Posts tagged "aging"

4 Ways To Embrace Your Inner Crone This Equinox

Today is the Autumn Equinox, which means that our days and nights are roughly the same length today. In pagan traditions, that makes this a special time of year – one that’s focused on balance, but that sees the path toward death in the coming months as crops either are harvested or die.
It’s also

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 23, 2015

9 Old People Things That I Love

I am not young at heart. I’m pretty sure I’m old at heart. I’m pretty sure that, deep within me, there’s a crotchety but lovable 84-year-old woman trying to nudge me with her walker toward the best possible life. I use words like “hullaballoo” in casual conversation. I think things are “newfangled.” I view television

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Tips On Aging From The Oldest People Alive

Do you want to outlive all of your friends? You have to develop some pretty weird habits to do so. Glamour compiled the advice given by each of the people designated as the oldest person alive as to how they lived so long. As they get older, the general trend is toward bizarre daily rituals,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2015

Help! Our Celeb Crushes Are Turning Into Russian Dictators

Something sinister is happening to several of Hollywood’s hot actors and I’m not sure what exactly is going on. Perhaps I am the only one to notice this phenomenon but I think not!
Could it be that the lack of water in Los Angeles is being replaced by vodka? Are the desert-like conditions becoming Siberian?

Katrin Higher / August 2, 2015

Study Shows That Older Women Are Still Gettin’ That D

A new study of women’s sexual health published in the Annals of Family Medicine shows that older ladies are still having plenty of sex, thank you very much. About 60 percent of women over 60 responded that they’re sexually active, and that levels of sexual satisfaction are as high for women in their 60s and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Wants To Take Sexism Out Of Punk

Colombia has a new law to protect women from violence; slave labor is rampant in clothing supply chains; a new drug could eliminate end-of-life diseases; Meredith Graves is reforming the punk scene.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 3, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 11 Reasons Aging Just Might Be The Key To Happiness

After assessing the lives and habits of 262,000 people, a recent study conducted by polling company CivicScience found that as far as statistics go, Americans are pretty damn happy. Shocker, right? If anecdotal evidence and oft-cited bits of pseudo-science are any indication, I’ve been under the impression that Americans are some of the least happy people on the planet, despite…

Claire Hannum / May 18, 2015

Make It Stop: “Ugh, Getting Older Is Depressing”

No way, dude, like a fine wine, life gets better with age.

Anna Goldfarb / April 17, 2015

Magic Anti-Aging Chocolate Is Biggest Lady Cliche In Existence

Apparently there are some scientists who have invented “anti-aging” chocolate called “Esthechoc” and now moms in their 40s all across America are squealing with glee! OK, not yet because it seems like it may not even really be a totally proven thing.
Even though their very Euro-centric marketing campaign looks like they are going to…

Katrin Higher / February 22, 2015

This 108-Year-Old Woman Says The Key To Health Is Avoiding Men

Jessie Gallan, the oldest woman in Scotland, celebrated her 108th birthday on January 2. Gallan was born on a farm, in a tiny two-room cottage, and then went on to work at a hotel that was visited by the Queen and the Queen Mother during her time on staff there. Her tip to lead such…

Claire Hannum / January 21, 2015

Two More Women Are Suing Bill Cosby For Defamation

Two women have joined alleged rape victim Tamara Green in her defamation suit against Bill Cosby and his lawyer. [Death and Taxes]
What lies do you believe about your vagina? [Daily Dot]
More vagina news: Read about how to embrace your vagina as you age. [VICE]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015

Flavanols In Cocoa Can Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss, So Obviously We Should All Binge On Chocolate (JK, That’s A Bad Idea)

A new, convincing (albeit small) study in the journal Nature Neuroscience has shown that a chemical called flavanols extracted from cocoa beans can reverse age-related memory loss. The participants, aged 50 to 69, drank powdered cocoa flavanols mixed with milk or water and took memory tests. The group that took a higher dose of flavanol…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 28, 2014

Oprah Is Chillaxing Hard Now That She’s 60 (Well, As Much As Oprah Can Chillax)

“What’s great about 60 is you are through with the bullshit — it means you are really and truly through. Now, Camille Cosby had told me at 40 that happens, but 40 you’re still … in the race, you’re still competitive. And at 50, you’re still like, ‘Do I need to?’ 60? You are chilled. You…

Claire Hannum / February 9, 2014

Julianne Moore Plans To Be A Botox-Free 100-Year-Old

“I’d like to think that I can age as naturally as possible. I don’t want to come out condemning anything anybody does, because I think that all of these things can contribute to making people feel better about themselves, and that’s great. But I also want to look like myself. I mean, we’re not going…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 20, 2013

Random Question: What Happened When You Were 28?

It was recently brought to my attention that age 28 is often a big, crazy, life-changing year for people. Reasons range from Saturn return to cell turnover to psychological development to societal expectations, but I’m not as interested in the specific explanation as I am in people’s unique experiences at this age. The vast majority…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 24, 2013

45 Things We Thought We’d Accomplish By A Certain Age (And Didn’t)

In the movie “Singles,” -—and this sticks with Ami because she first saw it at the age of 14, so it made a big impression — Janet Livermore (played by Bridget Fonda) gives a monologue about where she thought she’d be by the age of 23. She laments:
“I’m 23. Remember how old 23…

Connie Britton Doesn’t Want To Talk About Aging

“Just drawing on my own experience, I never — I never — personally reference myself as old. I don’t think of myself as old, but I certainly would not say that to a man. I might have a conversation with some girlfriends — what are we doing about the lines around our eyes — but…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 15, 2013

Is Moldy Cheese The Key To The French Health Paradox?

White bread, rich cheeses, and red wine are beloved staples of the Gallic diet. They smoke, they drink, they consume loads of saturated fats… yet they don’t have an obesity problem, they don’t lose their looks with age, and they have the lowest rate of cardiovascular mortality worldwide. What gives, France? We’re not the only…

Rachel Krause / December 13, 2012

The 17 Most Annoying Things About Getting Older

I’ve been looking in the mirror for the past several weeks, noticing for the first time, that my forehead has perma-wrinkles. I keep slathering on moisturizer, as if dousing my face in enough cream will somehow make those fine lines disappear (news flash, it won’t).

Growing older is the pits — it sneak…

Julie Gerstein / December 12, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: How I Want To Be At 65

Fairest shmairest! Let’s get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other Thursday on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake.


Kate Fridkis / October 4, 2012
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