About Mean Magazine

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Journalist Kristen Philipkoski created Mean Magazine to help Gen X women who are diving into the second half of their lives feel hopeful and excited about what’s next.

We know that getting older doesn’t mean fading into the background, but sometimes the world makes us feel that way.

You might have grandkids, kids in college, babies, or no children and all. Whatever your personal story, you’re going through some major transitions—menopause, empty nest, gray hair, caring for parents—and we’re here for all of it.

Check back often for stories, interviews, and shopping guides on personal style, interior style, beauty, and more.

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