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Only after moving to the Upper East Side did I realize that nail salons in Manhattan were more ubiquitous than Starbucks coffee shops. As I walked the six blocks to order a grande latte, I spotted about a half-dozen salons where I could get my nails... Read more >
What makes a penis lose its pizzazz somewhere north of 55? Are reliable erections the province of youth only? Can medicine or mojo fix an otherwise healthy man’s broken hydraulics? And how can you, a woman with a healthy libido, help your man... Read more >
In New York, a town rife with fiercely opinionated best-of-the-best lists, we’ve all got our treasured haunts and trusted experts. Mine include Marie Sigismondi, my irreplaceable hair colorist, who plies her trade at Pierre Michel, the big, bustling... Read more >
Remember when there were only three brands of jeans? And finding the right fit meant washing them until they shrank so tight you might as well have been naked? Or dry cleaning them for fear that washing would shrink them? Now, there are dozens of... Read more >
According to a recent survey conducted by MetLife, more than 34 million adults age 50+ in the U.S. want to start their own businesses and have outpaced younger people in doing so. “A desire to be your own boss at this stage of life and create a... Read more >
The gritty bazaar-like atmosphere of the “diamond district”—47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues—can be overwhelming to navigate if you’re looking for the best jewelry repair shops. Most shops are located above or below street level, since... Read more >
New Yorkers love to read—and New Yorkers love to talk, so it’s no surprise that the book-group-discussion landscape here is a lively one. How many such groups are in and around the city is hard to know, since most are informal and there’s no central... Read more >
The sneaker is like jeans for the feet. Women wear sneakers everywhere these days—to work, to dance.  –Karl Lagerfeld Remember those ultra-spiky high heels that came to the fore a couple of seasons ago—and had even the sveltest of supermodels... Read more >
If you’re not the powerhouse you were in your cheerleading days, here’s why: Women begin losing muscle mass slowly at 30 and, after 50, the decline starts to accelerate. A sedentary lifestyle is also a contributing factor—a double whammy for... Read more >
The three celebrity TV newswomen profiled in The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News broke through the glass ceiling just as network news was becoming... Read more >
A cashmere sweater, like a strand of genuine pearls, is a status symbol denoting taste, class and wealth. And with some prices dipping below $100 during holiday sales,  this coveted item has become an affordable luxury. But how can you find and... Read more >