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Mean Reads: Middle-aged women lusted after; menopause’…

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Why everyone needs to know more about menopause, especially now [Washington Post] Georgian men lusted after ‘middle aged’ women who were valued as experienced [Daily Mail] Jenny Eclair: Menopause game me incandescent rage: it was…

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Episode 19: Listen to sustainable, inclusive fashion designer …

This episode features a truly incredible woman: Taylor Jay, who has an eponymous collection of beautifully-designed, sustainable women’s clothing. She’s based in Oakland, California, and her designs are elevated, refined but relaxed, comfortable but chic. “Urban” is not a word you would…

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Summer is off to an uneasy start; …

Diarrablu Sokhna kimono dress, $195 (down from $250)   As we all begin to cautiously (some more than others) return to public spaces, it’s tough to figure out what to wear. It’s been nothing but sweats in some corners, all-day…

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Mean Reads: Screaming in Switzerland, spotting orgasms, …

Photo by Jan Kopřiva Swiss women stage scream-in for equality [CNN] Firm defends algorithm that ‘spots women’s orgasms’ [BBC News] Women just won big in New Mexico’s primary. Here’s what that means for climate change [Grist] Two black transgender women…

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Serial entrepreneur Christine Marie Mason on founding 6 …

Editor’s note: In the introduction to this episode, I talk about my approach to getting more BIPOC women’s voice on Mean. I hope you’ll have a listen. This week’s guest embodies everything I love about interviewing women in their fifties.…

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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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