Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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Carly Simon may have resented the advice her grandmother gave her in “The Carter Family”  (one of my favorite tunes), but her gran was correct on all counts — especially the one about standing up straight.
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It’s time to kick off those wintry black booties and fuzzy Uggs and put a little spring — OK, summer — in your step!
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One of my most vivid childhood memories is sneaking into my mother’s room to beh old the wonders of her makeup kit:
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Guilty as charged: I’ve grown lax about my workout program in the last few months, leading to a loss in strength and a gain in weight.
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Any high-school junior or senior about to accompany her or his mother on a college tour will feel understandably nervous about fitting in.
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Shopping for new spring clothes was a pre-Easter treat when I was a kid. My mother and grandmother would take my sister and me, and I can still remember the thrill of finding a perfect pair of patent leather shoes: white the first few years — and oh, the trauma of those first few scuff marks! —…
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Dress trends have come and gone over the years.
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A beauty trend gaining traction on runways and magazine covers has spawned its own hashtag: #IWokeUpLikeThis. The "No-Makeup Look," as it’s called, is quick and easy, and the results are very pretty.
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Walking. Indoor cycling. Yoga. Older Americans continue gravitating to these activities as a favorite way to burn calories, but now there’s a new kid in the town gym: It’s called high-intensity interval training, and it seems destined to become a HIIT.
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The sandwich generation — those of us (usually women over 45) squeezed by the competing demands of kids, aging parents, work, community, romantic partner and so on — rarely have time to think about the things that will make us feel fit and stylish.
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