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Felice Shapiro, Founder and Publisher of Better After 50, muses about life as a BA50.

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Spring Dress Up Clothes: What Are We Wearing?

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April 8, 2014
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I decided to cut off the heads of the models in these dresses so the 20-something faces didn't interfere with my visualization.
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Why We Love The Singing Nun

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April 1, 2014

A nun on The Voice is a juxtaposition that is just not supposed to happen and that in and of itself feels outrageous
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23 Essentials For The Perfect Girlfriend Getaway

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March 25, 2014
thelma and louise

Aligned exercise activities, Aligned food neuroses, Competency equivalency, Plenty of safe talk...
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Parenting Adult Kids: When Do We Become Hands OFF Parents?

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March 20, 2014
hands off parenting

When do we move off our kids’ stage, into the orchestra and ultimately the bleachers?
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Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign

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March 18, 2014
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I don’t think using the word “bossy” rises to the level of a full-blown social media blitz. I can’t get behind this campaign. Does anyone else feel this way?
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Cameron Diaz: Not Buying Your Body Talk

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March 4, 2014
Cameron Diaz book The Body Book

I’m sorry but when a gorgeous, slim actress/model tells us to just be happy with who we are --- well it’s kind of annoying – don’t you think?
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Body Acceptance After 50

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February 26, 2014
body acceptance

My story of body breakdowns, aches, pains and fatigue are not new to any mid-lifers.
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What’s It Like To Be On TV For the First Time?

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February 18, 2014
first time on television

Lights down, cameras off – Ronna and I locked eyes – alarmed. “It’s Over?” She said, “It’s Over”, I nodded. “Oh My God it can’t be over – we never got to ...
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A Wise Woman’s Tips for Staying Fit Forever

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February 11, 2014
Staying fit in old age

Her story could be a road map for many of us to follow as we strategize about staying athletic and fit for decades to come. Here’s what I learned from Mercy Wheeler about staying in the game so successfully for all these years.
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Friending Florida — Really?

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February 4, 2014
Friending Florida

Too many bad images of Florida in my head -- it's time to do some mind altering exercises. The fun we had in Florida didn’t align with my bleak image of it. I want to like Florida, I really do.
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Beginning Golf: What I Didn’t Know

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January 28, 2014
golf lessons

Handicaps are like weight, the better you do the lower you go. Annoyingly, whether you’re trying to shave your last five pounds off the scale or five shots off your handicap – success is teasingly out of reach.
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Chris Christie: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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January 21, 2014
christie scandal

Grab some popcorn and settle in, because this is going to be quite a ride – ironically, thanks to Christie, traffic is flowing nicely along the media’s airwaves and at our dinner tables.
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Confessions Of A Sleep Talker

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January 14, 2014
sleep monster

I have not always been treated fairly as a sleep talker. I have been kicked -- shaken awake (as a favor -- NOT!—it can be frightening). Really, do you think yelling into my sleeping face “wake up – wake up – you’re having a bad dream” is helpful?
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She Did It/Boston Video: Click To See Why You Need to Come

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January 12, 2014
she did it video intro

Have you ever wondered What’s Next For You? Are you an empty nester that wants to make a difference in the second half of your life? Do NOT simply let the years slip by. Felice Shapiro, Ronna Benjamin and Betterafter50.com are committed to helping women step bravely into their next phase. We know because
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Bad Ass Goals For 2014 — Your Turn!

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January 7, 2014
set some bad ass goals

Here are five key elements to making sure your goal is a success.
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Pick A Resolution From The Spice Rack

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December 24, 2013
new year resolutions

This exercise is helping me to prioritize what’s most important. I’ve come up with four resolution flavors to choose from.
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Stranger Than Science Fiction

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December 17, 2013
Jupiter and Europa

I love the idea that there are discoveries to be made in the very world we think we know so well.
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How Can We Really Help Our Children With Loss?

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December 10, 2013
jim dine hearts

News of a parent’s passing directly sends me to the children.
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5 Edgy Ads Boomers Love?

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December 3, 2013
poopourri-ad

When I eventually emerged from my cyper-stupor I had mined a few great ads from 2013 ---
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Making Space For the Latkes this Thanksgiving

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November 26, 2013
Thanksgiving Articles

Gotta celebrate the Festival of Lights as we carve the Turkey because as Descartes almost said: "We Gather Therefore We Are".
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