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Felice Shapiro

Women In Media: Marissa Mayer Is Making a Difference

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

There's no question that our demo loves to cozy up to a good read and not just flit from Twitter to Instagram. We are still gluttons for a "story" that transports us. This is why digital niche magazines are becoming Mayer's focus.

The #1 Fashion Accessory Every Middle-Aged Woman Needs To Wear

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Ok ladies, there happens to be an acceptable fashion accessory this season that we all have in our closets. Hint: it's leather, you used to borrow it from your boyfriend, it covers your arms, it makes you feel Bad Ass.

30 Great Experiences For Your Travel Bucket List

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.30.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My travel bucket list just got really long because I stole my friend's and added a few of my own to it. Just this past winter, I was on a women's ski trip and met a new friend from Toronto. We were talking about travels and she told me she had a travel bucket list. I loved that she had it on her iPhone. I asked if she minded sharing it with me and so she did.

Why We Pick the Partners We Do

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.29.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Fisher's takeaways shake up some of our belief systems about men. My first stop from the Fisher study was to focus on personality traits to see if I picked the "right partner" in both of my marriages. I loved what I discovered and yes, I did well with both my picks.

How's My Hair?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

The snowfall was higher than my 9" tall dog Jazz. When we looked out the back window and saw that there was yet another 12 inches of snow on top of the 8-inch base we both felt defeated. T

The Good Mother GPA

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

The other day I was sitting around with some girlfriends and we were talking about our role as mothers. How do we rate ourselves as moms -- what kind of GPA would we give ourselves?

The 7 Best 'Older' Leading Ladies On TV

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Strong women role models, TV heroines, and more importantly for we mid-lifers, women in their almost 50s, are showing up in great leading roles. I started to make a list and wanted to share some of my favorites,

4 Stunning Spring Dresses For Boomer Women

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Entering my closet to look for evening wear is not a joyful experience, which is too bad because I love to dress up. It's not that I don't own dress up clothes. It's just that my 'collection' was curated over the last few decades. It's not the quantity or even the quality of offerings; it's the timeliness factor. My stuff looks dated.

Fearless Aging: Famous Women Embrace the Wrinkles

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Don't we feel better when we have women who embrace their aging honestly? Aren't those lines on our faces in fact a road map of our lives -- aren't they the placeholders of our stories?

Why We Love the Singing Nun

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

At first, I thought having a nun perform on "The Voice of Italy" was a gimmicky move. I mean really, what could be more outrageous than hearing a nun, in full conventional nun garb, singing Alicia Keys on popular TV on the Vatican's home turf? It seems almost irreverent.

23 Essentials For The Perfect Girlfriends Getaway

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

When I think of what takes girlfriend time so far afield from family time, husband/wife time, parent/child time, this is what sings for me. It's about flow, spontaneity, no planning, easy on the expectations, long on the humor, void of judgement, and comfort across topics.

When It's Time To Finally Let Your Adult Kids Fly On Their Own

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

It turns out that my very odd upbringing ironically may have prepared me for the next phase of parenting -- parenting adult children.

Why I'm So Annoyed With Cameron Diaz

Felice Shapiro | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Gawking can be fun. I love muting the TV and watching the Red Carpet fashion runway show before the Oscars. Hey, we know this isn't real life -- it's Hollywood and it's fun. I almost don't like it when the 'stars' try to be too real -- after all Hollywood is supposed to transport us right?

Body Acceptance After 50

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I'm signed up for the New York Half Marathon on March 17 and for the first time, I'm 80% sure I'm not going to run it.

A Wise Woman's 17 Tips For Staying Fit Forever

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

On a blizzard-y Boston morning, my partner Lea Anne and I agreed to brave the weather and show up to play our scheduled tennis match. Our willing competitors had a rough commute as well -- so when we all met court side, we were equally pumped to play, sheltered from the storm in our warm tennis bubble.

'I Want To Like Florida, I Really Do'

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

This article was originally published on Better After 50. Geography is not merely about location -- it can carry with it all sorts of emotional bagga...

10 Things All Beginning Golfers Need to Know

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

It's OK to cheer on your husband (or your friend's husband) and tell him to "stick it" for a putt or "get it up" for a chip or "honey, don't worry, that was a really tough lie."

Chris Christie Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Christie is the gift that keeps on giving. Grab some popcorn and settle in, because this is going to be quite a ride -- ironically, thanks to Christie, traffic is flowing nicely along the media's airwaves and at our dinner tables.

Confessions of a Sleep Talker

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.16.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Unfortunately, sleep is my truth serum. My unconscious rants are unedited and emerge without sensitivity.

Bad Ass Goals For 2014 -- Your Turn!

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I learned a few things about goal setting from my years as a Life and Executive coach. Here are five key elements to making sure your goal is a success.

Pick a Resolution From the Spice Rack

Felice Shapiro | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Since I have a preference for sweets -- and I'm on the happiness track -- I'm inclined to pick the sweet resolution and not punish myself for not choosing the other three categories. What about you?

Stranger Than Science Fiction

Felice Shapiro | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

So, like the waters of Europa, new signs of life and friendship emerge in the very same universe I have already been wandering in.

How Can We Really Help Our Children With Loss?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Wakes, funerals and shivas are traditions for family to receive friends so they can say goodbye. And when they are over, what remains is a profoundly quiet, difficult road with no road map.

5 Edgy Ads Boomers Love

Felice Shapiro | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

It may appear obvious why most of us are in a heightened state of purchasing activity this month -- 'tis the season to gift to others and even to ourselves. But how do we decide what to buy? Who is having the greatest influence on our buying decisions?

How To Make Space For The Latkes This Thanksgiving

Felice Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

If you celebrate Hanukkah, this week may test your ability to be adaptable. What we have here is a holiday convergence. And so prominent is this convergence that it has been dubbed 'Thanksgivukkah.' Frankly it's a scheduling nightmare.