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    Dating Apps For People Over 50
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    How To Know When You Are Approaching Financial Trouble
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    Does It Still Count?
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    Retirement Never Looked So Good
“You look fine,” my friend Vicki said, in response to my question. “You look like…well, like a mom.” What?! A mom? Okay, so I am a mom, but that was beside the point. I didn’t necessarily want to look like one. When my fifteen-year-old daughter came home from school later that day, I asked her. “How do I look?” Her response didn’t help. “I dunno…fine.” “Well, do I look like a mom?” “Yeah, I guess,” was her uninterested response. I flashed back to my own childhood and my mom’s attire; I envisioned her stretchy, turquoise polyester pants with the raised seam up the middle, coordinating cotton blouses and loose-fitting house coats. But I was way more hip than that, right? Heck, I used to be known for my funky style—charging into the latest fashion trends with gusto. I was a glittering disco queen in my M.C. Hammer-style parachute pants, off-the-shoulder shirts, and chunky, the-bigger-the-better earrings. When had it all changed? When had I started dressing “like a Mom”?

How Do I Look?

BY HOLLY BROWNE “You look fine,” my friend Vicki said, in response to my question. “You look like…well, like a mom.” What?! A mom? Okay, so I am a mom, but that was beside the point. I didn’t necessarily want to look like one. When my fifteen-year-...

Gathering Courage to Change, changing after 50, changing in middle age

Gathering Courage to Change

BY DEVON ELLINGTON In theory, it’s easy. You don’t like something in your life, change it. It’s much harder to actually do it. Change requires courage. So often, we choose to remain with the devil we know rather than risk the devil we don’t know....