Monthly Archives: April 2012

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain (The New York Times)

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April 30, 2012

Scared that you are losing some mental abilities as you get older? Get moving. Research shows that aerobic exercise, even walking, appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinking and boosts cognitive abilities. Anyone care for a run? How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain Return Home
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Old Ladies Who Didn’t Love Me (Salon)

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April 30, 2012

Next time you are in an aerobics class with a young, seemingly energetic under 40 year old, try to remember this story and be nice.  You may want to kick her in the shins with your high heels, but don’t.  Those young ones are sensitive.  Best to keep the kind grandmother image going while we
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Photos from Silberstein Gallery Event – Boston

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April 30, 2012
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  Our first “She Did It” event kicked off at a private home gallery in Newton, MA on April 24th. Twenty BA50s got to view an outstanding art collection (including works by Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall) and learned how to judge pieces of art, all while enjoying wine and cheese. Most
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Huffington Post: Till Gray Do Us Part? How Marriage Can Survive Midlife

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April 30, 2012

Until death do us part may be more than we bargained for when we plan to live to a ripe old age. So called “Gray Divorce” rates are up, and it’s not just celebrities. Many BA50s are just not willing to be accept diminished expectations in a marriage that is not fulfilling. Till Gray
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Ellen DeGeneres Reads Fifty Shades of Grey (You Tube)

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April 27, 2012

Ellen says what we can’t — or won’t — in this hysterical video. Read it with Felice Shapiro’s story on Bursts of Blue vs. Shades of Grey for your “gray fix” of the day: Bursts of Blue vs. Shades of Grey Return Home
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Wall Street Journal: Calling a Truce in Mother-Daughter Conflict

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April 24, 2012

Does your mother still bug the living daylights out of you even though you are a BA50? Do you still bug the living daylights out of your own adult daughter by offering helpful advice? Here is some advice for mothers and daughters to nurture a healthier relationship. Read the article here: Calling a Truce
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You Look Old On Face Time

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April 24, 2012
Face Time Facelift

I’ve got nothing against a little Botox now and then, but news of the latest cosmetic procedure, the “Face Time Face Lift,” really got to me.
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The Crazy Cat Lady

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April 24, 2012
PamperedCat

When do you cross over the border between pet lover and crazy cat lady?
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Party In Hell

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April 24, 2012
Party in Hell

Could you please give me a magic kick out of self-pity?
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After Divorce: The Next Wave

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April 24, 2012
after divorce - the next phase

Post divorce, I was the usual devastated but also excited.
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Bursts of Blue vs. Shades of Grey?

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April 24, 2012
bursts of blue vs. shades of grey

I had to read Shades of Grey after my girlfriend told me how much it ramped up her sex life. Apparently, she’s not the only fan out there.
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Health Scare: Colon Cancer

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April 24, 2012
health scare - colon cancer screening

My life was saved exactly half a lifetime ago when I was diagnosed with colon cancer.
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Medicating For Happiness

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April 24, 2012
Medicating for Happiness

I gladly took the medication to have a better life.
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NYTimes: For the Elderly, Emergency Rooms of Their Own

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April 23, 2012

A less noisy, less crowded, more comfortable emergency room for those who are 65+ may be coming to a hospital to you! Uniquely designed with elderly patient in mind, this is a great new trend in ER care. Or is it just a marketing gimmick for hospitals competing for patients? In either case, read
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Victoria’s Rejects(amazon) by Sydney Altman (Author), Zoe Lazar

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April 20, 2012

There was a time I liked Victoria’s Secret. Now, with those barely-there underwear and too fruity smelling perfumes — not so much (though of course my teenage girls adore!) which is why I thought this book was such a hoot. It’s also a great gift for your 50+ year old friend you have no
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Race for a lifetime (The Boston Globe)

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April 20, 2012

Another running success story — this one about a 56-year-old and 53-year-old who had a series of serious setbacks — that have lead them both to greater motivation and appreciation for what they have, what they’ve done and what their future holds. Return Home
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Images from ‘The Caregiver Chronicles’ (MORE Magazine)

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April 20, 2012

The deck on this story says it all: The mother: still glamorous and flirty in her nineties. The daughter: loving but conflicted, convinced she’d been a lifelong disappointment. What happens when the two women say good-bye. A wonderful, heartful story about something many of us BA50s are experiencing. Return Home
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NYTimes: Tuna Again? In Fault-Finding England, It’s a Cause for Divorce

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April 18, 2012

You may not be in love with the legal system here in the U.S., but at least now in all 50 states we have no fault divorce. In England, the dirty laundry is displayed in divorce court for all to see, and the stories get a little funky. There is always a reason for
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NY CITY EVENT – BA50 Supports the Blue Thong Society

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April 17, 2012
Blue Thong Society

BA50 SUPPORTS BLUE THONG SOCIETY’s UNDER THE BLUE TENT NYC EVENT Join us For a Women’s Retreat “Under the Blue Tent”… Social and Business Networking Exhibitors First 50 Registrants Receive Attendee Event Bags!! Our Panel of Speakers: Beth Battaglino / Executive Director for HealthyWomen Barbara Hannah Grufferman / Columnist, Huffington Post; Author, “The Best of
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A Note from Felice

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April 17, 2012
Felice Shapiro

There is a rallying feeling around saying we are 50 and we are proud to be at this place. This might surprise you but it turns out that being a BA50 is being part of a movement. This conversation has developed organically and is both self-reflective and energizing. Today, we are redefining middle age
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