodward, author of the new cookbook Deliciously Ella, made a batch of this gooey, chocolaty, almond butter–spiked fudge, she devoured all of it (with help from her roommates) in three hours—and then whipped up another batch the next day.”


Get Your Soul in Shape with Spiritual Advice from Sports Figures

“The best athletes and coaches set out to push the human body to previously unreached heights of power and elegance. Sometimes, through hard work and mindfulness, the same transformation can happen to the human soul. Watch as inspirational sports figures, including long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson and Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy, reveal the spiritual side of getting fit and winning big.”


The Butt-Lifting Skirt and Other Miracle Clothes

“I’m always thinking of ways to make your life easier, ladies. These pieces not only solve maddening fashion annoyances with style, but they are also instant confidence boosters. Try these fab finds to help you project your best, most stylish self.”


#AdamSays: The Most Flattering Skirt You Can Wear

“A 48-year-old reader visits Adam in the closet for help dressing sexy without looking like she borrowed an outfit from her daughter.”


The Migraine in My Butt: The Surprising Cure for a Mysterious Problem

“After more than a decade of doctors’ visits, Juno DeMelo finally figured out how to heal her mysterious injury—she just had to open her mind to it first.”


Even though the show is off the air, it will always be a year of Penny for me.

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

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