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Barbara Hannah Grufferman
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Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the author of The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More, a resource book which addresses many of the concerns of women over 50 with the help of top experts in different fields, including Diane von Furstenberg, Frederic Fekkai, Dr. Patricia Wexler and many others.

Barbara has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America Health, and numerous radio and internet programs, including NPR, Dr. Oz Sirius Radio on the Oprah Channel, and Sirius Doctor Radio. She also travels around the country, speaking to groups on health, nutrition, career, fitness, sex and many other topics pertaining to being fit and fabulous after 50. She is at work on her second book.

Barbara is a weekly columnist for AARP, where she is also the host of a weekly AARP YouTube Channel series--"The Best of Everything." She received an award for outstanding journalism in the field of women's health and issues by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, which then named her the first NOF Ambassador for Bone Health.

Following a successful 20-year career in magazine publishing, Barbara joined an international conference company which focused on infrastructure needs and projects in developing countries, as President. In 1997, her firm hosted the first major meeting in Hong Kong after the island’s historic return to China, and Barbara was featured in Hong Kong’s major newspapers, as well as on radio and television.

A native New Yorker, Barbara lives in New York City with her husband, Howard, daughters Sarah and Elizabeth, and Gunther, a dog they rescued.

Entries by Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Mind Your Muscles: Could This Be Why You're Tired All The Time?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 5:25 AM

May is NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH! To celebrate, the National Osteoporosis Foundation has teamed up with Huff/Post50 to bring you the latest science-backed and holistic information on how to keep your bones strong at every age.

As the NOF Bone Health...

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The #1 Best Path To A Better Body, Sharper Brain And Stronger Bones

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 5:25 AM

May is NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH! To celebrate, the National Osteoporosis Foundation has teamed up with Huff/Post50 to bring you the latest science-backed and holistic information on how to keep your bones strong at every age.

As the NOF Bone Health Ambassador,...

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BADASS TO THE BONE: Celebrate National Osteoporosis Month With 5 Easy Exercises

(5) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 6:14 AM

May is NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH -- the perfect time to celebrate your bones, and think about simple ways to toughen them up, keep them strong, and prevent osteoporosis, a common disease that can be debilitating, even fatal.
Fact: 54...
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The Road To 'Happy' Starts Here

(4) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 4:40 AM


I am sprinting towards the finish line of my second book. In a few months, there will be the usual back and forth between the editor and me, until the final edition is delivered to the printer.

Always in awe of the...

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These Fall Colors Can Help Build Strong Bones

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 12:34 PM

Mark your calendars! October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, an annual event dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.


Osteoporosis happens when bones become weaker and thinner with age, or...

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So You Broke A Bone . . . Now What?

(8) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 6:59 AM

As the Bone Health Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, I'm going to let you in on a dirty little medical secret:

If you're over 50 and fracture a bone, there's a very good shot you'll be treated and released without first having a simple test that could...

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Why Knitting Is the Must-Have Life Skill

(191) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 8:30 AM

Growing up in Brooklyn, my no-nonsense German grandmother tried to teach me how to knit -- a life skill she believed was the key to happiness.

Like any adolescent, I rebelled and made excuses. "Tomorrow, Grandma, okay? Studying for a math test now, but I promise we'll sit down...

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BIG BEAUTIFUL BROWS: Your Best Beauty Accessory (And How To Get Them)

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2015 | 6:13 AM

Eyebrows have a true purpose for being -- to help keep sweat out of our eyes, and convey a wide range of emotion through facial expression.

But they've also had a starring role in beauty trends for thousands of years.

Ancient Egyptians darkened brows with kohl (Tend Setter: Cleopatra),...

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Life After 50: Has This Stopped You From Living Your Life?

(9) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 4:45 AM

I am one of the biggest believers in positive aging on the planet. Embracing who we are now, and all the new experiences that come along with getting older, is essential to our long term happiness and well-being.

But, I'll also be the first to admit that sometimes these...

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20 Reasons To Run In The New York City Marathon At Least Once In Your Life

(10) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 6:31 AM

Every year around this time, I get the New York City Marathon bug.

My usual every-other-day run generally takes me to Central Park, where I loop around for three or four miles, sometimes doing the full six.

This week, it's hard to focus on anything but the upcoming...

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3 No-Brainer Ways To Love Yourself To A Better Body (And Why You Want One)

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 6:22 AM

Do you love yourself enough to care for yourself? Prove it.

A friend and her husband recently took the scenic route from Colorado back to their home in New York, making interesting stops along the way. Knowing how strongly I feel about the importance of eating well, exercise, and keeping...

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What I Learned From 5 Boomer Celebs (And What I Should Have Asked)

(8) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 10:58 PM

As a contributor to AARP and host of The Best of Everything series on the AARP YouTube channel, I was invited to participate in the Ideas@50+ event recently in San Diego. My specific duties ran the gamut from greeting attendees while walking around the convention floor...

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7 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Protect Your Bones At Any Age

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 6:12 AM

Here's a stunning fact: According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), where I am honored to serve as Bone Health Ambassador, 2014-05-28-NationalOsteoporosisFoundation.jpg54 million Americans have osteoporosis. And thanks to an aging population, the numbers are rising.

By 2020, half of all Americans...
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Life After 50: Should We Embrace The 'No Makeup' Look?

(6) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 6:25 AM

An article in the New York Times made me wonder if I would ever go to a social event or business meeting without makeup. Hmmm.

It proclaimed the "no-makeup look as the new beauty standard" and raised the question of whether going without makeup makes one more...

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Life After 50: How To Break The 'Inertia Curse' And Get Moving Again

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 6:07 AM

2014-04-08-52booksm226x300.pngWith permission from the authors of "The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck" I'm sharing the Foreword to the book, which I wrote, as a way to describe how I felt after turning 50.

In a word ....

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Life After 50: Top 10 Money-Saving Tips Every Boomer Needs To Know -- Now!

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:49 AM

Spring is in the air: time to come out from hibernation, shed our coats (and maybe those five pounds?), and yes--file our taxes.

April 15 -- a day that's become a nagging reminder of the money we make and how much we spend -- is around the...

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5 Major Mistakes Women Make About Dating . . . Again

(4) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 5:59 AM

News flash: According to AARP, almost 50% of people over 50 are single.

While I've been married for over 20 years (to the same man), many of my mid-life friends are divorced or widowed and are thinking about tip toeing back into the sometimes scary world of dating.

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Who Knew? These Celebrities Are Turning 65 In 2014!

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 8:47 AM

Do you know what the average age of retirement is in America? Or, which celebrities are turning 65 next year? Well, let's see if you know more about retirement than a recent Today Show audience.

I was invited to be on Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda, helping...

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Fight Dryness After 50: A Head-To-Toe Guide

(5) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 5:38 AM

One of the most common and annoying aspects of aging is . . . dryness.

Hair, eyes, skin -- and a few other places -- might need a bit more attention (and lubrication) than when we were younger.

But, don't despair! Here's a quick guide to moisturizing your...

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Life After 50: The #1 Reason To Skip Sit-Ups: Watch This!

(5) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 5:34 AM

A few years ago when I turned 50 and my world was topsy-turvy . . . I decided to get a grip. Not only had I packed on 15 post-menopausal pounds (too much of it settled around my middle), my energy lagged, and I felt gloomy and glum a lot...

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