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A few weeks ago, I witnessed a remarkable scene on the beauty floor at Macy’s Herald Square. At the always-frenetic M.A.C. enclave, twenty-somethings oohed and aahed as a drag queen known as Milk (left) sashayed up and down the aisles—part of a... Read more >
I was always told that if you haven’t worn an article of clothing in a year, it’s doubtful you ever will. Why then is there so much still lingering in my closet? While it’s painful to part with certain treasures and arduous to sort through the... Read more >
The drastic fluctuations in temperature this winter and the constant barrage of steam heat in our apartments are especially unkind to the skin, particularly the skin of older women. “The worst offenders are the temperature, the wind, and the... Read more >
When I was in my early fifties, my husband, Mark, and I took a rafting trip in Idaho. On the trip, we met Lou and Victor and their children and we all hit it off. The night the trip ended, Lou called from her home in Las Vegas telling us how much... Read more >
I’m a Manhattan transplant who lives in one of those newly hip L.A. neighborhoods we’ve been reading about recently. We’ve got a silent movie theater, vegan cafés, and a dance studio called Yoga Booty Ballet. My husband and I moved here many years... Read more >
Have you noticed the large number of redheads on the sidewalks lately? Maybe you are one of them, by nature or by choice. I began counting redheads in reaction to an alarm issued last year that red hair would become extinct in a matter of decades.... 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 >
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 >
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 >
Back in the “Mad Men” days a young woman wrote some copy for a Clairol hair color ad that was destined to become famous: “Does she...or doesn’t she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure.’’ Now that same question is being asked about faux hair. When... Read more >

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