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Matters of the heart can become more coronary than romantic as we age, even as our pursuit for good health and love continues. No one knows this better than Martha Weinman Lear (photo above), a former writer and editor for The New York Times... Read more >
A cold winter—like the one we’re experiencing—can be tough on your hair. Hats crush the height, the curl and the wave. Your scalp may itch. The shine disappears. Static electricity, split ends, indoor heat, and the Arctic Vortex all combine to give... 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >