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The Bikini (Or Not) Chronicles: We Asked, You Answered

NextTribe bikinis for women over 50

After the blowback from our recent swimsuit story (the too-young models! the stick-thin bodies!), NextTribe did a deep dive into the types of swimsuits that you, dear reader, really love and the results of our survey are in. Here we calculate the figures — ahem, percentages.

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Brigitte Nielsen Pregnant: Is Pregnancy Over 50 a Good Idea? | NextTribe

Brigitte Nielsen’s Baby: Is Pregnancy Over 50 a Good Idea?

Did you catch the news that Brigitte Nielsen—who starred in a string of movies back in the day like Red Sonja, Rocky IV, and Beverly Hills Cop II —is expecting her fifth child…at age 54?

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Best Beauty Habits at Midlife: What's Working for Our Tribe | NextTribe

The (Next)Tribe Has Spoken: Here are the Beauty Habits That are Working For Us at Midlife

We asked and the tribe has spoken—and you had some pretty enlightening things to say about what beauty tips are (and aren’t) working for you now. In a survey we posted a couple weeks ago, you loyal readers shared your best beauty habits and other intel—from how many products you’re using to what celebs you look up to as beauty icons (Helen Mirren, Cindy Gallop, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren—did we mention Helen Mirren?).

A big take-away? We’re not spending a huge amount of time on beauty. About 46 percent of you responded you spend 30 total minutes a day on grooming. And that’s the whole shebang: Combined makeup, hair, skincare for morning and night on a routine day. And while 46 percent of us claim to spend more time on beauty than 20 years ago, some (12 percent, to be exact) are doing less.

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Your Face, Skin and Hair at Midlife: What’s Working for You?

When I was in college, running around getting ready for a date, my friend used to quote her mom’s advice on the subject of make up. “A little blush, a little lipstick and you’ll be fine.” That worked well then, but as my 20s became my 30s, 40s and now 50s, my make up routine has changed dramatically.

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Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog: Would You?

There’s probably a lot you know about Barbra Streisand – that her breakthrough was in the movie Funny Girl, that  “Evergreen” was one of her biggest hits, and that you’ll never forget the way she said that line, “Your girl is lovely, Hubbell” in The Way We Were. But did you know she’s such a pet lover that she had her favorite dog—an adorable white fluffball–cloned after it died?

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What You Said About Gun Control and What to Do Next

 

In the wake of the horrific Parkland shootings and the tragic loss of lives, we asked you how you were feeling–and hundreds of you responded.

Eighty percent of you felt outraged – and more than a third of you want to propel change to insure this never happens again.

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Take Our Poll: What Can We Do About Gun Violence?

Another day. Another shooting. This time on Valentine’s Day, which means hearts everywhere are breaking over the hate in our society when we should be celebrating love and connection.

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What You Thought About That E-Trade Ad

We asked you what you thought of the ad that aired during the Super Bowlthe E-Trade one that showed seniors working, working, working as DJs, lifeguards, and fire fighters….because they can’t afford to retire.

Most of you were not crazy about the ad, feeling it made old people the punch line of a not so funny joke. Where’s the humor in not being able to afford to retire?

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Funny or Not? That E-Trade Super Bowl Ad

 

Yes, the Tide ads were fun, but the Super Bowl spot that has us talking this morning is the E-Trade ad. You can watch it here.

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Next Tribe woman contemplates how to draw the line on sexual misconduct

Poll Results: This Is Where You Draw the Line on Sexual Misconduct

 

As we went to tabulate your responses to our survey about sexual misconduct, the news was still rife with stories of misconduct. Famous names in publishing, politics, the performing arts, and elsewhere were dismissed from their jobs or investigated.  We saw Salma Hayek speak up, heard calls for Al Franken not to resign from the Senate after all, and waded through still more lurid Matt Lauer revelations.

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