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Of course a pandemic quarantine is Gen …

“Gen X wasn’t ordered to self-isolate, we preferred it,” says Christopher Borrelli in the Chicago Tribune. He goes on to clarify that it’s not a brag. The reasons why we’re not so bothered by sheltering in place as other generations…

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Podcast #8: All the feelings about gray hair …

Photo by Natasha Brazil on Unsplash Emmy award winning journalist Lizzie Bermudez was kind enough to join me for another conversation about being 50-something—this time we discussed gray hair. There’s a movement on social media where women are finding support…

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8 ways to find joy in your home …

Photo by Roberto Nickson Guys, most of us on in for the long haul when it comes to working from our home office. So we might as well make it pretty, or at least functional. A new rug, a fresh…

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Podcast #7: Angelina Rennell, founder of Beklina on …

Angelina Rennell has been running her online fashion boutique, Beklina, since 2006. Back then, there wasn’t much competition. But soon the internet was flooded with online fashion sellers. In our conversation, Rennell shares some reasons why that wasn’t a problem…

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Mean Reads: More JLO; Boko Haram survivors; …

Gender study finds 90% of people are biased agains women [BBC] The women who defied Boko Haram, and survived [The New York Times] Can women really look like Jennifer Lopez at 50? [WSJ] Great films directed by women: Mississippi Masala by…

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New podcast: Life as a regular 50-something …

Photo via JLO on Instagram Mean Magazine founder Kristen Philipkoski and San Francisco Bay Area media maven Lizzie Bermudez team up to discuss the realities of being 50 vis-a-vis the incredible Jennifer Lopez Super Bowl performance. On one hand, it…

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16 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day …

For International Women’s Day, we’ve been on the lookout for campaigns and stories that feature women 50 and older, and we’re excited to report that we did not wind up empty handed. Far from it, we found a bevy of…

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Youngsters are stealing our glasses chain granny …

Judith Maria Bradley wearing a Frame Chain glasses chain Young women are prancing around music festivals and commuting to work with their sunglasses (or regular glasses) attached to stylish chain necklaces like the whole thing was their idea. And OK,…

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Watching these how-to videos for winged eyeliner …

Photo via Stung by Samantha on Instagram I adore a cat-eye a la Sophia Loren. That is, I adore witnessing the look on others. But I’ve never been able to achieve the look myself, which has sent me down many…

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Mean Reads: Be a Lady They Said, …

[Image: still from Be a Lady They Said on Vimeo] Introducing Forbes 50 over 50 [Forbes] Fighting the tyranny of ‘niceness:’ why we need difficult women [The Guardian] Video starring Cynthia Nixon about pressures of being a woman goes viral…

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Yolanda Hadid returns to the Paris runway …

[Photo via Vogue Runway] Yolanda Hadid gave birth to both the opening model (Bella Hadid) and the closing one (Gigi Hadid) in Virgil Abloh’s Off-White fall/winter 2020 fashion show. So it seems only right she should walk in it herself.…

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Mardi Gras, but make it fashion!

Mardi Gras, A.K.A. Fat Tuesday, A.K.A. Shrove Tuesday, A.K.A. Shrovetide, A.K.A. a good excuse to get shitfaced and act crazy, is today! We’re enamored of the holiday’s trademark colors—green, purple and gold—and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to whip…

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