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Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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.

The Myth of Spontaneous Sex

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Why, you may ask yourself, are you not having wild, spontaneous sex now that you and your partner have been together for five, ten, fifteen, maybe twenty or more years?

Make This the Year to Embrace Your Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

What Post50 Women Really Want to See on TV

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Growing up in 1960s Brooklyn, TV watching was simple and predictable: Friday nights found us watching The Addams Family (accompanied by Swanson TV Din...

What's in Your Closet? Ten Must-Haves for Post50 Fashionistas

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I had the great opportunity to interview Diane von Furstenberg, Ginny Hilfiger, and a few other fashion-forward experts who gave me guidelines (no rules, please!) on what to wear and to avoid once I turned 50. Here's their master list of "must haves."

Why Post50 Women Will Lead the "Occupy ERA" Movement

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Can a country that prides itself as the leader and protector of democracy in the world, and one which implores other countries to include the word "women" in their constitutions (Afghanistan and Iraq), still not protect the rights of women in its own?

The Power of The Butterfly Effect

D. A. Wolf | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
D. A. Wolf

As you're giving thanks and doing your holiday shopping, consider the Butterfly Effect -- how a small token can change a life -- or save a life.

The Eyes Have It: Eye Contact and Power

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Women will often remain silent during meetings, adding to their accumulative disadvantage, because they've learned that being ignored can be humiliating and painful.

Occupy This: Create a Lasting Legacy by Passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The Occupy Movement continues to protest economic inequality. But it's missing an opportunity to create a lasting legacy: to push for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Running the NYC Marathon and What I Wore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Like many people over 50, I was worried about running, because I had heard that running, or even strenuous walking, can hurt our joints. Research shows, however, that it won't, if done right.

The Power of Pretty, the Power of Hope: When Feeling Beautiful Matters Most

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

As more Americans survive cancer, and live longer, organizations -- and individuals -- are grappling with how to help them transition out of the "patient" stage and into a new life as a survivor who feels good, looks good, and has hope for her future.

Older Mother, Better Mother?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's possible that, generally speaking, older mothers -- especially those who have spent time in the workplace -- are often better equipped to handle the trials and tribulations of motherhood, and everything that comes with it, than their younger counterparts.

Life After 50: Why 50 Is More Than an Age... It's a Movement

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Post-50 Americans are teeming with justified frustration... just waiting to be turned into positive action. All we need to do is band together, declare our intention, and put a name to that which will propel us forward: movement.

Life After 50: I'm Running to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer... Because I Can

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

In early January, not knowing how else to express my grief, frustration, and fear, I decided to run in the ING NYC Marathon to raise much-needed money for research, treatment and support of those who contract pancreatic cancer.

5 Infuriating Fibs About Women Over 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Make no mistake: there is a revolution brewing and women over 50 are moving it forward. We demand nothing less than a societal sea change on how women over 50 are viewed in this country.

A Call to Action: It's Time to Silence the "Silent Killer" of Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you knew there was a killer on the loose attacking over 21,000 women every year, wouldn't you demand that the government do everything necessary to stop him?

Life After 50: Walk Breaks During Marathons: Wimpy or Brilliant?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Purists snicker at the idea of taking walk breaks, but they'll be the ones looking for the orthopedic surgeons.

The Healing Power Of Olive Oil

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My favorite beauty "secret" (which sure wasn't a secret to the ancient Greeks or my grandmother) is using olive oil on just about every part of your body, inside and out.

Life After 50: The End of Aging as We Know It

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

Life After 50: Why Should Gray Hair Work Against Women?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If a woman is looking for a job -- or trying to keep one -- in this fragile economy, is she putting herself in an even more precarious situation if she chooses to rebel and "go gray"?

Your Number One Financial Liability? The Numbers On The Scale

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

What is the #1 financial risk as we age? The answer, according to a new study, is clear: obesity.

Does Facebook Condone A "Culture Of Rape"?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The First Amendment is often misused and abused. That is the case with this Facebook page (bad grammar and all): "You know shes playing hard to get when your chasing her down an alleyway." To date, it has generated almost 172,000 "likes."

What It Means to Be 50 and a Woman in America in 2011: A Birthday Message to President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Once we hit 50, we understand life is not unlimited, so maybe now's the time to clarify our priorities. I can only assume that President Obama and his team have been thinking about and planning his legacy for quite some time. Is he on the right track?