womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Saturday, Oct 04th 2014

Drying Up in Menopause

authored by Judy Freedman

aging skin

As the autumn air grows colder and my body continues to age, I find myself drier and drier these days. The air conditioner is in the off position and the heater is turned on, but that's not the only reason my body is drying up from top to bottom.

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Tuesday, Sep 30th 2014

So You Think You Can't...Find a Reason to Drink Coffee?

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Did you miss National Coffee Day, which was yesterday?

Me, too. 

Bummer! I could have scored a free cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, McDonald's, Peet's and other places. 

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Friday, Sep 26th 2014

The Yogi's Way to a Good Night's Sleep

authored by Judy Freedman

Catching my nightly Z's has been getting more challenging during my life after 50. What about you? Is your mind racing when your head hits the pillow? Still experiencing menopausal night sweats? Is your body exhausted?

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Tuesday, Sep 23rd 2014

Technology: Keeping Up Is Hard to Do

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you're old enough to remember that old saying, "Keeping up with the Joneses," you're old enough to understand how hard it has become to really keep up. 

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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

October is 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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