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Women and Aging

Why You Shouldn't Lie About Your Age

Jen Glantz | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

You find yourself waking up on a Tuesday, soaking wet in your own stress sweat, screaming "Ahhh, it's April and I don't even have a 401k and I just downloaded my third dating app of the week and now i'm supposed to turn another year older?"

Why Age Really Should Be Just a Number

Trana Pittam | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Trana Pittam

How can we tell our daughters (and granddaughters) to be proud of exactly who they are if we ourselves are afraid to admit to something as rudimentary as our date of birth?

How To Celebrate Age Through The Lens Of Gratitude Instead Of Groans

Christine Carter | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty
Christine Carter

I have walked and stood and moved with my legs for an estimated 10 hours a day, which means I have used my legs for 171,550 hours in my lifetime. These legs have moved me to new cities, up mountains and down streets winding through places new and old.

FACE IT: Pining For The Age of Agelessness

Michele Willens | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Michele Willens

What if actresses could stop shaving years as regularly as they do their legs? What if the only numbers that mattered on our resumes referred to how long we stayed at one place? What if we could love without worrying about the birth dates of potential partners?

What It's Like To Turn 30 In 3 Hilarious Charts

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women

From friends getting married and having little humans, to a night on the couch instead of a night on the town -- life changes a lot once you hit the d...

The 8 Main Concerns Shared By Older Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

We heard from women in their 70s on our blog at and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it's a great time to reassess our lives and examine our options. Here are the topics that matter most to women in their 70s.

The Hypocrisy of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Because we're reluctant to talk about our own vanity-driven alterations, we tend to want to dismiss and condemn those of others. The real objection to Zellweger's new face isn't that she has one. The objection is that we can't pretend it didn't happen.

The Truth About Being 40

Lindsey Mead | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

Forty has answered many -- most? -- of the big questions that haunted my young adulthood. Forty is about embracing the reality that those answers have built.

No 'Cure' for Growing Older

Anndee Hochman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Anndee Hochman

The place I'd like to hit the "pause" button is not on my menses, which I've never minded much and will miss when the egg factory closes down for good, but on our society's terror of human aging, fragility and change.

Miffed by the Prospect of Menopause

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Luise Meyer

I am not menopausal, nor have I gone through menopause, so I obviously don't know what is in store for me, but if the experience of those nearest and dearest to me is any indication, it is unlikely to be a fun fest.

Pretty Party

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Kristin Armstrong

Accepting our aging is an act of love towards ourselves; an act of grace, generosity and freedom to the people we care about; and a welcome offering of humility to the world.

Why Some Women Get Better With Age

April Brucker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
April Brucker

Sporting a rhinestone top and hot pants, her feet barely fitting into her glittering, impractical heels, Mrs. Longstreet would embark on her morning shopping trip. As this Suburban Gypsy Rose Lee strutted down the frozen food aisle for her big number, her flesh sagged like a flag at half-mast.

The Tyranny of the Mirror: Is Looking Young Making Us Feel Worse?

Grown And Flown | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We condemn the pressure placed on our daughters to be and look perfect. And then, we place almost the same pressures upon ourselves to be forever young, to repel the forces of aging and to glean our sense of self from our faces rather than our lives.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Beauty and Aging (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 01.27.2014 | Style
Jimmy Nguyen

Whenever Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee shows up, there are always laughs and life lessons. Watch as Brook talks with me about beauty and aging -- and how to age beautifully.

Questions About Aging That You're Too Embarrassed (Or Afraid) To Ask

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We asked these top doctors to explain some of the less-than-awesome surprises of getting older. Q. Argh, facial hair! Is there a...

Proof Women Still Aren't Allowed To Age

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.20.2013 | Women

When men age, they get wrinkles. When women age, they get airbrushed. At least that's the lesson that can be gleaned from looking at the new posters f...


Kris Evans | Posted 10.30.2013 | Women
Kris Evans

They say age is a state of mind. Well, tell the body that, because my body is not what it used to be. I will continue to go on trying to make my style, inside and out, ageless.

Nature's Tattoos

Janet M. Neal | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Janet M. Neal

Our wrinkles give us texture -- something that adds interest and depth. Like a snowflake, no two people have the exact same pattern and placement.

WAIT, I'm Not Dead, I'm Just Over 50

Carole Montgomery | Posted 09.22.2013 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

The first time I read Harry Potter I remember thinking how cool would it be to have an invisibility cloak? And then I turned 50 and voila, my cloak was me.

Why I Reported Menopause to the Police

Donna Highfill | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Nothing seemed to be missing other than her waist, which is definitely gone. At one point we did determine that it might be hidden under her breasts, but even after lifting her breasts to their pre-breastfeeding position, her waist could not be located.

The Gender Hair Gap

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While gender differences have narrowed in so many ways, when it comes to hair loss, the gap remains wide. A clean-shaven head may be commonplace among men, but it continues to be a rare and complicated choice for everyday women. Why is that?

Aging Sucks: I Miss the Tops of My Tits

Meredith Gordon | Posted 05.06.2013 | Comedy
Meredith Gordon

I have great tits. I'm not telling you that to brag, I'm just telling you that because there's not one part of my body, talent or personality you'll ever hear me say is great. But I have great tits, for a normal person, who doesn't photograph them for the Internet.

Stop Saying Guys Who Dumped You Were Gay ... And 11 Other Lessons For My Younger Self

Christie O. Tate | Posted 05.05.2013 | Women
Christie O. Tate

Can you please start wearing nicer bras so you don't end up almost 40 years old with a "lingerie" drawer full of Champion sports bras from Target? Please do some leg work; you are going to get busier later in life. Don't make Old Christie do everything.

70 Is Something! Women in Their Eighth Decade

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 04.28.2013 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

We wished for a road map, but knew of none for the years ahead in this new era of extended longevity. What were women in their eighth decade doing with their time? What were their hopes, dreams, expectations? What does "old" look like these days? We decided to find out.

How I Got Over Feeling Old In My 30s

Maria Gagliano | Posted 04.21.2013 | Women
Maria Gagliano

She's 87. Of course 31 seems young to her...she'd put in a whole 56 years between now and her 31st birthday. But didn't she know my super-cool life -- the life I'd always aspired to -- was over?