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Behind the scenes at Maye Musk’s CoverGirl photo shoot. CreditCovergirl via New York Times

Behind the scenes at Maye Musk’s CoverGirl photo shoot. CreditCovergirl via New York Times

Postpartum care traditions from around the world: “Proper postnatal care, rest, and diet will rebuild a more mature, yet beautiful, body for the new mother.” (Mother Mag)

The beginning of the project that became BRCA1: “The week of April Fools’ Day of 1981 began badly. That Sunday night my husband told me he was leaving me. He had fallen in love with one of his graduate students, and they were headed back to the tropics the next day.” (Huffington Post)

Maye Musk, 69, is now a CoverGirl: “Aging has been good for me. You develop confidence, you’re able to handle the knocks a little easier. I model for my age. I’m not trying to hide it and say I’m 50. I’m so proud that I’m going be 70.” (The New York Times)

Welcome, fall: “It’s worth the moment to marvel, I think, at the way the light changes in a room after dinner, or to notice that the crabapples are starting to blush.” (Reading My Tea Leaves)

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