Can we stop asking, ‘What’s the ROI on being kind?’

Be Kind by ryunosuke-kikuno

A spiritual healer (and recovered cynic) shows how treating people harshly is a reflection of how we treat ourselves. And it’s time to fix that.

Is your tech career over at 40? This 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix doesn’t think so

Lisa Shissler Smith Jumble and Flow

Throughout my tech career, my female colleagues and I have quietly questioned: What does a career in tech look like after kids? After 40? Lisa Shissler Smith, 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix, sums it up this way: There are places where you don’t have to prove your existence every day. Find those.

15 of the best perimenopause supplements, vitamins, drugs, hormones, and foods

Amy Cuevas Schroeder girl power mug

Looking for relief from hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and other perimenopause symptoms? Here’s advice from a woman who’s tackling perimenopause like a boss.

Queens of vinyl: female record store owners share the secrets to success and struggles that became strengths

Brittany Benton Photo By Amber N. Ford

In 2021, opening your own record store sounds like a romantic daydream for most of us. These female record store owners show that, while it may not be romantic, creating a thriving and viable vinyl business can be done.

Dear Dixie #2: Why am I still so self-conscious in my 50s?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I’m in my 50s and still self-conscious. Aren’t I supposed to be confident by now?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

What are the best cars for mindful driving?

Tamara Warren Founder of Le Car

Yes, mindful driving is a thing. A leading automotive journalist and founder of Le Car ranks six of the best cars, SUVs, and minivans to calm your nerves.

Lisa Congdon’s 69 mantras to blaze your own path to success

Lisa Congdon Let's Move Forward Together

Want to carve out your own niche as an entrepreneur or successful creative? Artist Lisa Congdon’s “You Will Leave a Trail of Stars” book is for you.

Stability wasn’t sexy before the pandemic. Maybe now it is?

Pre-pandemic, many of us were functional—though maybe not comfortable—in our go-fast, win-fast lifestyles. After the most destabilizing year in recent memory, some of us are asking, “I want stability, is that okay?”

Many weed enthusiasts agree: sex and cannabis are a great combo

Sex and cannabis have long been in cahoots—just look at tantric texts. Author Danielle Simone Brand writes about how weed got her to “unrelenting waves of hell yeahs.” Spoiler: it’s not just about increased blood flow.

How Carrie Maultsby-Lute balances the guilt of motherhood during COVID with leaning into her career

Retired professional figure skater, boy mom, wife, globe trotter, multi-passionate Oaklander, Carrie Maultsby-Lute talks about how she’s handling all of life’s big challenges.