womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Wednesday, Jul 08th 2009

Watch Celebrity Stylist Nick Arrojo Cut My Hair and Offer Tips on Midlife Change

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Back in May, I wrote a post about change. A reader, feeling quite overwhelmed, had sent me an email bemoaning all the changes all around her. We can all relate, I'm sure. Around the time I hit 50, I was amazed at how many things started changing - my skin, my hair, my body - and my attitude.

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Wednesday, Jul 08th 2009

Traveling? Move to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I recently flew to California, a six-plus hour plane trip. And despite my reticence about walking around the plane while it was airborne, (I don't care much for flying and tend to stay put in my seat, tightly belted in) I made sure to get up and move - and drink lots of water, even though that meant lots of trips to the restroom.

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Tuesday, Jul 07th 2009

Aging: Not Necessarily What You Expected

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I remember as a young child hearing the word "middle age" and thinking OLD. Gray hair, false teeth, coke-bottle eyeglasses, canes...you name it. And now that I'm at "that age" I see things quite differently. It is certainly not what I expected... and I'm relieved.

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Monday, Jul 06th 2009

Corn on the 4th of July

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. I'm happy to report that here in the Northeast we finally got a break from the relentless rain that seemed like it would never end. It feels like summer is really here! And with that, I finally got to enjoy a cookout complete with some corn on the cob.

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Wednesday, Jul 01st 2009

Tylenol and Acetaminophen : Some Important Facts

authored by Sheryl Kraft

It's scary to be reading the news these days, especially about possible liver damage or even death from an over-the-counter drug that many of us might regularly use. But before you panic, I think it's important to know the facts. Here's what I've found...

While consumers wait out the final decision on how these possible dangers will be handled, here are some important facts.

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Wednesday, Jul 01st 2009

Health Myths That Will Surprise You (They Sure Surprised Me)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did you read my earlier post about gray hair and stress being an old wives' tale? It was comforting to read (well, sort of) that it isn't an old wives' tale, but is actually true.

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Monday, Jun 29th 2009

The Scoop on Cellulite

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A reader, Beverly H., recently sent in this email:

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Thursday, Jun 25th 2009

Ride the Rails? Earplugs Might be in Order

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I remember going to a Bruce Springsteen concert years ago with my husband. He was so excited to have gotten seats way up front for the event. I was too, until soon after the third song, when my ears started to pulsate. Call me old, but I ended up walking the floors of the concourse, listening from a distance.

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Wednesday, Jun 24th 2009

Not An Old Wive's Tale: Stress Can Cause Gray Hair

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did your mother or grandmother ever tell you that all the stress in their lives was turning their hair gray? And did you laugh at them, thinking it was just an old wive's tale? Well, now that many of us are going gray, you may want to tell them that you're sorry for laughing.

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Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2009

Help for the Supermarket-Challenged

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I don't know about you, but I absolutely hate going food shopping. Maybe it's because I did it so often as a child; my dad was the designated food-shopper (I guess my mom hated it, too) and dragged me along each week. I remember even back then it was drudgery to me.

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