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Sep 11, 2018 4:45 pm
How to Hit the Reset Button on Your Metabolism After 40
When it comes to weight loss, are you a “slow loser”? Are you over age 40 — or does your metabolism just think you are? If you feel like your metabolic rate is slowing making those extra pounds...
Sep 10, 2018 9:30 am
Starting Over: 11 Lessons From Women Who've Switched Careers in Mid-Life
Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t write her first Little House on the Prairie book until she was 65. Grandma Moses didn’t begin to paint until she was 76. When she first got up the nerve to do stand-up...
Sep 6, 2018 8:51 pm
How to Be a Good Middle-Aged Daughter to an Aging Parent
There are thousands of books, articles, and classes offered to women about how to be good and successful mothers at every stage from infancy to adulthood, yet there is very little attention or...
Sep 4, 2018 4:46 pm
Omega-6 Fats: The ‘Forbidden’ Fats You Should Never Stop Eating
Imagine losing up to a pound a day by eating your favorite fats. Sound far-fetched? These are the reports I get from those on my new program. My book, Radical Metabolism, discusses the secrets of...
Aug 30, 2018 8:39 pm
9 Ways to Battle That 'Invisible' Feeling That Happens as We Age
As a teenager, it was always hard for me to decide which superpower I’d most like to have. Of course, flying would be awesome. And I’d always wanted the power of telekinesis like my mom-crush...
Aug 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Caregiver Burnout: 13 Real Women on How They Deal With Sandwich Generation Stress
Caregiver burnout is a very real issue for members of the “sandwich generation,” a nickname describing those responsible for bringing up their own children while caring for their aging, sometimes...
Aug 7, 2018 3:00 pm
Why I Won't Stop Shopping in the Juniors' Section Just Because I'm in My 40s
As a fashion-forward mid-life woman, I had to laugh out loud when I read an online article the other day titled "10 Things You Shouldn't Wear After Age 40.” As I read through it, I noticed that...
Jul 9, 2018 11:00 am
3 Worst Signs of Aging on Hands — And How to Fix Them
Ask pretty much any woman which of her body parts makes her look older, and you’re likely to get a few common answers: Her graying hair, the fine lines on her forehead, or maybe the crow's feet she...
Jul 1, 2018 12:00 pm
It's Not Your Imagination: Your Nose Is Getting Bigger as You Age
It’s a fair question: Does your nose keep growing as you age? If you’ve ever wondered about the ever-so-slight changes happening right there on your own face, rest assured that you’re not alone....
Jun 27, 2018 3:00 pm
Can PMS Cause Hot Flashes? Yes, But There Are Remedies
Many of us have stopped to wonder: Can PMS cause hot flashes? Indeed it can — and it may worry you the first few times it happens. But the good news is that it's completely normal, especially if...
Apr 26, 2018 9:00 am
Denise Austin Reveals How She Outsmarted the Hormonal Glitch That Packs on Fat After 40
In FIRST for Women's biggest issue ever, fitness guru Denise Austin shares how keeping her body guessing has helped her outsmart the hormonal glitch that packs on fat after 40. Nearly 40 years...
Apr 9, 2018 12:36 pm
Why Your Skincare Routine Stops Working Once You Hit Perimenopause
Nothing about perimenopause has been gradual for me, and every symptom has come as a shock. I woke up one day and started having hot flashes — shock! I woke up another day to find myself on an...
Apr 5, 2018 11:00 am
I Don’t Know How to Act My Age — So I Don’t (And You Shouldn’t Either)
I have a problem: I act younger than my age. The thing is, I don’t know how to act my age. Of course, I’m a responsible adult with a job, a car, and an apartment — and I pay my bills on time. But...
Apr 4, 2018 6:00 pm
Savannah Guthrie Talks About Embracing Aging
She's embracing her wrinkles! Savannah Guthrie may be getting older, but she isn't afraid of aging. "I'm like anyone — when I see a picture where my wrinkles are apparent, I don’t love looking at...
Mar 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Stronger Bones and Muscles in Women, Study Suggests
The buzzworthy Mediterranean diet is known for its myriad health benefits — including lowering the risk of heart disease, cognitive diseases, cancer, and inflammation — but a new study suggests...
