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The Cringe: an excerpt of ‘First Date Stories’ by Jodi Klein

Adam walked to the bench and sat down. Instead of looking at Maria, he directed his gaze downward and fixed it on his left shoe.
“Is everything all right?” she asked.

How to return to your hometown—and give back—after more than 20 years away

Many leave their hometown and never look back. After 22 years away, Olga reintroduced herself to her hometown and was surprised by what she found.

This middle-aged woman’s honest review of Natural Cycles, a non-hormonal birth control app

At 41, Bonnie needed a short-term birth control method until she starts trying next year. She tried a birth control app, and here’s what happened.

6 of the best self-care techniques you’ll never find on Instagram

Self care ain’t always sexy. Here are six self-loving practices you can start this weekend that will actually make your life more manageable.

How to shut down a mansplainer (without even smudging your lipstick)

Any dame worth her salt must know how to wrangle a mansplainer. Here are some proven techniques to stop someone who’s bulldozing the conversation.

How this 41-year-old mom manages her food anxiety after a geriatric pregnancy

After my geriatric pregnancy, I was physically spent. But, I was also emotionally defeated: I felt like I was starting over in someone else’s body.

Why this 41-year-old went off The Pill two decades after deciding she never wanted kids

At 18, I decided that I never wanted to have kids. Now that I’m 41 and have a successful corporate career behind me, I’ve changed my mind.

Empty nester: who will I be without dependent children?

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Empty nesting is a complicated web of emotions, but for this 45-year-old English mum, it’s also an opportunity to revisit creative ambitions and carve out a new path forward.

What it’s like for a former female bodybuilder to lift weights after menopause

Your body isn’t the same after menopause. This former bodybuilder shares what changed for her, as well as an exercise hack that actually works post-menopause.

Late bloomer: starting a career, creative passion, and parenting in my 40s

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Overnight success stories are great and all, but later-in-life success stories can be all the more interesting and fulfilling. A Philly writer, photographer, and mom shows how.

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