Gloria Steinem is a fierce embodiment of the ideals of the 60s and 70s, but is she a nice person? Our author learns the truth.
Imagine being the person who has to clean up after a house party…every day. Here’s why it’s important to let your liver rest and how to do it.
Two riveting new memoirs offer good girl/bad girl takes on midlife marriage. It’s all here: regrets, rewards, restlessness, ambivalence, comfort, sex, sexual fantasies. And maybe sexual dalliance.
The slapstick and misdirection would have made the night entirely entertaining if not for the gash in my head. Oh and the fact that everyone was ignoring me.
Looking back on big decisions she’s made, Judith Newman sees that seemingly small things—taste, style—matter and sometimes they matter more over the years, not less.
Playwright Ayun Halliday wrote Zamboni Godot as a female-only take off on Samuel Beckett’s classic that explores inertia at midlife. Here’s the backstory on the play and the novice middle-age actresses who stepped out of their comfort zones to take part.
Her 88-year-old father chose not to have open heart surgery that could extend his days. But Jeannie Ralston realizes he is just continuing to show his kids what’s really important in life.
Warrior one and chair pose may help some stay chill, but all that free time for my brain leads me down rabbit holes that freak me out even more.
The wife of the new French President is 24 years older than he is. Demi, Madonna and Carmen Diaz all famously like younger men. Marion Winik explores the age gap and considers diving right in.
We all have great hopes for our kids’ future. But how does a mother handle the disappointment when her adult child can’t live up to her potential?
It started with grief and has become something much more powerful. After losing her 5-year-old son in a car accident, Susan Burton became addicted to drugs to soothe her broken heart. She ended up serving six prison terms over 15 years before finally getting clean.
She has since devoted her life to helping other women in prison and those just getting out. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe houses in L.A. for hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children. Read about this courageous woman in her book, Becoming Ms. Burton
In a similar vein, NextTriber Katie Ford has left her decades-long career as a journalist to dedicate herself to an intervention program called Healing Trauma at the Lockhart (Texas) Correctional Facility for Women.
Through therapy, expressive arts and physical exercises, the program can reduce depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in incarcerated women. Find out more about Katie’s plan and how you can help here.
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Cathi Hanauer has had a spectacular career as a writer/editor/book reviewer. She has written three novels and edited two well-received anthologies about the lives of women. The latest one is ...
How did this happen? Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that you were the youngest in every room?
The obituary she wrote about her ex-husband’s death caused a sensation. Now the author tells NextTribe the background on the fib heard around the world.
Her teenage sons know more profanity than she does. She’s survived a demanding career and cancer. So Helen Darling feels she’s earned the right to use the F-word. A lot.
Traveling by yourself means you can absorb more, mix with the locals easily and do whatever you want. Which is all great until something goes wrong. Are you made for winging it by yourself?
For 49 years, she minded her manners and did what was expected of her. But suddenly on her 50th birthday, Gail Dudley broke into new territory.
Preparing to date again after a long marriage, Sarah Crichton reawakened parts of her brain (and other anatomy) where sexual knowledge and confidence had been in deep storage.
It used to be easy to get dressed. Now we constantly wonder if we’ll look ridiculous. Janet Siroto wrestles with that issue and a pair of “vegan leather” leggings.
Get more out of yoga by just adding weights. More strength. More challenge. More sweat. And arms like hers. (Oh well, we can dream.)
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