After 50, no one minds your resting bitch face

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For most of my life I worked on a neutral face that didn’t look mean or unappealing in order to appease the smile bullies. After 50, I’ve moved into a protected class: females who no longer owe anyone a sweet expression.

How to create your own big break

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If you’re a New York Times reader, you might know “Scratch,” the column about money and the people who deal with it, by Shaina Feinberg and illustrator Julia Rothman. The column is equal parts fanzine, “investigative” journalism, and raw, real, and often hilarious glimpses of topics that you probably can’t find anywhere else. “Scratch” topics […]

Murders make me feel better: the comforting joys of Law & Order, Columbo, and Perry Mason

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Hi, my name is Dixie and I’m addicted to TV mysteries. (Hi Dixie.) I’ve been engaged and comforted by television whodunits since I was a little girl, and I have no intention of stopping, or even trying to stop watching now. From Perry Mason to Columbo, you get something from these TV series you don’t, and […]

Vagina Dialogue: The more you know about your lady bits, the more you can enjoy

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I’m here to say it’s about time my mons veneris was venerable, that our labia majora were considered major… you get the idea.

No. 1 Spanish radio personality La Bronca on becoming a CEO and Instagram influencer during COVID

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Sylvia Del Valle shares what it’s been like to hit 1 million Instagram followers and launch Dieta 911 during a pandemic that’s disproportionately impacted her Hispanic audience.

I could have tried harder, but what about happenstance?

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How did I plan to become a teacher-turned-weight lifter-turned-TV producer to writer? That’s the thing, I didn’t. Nothing was planned, but it all worked because I worked at it.

The Woolfer’s Nina Lorez Collins shares some of the best aging and perimenopause advice on the Internet

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The author of “What Would Virginia Woolf Do” continues her mission to age without apology.

Old lives tale: Menopause is not a death sentence

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Aging happens to all of us, and it’s not a death sentence. OK, it is a death sentence, but again, it happens to all of us, so stop being babies and let’s start being old ladies.

Kamala Harris and a history of female firsts

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The first female lawyer, the first woman president of a bank, the first Black journalist to accompany a president, the first transgender woman to serve on a city council, and more U.S. pioneers.

COVID divorce aside, what does gray divorce mean now?

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Boomers are the first generation of women to seek marriage and self-fulfillment.