Blog Posts by ThirdAge.com

  • How to Reinvent Yourself

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    Carole Hyatt is a bestselling author, motivational speaker and an expert on career development. She now heads The Leadership Forum, which will be celebrating its eighteenth anniversary in February. Hyatt, who has taught leadership skills in many countries, has had a lifelong commitment to mentoring women. We asked her to share some career advice withThirdAge.com. (To learn more about Carole's work, visit www.carolehyatt.org.)

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    You are working with a lot of women in their 50s and 60s who have lost their jobs and still need or want to work. What advice do you give them?

    I don't give advice. I look at skills a person has and how we can use those skills effectively and often in a new way. We all have so many skills and the key is to combine skill one with skill two and come up with a marketable skill three. In my own career, I had a background in children's theater and knew

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  • Simple Cures that Really Work

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    If you're like most people, you've heard of some magical home cures that claim to cure a wide variety of ailments, from colds to arthritis to the flu. Maybe your mother used to use some of them on you when you were sick, and maybe you have friends that swear by natural remedies to this day. If you're skeptical of these homemade treatments, you're right to be, since many of them haven't been proven to be effective. But some of these home remedies actually work

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    Ginger. Studies have shown that ginger is an effective at aiding the digestion process, curing motion sickness and ameliorating nausea. It can be consumed in supplement or tea form, and works better if you use less than two grams per dose. Ginger tea is sold in most grocery stores, but it's even more effective if you make your own by cutting off a small bit of fresh ginger and steeping it in hot water. If you get carsick, try

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  • Find Out What's Next for You

    Maddy

    Every year, I conduct a lifestage performance review on myself. We've all endured performance reviews at work, right? And most of us hate them because far too often so-called performance reviews are really reviews of how we didn't measure up and where we need to improve. I'm not a masochist, so why would I want to put myself through that - or even look forward to it?

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    Because the way I go about it isn't a list of faults; it's a path to possibilities. I go over what I was happy with in the past year and what I was disappointed by. I don't try to hit all points of the compass - that's a shortcut to insanity. I zoom in on whatever seems is taking priority: One year it might be my career path, another it might be my overall physical fitness, another year it might be any of my most significant relationships.

    For instance, last year I decided I'd really like to spend more time with my

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  • Hillary: Ultimate Boomer Good Girl

    Hillary Clinton

    After two decades in the political spotlight, Hillary Clinton finally seems to have had enough.

    The Secretary of State, talking to her employees Thursday, said her public life had probably exhausted her. "I think after 20 years-and it will be 20 years-of being on the high wire of American politics and all of the challenges that come with that," she said, "it would be probably a good idea to just find out how tired I am."

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    It was a typically low-key statement from Clinton, who has served as the Governor and the President's good wife, a U.S. Senator from New York, and now, a Secretary of State in President Obama's administration. Despite the constant pressure of publicity, much of it negative in earlier years, she has remained dignified, hard-working and ready to let others, like Obama, be the center of attention.

    In short, Hillary Rodham Clinton, 64, is the ultimate Boomer Good

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  • 7 Ways to Fight Lower-Back Pain

    Low back pain is the number-two reason, right behind cold and flu, that we see our doctors. Whether the pain is caused by an injury like a fall, lifting something heavy or degenerative arthritis, chances are you've had to deal with it. There are ways you can treat the pain yourself but before you do, here's an important cautionary note: if your back pain also includes tingling in the legs, numbness or weakness in your legs, keep your appointment. Otherwise:

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  • The 5 Most Common Headaches

    If you're like millions of Americans, you may find that you suffer from recurring or chronic headaches. What you may not know is that it's very important to figure out the type of headache you're experiencing so that you can get the proper treatment. Here's what you need to know about the most common headaches, and how to treat them:

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  • Should You Tell when You're Sick?

    Paula Deen

    Celebrity chef Paula Deen's recent announcement that she has Type 2 Diabetes lit up the Internet as people took sides about whether she had kept her illness a secret in order to continue promoting her calorie-laden Southern cooking. Yet no matter where you stand on that issue, the fact remains that it has brought to the forefront the dilemma facing everyone who has a chronic yet essentially invisible illness: Will disclosing your health problems hurt your career and your relationships?

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    Depending on the stage and severity of the condition, the list of ailments that aren't obvious to the casual onlooker include Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, a host of autoimmune disorders such as Fibromyalgia, mental health issues such as depression and bipolar disorder, and even cancer and Parkinson's disease, among others. Is the stigma that can be the result of having a serious illness even though you

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  • Dating a Permanent Bachelor

    He's got a relatively new girlfriend now (Stacey Keibler) but if Clooney's past relationships are anything to go by, she shouldn't be dreaming about a wedding. Clooney, who's been outspoken about his unwillingness to marry, owns a famously magnificent home on the shores of Italy's Lake Como. He's also been known to make a movie now and again.

    George Clooney, America's favorite heartthrob, is famous for saying he's never getting married, although he was married, once. That union was to the actress Talia Balsam, who Clooney wed in 1989. The marriage ended in 1993. Clooney has dated some of the most desirable (and marriageable) women in the world, including the actresses Julia Roberts, Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Lucy Liu, and Teri Hatcher, as well as the Italian siren Elisabetta Canalis. His current girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, recently told People magazine, "George Clooney is the best date in the world." And Clooney, 50, seems to want to keep it at that. "People forget that I was married," he told "Us"magazine. "I love that."

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    Many handsome, witty, wealthy, successful, highly eligible men, it turns out, have been married -even briefly -- before deciding matrimony isn't their thing. It's crazy, but the more a man claims he's

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  • A Beverly Hills Dermatologist Shares Cold Weather Secrets

    Dr. Obagi

    Don't let the mid-winter blahs take a toll on your skin. Cold weather, along with not getting enough sun to make a good supply of natural Vitamin D, can put unwanted stress on your body and complexion. The resulting high cortisol levels, especially if they're compounded by lack of sleep, can manifest as wrinkles, skin laxity, dryness, rosacea, and acne. The problem is that stress increases the production of hormones that damage collagen and elastin. Too much stress also takes some of the joy out of life, so you are more likely to frown or scowl, which induces wrinkles.

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    Take good care of yourself and try to get enough sleep so your body can rest and your skin has time to renew itself. Nighttime is the best time to repair your skin, and you'll look and feel better about yourself in the morning.

    Follow these six healthy skin solutions to re-energize your skin and create a mid-winter

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  • Ten Celebs with Diabetes

    Following Paula Deen's acknowledgment that she suffers from Type 2 diabetes, there's been a lot of attention paid to the Southern chef and her role in promoting high-fat cooking that is liable to lead to that diagnosis. But Deen is far from the only celebrity who's dealing with diabetes. Here are ten who have real-life experience with this life-threatening illness. And whether they're Type 1 diabetics (diagnosed early in life and dependent on insulin) or Type 2 diabetics (diagnosed later on, often with a history of obesity or poor diet, and not necessarily dependent on insulin), these stars have learned how to take charge of their health.

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