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Humans 101

Or, what I learned from 100 people over 50

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Humans 101

It’s one of our most innate and reliable guides


Express Yourself

Sometimes, being a writer means letting go of your goals

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Laptop open on a desk with lamp, wintry landscape outside the window.
Photo: Justin Kauffman/Unsplash


Humans 101

Lessons for a life well-lived

Watercolor illustration of a person standing on a colorful globe holding a globe.
Watercolor illustration of a person standing on a colorful globe holding a globe.
Illustration: Benjavisa/Getty Images


This Is Us

The eternal struggle between ‘reward people’ and ‘punishment people’

Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
Shadows of an older person and younger person walking together.
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This Is Us

Maybe menopause is our body’s way of remembering who we used to be

Photo: Sean Payne/Flickr


This Is Us

I don’t forgive her — but I learned to set my own boundaries and live my life

Photo: (L) My mother and me circa 1984, (R) Mara Hobel and Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest, 1981


Humans 101

Life becomes less devastating when you learn to celebrate the tough stuff

Illustration: Nunny/RawPixel


Lived Through This

My life as ‘the other Don Johnson’ in 1980s Miami

Vintage photo of a light-skinned man with brown hair, wearing aviator shades, a leather jacket, and a polo t-shirt, standing in front of a palm tree and the ocean.
Vintage photo of a light-skinned man with brown hair, wearing aviator shades, a leather jacket, and a polo t-shirt, standing in front of a palm tree and the ocean.
The author. Photo: P. Giantonio


Humans 101

How to share your experience without forcing it on someone else

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