womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Sep 08th 2015

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Remember going back to school as a child and being asked to write, "What I Did on My Summer Vacation?" As a child who loved to write more than talk, I always looked forward to that particular assignment and the opportunity to express myself on paper.

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Tuesday, Sep 01st 2015

Is It Female Pattern Baldness—or Normal Hair Loss?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

As we get older, our slowing metabolisms can make it harder and harder to stay thin. But the one thing that seems to get thinner without much effort is something we wish didn't: our hair.

Ironic, isn't it?

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Friday, Aug 28th 2015

Travels in Portugal: My River Cruise on the Douro

authored by Judy Freedman

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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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