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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

Makeup and Other Common Items May Speed Up Menopause, Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 11:30 AM

Women exposed to high levels of the chemicals found in plastics, common household items and yes -- makeup, experience menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals, according to a new study. The study in the journal PLOS ONE did not prove...

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Turning 65 With My Wolf Pack

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 5:39 AM

One of my colleagues just turned 30 and announced that for the first time, she was going to sit out Coachella. Whether those two events are related will be for you, Dear Reader, to decide. But turning 30 has always been a line of demarcation between youthful indiscretions and maturity,...

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People Over 70 Still Have A Lot Of Sex, According To Study

(41) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 10:55 AM

People are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their 70s and 80s, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research. Of the 7,000 people who responded to a questionnaire, more than half the men (54 percent) and nearly a third of the women...

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25 Life Hacks Anyone Over 50 Should Know

(23) Comments | Posted January 25, 2015 | 6:20 AM

Who doesn't need life to be made a little bit easier? Below are 25 tips to do precisely that. Readers are invited to post their own life hacks below in comments.

1. Take a photo with your phone of where you park your car at the mall. That way, when...

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섹스보다 섹시한 5가지

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 4:22 PM

섹스, 섹스, 섹스, 섹스. 이 세상은 섹스에 대한 말과 글로 넘쳐난다. 섹시하다는 것은 무슨 뜻인가? 그럼 섹시하지 않은 것은? 섹스보다 더 섹시한 것이 가능할까? 어쩌면 가능할 수도 있다. 아래에서 소개하는 섹스보다 섹시한 5가지를 참고해보자.

1. 성교보다 포옹


알고 있다. 섹스가 끝내준다는 것. 하지만...

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Mujer de 109 años dice que el secreto para una vida larga es evitar a los hombres

(9) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:56 AM

La mujer más vieja de Escocia –con 109 años– dice que el secreto de su longevidad es el siguiente: comer su papilla y evitar a los hombres. La centenaria Jessie Gallan, quien nunca se casó, nació en una pequeña casa de campo de dos habitaciones, en donde dormía...

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5 Things That Are Sexier Than Sex

(10) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 6:28 AM

Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex. Sex is all anyone wants to talk about, read about. What is sexy? What isn't? Is there anything sexier than sex? Actually, maybe there is. How about these five things?:

1. Cuddle over coitus.
OK, this is not always the...

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109-Jährige verrät ihr Geheimnis langen Lebens: Männer meiden

(4) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Viele Menschen fragen sich, was das Geheimnis eines langen Lebens sei. Die älteste Frau Schottlands, die selbst 109 Jahre alt ist, hat eine einfache Antwort darauf: Sie sagt, das Geheimnis ihrer Langlebigkeit sei Haferbrei und, dass sie sich stets von Männern ferngehalten habe.

Jessie Gallan, die nie geheiratet hat,...

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109살 할머니의 조언 "오래 살려면 남자 멀리하라"

(3) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:37 PM

스코틀랜드의 최고령자, 제시 갤런이 지난 2일 109살 생일을 맞았다.

갤런 할머니는 지난 15일 데일리메일과의 인터뷰에서, 장수의 비결이 "포리지(오트밀의 일종)를 먹고 남자를 멀리하는 것"이라고 말했다. 108살이었던 지난해 1월, 더스코츠만 지에 장수 비결을 포리지로 밝힌 것에 '남자를 멀리하기'가 추가된 것이다.

"저의 장수의 비밀은 남자를 멀리한다는 거죠. 남자들은 쓸모보다 문제를 더...

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109-Year-Old Woman Says Secret To Long Life Is Avoiding Men

(246) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 1:20 PM

The oldest living woman in Scotland -- 109 -- says the secret to her longevity is this: Eat your porridge and avoid men. Centenarian Jessie Gallan, who never married, was born in a tiny two-room farm cottage where she slept "top-to-tail" with her five sisters and a brother...

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Tattoos May Be The Next Great Generational Divide

(517) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 5:52 PM

While tattoos and body piercings have become more mainstream, they still cause some to blanch. And where there's blanching, there may also be some employment discrimination. A few years ago, Texas A&M business professor Brian Elzweig reported that discrimination in employment decisions based on tattooing and body piercing...

