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Fear holds us back. It holds us back from saying what we feel and doing what we want. Fear even controls what we wear.
The original flamenco dress is attributed to the Spanish gypsies. Then, in the late 19th century, it was adopted by Andalusian countrywomen for the annual fairs, ‘ferias’ and for dancing. The dress aimed to enhance women’s figures, mask flaws and enable a seductive walk.
Joan Collins is 84 fabulous years young. Over the course of her acting career, she has always made a point of looking vibrant and fashionable. As a result, she is a source of amazing makeup tips for women older women!
On just about every Instagram account of young celebrities you’ll find images of them wearing jeans: super skinnies, boot-cuts, flares (a new take on our beloved bottoms), boyfriends, etc. One might get the impression that jeans were the exclusive domain of the young.
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If you’re struggling with extra weight in the belly, insulin resistance may be causing the problem. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. One of its functions is to transport sugars from the blood into all other cells of the body so that the sugars can be used as energy.
How many times have you heard it’s too expensive to eat healthy? Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. Major manufacturers of processed foods and fast food companies would have you believe this. But the exact opposite is true.
We joke about it. Sometimes we’re embarrassed by it. But we all do it, so we might as well talk about it.
I’m referring to something that goes by a variety of names: gas, flatus, wind, farts. You all know what I mean!
With approximately 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every single day, Medicare is facing an uncertain future.
Will the country be able to continue to run the program as the ratio of workers to non-workers decreases?
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The U.S. National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. As a committed city girl, I had somehow managed to live 20 years in the United States without setting foot in one of these amazing Parks.
Statistically, cruising has one of the highest, if not the highest, vacation satisfaction rating. And it’s easy to understand why.
Have you considered house sitting? We have been house sitting since 2014 and have had 34 assignments in Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and France. Coming up next is Barbados for three months.
We walked to high school every day. Now we are recently retired with children grown and husbands gone. This week we’re going on a big walk together, in the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier. A girly road trip in the wild American west. No reservations, just adventure. Move over Thelma and Louise!
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It takes just seven seconds.
I’m sure you are already aware of how important first impressions are. But you may not be aware that the first impression is only a seven-second window of the initial meeting.
I ran into a former colleague at a party recently. He told me that despite having a prestigious and well-paying job in the private sector, he felt like he needed to move on from his current position because he’s been wearing a “costume” to work for the past two years.
The use of beneficiary designations is one issue that is not well understood and can lead to much confusion.
Most people think it is a simple matter of naming a person to receive certain assets by will or trust or naming them as a beneficiary of a retirement plan. I only wish it were that simple!
I wasn’t old enough to rent a car, but in my early 20s a major brokerage firm recruited me to become a stockbroker. I was excited until I figured out that I’d just committed to a career of telemarketing.
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As a former non-profit director, I used to help raise money for teaching and learning. One of our most successful fund-raising campaigns was a donor wall. Those who contributed a certain amount would forever have their names inscribed on a beautiful wall visible in the community.
My husband, with the help of his eldest son, finally decided to tackle his mother’s storage unit. A task long dreaded, yet long overdue.
Does crafting your legacy story sound daunting? It doesn’t have to be. I’ll share a few ideas for starting small! Whatever you create will be a gift to your family, your friends and, most importantly, to you.
I was thinking, recently, about the books that influenced me when I was growing up. I don’t remember what I was reading – or having read to me – when I was 5, but, I do remember being obsessed with the Nancy Drew series of books when I was around 12.
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In the summer months, they crowd the waiting area where I get my hair trimmed. They are filled with laughter and secrets and a great deal of joy.
When I see them, I know immediately that they are either bachelorettes out for a day of primping and camaraderie or they’re getting ready for a wedding that’s about to happen.
When I was young, one of my mother’s favorite television programs was I Love Lucy. In this sitcom, actress Lucille Ball played the role of a scheming housewife who often used tears to soften her husband when he confronted her ‘childish’ behaviors. Not surprisingly, my own mother behaved in similar ways.
Beyoncé has a famous song – perhaps her most famous – called “All the Single Ladies.” I’d like to retitle it “All the Senior Ladies.”
This does not come as a call to get a guy to marry you, which is the theme of Beyoncé’s song, but as a call to be adventuresome. If you like it, go for it. Whatever that “it” might be. It could be sky-diving, cycling, Tango, going back to school or painting.
Do you remember a time when ideas mattered? I do. Do you remember when perspectives were more important than personalities? I do. Do you remember when trying to make the world a better place mattered more than which tribe we belonged to? I do.
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