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7 Tips for Looking Your Best in a Little Black Dress

I love wearing dresses. They are a little more forgiving than pants, especially if you’re curvy like me. And there is nothing like the Little Black Dress (LBD). It’s every woman’s secret weapon.  Black is my favorite color to wear, because it’s sleek, sexy, and sophisticated (think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and with… [read more]

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A Weighty Issue

The man I love has put on a little weight. I shouldn’t be shocked. Keeping the pounds off is one of the challenges of middle age. It’s a challenge that many of us don’t meet.  Next time you’re hanging with a crowd of your peers, look around.  Plump is the new normal. When we met,… [read more]

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Born to Be…Menopausal?

    I’m up all night hot flashing and using the bathroom. Because I’m up so much, insomnia steps in. Stupid stuff swirls around in my sleepless brain like leaves in a wind storm. Did I turn the stove off after dinner? Are the garbage can lids secure enough to keep the raccoons out of the… [read more]

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Are You An Exercise Junkie?

Editor’s Note: We are happy to introduce our Healthy Living Columnist, Kristen Houghton. Healthy Living is not just about eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep; it’s a mind-set. It is a consummate way of living in which you make your life become the best that it can be. Certainly any type of addiction is… [read more]

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The Four Phases of Ending a Relationship

Moving . . . a new job . . . realizing that you’ve just burnt dinner and you have no back-up plan. These are some of the most stressful situations in a person’s life. And then there’s “the break-up”, which sits on a plateau of its very own. No matter what the reason or who… [read more]

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Asian Chicken Broccoli Slaw Made Skinny

If you love to crunch and boy do I, you’re going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Asian-style main-course salad. It’s packed with super healthy, fiber rich ingredients. The crunchiness comes from broccoli slaw, cabbage and pea pods.  The skinny for each salad, 235 calories, 6 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  I could eat this… [read more]

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How Not To Look Old–Skin Care!

At the risk of sounding old, why are we in such a hurry these days?  It seems as though everyone…including Baby Boomers…are always in a rush!  I have had too many women tell me their lack of personal care is because “I JUST DO NOT HAVE TIME TO DO THIS!” Seriously?  There is no time… [read more]