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gua sha tools
Skin Care & Make-Up

Road Test: Gua Sha Facial

A centuries-old Asian skin treatment is fast becoming the favored facial for women seeking to smooth wrinkles and plump fine lines using natural methods versus synthetic dermatological pharmaceuticals. It’s called gua sha — pronounced war-sha — and on the surface (pun intended) it’s a soothing facial massage. But this ancient Chinese treatment… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • February 13, 2020
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Social Scene

You’re Not Too Old For… a Tattoo

If you think tattoos are only for sailors, soldiers, bikers, and millennials, think again — because you are part of the largest age group getting inked: According to a Harris poll, 27 percent of people who have tattoos are 40 to 49 years old; 16 percent are 50-plus. And women are… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • June 7, 2019
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Featured Women

Women Who Inspire: Actress Jane Seymour

From her big break at 22 as James Bond girl Solitaire in Live and Let Die to her latest role, in the Netflix Original The Kominsky Method, Jane Seymour has always enjoyed her life. And quite a life it has been! The British beauty has graced our TV screens, movies screens,… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • May 6, 2019
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Skin Care & Make-Up

Road Test: 8 Face Masks for Youthful Skin

From sheet masks with eye, nose, and mouth slits to revitalizing, restorative, hydrating, and moisturizing mask treatments, we tested a whole slew of face masks so you don't have to. Here are eight of our favorites. Age Renewal Bio-Cellulose Face Mask Created by a Scandinavian mother-daughter duo, the Eleni &… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • March 3, 2019
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Style

You’re Not Too Old For… Shopping at Zara and H&M

In for spring: flouncy wrap dresses and blouses, bold patterns, polka dots, and stripes. And if you pass over H&M and Zara thinking that you're too old for these brands that often target young consumers, you’re missing out. They both have looks we love at prices that make sense for trends.… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • March 2, 2019
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Wellness

How Longevity Medicine Is Changing How We Live

As futurist and researcher on aging Aubrey de Grey told us about living to 100 and beyond: “Aging is the one disease we’re all born with.” Though a magic anti-aging elixir eludes scientists, we spoke with three doctors who go beyond the prescription pad and pill popping to explore root… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • January 4, 2019
Lisa Oz Author
Featured Women

Women Who Inspire: Actress and Author Lisa Oz

Lisa Oz is the wife of Dr. Oz, but she’s never languished in his shadow. She has her own career as an actress and author of a book on relationships, called Us, and The Oz Family Kitchen cookbook. She is also the woman who developed, produced, and shaped much of her… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • December 17, 2018
Tanya Zuckerbrot Portrait
Featured Women

Women Who Inspire: The F-Factor Diet Founder Tanya Zuckerbrot

Food was always an important part of Tanya Zuckerbrot’s life growing up, but she never planned on being a dietician, let alone the creator of a wildly successful and scientifically proven weight loss program. She always thought she’d be a cook.  Fast forward and today Zuckerbrot, 46, directs an empire… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • September 18, 2018
lady with good eyebrows
Skin Care & Make-Up

Problem/Solution: Thin Eyebrows

Loss of eyebrow hair and lack of growth is a malady of maturity that most women suffer to some degree. But don’t frown. There are fixes and fillings for thin brows that won’t have you looking like a clown. The Problem Experts say the biggest cause of thinning eyebrows is… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • July 18, 2018
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Skin Care & Make-Up

6 Natural Deodorants for 6 Different Women

Natural deodorants have become mainstream thanks to increasing backlash over harmful chemicals found in their non-natural counterparts, including parabens, phthalate, propylene glycol, and the most concerning, aluminum. Though the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association claim there is not enough evidence, studies have shown aluminum (aluminium) to have a genotoxic profile,… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • June 7, 2018
woman using water bottle to cool down during a hot flash
Wellness

Hot Flash Havoc With a Side of Chills

When your ovaries are still going strong and you’re dreading the onset of the Big M, you’re likely worrying about what exactly to expect. You're probably full up on stories about hot flashes during perimenopause, but different women tell different tales — and there are plenty of nuances. Some brush off… Read More
  • Nicola Bridges |
  • April 13, 2018

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