Blog Posts by Yana Berlin

  • Official bitching Day

    With the abundance of responsibility on every woman's plate, there is not enough time for "US" . Between texting and emailing, we never talk anymore, and we don't let it all out.

    Fabulously40 is planning to change that by launching our very first Official bitching Day on October 1, 2008

    Get html codes for several banner sizes if you would like to spread the word and post them on your blogs/websites.

    So mark your calendars and login to

    Looking forward to bitching with you on October 1, 2008. A Social Network for women forty and beyond.
  • Sarah Palin and her family values

    Give Sarah a Fair Chance

    I'm ticked off!

    In general, I try to refrain from commenting about politics. I'm very passionate about my beliefs, and usually it's healthier for me to keep quiet than to enter a conversation that I know will end in a major argument. But sometimes I feel like I have to take a stand!

    This presidential election is a historic one. Regardless of who takes office, the outcome will be discussed, debated and argued for many years to come. Already it is generating a great deal of lively discourse. But the recent announcement of Sarah Palin as McCain's choice for VP has taken the discussion to a whole new level.

    I agree that McCain's choice is controversial, to say the least. And I expected to hear and read many different viewpoints regarding Palin's political background and experience. What I didn't expect to read about was men and women around the country questioning her family values.

    I have spent the last three hours reading discussion forums, blog posts and

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  • What Happened To Men? - Breaking Up With A Text Message

    I would like to think that the world of dating hasn't changed much since my last official pre-marriage date with my darling husband. But, sadly, that is not the case.

    Long gone are the days when the man initiated the relationship by formally asking the woman on a date. And whatever happened to the romantic candlelight dinners at nice restaurants that men eagerly paid for? Now it's Taco Bell and Starbucks, with the woman paying her own way. Men no longer bring flowers to their dates, and courting and gift giving appear to have become ancient relics of the past.

    So what has replaced all the romance? You guessed it's.the cell phone.

    Nowadays, men text. They text to ask you on a date. They text you the next day to say they had a fantastic time (or not). And they text you with silly sexy messages that are often inappropriate. But if tha's not enough, they even text you to say they are breaking up.
    Remember the Sex and the City episode where Sarah-Jessica Parker got all bent out of shape

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  • Olympic Medals Make Me Cry

    As all of my four children were growing up, my husband and I attended many tennis matches, hockey games, basketball games, squash games, and lets not forget the karate tournaments.

    Each time any of our children hit the ball, we cheered, we hugged, and relished in their victory. As they grew older they made it very clear that sports were not going to be a part of their adult lives. They worked out at the local gym and did their aerobics- but that was the extent of it.

    My husband is an avid tennis player, I know his dream was to have all his kids play tennis and even compete professionally. So when our kids stopped playing tennis, and quit all their other team sports activities, his heart was broken. I on the other hand was relieved.

    No, not because I was tired of shlepping them around from one activity to the next, and not because all four of them had to be some where at the same time and the scheduling was killing me, that was okay with me. The reason was entirely different, but one

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  • Design Your Vagina - The Latest Trend.

    American, Australian and British just to name a few of Obstetricians and Gynecologist are expressing great concern about clinics that are performing vaginal cosmetic surgery

    Women who may be in need of psychological help instead of surgery that is expensive and dangerous, are taken advantage by the clinics who charge as much as ten thousand dollars for each surgery.

    The college states : "The real risks of potential complications such as scarring, permanent disfigurement, infection, dyspareunia and altered sexual sensations should be discussed in detail with women seeking such treatments"

    We live in the age of cosmetic surgery. Many women aspire to look their best, sometimes even at a high price of going under the knife. Before you opt for any surgical procedure, it is important to do your due diligence and find as much information as possible about the doctor that will perform the procedure, the recovery and the outcome of the surgery.

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  • Follow Me To Madrid - My European Vacation Part I

    I was a bit reluctant to do this, but so many of you emailed me asking to record my experiences so I decide to give it a shot. Keep in mind that I'm not a big fan of cameras or videos, nor do I like making a fool of myself, but I figured I'm old enough and young enough to do so and have fun with it.

    So here it is- my European Vacation that I am gladly sharing with you.

    Madrid Experience

    With museums, monuments, surrounding history and great scenery, one can lose themselves in the culture that wraps this city and makes a visiting experience one to remember.

    Visiting Madrid for only three days was not merely enough for me to experience all that I so craved for, but it was enough to sense the flavor of this amazing city and to know that I would love to return soon.


    I love to eat. Spanish food is not my favorite, however, because of the variety of tapas (Small sandwiches) that are available at almost every corner, it makes it impossible for anyone to stay hungry.

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  • The Perils of Teenage Drinking

    My husband and I had a very disturbing weekend.

    It centered around an issue that far too many parents either don't take seriously enough or bury their heads in the sand and avoid altogether.

    I'm talking about teenage drinking.

    Fortunately, the weekend turmoil resulted not from my own kids' drinking but from the ignorance and denial exhibited by other parents. But before I climb up on my soapbox, let's take a look at some frightening statistics.

    Currently, alcohol use among young people under 21 is the leading drug problem in the U.S. According to the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University:

    teen drinking

    * More youths in the U.S. drink alcohol than smoke tobacco or marijuana, making it the drug most used by young Americans.

    * Every day, 5,400 young people under 16 take their first drink of alcohol.

    * In 2005, one out of six eighth-graders, one in three tenth-graders, and nearly one out of two twelfth-graders were current drinkers.

    * In 2004,

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  • Happiness is a serious problem

    What does it mean to be happy?

    It seems that at least once a year "I reflect on this topic": "I reflect on this topic" Meanwhile, the rest of the world is obsessing about it.

    There are countless books, movies, podcasts, talk shows and seminars all centered around the pursuit of happiness. Some of them promise to make us feel happy, at least temporarily. But the truth is that happiness is an inside job. A book or a seminar may shed some new light on the subject and put things into perspective, but it cannot make us happy in the long run.

    Happiness is a choice. Every morning upon rising we chose to be happy, sad or indifferent. It's up to us to wave away the worries from a previous day or the challenges of the day ahead. "It's up to us to keep things in perspective".

    So why are so many people not choosing to be happy at all times? Maybe it's because they're not sure what it means.

    So I ask again, what does it mean to be happy?

    It's not fame. After the recent

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  • Younger Men, Older Women

    On Dating Younger Men

    If you listen to "guy talk," you'll usually hear topics that are completely irrelevant to women. You never hear men complain to other men about lack of communication in the relationship, a desire to share their feelings, or anything remotely related to issues between them and their significant other.

    You will, however, hear that their women nag and bug them for things that are of little importance and relevance. For example, you will hear that the sex life is not up to par, and their "honey" has gotten old. Especially in midlife, men seem to lose sight of what is really significant and concentrate on one thing that they regard as sacred, such as keeping up with their sex drive.

    It's funny, and sometimes even pathetic, to watch middle-age men chase after 20-year old girls, making complete fools of themselves. The only thing worse, in my opinion, is watching younger guys chasing older women. Now, I will be the first to say that younger men and older women

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  • Is Botox Really Safe?

    According to a new scientific study from Europe,the anti-wrinkle treatment of Botox may migrate from the skin to your brain…

    With so many women all over the world using Botox on regular basis, I think we should all be aware of the potential consequences.

    Are we really willing to take a chance with side effects directly to our brain and the nerves?

    What do you think?

    Yana Berlin - Founder of


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