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Normally, I’m a sucker for the sweetly prepackaged romance of Valentine’s Day.
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I love being an “early adopter” of new style and beauty trends. For the novelty, sure, but mainly for the utility: It makes me feel useful when I get a chance to weed out the nonstarters for my posse of age-50+ girlfriends — and that includes you!
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So I’m at a concert by legendary folksinger Suzanne Vega (right) at Purchase College last week and what’s going through my head? Is it those earworm first lyrics from her “Tom’s Diner”? (You remember: “I am sitting / In the morning / At the diner / On the corner ...”) Nope; it’s the notion that sometimes I sound exactly like my mother.
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Billy Bob Thornton is known for many things: his roles in movies like Armageddon and Monster's Ball, his highly publicized marriage and subsequent divorce to actress Angelina Jolie, his recent portrayal as Lorne Malvo in the television series " Fargo," and his singing.
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In beauty and fashion, everything eventually comes back - but never the same way. Fresh details and an updated attitude make the difference. Before you say "been there, done that," check out these five new-again trends. Each provides a de-stressing fix that'll make spring and summer 2014 a breeze.
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When the craving for white jeans hits and our lifelong fear of "looking fat" kicks in, we cave and stick to dark denim or black capris because they're "thinning."  This is irrational, as Christie Brinkley 59, Elle Macpherson, 49, and Sarah Jessica Parker, 48, clearly prove. Forget low-fat frozen yogurt. All you need are t he right white jeans - the ones that flatter 50+ bodies regardless of size, shape and age. They'll brighten every cloudy day and take 10 years off your mood. Grab one or all three of these:
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