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Being well-heeled is always a plus. And this season it’s a requirement. After years of trying to wear boots with needle-thin heels on icy streets, Prada and Gucci are creating boots with lower, chunkier heels. Whether you’re looking for an ankle... 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 >
Schools and Y’s are no longer the only venues where you can learn a new skill. New York City stores and shops now offer a wide array of adult classes. Some are free, others charge a small fee, but in either event, you don’t have to spend a great... Read more >
The fashion equivalent of the wheel was invented long ago. What’s new today is a variation of something that was new before. Most of the fall trends are ones we’ve seen or worn before. That’s as it should be. Things get polished up and tweaked... 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 >
As I was walking home from doing errands in my Upper West Side neighborhood, a young man with neatly cut short brown hair and an equally neat “designer stubble” beard came up to me and politely asked, “May I take your picture?” When he told me he... 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 some.... Read more >
The heart loves a good cup of tea. Whether you’re enjoying the company of friends or seeking comfort after a hard day in the office, hot tea, fragrant and subtle, complements life’s heartfelt moments. That’s always been so, but these days tea is... 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 >
Let me state at the outset: I’m anti-spa. With all their cultish sanctimoniousness, their endless exhortations of self-improvement, and their deprivation diets, not to mention the typically exorbitant prices, spas are my idea of vacation torture.... 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 >