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The Last Taboo

Sherry Caris | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Sherry Caris

After a recent unfortunate social experience, I've decided to start talking about menopause in mixed company and I'm not shutting up. This weekend my...

Coming Soon! Hot Flash Barbie!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.01.2016 | Comedy
Janet Eve Josselyn

Mattel recently announced the release of Short Barbie and Curvy Barbie who will be joining African American and Asian Barbie to round out the assortme...

5 Ways To Find Calm In Your Menopause Chaos This Christmas

Julie Dargan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Christmas can be a stressful time for people for various reasons. For the mature woman, fluctuating hormone levels that only a woman experiencing menopause will truly understand compound this stress.

We Deserve Showers

Michelle Combs | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

I think I owe menopausal women an apology and must confess, I am a wuss. I've been writing for a few years about menopause and hot flashes. I wasn't...

5 Things About Menopause That Really, Really Suck

Jill Robbins | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I don't know why they call menopause 'the change of life.' I can think of some other, more fitting things it could be called: The seventh circle of hell.

7 Strategies For Relieving Hot Flashes Without Drugs

Berkeley Wellness | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

This article was originally published by Berkeley Wellness. Women in the midst of menopause were likely dismayed if they heard about the April 2015 st...

13 Things You Should Never Say To A Menopausal Woman

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty

It's bad enough walking around looking and feeling like you just got out of a spin class -- you know, face flushed, sweat stains on your shirt -- as y...

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

Menopause Infographic: Hot Flashes

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? Do you wake up at least once during the night in a sweat? Do you have to get out of bed, towel off, change clothes and then try to get back to sleep, only to experience a repeat performance?

A Quick And Natural Fix For Dry Eyes

Michael Lazar | Posted 06.29.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

A lot of women are entirely unprepared for the onset of menopause. And many will spend time researching what they can expect. Hot flashes and mood swings are the two most common symptoms. But about 61 percent of menopausal women also suffer from dry eye symptoms.

Caitlyn Jenner Embraces Her Changes... So Why Can't We?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines. And, although the transgender aspect of her "change" is clearly being addressed, her physical appearance is what seems to be garnering the most interest. It brings into focus the premium we place on what we look like.

Menopausal Symptoms and Non-Hormonal Therapy

Stephanie Faubion | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Faubion

Try to avoid hot, spicy foods, warm beverages, caffeine and alcohol, as these are common hot flash triggers. When choosing clothing in the morning, dress in layers, so you can remove a layer if you get too warm. Pick light, breathable fabrics.

7 Fashion Tips For Menopausal Women

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

Lesson learned this week: Don't sit near a restaurant's wood-burning pizza oven if you are a woman of a certain age unless you have frostbite.

Tropical Moments

Michelle Combs | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

Before I ever had a hot flash, I heard women refer to them as power surges and tropical moments and while I never really found that hilarious, I figured they were probably pretty accurate descriptions of what a hot flash felt like. Then I had a hot flash.

Menopause and Moods

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Once I started getting regular hot flashes, I realized that anxiety frequently went along with them. I'd feel anxious about the hot flashes themselves: what would trigger them, would they embarrass me; how long would they last, would they wake me up in the middle of the night?

Reroute Your Fear To Be Fearless

Melanie Young | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

No one is ever truly fearless. Fear is an unwanted visitor that tries to linger in your mind and body. Your goal is to send it packing and not allow it to nest.

Hot Flashes Can Last Up To 14 Years, Soul-Crushing Study Says

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty

Are you thinking of just toughing out hot flashes? The common menopausal symptom that drives many women into the arms of hormone replacement therapy j...

Breast Cancer and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Think back to your PRE-menopause days. If someone told you they could trigger menopause for you, you'd hardly have jumped at the chance, right? But that's exactly what many cancer survivors younger than 50 -- or even younger than 40 -- experience.

11 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Menopause

Vikki Claflin | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Menopause crashed my hotness with a thud heard in three states. Suddenly I was more "Ma'am" than MILF. Men stopped whistling at me from the street and started helping me through the crosswalk. People no longer commented "You look so much like your mother" and started assuming we were sisters.

The Totally Normal Life Stage That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Julie Gray | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty
Julie Gray

Menopause. There. I said it. Menopause is why I have been unable to focus for more than very short periods. It is why I have been staying in bed with my cats a lot. It is why I have had to carry a hanky with me everywhere I go and why I have claimed it's too hot when you are wearing a sweater.

Why You Are SO Lucky Not To Be A Menopausal Woman In The 1800s

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Suffering from menopausal hot flashes? No problem! Just take some opium and call me in the morning. Or perhaps you'd prefer a little cannabis? Sounds crazy, huh? But back in the 1800s, that's what doctors prescribed for their menopausal patients.

Menopause Symptoms - Trick or Treat?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

You may have Freddy Krueger-style cramps, or no discomfort whatsoever. Just as women's periods differ greatly before menopause, their menses symptoms will differ greatly during perimenopause and menopause.

How To End Painful Sex During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Vaginal dryness affects as many as 75 percent of postmenopausal women. And between 17 and 45 percent of postmenopausal women say they find sex painful.

HRT and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Hot flashes, insomnia and foggy brain can drive you over the edge, so you consider hormone therapy or HRT and then remember about the things you've read about HRT and heart disease. What is that all about and which part is factual?

Menopause Cafe: Would You Like a Side of Heatballs With the Menopasta??

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

In this day and age, (especially at my age!) with the influx of baby boomer women reaching their mid-life years, it's about time someone finally got smart and opened a restaurant specializing in issues exclusive to menopausal females. Women come to these establishments for a little R&R, hence their name -- "Rest-or-Rants!"