Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" because she wanted to be the best she could be after 50. She's an AARP blogger, columnist and host of "The Best of Everything" video series on the AARP YouTube channel. She's a frequent guest on the Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and other national television.
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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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What is it about the top of a woman’s head that can send her into a tailspin?
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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! — then shiny black when we hit the magically mature age of 8.
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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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