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Film & Television · News

THE BIG PICTURE—‘ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME’

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
In an upcoming documentary, an icon tells the story of her early days on the stage, the false starts, the failed and full-blown romances, and her present-day struggles with time as she soldiers on from rehearsal to performance, cursing, praying, laughing, despairing, and wrestling with the tricks aging plays on us.
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Fashion & Beauty

Birthday Tsunami

By Diane Vacca
Was The Birthday responsible for these mishaps—these signs of falling apart—coming in such rapid succession? I had survived 35, weathered 50, and pretty much sailed through 60. But 70?
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Fashion & Beauty

Poetry Sunday: In Praise of an Older Woman

By Women's Voices For Change
Given our mission, we at Women’s Voices for Change feel little need to offer equal time to male poets, but every once in a while a deeper voice reminds us—as it does now—fhat change is indeed a shared human experience. We are happy to offer our readers Gordon Gilbert's tribute to older women, "whose fall foliage commands our attention."
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General Medical

Facing Menopause – with Halle Berry (VIDEO)

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Halle Berry, 44, is on the cover of Vogue, the same month that September’s Elle magazine features Julia Roberts (42) and Harper's Bazaar has Jennifer Aniston (41). I wonder if the editors of all three knew that it's Menopause Awareness Month.

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General Medical

News Mix:Couric and CBS Snag Big Award; Times’ NYTimes’ Jane Gross Blogs For Boomers and Aging Parents; Four-Star General Cheered by Peers; Your Resume Can Look Younger; Michelle Obama’s Staying Power; Ashley Judd Listens in the Congo

By Womens Voices for Change
CBS Women Knock One Out of the Park: Despite a year that threatened to usher Katie Couric, 51, out of the anchor chair at CBS News, she and her team won the Edward R. Murrow Award yesterday, for their August 9 broadcast and for continued coverage of the war in Iraq.  In a statement, CBS Evening News Executive Producer Rick…
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General Medical

Aging Parents and Dealing with Siblings

By Womens Voices for Change
By Janice Arenofsky Getting older isn’t for sissies, but neither is caring for an elderly parent when sibling rivalry reaches critical mass. One example explains all: After a medical crisis, I suggested a change of meds to the charge nurse at the nursing home where my mother resided. She informed me that as “number two” daughter, I had virtually no…
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Lifestyle

Lying About Your Age – Danielle Crittenden’s Take

By Womens Voices for Change
Hilarious piece called How To Lie About Your Age by Danielle Crittenden. Now she’ll get some people’s knickers in a twist, but this terrific writer who just turned 45 always keeps tongue firmly planted in a surgically unaltered cheek. Instead of plastic surgery as one enters what she declares The Lying Years – Let me propose a more discreet way…
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General Medical · Health

Aging, Vision, Insight and Collapsing Into Action

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
by Laura Sillerman | bio I’ve been seeing spots. I’ve been seeing them instead of the numbers on the crossword puzzle. Instead of the small type in The New Yorker. Probably when I visit our blog to see this, I’ll see the spots instead of some of the words I’m typing now. My regular eye doctor (who is reason enough…
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