Intellectually we understand aging. So why does the first wrinkle or gray hair send us into an emotional tailspin? As smart women we were raised to believe that success and happiness are based on intelligence and accomplishments. Many of us never expected to feel this deeply about a seemingly superficial issues.
But let's face it, we do!
We hope you will approach the six steps summarized below with the kind of support and patience--and a bit of humor--that we all deserve at this phase in our lives. And remember, as you practice these internal steps toward external change, the goal is to feel and look beautiful for the rest of your life.
See Also: Beauty & The Boss
Step One: Turn Your Uh-oh Moments into Ah-ha Ones
The first step toward making any kind of change is acknowledgment. Decide if your concerns over aging and beauty are issues you would like to resolve. Take an honest, courageous look in your mirror and ask, Do I recall a moment in time that felt like a turning point in my
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Intellectually we understand aging. So why does the first wrinkle or gray hair send us into an emotional tailspin? As smart women we were raised to believe that success and happiness are based on intelligence and accomplishments. Many of us never expected to feel this deeply about a seemingly superficial issues.Read More »from Six Steps to Solving the Beauty And Aging Paradox
Ree Drummond opens up on her accidental success--and what she's doing with her ad revenue.Read More »from Home on the Range with the Pioneer Woman
By Meghan Casserly
Ree Drummond calls herself an "accidental country girl." Sure, she was a longtime L.A. resident who married a bona fide cowboy and moved due east to Oklahoma to take on a ranching life and raise four children. But Drummond is far better described as "the most unlikely Web Celeb of all."
More famously known by the name of the blog she started in 2006, The Pioneer Woman, Drummond has become one of the nation's most popular female bloggers. She's is No. 22 on Forbes' 2010 25 Web Celeb list--one of only three women. Pioneer Woman was named Weblog of the Year at the 2009 Bloggie Awards and it's continuously grown to some 700,000 views monthly, with 13% coming from overseas, according to Quantcast.
What is it about her blog, which she started as an easy way to share pictures and stories about her home life on the range with far-flung family and friends, that is so compelling?
Think the most popular degrees for women are nursing and education? Not anymore. Business is on top.Read More »from Degrees Female Undergrads Want
By Ruchika Tulshyan
http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/02/top-10-college-majors-women-forbes-woman-leadership-education.html?partner=yahooshineBusiness is the No. 1 college major for women and men, according to a recent AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) analysis of the Department of Education's "Condition of Education 2009" report, the most recent data available. Business degrees now comprise 18% of all degrees awarded to women, nearly twice as much as the No. 2 most popular major, health professions and clinical sciences.
But despite more women moving into this field of study, there is a continuing gender imbalance in the majority of undergraduate college majors. Engineering and computer science remain overwhelmingly male (No. 3 and 4, respectively for men) while women continue to dominate "soft" majors such as education, psychology and English (No. 3, 5 and 9, respectively).
Top 10 College Majors For Women
"Research has shown that women tend to gravitate towards
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, here's how to eat on the go without overdoing it.Read More »from Clever Ways To Avoid Packing On The Pounds
By Camille Noe Pagan
Return home from your last trip with a little more, ahem, luggage than you left with? Traveling involves grabbing food when and where you can, be it at an airport kiosk or a fast food chain. A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service reveals the cost of all that on-the-go eating: two pounds of weight gain per meal per week. (In other words: Dining out every Monday night will result in two extra pounds over the course of a year).
According to the USDA, Americans consume an average of 134 extra calories a meal when eating away from home, regardless of whether it's fast food or fine dining. It might not sound like much, but do the math: Assuming you don't prepare a single meal or snack for yourself while vacationing for seven days, you'll down a minimum of 3,752 extra calories (and that's without touching a single dessert).
If I were to write a relationship how-to for the 21st century, it would be titled ''Guys: Grow Up, Ladies: Move On.''
By Jenna Goudreau
After reading Hannah Seligson's book A Little Bit Married--designed to invoke an internal freak-out that goes something like this: Why am I not married? Will I ever be married? Will I be forced to wait so long that my eggs dry up, my boobs reach my belly button and every eligible bachelor deems me unworthy of love?--I decided that marriage is the last frontier of the women's movement.
Seligson writes about a phenomenon of young, college-educated, cohabitating urbanites dragging their feet to get married. Well, mostly it's the men dragging their feet because the women are assumed to be crossing off the days on the calendar, waiting for them to pop the question.
