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.

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.

Why going braless isn’t the same at 60 (and it’s not what you’re thinking)

Nearing 60, columnist Dixie Laite still occasionally goes braless. But, something has changed as she’s aged. And, no, it’s not her boobs.

Job anxiety? How to find career joy and crush the future of work

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Will my job exist in five years? What does it take to have a successful and fulfilling career? Get answers in this excerpt of “Career Fear” by Somi Arian.

10 of the best funny dad quotes for Father’s Day or any day

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Andy Richter once said, “I would say that the hardest thing about being a parent is these goddamned kids.”

Think your career transition is hard? Try coming out as a Tarot Reader.

Considering a career move, but scared what others may think? This techie-turned-tarot-reader shares her measured, yet authentic transition from the corporate world to the spiritual realm.