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Best of Everything After 50

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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Are You Thinking About Running A Marathon? Do It!

Posted on 11/7/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionIn 2011, the year I was turning 55, I decided to do something that would be meaningful to me, and hoped would be inspirational to others. I ran in the New York City Marathon. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Apparently, the urge to tackle 26.2 grueling miles is becoming increasingly common for a lot of us who are over 50.  According to a Wall Street Journal article: As the total number of runners finishing marathons in the …

5 Women Over 50 Who Lead and Inspire

Posted on 10/31/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionLife after 50 can definitely have its challenges. I try to follow my own advice about working out, eating well, getting enough sleep, and staying engaged and positive about aging. But sometimes life throws curve balls that make you want to pull the covers over your head  — and stay there. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter That’s not possible. So, instead of giving in to these moments (however long they last), I often find myself turning to …

Balance Your Way to Fitness After 50

Posted on 10/24/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAccording to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, we lose 1 percent of bone mass every year after 50. In fact, for some of us, especially women, bone loss can happen very quickly, causing us to lose up to 20 percent of our bone density during the five to seven years following menopause, paving the way for osteoporosis. And, having osteoporosis is the biggest risk factor for breaking a bone if we fall. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter The …

How to Get ‘UnStuck’ As You Face 50+

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMany men and women 50 and older have spent decades being organized. We have been managing households, families, and lives. But, life after 50 is filled with all kinds of change — some planned, some not — that can make even the most organized of us feel like we’re glued to the floor. When you add in all the stuff we’ve accumulated over the years we can feel as if we’ll never get “unstuck” from where we are and move on. …

Ready To Run? Don’t Let Age Get In The Way

Posted on 09/27/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI love to run. I run to clear my head, burn calories, strengthen my lower body . . . and it just feels good. Sure, there are plenty of mornings when I’d rather hit the “snooze” button, or linger over another cup of coffee. But, I’m always glad when I’ve pushed myself to get up . . . and get out there. To be on the safe side, though, I’ve learned to become a ‘mindful runner’. I don’t “pound the …

Women 50+: What to Wear to Get the Job

Posted on 09/19/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe economy is tough. The job market — especially for those of us over 50 — is even tougher. But if you want to rejoin the workforce or land a new opportunity, the tips below can help you put your best foot forward. It’s been said that it takes all of seven seconds for a stranger to size you up. So make the best first impression you can by sporting an interview outfit that will knock their socks off. Jacqui …