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Is Going Gray for You? 5 Ways to Tell

Posted on 05/28/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionEvery woman age 50-plus who colors her hair is thinking about going gray. Maybe it’s all the parade of steely icons like Jamie Lee Curtis, Helen Mirren, Christine Lagarde and Glenn Close. Maybe it’s those annoying online slideshows of fabulous mature women gone gray. Either way, they’re seriously psyching us up. But let’s get real. The former are rich, famous and polished to perfection by beauty pros and designer duds. The latter are either black-and-white photos (with Photoshop help), creative …

Firing of Times Editor Fuels Equal Pay Debate

Posted on 05/16/2014 by |Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & Savings | WorkThe abrupt firing this week of Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, once again puts a spotlight on unequal pay between men and women doing similar jobs, as details continue to leak. The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta provided some Times salary numbers. When Abramson became executive editor in 2011, her salary was $475,000, or $84,000 less than her male predecessor’s pay that year, Auletta reports.  Also, during the three years she served as Washington bureau chief, she made $100,000 …

Was Fired New York Times Editor Paid Less Than a Man?

Posted on 05/15/2014 by |Senior Editor, Money Team | Comments

WorkIt’s not just women toiling away in middle management or other low-profile positions who apparently are paid less than men. Jill Abramson, fired yesterday as executive editor of the New York Times — a position she had held since 2011 and the first woman ever in that spot — reportedly just weeks ago found out that her pay and pension benefits were much less than her male predecessor’s. She balked, and, according to the New Yorker, the pay gap was …

Move Over, Stodgy Suits! Now It’s All About Dresses!

Posted on 05/6/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodayOn 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 …

12 Scent-sational Gifts for Mother’s Day

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionCoco Chanel once said, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it’s a great excuse to start spritzing: Every 50-plus woman I know has a to-do list at least a decade long. And with Mother’s Day fast approaching, now seems the perfect time to rejuvenate the senses of any marvelous moms in your life (including yourself!) with the gift of a new fragrance. Here are my picks of the best …

Ladies Home Journal: The End of an Era

Posted on 04/25/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeCan this magazine be saved? Unfortunately, no. Ladies’ Home Journal, America’s oldest women’s magazine, will cease monthly publishing with its July issue. A spokesman for its owner, Meredith Corp., said the 131-year-old title will totter on as a newsstand-only quarterly. What a sad ending for the publication that was once considered America’s premier women’s magazine. Launched in 1883 by Cyrus Curtis, who also started The Saturday Evening Post, LHJ developed out of the popular women’s page in Curtis’ first publication, …