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Back in the “Mad Men” days a young woman wrote some copy for a Clairol hair color ad that was destined to become famous: “Does she...or doesn’t she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure.’’ Now that same question is being asked about faux hair. When... Read more >
Who among us isn’t on an endless quest for self-improvement, making frequent pilgrimages to the local gym for cardio workouts and muscle-building? And who among us doesn’t walk out feeling…well…absolved? Our exercise session is complete; we’re off... Read more >
When I was in my early fifties, my husband, Mark, and I took a rafting trip in Idaho. On the trip, we met Lou and Victor and their children and we all hit it off. The night the trip ended, Lou called from her home in Las Vegas telling us how much... Read more >
I’m a Manhattan transplant who lives in one of those newly hip L.A. neighborhoods we’ve been reading about recently. We’ve got a silent movie theater, vegan cafés, and a dance studio called Yoga Booty Ballet. My husband and I moved here many years... Read more >
Back in 2005, a woman by the name of Meg—who’d recently arrived from California—showed up at Nancy Lebowitz’s Upper East Side gynecology practice with an unusual request. Meg, then age 52, wanted to know if Dr. Lebowitz, a clinical instructor at the... Read more >
Have you noticed the large number of redheads on the sidewalks lately? Maybe you are one of them, by nature or by choice. I began counting redheads in reaction to an alarm issued last year that red hair would become extinct in a matter of decades.... 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 >
In our fast-paced high-wired world, there’s little wonder why people are searching inward for peace, tranquility and joy. With stress levels at an all-time high, even Type A New Yorkers—politicians, celebrities and Wall Street tycoons—are embracing... Read more >
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 >
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 >
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 >