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Barbara Hannah Grufferman


Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" because she wanted to be the best she could be after 50. She's an AARP blogger, columnist and host of "The Best of Everything" video series on the AARP YouTube channel. She's a frequent guest on the Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and other national television.

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Sugar As Face Scrub? Yes! Plus More Kitchen Beauty Tips

Posted on 05/15/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionDid you know there are products just sitting on your kitchen shelves and waiting to be used for more than sweetening your tea or making lemonade? I went nosing around in my kitchen recently to see what I could use for better health and beauty. Here are a few of my favorite homemade health and beauty aids. None has artificial ingredients or chemicals. They’re good for you and good for the environment. 1. Facial and Body Scrub: Exfoliating is one …

Can Meditation Stop You from Looking Older Than You Are?

Posted on 05/8/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionHow many of these stressors have you encountered this week?: * Work obligations * Deadlines * A family member in need * Bank-account angst * Any front-page headline! Now, how did you react to those forces? Did you succumb to the stress, letting it do its dirty work on body, face and soul? Or did you consider a different path altogether? A new study shows that a simple technique for calming your mind — anytime, anywhere — can alter the …

Celebrate Strong Bones In May

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMay is National Osteoporosis Month — a good time to assess your risk of breaking a bone and figure out the best way for you to avoid osteoporosis down the road. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), where I am honored to serve as Bone Health Ambassador, 52 million Americans have osteoporosis. And thanks to population dynamics, the numbers rise each year: By 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 are expected to be affected. >> Sign up for …

Sweat Your Way To Younger Looking Skin

Posted on 04/25/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionBy now we’re all familiar with the golden rules for keeping our skin from aging prematurely: Use sunscreen (at least 30 SPF), exfoliate, moisturize, use a retinol product, get enough sleep, eat well and don’t drink too much alcohol. Now it turns out that regular exercise might be as helpful to keeping skin from aging as it is to keeping the body youthful. A New York Times report about a recent study stopped me in my tracks — literally. I was …

5 Beauty Tools We Just Can’t Live Without

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

Beauty & FashionThere 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: Eyelash 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 alluring. …

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 & FashionIf 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 …