Dear Dixie: Why am I still so self-conscious in my 50s?

A reader writes to advice columnist Dixie, “I’m in my 50s and still self-conscious. Aren’t I supposed to be confident by now?” Are you a woman over 40? Submit your questions to Dixie—she’ll respond with kindness and no bullshit in equal measure.

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.