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40 Somethings

Dating At 40 Is Messy

Abby King | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Abby King

The benefit of dating when you're pushing 40 is that you know when it's right. And if you've paid attention, then you know that sustaining a meaningful and long-lasting relationship isn't about being clean; it's ALL about how you clean up the mess.

Aging in Gayville

Michael Rohrer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm here, I'm queer and really, I'm sexier as a 40-something than I've ever been at any other age in my life.

31 Things You Learn By The Time You're 40

Elaine Alguire | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Elaine Alguire

Exercising is essential, but so is eating a bag of kettle corn popcorn occasionally. It's all about balance.

9 Things I Decided To Do When I Turned 43

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Forty three is not some milestone birthday. This is no 30, 40 or 50. No big party, no keg, no new outfit was purchased to celebrate in -- just a day with people I love. And pizza, which I also love.

This Is What 45 Really Looks Like

Emily Mendell | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Emily Mendell

At 45 you still don't ever understand it all, but there is an acceptance of how this whole life thing works. You are quicker to say I'm sorry, slower to linger in spaces that feed you, and generally liberated from 80 percent of the shoulda-woulda-couldas that dominated your 30s.

Why We All Have to Have It All -- The Good and the Hard

Christina Vuleta | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Christina Vuleta

Having it all isn't all fun and games, as we all know. But if men and women both pitch in with the same expectations and values, it can all equal out, according to Ann-Marie Slaughter.

A Woman in-Between: Finding Power and Peace in Our Late 40's

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

On my 47th birthday, I found myself between three bald men in their 60s and a good-looking but trashed guy in his 30s. To be clear, I was standing between two groups on the dance floor and searching for my people, the hipsters in their late 40s with emerging wrinkles.

A Potluck Is a Perfect Place for a Mid-life Crisis

Jody Melto | Posted 12.11.2012 | DC
Jody Melto

The worst thing about going to a potluck is not knowing it's a potluck until you arrive. Like last Saturday.

Is It Hard to Be Single in Your 40s?

Christina Vuleta | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Christina Vuleta

Having been single and not single in my 40s, I know that each side comes with its own unique hardships and pleasures. It's life that's "complicated", not being married or single.

Lessons Learned From The Worst Breakups Ever

Christina Vuleta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Vuleta

I thought I'd see how the Gawker breakup anecdotes stacked up against 40:20 Vision hindsight -- what 40-something women would tell 20-something women based on what they know now.

This Decade's 10 Most Fearless Ladies Who Redefined Being A 40-Something (PHOTOS)

Christina Vuleta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Vuleta

This was the decade that 40-something women truly came into their own, pushing the boundaries for how a woman should look, feel and act in her 40s.

My Post-Divorce Fling: The Ultimate Cliché

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Excerpted and revised from Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in Our 40s, a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Fund. "Who's that?" my older s...

Can All 20-Something Women Have Sex Like A Guy?

Christina Vuleta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christina Vuleta

As more 20-somethings delay marriage, there's an extended period of sexual limbo. The question isn't who you are dating but who you are hooking up with.