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What's in Your Lipstick? Women Shouldn't Have to Play Detective in the Makeup Aisle

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Whip out your magnifying glasses and trench coats, ladies -- it's time to play detective. Not in any dark alleys or smoke-filled offices, but in the cosmetics aisle at the drug store, at the salon, and online.

Can Beauty Actually Improve Your Health?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"It's better to look good than to feel good" went the SNL line made famous by Billy Crystal. It was funny, in part, because it mocked an age-old conf...

I On Beauty: Chapter 15 -- The Post-50 Market Moves Online, Spends Billions for Beauty

Irene Michaels | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

Post-50 shoppers are making more of their purchases online than you might think. While seniors may not be the most active demographic on social media, they aren't by any means absent from the internet.

Women Victorious In U.S. Supreme Court's Harris V. Quinn

Julie Gunlock | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Julie Gunlock

Women just scored a significant victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. Quinn, decided just last month, the Supreme Court declared that childcare providers and personal care aids (PCAs attend to hygiene, housekeeping, and meal preparation for the elderly and infirm) are not required to unionize.

50% Of Men Do This In The Bathroom

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM For the naturally curious, a closed door is cause for questions. And what room’s door is always closed when someone...

Hate to Clean? Be Thankful

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

This Thanksgiving, when you're feeling grateful for your feast, also think about the napkins, the well-scrubbed faces around your table and the prospect of cleaning the oven when it's all over.

3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Parents' Care

Robyn Stone | Posted 12.16.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

It's no surprise that most older adults, when given the choice, say they would prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. But what if those older adults develop physical and cognitive challenges? Who helps them fulfill their preference to age in place?

The Easiest Items To Use Coupons With, From Jill Cataldo (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

If you want to get started with couponing but you don't have much time, focus on personal care items to get the biggest savings. Coupon Expert Jill Ca...

Invest in Direct Care Jobs to Strengthen U.S. Economy

David Ward | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
David Ward

The rapid increase in demand for their services is fueled by an aging baby boomer population and the wounded veterans returning from a decade of combat. And while the opportunity to pursue a noble career helping others maintain their dignity and independence is appealing to job seekers, there's a catch.

Sandy Relief Donations: Help High School Students Get Life Back to Normal

Indie Lee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Indie Lee

People are freezing, hungry, and homeless as a result of the storm. Amidst all of that... makeup worries? Seems so inconsequential, right? But then I remembered receiving two different emails from people who lost everything but still wanted face oils and scrubs.

How Active Should We Be in Our Own Medical Care?

Erin Smith | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

Be a thinking, active, participating person in your family's health care. Do your homework. Trust your gut instinct. Ask questions, even if you feel uncomfortable doing so.

Study Finds Parabens in Cosmetics Linked to Breast Cancer

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 03.27.2012 | Health News
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Researchers from the University of Reading in the UK found that virtually all -- 99 percent -- of the tissue samples collected from women participating in the study contained at least one paraben, and 60 percent of the samples contained no less than five parabens.

The Coming Age of the Family Caregiver

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Health News
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

The next 30 years will be defined by the quality of care we provide for our elders. How will the baby boomers age and die? How are we as their kids going to care for them well and honor their memory and legacy? What kind of lives will we review?

6 Things Patients Can Do To Improve Health Care

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

While we can all agree that there are "bad apples" in every line of work, the "bad apples" in medicine simply are not the reason that we are in the crisis we find ourselves in.

Sensitive Skin Savers

Pandora Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pandora Young

Anyone plagued by a delicate epidermis knows just how treacherous the wrong toiletries can be. Lotions and soaps can be methods of torture for irritat...

The Nine Commandments of Eco-Sex: Getting It on the Green Way in 2011

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Iris Weiss

What's your number one resolution for 2011? If you answered, "getting more action," you've come to the right post. Whether you're looking to spice up your current relationship or start something new and steamy, here's how start doing it.

Kiss My "Green" Lips

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Here's a reality check... the average consumer can use more than two dozen personal care products containing hundreds of chemical ingredients each day.

Life Cycle: Will You Soap My Back?

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

While the production of soap--or anything, really--has environmental repercussions all its own, the pretty smells in our personal care products have been linked to not-so-fine human ailments.