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Here’s Why Kate Spade’s Death Is Hitting Middle-Aged Women Hardest

Kate Spade Died: Here's Why We'll Miss Her | NextTribe

For so many of us at who are now at midlife, buying a Kate Spade bag as a rite of passage, a sign of style and success in the 90s when the shapely, label-showing bags debuted. Was yours an Audrey Hepburn-worthy navy one? Or a joyous striped number?

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Kathleen Turner's Voice is Famous and That Famous Husky Voice Can Sing | NextTribe

Kathleen Turner: That Famous Husky Voice Can Sing

You remember Kathleen Turner—she of the envy-invoking husky voice—from movies like Body Heat, Romancing the Stone and Prizzi’s Honor. And perhaps for her memorable stage performances as well: She starred in the Broadway revivals of Cat on the Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proving that her memorable pipes can also carry a tune, she’s now performing at New York City’s famed Café Carlyle with a cabaret-style show called Finding My Voice.

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Artists Over 60: A Gallery of Their Own

Here’s a brilliant idea: A gallery that is dedicated to showcasing the work of artists over 60, who are too often overlooked by mainstream forums. Think about it: There’s loads of excitement about young artists beginning their career, but those reaching retirement age—or well into it—are frequently ignored.

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Kittie Weston-Knauer: The BMX Rider Who Just Happens to Be a Grandma

This Grandma is ‘Shredding’ the BMX Track—and Loving Every Second

Close your eyes. Imagine a fit BMX rider, legs pumping wildly as they fly over the peaks and valleys of an outdoor track, gliding effortlessly over ramps like it’s second nature. Now open your eyes. Did you picture a 69-year-old grandmother with a tiny bike tucked between her legs? No? OK, you get a pass on that since it’s highly unlikely that a woman just a hair shy of being a septuagenarian would be out there on the track, but Kittie Weston-Knauer has opened our eyes to a whole new level of awesomeness.

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The Secret Millionaire: How A Secretary Made (and Gave Away) A Fortune

Maybe the first clue Sylvia Bloom was different was that she didn’t change her name when she got married. That was back in the 1940s, long before it was commonplace. But beyond that, everything else about her seemed normal, conventional. That is, until a couple of days ago.

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Prison Break: The Sister Who Helps Mothers in Jail

Suzanne Jabro, a nun at Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, has started a special delivery service. Jabro became concerned about the lack of contact between incarcerated mothers and their children after speaking with female prisoners in the late 1990s and hearing the pleas for more face time.

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Southwest Pilot: Cool and Heroic Under Pressure

“Nerves of steel”: That’s the phrase no one can avoid when talking about Tammie Jo Shults, 56, the amazing Texan who somehow landed Southwest Airlines flight 1380 after one of the engines failed. Tragically, one life was lost, but Shults is being applauded for staying calm and bringing the 737 to a safe landing.

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Barbara Bush: Talk About Aging Boldly

As the country mourns the passing of Barbara Bush, who died on April 17, we salute the loss of this Aging Boldly icon. She enjoyed the rare status of being both a First Lady and the mother of a U.S. Presidentthe only other woman to achieve that was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams. Bush’s son Jeb was a former governor of Florida, too.

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The Rhino Death Felt Round the World

Last month, National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale made a quick and anxious trip to Kenya to say goodbye to a beloved rhino. And maybe a whole species. Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino on the planet, died at the age of 45 after efforts to breed him with female rhinos had failed. (There is talk of harvesting their eggs and trying other reproductive procedures.)

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Found: The Twitter Mystery Woman

Did you catch the recent mystery that Twitter helped solve? Candace Jean Andersen, an illustrator, wanted to do a picture book about the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. While doing her research, she came across a photograph from a gathering of experts at the 1971 International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia. Almost 40 attendees were seen, and they were virtually all white men. There was one young black woman, barely visible in the crowd. Everyone was identified in the photo, except – you guessed it – the woman of color. It almost seemed like a moment from the recent movie Hidden Figures.

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