Needing a life change, caterer Bonnie Lee Black did something drastic and headed to Africa on a humanitarian mission. Here, her journal of what she discovered about chickens, friendship—and herself.
For many years, Lyndie Benson—creator of the hot new Bleusalt style line—led a charmed life as the wife of a superstar musician. But out of her private hard times came the strength and inspiration to build a beautiful business. Sheila Weller reports.
In towns across America, Muslim and Jewish women are quietly gathering to eliminate hate. Eileen Stukane shares a remarkable story
“Bingo wings.” “Cafeteria-lady arms.” Most of us have heard the nasty terms for our midlife upper arms. Writer Stephanie Dolgoff says screw that and tells us why this is the summer to bare yours proudly (and offers 7 acceptable reasons for not doing so)
A slice of cake, her son by her side—environmental writer Diane MacEachern thought her birthday was going wonderfully. Then the skies opened, the streets flooded, and disaster threatened all around. Here’s her story of strength and survival.
Is retirement all it’s cracked up to be? Writer and professor Candy Schulman took a summer off at long last and learned some surprising lessons about herself, the nature of work, and aging.
Was it a #MeToo moment? Writer Lisa Bain has a flashback of a long-forgotten incident and wonders how it impacted her—and why it stayed buried in her mind for so long
You’ve got an older boss to please…and scrappy Millennials to supervise…and wow, is there ever a gap to be bridged. Smooth it the smart way. Let Marina McCarthy show you how.
Good for the planet, good for your wallet: Follow this wise advice from our own eco-expert Diane MacEachern on how to get your home more sustainable than ever.
Anna Brockway had an idea for a new way to shop for home furnishings—and did it ever take off! She tells her story and shares some design wisdom with us here.
She’s been charged, headbutted, and spit at by her animal subjects, but nothing stops photographer Nine Francois from capturing their ferocious beauty.
The answer may not be as easy as you think. Marina McCarthy scans her own resume and comes up with some surprising answers.
Did you know that the fashion industry is a major environmental offender? Diane MacEachern reveals the not-so-chic truth—and how to find style that’s sustainable.
We all have at times sensed that our opinions and our ideas don’t matter now that we’re middle-aged women. For women of color, that feeling is often doubly intense. Gail Dudley explains how this happens—despite good intentions—and how to move ahead.
Melanie Howard explains why she won’t shoot her students, even for a bonus, and why any plan to arm teachers is not only unethical, it will never work.
After a job layoff, Dawn Raffel did something scary: She went back to square one and learned a whole new profession. Here’s how it unfolded.
This rising political force and fierce feminist is being hailed as the Democrats’ best hope for the 2020 election. Lorraine Glennon takes a closer look, and finds that not all women are ready to back the New York senator. Here’s why.
Once again, a male Kennedy is getting “presidential contender” buzz (yawn), but let’s not ignore his aunts and female cousins who are long-time powerhouses. Here, several talk about the predominance of men in leadership and in the Kennedy political dynasty.
For the first time since the Harvey Weinstein reckoning, Rosanna Arquette talks about how her warnings about him may have hurt her career, her true heroes and why her long-time work supporting exploited women and LGBT youth has become more important than ever.
After years of being a mother and working for herself, Helen Darling decided to get a “real job.” Here’s how she snagged one—in high tech no less.