What it felt like to live through Texas’s SNOVID-21 as a part-time prepper

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By all accounts, we were ready. We had done emergency planning months prior before the election. We’re the type to have go-bags under our bed. So, what made SNOVID so hard to endure?

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.

Welcome to the first Jumble & Flow reader survey!

Jumble & Flow reader survey 2021

Are you a woman 40 or over? We’d love to hear from you. We’re on a mission to reinvent the meaning of midlifel Take the Jumble & Flow reader survey.

Why “fake it til you make it” is bad advice and what to do instead

When you’re young, people tell you to “fake it till you make it.” But, follow that advice and you end up with a fake you. Read columnist Bonnie Ho’s advice on how to find a sturdy confidence that lasts.

Need advice? Send your questions to ‘Dear Dixie Laite’

Dear Dixie Laite: Jumble & Flow column

Looking for advice? If you’ve read Dixie’s Age Against the Machine column, you know she’s self-reflective, thoughtful, and tells it like it is. When I asked her “What are the 50s like for you, and what do you want younger women to know about this decade before they reach 50?” she shared these words of wisdom: […]

The complete guide to cannabis for women in midlife

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When you think about cannabis, you’re probably not imagining a middle-aged woman toking up. However, cannabis has unrivaled benefits for sex, motherhood, and menopause. Read our exhaustive guide on how to incorporate cannabis into your life as a grown woman.

What to gift your girlfriends for Galentine’s Day

These Galentine’s Day gifts cut the bullshit, and get right down to it: “Take care of yourself, sister. I want you around for a long time.”

How to find and maintain your happiness: 8 things I did to get my groove back

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” — Dalai Lama

The perfectionist’s guide to accepting and embracing Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde has become the astrological event we love to hate. But, for all the attention we give it, are we missing what Mercury Retrograde has to teach us?

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 […]