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What do urban women want from their faces? That’s the question I recently posed to a cross-section of New York women over age fifty. Typical answer? To present to the world healthy, clean-scrubbed, foundation-free skin.  “Luminosity—skin glow—... Read more >
As we gather this month to observe Yom Hashoah, the  Day of Remembrance for the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, I remember three German Jews, Ellen and Erich Arndt and Ruth Arndt Gumpel who, against all odds, managed to... Read more >
In case you didn’t get the memo, gray hair is hot. And sexy! Just check out the silver foxes on the Red Carpet—Diane Keaton, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Helen Mirren. You’ll also see fabulous white-haired fashionistas strutting their stuff on Fifth Avenue... Read more >
Growing older in New York does bring some benefits—notably discounts and special offers that make it easier to enjoy the city we love. Whether you like the phrase “senior discounts” or not, you can get them practically everywhere you open your... Read more >
The bounty of shops in New York City include chains and independent artisanal chocolatiers ranging from Godiva, Lindt, and Jacques Torres to Li-Lac, Xocolatti and La Maison Du Chocolat. And many of the city’s shops and factories are now offering... Read more >
My eldest daughter Glenna just called to discuss the latest in her wedding details. She ended our conversation by advising that I start the wedding diet. Three months to go and I’m still figuring out what to wear. Like many first time mothers-... Read more >
According to a recent CBS News segment, new research shows that practicing yoga regularly may lower your blood pressure, your heart rate, your stress levels, your B.M.I. (body mass index) and your LDL (bad cholesterol). Add these benefits to those... Read more >
Give The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50—a new book by sex guru Joan Price—as a Valentine to everyone you love. And then buy another dozen copies and give them to the people who annoy you, like the crab cake from 17G who pulls other people’s wash out... Read more >
For years, Ena Malone, an I.T. expert on Wall Street, was convinced she’d always have a job in her chosen field. But in 2005, Ena, then in her fifties, was unexpectedly laid off. As subsequent job interviews did not lead to offers, the stress of... Read more >
In my circle of friends, practically everyone—including me—has fallen recently. One friend hit the floor when the chair she was standing on to reach a high cabinet tipped over. One tripped over a small rug in her apartment. One tumbled downstairs... 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 >

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