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Middle Aged Women

For Her Age

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger In Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl, title character Amy Elliott Dunne was a "golden girl," growi...

How To Unveil An Imperfect Body To A New Lover

Erica Jagger | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

When I was younger, I used to love ripping off my shirt for a new lover. My torso has always been my best feature, and my breasts were near-perfect. Insecure about who I was, and sure I wasn't good enough, I put far too high a premium on the response my body, and especially my breasts, elicited.

What I've Learned From Asking A Boyfriend About His Past Lovers

Sue Sanders | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Sue Sanders

"Tell me about your girlfriends," I ask the man I've been seeing for the last few months, my bare leg sprawled over his, my fingers grazing the graying hair of his chest. He holds me closer and begins to talk.

45 Days Until 45

Wendy Burch | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Burch

I am 45 days away from my 45th birthday party, and I weigh more than I have in my entire life. This is a heavy subject for me, and I know I need to fight the battle of the bulge -- but winning this fight means losing, and losing -- as we know -- is not so easy to do.

Social Media and the Unmasking of Psychiatric and Neurological Illness

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Alissa Fleck

A good friend of mine from college, we'll call her "L" is living a nightmare. Her 56-year-old mother was recently diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

Life: The Sequel

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The clock continues to tick away the minutes and hours, no faster or slower than before. But I feel the loss of time as it slides out the door. Time I won't get back.

How Chronic Stress Is Harming Middle-Aged Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine. Researc...

A Sexy New Novel About a Woman of a Certain Age

Mark C. Miller | Posted 06.08.2013 | Books
Mark C. Miller

Although the novel is perfect for women 40 and over in the dating pool, The Last Place She'd Look is filled with humor, insight, pain, defeat and sex that will be familiar and appealing to anyone who is in, has ever been in, or would like to be in the world of dating.

How I Got Noticed Again

Lisa_Reswick | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Lisa_Reswick

If you're lucky enough to live long enough, here's what happens. You lose ten pounds. Nobody notices. You get a new outfit or a new hairstyle, you switch from caramel highlights to deep russet. Nobody says a word.

Why 20-Somethings Are Jealous Of Me

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 05.10.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

I didn't get this way overnight you know. Turning into a late-40s goddess takes time and dedication. A willingness to forgo exercise for vanilla scones and a Venti mocha. The guts to leave the lip gloss at home when grocery shopping.

When 50 Is the New 50

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty
Lori Sokol

I have recently discovered that I am not the only post-50-year-old woman who recently began to embark on a new level of professional success once I focused primarily on my own needs, rather than the needs of others.

Is 50 A Turning Point? (EXCERPT)

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The following is an excerpt from the new book "Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment" by Katrina Kenison. I tried to sneak past my fift...

Are Middle-Aged Women Done With Men?

Vicki Larson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Not too long ago, I asked a friend how she's doing. After a long pause, she said, "I keep wondering if this is all there is." A lot of us have that feeling.

How To Turn 40 Without Freaking Out

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

I want to be that person for whom this looming event has no meaning. I met someone like that yesterday, but instead of absorbing her wisdom, all I could think was that she was a big, fat (tall, skinny) liar in very high-end gym clothes. I almost hissed.

A Middle-aged Woman Walks Into a Bar...

Karin Kasdin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

As she chokes down a sip of her drink, she notices that a man sitting at a table catty-corner from the bar is gazing at her. Intently. She smiles, then looks away, pretending to enjoy her swill. When she next glances in his direction, his eyes are still fixed upon her.

Mother’s Day Recipe for Disaster

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.11.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I get confused on Mother's Day. My first instinct is to be there for my Mom. A close second, if not a full tie, is that I want to be with my kids. Do I want to be the mother or the motheree? Whose day is it really?

Should Married People Have Crushes?

BetterAfter50.com | Jeannie Muchnick | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM BetterAfter50 I’m married –- going on 21 years in fact –- but have a crush on my cute, younger-than-me-still-has-hair allergist....

How Old is 'Old'?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Fifty

If age is indeed a number, where do Americans draw the line between middle-aged and elderly? To people age 45 and younger, the line of demarcation...

Discovered: The Good Life

Posted 12.31.2011 | Fifty

Back in July, Diane Sawyer introduced us to Debbie Watkins, "the most stressed-out person in America". Watkins fit the criteria of the Gallup-Healthwa...

44 Year Old Dara Torres Could Become The Oldest Olympic Swimmer

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports

When you've got it, you've got it at any age. Dara Torres, 44, has won 12 Olympic Medals and is not stopping there. She hopes to compete in one fi...

A Pint A Day To Keep Osteoporosis Away?

Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

Milk has a long standing, celebrity-studded ad campaign, and in the alcoholic beverage realm, red wine has been stealing the spotlight as of late. How...

Middle Class Divorcees: The New Face Of Homelessness?

Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

As boomers reach retirement age, the “Golden Years” have steadily lost their sheen, and the outlook looks bleakest for middle-aged divorcees. A ne...

The Key To Avoiding A Midlfe Crisis?

www.dailymail.co.uk | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

Most women treasure the time they spend with their closest girlfriends. And according to new research, it is exactly this that makes women in mid-l...

Happiness Secret For Middle-Aged Women: Moderate Exercise

Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty

We all know the benefits of cardio and lifting weights, but one question always remains: How much, how hard and how often do we need to workout to rea...

Eating Disorders And The Executive Woman

Forbes Women | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women

For a growing number of professional women, food issues take center stage mid-life. When coworkers would pop into Alison’s office at lunchtime to...