Radical Middle-Aged Cake Acceptance: A Modest Proposal

April 5, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

Is there a scientific name for this crazy cake phobia—the terror that strikes the hearts of otherwise sane and mature women when offered a delicious dessert?

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The World According to Weber: Don’t Hate Me, but I Hope It Rains on Sunday

April 5, 2014 by Nancy Weber


By Nancy Weber

What a dream of a forecast! At last, a Sunday that will live up to its name, Weather Underground promised when I consulted it on Thursday. So why am I steaming? Why (oh, forgive me) am I hoping for just a wee drop of rain?

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Terrible Tuesday: You Should Have Stayed in Bed Today

April 1, 2014 by Nancy Weber


Who can forget “Black Monday,” October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones average plunged 508 points? But it’s the next day that financial insiders will always remember as the true nadir. . .

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The ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue: Lewd in the Library

March 3, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

The ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue just came out, and all over America, librarians are flipping through its pages and rolling their eyes.

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Minnesota, Colder than Antarctica: Winter-Coping Tips from a Native

February 28, 2014 by Diane Dettmann


By Diane Dettmann

Tip No. 7: Invest in a high-powered electric blanket. Before retiring, crank the dial to “high.” Wait two hours. Pull on your flannel pajamas and socks. Crawl under the covers. Snuggling and hot sex optional, but highly recommended.

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Books: Cartoonist Liza Donnelly’s ‘Women on Men’

February 25, 2014 by Roz Warren

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The cover art sets the tone. Just two faces, one male and one female. The woman, who is (naturally) on top, looks down at her partner, happy and confident, as he, underneath, gazes up at her, intrigued.

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What Do You Say After You Say Hello?

February 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


How do you like “Where do you go to church?” as a conversation-starter? Or “What high school did you go to?” Or, as in China, “What is your weight?” Or even “What are you?”

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The Women’s Voices List: Mail Call!

February 8, 2014 by Margaretta Barton Colt


By Margaretta Barton Colt

“’Adios Hollywood’ . . . There’s never been a Hollywood memoir quite like this one—but then, there’s never been a movies star quite like Dick, Dog of Oaxaca. Once a humble Mexican dog, he was discovered under a restaurant table, and his legendary career was launched . . . “

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The Transition Network: Helping Women Savor the Second Half of Life

January 28, 2014 by Deborah Harkins


By Deborah Harkins

The Transition Network is a community of professional women 50 and up, and therefore each member is going through a different kind of “what’s next?” transition: children leaving home; elderly parents coming back; pondering the risks of changing careers; retirement; being widowed; being newly remarried; navigating the single life as a mature woman. TTN provides intellectual stimulation, entertainment, and support to women going through these transitions.

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Opening Your Life to Magic

January 21, 2014 by Jennifer Cheyne


By Jennifer Cheyne

Now that I’m not young, there is so much more “me” inside than there used to be. That primordial mom that we all psychically cling to is in there now. A file cabinet full of experience and self-knowledge, too. A woman needn’t seek support for her right to claim a moment as her own—she can make it so.

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Soylent! It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

January 4, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

“Perfectly balanced nutritious sludge that you can live on instead of preparing delicious meals?“ I thought. “I’m in!”

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Uh-Oh—New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2013 by Nancy Weber


By Nancy Weber

Just to prove we’re not curmudgeons, we’ll have champagne and caviar. We’ll kiss at midnight. I’ll feel loved and lucky. And next December, something will trigger that “uh-oh” feeling again.

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TEDWomen 2013: What Moved Me

December 23, 2013 by Kathleen Rogers


By Kathleen Rogers

The women of TEDWomen 2013 touched and inspired me; even at 50, I learned about achievements made that I would not have thought possible.

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At 59, What’s a Cheap Thrill?

December 21, 2013 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

I just love the way it feels to wake up, refreshed, after hours and hours of delicious, soul-satisfying, care-unraveling slumber.

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TEDWomen 2013: Savoir Faire Get Me Through

December 16, 2013 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

“I have a great TEDWorthy idea that has guided me through my socially hapless life: Just show up and great things will happen.”

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