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Health: Does Your Money Go to Botox, Designer Shoes or a Mammogram?

Barbara Bellman Today’s post is from Barbara Bellman, an author, lecturer, consultant and marketing coach who has made it her business over 30 years to take the pulse of women. Her work in that arena has resulted in two leading reference books on gender-specific marketing: Reaching Women: The Way to Go in Marketing Health Services and Hitting the Right Nerve. …

Vanessa McGradyHealth: Does Your Money Go to Botox, Designer Shoes or a Mammogram?

Health: Walnuts Contain High Amount of Antioxidants

When it comes to antioxidants, you can go nuts. Walnuts, specifically. A study revealed at the Natioanal Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society showed that walnuts are better for you in the antioxidant department than any other nut. Part of the reason is because they are usually eaten raw before roasting can erode the health benefits, unlike most …

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Health: Telomeres Affect Aging (and Exactly What Is a Telomere Anyway?)

Telomeres and AgingBy Wendy HanlanThis post originally appeared on WendyHanlan.com Okay, what is all the buzz about telomeres? I’m hearing that the research they’re doing on telomeres is going to completely change the anti-aging industry and the products that will be available to us. Am I interested? A resounding YES! I’ve decided to do some research on the subject of …

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Health: Detoxing Your Home Can Make You Worried Sick

Today’s post comes courtesy of Women’s Health Magazine Do You Have a Detoxifying Obsession? By Linda Formichelli It all started, innocently enough, with the dryer sheets a few months ago. While they might make your laundry smell like a summer day, I had just read that the flimsy leaflets actually coat your clothes with a thin layer of toxic chemicals. …

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Fun: March Madness for Women over 40 Who Play Basketball, Don’t Keep Score

Heather Stevens-Kittner looks to pass off the ball during a women’s basketball league game at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax. (For The Washington Post) I loved this story from the Washington Post, about  a basketball league for women in their 40s through 60s that began in 1991. “It’s the game in its purest form. We love this game,” Heather …

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Health: My Coochie Is Just Fine, Thank You

I recently got a pitch from a very nice and cheerful PR woman for a new tampon that “corrects” the pH balance of the menstrual fluid. She even sent me some samples, and disappointingly, they are wrapped in plastic and come with a plastic applicator. Her pitch, with the original emphasis:  “[The Tampons] are the boldest new innovation in women’s …

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Beauty: Chelsea Lowe: Are You Trying Too Hard or Not Hard Enough?

“You can easily look ten years younger. Twenty-five? Less realistic. I believe we should take a lesson from the French and try to look as good as we can—not as young as we can.” Author Chelsea Lowe takes steps to show that beauty begins within. This is the second part of our series with beauty expert Chelsea Lowe. She’s got …

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