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Turning Forty

The Truth About Being 40

Lindsey Mead | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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.

How Will I Know if I'm Really Flashing

Angila Clow | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Angila Clow

Naked. Air-conditioned. On top of duvet. Excerpt from my new porn novel ? No. This is how I sleep, because I'm a human torch. The "change" is st...

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.

Over 40, Single and Childless on Mother's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I know what some of you may say: Have a baby on your own; adopt; foster. And a few of you may say: Sorry, lady, you should have thought of that earlier. You're just too old. But I want to be a mother.

My Secret Grief

Melanie Notkin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

The grief hit me in my mid-thirties without warning. By all appearances, my life was fantastic, but there were nights when I would cry for hours. I was in mourning, but I didn't know it.

A Crone Turns 40

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

I was one of those kids people referred to as a "wise old soul" but in our culture you can't be a kid and wise. In a couple of weeks I am turning forty, so when do I officially become a Crone?