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How Much Skin Should You Show beyond 50?

They’re at it again. At the runway shows, red carpets and on Instagram, you’re seeing young women in see-through chiffon blouses – with no bra. When did this become a “thing?” Now, really, can you imagine standing around chatting at a cocktail party in one of those tops and having… Read more

Money & Finance

Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line

Reprinted with permission from Merrill Lynch Today women’s lifelong financial wellness is at a tipping point. Thanks to a seismic shift toward women’s growing personal and financial power, they are poised to move into true financial independence, enjoying all the freedom that it brings. Yet there is still a trail… Read more

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Travel America – Adventure visiting Northwestern Michigan?

I know it doesn’t sound as intriguing as London, Paris or Switzerland, but traveling to northwestern Michigan (generally the area surrounding Traverse City), can offer some exciting adventures, good food and incredible scenery. Flights are easy to come by (there are now direct flights from more than six cities in… Read more


Fighting Humidity and Hair Frizz

Fighting humidity and the resulting hair frizz no matter your hair texture in summer or winter months is always a bother to deal with. I’ve learned one major lesson when it comes to hair and humidity, and that is your hairstyle should be an amped-up version of your natural hair… Read more


What You Need to Know About Collagen and Your Skin

One of the most evident signs of aging is also one of the most perplexing to address: wrinkles. Though considered to be part of the natural aging process, wrinkles can make you look — or at least feel — older than you already are. Even though wrinkles are often the… Read more

Career & Business

Let’s Get Practical:  How to Incorporate our Higher Purpose into our Daily Lives

What (Really) Goes Into Life After 50: Incorporating Higher Purpose At this point in the series, we have spent some time defining what we really want in life, which is vital to understanding what our Life Purpose is.  And remember, you don’t have to be grandiose about it!  You can… Read more

Beauty & Fashion

Prime Pick: This Jewelry is on a Mission to Aid

I'm always on the look for a brand that does a little extra. Many brands are reevaluating their impact on society and the environment, but a few go one step further. Tom's donates a pair of shoes for every pair puchased. Bombas socks does the same. The artist and architect… Read more


The Psychology of Color: Color Associations and Their Significance

History of Color Humankind has been trying to understand color and its best use for millennia. Circa 1665, Sir Isaac Newton experimented with light by passing it through a prism. Newton observed the various colors that fanned out into a rainbow of color and decided there were seven main colors:… Read more

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