life after 50

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 …

Three Tips for Being Smarter About Money After 50

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI think about money . .  a lot. After all, my husband and I are both over 50 and still have one daughter in college and one in high school. This is definitely not the time to waste our hard-earned money on stuff we don’t need. According to Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig, author of Your Money & Your Brain, when we make decisions about money, our brains often drive us to do things that make no logical sense, but …

2 Numbers That Matter Most After 50

Posted on 08/12/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAfter turning 50, I made a life-changing decision to never again focus on numbers that are irrelevant to my happiness, health and well-being, and only embrace those that are. Age, for example, is a measurement of life of which I make note of and celebrate (with joy!) each year. However, it does not define me, as it once did. It didn’t stop me from taking up running, and I gave no thought to my age when I decided to embark …

The ‘Best of Everything’ Top 25 Playlist: Music to Make You Move!

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOkay, so you’ve made a commitment to exercise more, bought a new pair of running/walking shoes,  gotten the green light from the doctor, have your iPhone (or some other smartphone) strapped around your arm or waist, and watched “Running After 50” from “The Best of Everything” AARP YouTube series for motivation and inspiration. You’re ready to rock and roll . . . but . . . wait! There’s one more thing . . . Before heading out the door, you …

Fix the Flaw: How to Get Fit Arms After 50

Posted on 06/3/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionAfter we turn 50, it isn’t unusual to get a bit out of shape. Too many of us, though, think that certain parts of our bodies are just supposed to be less toned, and not as strong. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple things we can do to get our bodies back . . . one area at a time. I’ve started a new series for the AARP YouTube Channel which will focus on all …

Fight Osteoporosis With…The Push-Up

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMay is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month and I’m on a mission to get everyone focused on how to prevent this potentially debilitating, even deadly, disease. Half of all women, and one in four men, will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The risk of breaking bones — a major health and quality of life issue as we age — is on the rise. Approximately 9 million adults in the U.S. have osteoporosis, but more than 48 million have low bone mass (indicated by T-scores between -1.0 and …