womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Friday, Sep 19th 2014

Fabulous Fall Fashions Roundup

authored by Judy Freedman

Last week, while fashionistas were viewing spring 2015 styles at New York Fashion Week, I was reading my September magazines (six pubs equaling 2,000-plus pages) to get a lowdown on what's on trend for fall 2014. It's time for my fabulous fall fashions roundup. I'm here to share the colors, fabrics, styles, accessories and shoes you will want to be wearing as the weather cools.

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Tuesday, Sep 16th 2014

So You Think You Can't … Stay Up-to-Date on Breast Cancer?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Here we are, edging toward October. It's the month I inevitably think about getting older (yes, I'm a Libra baby), and the month that surrounds us not only in glorious fall foliage colors but a color particular to a disease: breast cancer.

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Monday, Sep 15th 2014

Boomers Play Role In Changing Family Trends

authored by Judy Freedman

This week, I had a chance to talk with Will Palley, trend strategist at JWT, about the ad agency's "Meet The New Family" research study. It was clear from the report that boomers are playing a major role in the evolving family structure both in the United States and abroad.

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Tuesday, Sep 09th 2014

5 Steps to a Healthier Meal While Dining Out

authored by Sheryl Kraft

While my children were growing up, I insisted on cooking most nights. Ever the health-conscious mother, I knew that my meals would be more nutritious than takeout, even though during the busy sports and after-school activity season, the convenience of pulling into a parking lot and ordering through a microphone would have made my life so much easier (and probably would have made my boys much happier, too).

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Monday, Sep 08th 2014

Decorating Your Empty Nest: Tips From Design Pros

authored by Judy Freedman

As I mentioned in last week's post, I recently attended NY NOW: The Market for Home + Lifestyle show in New York. Walking around the show put me in a mood to redecorate my home. The best part about redecorating as an empty nester is that I'm finally at the age and the stage in my life where I can select furnishings and accessories to complement my very own personal style.

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Tuesday, Sep 02nd 2014

So You Think You Can't … Keep Your Bones Strong?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Here's another word to add to your midlife dictionary: osteoporosis. It's not just women who get the condition. Men do, too. It's often called a "silent disease" because you can't feel your bones getting weaker.

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Monday, Sep 01st 2014

Get the Hottest Trends in Home Décor

authored by Judy Freedman

When I first downsized and moved into my townhome in 2010, I hired a wonderful decorator and color consultant to help me decide what furnishings to take from my home. She helped me select paint colors, carpet styles, drapery fabrics and window treatments, and a few new pieces of furniture. She even did layouts to show me how to place the furniture in each room. It was one of the best investments during my life after 50.

The NY NOW Show

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Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

Healthy Attitude, Healthy Aging

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I am so delighted to have recently reconnected with a friend from my past.

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Friday, Aug 22nd 2014

A Simple Secret to Stress Relief: Just Breathe

authored by Judy Freedman

Everyone seems stressed out these days. Stress can contribute to an increase in cortisol levels (stress hormone) impacting heart disease, blood pressure and blood sugar. Clearly, stress can be detrimental to your health.

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Tuesday, Aug 19th 2014

So You Think You Can't … Take Charge of Your Sex Life?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

The most common myth is that once a woman goes through menopause, she becomes asexual and dried up and no longer interested in sex. Nothing could be further from the truth!
—Gynecologist Dr. Donnica Moore

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