What are your cues of womanhood—high heels, bright red lips? Edra Ziesk explains her midlife mindset and why refusing to wear lipstick is about much more than color.
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If you’ve got a noticeable mark, you know the drill: Own it. Cover it with goopy concealer. Talk to derms about your options. Here, writer Aimee Lee Ball shares her story, and the path she took to being happy again about putting her best face forward
If your sex life was unsatisfying, would you and your partner be willing to re-learn how to make love? Laura Zam was. Here, she shares the details of what it’s really like to get way intimate in front of an expert…and the ecstatic results
If you’re the kind who gives and gives—and gives!—to help others, maybe it’s time to redraw the lines. Veronica Chambers explores the caregiving role and what to do if it takes over your life
Many of us are reeling from the recent celebrity suicides. But did you know that there is an upswing among women our age in particular? Sheila Weller uncovers the facts, the causes—and how to put that information to use to save lives
“Bingo wings.” “Cafeteria-lady arms.” Most of us have heard the nasty terms for our midlife upper arms. Writer Stephanie Dolgoff says screw that and tells us why this is the summer to bare yours proudly (and offers 7 acceptable reasons for not doing so)
A slice of cake, her son by her side—environmental writer Diane MacEachern thought her birthday was going wonderfully. Then the skies opened, the streets flooded, and disaster threatened all around. Here’s her story of strength and survival.
For decades, Barbara Peck colored her hair. But then she read a newspaper article and vowed to let nature take its course. Here she tells why letting her hair go gray has liberated her.
Knowing that her parents had almost perished in WW2, psychotherapist Sherry Amatenstein headed to Germany with a full load of worry. What she found there was not at all what she’d expected.
As we get older and friends and family pass away, how do make peace with these tough moments? Amy Ferris reflects on how we say goodbye to those we love.
As she reflects on almost a quarter-century at her local gym, Rachel Talbot considers how she’s learned to see her body in a whole new light.
Hollywood insider Merle Ginsberg has had it with over-the-top plastic surgery that’s turning women over 50 into some kind of Stepford wives. Here, she tells why a new softer, more realistic face of aging is gaining popularity.
Skip the green juice but stop by the pastry shop? Are we kidding you? Nope—read what nutritionist Samantha Cassetty has to say
Ready to air some grievances? This comedian sure is. Here’s how she finds humor in life’s most annoying moments
Is retirement all it’s cracked up to be? Writer and professor Candy Schulman took a summer off at long last and learned some surprising lessons about herself, the nature of work, and aging.