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Women and Aging

Miffed by the Prospect of Menopause

Luise Meyer | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 10.17.2013 | 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...

Ageless

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?

Embrace Your Ever-Changing Body

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Whether you are a teen or over 60, your body undergoes constant physical change. And as these changes occur, they evoke a set of emotional responses that relate not only to your age, but to the circumstances associated with your stage of life.

Legacy and Issues of Aging

Rachael Freed | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

I don't wish to be younger (maybe because I'm blessed with good health and plenty of energy), but I can't deny that I'm slower. We don't spend enough time sharing with each other about our blessings or, more to the point, about our fears about aging.

Discovering the Cure to Aging Anxiety

Jennifer Armstrong | Posted 12.30.2012 | Women
Jennifer Armstrong

As 9 million people underwent cosmetic procedures last year, I did something else: I hung out with older women.

I'm Not 12 Years Old, But Thanks For Asking...

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

So, next time you meet someone new, remember to be aware of your actions and aware of how said actions can impact others.

Air(Brush) Apparent

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I have a problem with the cover. She looks so young! It's like we're showing favoritism." It was at this point, dear reader, that the whistle was deployed.

What Kind of Woman Do I Want to Be?

Brooke Carey | Posted 09.30.2012 | Women
Brooke Carey

I'm not one of those girls who dreads -- or even pretend to dread -- turning a year older. So why does this year feel different?

The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

Maria de Cesare | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Maria de Cesare

As a professional woman (as opposed to an amateur woman, apparently), I can assure you, from the bottom of my follicles: Your career success will have absolutely zero to do with how long or short your hair is.

Face it: Shall We Reconsider Our Heroines?

Michele Willens | Posted 09.25.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

I recently left New York City and met some amazing people, most particularly a refreshing breed of woman very different from those on the trendy coasts.

2 Tricks to Not Feeling Old and Fat

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.22.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I've decided that I'm not going to judge any photographs of me. Even the ones where my arm flesh looks like marbled beef.