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When she turned 48 years old, Heather Havrilesky, the former longtime New York Magazine advice columnist, had an obsessive flirtation with a well-known author who she thinks was playing footsie with her at a restaurant that he and other writers and journalists had gathered in for dinner.

She, of course…

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I never heard of Chinese pianist Yuja Wang or classical music critic Norman Lebrecht until recently, when Lebrecht wrote a damning critique of the classical prodigy titled “Spare us the skintight sonata.”

The acclaimed 34-year-old Wang likes to wear barely-there outfits and 5-inch stilettos, a topic of discussion as much…

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In a recent essay, Jessica Valenti — co-founder of Feministing, the author of five books and a fellow Medium author— writes that having just had her 43rd birthday, she’s come to realize how much she’s enjoying getting older.

“I feel more like myself than ever before, I love the family…

Stop telling Julianne Moore she’s “aging gracefully.”

You’re a woman approaching your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. How do you see yourself aging?

If you’re Julianne Moore, it’s not “aging gracefully.”

That’s an incredibly sexist term, the 60-year-old actor says in a recent interview because it’s mostly directed at women. …

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A few months ago, a girlfriend and I were discussing men when I asked her, “What do we want a man for?”

If we asked ourselves that same question when we were in our 20s or 30s, our answer would be clear — as hetero single women, we wanted a…

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Netflix’s series On the Verge, may be a newly minted hit, but when the show’s actor, writer and director Julie Delpy was shopping around a script about four women in their 40s and 50s in 2013, few people were willing to back a show focusing on middle-aged women. That’s the…

Vicki Larson

Award-winning journalist, coauthor of “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels,” mom, changing the narrative about older women

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