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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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How Mean became nasty

Full disclosure: I borrowed this headline from Merriam-Webster. The dictionary’s exploration of the meaning of mean reminded me that it’s time for me to connect with my readers about the meaning of my Mean, if you get what I mean.…

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Mean reads: Funniest female tweets; modern Little …

What’s lost and gained in a modern ‘Little Women’ [The New Yorker] Where are all the women CEOs? [Wall Street Journal] What I learned talking to 120 women about their sex lives and desires [The Guardian] ‘White male privilege:’ Top…

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What if Valentine chocolates were an outfit?

Whether you’re getting dressed for a night out with friends, a first date, or an evening with love of your life, we could all use a bit of inspiration when it comes to getting gussied up for Valentine’s Day. One…

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31 reasons to feel fine about staying home …

February is about as close to the dead of winter as you can get, and sometimes it’s hard to find the stamina to go outside. Between the low temps and the precipitation, not to mention all the good movies, Netflix…

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You can buy tickets to New York …

Photo by Brunel Johnson A company called Endeavor Experiences will sell you an “all access” pass to New York Fashion week, which begins on Thursday for $2,000. This is not really a good deal.  Years ago as a fashion blogger and…

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You can still order everything online for …

Dan the Sausage Man’s favorite gourmet gift basket, $60 Not a big planner? You are not alone—no one around here is either. And it seems only right that now that we’re over 40, our procrastination is almost not a problem…

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What if a charcuterie plate were an …

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, this installment of Food as Outfit asks the question on everyone’s mind: “What if a charcuterie plate were an outfit?” A charcuterie board is a welcome sight at any party. We love…

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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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