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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com
Latest Posts | By Margaret Manning
Why I Love Combining Learning and Travel – My Amazing Prague Trip Continues
4 years ago

Why I Love Combining Learning and Travel – My Amazing Prague Trip Continues

One of my favorite things about traveling is getting to dig deeper into the unique culture and history of the places that I visit. There’s nothing wrong with visiting a place to relax. But, for a truly meaningful experience, I find that nothing beats combining learning with travel. Read More

No Such Thing as the Rainy Day Blues? New Study Says Weather Doesn’t Matter
4 years ago

No Such Thing as the Rainy Day Blues? New Study Says Weather Doesn’t Matter

I love the sunshine. There is something about basking in the warmth of summer – wearing sunscreen of course – that makes me feel deeply happy. Or does it?

After reading a new study from the University of Westminster, I’m beginning to question whether the idea that the weather affects my mood is all in my head. Read More

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shares One Makeup Tip Every Woman Over 50 Should Know
4 years ago

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shares One Makeup Tip Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

Beauty after 50 is a complicated and somewhat touchy subject. On the one hand, the older we get, the less we tend to care about what other people think. On the other hand, as women in our 50s and 60s, we still want to feel desirable. We still want to look and feel our best, even if we don’t feel the same sense of competition with other women that we did in your youth. Read More

Is Senior Dating Really So Horrible?
4 years ago

Is Senior Dating Really So Horrible?

I love a great debate. Last week, I was sitting in a café near my gym when I overheard a group of women my age in a heated conversation about senior dating. Read More

What is the Essence of Fashion for Older Women? Looking Good or Feeling Good?
4 years ago

What is the Essence of Fashion for Older Women? Looking Good or Feeling Good?

When it comes to fashion for older women, the members of our community have strong opinions. In fact, every time I ask a question about style, beauty or fashion for older women, I hold my breath, hoping that the conversation will stay civil and polite. Read More

I’m on My Way to Prague for a Learning Adventure with Road Scholar!
4 years ago

I’m on My Way to Prague for a Learning Adventure with Road Scholar!

As I sit here in my little 4-person couchette on the train from Zurich to Prague, I am reminded of everything that I love about travel. For starters, I just spent the last several hours with two lovely ladies, who shared their life stories and plans for the future. Read More

Older Workers Having a Tough Time Getting Their Groove Back, AARP Survey Says
4 years ago

Older Workers Having a Tough Time Getting Their Groove Back, AARP Survey Says

The Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, was hard on older workers. In the years following the financial crisis, people from all walks of life struggled to find work – and those lucky enough to have savings found them greatly depleted. The good news is that, on paper, the economy is on the mend. Read More

Life After 60 is Reflected in Your Smile
4 years ago

Life After 60 is Reflected in Your Smile

Do people smile because they are happy? Or, are people happy because they smile? These questions get to the heart of life after 60. Of course, both statements are true. Smiles are a reflection of how we feel. But, at the same time, happiness requires conscious effort. Read More

Happiness is Listening to Helen Mirren Talk After Inhaling Helium
4 years ago

Happiness is Listening to Helen Mirren Talk After Inhaling Helium

You probably know by now that laughter is good for you. For starters, according to the Mayo Clinic, laughter is an immediate stress-reliever. Over the long-term, it may even help to boost your immune system and increase your sense of personal satisfaction. In addition, as I just wrote about, laughter may also be one of the keys to building trusting relationships. Read More

Judi Dench is Lucky in Love and Bill Nighy is Loving His Freedom
4 years ago

Judi Dench is Lucky in Love and Bill Nighy is Loving His Freedom

There is a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Being alone is a state of being. Being lonely is a state of mind. The truth is that you don’t need to live with someone in order to have an active and happy social life. At the same time, there is absolutely nothing wrong with looking for love at 60, 70 or 80 years old. Read More