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Podcast #10: Debra Szidon on her 70s-inspired handbag …

This week I speak with Debra Szidon, the multi-talented founder of a super-chic line of luxury handbags, The Cass Clutch. She also has an interior design business called Cocoon Home. In the podcast, she talks about being pulled in two directions…

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Mean reads: #norushchallenge; women and Covid-19; coronavirus …

Screenshots via YouTube It seems like the only thing to read about is coronavirus these days, and it’s kind of true. But hopefully this list provides a few women-in-the-news items that weren’t already on your newsfeed. 76+ women entrepreneurs to…

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Podcast #9 is live with Andy Schine, a …

I’m so excited to introduce you to ocean swimmer Andy Schine. We met in Wini Linguvic’s yoga class in our home town of Pacifica, California about a year ago, and I could tell right away I liked Andy and hoped we’d become…

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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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