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Apr 16, 2019
What to Ask When You Accompany a Parent to the Doctor
Few of us enjoy a trip to the doctor’s office — but many adults find themselves there twice as much (or more!) when they start taking care of their senior parents. According to the Eldercare...
Apr 10, 2019
8 Makeup Tips for Feeling Beautiful and Confident After Perimenopause Hits
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 3, 2019
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...
Mar 6, 2019
8 Questions That Will Tell You How Fast Your Body Is Aging
If you could look into the future, wouldn't you want to know exactly how long you had left on this earth? And if it wasn't great news, you would have time to take steps to change that. While we...
Mar 4, 2019
How to Hit the Reset Button on Your Metabolism After 40
This post was written by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, author of Radical Metabolism. When it comes to weight loss, are you a “slow loser”? Are you over age 40 — or does your metabolism just...
Feb 16, 2019
Self-Care for Caregivers: 10 Ways to Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First
Anyone who has ever flown on an airplane knows that in case of an emergency, we are supposed to put on our own oxygen masks first, for the simple reason that we can’t help anyone else if we can’t...
Feb 14, 2019
9 Ageless Celebrities and Their Secrets to Staying Young
Celebrities who don't seem to age never fail to astound us. Some stars could be in their 50s, 60s, or even 70s, but you wouldn't guess it just by looking at them. Luckily for us, some of the most...
Jan 23, 2019
What Women in the Sandwich Generation Often Miss About Their Own Happiness
Ah, the Sandwich Generation. It’s a term popularized after being introduced to the social work community in 1981, and it was officially added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2006. If you are...
Nov 2, 2018
Jane Seymour Reveals Her Secrets to Youthful Radiance and Vibrant Health at 67
In the latest issue of First for Women, legendary actress, jewelry designer, and grandmother Jane Seymour — who shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon — offers up what it takes for her to stay...
Oct 31, 2018
Is Your Face Getting Less Symmetrical As You Age? This Is What Experts Say Is Normal
If you suspect that you have an asymmetrical face, you may have a few questions: Is it really asymmetrical? How asymmetrical is it? And most importantly, is this normal? You can probably breathe a...
Oct 29, 2018
10 Signs Your Aging Parent Shouldn’t Live Alone Anymore
Before Linda Barlaam’s mom had a stroke in 2014, there were some definite signs that she shouldn’t live in her two-bedroom condo anymore. For example, her focus was so off that the family was...
Oct 19, 2018
Fish and Leafy Greens Are Key to Warding Off Debilitating Health Issues as We Age, Studies Say
People are living longer these days, but that doesn’t always necessarily mean they’re living healthier. As anyone who’s cared for a loved one in their last years can attest, it’s heartbreaking to...
Sep 10, 2018
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
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
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 28, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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 5, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...