life after 50

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

In 2014 I Will…Embrace Positive Aging!

Posted on 12/30/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWith the holidays in the rear-view mirror, many of us are scribbling lists of ways to improve ourselves in the New Year: Lose weight. Change jobs. Spend less. Save more. But why not try something completely different this year? Rather than resolving to change yourself, how about embracing  yourself? It starts with your age: Once you’ve embraced your age, work your way toward embracing and loving your shape…your looks…everything about the way you are now. That’s the essence of positive …