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TueDo List: Summer Mocktails + Horndog Perimenopause + TLC Forever
Plus obscure 1950s singers, The Color Purple returns, and a farewell to Tina Turner
📖 READ: “Learning how to fall teaches you how to land. And learning to land gives you the courage to jump higher.” The poisonous culture of Lost. Wesley Morris’s appreciation of the kinetic, magnetic Tina Turner. Tina invented the comeback. Lucille Clifton’s “To My Last Period.”
🎧 LISTEN: Julia Louis-Dreyfus sits down with big-name older women in a new-ish podcast to explore how to have a meaningful life. Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary edition) contains a mess of previously unreleased material. Tina Turner’s 11 essential songs.
Friday: Past Lives. A tender-hearted romance of two separated childhood friends, one of whom remained behind in South Korea, as they reunite for a week in America. (Theaters)
Saturday: TLC Forever. Documentary about the legendary 1990s Atlanta band whose two surviving original members, T-Boz and Chilli, are back on tour this summer. (Lifetime/A & E)
STORY: Why Am I So Horny in Perimenopause?
By Gabrielle Moss
At what age did you most feel like a total hornball?
When you were 24 (or whatever age you were when you thought 2-for-1 drink specials and cutting your own bangs were good ideas).
When you were in your 30s, an age pegged as a “woman’s sexual peak” by some recent studies and media.
When you were in perimenopause — aka now.
If you picked “C,” you may not be in the majority, but you’re not alone, either. While perimenopause is famous for its libido-dampening qualities, some women feel quite the opposite — they find themselves ready to get down to business with an urgency they may not have felt in years. One small 2018 survey of women ages 45-60 found that some were having sex more often than they were when they were younger, or that the sex they were having was more satisfying…
OBSESSED: I Am Now a Mocktail Devotee
By Margit Detweiler
About two to three years ago, I started feeling really weird after drinking alcohol. First, wine’s acidic bite left my throat feeling ravaged, then beer became indigestible, and then vodka, the clearest, cleanest of the liquors, wrecked me. When I recently acquired a terrible case of “silent reflux” (which I didn’t even know was a thing; I thought I had a bad cold), it was game over for booze.
I started eying the tiny mocktail lists that popped up on more and more menus. What had once been the province of the watery, tasteless O’Doul’s “beer” was now an array of fruity, parasol-ed choices…
#GENXAPPROVED: Question of the Week
This one’s from us this week, as many of your TueNight Crew faves are struggling with caregiver burnout: Share with us your kick-ass strategies to beat caregiver burnout. And how you take care of yourself while caring for your loved ones:
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