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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.

Ever wondered about CBD sex spray? Here’s what happened — and what didn’t — when I tried it.

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Ever wondered about CBD sex spray? Here’s what happened — and what didn’t — when I tried it.

Whose face is it anyway?

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If we succumb to societal pressure to “fix” our aging faces to make them look younger, who do we end up resembling?

I learned how to do inner child work for my own anxiety — and ended up helping my actual kids

I stumbled upon my own trigger when my 2-year-old son’s incident reports from school sent me into a tailspin. How could I take care of myself and him?

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.

Can we stop asking, ‘What’s the ROI on being kind?’

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A spiritual healer (and recovered cynic) shows how treating people harshly is a reflection of how we treat ourselves. And it’s time to fix that.

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.

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.

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.

Happiness hacks? 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

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