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Marcia Barhydt

Entries by Marcia Barhydt

'Loves Moonlit Walks On The Beach'

(134) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 6:57 AM

When I dipped my toe into the online dating pool a few years ago, I had no idea there was a lingo, a way of describing oneself in a profile, which often bore little resemblance to the actual person. There seem to be a number of men and women who...

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The 103-Year-Old Who Feels 20

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 5:31 PM

Have you ever wondered what a birthday cake would look like with 100 or even 103 candles on it? Lit and ready to blow out with a wish? It'd have to be a pretty big cake I think!

I've seen such a cake on the day my family and family...

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Body Conflict

(11) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 5:12 PM

I have a lot of conflict -- inner conflict -- about my body. I write about how so many of us dislike our bodies, or at least dislike parts of our bodies. Because we can all be so negative about ourselves and because we're often our own worst enemy, I...

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Finding Love and Sex After 60

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 12:00 AM

How many of us, especially when we were younger, have looked at our parents or grandparents and shook our heads, not understanding how they could possibly still be together? The thought of them actually loving each other probably didn't even enter our minds.

The still common perception about "old" love...

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Over 90: Alive and Kicking

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 5:34 PM

About a month ago, I wrote what I hope will be the first in a series of articles for Huffington Post highlighting women and men over the age of 90 as a benchmark for us to attain as we too celebrate more and more candles on our cake.

Researching this...

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Is 90 the New 60?

(3) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM

For the past few years, I've been writing about Baby Boomers; how much they have to give, their knowledge and wisdom, their value and the prejudice of ageism as applied to these boomers.

Boomers are a pretty hot item now as more and more reach their retirement age. But Boomers...

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We Celebrate Baby Boomers -- Why Not 90-Year-Olds?

(14) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 11:22 AM

All the news these days is about Baby Boomers and about how they're changing the face of aging with an in-your-face attitude. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, make up a huge demographic, a total of over 75 million in the United States. And since...

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