In part that's because this new generation features the "child-man," Seligson offers, who doesn't feel like adulthood comes until age 35. He lives with a woman for the regular sex and side
The commercial and performance power of women in Hollywood has never been stronger.Read More »from And The Best Female Character Goes To...
By Meghan Casserly
"Sexism is everywhere," Sandra Bullock recently told Entertainment Weekly in response to talk that her Academy Award nomination and box-office success are changing the Hollywood men's only club. "Ageism is everywhere. But you know what? It's about making money. Look at what Sarah Jessica Parker did with Sex and the City. Look at what Meryl Streep is doing every other week! The proof is in the pudding … I've never had this many opportunities in my lifetime."
Bullock's The Blind Side, in which she plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a white tough-as-nails Southern mother who saves a troubled black teen from a life on the street with a little bit of football and a whole lot of love, has hit a staggering $245 million in box office sales and has brought Bullock both a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Blind Side is the first female-led film to cross the $200
Books like ''Marry Him'' shamelessly pander to career-minded women seeking the perfect man. Is it really better to settle?Read More »from What's Wrong With 40 And Single?
By Kiri Blakeley
Marry Him is a book by Lori Gottlieb that espouses the "shocking" idea that women should stop looking for Mr. Right and "settle" for Mr. He'll Do.
Gottlieb spent her 20s looking for the perfect man. In her late 30s, she finally realized that not only wasn't the perfect man coming along, but the not-so-perfect men didn't want her either (she was by then a single mother by choice).
Then came her book, the credo of which is: "Ladies, you are not getting any younger. Don't dump that 8 who's not a 10 because, in a decade, you won't even be able to catch a 5."
Ageism notwithstanding (if you can't bag a 10 at age 38, perhaps you couldn't at age 28 either), there are flaws to her philosophy.
The book opens with Gottlieb interviewing two sets of women. One group consists of women in their 20s, the other group is at least a decade older. The women in
- ForbesWoman | Fashion – Wed, Feb 24, 2010 5:08 PM EST
Read More »from Designers Are Finally Creating Clothes For Real Women
There has always been a wide divide between what designers show on the runways and what the average woman actually ends up wearing day to day. Sure, that princess tulle gown or leather outfit might look great on a twentysomething model, but neither will cut it for long days spent in a cubicle or a trip to the supermarket. Even in New York--often dubbed the "commercial" style capital--fashion show creations are hardly screaming buy me at full price and wear me now!
But there is good news--the tide is beginning to turn. During the last few weeks as New York designers presented their fall 2010 collections (London, Milan and Paris are happening in the next few weeks), the buzz word around the Bryant Park tents was wearability. For that, we can thank the economic downturn and a realization by many design houses that their runway shows have enormous direct marketing potential--if they show looks that women can wear right off the catwalk and into their lives. A revolutionary notion,
With more women in the workforce, what fields should they consider? (Hint: study engineering.)Read More »from Best-Paying Jobs That Women Aren't In
By Jenna Goudreau
Women comprise just under half of the U.S. economy and have lost fewer jobs than men in this recession, putting them in position to become the majority of the nation's workers. Yet women remain concentrated in low-paying sectors of the workforce. The Department of Labor (DOL) reports that in 2008 the most common occupations for women were secretaries and administrative assistants, registered nurses and elementary and middle school teachers.
In hopes of finding the best jobs women haven't yet discovered, ForbesWoman has created a list of the best-paying jobs that women aren't in--but should be. Based on a 2008 DOL list of nontraditional jobs for women (women make up less than 25% of the field) and 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data on earnings by occupation, we ranked the top 20 jobs that women will want to consider.
Click here to see the Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs
When Carol Brodie's alarm clock goes off in her New York City bedroom, she reaches for her cell and sends her first text of the day: "Are you up? Dressed? Teeth Brushed?" If her 12-year-old son doesn't respond, she keeps texting until he does. "The kid is almost a teenager," says Brodie. "He sleeps with his laptop and cell phone. He's wired 24-7."
The reason Brodie is texting her son instead of pulling the covers off of his still-sleeping body is because she's in Manhattan and her son is in Fairfield, Conn. After launching a jewelry line, Rarities, for HSN in June 2009, Brodie has lived apart from her family for the past five months, trading in a two-hour commute for five-day stretches before returning home for the weekend.
While the recession has seen the number of couples living apart for economic reasons rise, some working women have opted to live and work away from their families during the week for much more ambitious reasons. Whether it's to launch a brand, better the world