Women Who Inspired Me in 2016

  • Posted on: 13 January 2017
  • By: helen
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The talented and inspiring speakers at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women ranged from Anita Hill to Abby Wambach to Mallika Chopra.
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The talented and inspiring speakers at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women ranged from Anita Hill to Abby Wambach to Mallika Chopra.

Before we're too far removed from 2016, I want to honor some of the talented speakers from the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women. I'd like to share a few quotes that resonated with me from that day. Maybe they will prompt you to think or act differently in 2017.


Nearly 9,000 women attended the 13th annual conference in October. The theme was "The Power of Us: Amplify Your Voice."

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From the Expert: Beautiful Beauty Tips for Post-50 Women

  • Posted on: 9 January 2017
  • By: helen
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It's all about the skin care when it comes to beauty tips for older women. Think cream, cream and more cream.
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It's all about the skin care when it comes to beauty tips for older women. Think cream, cream and more cream.

In my last post, I shared highlights about my post-50 beauty makeover. It was a fun experience. After the makeover, I interviewed Nordstrom beauty stylist Lorraine Parker to find out more beauty tips for post-50 women.

I'm delighted to share her answers to my questions, and I hope you find Lorraine's advice helpful.
 

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It's Time for My Beautiful Post-50 Beauty Makeover

  • Posted on: 23 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Mature skin sometimes requires a different makeup technique. Department store beauty counters offer expert makeup tips.
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Mature skin sometimes requires a different makeup technique. Department store beauty counters offer expert makeup tips.

A few months ago, I decided it was time for a post 50 beauty makeover. The idea began during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July when I bought a Laura Mercier makeup palette and a set of Bobbie Brown makeup brushes. I never owned a nice set of brushes. It was an important investment for my life after 50.

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My Travels on "Rhineland Discovery": A Best-Ever Full-Day Feast in Strasbourg

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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A daylong walking and food tour through Strasbourg shows off the cheeses, pastries, beverages and other fabulous foods of the Alsace region.
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A daylong walking and food tour through Strasbourg shows off the cheeses, pastries, beverages and other fabulous foods of the Alsace region.

Disparities Persist in Smoking Cessation

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Overall smoking rates in the United States are declining, but some vulnerable populations like the LGBT and the mentally ill communities still struggle to quit.
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Overall smoking rates in the United States are declining, but some vulnerable populations like the LGBT and the mentally ill communities still struggle to quit.

Supported by a grant from Pfizer

While the overall rates for smoking in the United States are declining, the battle is far from over. The statistics tell an upsetting story as smoking relates to vulnerable populations, like the mentally ill and the LGBT community. People in those communities are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit.

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The Day That Changed My Life Forever

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Childhood schizophrenia is relatively rare, and the parents of children with schizophrenia can feel alone. One blogger and mental health advocate aims to create support.
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Childhood schizophrenia is relatively rare, and the parents of children with schizophrenia can feel alone. One blogger and mental health advocate aims to create support.

Celebrate National Better Hearing Month With a Free Screening

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Hearing loss is common as you age. Duracell offers a free hearing screening by telephone.
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Hearing loss is common as you age. Duracell offers a free hearing screening by telephone.

As a blogger I get invited to a variety of press events. I wasn't able to attend Duracell's "Stay Connected" event in New York City last week, but I wanted to share some news from the initiative in honor of National Better Hearing Month, which takes place in May.

Help Prevent Osteoporosis: "Love Your Bones: Protect Your Future"

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Find out how you can keep strong bones.
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Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Find out how you can keep strong bones.

"Did you have your bone density scan?" asked Dr. S during my annual gynecological examination earlier this year.

"Yep, I had my last scan in February 2015, and it indicated that I had osteopenia, a lesser degree of bone loss, which may lead to osteoporosis."

"OK," said Dr. S. "No medication is indicated at this time." Dr. S recommended that I get a Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan every two years to check my bone health.

70Candles! Authors Share Advice on Positive Aging

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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A new book,  70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, by Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole, explores how woman can thrive in their 70s and beyond.
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A new book,  70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, by Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole, explores how woman can thrive in their 70s and beyond.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Your health care coverage may change around age 65, either through retirement or government requirements, so make sure you plan ahead.
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Your health care coverage may change around age 65, either through retirement or government requirements, so make sure you plan ahead.

by Tracy Layden

So, you will soon be turning 65. Congratulations, you will officially be a senior! That title comes with esteem, respect and senior discounts at your local restaurants. It also comes with a slew of changes in your insurance that you need to deal with—nobody's idea of fun.

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