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Lying About Your Age

Why This Closeted 'Old' Person Finally Decided To Reveal Her Age

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Margery Leveen Sher

In 1974, I cut my hair which had been hippie-style long, parted in the middle, and sometimes embellished with a tie-dyed scarf hovering over my eyebrows. I was going on a job interview to be the Executive Director for a non-profit. It didn't bother me that I lacked any experience whatsoever.

5 Ways To Stop The Obsession With All Things 'Anti-Aging'

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

As women, we can be particularly guarded about revealing our age. This can be both self-imposed and due to societal pressures. Many women attempt to hide their age with Botox to take away smile lines, face lifts to tighten skin, and other plastic surgery procedures. I refuse and here's why.

The Truth My Mother Kept From Me For Years

Lisa Meritz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Yes, my mother Sally was a stunner; her beauty a major asset. When she dressed up, you might not be able to tell which movie star she looked like, but some famous actress's name would be on the tip of your tongue.

Why We Should Admire Brave Age-Honest Celebrities

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 12.08.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Now we can't all look good as we age, but we can insist on being seen and accounted for. That is easier said than done. We have all had the experience of being introduced to someone (usually a man) at a party and seeing his eyes flit desperately over your shoulder -- even before you have uttered a word.

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Why I Lie About My Age

Susan Silver | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Susan Silver

In the last few years... ok, ok, in the last few decades, I've lied about my age. Lately, I've taken to the cute or coy or annoying phrase that I think Auntie Mame said, "I'm between 50 and death!"

How Lying To My Daughter Reached An All-Time Low

Ramona Duoba | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Ramona Duoba

Women in Manhattan work on their careers and wait until the last fertile egg to have a baby. I have many friends in my age group with young children. Though I'm not sure how many actually go to the lengths I do to keep their age from their children.

Stop Calling Me 'Ma’am'

Marianne Curan | Posted 06.09.2012 | Fifty
Marianne Curan

They are incredulous that someone "my age" isn't lying on a cruise ship deck chair recalling the revolutionary impact of control top pantyhose while eating a 7 course meal through a straw.

Why We Lie About Our Age

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

Most of us will not suffer harm if we are honest about our sexuality or our age. We do, however, suffer psychically, from constant denial of the truth about who or what we.