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Felice Shapiro

The 8 Things That Make A Wedding Perfect, From A Guest's Perspective

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Recently my husband and I had some fun thinking about what makes a good wedding. It turns out that despite the endless details that the hosts have gone through, there are eight top ingredients that make the wedding fabulous from the guests' point of view.

Where to Live: Trying on Other People's Stories

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I love trying on people's stories of where to live next. This is a topic that my husband and I try on weekly. I'm not exaggerating. This week we left our summer home and came back to the suburbs -- the family house I have lived in for 30 years.

Trying The New Hair Coloring Trend In Midlife

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.05.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Perhaps you are one of those who wince at the idea of a tattoo but are intrigued by personal beauty experiments? Plenty of 50-somethings have a Tat tucked away somewhere, but many of us are not ready for that kind of procedure or permanent memento.

OMG the Kids Are Moving and I Failed the Positivity Test

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I'm working really hard at dealing with last week's news. After all it's so last week and I should be way beyond that now.

The Many Benefits Of Yoga After 50

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

We need to keep our expectations in check about our bodies. Our bodies do wear out. We have some control by taking care of it and keeping the bits and pieces moving. But, when you have had it for a long time, things shift. It is a natural occurrence and it is nothing to feel guilty, or resentful about.

My iPhone Hell

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My iPhone's demise has been brutal. I haven't ever been separated from it before and now it's broken -- just like that! I'm worried I may be hallucinating from the shock of sudden loss.

Arianna Huffington On Finally Finding Work-Life Balance

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview Arianna Huffington this past week. She has been a mentor to me (even though she doesn't know it). I followed her closely after her sale of The Huffington Post to AOL three years ago, which was the impetus behind starting

My Hysterically Funny Fashion Crisis

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I have always loved vintage clothes. My Nana was the most stylish woman I know and I wore everything she gave me from age 13 and beyond. When I find an outfit that resembles Nana's style, I am thrilled. That is why, what I wore to the dinner dance party this past Saturday night was particularly fun for me.

The PMC: A Community That Makes a Difference

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Every rider has a story at this event and cancer is our common thread. This disease impacts us all. Personally, cancer has attached itself into my closest circle of friends and family and shifted the very fibers of our lives. And frankly, like so many, I feel helpless.

4 Good Reasons Why Weighing Yourself Is A Bad Idea

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I used to weigh myself two times a day all through college and until I had my first child -- and began again after my second was born. It started because the daily dorm breakfast of buttered cinnamon toast (three slices) ended up pushing on the seams of my jeans. When I finally got on the scale - it turned out I was up 8 pounds - Never had a weight issue before and now I was freaked.

Today's Dinner, Tomorrow's Lunch Ideas

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

We hadn't even pulled out of the ferry lot and the women were in menu planning mode. Meanwhile, the guys had stacked the bikes, golf clubs and bags into our embarrassingly oversized car (we call it "The Beast") and were instantly in deep conversation about biking routes.

The Very Best Anti-Aging Skin Strategy

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Yesterday morning, I woke up ridiculously late, like 10 am, feeling like a prizefighter who had taken in the full 15 rounds. It felt great to sleep in -- 'this must be what the kids feel like -- late nights -- deep long sleeps -- delish.' Splashing refreshing cold water on my face -- I looked up and I caught a glimpse of -- someone else?

Women In Media: Marissa Mayer Is Making a Difference

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

There's no question that our demo loves to cozy up to a good read and not just flit from Twitter to Instagram. We are still gluttons for a "story" that transports us. This is why digital niche magazines are becoming Mayer's focus.

The #1 Fashion Accessory Every Middle-Aged Woman Needs To Wear

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Ok ladies, there happens to be an acceptable fashion accessory this season that we all have in our closets. Hint: it's leather, you used to borrow it from your boyfriend, it covers your arms, it makes you feel Bad Ass.

30 Great Experiences For Your Travel Bucket List

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My travel bucket list just got really long because I stole my friend's and added a few of my own to it. Just this past winter, I was on a women's ski trip and met a new friend from Toronto. We were talking about travels and she told me she had a travel bucket list. I loved that she had it on her iPhone. I asked if she minded sharing it with me and so she did.

Why We Pick the Partners We Do

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Fisher's takeaways shake up some of our belief systems about men. My first stop from the Fisher study was to focus on personality traits to see if I picked the "right partner" in both of my marriages. I loved what I discovered and yes, I did well with both my picks.

How's My Hair?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

The snowfall was higher than my 9" tall dog Jazz. When we looked out the back window and saw that there was yet another 12 inches of snow on top of the 8-inch base we both felt defeated. T

The Good Mother GPA

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

The other day I was sitting around with some girlfriends and we were talking about our role as mothers. How do we rate ourselves as moms -- what kind of GPA would we give ourselves?

The 7 Best 'Older' Leading Ladies On TV

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Strong women role models, TV heroines, and more importantly for we mid-lifers, women in their almost 50s, are showing up in great leading roles. I started to make a list and wanted to share some of my favorites,

4 Stunning Spring Dresses For Boomer Women

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Entering my closet to look for evening wear is not a joyful experience, which is too bad because I love to dress up. It's not that I don't own dress up clothes. It's just that my 'collection' was curated over the last few decades. It's not the quantity or even the quality of offerings; it's the timeliness factor. My stuff looks dated.

Fearless Aging: Famous Women Embrace the Wrinkles

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Don't we feel better when we have women who embrace their aging honestly? Aren't those lines on our faces in fact a road map of our lives -- aren't they the placeholders of our stories?

Why We Love the Singing Nun

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

At first, I thought having a nun perform on "The Voice of Italy" was a gimmicky move. I mean really, what could be more outrageous than hearing a nun, in full conventional nun garb, singing Alicia Keys on popular TV on the Vatican's home turf? It seems almost irreverent.

23 Essentials For The Perfect Girlfriends Getaway

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

When I think of what takes girlfriend time so far afield from family time, husband/wife time, parent/child time, this is what sings for me. It's about flow, spontaneity, no planning, easy on the expectations, long on the humor, void of judgement, and comfort across topics.

When It's Time To Finally Let Your Adult Kids Fly On Their Own

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

It turns out that my very odd upbringing ironically may have prepared me for the next phase of parenting -- parenting adult children.

Why I'm So Annoyed With Cameron Diaz

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Gawking can be fun. I love muting the TV and watching the Red Carpet fashion runway show before the Oscars. Hey, we know this isn't real life -- it's Hollywood and it's fun. I almost don't like it when the 'stars' try to be too real -- after all Hollywood is supposed to transport us right?