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Why “get out of your comfort zone” is not helpful advice, and what to do instead

Many a motivational speaker has spouted the advice, that, in order to grow, we should simply “get out of our comfort zone.” Author Terri Trespicio breaks down why that advice falls short — and offers an alternative: Seek comfort.

Dear Dixie: My husband drunkenly admitted the love of his life is married to someone else. Now, he doesn’t remember saying it. (Part II)

A reader follows up with Dixie after taking her advice about her distant husband. Submit your questions to Dixie for some no-bullshit advice.

Dear Dixie: My husband told me the love of his life is married to someone else. Do I stay? (Part I)

A reader writes in to ask, “Do I look past my husband pining for his previous wife?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie for some no-bullshit advice.

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.

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.

I worked a psychic hotline and these are the 5 most common relationship questions I was asked

This energy reader opens up about the 5 questions she fielded most often while working a psychic hotline — and how those questions changed her life.

What to do when your COVID anxiety outlasts the pandemic

After 2020, everyone’s a little bit anxious. But for some of us the anxiety hasn’t faded, even as vaccinations are widely available and the world re-opens.

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