40licious Health: Why Dieting Makes You Look Old

It’s an eternal paradox as you hit 40licious. You’re spending money on creams that you couldn’t afford and didn’t need 10 years ago. You work hard to be toned and thin. But the lack of fat is an opportunity for wrinkles. When the skin loses elasticity it sags and doesn’t bounce back as well. The other day I slept weird …

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40licious Body: Agony of Defeat. The Feet. Whatever.

I started waitressing when I was about 17. That, and bartending, got me through college. And then through between reporting gigs, and as a way to pull in a couple quarters living in a small town, combined with my fledgling dating service and PR jobs. I am a great waitress. I can sweep through a packed section and remember who …

Vanessa McGrady40licious Body: Agony of Defeat. The Feet. Whatever.

40licious Health: Mammograms Every Year

Take care of your breasts and they’ll take care of you. There’s been quite a bit of back and forth about how often women in their 40s should get mammograms. Years ago, by the time cancer was discovered it was likely far gone and a radical procedure. Later, it became optimal to have a mammogram every year. And then last …

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40licious Health: New Insurance Rules Help Women in Their 40s

Los Angeles Times photo Complain all you want about “Obamacare.” Jeez, I’m sorry that his opponents coined that term, it’s so snarky. What part of a healthier country don’t you like? Why wouldn’t you want to help someone via preventative care now, rather than more expensive care for a traumatic disease later? If you can come to the table with …

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40licious Body: Infertility Articles Omit Adoption Information

I’m glad we’re all paying attention to the plight of women in their 40s who grew up believing they can have it all, then suddenly realized it might be more difficult than they thought. This article in The Faster Times, for example, does a great job how the pill blessed and damned a generation of women. And this one, in …

Vanessa McGrady40licious Body: Infertility Articles Omit Adoption Information