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Ann Brenoff
Ann Brenoff is a Huffington Post Senior Writer/Columnist. She works out of the Los Angeles office, where she is a senior manager. Prior to joining The Huffington Post in 2011, she was on staff at the Los Angeles Times.

Entries by Ann Brenoff

Was This Dad Right To Spy On His Teenage Daughter?

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 10:39 AM

One of the lowest hanging fruits on the parenting tree are those ubiquitous apps that keep track of your kids for you. Notice I didn't say "spy" on your kids? I choose to regard apps that let me peek at my kids' texts and social media posts and...

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Eating More Fish Reduces Alzheimer's Risk For These People

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 12:58 PM

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5 Must-Follow Valentine's Day Gifting Rules For Long-Time Couples

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 4:02 PM

Romance means different things to different people. And love certainly can be expressed in many ways. For some, coming home to all the laundry being washed, folded and put away is pretty darn romantic. Others need a surprise weekend trip to Paris to be impressed. One truth we...

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The 6 Things Successful Long-Time Couples Never Do

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 10:37 AM

On the cusp of Valentine's Day, we asked our happily-together-for-ages friends what their secret to staying coupled has been. Actually we asked them to tell us which behaviors they avoid -- what are the things that successful long-term couples don't do? Here's what we heard:



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Guess Who's Left Out Of Obama's New Retirement Proposal?

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 12:59 PM

In the fantasy world of politics and financial planners, right now, millions of baby boomers are slapping their palms to their foreheads and saying, "Gosh darn-it! I knew I forgot to do something: Save for retirement!"

Alas, it should only be that simple.

No, we did...

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Why Cher Says She's the 'Crazy Old Aunt' Of Twitter

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 11:12 AM

One thing about Cher: You always know what's on her mind. The larger-than-life superstar, who just donated 180,000 of bottles of water to the people of Flint, Michigan, is said to be on Twitter constantly. She regularly shares her outspoken views on everything from ISIS, Donald...

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Why Celebrities Should Stop Retirement-Shaming Us

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 2:38 PM

Lately, there have been a spate of headlines cheering on older celebrities who at 70 or 80 proclaim that they have no intention of ever retiring. Well, bully for them and their nipped, tucked and lipo-sucked bodies.

Actually, I feel a little sorry for them. Are celebrities' identities...

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Why The Deaths Of All These Musical Legends Are Getting To Us

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 2:54 PM


Our boomer world was rocked by the recent deaths of so many musical legends from our generation -- David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Natalie Cole. The sudden news -- and the quantity! -- caught us off-guard,...

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10 'Compliments' People Pay That Are Actually Ageist

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 2:29 PM

Words can hurt, even the well-meaning ones. Studies have shown that our perception of aging impacts just how well we handle it, and that the subtleties of our language matter. As such, we'd like to stomp out these phrases that demean older people -- whether they are meant...

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6 Things You May Not Know About Dolly Parton, On Her 70th Bday!

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 9:51 AM

It's this simple: If Dolly Parton didn't exist, someone would have had to invent her. The Great Goddess of Country Music turns 70 on Jan. 19 and while most everybody knows that she is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Oscar-nominated actress, flourishing businesswoman extraordinaire, major philanthropist and icon to the...

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Το φυσικό φάρμακο ενάντια στην στυτική δυσλειτουργία

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2016 | 9:26 AM

Ας ξεκινήσουμε λέγοντας ότι η στυτική δυσλειτουργία, όπως και άλλες σεξουαλικές διαταραχές, ειδικά εκείνες που οφείλονται σε ψυχολογικούς παράγοντες είναι σύνηθες φαινόμενο και δεν πρέπει να θεωρείται θέμα ταμπού.

Έρευνα που έγινε από το Harvard University και το University of East Anglia και δημοσιεύτηκε στο επιστημονικό περιοδικό «The...

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The 9 Things That Are Wrong With The College Application Process

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 10:50 AM

I have watched my oldest child navigate the college application vortex for the past 18 months now. As she has inched her way closer to the pearly gates of higher education, I repeatedly have asked myself, "Is this crazy or is it just me?" You decide, dear readers.

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Forget Powerball. Consider This New Lottery-Style Savings Account

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 12:00 PM

At the risk of being a party pooper, you didn't win the big Powerball jackpot, did you? Intellectually, you knew that buying those lottery tickets was akin to setting an Andrew Jackson on fire, but still you couldn't help yourself. You probably said something like, "Hey, somebody has...

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Move Over, Starbucks: Meet The Alzheimer's Cafe

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 10:40 AM


There are support groups for Alzheimer's patients and there are support groups for their caregivers. But the latest type of group combines the two in a social situation -- and seems to be working on all accounts. Welcome to the Alzheimer's Cafes.


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The 5 Fights All Long-Time Couples Have (And Most Keep Having)

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 3:16 PM

In between the champagne of New Year's and the red roses of Valentine's Day, we would like to assure you that nobody -- nobody -- has a blemish-free relationship. There are always some hot buttons that get pushed on occasion. Here are the areas in which most disagreements...

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5 Things That Sound Crazy But May Actually Cover Up Gray Hair

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 10:34 AM

It's been said that nothing is a deader give-away to your real age than those strands of gray hair that infiltrate your mane. It's also been said that if having gray hair is your biggest problem, consider yourself lucky. So with that in mind, we offer you five...

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Nature's Delicious Answer To Warding Off Erectile Dysfunction

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 11:49 AM


Eating foods that are rich in certain flavonoids has been associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction in men, especially those under 70, according to research from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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Sarcasm Is Lost On Older People Who Are Too Literal, Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 10:58 AM

Youth may be wasted on the young, but sarcasm is apparently wasted on the old, according to the findings of researchers at the University of Aberdeen.

The researchers found that adults over 65 were more likely to misinterpret things said sarcastically and instead take their...

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7 Ways To Bring Sex Back Into Your Life After 60

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 1:11 PM

Sex is good for you. Studies have shown how sex can reduce depression, strengthen your relationship and even improve your life span. Fair enough, but how do you improve things in the bedroom once you are north of 60?

H/T to Dr. Michael Trombley,...

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5 Things Retired Folks Don't Really Want To Hear About Retirement

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 11:34 AM

1. "There really isn't a retirement crisis."

You know about Holocaust-deniers, right? Well now we have retirement crisis-deniers. For years, pretty much all the studies and surveys have predicted a tsunami of trouble for baby boomers when they retire. We've been told that the combination of our increased...

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