womenTALK: Midlife Matters

Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2015

5 Ways Your Dog Can Keep You Healthy

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Being that this past weekend was Father's Day, it got me thinking about my late father, whom I'm quite sure I will never stop missing.

My father liked to say there were two kinds of people in the world: dog lovers and non-dog lovers. You can guess the ones he preferred to hang out with.

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Sunday, Jun 21st 2015

Buzzing About New Books at 2015 Book Expo America

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 16th 2015

Pedaling Like Mad (and Getting Nowhere Fast)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

"Let's go to spin class together, Mom! There's a new Soul Cycle that opened in Westport."

How could I resist my darling 29-year-old son's request? I'm an empty-nester, after all, and we don't get to spend much one-on-one time together. Jonathan was planning on visiting for the day, and what better way to kick off the morning than with some high-energy exercise?

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Thursday, Jun 11th 2015

Health Messages That Work

authored by Sheryl Kraft

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Thursday, Jun 11th 2015

Conquering My Fears at Paddle-Board Yoga

authored by Judy Freedman

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Tuesday, Jun 02nd 2015

Aging (and Why You Sometimes Need to Pucker Up!)

authored by Sheryl Kraft

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of turning a virtual friend into a "real" friend when fellow writer Ruth Pennebaker and her husband moved from her native Texas to New York City for a year. I found Ruth to be as brilliant and witty in person as she was on the page and after spending time with her, I always felt enriched and somehow smarter.

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Friday, May 29th 2015

Simple Ways to Stay "Skin Smart" in the Sun

authored by Judy Freedman

I'm gearing up for summer. Bright sunshine is a welcome relief after the cold and snowy winter. My boots are packed away and now it's time for swimsuits and shorts.

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Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Q&A With a Tick

authored by Sheryl Kraft

Each year, about 300,000 people in the United States will catch Lyme disease. Here's how to not be one of them.

Ticks may be tiny, but don't let their diminutive stature fool you: they can prove to be powerful foes.

Although most tick bites aren't harmful, disease does lurk within these insects, scientifically classified as Arachnida, a group that also includes spiders.

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Friday, May 22nd 2015

5 Ways to Enjoy a Pain-Free Vacation

authored by Sheryl Kraft

You've looked forward to it all year … researched, planned and anticipated. It's finally here—vacation time!

And you're determined not to let anything ruin it.

Unfortunately, no matter how meticulously you plan, there are a lot of things that can derail a vacation. Some are simply out of your control—like delayed flights, lost luggage and perhaps the most infamous of all—the weather.

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Wednesday, May 20th 2015

How to Maintain Beautiful Hair as You Age (Courtesy of the Late, Great Whitney Houston)

by Arar Han

More hair in the drain? Dry and frizzy hair that just won't behave?

Aging hair can be a pain. Let's talk about how to take care of it—with some Whitney Houston inspiration. You can do a lot to make your beautiful mane extend beyond that "One Moment in Time!"

"All At Once"

We all know about going gray, but hair loss is thought of as something only men have to worry about, right?

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