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These Dragon Boat Festival Paddlers Are Pure Inspiration

These Dragon Boat Festival Paddlers Are Pure Inspiration | NextTribe

Every year, Hong Kong hosts its traditional Dragon Boat Festival, which involves some hard-core rowing competition. Teams of 22 climb into long, narrow wooden boats, with carved dragons at the prow and inside it, a large drum that’s banged to help the paddlers keep their rhythm. While the strength and coordination of all the competitors is amazing, one group deserves special mention.

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Granny Power: These Older Activists are Taking on the World

Activism is on the rise among women, whether you look at the #metoo movement or the epic Women’s March on Washington. But since we’re all about Aging Boldly, we want to give a virtual high-five to some remarkable women who prove that our middle and later years can be our most powerful. We’re talking about Granny Power, a movement of older females organizing and actualizing change in our culture. And you don’t have to be a grandma to participate – in most cases, that word is just used to communicate that the group is for women 50 plus.

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Croatia’s Female President in the World Cup Spotlight

Go ahead and cheer for the members of the French team, who just won the World Cup, or bemoan the fact that another squad you were rooting for lost. But after that, you may find yourself wondering about the woman you saw while watching the final – the one who was cheering so enthusiastically from the stands and hugging the second-place Croatian team after the loss. She’s Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the 50-year-old female president of Croatia.

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Ready to Play? Check Out These Summer Camps for Grown-Ups

More than a million adults in the US attended some sort of summer camp in recent years; would you be ready to join their ranks between now and Labor Day? While some of these programs cater to a younger crowd, there are plenty of options for those of us at midlife, and they are often tailored to people who want to just dip their toes in the water. In other words, you can bunk at these camps for just a few days or a week, versus a longer, “school’s out for the summer” commitment.

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Pamela Druckerman's New Book Is the Perfect Summer Read for Nora Ephron Fans | NextTribe

Summer Read: Pamela Druckerman’s Latest Is a Nora-Ephron-Like Take on Midlife

There Are No Grown-Ups, a recent collection of essays by the wry and wise best-selling author Pamela Druckerman, is just the thing for those of us who are missing Nora Ephron’s stellar voice. This book offers up Druckerman’s take on life in her 40’s—with musings on how waiters suddenly know to call her Madame instead of Mademoiselle (she lives in France), and what it’s like to honor her husband’s unusual gift request for a big birthday (it involves a certain act, in bed, and not just with the two of them).

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New Judy Collins Song Sneak Peek: A Much Needed Powerful Protest | NextTribe

Sneak Peek: The Powerful New Protest Song by Judy Collins

She was there during another era of upheaval and resistance, and now Judy Collins, a member of NextTribe’s advisory board, has given us a modern protest song. Her just-released single, “Dreamers,” captures the angst and fear of immigrant families today.

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New York Times Obituaries Get an Overhaul (And It’s a Good Thing) | NextTribe

The New York Times Obituaries Get an Overhaul (And It’s a Good Thing)

The New York Times (aka The Gray Lady) has a new way of handling their obituaries, which we think deserves a round of applause. Acknowledging that too often it has only run tributes to the lives of white men, the newspaper is trying to course-correct with a feature called “Overlooked No More.”

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Here’s Something We Can Learn About Fighting Ageism

We are so impressed by what the upstanding citizens Down Under are accomplishing: The charmingly named Benevolent Society, Australia’s oldest charity, has set out to tackle age discrimination with their EveryAGE Counts program. Explaining that ageism is akin to racism and sexism and serves “a social and economic purpose of legitimizing and sustaining inequalities between groups–in this case between people of different ages,” they are out to nip it in the bud.

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The Bikini (Or Not) Chronicles: We Asked, You Answered

After the blowback from our recent swimsuit story (the too-young models! the stick-thin bodies!), NextTribe did a deep dive into the types of swimsuits that you, dear reader, really love and the results of our survey are in. Here we calculate the figures — ahem, percentages.

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Soul Searching? Let the New Book "Circlework" Be Your Guide | NextTribe

Soul Searching? Let the New Book “Circlework” Be Your Guide

Mind? Body? I’m well acquainted with those. But my spirit? Not so much. And apparently I’m not alone. “In youth, many women are so busy with careers and families we haven’t time to contemplate: ‘What is my soul, and what does it yearn for?’’” says Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D., founder of Circlework, a practice for empowering feminine spirituality. “In mid-life, this question can emerge with urgency — we want our later years to feel truly meaningful.”

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