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Condo vs. Home: Which Is Better To Buy? | PRIMEWomen.com
Money & Finance

Condo vs. Home: Which Is Better To Buy?

Whether you should buy or rent should depend on where you are financially and your living preferences. As long as you're being confident with your money, you have options. And just like renting, buying a house or condo each has its benefits and drawbacks. Let's take a look at the… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • August 5, 2020
Style

Stylish Ways to Wear Athleisure Outside of the Studio

Until the pandemic, plenty of people still envisioned someone working from home in their pajamas. However, the athleisure market has changed all of that. It's grown from a sea of yoga pants and people on a busy schedule to something that offers both style and functionality. In fact, global athleisure… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • July 27, 2020
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Style

Dressing Your Curves After 50

Think back to when you were a teen and your mom was 50+. Do you recall what she wore? Do you recall having a friend whose mom you thought was way cooler than your mom, because of the way she dressed? Today, women have no shortage of fashionable options for… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • July 17, 2020
Skin Care & Make-Up

Beauty Obsessed

I had just turned 53 and as I exited the bathroom my eyes landed on my skincare products. I had a little chuckle to myself thinking, "I wonder if everyone has so many products, is everyone as beauty obsessed? " Like anything that brings joy, we are drawn to it,… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • July 14, 2020
Skin Care & Make-Up

Best Mascaras in 2020

The History Mascara can trace its roots all the way back to ancient Egypt where a substance called kohl was used to enhance the eyes of both men and women. In Victorian times women would make their own type of lash enhancement with ash, lampblack, and elderberry juice. This mixture… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • July 8, 2020
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Skin Care & Make-Up

Which Foundation is the Right Fit for You?

How do you know which foundation is best for your skin type or lifestyle? Not everyone likes to wear a full face of makeup every day and there are some products that can help you multitask and save time when getting ready. The Best Foundations for Mature Skin Liquid Foundation… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • June 1, 2020
summer salads
Nutrition

4 Easy Ideas for Summer Salads

I have become something of a salad master. While I don't enjoy cooking, I find the chopping, peeling, and mixing of salad making suits my creative side. I feel making a great salad is a craft. I like to think of the combinations, colors, and flavors. Salads are especially great… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 29, 2020
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Tips

What To Expect When Using a Travel Advisor

Navigating travel in the future is going to take more than online research and a few clicks of the mouse. Just like you would not want to take on a court battle without an experienced attorney or try to diagnose yourself when you are suffering from an illness (a WebMD… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 27, 2020
Weekend Trip - Where Will You Go?
Featured Destinations

Where Will You Go?

Most of us have been sheltering in place since the end of March. Many people have had trips canceled or postponed. We're getting cabin fever, plus summer is just around the corner. I mean Memorial Day ushers in summer, right? So, where will you go? As a travel advisor, I… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 23, 2020
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Books and TV

Best Sites for Book Lovers

We've all been stuck inside and going stir crazy or running out of things to do. There's only so much Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime we can watch. Many of us are putting 1000+ piece puzzles together, reviving craft projects, and instituting family game night. If you are like me, reading… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 13, 2020
best historical fiction
Books and TV

Escape Into the Past Through the Pages of a Book

I read a total of 48 books in 2019. I know, I know, that sounds like a lot to some of you, but I've read about 10 fewer books each year from 2016. Don't get me wrong, I love to read, but I think life sometimes just gets in the… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 8, 2020
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Skin Care & Make-Up

How To Apply Makeup Like a Celebrity Artist

How do the celebrity makeup artists get their clients' makeup to look so good? The secret is as easy as having the right tools and a few great products in your makeup kit. Here's how you can apply makeup like a celebrity artist. Start with a clean, moisturized face, and… Read More
  • Barbara Khan |
  • May 6, 2020

About Barbara Khan

Barbara Khan

Barbara is an outgoing person who loves to experience new places and cultures. She's passionate about travel and has been an independent travel advisor with Vista Travel, Inc. for over 30 years. In her spare time, she's a voracious reader who reads, reviews, and blogs about books. She is now putting together literary-based trips with her endeavor Journeys by the Book. The trips are perfect for book clubs, affinity groups, and book-lovers of all kinds. Barbara has been recognized by Goodreads as being in the Top 1% of reviewers on their site. She has been mentioned in the acknowledgments of several bestselling books and in 2018, she had a character based on her in the book, Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, by author Camille Pagan. Barbara is a published author herself. Her essay was included in the anthology, Women Under Scrutiny, compiled by author Randy Susan Myers. Barbara considers herself a beauty junkie, is an avid reader of Allure Magazine, loves binging on YouTube makeup and skincare videos, and trying out new products on herself.