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Painting She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.17.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There I was with a glass of wine in one hand and a paint brush in the other. As I created a real painting on the canvas, I marveled as I thought this was a talent I did not possess.

21 Eye-Opening and Offbeat Things to Do in Vermont

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.

Getting The Most Out Of Life At Age 92

Babette Hughes | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

Ask anyone if they'd like to go back to their youth and most will emphatically say no -- some will actually shudder. And no wonder. It's a time of career worries, relationship worries, money worries, kid worries. A time with no idea of who we are or even what we want in life.

'If a Tweet Falls in the Forest...' Life Without Applause-Signs, Laugh-Tracks and Likes

Kevin Walsh | Posted 12.17.2014 | Good News
Kevin Walsh

It's often not so much what happens in our lives -- as what we figure ought to happen. If no one likes this post, did it fail?

You're Never Too Old to Leave a Legacy

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

You think that you are too old to leave a legacy? Think again. Take inspiration from Anna Mary Robertson Moses. Grandma Moses, as she was called, was ...

5 Real-LIfe Wonder Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The sobering news that Olympic medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had been severely injured in an accident, caused me to think about she-roes through American history who overcame adversity and changed America

Stayin' Alive (at 95!)

Doug Bradley | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

When my mom blows out the candles on her 95th birthday this Tuesday, she'll be buoyed by the joy that marked her early years in the Basile household.

9 Incredible Women Who Succeeded Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Our society perpetuates the idea that success can only be obtained in youth -- or, if it's obtained later in life, it's the product of years of linear...

LeRoy Neiman -- The Artist Critics Love to Hate

Joan Gage | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Joan Gage

I'm not qualified to tell you if LeRoy Neiman was a "serious" artist or not, but I'm glad he managed to enjoy his art for 91 years and that the rest of us were able to enjoy it as well.

Finding Art in Age and Adversity

Darryle Pollack | Posted 09.05.2011 | Women
Darryle Pollack

I would never say having cancer is a gift. But I would say that gifts can come from having it. My friend and I are perfect examples.

Some Installation Artists Sell Their Work in Pieces

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

"Installation pieces are problematic," said Manhattan contemporary art gallery owner Renato Danese, an understatement if there ever was one.

Art Collectors: Know Your Legal Rights

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Grant

Like walking on water, collecting art and antiques requires a lot of faith. One has to trust one's tastes, the dealer and the market. Still, collectibles are not a religion, but commodities.