Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nora Ephron, successful in movies and journalism, dies at 71; was known for devastating wit (The Washington Post)

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June 27, 2012

So sad to hear about Nora Ephron passing last night at the age of 71. Who can forget her great wit in “Sleepless in Seattle” and her fabulous books about her feeling bad about her neck. She was a fearless, smart BA50 and we will all surely miss her. Nora Ephron, successful in movies
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Women at Woodstock

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June 26, 2012
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  Save the date: October 7-10, 2012. The Women at Woodstock  event – BA50 is a media partner — will bring together women of a certain age to share, inspire and motivate. Held at the Emerson Resort & Spa; go here for more information: http://womenatwoodstock.com/the-event/workshops Return Home
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I’m More than a Paycheck

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June 26, 2012
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If you notice me talking to myself while I’m driving, I’m either answering an editor’s questions or fielding a complaint from one of my mother’s caretakers on my Bluetooth.
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Dottie Sandusky: Why Didn’t You Know?

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June 26, 2012
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What is it in the human psyche that allows one to not see what is happening in their very own living rooms, in their very own bedrooms, their workplaces, and right under their noses?
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Raising a Transgender Child

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June 26, 2012
George. Jessie. Love.

Eight months ago, my 9-year-old son tearfully shared with me that "his whole life, he had wanted to be a girl".
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Al-Anon Ambivalence

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June 26, 2012
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Were the two Al-Anon meetings I went to eye-opening? Yes. Paradigm-shifting? Yes. But they kind of left me spooked.
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Siblings Unrivaled

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My three children shared a single bedroom and bathroom. Everything they ever learned about taking turns, personal space and accommodating the needs and desires of others they learned from each other in those two rooms.
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Elder Care: Five Tips For Moving to Assisted Living

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June 26, 2012
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It struck me that, even though the decision to move to assisted living is tough enough on its own, there's always a side issue that makes it even harder.
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My Mother, My Self

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June 26, 2012
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It’s taken 20 years to understand exactly what my mom passed down to me.
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Why Women Still Can’t Have It All (The Atlantic)

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June 25, 2012

Ms. Slaughter dispells the myth of having it all which has kept women whispering to themselves – “How can I meet my families needs and be a full time professional”? Well, under the current pressures of todays work environment – the challenge is too exhausting. Work/Life balance is out of reach for most full
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PERSONAL HEALTH: Mapping Your End-of-Life Choices (NY Times)

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June 25, 2012

Many of us have not even bothered to prepare an end of life plan, and for those who have, many of these plans are insufficient. The cookie cutter plans suggested by lawyers don’t take into account the nuances of end of life. Here is what you need to know. From The New York Times:
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Sally Koslow on Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations From The Not-So-Empty Nest (HuffPost50)

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June 22, 2012

Trying to figure out when (or if) your kids will leave the nest for good? Sally Koslow, in her new book Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest, writes about “adulescents,” her term for young, educated, 22 to 35-year old capable adults who find themselves back at home, largely supported by their parents.
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This Is What 60 Looks Like (HuffPost50)

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June 22, 2012

Robin Bobbé considers herself the modern 60. After a career in the print casting business for advertising, she’s become a later-in-life model. She writes, “At 60, I am what is known as a real people model. My type is attractive, relatable and real.” This Is What 60 Looks Like (HuffPost50) Return Home
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Ms. Magazine And 40 Years Of Change (HuffPost50)

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June 21, 2012

All hail Ms. Magazine, the publication that helped educate the world about feminism and what it means to embrace change. Writes Marlo Thomas: “With an editorial team staffed by revolutionaries, Ms. not only had the wisdom to imagine the perfect combination of image and cover line to capture the concept of an important issue,
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In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria (The New York Times)

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June 21, 2012

All of our bacteria may play a bigger roles in health and disease than we thought. According to reporting by Gina Kolata, they are essential for human life, needed to digest food, to synthesize certain vitamins, to form a barricade against disease-causing bacteria. In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria (The New York
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In Long-Overdue Speech, Dissident Says Nobel Opened Her Heart (The New York Times)

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June 20, 2012

Congrats to the 67-year-old Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who fought for the oppressed and isolated in Burma. In a quiet, throaty voice last week she asked the world not to forget other prisoners of conscience, both in Myanmar and around the world, other refugees, others in need, who may be suffering from oppression
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Buddhists’ Delight (The New York Times)

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June 20, 2012

For those hoping to escape their frenetic lives and gain back some sense of simplicity, many are seeking the balance and harmony of the Buddhist tradition. The author discusses what she coins the “ Newddhists:” Burned-out BlackBerry addicts attracted to its emphasis on quieting the mind. Buddhists’ Delight (The New York Times) Return Home
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NYTimes: Healthy Women Advised Not to Take Calcium and Vitamin D to Prevent Fractures

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June 19, 2012

So many of us out taking calcium and vitamin D daily, often on doctor’s orders.  If you do not suffer from osteoporosis, you may want to rethink your daily dose. From The New York Times: Healthy Women Advised Not to Take Calcium and Vitamin D to Prevent Fractures Return Home
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She Did It / Boston Event – November 13, 2012

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June 19, 2012

Betterafter50.com, in partnership with the Lewis Institute and the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College invites you to step into the next phase of possibility. SHE DID IT/Boston is about finding what it is you want to do next, taking the first steps to get there, and leaving with the contacts that
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Hold the Chia! In Search of the Perfect Summer Diet

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June 19, 2012
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Chia seeds are to fifty-somethings what Cracklin’ Oat Bran is to college students.
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