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Arlene Schindler is an author and speaker with expertise in relationships and dating, sharing humorous tales of women’s secrets and desires. Her novel The Last Place She’d Look is a raucous romp through the hidden sex lives of today’s “mature” woman. Follow and contact her at, and on Facebook.

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Why I'm Thinking Twice About Babies... After 50

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 6:22 AM

I forgot to have children -- what does that mean now? Sure, I've joked that I didn't want to be a motel for a fetus, or, my life began when my eggs dried up. But now, after 50, I'm thinking about babies. Thanks to Facebook, I'm seeing that my high...

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The Dirtiest Word You Can Hear In Corporate America

(15) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 6:07 AM

Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends. Many boomers are ill-equipped in the era of social media...

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Why Every Woman Over 50 Should Practice Bisexuality

(257) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 5:27 AM

Imagine a day of pleasurable activities with someone who loves and appreciates you, followed by a bottle of Cabernet and a delicious dinner, laughing all the way, maybe ending the night with some light cuddling. That's a snapshot of a day in the life of an affectional bonding relationship.


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Are A-Sized Breasts 'Minor Disappointments'?

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 9:02 AM

First, I'd like to state that I'm an "A".... cup. In Academia, the letter "A," as in "A" student, is revered and rewarded with the best schools and great jobs. In restaurant and movie reviews, an "A" is highly-coveted, popular and crowded. But an "A" in the world of breasts...

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How Chewing Gum Is Good for Your Eyebrows (or at Least Mine)

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 3:33 PM

Lena Dunham's August 19 Facebook post hurt my feelings. She wrote: "Don't let anyone with bad eyebrows tell you shit about life." Hundreds of people liked her remark. Not Me. Awash with diminished self-esteem, I commented, "Sometimes there's a reason why they have bad eyebrows! Trichotillomamia: an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Are Headhunters Chowing Down on Boomers?

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 11:39 AM

The economy added 203,000 jobs in November while the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent, the lowest since November of 2008, according to a recent Labor Department statistic. What has been glossed over in these stats is the fact that workers in their fifties are about 20% less likely than...

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Why I'm Over 50 And Not Going To Take It Anymore

(201) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 5:27 AM

When was the last time you saw a group of mid-life women dining out at a restaurant? Maybe they were at the table right next to you, but you never noticed them. If a woman in Los Angeles is single and over 50 the message the city gives her, both...

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Flourishing After 50

(14) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 7:01 AM

After a lifetime filled with depression, disappointment and rejection, at age 54, happiness slammed me like a speeding train. This joyous collision contradicted everything I'd been prepared to expect. Surprisingly, with the onset of menopause, when my eggs dried up -- my life began!

The end of...

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5 Things Lindsay Lohan Could Learn From Angelina Jolie

(12) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 6:58 PM

Angelina Jolie is one of the most popular movie stars in the world. She's a shining star in every project she's appeared in, first garnering praise and awards in 1998 with the title role of Gia, a model who lived fast and died young. Initially it looked like that might...

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Are You A Divorced Dad Dater?

(27) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 11:09 AM

For most of my dating life, as a childless woman I dated men without children. At one point in my life I swam exclusively in the dating pool of divorced dads (DDs). This made me a Divorced Dad Dater (DDD).

I love DDs because they always make...

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Traveling With Older Women

(3) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 5:21 PM

After a year of health crises and legal battles, I took a two-week vacation in China to celebrate my triumphs and victories. I was eager to escape my world and dive into a pool of adventures far from home. As much as I learned about the Chinese people and their...

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