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Stages of Life

'Turning 60 For Some People Is Like Moving From Disneyland Into A Coal Mine'

Christopher Meeks | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Meeks

Sixty is not the new fifty. Sixty is what it is: beyond middle-age. I'm not saying this to be mean. It's just that my friends here in the Baby Boom Generation don't want to talk about it. Sixty is hard to accept. So are the AARP envelopes that go in the trash unopened. Heck, we have concerts to go to. We have skiing to do. We have online classes to take.

What I'll Miss In The Next Phase Of My Life

Allison Tate | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

I'm caught between the age of fertility -- of nausea, butterfly-wing kicks that can take my breath away, swollen breasts and baby blankets -- and the afterward. For the past ten years, an ellipsis has hovered over my head and heart as I wondered if another face would come to our family.

LOOK: The Atlantic's Guide To Womanhood

Slate | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women

This week, the Atlantic explained to working women what they'd been doing wrong all these years and how to fix it. But Anne Marie Slaughter's "Why Wom...