womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Aug 12th 2014

Who Needs Time to Think? We All Do

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I have a lot of energy. Some might call it restlessness. Or ants in the pants. There's a Yiddish word for that: it's spelled "spilkes"—pronounced "shpil-kis."

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Friday, Aug 08th 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey: An Endearing Movie for Turbulent Times

authored by Judy Freedman

While I was on the West Coast last month, I had a chance to attend a screening for the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey, which is especially endearing for these turbulent times. It tells the story of a clash between two cultures—French and Indian. Fortunately, the story has a peaceful ending, unlike cultural clashes in many parts of the world these days.

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Tuesday, Aug 05th 2014

So You Think You Can't…Have a Better Memory?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Do any of these scenarios sound vaguely familiar?

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Thursday, Jul 31st 2014

Back From the Blogosphere—BlogHer '14 Recap

authored by Judy Freedman

I'm back from the blogosphere where I met, mingled and immersed myself in the large community of female (and a few male) bloggers at the BlogHer '14 Conference in San Jose, Calif. It's a bit like going into the clouds and not coming out for two days.

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Tuesday, Jul 29th 2014

Aches and Pains: From Denial to Acceptance

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Seems that in this so-called midlife I've been fighting surrender on a lot of fronts.

But lately, I've been at the losing end.

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Thursday, Jul 24th 2014

Free to Be Me at BlogHer '14 Conference

authored by Judy Freedman

This week I am at the BlogHer '14 Conference in San Jose, California. This year BlogHer is celebrating its 10th anniversary. My first conference was in 2007, the year I started blogging my countdown to 50. I remember it well.

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Tuesday, Jul 22nd 2014

So You Think You Can’t … Beat the Summer Heat

authored by Sheryl Kraft

We may be together, but it's like we live in two different climates.

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Friday, Jul 18th 2014

The Beauty Benefits of Papaya

authored by Judy Freedman

"What is that mixture you are putting on my face?" I asked my aesthetician D as she slathered on a smooth mask during my facial.

"It's a papaya and yogurt mask," said D. "The healing enzymes in papaya help exfoliate the dead skin and the yogurt is soothing—a good antiaging remedy."

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Tuesday, Jul 15th 2014

In Defense of Eating Right

authored by Sheryl Kraft

In a recent post, I suggested things that might be able to keep you at a good, healthy weight. In case you're wondering if they were just a figment of my imagination, I'm here to tell you the answer.

No, they're not.

There are good, legit reasons they work.

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Friday, Jul 11th 2014

Packing a Perfect Suitcase

authored by Judy Freedman

Do you constantly add more clothes to your already full suitcase when you travel? Do you add an extra pair of jeans because you fear that one pair just might get soiled while on the plane? Do you bring three pairs of shoes when two will do?

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