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40th Birthday

40 Things I Can Do At 40 That I Couldn't When I Was 20

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Wendy Fontaine

To celebrate my passage into this fourth decade, here's a list of 40 things I can do now that I couldn't do then.

My 40th Birthday Wish: A Baby

Kim Lute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Lute

Cupcakes with pink and blue frosting curlicues imitating sperm (a nod to the party's missing guest) and mini quiches (because it only makes sense to pay homage to "eggs" at a sperm donor fete) rounded out a menu for guests who helped my cousin choose a father, err... a donor.

Getting Too Old for This Crap: An Ode to My 40s

Kira Sabin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

I would rather keep trying for the life I want and falling down awkwardly sometimes then trying to control every part of my world around me and end up freaking out every time things don't go as planned.

The #1 Question You Should Never Ask a Woman Turning 40

Kristin Graham | Posted 08.31.2013 | Women
Kristin Graham

While taking a cab to the airport yesterday, the cabbie asked me the most horrifying question. It seems like I've committed a crime against society.

9 Secrets You Can Only Learn by Turning 40

Posted 06.28.2013 | OWN

by Jami Attenberg The author of the funniest, most endearing novel in years, The Middlesteins, explains the mysteries of the newly not-39. One M...

Heidi Legg: How to Survive 40: A Summer Reading List

Heidi Legg | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Heidi Legg

I noticed all the spines of books littering my bedside table. It was as if my subconscious had been amassing the required reading list for "Marriage in your 40s."

How To Turn 40 Without Freaking Out

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

I want to be that person for whom this looming event has no meaning. I met someone like that yesterday, but instead of absorbing her wisdom, all I could think was that she was a big, fat (tall, skinny) liar in very high-end gym clothes. I almost hissed.

Is This Really What Marriage Looks Like After 40?

Posted 08.08.2012 | Weddings

Some people buy sports cars. Some people quit their jobs and travel the world. Some people run -- or attempt to run -- marathons. Midlife crises ca...

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.

Johnny Gosch Case Revisited As His Birthday Draws Near

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Johnny Gosch disappeared on Sept. 5, 1982 while delivering newspapers on his paper route for The Des Moines Register. He was 12 years old at the time,...

Yay Cupcakes! And You Thought I Was a Hater....

Carolynn Carreño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carolynn Carreño

For reasons having to do with the fact that I had no idea how much work it would be and that I would have had no idea what else to get my friend Julie for her 40th birthday, I baked 100 cupcakes last week.