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In our fast-paced high-wired world, there’s little wonder why people are searching inward for peace, tranquility and joy. With stress levels at an all-time high, even Type A New Yorkers—politicians, celebrities and Wall Street tycoons—are embracing... Read more >
This summer sandals offer something we haven’t seen in a long time: comfort and sex appeal. It’s as if they were designed by Kim K and your podiatrist. Thick cushy soles for aging feet come in a wide variety of heels—platform, wedge, chunky and sky... Read more >
Not to brag, but my curly hair has gotten better with age. That’s because it has gotten better with Albert. Here I finally have one advantage over Candice Bergen who lamented in her memoir A Fine Romance: “In my sixties I seem to have gotten someone... Read more >
Twenty years ago advertising executive Ilene Beckerman, then almost 60, wrote and illustrated her first book, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, a captivating memoir that was adapted into an award-winning Off-Broadway play by Nora and Delia Ephron. As of... Read more >
Most women over fifty would rather have root canal than shop for a new bathing suit. Who wants to see a fresh crop of cellulite in a three-way mirror? Or share their figure flaws with a perky, size two saleswoman? It’s enough to make you hide under... Read more >
Okay, ladies. Paris has spoken. It’s time to take the veil. Karl Lagerfeld set the stage at Chanel with models prancing down the catwalk in pastel beanies (left) seemingly crocheted by an auntie on LSD, peering through black veils. Veils for... Read more >
In my 20s, plagued by shin splints and tendinitis from running too many laps around Central Park, I dipped my toe in the pool at St. Bartholomew’s Church and rediscovered swimming. For many years, I would overdo it when it came to exercise and... Read more >
What do urban women want from their faces? That’s the question I recently posed to a cross-section of New York women over age fifty. Typical answer? To present to the world healthy, clean-scrubbed, foundation-free skin.  “Luminosity—skin glow—... Read more >
In case you didn’t get the memo, gray hair is hot. And sexy! Just check out the silver foxes on the Red Carpet—Diane Keaton, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Helen Mirren. You’ll also see fabulous white-haired fashionistas strutting their stuff on Fifth Avenue... Read more >
According to a recent CBS News segment, new research shows that practicing yoga regularly may lower your blood pressure, your heart rate, your stress levels, your B.M.I. (body mass index) and your LDL (bad cholesterol). Add these benefits to those... Read more >
For years, Ena Malone, an I.T. expert on Wall Street, was convinced she’d always have a job in her chosen field. But in 2005, Ena, then in her fifties, was unexpectedly laid off. As subsequent job interviews did not lead to offers, the stress of... Read more >