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How this creative couple makes life beautiful …

Photos by Jay Adams Working artists are feeling edged out of the San Francisco Bay Area more than ever, with rents and home prices historically high. Luckily, imagination is a creative’s strong suit, and Clara Baldwin and Jay Adams have put theirs to…

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5 favorite age-inclusive fashion and beauty brands

More and more fashion and beauty brands are featuring women who are past the traditional “prime” when it comes to age. So we wanted to celebrate companies doing the best job of celebrating crow’s feet, white hair, smile lines and…

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Mean Reads: NASA SNAFU, Ivanka’s tone …

What happens when women stop leading like men: “During thousands of years of civilization, women have evolved to deal with the intractable perplexities of life and find means of peaceful coexistence where men have traditionally found roads to conflict.” [The…

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So you think you won’t get …

Are you mortified? Grossed out? Ready to leave and never come back to this horrid website? If you’re still reading, buckle your seatbelt because this post is about menopause. And you know what, I think you can handle it. Also…

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What if rosé poached pears were an …

Spring is finally here, and we all know what that means. It’s officially rosé season! Bonus points if it’s got bubbles. On the off-chance that you get overly enthusiastic on a Saturday, and then on Sunday morning find a half…

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Mean Reads: perils of being funny at …

Jailed Saudi women’s rights activist subjected to ‘brutal torture and sexual harassment’, brother claims (Fox News) 3 ways women can help close the gender pay gap (Yahoo News) Being witty at work will be held against you (The Cut) Daring to…

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F That: Going to the nail salon—…

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash My daughter, who is 6 years old, loves going to the nail salon. I get it, I used to love it too. It felt like a treat, an hour or so of pampering that…

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The launch dinner that almost didn’t …

Photos by Megan Bayley When it came to launching this online magazine, as well as the Mean Podcast, I figured I’d casually mention it to a few friends and if they thought it was any good maybe they’d tell some…

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