womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Jul 07th 2015

7 Important Flossing Facts

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A national survey conducted by Harris Poll for the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently discovered that a lot of us are lying to our dentists. No, it's not about how much sugar-laden candy we're eating or how often we brush (or don't brush) our teeth. It's about something that potentially has more impact on our health than that.

Twenty-seven percent of us lie about how often we floss.

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Tuesday, Jun 30th 2015

Shaving Face: The Truth About Facial Hair

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's funny how there were certain things that, as a young girl, I looked forward to with longing and couldn't wait to happen. Yet, once they happened, the thrill wore off quickly. For instance, I couldn't wait to get my period. I couldn't wait to finally be able to call myself a "teenager." I couldn't wait to earn my own money. (Well, that thrill still lives on).

I couldn't wait to shave.

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Sunday, Jun 28th 2015

My Reinvention After 50: Featured on Interprize Blog

authored by Judy Freedman

This week, I was pleased to be interviewed by Bill Magill, founder of the Interprize Group, which helps "post-career individuals achieve their grand, legacy ambitions while leading deeper, more mindful lives."

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Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2015

5 Ways Your Dog Can Keep You Healthy

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Being that this past weekend was Father's Day, it got me thinking about my late father, whom I'm quite sure I will never stop missing.

My father liked to say there were two kinds of people in the world: dog lovers and non-dog lovers. You can guess the ones he preferred to hang out with.

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Sunday, Jun 21st 2015

Buzzing About New Books at 2015 Book Expo America

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 16th 2015

Pedaling Like Mad (and Getting Nowhere Fast)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

"Let's go to spin class together, Mom! There's a new Soul Cycle that opened in Westport."

How could I resist my darling 29-year-old son's request? I'm an empty-nester, after all, and we don't get to spend much one-on-one time together. Jonathan was planning on visiting for the day, and what better way to kick off the morning than with some high-energy exercise?

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Thursday, Jun 11th 2015

Health Messages That Work

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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Thursday, Jun 11th 2015

Conquering My Fears at Paddle-Board Yoga

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 02nd 2015

Aging (and Why You Sometimes Need to Pucker Up!)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of turning a virtual friend into a "real" friend when fellow writer Ruth Pennebaker and her husband moved from her native Texas to New York City for a year. I found Ruth to be as brilliant and witty in person as she was on the page and after spending time with her, I always felt enriched and somehow smarter.

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Friday, May 29th 2015

Simple Ways to Stay "Skin Smart" in the Sun

authored by Judy Freedman

I'm gearing up for summer. Bright sunshine is a welcome relief after the cold and snowy winter. My boots are packed away and now it's time for swimsuits and shorts.

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