Why Older Women Are Often The 'Happiest Demographic' In America Mary Pipher's new book, 'Women Rowing North,' chronicles the positive aspects of transitioning from middle age to old age: "At this life stage, women start granting themselves the power of no," she says.

Jennifer Stockburger runs the "Test Track" for Consumer Reports, where the magazine tests out hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs. She says there are more than 50 tests that drive each vehicle's rating. She spoke with 'Fresh Air' contributor Sonari Glinton.

Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Valeria Luiselli's latest novel, 'Lost Children Archive' about the so-called crisis at the border.
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Why Older Women Are Often The 'Happiest Demographic' In America

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Mary Pipher's new book, 'Women Rowing North,' chronicles the positive aspects of transitioning from middle age to old age: "At this life stage, women start granting themselves the power of no," she says.

Jennifer Stockburger runs the "Test Track" for Consumer Reports, where the magazine tests out hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs. She says there are more than 50 tests that drive each vehicle's rating. She spoke with 'Fresh Air' contributor Sonari Glinton.

Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Valeria Luiselli's latest novel, 'Lost Children Archive' about the so-called crisis at the border.