womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Monday, Aug 24th 2015

My Travels to Portugal: Falling in Love With Lisbon

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Aug 18th 2015

Spare That Tire: The Truth About Middle-Age Belly Fat

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I used to think that middle-age spread was something that happened to "other" people. That the words "spread" and "middle age" did not have to be synonymous with one another, just like the words "midlife" and "crisis" didn't have to be.

I thought I'd be one of the lucky ones, since I was a skinny kid.

Wrong: The waistline is simply not what it used to be. Neither is the weight. Especially after menopause.

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Sunday, Aug 16th 2015

My Portuguese Cruise: Starting in Lisbon

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Aug 11th 2015

5 Easy (and Free!) Ways to Be Happier

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Lately, I've been thinking about what makes us feel happy. Maybe it's because it's summer—something that has always made me unequivocally happy—and right now, I'm not feeling that familiar adrenaline-fueled kind of happiness.

Really, when you think about it, that's perfectly normal, isn't it? I mean, how can one thing—summer—erase all the other so-called stresses that enter our lives?

And who is happy all the time, anyway?

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Tuesday, Aug 04th 2015

Should You Go to a Retail Health Clinic?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's a common scenario: It's after-hours or a weekend and you need to see your doctor. But the office is closed.

Or it's flu season and you can't get an appointment to see your doctor for two weeks.

Maybe you're out of town and don't have access to your regular physician. Or you don't have your own physician.

It's not exactly an emergency—your throat is scratchy and sore—but you don't want to wait to see your doctor.

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Monday, Aug 03rd 2015

The Brilliance of Women Inspiring Women at BlogHer15

authored by Judy Freedman

Each summer for the past nine years, I either hop on a plane or train and travel into the blogosphere to attend the BlogHer Conference. It's an enlightening experience being around so many brilliant and inspiring women.

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Wednesday, Jul 29th 2015

Beauty Question: Help for Dry Skin?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I received this short email recently from one of my readers: "My skin used to be so oily, I was always complaining about the shine. And now that I'm going through menopause, things have changed. It's so dry that it feels like my face will crack! I'd like to get some oil back. Any ideas?"

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Tuesday, Jul 21st 2015

The Boom in Boomer Hip Replacements

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I remember years ago when my grandfather was about 75, he had hip replacement surgery to help relieve the severe arthritis pain that limited his activities. From what I recall, it was a tough surgery and resulted in a lot of time in the hospital, followed by rehab, followed by more time to get back to his normal activities. And I knew plenty of other elderly people who were undergoing the same surgery.

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Friday, Jul 17th 2015

A Remarkable Story About “Woman in Gold”

authored by Judy Freedman

I pass the Holocaust exhibit at Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, NJ, each day when I go to my yoga class. It's a constant reminder of the atrocities that Jewish people endured during World War II. I shudder every time I look at the pictures on display.

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Wednesday, Jul 15th 2015

My Foodie Feast at the Fabulous Fancy Food Show

authored by Judy Freedman

"I've never eaten so much at a food show," said my friend J as we exited the Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City last week.

"Me either," I replied, after five hours of walking through what seemed like hundreds of booths filled with all kinds of foods.

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