womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Wednesday, Jun 18th 2014

Graduation Emotions: A Roller Coaster Ride of Pride and Celebration With Some Dips Into Sadness and Loss

authored by Marcia Mangum Cronin

With graduation season wrapping up, I run into women like me who are riding that emotional roller coaster of pride and sadness. First, there's extreme pride in our children who have graduated, whether from high school, technical school, community college, state university or an Ivy League school. We know they've worked hard to get there, and we're very proud of what they've accomplished.

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Tuesday, Jun 17th 2014

Why Using Sunscreen Is Not Enough

authored by Sheryl Kraft

I look forward with anticipation to the warmer weather all year long, even more so when we have extreme seasons like we did this past winter. In the summertime I feel freer, happier and more at peace. While many will disagree that 80 degrees Fahrenheit is a comfortable temperature, it's the perfect one for me.

But now that the warm weather looks like it's dug in its heels, I'm remembering that as much as I love it, it takes a certain amount of caution and planning.

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Friday, Jun 13th 2014

Tres Señoritas Travel to Spain: Beautiful Barcelona

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 10th 2014

Another Reason to Embrace Aerobic Exercise: It May Protect Vision

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you are lucky enough have normal vision, you may take healthy eyes for granted. But if you started wearing glasses early in life or recently learned you needed them, you may be more aware of and concerned about your eyes and vision.

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Friday, Jun 06th 2014

Tres Señoritas Travel to Spain: First Stop, Madrid

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 03rd 2014

Walking: Why Every Step Is Special

authored by Sheryl Kraft

If you know me, you probably wouldn't be surprised to hear me say that I'm the opposite of a couch potato. I'm of the why-sit-when-you-can-stand variety.

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Friday, May 30th 2014

Expert Beauty Tips for Women 50-Plus

authored by Judy Freedman

I was excited to review the new beauty book Toss the Gloss by Andrea Q. Robinson. Andrea's illustrious career spans more than 40 years, with chief roles at Estée Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and editorial at Seventeen, Vogue and Mademoiselle.

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Tuesday, May 27th 2014

The Mediterranean Diet: Eat Your Way to Better Health (Including a special giveaway!)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Is it any coincidence that the Italian greeting “Ciao!” is pronounced like our English word for "eat up": chow?

Perhaps I'm reaching here.

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Friday, May 23rd 2014

Giving Myself Permission to Transition

authored by Judy Freedman


During the past year since leaving my full-time job, I've been on a mission to transition from a fast-paced corporate executive to a person who is more balanced, calm and happy.

Am I all the way to bright? No, no, no.

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Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Aging Gracefully: No Moaning and Groaning Allowed

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Do you moan and groan? Or just put up and shut up?

I got the best phone call at 8 o'clock one recent morning from my older son, Jonathan. (Of course, when the phone rang that early, my first inclination was to think, "Uh-oh, what's wrong?" But that's just me. Or a lot of us, most likely.)

The call went something like this:

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