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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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Mean reads: Warren, Warren, menopause, Warren, Warren, …

Image by Natalie Kirk Elizabeth Warren kills at the debate [The New York Times] Warren creates document to release people from Bloomburg NDAs [The Hill] Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar represent the future of leadership [Salon] Elizabeth Warren defends Amy…

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Seeing is believing: the 9 coolest reading glasses …

“Cool reading glasses” is anything but the oxymoron it once was. Glasses in general have become a fashion statement, and readers are no exception. Gucci has led the way in making nerd-style ultra cool, and these glasses companies have followed…

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Should you speed gray your hair?

Photo via Jessica Speicher Hair A wonderful community of women who are going “grombre,”—growing out their natural gray and documenting the physical and emotional transformation that comes with the process—are finding comfort and support on Instagram and Facebook. They’re blazing…

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F That: Spending money on Valentine’s …

Photo by frank mckenna It may be too late even for same-day Amazon Prime to deliver a gift for your Valentine, but that is totally O.K. What’s Valentine’s Day really about, anyway? Gifts? Negative. Love! It’s about love, people. Free…

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Mean Reads: 2020 is the year of women …

Photo via Laura Dern on Instagram The 20 funniest tweets from women this week [HuffPo] The black women who travel for love [The New York Times] An ode to being old [Pocket] Gen Xers are being stiffed by greedy Boomers…

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