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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.

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.

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.

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.

Dear Dixie: We met online and I’m in love. When should we meet IRL?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I met someone online, but heard through the grapevine she’s from a bad crowd. Should I still date her?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

Dear Dixie: Is it selfish to let friends go?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “Is it selfish to let certain friendships fall away?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

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