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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.

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

Always busy? 5 ways to stillness that you haven’t heard before

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Had enough of being crazy busy? Your inner stillness is waiting for you. A tech professional and mom of two kids shares her best advice.

I could have tried harder, but what about happenstance?

Dixie Laite in New York during COVID

How did I plan to become a teacher-turned-weight lifter-turned-TV producer to writer? That’s the thing, I didn’t. Nothing was planned, but it all worked because I worked at it.

How to be really angry and still be a good person

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As good people, our relationship with anger can be troubled. But, when we appreciate and befriend our anger, it brings us our empowerment.

A title called You: Who are you without your job?

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Whether you’ve been laid off, nearing retirement, or just ready for a new life chapter, think about what makes you YOU.

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