The No-Surgery Face-Lift

Plastic surgery, Botox, fillers – anything (and everything!) to help us look prettier and perkier is on the rise. Why? It’s simple: We’re living in a society that puts a premium on being young, or at least looking that way. This can sometimes cause even the most levelheaded and prudent among us – men as well as women – to take drastic action. Let’s not rush to judge those who choose to have surgery or less-invasive procedures. Because, as we …

Fashion Watch: Now, It’s All About the Dress

On Monday in New York City, First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon to open the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Both Obama and Wintour wore dresses. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is: Dresses have almost completely replaced suits as the go-to fashion solution for most work/life situations, even for heads of state and CEOs. (Here’s hoping Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton catch on soon!) Dresses are showing up in …

Dear Mrs. Obama: How About Obesity in Older Women?

Dear Mrs. Obama: Congratulations on the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data that shows that obesity among preschoolers has plummeted 43 percent over the last decade. Certainly that was good news to coincide with the fourth anniversary of your Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. As nice as that is, that’s not really why I’m writing you. I’m writing about the rest of that study, which included the less than stellar news about the obesity rate among …

¿Los 50 son los nuevos 40? No, ¡son mejores… hay que reinventarse!

La primera dama de Estados Unidos, Michelle Obama, cumplió 50 años describiéndose a sí­ misma como “fabulosa”, y señalando que su vida está en constante evolución. ¡Genial! Pensar en una mujer de 50 hace unas décadas, consistí­a en imaginarse a una señora resignada, rodeada de nietos, con el pelo lleno de canas y una vida sedentaria junto a su marido, probablemente de similares caracterí­sticas. Pero está claro que las cosas han cambiado… para bien. De hecho, hoy se habla de …

Michelle Obama cumple 50 -y ya piensa en sus 70 y 80

La primera dama de Estados Unidos celebra medio siglo de vida con una gran fiesta en la Casa Blanca y en medio de toda la alegrí­a, nerviosismo y preguntas que tan importante cumpleaños trae consigo, ya comenzó a prepararse para los años que están por venir. Michelle empezó por ajustar su rutina de ejercicio -en miras a los 70 y 80-, según expresó en una entrevista que le diera a la revista People. “Me visualizo cambiando los ejercicios con pesas …

Michelle Obama at 50: Botox and Other Real Issues

First Lady Michelle Obama, who once said she looks forward to being “this really fly 80-, 90-year-old,” turns 50 on Friday and is getting a lot of media attention because her new interview in People magazine leaves the door open to using Botox. Oh my! Like many Hollywood actresses of a certain age – and lots of us regular women, too – Obama said she’s not ruling out the use of such anti-aging treatments as Botox or fillers. (The F …