The ‘official‘ definitions of middle age are all over the map — or at least very open to interpretation.

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No one can avoid aging, but aging well and with purpose is something else.

But first things first: Who gets to decide when you’re officially old? We’ve all heard that age is just a number — I’ll plus-one that — but I’m also open-minded about medical research and data.


Maisie Hill talks about how the ‘autumn phase of life’ is about so much more than hot flashes. Perimenopause is an opportunity to confront your suppressed feelings and write your next chapter.

Maisie Hill photo by Rebecca Douglas

“WTF is happening?” As soon as I discovered that was the title of Perimenopause Power’s first chapter, I knew I would enjoy Maisie Hill’s latest book.

If you haven’t heard of Maisie Hill, this is the 40-year-old Londoner in a nutshell: She’s an expert in menstrual health, author of Period…

A definitive guide to getting your tone in writing right — right now

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60 percent of Americans say that brands must take a stand and publicly speak out on racial injustice.
60 percent of Americans say that they will buy or boycott based on a brand’s response to current protests.
— Source: Edelman Trust Barometer flash poll (June 5–7, 2020)

Many companies are…

Want to carve out your own niche as an entrepreneur or successful creative? Full-time artist and writer Lisa Congdon shares her wisdom in her new book, “You Will Leave a Trail of Stars.”

Lisa Congdon photo by Christopher Dibble

Lisa Congdon is the poster GAL for DIY success. At 53, she’s seemingly at the top of her game — with gigs ranging from Comme des Garçons to Target and Crate & Barrel. …

Solid advice from a full-time creative. Meet Shaina Feinberg, a New York Times columnist, film director, and co-author of “Every Body, An Honest and Open Look at Sex from Every Angle”

If you’re a New York Times reader, you might know “ Scratch,” the column about money and the people who deal with it, by Shaina Feinberg and illustrator Julia Rothman. …

Looking for the best 2021 year overview horoscopes for your sign? Here’s a list of the best-written horoscopes for each astrological sign, including horoscopes by AstroTwins, Chani Nicholas, and Sophie Saint Thomas.

2021 in stars

I don’t know about you, but I was so ready for 2020 to be over that I started hunting for 2021 horoscopes in fall 2020. OK, who am I kidding: I started scouring the Internet in summer 2020. …

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