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Barbara Grufferman

To Gray Or Not To Gray?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Letting your hair go gray is an option that women should consider, too. This might be the most bold way to embrace -- and proudly show off -- your age.

Uniting on the War Against Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

Karen Teegarden and Desiree Jordan were alarmed by the rapid erosion of women's rights. They created a Facebook page called United Against the War Against Women, with the theory if they built it women would come.

Are This Year's 'Best Picture' Nominees Reminiscent Of Old Hollywood?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The issue I have with so many movies today is that there is an incredible amount of gratuitous violence, gore, horrendous behavior, and just plain old nasty stuff.

Ms.? Miss? Should We Care?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Is it okay to just let every woman choose for herself? What if she has chosen, but others continue to refer to her by a different and unwanted title?

The Myth of Spontaneous Sex

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Why, you may ask yourself, are you not having wild, spontaneous sex now that you and your partner have been together for five, ten, fifteen, maybe twenty or more years?

What Post 50 Americans Fear Most

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Always digging deeper into what women over 50 are really thinking (and not just depending on the academic reports and studies, many of which are frightfully discouraging), I asked friends on Facebook to reveal the one thing that keeps them awake at night, that single nagging worry that haunts their sleep and has the potential to overshadow their generally positive outlook on life.

What Post50 Women Really Want to See on TV

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Growing up in 1960s Brooklyn, TV watching was simple and predictable: Friday nights found us watching The Addams Family (accompanied by Swanson TV Din...

What's in Your Closet? Ten Must-Haves for Post50 Fashionistas

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I had the great opportunity to interview Diane von Furstenberg, Ginny Hilfiger, and a few other fashion-forward experts who gave me guidelines (no rules, please!) on what to wear and to avoid once I turned 50. Here's their master list of "must haves."

Why Post50 Women Will Lead the "Occupy ERA" Movement

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Can a country that prides itself as the leader and protector of democracy in the world, and one which implores other countries to include the word "women" in their constitutions (Afghanistan and Iraq), still not protect the rights of women in its own?

The Eyes Have It: Eye Contact and Power

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Women will often remain silent during meetings, adding to their accumulative disadvantage, because they've learned that being ignored can be humiliating and painful.

Occupy This: Create a Lasting Legacy by Passing the Equal Rights Amendment

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The Occupy Movement continues to protest economic inequality. But it's missing an opportunity to create a lasting legacy: to push for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

The Braid Is Back, And It's 'Not Just For Teenagers'

Posted 11.15.2011 | Fifty

Regularly sported by Cindy Brady and Pippi Longstocking, braids have long been under the exclusive monopoly of precocious youth. Luckily, for those of...

The Best Is Yet To Come

bestofeverythingafter50.com | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Getting older is something that happens to other people. As children, 20 seems impossibly old, thirtysomething is unimaginable. But when we reach our ...

The Power of Pretty, the Power of Hope: When Feeling Beautiful Matters Most

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

As more Americans survive cancer, and live longer, organizations -- and individuals -- are grappling with how to help them transition out of the "patient" stage and into a new life as a survivor who feels good, looks good, and has hope for her future.

5 Infuriating Fibs About Women Over 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Make no mistake: there is a revolution brewing and women over 50 are moving it forward. We demand nothing less than a societal sea change on how women over 50 are viewed in this country.

Life After 50: Walk Breaks During Marathons: Wimpy or Brilliant?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Purists snicker at the idea of taking walk breaks, but they'll be the ones looking for the orthopedic surgeons.

Life After 50: The End of Aging as We Know It

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

Life After 50: Why Should Gray Hair Work Against Women?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If a woman is looking for a job -- or trying to keep one -- in this fragile economy, is she putting herself in an even more precarious situation if she chooses to rebel and "go gray"?

Does Facebook Condone A "Culture Of Rape"?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The First Amendment is often misused and abused. That is the case with this Facebook page (bad grammar and all): "You know shes playing hard to get when your chasing her down an alleyway." To date, it has generated almost 172,000 "likes."

What It Means to Be 50 and a Woman in America in 2011: A Birthday Message to President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Once we hit 50, we understand life is not unlimited, so maybe now's the time to clarify our priorities. I can only assume that President Obama and his team have been thinking about and planning his legacy for quite some time. Is he on the right track?

The Ten Commandments Of Turning 50: A Manifesto For All Ages

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Now that I'm over 50, I look back at my younger self and wish that someone had pulled me aside, sat me down, looked me straight in the eye and told me what I'm about to tell you.

Is America in an Age of Action, or Apathy?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Yes, we are angry about a lot of things... but we are not sure what to do about it. End result? We're not doing too much of anything.

Bring Him Home, Get Fit?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My dog has been the number one biggest contributor to moving my body every day -- rain, shine, sleet or snow.

Do You Feel Pretty?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Of all the words that are used to describe how a woman looks, "pretty" is the one that is most closely connected to an image of youth.

The Best Things In Life Are... Free?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

So how do we stop the battle, and take charge of our finances and our lives right now? Consider this simple idea: stop spending and start saving.