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Mornings with Sixty and Me | Join Margaret Every Day for Fascinating Conversations
Makeup and Fashion | Read About Makeup, Fashion, Hairstyles, Going Grey, Skin Care and More!
After walking the red carpet and presenting the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2018 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Angela Bassett, 60, has created quite a stir on Twitter.
One of the most common requests that I get from the women in our community is to interview a professional stylist on the topic of hairstyles for women over 60. So, I have finally decided to make good on this request. In the coming months, I’m going to make it my mission to find a globally recognized expert to help us understand this topic. But, first, I need your help!
In today’s sequel article about “Tips, Tools and Makeup to Look Great in Glasses,” we’ll cover the best way to use concealer and a good way to apply foundation so it’s less likely to come off on your frames.
Have you ever walked into a warehouse store and felt overwhelmed by the dizzying array of choices?
Well, the quest for eyeglass frames that look smashing can sometimes feel just as daunting. Not only is there every conceivable frame shape to consider, but there’s also the challenge of finding the right frame color.
Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!
Several weeks ago, a woman commented on an article I’d done about getting older vs. getting old. She told a story about taking a bad fall over a concrete curb, sitting there for a few moments, and then moving on.
Sounds too good to be true, right? But in all honesty, it is possible. Exercise is much more fun when we can make it a social event – and if food is involved, so much the better.
Here are 4 ways to make new friends and get fit, simultaneously:
There are a few things in life that drive me bonkers. One is when people discard their notes on the sidewalk instead of the trash can. Or when a person lets the lobby door close in my face — blissfully unaware that I’m behind, intent on slowing him down a few precious seconds.
Pleasure is defined as “a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.”
When it comes to living well, what gives you pleasure? Is it feeling good, having energy, being connected to people and things you care about? I’m guessing these are the things that give most of us pleasure.
Senior Dating | Read About Mature Dating, Sexuality, Online Dating and More!
After being single for several months, I felt it was time to get back up on the dating horse – but I was too afraid of online dating.
Well, online dating is pretty much the way of the world nowadays, and if you want to meet someone single of the opposite sex, or same sex, your best chance for success is the internet.
Have you seen our article about rapper Curtis Jackson, more commonly known as 50 Cent, who has admitted to having a ‘thing’ for actress Helen Mirren, who, at 73, is 30 years his senior?
When I first started dating in my 40s, I fell in love with a man who was the wrong type for me. During the two and a half years we were together, we broke up at least three different times.
Are you afraid to meet men because you think they won’t like you? Our limiting beliefs and fears can do a lot of damage on our self-confidence, so let’s have dating coach Lisa Copeland bring some positivity to this area of our life. Enjoy the show!
Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
I love trains. I always have. Since I was first introduced to trains as a little girl, they have always been surrounded by a magical energy force in my mind. It’s not just their raw power that excites me. Instead, what I love is the fact that trains are portals to exciting new worlds.
What’s your preferred style of packing? Do you throw everything into your bag – without planning – the night before departure? Or do you prepare and plan everything at least a week before? Guess which one I am!
Back in the good old days, senior discounts actually meant something. A few decades ago, when there were fewer of us out there, being in your 60s or 70s really was a ticket to lower prices on cruises, trains and planes around the world.
Retirement and Money | Read About Retirement, Making Money, Encore Careers and More!
These days, marketing a service is about establishing your presence and building trust on the Internet. In the past, you would demonstrate your product to an audience and they decided whether they wanted to purchase or not. Now there is little face-to-face contact as we cross global borders.
Women over 60 have a strong independent streak. When we were younger, we used the word “freedom” carelessly. In many ways, it defined our lifestyle. We were free to wear bohemian clothing, free to travel where the wind took us and free to choose unconventional lifestyles.
I’m not sure why, but, it seems like older adults are routinely the target for scams of all kinds. Maybe criminals have simply fallen for the same aging stereotypes as everyone else and believe that we are easy targets. Or, perhaps they rightly assume that, statistically at least, we have more money to spend.
More than almost any other phase in our lives, our 60s are a time of transitions. At Sixty and Me, we like to focus on the emotional aspects of life after 60 – reinvention, making friends as an adult and overcoming your fears.
Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!
I had just finished a book reading at a local bookstore, and the first question came from a man who was sitting toward the back of the room. He shared that he had begun a “small downsizing,” and that the first question he got from a neighbor was, “Are you getting ready to die?”
Every woman in the Sixty and Me community is unique and wonderful. In many ways, our diversity is our strength. We share a similar cultural background and many of the same experiences.
At the same time, our individual backgrounds are filled with beautifully complex stories – some of which are joyful and others of which are heartbreaking.
Turning 60 is a scary experience for a lot of women. Unlike other birthdays, we are not worried about “getting old.” We are not concerned about a few more wrinkles or the fact that we have gained a few extra pounds. No, the issues that we face as we enter our 60s are deeper.
“You ought to write and publish your own book.”
If you have heard this line of encouragement from friends or family, it’s not so far-fetched now that you are retired. You may feel overwhelmed with the process, but with some guidance, you can write the book you always wanted.
Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!
The adage “you are as old as you think you are” has particular meaning in discussing how the brain and the body interpret your thoughts. Dr. Ellen Langer, Harvard professor of psychology and the designer of the Counterclockwise Study, studied this concept.
We all have good days and bad days, and sometimes the pendulum seems to be weighted towards the bad ones. As we get older, it can be a challenge to snap ourselves out of the doldrums, especially if we live or spend a lot of time alone.
Is your desire for instant gratification preventing you from finding happiness in your 60s or better? Are you shopping for positivity in all the wrong places? These are the questions that will guide today’s discussion.
Sixty and Me is an online magazine and a global community of over 500,000 women over 60. Our mission is to empower and motivate women to find their own voice and value in a transitional time of life that offers so much new opportunity. Topics covered on Sixty and Me include makeup for older women, senior dating, retirement planning, fashion for older women, senior travel, grandchildren and more. Thanks for being a part of our community!