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One Thing Boomers Didn’t Get Right (But Still Can)

Posted on 02/10/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & Fashion2014 is a pivotal year for boomers: It’s when the last wave of us — that is, those born from 1946 to 1964 — turn 50. To spotlight this cultural sea change, AARP is staging a number of events, including Life@50+ celebrations in Boston (May 8-10) and San Diego (Sept. 4-6). The advocacy group also created this short video to put the accomplishments — and people — of this generation in focus: As a boomer born in 1956, I’m proud …

Is Your Husband Due for a Makeover? 5 Ways to Do the Deed

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionMy husband and I have a brand-new pact: He won’t grow his beard back. I won’t grow out my bangs. Why? Because I think he looks sexier clean-shaven. He thinks I look sexier with a fringe. If you find yourself in similar straits — in the market for ways to tweak your partner’s appearance so he doesn’t lose face — consider these five “under-the-radar” fixes: 1) Facial hair. Lots of older men grow a beard or mustache because: a) they …

Dating After 50: Stop Looking for the Wrong Person

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI know a lot of men and women over 50 who are looking for love . . . in all the wrong places. It’s not that they’re sidestepping some of the great new ways to meet new people, like online. And, they’re definitely putting themselves out there more to spread the net a bit wider. No, the problem runs much deeper. According to Bobbi Palmer, the dating expert I recently interviewed, it seems that too many of us hold on …

Here’s What’s Great About Seeing Sexy At 60

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionFormer Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer, 90, made news earlier this month when he was quoted by Britain’s Daily Mail saying “aliens walk among us.”  Yes, Mr. Hellyer, I agree!  As a beauty and fashion editor who’s worked with top models for decades I know there is something other-worldly about women born with amazing bone structure and bodies that look good in anything. Most of us didn’t look like models at 25 and we won’t or don’t at 60 either. …

Job Hunt 2014: Dress For Success To Get Beyond HR

Posted on 01/31/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionCompeting with 30-somethings for work is depressing. So what if they have flawless skin, hair and teeth and, oh yeah, those dazzling social media skills. We have flawless resumes with genuine experience (anyone can buy great skin, hair and teeth) plus dazzling people skills (real people! face to face!)… and we can spell. However in the end the right packaging is what just might push your little well-shod foot through the door.  Ya’ gotta fit in. If 2013′s job hunt …

Five Ways French Women Stay Sexy — And You Can Too!

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionI’m not done with my trip-to-Paris rant. Yes, our French peers do get aging right, but they also stay sexy. I’m not talking about the few Catherine Deneuve and Carla Bruni clones one spots on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Rather, I’m talking about everyday women over 50 — women like us. Somehow in France they all make being grownup a sensual experience 24/7. Why not make every day just a little bit steamier with their five tips? KEEP IT …