Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Two Must-Dos For Younger Looking Skin

Posted on 02/21/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI started paying attention to my skin when I hit 50.  Before that I would slap on whatever cream was around, used sunscreen only when I was at the beach, and figured I’d already damaged my skin by spending countless hours in the sun, slathered with baby oil mixed with iodine, even speeding up the damage by using one of those old reflectors. It was only when I got my first 10-times magnifying mirror, which showed every wrinkle and dark …

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 …

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 …

Relationship Fix: Spend More Time Apart!

Posted on 01/23/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionSince my book The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health,  Money and More, was published, I have been getting emails from people asking for advice on all kinds of topics, from eating well to starting a running program to dealing with a spouse who cheats. One question I hear often is this: What happens when couples spend too much time together and it puts a damper on their relationship? This can be especially true for …

5 Kitchen Products That Make Cheap Beauty Substitutes

Posted on 01/20/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI have no problem spending money on beauty products  — especially if they work! For example, I love my jar of Clinique Moisture Surge and my small stash of By Terry Baume de Rose for Lips. But, both products are expensive. The truth is, there are products that are a fraction of the cost and may do the job just as well, if not better. And the best part? Most of them are in your kitchen. Yes, that’s right. In your kitchen. I did …

Over 50 and at a Sexual Crossroads? Watch This!

Posted on 01/9/2014 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionCouples who have been in relationships for a long time often find their sex lives screeching to a halt as they get older. What’s worse, they often think it’s their fault, when in fact, it could very well be because of something his or her partner is going through. Sure. menopause can sometimes make sex uncomfortable, and cause our libido to drop off. But just as often, a man’s sex drive might slow down because of medications he’s on. There’s …