Mar 13, 2018 9:00 am
8 Signs You Might Be Perimenopausal
In the fabulous Amazon show The Other F Word — does the “F” stand for 40s, 50s, female, friendship? Yes? — one character in her late 40s with a much younger boyfriend makes an appointment with her...
Mar 10, 2018 10:00 am
How I Knew: 9 Women on When They First Entered Perimenopause
Aria was 40 when she woke in the middle of the night so hot she felt as if she were in a sauna and sweating so profusely that her t-shirt was drenched. When it happened again a few weeks later, she...
Mar 6, 2018 5:00 pm
The Déjà Pillowcase Is a Dream for Busy Moms Who Forget to Change Their Bedsheets
According to Australian cleaning expert Shannon Lush, your pillowcases should be changed every two days without fail. But with our busy schedules, we can hardly be expected to remember where we put...
Feb 22, 2018 12:59 pm
67-Year-Old Jane Seymour Poses for 'Playboy,' Proves Age Really Is Just a Number
We all know that Jane Seymour is one of the strongest and most beautiful women in the entertainment industry. But now, at age 67, the legendary actress proved that she is now more empowered than...
Feb 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Layers, Yoga Pants, and a Sense of Humor: What to Wear During Perimenopause
“You’re wearing that?” my friend Rachel asks me. She’s come to pick me up, and we’re standing in the foyer of my house. I look down at myself, feeling as if I’m 15 and my mother is calling me out...
Feb 1, 2018 9:38 am
After Removing Her Implants, Melissa Gilbert Is All About Aging Naturally
Actress Melissa Gilbert is enjoying a new lease on life. “Five years in Michigan gave me a chance to gather up my strength and courage,” says the Little House on the Prairie star. She credits time...
Jan 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Perimenopause Is Dialing Up My Sex Drive, and I’m Not Complaining
Ask a group of women what they fear most about menopause, and you’re bound to hear “loss of sex drive” on many of their lists. Other symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings just...
Jan 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Personalities Change a Lot With Age — But in a Good Way, Study Finds
Though many folks out there think personality is something that stays the same over time — both for themselves and others — new research may show the exact opposite. According to a major new study,...
Jan 9, 2018 9:45 pm
When Perimenopause Feels a Lot Like a Midlife Crisis
Who am I? What am I doing with my life? How do I want to spend my remaining years? I no longer recognize myself…. Am I living the life I want? Should I quit my job? Divorce my spouse? Get...
Dec 13, 2017 4:38 pm
I’m 40, and I Refuse to Cut My Waist-Length Hair
When I walked into a work meeting in a conference room full of women, a chic vice president coiffed with a straight-edged, blown-out blond bob stared at my super-long hair. “What are you going to...
Dec 1, 2017 5:18 pm
5 Areas You're Neglecting in Your Anti-Aging Routine
When it comes to our anti-aging routine, there are some parts of our body we're guilty of giving a little less TLC to than others. Although we're well versed in the benefits of a good face and eye...
Nov 10, 2017 7:15 pm
My Menopause Treatment Caused Me to Grow a Tiny Penis
As a woman who has witnessed the sun set on her 40s, I've experienced it all — memory lapses, voice changes, murderous rages, leaky bladder —and was certain the best days of feeling “normal” were...
Sep 28, 2017 8:16 am
Valerie Bertinelli Shares How She Maintains Body Confidence at 57
In an exclusive interview with First for Women, busy actress, Food Network star, and cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli shares strategies that keep her calm, confident, and radiant in her own skin...
Sep 22, 2017 11:33 am
John Travolta Debuts New Gray Hair and We Think He's a Silver Fox
Looking good, John Travolta! The Grease actor debuted his new gray hair on Instagram alongside singer Shania Twain on Tuesday, Sept. 19. And honestly, we had to look at the picture a few times to...
Aug 5, 2017 12:16 am
How Your Friendships Change When You Hit Your 30s
Life is hard, and friendships (usually) make it better. That was true in middle school, but it's truer than ever now that I'm in my mid-30s. My collection of true-blue girlfriends — some from...