Recently, I watched a Gen X author on TV take credit for inventing the notion of life balance. She proclaimed superiority over Baby Boomers, whom she described as relentlessly driven to succeed at all costs. It's a good story. Except it's not true.
Beauty is only skin deep. This time-honored idiom -- and title of a former hit song by The Temptations -- recognizes an inexorable truth of human aging. Now this expression has found more contemporary implications in an era of digital photo editing.