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Anxiety and Alzheimer’s: Another Reason to Stay Chill

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We all know one of the worst aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease is the fact that by the time the illness shows its symptoms, things have often progressed to a difficult point, leaving the patient and family scrambling to figure out how to move forward. Now, thanks to a study at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we know a little more about the lead-up to the disease.

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Everybody Needs Hygge, Especially Right Now

You might have noticed the current obsession with the Danish wellness tradition “hygge,” or at least the hashtag #hygge, which is nearing 3 million posts on Instagram.  Pronounced “hoo-gah,” it sort of sounds like “hug” and is synonymous with comfort, coziness, conviviality and warmth during the long, dark winter.

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Falling in Love with an Old Movie Gem

 

The title Love with the Proper Stranger had long been lodged in my Boomer brain, yet I couldn’t remember actually seeing the movie during my youth, despite its five Oscar nods. I discovered the 1963 Natalie Wood–Steve McQueen film recently, and now can’t get it out of my mind. Is it a melodramatic, rom-com-like cautionary tale? Yes, yes, yes!

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The Infrared Sauna Craze: Sweat So Sweet

Sweating it out during an infrared sauna detox session is a craze sweeping the wellness world from LA to New York. I, for one, am totally in. My hour spent inside a glass and cedar cube at HigherDOSE in Manhattan was like a day at the beach: hot, relaxing and euphoria-inducing.

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New Treatment: Out Damned Age Spots

Those brown age spots that speckle our skin as we age have some pretty awful names, with “liver spots” being the one that makes me cringe the most. It not only conjures up the image of unwanted discoloration but also the taste of liver choked down during childhood.

The dermatological name for these entirely benign marks is seborrheic keratosis lesions, and over 80 million Americans have them—but aren’t necessarily happy about it.

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Breaking News We Like: Murphy Brown Is Back!

 

Keep your “It” and “Jumanji” remakes.The reboot we are most psyched about is on the small screen – CBS just announced that the fabulous Candice Bergen, 71, will return as the funny, feisty broadcast journalist, Murphy Brown, working in a male-dominated world.

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Pretty (Not So) Young Things: Gray Haired Models

Remember that old Clairol ad slogan, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better”? It seemed a bit like Madison Avenue B.S. at the time, but now it feels like people around the world are accepting the idea more and more.

One of our favorite examples: The Moscow-based modeling agency called Oldushka that specializes in gray haired models and won’t sign anyone under the age of 45. We love the idea of a desirable group that people could actually be too young to join.

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Why Metallic Lavender Hair Is Suddenly the Rage

I was at the salon the other day getting my gray roots covered, and this 30-something woman with long, dark brown hair was asking for it to be dyed gray—that kind of “mermaid-y” lavender hair that has enticed celebs such as Kelly Osbourne, Zosia Mamet, and Rihanna (who doubled down—combining the extra super-long hair trend with a gray ponytail). With its own hashtags such as #grannygray and #grannyhair, this hair hue is becoming a full-fledged beauty trend.

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Annette Bening, Liverpool and Boy-Toy Love

There are lots of buzz-worthy things about Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: terrific performances by Annette Bening, Jamie Bell (remember him from Billy Elliot?) and a new song, “You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way,” by Elvis Costello on the soundtrack. But the thing we want to talk about is the May-December romance at the heart of the movie. The movie shares how actress Gloria Grahame’s scandalous life intersected with that of actor Peter Turner in the late 70s, when she was 54 and he was 26.

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Rosanna Arquette On Weinstein, Lost Years and What Matters Most Now

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For the first time since the Harvey Weinstein reckoning, Rosanna Arquette talks about how her warnings about him may have hurt her career, her true heroes and why her long-time work supporting exploited women and LGBT youth has become more important than ever.

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The Fine Art of Making New Friends

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We all need a good circle of pals, but making new friends after 50 is challenging. Here’s how Meredith Maran, alone in a new city, dug in and developed a whole batch of besties.

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