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Jamie Lee Curtis Is Ready To Scream Again

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Guess what’s getting a reboot? The movie Halloween, 40 years after it first gave us goosebumps—with its creepy soundtrack, triggered nightmares of masked creepers coming after us—and introduced the lovely Jamie Lee Curtis to audiences.

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Prison Break: The Sister Who Help Mothers in Jail

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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

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“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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Female Farmers: From Harvest to Halls of Power

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It’s really the oldest profession in the world—farming—and women have been doing it forever. Now, female farmers are taking their know-how and compassion to rural campaign trails. These women simultaneously shoulder the responsibility of feeding the nation and making it all work on super-slim margins. Who better to tackle thorny policies and serve as champions for small towns, the conservation of natural resources and rural success?

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Barbara Bush: Talk About Aging Boldly

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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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Charcoal Drinks: A New Way to Detox?

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The latest healthy drink hardly looks good for you: Ink-black beverages containing charcoal are turning up across the country and promising to detox our poor polluted bodies. These beverages are a mild version of how activated charcoal is traditionally used in medicine, to assist in the treatment of food poisoning or drug overdoses.

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The Brilliance of One-Piece Yoga Gear

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And you thought onesies were just for babies!

That all-in-one fashion garment is baaaaack — and in a big way. It may seem like a redux of that 80s catsuit (remember, worn with heels and maybe a boxy man’s style jacket with sleeves pushed up?). Its return is a hot trend for workout rats, especially those hitting the yoga mat.

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10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have a Smartphone

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My cell phone (basically, a metal candy bar — perhaps you owned a similar one in 1999) doesn’t have a camera, apps, or a soothing, competent voice of its own. It can make and receive phone calls, but only occasionally because it gets really crappy service. (I’m told that’s due to my service provider, not the phone itself). Why do I insist on living in the past? Let me count the ways!

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New Movie We Love: “Finding Your Feet”

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The movie Finding Your Feet isn’t going to shock or surprise you. Here’s the plot: Somewhat stuffy midlife woman discovers husband is having an affair and embarks on new life that loosens her up. You’ve probably seen the same plot play out once, twice, three times as you sat in the dark with a small sack of popcorn on your lap.

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The Triple Bonus of Taking Your Bike Instead of Your Car

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We all enjoy a leisurely spring ride through the park, and some of us are serious mountain bikers. But when it comes to cycling for transportation, we often stop short, even though many cities are becoming more bike-friendly. Which is too bad because cycling easily burns about 50 calories per mile, earns health benefits, and talk about reducing your impact on the planet — it’s as carbon-efficient as you can get! Angela Azzolino founded the organization Get Women Cycling to educate and motivate cyclists to get out there safely, one two-wheeler at a time. Her top tips:

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5 to Follow: Best Home Style Sites

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Funny, isn’t it, how the urge to redecorate, declutter or purge down to the studs hits when one reaches midlife. (Is it hormonal?) Whether your tastes run towards rustic or midcentury modern, there are plenty of places to get your design sense stoked as well as the nuts and bolts of renovating. Here, a few of our favorites:

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Andie McDowell as We’ve Never Seen Her

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While the movie Love After Love may be tricky to track down in your neighborhood, look for it. It’s the debut film by Russell Harbaugh and features the ever-beautiful Andie MacDowell, who returns to the screen in a challenging and engaging role.

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