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Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Celebrating 50 With A 'Croning Ceremony'

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I was mystified why this lovely woman on the other end of the phone -- whom I'd never even met -- would call me a "crone" with such glee in her voice.

The Real Reason Men Should Fear Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I don't want men to be gone . . . but wouldn't it be nice if they all understood who wields the real power? And wouldn't it be nice if women did, too?

Helen Gurley Brown: The 'Mouseburger' Who Roared

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My mother did something that was straight out of Brown's book: She married the boss.

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

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.

Fight 'Bat Wings' With These 2 Star-Approved Exercises

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's true that as we get older, firming up certain parts of our bodies isn't as easy as it once was. But I soon found out it is far from impossible.

Do We Ask Too Much of Women Who Make It to the Top?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When women make it to the top, as Rometty and Mayer have, how much should we expect of them? How much do they owe us?

7 Biggest Beauty Blunders By Post 50 Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I interviewed Diane von Furstenberg who told me that the key to looking great is to be comfortable. If you're tugging at your too-short skirt you'll be more focused on covering your thighs than on what you should be engaged in.

The Conversation Women Need to Stop Having

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Nothing less than a sea change is required in how we look at and talk about women, work and babies in this country.

The Mad Majority: How The Media Stops Women From Being Heard

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How can we believe what the media is telling us if we're not getting the full story and if we consistently ignore the voice of more than half this country?

To Gray Or Not To Gray?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Letting your hair go gray is an option that women should consider, too. This might be the most bold way to embrace -- and proudly show off -- your age.

The Truth About Cropped Pants

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

There are so many terrific and flattering summer style options for post-50 women that I often wonder why we insist on wearing things that simply don't look good on us.

The Travesty of Being a Post-50 Woman in America

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

According to a new study from OWL (Older Women's League National Board), women over 50 are in dire straits.

5 Tips for Becoming Fearless After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How can we ignore the noise from the media about how "younger is better" and stay on course? How can we stop fearing (and fighting) the aging process and learn to embrace it?

How To Use Fear As A Tool For Positive Change

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Fear isn't as evil as we think. While it's usually viewed as an emotional experience we should avoid at all costs, in truth -- if harnessed correctly -- fear can turn our lives around by forcing us to make change for the better.

Join Me on April 28th

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The days of standing on the sidelines to watch others control our bodies, health, income and rights are over.

Why Our Daughters Are Going in 'One Direction' (and Why It's Mother Approved)

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I, for one, am thrilled that our girls have the opportunity to experience something close to what iyr generation had with the Beatles.

How Doing a Little More (or Less) Can Change Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's all about setting realistic goals -- not overly ambitious ones that can never be met -- and streamlining your life to make room for what's truly important

Are Women Mad Enough to Get the Job Done?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.11.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Something is definitely changing in America, and my heart tells me there is no going back. We are angry and ready for action. But are we angry enough?

Are This Year's 'Best Picture' Nominees Reminiscent Of Old Hollywood?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The issue I have with so many movies today is that there is an incredible amount of gratuitous violence, gore, horrendous behavior, and just plain old nasty stuff.

Ms.? Miss? Should We Care?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Is it okay to just let every woman choose for herself? What if she has chosen, but others continue to refer to her by a different and unwanted title?

The Wrap Star: Why Diane Von Furstenberg Is Still On A Roll (PHOTOS)

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.21.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Diane believes that one of the most important things that any woman can do for herself -- especially those over 50 -- is to be her own number-one priority.

The Post 50 Plan to Declutter Your Life . . . For Good

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When I turned 50 a few years ago, I was overwhelmed by the stuff that had accumulated over the years, and I realized that it wasn't just physical clutter but mental clutter, as well.

The Secret Life of Secrets: What to Tell a New Love ... and When

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

But, before you met this new love, you had a life, complete with friends, lovers, spouses, jobs, good decisions, bad choices and ... secrets. And then comes the inevitable question: Do you tell ... everything? And if so, when?

The Good Patient: How To Make Your Doctor Love You

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

We expect a lot from our doctors, but it's a two-way street. I asked a few physicians to tell me which behaviors they see in patients that impede their ability to provide the best care.

Will the Authentic Paula Deen Please Stand Up?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Paula Deen has a golden opportunity to send a very important message to this country, if she wants to join the fight against diabetes in a truly authentic way.