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Barbara Hannah Grufferman


I wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" because I wanted to be the best I could be after 50. I've had the good fortune to become a front-page columnist for Huffington Post, Chief Pundit for FOF (FabOverFifty), and Positive Living editor for GLOW Beauty Magazine, in addition to one of AARP's newest columnists. AARP just launched "The Best of Everything" video series on its AARP YouTube Channel.

A frequent guest on national television, including the Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, Good Morning America and Dr. Oz, I love to yak it up on radio shows around the country whenever I'm invited. Because of my focus on healthy and positive aging, the National Osteoporosis Foundation recently honored me with the Generations of Strength Award and named me Ambassador for Bone Health. Yay!

Last bit of info: I live in NYC with my husband, two daughters (one of whom is in college!), and rescued dog, Gunther, a frequent running companion. Oh, and I'm hard at work on my next book! I'm fearless after fifty and ready for what's next. Join me . . .

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5 Beauty Tools We Just Can’t Live Without

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Your LifeThere are a few basic tools every woman should have in her beauty bag to look cool, confident and fabulous . . . every day. Here are my top five “must have” beauty bag staples . . . and why: Eye Lash Curler: Many women experience thinning hair after 50, even with their eyebrows and eyelashes. Skimpy lashes are a big beauty challenge for a lot of us but luckily there’s a simple, inexpensive trick to making them look more …

Arms and the Woman: 3 Cool Ways to Cover Yours When It’s Hot

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Your LifeIf you haven’t quite achieved Michelle Obama’s super-toned arms, is there a way to veil yours with style and confidence? That’s one of the most frustrating beauty challenges for women of any age. Even if you’re at your ideal weight, your arms may be, uh — let’s just call them “less than buff,” leaving you reluctant to show them off as the weather warms up. What to do? Here are three easy ways to look cool and stylish, no matter …

5 Lipsticks to Look Fresh and Pretty This Spring

Posted on 03/23/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOne of the best ways to brighten your face is to dab a bit of color on your lips, even if you wear nothing else. While I usually don’t spend a lot of money on makeup, I’m willing to splurge on lipstick if it truly makes my face glow. The tricky part, though, is finding those shades that do just that. In her book, Beauty, boomer makeup entrepreneur Bobbi Brown suggests: “If I had to teach someone just one thing …

The New Face of Friendship: Has Facebook Replaced the Backyard Fence?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI grew up in Brooklyn at a time when there were many sets of parental eyes watching over us. Riding bikes, playing stoopball or jumping rope on the sidewalk, we knew, without having to think about it, that we were safe. We also knew that if any of us did or said something deemed less than civil, it would get back to our mothers (or whoever was waiting at home, and there was always someone waiting at home) before we set …

The New Jumpsuit: 4 Reasons to Own One

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe jumpsuit — the iconic one-piece fashion wonder you may have worn to the disco in 1977 — is back in a big way. One need only have seen first lady Michelle Obama in a black jumpsuit on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to know that it’s cool again. But you’ll see jumpsuits in stores this spring by designers from Diane von Furstenberg to Nicole Miller. The good news is a jumpsuit can be the most comfortable, flattering, stylish …

How To Get Your Arms In Shape For Summer? Push-ups!

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionIt seems the older I get the more difficult it is to get certain body parts back in shape. This is especially true of my arms. But, here’s the good news: I have found an easy way to make arms strong and lean again in a few minutes a day: I do push-ups. Even if you’re already engaged in a regular exercise program (and I hope you are), you should give serious consideration to adding push-ups to your routine.  There’s …