Yelena Shuster

Yelena Shuster

Journalist & Copywriter

Yelena Shuster is a New York transplant who's written for the New York Times, Mashable, The Moscow Times, Glamour & InStyle. She also edits admissions essays at

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The New York Times

‘With Grandma’s Ring, I Thee Wed’

For more young couples, the ideal engagement ring or wedding band is a family heirloom piece with personal meaning (and no price tag)....

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New York Observer

Winter Walking Warriors

Some New Yorkers spend hours in the frigid outdoors just to walk to work. Introducing a whole new kind of boot camp...

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Modern Luxury

The Queen Bee

After 12 years on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee will premiere her late-night political comedy, Full Frontal, which she created and will host, on Feb. 8 on TBS. We sat down with the actress and author to find out what all the buzz is about. ...

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Seth Rogen Wants to Circumcise James Franco

Everyone and their Jewish mothers knew Seth Rogen was throwing James Franco a bar mitzvah later this month for his Hilarity for Charity benefit to raise money for Alzheimer's.

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The Case for No iPhone Case

Is case-less the new black? Here's why many people believe no iPhone case is the way to go....

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NastyGal Founder Sophia Amoruso on How to Become a #GirlBoss

"Maybe Girl Boss is a new word for feminism."

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New York Observer

Hurricane Sandy Brought Us Together

For a lucky few, this week marks a different kind of anniversary: the day Hurricane Sandy served as an unexpected meet-cute for couples now ready to weather another adventure—marriage....

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Modern Luxury

Model Behavior

Sara Ziff represents the newest fashion wave: labor activism.

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13 Ways to Beat Stress in 15 Minutes or Less

When your usual stressbusters just aren't cutting it, turn to these expert-approved (and sometimes unexpected) methods to relax.

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Mindy Project Cast Reveals Mindy-est Moments

Since such bravado is tough to pull off, we asked the cast at the show's PaleyFest panel this weekend if they'd ever channeled Mindy IRL.

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The Fiscal Times

Foreclosure Fighters: A Neighborhood Back from the Brink

Devastated by the foreclosure crisis, a block in a low-income area of Milwaukee is eroding to crime, blight and abandoned...

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Modern Luxury

Jean Streak

The third-generation denim designer is relaunching her iconic brand—to the delight of fashion editors and famous fans alike.

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Columbia College Today

Columbia College Today

By Yelena Shuster '09. Kate Berthold '06 on the set of The Big Gay Sketch Show, which debuts April 24...

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Modern Luxury

Wander Luxe

After spending more than twenty years designing for major brands like Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch, Stephanie von Watzdorf has created Figue, her line of whimsical essentials for the globe-trotting set.

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Columbia College Today

Trail Blazer | Columbia College Today

Sheena Wright '90, '94L is breaking ground as the first female CEO of United Way of New York City. By Yelena Shuster '09. previous; Fall 2013 · next · Fall 2013....