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Mean Reads: J. Lo’s Super Bowl …

Why J. Lo and Shakira aren’t getting paid for their Super Bowl half-time show [Forbes] Elizabeth Wurtzel and the illusion of Gen X success [NYT] State Department bans NPR reporter from traveling with Pompeo after testy interview [VOX] STEM heroines:…

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I bought that ‘pro-age’ lipstick you’ve …

Photo via Color the WorldWhen Instagram’s algorithm fed me Color the World lipstick, it knew what it was doing. Obviously it knows I’m over 50 and that I’ve purchased other makeup and weirdly-seamed velvet socks and that reusable wax food-wrap…

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Mean Reads: Does the women’s march …

Women’s March protestors in D.C. and across the country pledge it’s only the beginning [The Washington Post] The women’s march, and it’s influence on American elections, explained [Vox] Virginia passes bill easing abortion restrictions [Jezebel] 1 in 5 women doubt…

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The surprising makeup mistake you’re probably …

As we grow older, many of us shy away from make-up—especially bright, shimmery, or shiny makeup—for fear of it settling into and highlighting fine lines and wrinkles. But that’s a mistake, says Nikol Johnson, a popular YouTube makeup artist and author…

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Mean Reads: Winning Warren; Women Snubbed by …

After controversial leaders step down, the Women’s March tries again in 2020 [NPR] Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar are their own evidence that women can win [Vox] Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren brushed off Bernie Sanders and taught a master class in handling…

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Where are the women over 50 in American …

Laura Dern’s hair strategically blows across her neck. In April 2019, British Vogue published the #ageisnoissue issue, an apparent attempt to convince readers that age is no longer an issue in magazine publishing, film, and perhaps society in general. It…

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38 plant stands to shop if you’re …

Do you have a suddenly too-empty corner in your house now that you’ve taken down the holiday tree? Is the lack of decorations making your space look a little drab and sad? That post-holiday slump can be a bummer, but…

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F That: Hair color—these 12 women will …

Whether covering gray or getting a few highlights, more than 70% of women in the U.S. color their hair. Clearly the social pressure to dye is high. But these 12 women, and many others on social media and beyond, are…

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Mean reads: Exhausted Gen X; gray hair …

    Study shows beauty hinders women’s chances in masculine jobs [Global Construction Review] How DTC brands are marketing to Gen X women [Glossy] Elizabeth Wurtzel showed us the power of ‘crazy’ women [The Washington Post] Glossy podcast with Universal…

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Pleated jeans are back we’re not …

Pleated jeans are so maligned that someone named their humor site after them. Pleated jeans are unflattering and never taken seriously except that I wore them in heavy rotation in high school in the ’80s and so did most of…

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10 times wall-to-wall carpet actually looked amazing

Can wall-to-wall carpet sometimes be a good choice? It certainly gets a bad rap amongst the design set. But we’re here to assert that it can indeed be good. Take a look at these gorgeously appointed rooms and you’ll see…

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These 5 Instagrammers are masters of mature makeup

These 5 makeup artists are geniuses at making mature skin look amazing.

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