Posts tagged "age"

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Says He’s Not In Love”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts,” wherein I answer readers’ letters in two sentences or less. Sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss loser boyfriends, lying about one’…

Wendy Atterberry / June 4, 2010

Are The Clothes In “Sex and the City 2″ Realistic For 40-Something Women?

Some film stills from the “Sex and the City” sequel are out, and we’ve been staring at the gang’s style to figure out how we feel about it. Is it realistic? Aspirational? Bold? Completely rooted in fantasy but totally entertaining? And which looks will influence fashion trends (because that’s inevitable)?

For the new look…

Leonora Epstein / April 30, 2010

Why You Should Always Ask A Woman To Reveal Her Age

Today is my birthday. I’m 26 years old today — but I look much younger. With my big, brown eyes and round cheeks, people who don’t know me often mistake me for being in my early 20s or even in my teens. (It probably doesn’t help matters that my maturity hovers around the “Yo Gabba…

Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2010

29 Things You’re Too Old For As Of Your 29th Birthday

One of the biggest time sucks on the internet for me, besides reading “Lost” theories and playing online Scrabble, is reading dating columnist and “lifecaster” Julia Allison’s blog, as well as the blog that mocks her mercilessly, Reblogging NonSociety. I have no excuse; I just find the whole thing entertaining and hilarious, and it’s not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 3, 2010

Your Lips Are The Fountain Of Youth

Get out your red lipstick and be prepared to learn how to line your lips to perfection, because apparently, if you want to look younger, the secret is all in your pucker. Studies found that though wrinkles may be most women’s hated addition to their face, it’s really the size of your lips which determine…

Bianca Posterli / January 12, 2010

Photoshopping Meryl Streep: I Mean, Really?

I found this photograph after clicking on a VanityFair.com link that read: “Click here to see a slide show of Brigitte Lacombe’s portraits of Meryl Streep.” So, you get a series of photographs that Lacombe has taken of Streep over the years. The first one was taken in 1979. The most recent one is the…

Susannah Breslin / December 14, 2009

40 Things Every Woman Should Do Before She Turns 40

Yesterday, we revisited Wendy’s “30 Things Every Woman Should Have Before She Turns 30.” But what if you’ve already passed that milestone, and you’re looking 40 in the eye? If you’re moving in the direction of the big 4-0, here are 40 things every woman should do before she turns 40. Feel free to add…

Susannah Breslin / October 29, 2009

How Old Is Too Old When It Comes To Miniskirts?

Today The Daily Mail has put an expiration date on wearing miniskirts: 35 years old, 65 years old, 55, 60, oh, and 40. (They had a bunch of lady writers chime in on their own how-old-is-too-old age, hence the differing opinions.) As was so nicely pointed out: “Celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, 35, Danni Minogue,…

Nina Carbone / September 2, 2009

Sarah Haskins Turns 30, Also Known As “Old”

Happy birthday, Sarah Haskins! We hope you got some nice presents to cheer you up, because now that you’re the big 3-0, it’s time to start fretting about incontinence, arthritis and other ailments that affect women of a certain age. Luckily Big Pharma’s got plenty of medications for an old lady like yourself. Did…

Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2009

What Will Farrah Fawcett’s Obit Picture Be?

As you’ve probably read, Farrah Fawcett has terminal cancer and isn’t doing well. While Fawcett and those around her are praying for a miracle, it’s likely she’ll pass away soon. But what photo of her will they use for her obituary: something glamorous or less so? The one of her posing in a red swimsuit…

Catherine Strawn / May 15, 2009

Young Marriage: What’s The Rush?

It wasn’t so long ago (1980, to be exact) that the average age of American women marrying for the first time was 22. Less than 30 years later, the average age for a first marriage has jumped to 26 for women and 28 for men. In a recent column for the Washington Post, Mark Regneru…

Wendy Atterberry / April 28, 2009

Poll: Should You Lie About Your Age?

In this week’s issue of Time, the magazine asks feminist author Suzanne Braun Levine whether women should lie about their age. Levine has a new book out, 50 is the New Fifty, and she believes that society has a mental block about people older than 65. “And I was not so afraid of being old…

Catherine Strawn / April 9, 2009

Perfume Erases Eight Years Of Age?

Forget eye creams, wrinkle creams, Botox, and cosmetic surgery because Ageless Fantasy perfume will erase eight years from your age. Certain scents, according to the company, remind people of youth. In a study cited by Ageless Fantasy, people were shown photographs of models while smelling grapefruits. All the male participants guessed the models to be…

Annika Harris / March 6, 2009

Scarlett Johansson Wishes She Was 10 Years Older!

Scarlett Johannson must have read about this study that says women feel their sexiest at 32, because the 24-year-old actor wishes she was 10 years older. “I don’t feel sexy, not right now. I think there is kind of an ingenue thing that women play when they are in their 20s. They are sort of…

Annika Harris / January 30, 2009

What Was The Best Year Of Your Life?

Yet another Stupid Study That Pretends To Reveal Something Interesting, But Doesn’t has been released, and claims that women “feel sexiest” at age 34. That seems to be the median age between when women are having the most sex (in their late 20’s) and when they’re enjoying sex the most (in their 40’s). I don’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 12, 2008

Frisky Quote Of The Day: Faye Dunaway

“I am furious that [producers] think I’m too old to play the love interest of guys like Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. Why should I play sisters and mothers while guys like Jack and Clint, who are older than me, have on-screen lovers half their age?” — Faye Dunaway…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2008
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