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As a dermatologist, I know that even the best quality skin care, when used improperly, will not produce the desired effect. Furthermore, using the wrong products for your skin type, is a waste of time and money. Here are the top five skin care mistakes I see women make most often - and my advice for how to turn them around:
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1. CUT BACK ON MOISTURIZERS - Women are programmed from early on to apply moisturizer twice a day to prevent and to correct the signs of aging. Moisturizers just plump up skin temporarily as they trap water in the cells. But if you have oily or acne prone skin, your skin is not craving moisture. In fact, your skin produces too much oil. Even dry skin can be over moisturized, which results in a build up of dead skin cells that remain on the surface of your skin and making it dull and coarse. Your skin may need moisturizer when it feels tight and dry, or just certain
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Hope Solo on DWTS.
The finals have turned into a horse race. With JR Martinez injured, and so in a weak position tonight despite last week's two perfect scores, and Rob Kardashian stepping up with his first score of 10 for his Paso Doble and 9s for his Argentine Tango, as well as winning the Cha Cha relay, it could be Rob pulling even with Ricki Lake next week. Surprisingly, as a consistent frontrunner and crowd favorite, it will be up to JR to make a break for it in the finals. He no longer has the inside track for being an injured war veteran. That's the breaks (sprains and other ailments) on "DWTS."
I think we all know Hope Solo and Maks will leave Tuesday night. She was not only the weakest dancer, but she was snotty to Carrie Ann after the judge chastised Maks for his facial expression, and she sounded bitter, saying "they" wanted me off since week one. Tut-tut (or is it tsk-tsk?).
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sexual harassment way back then. We remembered the time when guys--our co-workers, our customers, and, yes, our bosses---were often making passes, hitting on us, telling an off-color joke, saying a lot of suggestive things, endlessly trying it on. And, yes, a lot of times it was upsetting and most of the time demeaning. Once in a while, maybe, even frightening, especially if one was young or felt insecure and powerless and really, really needed the job or wanted the promotion.Every woman I know of a certain age remembers being sexually harassed. Except we didn't call it
And at the same time, let' s not forget, there were women who turned sexual harassment around and used it to their own advantage. It was called sleeping your way to the top. A lot of very smart, very capable women, some of whom are now very respected and admired women of a certain age, did exactly that though, ofRead More »from Common Sense Talk About Sexual Harassment
A nationwide survey reports that 47 percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their lives. The same study also found that people experiencing stress are more likely to report other health problems like hypertension, anxiety, depression and obesity. Any good news? Yes! There are simple and fun stress-busting techniques that can calm you down.
Lighten Up It turns out that laughter, especially a good belly laugh, helps release stress-busting endorphins. But if a Woody Allen movie or a stand-up comic's routine doesn't do it for you, consider looking into a session of laughing yoga. Classes are popping up all over the place. Check with your local Y, community or senior center.
Sit Still Numerous scientific studies show meditation is one of the best ways to relax your mind and body and enable you to counter the effects of stress. There are several differentRead More »from Have Fun and De-Stress
She's famous for being a co-host on "The View," but the Whoopster has done a whole lot more over the years. Here, in celebration of her 56th birthday, are a few things you might not know about her:
- ThirdAge.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 14, 2011 1:50 PM EST
Dr Marie SavardOne of our favorite experts, Marie (Dr. Marie) Savard, M.D., confides that back when she gave birth for the first time, she ended up with a huge hemorrhoid that made having a bowel movement exquisitely painful. "I was so preoccupied with my sore bottom that I could barely enjoy my new baby," says Dr. Marie. She adds, though, that this incident inspired her to teach her patients how to prevent and treat hemorrhoids, also called "piles." Here is what you need to know about this nuisance ailment that strikes an estimated 90 percent of us at least once.
What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of the rectum. "For a variety of reasons, the veins become swollen and inflamed," Dr. Marie says. "Those that are below the 'dentate line' in your anal opening can cause itching, burning, and pain. The ones above that line are called 'internal hemorrhoids.' They don't hurt becauseRead More »from Tips from Marie Savard, M.D. To Prevent and Relieve Hemorrhoids
Couple FlirtingThey say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but that's so not true. Old dogs learn new tricks all the time - that is, when they have the incentive. A tempting treat, preferably one laced with bacon, usually works. At the end of the day, human beings aren't so different.
Before you actively embark on an aggressive flirting routine, consider this. You're not too old to flirt if you've still got a sense of humor. You're not too old to flirt if you've still got eyes for single guys. You're not too old to flirt if you put on lipstick before you leave the house, or care the least bit how you dress. The question is not about are you too old to flirt. The question is, how interested you are in dating and seeing yourself involved again in a romantic relationship.
The incentive for flirting is desire, desire being a necessary component for any romantically inclined relationship. OfRead More »from You're Never Too Old to Flirt!
Inaugural Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival Gala honoring Clint Eastwood For most of us boomers, Clint Eastwood first entered our collective consciousness as Rowdy Yates, the strikingly handsome star of the television show "Rawhide." That Western series ran from 1959 to 1965, and it's what originally made Eastwood a star. Add in the famed Sergio Leone Italian-made "spaghetti Westerns" - "A Fistful of Dollars," "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - that took American movie-going audiences by storm in the late 1960s, and Eastwood's cinematic legend had begun, never to wane for a moment.
He was already 34 by the time he made the first of those Italian shoot 'em ups, and 40 by the time he stepped behind the camera way back in 1970 for his directing debut, in the classic thriller "Play Misty for Me." Amazingly, 41 years later, Eastwood the director is still rolling along, as he releases "J. Edgar," the 32nd movie he has helmed.
- ThirdAge.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 11, 2011 1:11 PM EST
Woman Stretching on GrassFor the second installment of our series dedicated to bringing attention to Diabetes Awareness Month, ThirdAge interviewed fitness expert and former "Biggest Loser" coach Kim Lyons. As part of the "Take the Next Step" initiative in conjunction with "Taking Control of Your Diabetes," Kim has developed workout strategies for patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN). What we discovered when we talked with Kim is that her advice is not only a boon for pDPN sufferers but that anyone with mobility challenges can benefit from it.
For that matter, even if you take regular walks or get to the gym fairly faithfully, adding Kim's low-impact plan to your routine can boost your overall wellness quotient and help you lower your risk for developing diabetes. It's a chronic and potentially fatal disease that currently affects 26 million Americans, so whether you're one of thatRead More »from Get-Moving Tips for Diabetics – and the Rest of Us, Too!
Cosmetic SurgeryEvery year, millions of people make the life-altering decision to undergo plastic surgery. It may sound appealing to change a body part that you've spent years despising. But before you go under the knife, here are some benefits and risks to think about:
Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence. Not everyone was born with the cutest nose, and our skin inevitably wrinkles and sags as we age. With plastic surgery, people have the option to reshape the parts of their bodies that they feel are unattractive. Many people also turn to cosmetic surgery in order to reduce the signs of aging. Additionally, the surgery has potential to repair damage caused by infection, trauma, heredity or developmental appearance problems. If plastic surgery is successful, it can result in a more attractive appearance and that in turn can make people feel more confident.
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