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Aging Gracefully? Yah, Right!

Shannon M. Carducci | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Shannon M. Carducci

That "5-0" is lurking around the corner and taunting me, reminding me that my fun 40s are almost up. I'm a little anxious to find out if 50 really is the new 30.

Deconstructing 40

Amy Schreibman Walter | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Amy Schreibman Walter

With each new decade, we gain wisdom, power and a certain vulnerability, too. I wouldn't want 40 to feel like 30; I've lived through my 30s and come out stronger and smarter for it.

Finding Forty

Monica Cox | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Monica Cox

So maybe I am over the hill like those old decorations taunted my own father. But I can't wait to see what's on the hill behind this one. And the one after that. If the first forty is any indication, it promises to be quite the journey.

40 Things I Know For Sure at 40

Ry Black | Posted 11.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Ry Black

There is never enough time. Repeat that. Two seconds just went by you'll never see again.

Is 60 the New 40?

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.11.2016 | Fifty
Meryl Hartstein

Is 60 really the new 40? In many ways yes, but if given a choice, for me, I'm thinking of embracing the sixties with open arms and I'm excited to make it the best decade of my life.

Unmistakable Signs You're Middle-Aged, But Still in Denial

Darah Zeledon | Posted 09.25.2016 | Women
Darah Zeledon

The signs that you're undergoing a mid-life crisis are many. However, most share a common thread and can be classified into a few neat categories that basically all mean the same thing: 1) Oblivious, 2) Clueless, 3) Misplaced, 4) Misguided, and finally, 5) Out of touch.

Paris Is Getting Its First Skyscraper In 40 Years

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

The city of lights is about to look a little different. Previously enforced height restrictions have prevented high rises from altering Paris' skylin...

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before My 40s

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

The past decade has been a time for personal reflection and growth. I've learned many important lessons and gained new insights, probably more so than in any other decade. I often find myself saying, "If only I knew then what I know now."

40 Things I Know About Happiness As I Turn 40

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Dr. Colleen Georges

Seven days shy of this milestone, my heart still feels the same excitement for life and all its possibilities as it did at 14. And my mind is filled with the wisdom of 40 years of life lessons.

You Are Beautiful Today

Caurie Putnam | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Caurie Putnam

I'm going to let you in on a big secret: You are beautiful today. It's taken me 39.10 years to figure this out, but now that I have, I have to share. Here's how I figured it out.

Psst: You Are Beautiful Today

Caurie Putnam | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

I now know that when I am turn 50, I will look at photos of me at 40 and see a stunning woman. What does this mean? It means I am beautiful today. And so are you

Giving Up Something, Or Not Giving Up Something, for Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

I am not suggesting that we just suppose that everyone around us can be trusted and we need not worry about our personal safety or the security of personal belongings. But I do propose giving up the practice of focusing on the faults of other people and, instead, looking for their good qualities.

The Truth About Being 40

Lindsey Mead | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

Forty has answered many -- most? -- of the big questions that haunted my young adulthood. Forty is about embracing the reality that those answers have built.

Turning 20 Twice

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Hutcheson

I now find myself turning the age that is supposed to be "the new 30," but that feels like a mathematical impossibility. I've realized that it's not the aging process itself that I fear. I do my best to fear only things I have some control over, like icky spiders and abdominal fat. It is the stigma of age that I fear most.

The 50 Shades Of Being Almost 40

Lynn Morrison | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Lynn Morrison

The gray hair on my chin is mocking me. I try to pluck it and miss. It cackles. This is one of the 50 shades of almost 40. With the big day looming off in the not too distant future, I am coming to realize that 40 does not look like what I thought it would.

40 Years on the Fence

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason P. Stadtlander

I think in turning 40, perhaps it is forcing me to take a step back. Not to look at 40 years that have passed, but rather 14,600 days that have passed -- 14,600 days to make myself either a better person, a worse person or a person that can make a difference in someone else's life.

7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on the First Date

Janet Blair Page | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

These "dos" are suggestions for making dating better and more purposeful -- and make sure you are not the one weeded out on someone else's search for love.

The Observance of Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

This coming Wednesday, March 5, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Let's take a look at the historical emergence and spiritual significance of the Lenten season.

6 Things I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 40s

Melanie Notkin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

This is what I know for sure: Love is still ahead of me and I won't settle for anything less. And if I'm lucky, neither will he.

The One Thing Turning 40 Brought Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

I want to go toward happy. I think that a lot of us do, but for whatever reason we get tripped up in what we're supposed to do. How we're supposed to look. What people think.

I'm 44 And Single -- Here's What I Know About Love

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

There are good dates, bad dates and forgettable dates. And there are dates that feel ethereal. They are rare, rarer than a much desired sun shower on desert-hot day. And sometimes, they last just that long, just long enough for us to remember a connection with someone can exist.

What To Tell Yourself When You Think You're Doing It All Wrong

Wendy Bradford | Posted 04.24.2013 | Women
Wendy Bradford

I spent years searching for the "path" without seeing I was on it.

40 Is Not the New Anything

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I want my age to be my age. I've never been here before and I want to see what it's all about.

Turning 40: Ways Every Woman Can Live In 4-D

Lisa Hickman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

When the number forty appears in the Bible, the reader knows a change is about to take place. In Scripture, the number forty marks a moment of transition, transformation and transcendence.

Schadenforty

Melanie Notkin | Posted 11.05.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I live in a world of Schadenfreud, New York City, where a woman over 40 is often single and childless, as well as powerful, beautiful, and fit -- and where she is picked on by the newspaper she wakes up to every morning.