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COPD at 50+: Are You at Risk?

Posted on 11/27/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionMy mother, now 77, has suffered with asthma since birth. She tells stories about how her working class parents struggled with the idea of moving the entire family from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Arizona, which was a premiere destination in the 1940s for those with asthma, tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, and other lung issues. Hot mustard plaster and frequent trips to the emergency room were all part of my mother’s early life. The fourth of five children my adoring (and adorable) grandparents …

3 Best Eyeshadows for Women 50+

Posted on 11/21/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionEye shadow palettes are our newest vice. They offer instant gratification, fun browsing with a de-aging bonus. Cosmetic company researchers spurred on by makeup artists and impressive sales numbers have realized our demo prefers multi-shade palettes to single shadows or duos. One great palette can enhance mature eyes quickly and effectively without a lot of additional products or decisions. But here’s the truth: some palettes won’t work for aging eyes (even surgically enhanced ones) due to inadequate shades, texture or …

Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush Unite for Afghan Women

Posted on 11/15/2013 by | Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeFormer first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have different political allegiances. But there is at least one thing they agree on: The women and girls in Afghanistan have made great progress since 2001, and that progress must be preserved and pushed forward. Both Bush and Clinton are active in promoting freedom and equality for Afghan women, believing they are essential to the economic and political stability of their country. They joined Secretary of State …

The Menopause Symptom No One Talks About

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOur self-esteem is tightly woven into our sexuality. We live in a youth-obsessed society, and admitting that our vaginas are changing — even to our closest friends — is like wearing a t-shirt that reads: “Ignore me. I’m over the hill.” We rationalize that anyone can have dry eyes or hair, but, many people believe, only women who are getting old have dry vaginas (which isn’t true). And, it’s so easy to think that you’re the only one who has …

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

Posted on 11/4/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Brain Health | Bulletin TodayOnce 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 …

Too Old For Whom? 5 Dating Style Tips For Women 50+

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionClint Eastwood, Seal, Tony Danza and Bruce Jenner are all up for grabs. So what are you waiting for ? Whether you’re a cougar or prefer peers, you may find that everyone’s looking for love…  again. Besides dating sites, social networking makes reconnecting with old friends, college boyfriends, business colleagues, exes and new “friends” easy. But, what to wear? Here are five tips to make sure your clothes and looks send the right message: DATING A MUCH YOUNGER GUY. Look …