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Barbara Hannah Grufferman

7 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Protect Your Bones At Any Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

May was National Osteoporosis Month but right now is the best time to figure out how to lower your risk of breaking a bone and avoid osteoporosis down the road. The good news is it's ridiculously easy to put yourself on the right path.

Is It Time For Mature Women To Embrace The 'No-Makeup Look'?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The 'no-makeup look' ebbs and flows in popularity, peaking when celebrities like Beyonce or Gwyneth Paltrow post photos of themselves on Instagram without a stitch of powder or even a dab of lipstick.

How Turning 50 Broke My 'Inertia Curse' And Ultimately Saved My Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Here's an experiment: imagine you're under a spell -- or really, a curse. You aren't asleep or even hurt. You haven't been imprisoned in a tower or turned into a toad. No, under this spell you are not only alive, but able to live your life exactly the same way you did yesterday. That's the curse.

10 Great Financial Tips Sure To Save You Loads Of Money

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

April 15 -- a day that's become a nagging reminder of the money we make and how much we spend -- is around the corner and boomers in particular might wonder how they can save more money in 2014.

5 Biggest Mistakes Women Make When It Comes To Love And Dating

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

These are the five biggest mistakes women in midlife make about love and dating.

Who Knew? These Celebrities Are Turning 65 In 2014!

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Do you know what the average age of retirement is in America? Or, which celebrities are turning 65 next year? Well, we're here to tell you...

A Head-To-Toe Guide To Fighting Dryness

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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.

The #1 Reason To Skip Sit-Ups

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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 of the time. Even worse, I started to think that midlife wasn't going to be so great after all. For the first time in my life, I had a bad attitude.

5 Life-Changing Events That Can Shake Us To Our Core

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Organization expert and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern told me when I interviewed her recently that turning 50 is often so traumatic it can make many people stay stuck where they are, unable to move on.

2 Preventable And Treatable Menopause Symptoms Women Choose To Ignore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Sadly, while research shows that many women are simply too embarrassed to talk about the issue with their health care providers, doctors are just as reticent to bring it up. Result? Women are left dangling in limbo: wanting to fix it, but not sure how.

Sexy And Sensible Shoes Post-50 Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.12.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I've loved shoes since I got my first pair of white patent leather Go-Go boots in 1965.

Could This Be The Real Reason You're Not Having Sex?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Shortly after turning 50, I had dinner with a group of girlfriends. Over great food and a fantastic bottle of pinot noir we chatted about kids, spouses, jobs, and politics, until the discussion eventually settled on sex.

Want To Wow On Date Night? Watch This!

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you're going on a first date -- especially one where kind friends made the introduction, or, thanks to the Internet, you've met only virtually -- you will no doubt want to put your absolute prettiest foot forward and plan a fun and flirty outfit that makes you look and feel fabulous. But, doesn't your long-term love deserve just as much effort from you?

Are You Caught In The Middle?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

There are many words we could pull out of our hats to describe a woman over 50 with kids who still need her (whether they're living at home or not) AND parents who need her, too, sometimes even more.

4 Reasons You Should Start Eating Kale -- Today

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I ingest so much kale that my husband thinks I'm addicted. True, I do mix some with brown rice for lunch almost every day, sneak this green wonder into my family's nightly salads (they still can't tell the difference between kale and lettuce), and, yes, a bottle of my 'green juice' is with me at all times.

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing The Plank Every Day

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Not everything in life is a 'given.' We can never say with complete certainty that we'll be in the same job, relationship, home, or state of health, as we are right now. Life is fraught with change -- both wanted and unwanted, good and bad. This is especially true for those of us who are being squeezed into that sandwich between our children, aging parents, and everything else that life has to offer.

How To Break Up... With Your Jewelry

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

In 1988, my then boyfriend gave me a gleaming Cartier Santos Tank watch for my birthday, which thrilled me to no end. Even though I was 31 and had a solid career, this was my first serious watch. Wearing it made me feel glamorous, sophisticated and beautiful. A classic Cartier, it kept on ticking, day in and day out, for all these years.

Are You Actually Too Old For Running?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few years ago -- around the time I was turning 50 and trying to come to grips with the changes my body, mind and life were going through -- I decided to start running, against my better judgment.

Why You Need To Start Doing Push-Ups -- Now

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A staggering 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Half of all women (and one in four men), will break a bone due to this disease. But guess what? By making a few lifestyle changes -- like exercising and eating the right foods --it can be prevented.

Life After 50: Breaking Free From Breaking Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

There's a silent and stealthy disease you may not even know you have... until you fall. A new study reveals that the prevalence of low bone density and the risk of breaking a bone are far greater among people over 50 than previously realized.

The 8 Numbers Essential To Your Well-Being

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Hi. My name is Barbara and I'm 56. Is this meaningful to you? More importantly, is it meaningful to me? My age, I mean. Should this number have any impact on how you view me, or how I view myself? In the ideal world, it would not. You would throw me in the same box along with everyone else and look at me through the same lens. But our world is imperfect.

What My Daughter Learned in College: A Lesson for All Ages

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

We can't pick up a magazine, watch television or see a movie without being bombarded with messages at every turn urging us to join the war against aging, no matter what age you are!

Can We Still Call Her Kate Middleton?

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Gerit Quealy

She was on the public stage for nearly a decade as Kate Middleton, so a mere wedding, despite all the pageantry and coverage, is not enough to dislodge the association.

Confused By Conflicting Reports On Calcium And Vitamin D? You're Not Alone

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Why does it sometimes seem as though the medical community purposely wants to confuse, confound and worry us with a continuous flow of reports that are often at odds?

What I Know About Sex Now That I'm In My 50s

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.14.2013 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My husband and I met in the sweltering summer of 1992 and started rocking and rolling immediately. But from the moment we got married a year later, we...