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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

This Is Why It’s Harder To Sleep During Menopause

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 2:08 PM

Yep, as if those pesky mood swings and hot flashes weren’t enough, menopause can also mess up your sleep. Blame your hormones for your inability to fall asleep, stay asleep and get enough rest. Watch how menopause impacts your shut-eye.


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What We Didn't Hear In Trump's Acceptance Speech

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 11:03 AM

At 75 minutes long, Donald Trump’s acceptance speech to be the GOP’s presidential nominee, broke records for length ― and we suspect volume. But while we can debate ‘til the cows come home whether Melania wore the same dress twice or Ivanka used a fan for...

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Study Uncovers The Simple Secret To Maintaining A Red-Hot Sex Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 9:58 AM


It happens to pretty much everyone who has been with the same partner for a long time: Even though things may have started out hot and heavy, gradually sexual desire fades as familiarity increases. But new research from Israel found that if things are...

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It Must Be Summer: The Grandparents Scam Is Back

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 11:03 AM

With summer comes an uptick in a popular scam that’s been targeting grandparents since 2008, said the FBI. Summer is when many college students travel. So when the phone rings late at night and it’s someone claiming to be your grandson stranded in Morocco, the natural...

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At 113, The Oldest American Alive Still Lies About Her Age

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 10:12 AM

Adele Dunlap of Hunterdon County, N.J. got an unexpected ― and arguably an unwelcome ― promotion this month. With the July 8 passing of Goldie Michelson of Worcester, Mass., Dunlap became the oldest person in our nation of 324 million. But despite documents putting her age at 113, Dunlap insisted to that she is a mere 104. 

Apparently she has always been one of those gals who shaves a few years off her age. 


Dunlap, who is known as “Ms. Adele” at the Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown where she has lived since she was 99, was asked by how it felt to be 113. She looked her questioner in the eye and answered: “I’m 104.” While we’d never want to argue with a lady about her age, reported that the Gerontology Research Group validated her age at 113. If it’s any consolation, there are still nine people older than her in the world, including 116-year-old Emma Morano-Martinuzzi of Italy.

As for Dunlap, she’s a Jersey girl through and...

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The 13 Countries That Are Better For Retirees Than The U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 10:18 AM


When the work wheel stops spinning, where will you land? According to the Natixis Global Asset Management’s fourth annual study, the countries of Norway, Switzerland and Iceland do the best job of providing for their retirees. In the study of 43 nations, the U.S. ranked #14.

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This Is What Twitter Says About How Older People Dress

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 12:12 PM

After a survey done by a British site got a lot of your britches tied up in knots over the idea that you could be too old to wear skinny jeans or long hair, we decided to peek in on Twitter ― not always known for loving...

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Umfrage: Ab diesem Alter sollten Frauen auf Skinny-Jeans und lange Haare verzichten

(16) Comments | Posted July 17, 2016 | 11:06 AM

Eine informelle Umfrage mit 2.000 Briten (bei den meisten nehmen wir an, dass ihnen die Windeln ausgegangen sind) ergab, dass Frauen sich ihre langen Haare abschneiden lassen sollten, wenn sie 46 Jahre alt geworden sind. Ab dem biblischen Alter von 47 Jahren sollten Frauen auch besser damit aufhören,...

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To Pick Your Roommate Or Not To Pick Your Roommate At College

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 11:14 AM

Around our house, she is simply known as The Roommate. She will be the young woman whose name is spit out of a computer to share a college dorm room with our daughter. She will be the one whose snores will keep our daughter up at night, whose...

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Today's News Is 'Deja Vu All Over Again' For Those Over 50

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 10:14 AM

It’s been said that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Maybe that’s why some of us are experiencing a sense of deja vu caused by recent news events. Shades of crouching along the school hallway during air raid drills when we thought Cuba was...

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The Age When Women Are Too Old For Long Hair And Skinny Jeans

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 10:41 AM

An informal poll of 2,000 Brits (most of whom we suspect are just out of nappies) says that by the time a woman is 46, she should shear her long locks and by the ripe old age of 47, she should hang up her skinny jeans. While the...

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5 Excellent Reasons Why People Over 50 Should Play Pokémon Go

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 12:09 PM

In the span of a week, the mobile phone game Pokémon Go has surpassed Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp in daily usage time. Hell, it has given Twitter a run for its money and somewhere, someplace, we suspect even Mark Zuckerberg is screaming at people “Why didn’t we...

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The 5 Ways Sex Gets Better And Better When You're Older

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 2:12 PM

Yes, older people have sex. It may look and feel different from the sex younger people are having, but it is sex nonetheless. Here’s why sex after 50 is actually better:

1. You understand the value of a good cuddle.

There is nothing quite as comforting...

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Well, This Raises Decorating A College Dorm To A New Level!

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 12:23 PM

Tis the season for dorm-room shopping trips and many a mom-daughter duo have made their way down the bedding aisle clutching a fistful of Bed, Bath & Beyond 20 percent off coupons.

But no matter how hard they look, they will never top the love...

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What AARP Wants To Hear Most From The Presidential Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 11:01 AM

With the nation’s attention and election discourse focused on gun violence, immigration and Hillary’s emails/Donald’s insults, AARP is hoping to elevate the issue of Social Security to center stage. The group, which represents the interest of those 50+, is making a push in the run-up to the presidential conventions and...

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The 10 Most Dangerous States For Older Drivers

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 11:04 AM

Rhode Island is the most dangerous state for drivers age 65 and older, followed by Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho, according to a report. New Mexico is the safest.

The study compared the number of people age 65 and older who were killed in...

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Rita Moreno: Older Women Must Educate Themselves On Money Matters

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 10:45 AM

At 84, award-winning actress Rita Moreno is a product of her own success and upbringing. “I was the artsy one,” she said, “and my husband took care of all our finances. It was the Latino way ― the man is in charge of the money.” And when her...

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The Hardest Lesson Of All For The Parent Of Teenagers

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 5:12 PM

Without question, I am the engine that runs my family. I am the organizer, the planner, the just-in-case-you-need-it-I’ve-packed-it person. If you forget something, I will bring it to you. If you lose something, I will replace it. If you need help, I will provide it. I am the...

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This Is How To Tell If Your Cat Is Aging Well

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 11:01 AM


It takes a special kind of person to invest deep love in a pet, knowing that with a cat or dog’s shorter life span, we likely will be saying goodbye to them in relatively short order. The loss of a furry family member cuts like a knife...

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8 Inventive Ways You Can Cash In On This Country's Aging Boom

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 10:39 AM

The baby boomer bubble is creeping up in age and along with that comes plenty of opportunities to make money. What will this generation need ― and be willing to pay mightily for? Figure out the answer to that question and you’ll be rolling in the dough. Here are some...

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