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Makeup and Fashion | Read About Makeup, Fashion, Hairstyles, Going Grey, Skin Care and More!
Some people figure out their fashion style early in life and then spend decades building on and improving that style. I am in awe when I see a young woman who already understands her personal style and goes into the world with confidence and flair.
What the heck have I gotten myself into?
Those were the words that went through my mind when I first sat down with professional makeup artist, Ariane Poole, to record a series of makeup for older women video tutorials.
Why is shopping for plus size swimwear so difficult? This is one of the many fashion related questions that we find ourselves facing as the winter weather melts away and we start thinking about summer.
Shopping for plus size clothing in most retail stores is a less than enjoyable experience.
Your options are limited. You have to shop in the back of the store in the hidden, tucked away plus size department. And then you must deal with the salespeople who are not too friendly in many cases.
Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!
You might have seen the recent headlines about canola oil not being good for your memory and weight.
One of the biggest challenges for people trying to lose weight is what to do when they feel like eating but aren’t hungry. That’s the main reason people are overweight – because they don’t eat in response to their hunger and fullness signals.
It is very important to understand exactly what Medicare benefits are, so you can be prepared to pay the deductible and any co-payments, plus the uncovered services.
Senior Dating | Read About Mature Dating, Sexuality, Online Dating and More!
Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!
Travel is energizing, relaxing and wonderfully transformative. It is also good for your health.
A recent CNN show even claimed that travel for pleasure can add years to your life. Perhaps this is because activities associated with travel, like walking and social engagement are good for both the brain and body.
Many women my age say that they can’t travel because it is just too expensive. I would argue that, in many cases, options are simply not being considered.
Our lifestyle is now minimalistic so our travel style should represent the same.
Since 2013, we have travelled the world with too much luggage. Do you know the feeling? How many times have you packed clothes or even shoes that you didn’t even wear? Our goal was to travel lighter and smarter!
I’ll admit that, when it comes to finding the best cruise, price is probably the first thing that most of us look at. This is completely natural. After all, if you don’t have the money to set foot on a luxury ship, what’s the point in researching the quality of its spa or the depth of its itinerary?
Retirement and Money | Read About Retirement, Making Money, Encore Careers and More!
As we start to reach retirement age, many of us are facing a harsh reality. We simply didn’t save enough for retirement.
Some of us planned to continue working into our 70s, only to be pushed out by the very companies we dedicated ourselves to for decades. Others miscalculated how much money we needed to retire comfortably. Still others lost a significant percentage of our savings in the Great Recession.
A quick Google search shows just how polarized our opinions about reverse mortgages are. If you start to type in “Reverse Mortgages,” you will be greeted with the following auto-completion options:
At a local meeting on health care financing, a lawyer neighbor of mine, “Sam,” offered a free half-hour consultation on estate planning at the large law firm on whose staff he serves.
Being hopelessly naïve, and forgetting the rule “there is no such thing as a free lunch,” I signed up, also thinking I’d be doing him a favor as he’d get a little credit from his colleagues for having gotten an enrollee.
Do you know what older adults fear most? Is it death? Nope. Getting a serious illness? Not even close. According to a survey by the financial company Allianz, baby boomers fear running out of money in retirement more than anything else.
Specifically, they found that 43% of boomers feared outliving their savings. That’s more than the percentage of people who feared cognitive decline and loneliness combined!
Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!
I love to dance… and have the embarrassing pictures to prove it! So, today, I’d like to share a few videos of my favorite 1970s dances. Let’s take an electric slide down memory lane together!
It is winter and except for a few of us who live in the tropics, most are experiencing some cold weather. We probably will not get snow where we live this year but the mornings are still very cold. The evenings are cold enough to enjoy a fire in our cozy living room.
The holidays, with their many gatherings and social opportunities, have passed. I still feel the warmth of many renewed connections. Some were stimulated by relatives and friends sharing information about past and upcoming trips, others by the sadness over the many health problems that we’re all facing.
Speakers with voice-controlled assistants – like Alexa and Google Home are all the rage. Sales numbers for the Echo family and the Google Home devices are not released by Amazon or Google.
Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!
As the year winds down, I am reminded of all the New Year’s resolutions I didn’t stick to over the year. How do I remember? Because I’ve started to create a new list for the incoming year and the resolutions are exactly the same:
Has 2017 been challenging for you? Getting older is not for sissies. Some of us face substantial family or financial problems. Sometimes the days can seem grim.
2018 is upon us. The New Year brings to our minds personalized thoughts, especially the ones about turning over a new leaf. We are determined to be resolute in our new resolutions. I think it is far wiser to take time to revel in positivity and to look within yourself and value the “you in you.”
Hi everyone – this is Margaret here. This is a sensitive topic… but also an important one. As you know, sexual harassment has been in the news a lot lately. But, we haven’t heard from many women of our generation about our experiences in the workplace. So, I was happy when a journalist from the International Business Times, Kashmira Gander, contacted me to ask if any of the women in our community wanted to share their stories. Specifically, she has asked any women who experienced sexual harassment before it was recognized as a problem to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact her if you want.
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