Beauty & Fashion

Graying Hair – 2 Major Reasons

Dear Doctor: I am 53-years-old and my hair has gone quite gray in the past year. I’m wondering if stress could have caused it. If not, what else might be the culprit? Dear Reader: Each hair in your head keeps the color it has. If a single strand of hair starts out brown (or red or black or blond), it is never going to turn gray. If a hair is ...Read More

5 Procedures, No Surgery – Let’s Refresh, Revitalize!

It seems like every day there are new breakthroughs that promise to make us look and feel younger.  Creams and lotions make claims to erase the hands of time, so how do we separate the hype from reality?  When we reviewed the most current statistics reported by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, we learned that among the 15.5 million cosmet...Read More

Best Fashion Tip Ever: Clear The Clutter from Your Closet! Here’s How…

Multiple-personality wardrobe disorder afflicts millions of Americans each year. Symptoms include blurred vision, habitual tardiness and loss of interest in normally pleasurable primping. Common side effects are closet overcrowding, spiraling credit card debt and reliance on yoga clothes for all but nonwaking hours. Help is available. It starts wit...Read More

You As Stylist: Here’s Your Top 5 Fashion Tips

People’s first impression of us and what we are about is often based how we look and dress.  New statistics show that over 55% of your message is projected visually, says Jennifer Butler.  This is why having a well-crafted image is important.  The better we look, the more effective we are in our professional and personal lives.  These top five fash...Read More

Looking in the Media Mirror

Ali McGraw is 77. It was all over the news, a few days ago. Yes, that Ali McGraw. The coltish, flip actor who embodied Jenny Cavilleri from Love Story and Brenda Potemkin from Goodbye, Columbus, is in her eighth decade and the big news was that she has not had plastic surgery or a lot of hair maintenance. She’s doing age naturally. The praise poure...Read More

In Memory of My Patty Duke Flip

“Meet Cathy, who’s lived most everywhere, From Zanzibar to Barclay Square. But Patty’s only seen the sights A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights – What a crazy pair!”   I really wanted to be Cathy Lane, not Patty Lane. I definitely thought that Crepes Suzette sounded more interesting than hot dogs. Hot dogs didn’t make me lose con...Read More

Time Talk

Time. It’s not what it used to be. Particularly this time of year. Time becomes more intrusive as we approach that day when we stay up late, watch a silly clock slide down a building, and celebrate with champagne in tacky plastic glasses. To make matters worse, we have to change the year in checks, bills, and calendars that have run out of ti...Read More

Unsupported Evidence

  Are women better off without wearing bras? This topic on nighttime news, squeezed between Korea’s nuclear threats and the start of baseball season, had women voicing some strong opinions. I, of course, am one of those women. My first reaction was a resounding, “OMG! YES! YES! YES!” Jean Denis Rouillon, a professor at the University of Franche Com...Read More

Shades of Grey

Recently, I’ve seen a spate of internet and magazine articles touting the advantages of letting your hair go grey.  If you believe the media, we Baby Boomers are all about to embrace our inner Silver Vixens, abandon Clairol and L’Oreal, and jointly march into the future alight with the aura of age, sophistication and and sagacity.  Kumbaya!  I’m he...Read More

High Heels Health Tips

The women’s shoe industry is nearly $40 billion annually. Women love shopping for them. But the pleasure of that cute new pair may not be worth it. A recent article offered experts opinions on the down-side of high heels. High heels can cause pain and injury to your feet, legs and back. The high heels affect the way you wa...Read More

Photograhic Memory

Look at the top of this column.  There’s a current picture of me.  It’s a measure of how much I wanted to write for you that I sat for a current picture.  My husband took this photo with a portrait setting. It shows everything. I love my husband.  I’m not so crazy about this picture. It’s not a bad pictur...Read More

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