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Now that accurate testing for the Alzheimer's gene is possible, would you submit to a test to see if you carry it? Join Lily Tomlin, Sheila Nevins, Liz Smith and the wOw Women in the Conversation.Read More »from Would You Submit to an Alzheimer's Gene Test?
LILY TOMLIN: Jane and I want to be proactive but we want to be in denial about our potential decline. So, I will secretly have Jane tested and she will secretly have me tested and then we'll secretly treat each other with drugs and supplements that retard or ameliorate progression of the disease. Then, if the time comes, we'll each drop the other off at the Senior Day Care Center. I don't know who will pick us up.
JOAN GANZ COONEY: Since I'm slowly sinking into dementia, as it is, I think I'd avoid such a test. My stepdaughter would see to it that I was properly cared for and there would be no point in warning her because that would worry her and the other children and my husband. And ruin our time together before the disease struck.
SHEILA NEVINS: No way. Can you imagine facing each day with
- The Staff at wowOwow.com | Vitality – Mon, Sep 20, 2010 3:38 PM EDT
by: Stephanie DolgoffRead More »from 10 Cool Things No One Tells You About Getting Older
I've got two little kids, so the words "When you're older" come flying out of my mouth several times a day. It's one of those "mom phrases" that used to frustrate the hell out of me when my own mother used it, so I swore that I never would. And yet here I am doing it: "You can get your ears pierced when you're older." "When you're older, you can stay up until 10." "You'll understand why mommy and daddy scream, 'Unless you're bleeding, you need to go away!' through the locked bedroom door - WHEN YOU'RE OLDER!!"
Used in this particular context, this phrase often refers to something cool that your children are not mature enough to have, experience or understand. And while there are some crap things about aging - spend a half hour in any retirement community, and you'll get it before the mah jong tiles have been put away - I wrote a whole book about the things that are unexpectedly fantastic about moving into midlife. To that end, here are 10 of the good things
by: Sally Koslow
I am married to a charmer. This is both a blessing and a curse.
When we met in college, I was immediately drawn to the tall, curly-haired guy with the contagious laugh and breezy attitude. This last bit was strategic. Were Rob not exceedingly gregarious, I doubt we'd be together. Why? Because back in the day, if confronted with the merest suggestion of a crowd - the proverbial three, let's say - I fell into a coma. College parties were a circle in my personal hell.
Luckily, Rob saw beyond my twitchy reserve. And eventually, I recognized that it's simply bad form to show no interest in others and I didn't want to be thought of as rude: I'm from the Midwest, where manners are cultivated along with soybeans and durum wheat. I also realized that remaining a social dud would buzz-kill my goal of morphing into Lois Lane. So I practiced at being a reporter until all the questioning got me past my pathology. At least on the outside. Sometimes. And Rob hasRead More »from You Say Your Husband's A Flirt?
By: Jean ChatzkyRead More »from 5 Financial Habits That Will Make You Happy
I, for one, wasn't surprised with the new happiness finding from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. It basically confirmed what I found in a Roper study conducted five years ago, for my book The Ten Commandments of Financial Happiness. The study reports that happiness rises as household income does up to about $75,000 (my number was a somewhat lower $60,000) but beyond that more money won't make you happier - at least not day to day.
What will make you happy? Having more control over whatever money you have. That was one of the important findings out of my study. And since it didn't seem to be repeated in last week's headlines, I thought I'd do so here. You see, there are some very specific financial habits that - if you can adopt them - will make a significant difference in how happy you feel about your overall financial life. You don't have to take on every single one - just one or two can make a significant difference.
1. Get pretty organized.
- The Staff at wowOwow.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Sep 14, 2010 9:40 PM EDT
By: Dr. Haideh HirmandRead More »from Aesthetic Breast Surgery: A Renowned Plastic Surgeon on Lifts, Augmentation and More
What is it about women and breasts? They spark jealousy, anger, embarrassment, pride … A rainbow of emotions are associated with how we view our breasts as part of our womanhood and how we accept our chests and those chests around us. In my last wOw article, I addressed the psychological, physical and social relationship women have with their breasts. For some of you, you spoke openly about your breast size, how you felt about it and how you feel about women who speak about it. Others expressed disappointment in women who would even spend any time worrying about their breasts. To conclude, you've been living in your body since the day you were born, and it's no surprise that your bosom buddies, the girls you took with you to college, may not be what they once were. But you - your sexuality, femininity and energy - may be the same, more vibrant, or at least still there. For some women, there is an acceptance of the change and the impact as positive and
- The Staff at wowOwow.com | Life's Little Pleasures – Wed, Sep 8, 2010 4:07 PM EDT
by: Matthieu RicardRead More »from 10 Things You Think Will Make You Happy â€“ But Won't
Avoid the impulses below, says scholar-healer Matthhieu Ricard, and you'll be primed for lifelong happiness.
1. Becoming rich, powerful and famous.
2. Treating the universe as if it were a mail-order catalog by expecting it to gratify our every desire.
3. Yearning for the "freedom" to achieve every last wish. This is not freedom, but being the slave of your own thoughts.
4. Seeking too much pleasure. Pleasurable sensations soon become dull, and often become unpleasant.
5. Maliciously taking revenge on someone who has hurt you. By doing so, you become like them and poison your own mind.
6. Assuming that any one thing will make you happy. Such predictions usually don't turn out to be true.
7. Expecting all praise and no criticism. Without criticism, you won't progress.
8. To vanquish all your enemies. Animosity never brings happiness.
9. To never face adversity. Refraining from doing so will make you weak and vulnerable.
10. Expending all your effort on taking care
Read More »from The Secrets of Solid Leadership
Given the current economic climate and the need to steer through unpredictable change and difficult challenges, today's leaders must have the ability to weather any kind of storm. While speaking at major conferences and webcasts and meeting with executives, I began to poll people about who they think is a resilient leader. Over and over again, Hillary Clinton was named as one who had enormous resilient qualities with an incredible reserve of energy.
Call it persistence, strong will or sheer determination to support what she feels is the right thing to do, Clinton doesn't become discouraged to the point of giving up on what is truly important to her. These traits for being resilient are secrets from which all leaders can benefit.
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When we experience disruptions or challenges, we all have the choice to become discouraged and avoid the situation or embrace it as a professional growth opportunity and face it head on. Resilient leaders will do the latter