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Waste of Time: A Survey to Pinpoint the Age When Beauty Fades

When Beauty Fades: Apparently There's a Cut-Off Age for Attractiveness

What the world doesn’t need now is this study by a British plastic surgery practice about the Age of Invisibility. Translation: The age when beauty fades. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva, of the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in London sponsored a survey of 2,000 people.

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Meal Kits: What You Lose When You Use Them

Back in the day, when our moms didn’t have much time to cook, they grabbed a box of Hamburger Helper and — boom! — dinner was served. Times sure have changed thanks to the likes of Plated, Blue Apron and Sun Basket— meal kits offering all kinds of flavorful dishes. Several of my friends are converts, saying they want to avoid the time spent at the supermarket or get introduced to new tastes and techniques. But to me, these convenient culinary crash-courses come at the price of two essential cooking components: creativity and ingenuity.

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Age Discrimination On a New Level: British Bankers Age-Shame Us | NextTribe

When British Bankers Age-Shame Us

The British are so often portrayed in the media as having sophisticated, spot-on vocabularies. Bank of England’s Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, not so much. He felt moved to describe the UK economy as “menopausal,” meaning past its peak, in a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph. Excuse us — age discrimination much?

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10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have a Smartphone

My cell phone (basically, a metal candy bar — perhaps you owned a similar one in 1999) doesn’t have a camera, apps, or a soothing, competent voice of its own. It can make and receive phone calls, but only occasionally because it gets really crappy service. (I’m told that’s due to my service provider, not the phone itself). Why do I insist on living in the past? Let me count the ways!

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The Terrible Return of the Scrunchie!

All apologies to Ruth Bader Ginsburg who never gave them up, but when I saw that scrunchies were back, I felt squeamish. It’s hard to believe that the most brilliant minds in fashion and beauty can’t come up with a non-damaging hair-holder better than that poufy 80s eyesore.

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The Judge Aquilina Backlash: How Can Anyone Criticize Our Hero?

How many of us cheered inwardly or actually jumped up and down when we heard Judge Rosemary Aquilina sentence Larry Nasser, the former doctor for the Olympic gymnastics doctor? Who thought anyone could find fault with her strong words to a creep convicted of serial sexual molestation of young girls?

Guess what? There are reports of a backlash against the judge for “grandstanding.”

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My New Year’s Resolution: No Resolutions!

 

I hate New Year’s Eve. No, wait. What I really hate is how the holiday has become entwined with New Year’s resolutions. At a moment when we should be appreciating the year that was and getting excited about the year that will be, we are instead plunged into a morass of “shoulda, coulda, wouldas” as we vow to do better in the year ahead.

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Stop Co-Opting My Sonic Youth

There I’ll be, happily immersed in an episode of “Chopped,” only to be interrupted by commercial buzz kill. I’ve been enduring annoying ads all my life but lately, with the songs of my youth used to flagrantly push products, I’m ready to murder my television.

Exhibit A: Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” a few years back, urging me to book a Caribbean cruise. Can you imagine anything less Iggy than a luxury liner? Yet the brains behind the spot no doubt banked on nostalgia, a la “Hey, Boomer, wanna be cool again? Get on this bloated boat!”

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This is Serious: Hurry Up and Save the Internet!

 

This net neutrality stuff – it needs your attention.  You love reading NextTribe online as much as we love creating it. And you go to the web for recipes, Facebooking friends, and a million other reasons. Your service is very much at risk if net neutrality (meaning free and equal access to all internet sources, without any preferential treatment) goes away.

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Who’s Flipping Out About This Flipping Off?

 

Regardless of your political affiliation, these days it’s easy to feel angry and agitated. Which may explain why Juli Briskman, 50, is in the spotlight right now. A couple of weeks ago, she chased down the Presidential motorcade on her bicycle and flipped off the Commander in Chief after he played golf. Briskman says she was teed off over the state of the country and our President indulging in leisure time versus taking care of business.

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Kirsten Gillibrand: The Star that Trump Built

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This rising political force and fierce feminist is being hailed as the Democrats’ best hope for the 2020 election. Lorraine Glennon takes a closer look, and finds that not all women are ready to back the New York senator. Here’s why.

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