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5 Conversations You And Your Partner Need To Have Right Now

(3) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 6:22 AM

It's easy to bypass certain difficult topics by simply not making time for those conversations. But the truth is, there are some discussions every couple needs to be having because change never comes easy, nor does it always come pre-announced.

1. Where is everything?
Chances are, one or both...

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7 Things We Love About Kevin Costner On His 60th

(6) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 8:58 AM

Actor Kevin Costner turns 60 today, and let's just say it out loud: He's one fine dude. Here are seven reasons we admire him:

1. He was the real star of "The Big Chill," even if we didn't see him.
Costner played the character Alex, around whose funeral the 30-somethings gather for the weekend. Unfortunately for Costner, all his scenes were cut from the final movie. His career, of course, didn't die on the cutting room floor. He went on to win two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy. Not bad for a corpse, we'd say.

2. He moved past "Waterworld" (1995) and "The Postman" (1997).
Both were financial disappointments and pretty much got dissed by everyone. But the point is, he survived the scathing reviews, the ribbing on Saturday Night Live, and moved on. He inspires us with his resiliency -- and apparently we are not alone. He has two films on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time list -- "Dances with Wolves" (1990) and "Field of Dreams (1989)."

3. He doesn't just act and direct -- he's also a country music crooner.
Costner sings in a country rock band he formed called Kevin Costner & Modern West. They did a world tour in 2007 that included shows in Istanbul and Rome and released an album in 2008 called "Untold Truths."

4. He loves baseball.
Costner has made multiple movies with a baseball theme and we've loved them all: "Chasing Dreams," "Bull Durham," "Field of Dreams," "For Love of the Game" and "The Upside of Anger," where he plays a former pro-ball player. Costner has a house in Austin and sometimes shows up at Texas Longhorns baseball practices and games.

5. He loves Westerns.
And since John Wayne is gone, who else even tries to make one anymore?

6. He has perfected the scruffy beard look.
While others have tried, nobody but nobody in our book wears a 5 o'clock shadow the way Costner does. He has elevated it to an art form.

7. By all accounts, he's a good dad.
While we aren't one of his seven children, we do like how he talked about his kids and fatherhood when we caught up with...

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If I Can't Save The World, I Want To At Least Save Harlow

(22) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 8:26 PM

save harlow

I don't know about you, but I'm still reeling from when the world went mad last week. Terrorists attacked journalists and Jews (I am both) in France and the universe spun out of control again. Craziness ruled the day and truthfully, I am blind to...

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9 Dinge, die Sie tun sollten, bevor Sie 50 werden

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 10:56 AM

Für manche Dinge sind wir zu alt und für andere zu jung. Es gibt aber einige Dinge, die man ganz sicher getan haben wollte, wenn man 50 wird. Hier sind neun davon. Wir freuen uns auf weitere Vorschläge in den Kommentaren.

1. Fotoalben und Tagebücher aus Ihrer Jugendzeit aufbewahren.


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Now You Can Hear Your Eulogy Before You Die

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 10:48 AM

For Andrew Horn's 27th birthday, his girlfriend Miki Agrawal sent an email to 20 of his closest friends and family members asking them to send her a one-minute video of themselves talking about why they loved Horn. And from that experience, was born, a company...

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The 7 Differences Between Being 55 And 65

(110) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 9:48 AM

Ah, the difference 10 years makes. With apologies for the generalizations, here are seven differences we've noticed between being 55 and 65:

1. The R word changes.
At 55, you throw the word "reinvention" around a lot as you research how to turn your hobby into a money-making business....

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5 Reasons Rod Stewart Is Our Favorite Frontman On His 70th Birthday

(62) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 8:43 PM

Rod Stewart turns 70 on Saturday (Jan. 10), and in addition to wishing the rocker a happy birthday, we'd like to pay him a little tribute. Here are five reasons why we love him -- a lot:

1. He is one of the last frontmen still standing.
Don't believe...

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The 10 Best Cities To Live In For Empty Nesters

(10) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 11:20 AM

When the kids are gone and you no longer care about the quality of neighborhood schools, a new realm of possible places to live opens up. compiled a list of the 10 top cities for empty nesters -- their first -- based on low crime, lower-than-average living...

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15 Reasons Why 2015 Already Sucks

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 5:53 AM

Here we are just days into the new year and already we have some issues with 2015. Here are 15 reasons why the air is leaving our 2015 balloon:

1. The deep freeze.
Much of the country is one big iceberg. More than two dozen states are...

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