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Mean Reads: No. 1 hits by women over 40; …

Covid-19 crisis could set women back decades, experts fear [The Guardian] The tricky exceptionalism of ‘fellow white women’ [Jezebel] How white women use themselves as instruments of terror [The New York Times] Skeletons hint that ancient societies [Science News] Is…

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Episode 17: How to weather a pandemic and …

Photos via Bells & Becks If anyone could have predicted a pandemic that would shut down the world, no one would have founded a shoe company—or a jewelry company or a clothing company or any other non-essential small business. But…

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89 items worth checking out in Nordstrom Rack’…

With so many Memorial Day sales happening, it’s not easy to find the items that are worth your click, and that might also be useful when you’re not leaving the house all that much. So we’ve done the sifting for…

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Mean Reads: Women continue to lip sync …

Women lip syncing Trump continues, thank heavens [Sarah Cooper on TikTok] More Drunk Don [Kylie Scott on TikTok] Lip synching Andrew Cuomo is also hilarious [Maria DeCotis on Twitter] Inside the plan to end legal abortion [Jezebel] Jane Roe: I…

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Episode 16: The truth about hormone replacement therapy …

On the show this week, we’re talking bout something near and dear to my heart: menopause. Sexy, I know! O.K. maybe it’s not exactly sexy, but I’m trying. Historically, the topics of perimenopause and menopause make everyone squirm with discomfort…

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Asymmetrical earrings: The glam move you need …

Photo by @erickamccfoto / creative director @heidipos / styling @jhstylist States may be lifting some restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but Zoom meetings aren’t going anywhere. Tech companies including Google and Twitter plan to continue the work-from-home mandate…

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Episode 15: Two Gen Xers walk into a …

I know every week I say I’m super excited about the podcast, and I promise you it’s always true. But this week is extra special because I finally convinced one of my best friends, Jen Sullivan Brych, to join me…

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Episode #14: Banana Republic art director Kim Mitchell …

Turning 50 is not what it used to be, and this week’s podcast guest, Kim Mitchell, proves that in spades. Incredibly stylish, ageless, and radiant, Kim is a style blogger and Banana Republic’s art director. We met about a decade ago…

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Mean episode #13: Lizzie Bermudez talks ageism and …

This week on The Mean Show we feature multiple Emmy-award-winning T.V. personality Lizzie Bermudez. You’ve heard from her on the podcast before, but this is the first time we actually focus on HER and her career. We discuss how she…

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Mean Reads: 30 more days; women’s PPE …

anna Hanks / CC BY We’re officially a month into social distancing—tack on a few weeks for the most diligent among us—and suddenly, at least to me, a month of staying home doesn’t seem like all that long. Call it…

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These photos of Chloe Sevigny for were …

When I saw Chloë Sevigny on the cover of The Cut’s May issue, I figured the editors dug up photos from a previous shoot. Or maybe they shot her just before the coronavirus put everyone into quarantine. Or maybe the…

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Women lip syncing Trump’s nonsense on …

Just when I thought I couldn’t bear to hear that voice again—YOU KNOW THAT VOICE—it’s been transformed into hilarity by at least three brilliant women lip-syncing Donald Trump and I do hope there are more where these came from. First…

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