Sugar as Face Scrub? Yes! Plus More Kitchen Beauty Tips

Did you know there are products just sitting on your kitchen shelves and waiting to be used for more than sweetening your tea or making lemonade? I went nosing around in my kitchen recently to see what I could use for better health and beauty. Here are a few of my favorite homemade health and beauty aids. None has artificial ingredients or chemicals. They’re good for you and good for the environment. 1. Facial and Body Scrub: Exfoliating is one …

Better Beauty With Olive Oil? Yes!

Interesting fact about turning 50: Things change surprisingly fast. For example, everything’s just a tad bit … drier. My hair, skin, eyes and, umm, other places, too (get more info on dealing with this issue right here). When doing research for my first book about living a healthy life after 50, I had the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the best skin care experts in the country. Most said quite simply that the keys to great skin …

A Diet for a Stronger Body (and Mind) as You Age

Once again, the Mediterranean diet is winning out in the diet wars – this time for both physical and brain health. A large new study finds that women who follow a healthy diet during middle age have more than 40 percent greater odds of surviving past the age of 70 with no chronic illness, physical impairments or memory problems. In other words, the kind of spry old age we all hope to have. >> Sign up for the AARP Health …

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

More on how olive oil can lower your risk of having a stroke. … Rita Wilson tapped as editor of Huff/Post 40. The actress is heading a new site the Huffington Post is launching in August geared toward Boomers over 40. And what Friday would be right without a good debate? Mary Elizabeth Williams over at Salon gives her take about the “absurdity” of lumping several generations together with the phrase “over 40.”

The Takeaway: Sexting; Sandwich Generation; Olive Oil

Updated: Anthony Weiner, right, resigns. Why is this news in this space? People over 50 are sexting more often than you think. While it may not be in the same manner as the former New York Congressman – many are doing it to keep things spicy with their spouses and partners – it is happening.