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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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Making peace with astrology

When my daughter Frida first came into our lives, a friend asked me what her sign was. I told her I didn’t follow astrology but that she was born in July. The friend replied, “but you’re a hippie!” Which, ok,…

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Mean reads: Black girl pageant magic; billionaire …

Taraji P. Henson, photo via The Heart Truth More women should take hormone replacement therapy [The Economist] Breast cancer risk from hormones may last decades [NBC News] (Editor’s note: No wonder we’re confused about menopause?) The world’s most powerful women:…

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The menopausal gift guide 2019

Menopause isn’t for sissies: hot flashes, brain fog, inexplicable weight gain—you don’t even want to know what else. And if you know, you know. Show your menopausal loved one you feel her pain with a gift that will make everything…

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7 pajamas for the menopausal woman on your …

If I had to place one annoyance at the top of my long list of annoyances that came with menopause, I would say not sleeping (it might be tied with weight gain). As I write this, It’s 5:45am. I’ve been…

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