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Turning 40

A Little Older, and Maybe Wiser

Yasmina Zaidman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Yasmina Zaidman

Some women dread turning 40, and some insist that it just doesn't matter to them, they're totally over it. Well, I am neither indifferent nor depressed about this birthday. But it means a lot to me.

Six Things Skiing Can Teach You

Dana McMahan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel
Dana McMahan

When people moan about being too old to learn this sport or that, I usually want to scoff. Abilities often have way more to do with your enthusiasm and fitness level than any arbitrary number does.

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.

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.

What Does 39 Look Like?

Danielle Herzog | Posted 12.31.2013 | Women
Danielle Herzog

How should I look? What does 39 look like? I decided to investigate what it means for my own life. Here's what 39 looks like to me.

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.

Why I Don't Want a 40th Birthday Party

Melissa Chapman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Women
Melissa Chapman

pparently, when one turns 40, one is expected to celebrate in a spectacularly grandiose fashion. One is supposed to go into their fourth decade on this planet roaring like a lion, taking 40 by the horns and MAKE 40 THEIR BITCH. Or so I've been told.

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."

In the Search for Success: The Toy Industry Is No Fun

Jorge | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Jorge

I was around 30 years old and I needed to come up with a new plan to achieve success. That's when I decided I was going to be: a Toy Inventor!

40 Effed Up Things About Being 40

Amy Wruble | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Amy Wruble

After a few years of not being able to read the fine print, I broke down and bought my first pair of reading glasses. It was like the reverse of a teen nervously buying condoms. "First pair of reading glasses," I informed the clerk, just to prove that I'm not at all embarrassed. "My mom wears those," she smiled. And now I'm mortified.

Are You Facing a Quarter or Midlife 'Crisis'?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

This past year, I have had numerous reporters ask me to explain what women go through in their mid-life crisis and why women around the age of 29 are ...

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.

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.

Louis C.K. On Turning 40 (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | MarloThomas

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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...

What To Know About Turning 40

Forbes Woman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

At every age, I have been a bit proud of the year under my belt. But this one is different. My 40th birthday arrives this week and I have become a wre...

40 Things Every Mom Should Have and Should Know by 40

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

In the blink of an eye, I went from 20 to nearly 40. If you're nearing, turning or past the big 4-0, here's one for you...

Have You Ever Dreamed Of Going to Culinary School?

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.09.2012 | Food
Heidi Brod

The only thing that would make 40 palatable was a new challenge. My best friend, Lisa, opted for a young boyfriend, but my husband would never approve.

How A List Can Change Your Life

Posted 01.09.2012 | Women

Susan Cross | The Daily Muse Just after I turned 36, I had a mid-life crisis. I realized that I was closer to 40 than 30, and I still hadn't done m...

Why 40 Is the New 40

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Melinda Hutchings

Despite hardship and adversity, my personal belief is that nothing can replace the life experience and wisdom of 40 years on the planet. I am a big believer in the cliché that "life begins at 40."