The Best of Everything After 50

5 Best Fall Shoes All For Under $50

Posted on 09/18/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI love shoes. But finding really fabulous styles for women over 50 can sometimes be frustrating, and very expensive. Just as challenging, styles are often so young (too high!) or so frumpy (too flat!), it’s enough to make me want to go barefoot. Not good. However, scouting around recently for some great shoes to use in in an upcoming video for “The Best of Everything” series for the AARP YouTube Channel (watch the first season here!), I came across a …

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 …

5 Places You May Not Be Wearing Sunscreen (But Should)

Posted on 06/20/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionSkin cancer is on the rise. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, almost 77,000 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013. What’s more, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers increased by nearly 77 percent between 1992 and 2006. Not surprisingly, the majority of skin cancer is caused by exposure to the sun. We also know that sun exposure causes wrinkles and …

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 …

What Women of America Really Wanted for Mother’s Day

Posted on 05/16/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMother’s Day is big business. Over $18 billion was spent in the U.S. in 2012 (an increase of 8% over 2011) on Mother’s Day celebrations including flowers, candy, meals, and other gifts. Based on industry forecasts, this year the total was probably higher. Every mother I know loves the special recognition, me included. I appreciate that my husband and daughters let me sleep in a little longer, bring coffee and newspapers to my bed when I finally decide to open …