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Granted, times, opportunities, healthcare and attitudes are different from when our mothers were in their 60s, resulting in a currently “smarter” generation when it comes to information access.
Ever feel like you just wear the same old things, day-in, day-out? It’s easy to get stuck in a fashion rut. And it’s not like local shops offer a good variety of plus size clothing. What can you do if your style has become too routine?
Finding good advice on how to apply makeup for older women is a challenge. So, since this is a topic that many women in the community have asked me about, I turned to celebrity makeup artist, Ariane Poole for some advice.
The other day, I shared an article about 88-year-old fashion icon, Baddie Winkle, who recently appeared in a television commercial for Millennial-focused fashion brand Missguided. In the article, I argued that women like Baddie are doing a service for older women everywhere by challenging aging stereotypes and living their own way.
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Have you heard that brushing your teeth with your opposite hand is good for your brain? Have you actually done it? And how did your brain feel? Did your memory improve?
As Audrey Hepburn once said, “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” Our eyes and the vision that comes with them are a precious gift. We want to enjoy that gift for as many years as possible.
The morning cup of coffee is essential for many and is a trusted friend through early starts with children, grandchildren and morning meetings. But for those of us who are looking for ways to cut down caffeine levels, there are other great and healthy options to start the day.
Are you turning age 65 in 2018? Do you know how to go about registering to obtain your Medicare card?
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What would an internationally recognized cruise expert say if you asked her what to pack for a cruise? If you are like me, you might expect such an expert’s advice to be long and complicated, filled with clever little devices and secret clothing items.
What’s the worst part of cruising alone? If you said, “the single supplement,” you’re not alone. When I speak with the solo travelers in our community, this additional cost comes up again and again. It’s not just that we hate paying more money – it feels like there is something deeply unfair about penalizing single travelers.
When you think about cruising, what images pop into your mind? Do you dream of crystal clear waters and gentle salt breezes? Or, do you imagine arriving in exotic ports and sampling local cuisine at a leisurely pace?
In terms of travel, the last few months have been incredible for me. First, I had the opportunity to join Road Scholar on a trip to Prague. On this adventure, I learned just how fun group travel can be.
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When one of your parents had an accident at home, no matter how minor, did you have a minor panic attack? Have you noticed your kids asking you the same questions you asked your parents, with the same concern in their voices?
Whether you’re starting a services business or building a physical product, finding customers is critical to your success. Right about now, you’re probably thinking that this is the most obvious statement in the world. Before you stop reading, consider the fact that most entrepreneurs put very little thought into this part of the process. Instead, they charge ahead with building their perfect product, assuming that their customers will come to them. This rarely happens.
If you have gone through steps 1-4 in my “How to Build a Business After 50” series, you already have a good idea of your strengths and skills. You have probably settled on your profitable business idea. You may have even set up your website. Now what? How can you get the information you need to decide exactly what to build? Equally important, how can you market it to your prospective customers? One way to do both is with content marketing.
You never stop worrying about losing your job, unless you’re retired. Then you’re always worried about losing your mind.
Different work ethics exist today. We boomers went on vacation and could only be reached via a hotel landline or one of those Motorola brick phones, like I had in the 80s. Even then, it was too costly to have my staff call. I just told them to make a decision based on three things: Will I get fired, will Barry get fired and will we get sued. I told them if the answer was no to these questions, proceed.
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1968 was a turbulent year. There were the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, anti-war demonstrators in the streets, students taking over college campuses and government buildings, cities torched and burning, and an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam claiming lives daily.
Ten years ago, five floors up in a Mumbai apartment, a sari clad palm reader told me I’d work until I was 78. That still suits me fine since I don’t have ‘retirement’ either in my bank account or my vocabulary. I’m one of the lucky ones that loves working and can’t imagine living without this passion that daily spurs me on.
You push away from the dinner table because you’ve had enough to eat, averting obesity and health problems. You have a lovely glass of wine instead of too many, because you know one is enough.
Not long after our kids move out, most of us start to wonder whether we still need all the stuff around the house. Then, as we approach retirement, we start to wonder, do we even need the house? Why not move into a smaller place and give our retirement savings a boost with the money that we save?
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2018 is right at the door! It is a brand new turning of the pages. As I reflect on the past year, both in my personal life and work, the most important thought that strikes me is the pervasive sense of fear in people around me. The what isn’t all that important, so I will focus on the outcome of fear in our lives.
As we age, we experience countless new beginnings. Some of them are frightening, especially when we haven’t planned for them. Others are enjoyable and bring satisfaction.
No matter how much we take care of our responsibilities, nurture our relationships and work hard to develop a number of Plan Bs, we still occasionally find ourselves in the midst of a difficult time.
The rice paddies that stretch out from the house are flooded now, reflecting the sky with big puff-ball clouds that turn pink, then orange, then white as the morning sun rises.
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