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Beauty and the Double Standard of Aging | Adios Barbie

I wrote a post called The Cougar Effect on my blog discussing this ever increasing pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks as their primary form of power. It completely defeats the beauty of aging and the ...
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Aging Well, Looking Good
Exploring the history and current state of style options for mature women.
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Dame Helen Mirren says being in her prime in the 1970s was 'horrible' - Daily Mail

Dame Helen Mirren says being in her prime in the 1970s was 'horrible' - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“The Oscar-winning star of The Queen, who has won countless accolades for her talents, says finding fame in the 1970s was a 'f****** horrible' time for women.”
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Sophia Loren, 80, stands out in crystal-embellished black dress as she graces ... - Daily Mail

Sophia Loren, 80, stands out in crystal-embellished black dress as she graces ... - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“She may be 80 years old but she still knows how to give the younger stars a run for their money.”
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Why I Love My Age - Huffington Post

Why I Love My Age - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“What do I like about being 49? Like a fine wine, we can all grow better with age. With 50 around the corner, I know what's important.”
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Fun and fashion for 'seasoned' women - Jackson Sun

Fun and fashion for 'seasoned' women - Jackson Sun | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Conference topics: Exercise, nutrition, the importance of laughter and women's health”
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Women, Aging and the Badges of Midlife - Huffington Post

Women, Aging and the Badges of Midlife - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“My veins are angry," I thought, their blueish-green tinted pathways bulging under caramel skin that I think belongs to my mother, not to me. But these hands are mine.”
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Older Women Are Having A Moment In Fashion Right Now - Huffington Post

Older Women Are Having A Moment In Fashion Right Now - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I can’t wait to go grey, and my partner is of a similar mindset, regularly complaining about his beard not having enough silver in it for his lik”
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Why I'll Never Grow Old Gracefully - Huffington Post

Why I'll Never Grow Old Gracefully - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“While I was at the car wash the other day, I noticed a sign on the wall that read, 'Thursday is Seniors Day: Seniors 50 and over get $4 off any wash.' Even though I turned 50 last October, I still don't think of myself as a senior.”
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks 'Pro-Aging' And The One Beauty Mistake No Older ... - Huffington Post

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks 'Pro-Aging' And The One Beauty Mistake No Older ... - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“At 54, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is looking better than ever, and we think it may have something to do with her unique approach to aging. “I hate that word [anti-aging]! It should be something posi”
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Women's reward for being awesome: wrinkle cream. Seriously? - Stockton Record

Women's reward for being awesome: wrinkle cream. Seriously? - Stockton Record | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Ladies, what's a fitting reward for being ambitious, stylish, beautiful, passionate? Something that speaks to the hearts of smart, successful women in”
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Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 54, talks aging in the public eye - Daily Mail

Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 54, talks aging in the public eye - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Julia Louis-Dreyfus is stunning at the age of 54.”
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They've still got it: Joan Collins, Sophia Loren and Cher prove style has no ... - Express.co.uk

They've still got it: Joan Collins, Sophia Loren and Cher prove style has no ... - Express.co.uk | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“THEY'RE three of the more mature women in showbiz, but that doesn't stop Joan Collins, Sophia Loren and Cher beating their younger contemporaries in the style stakes.”
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Orange Is the New Black Star Kate Mulgrew Gets Real About Aging in Hollywood - People Magazine

Orange Is the New Black Star Kate Mulgrew Gets Real About Aging in Hollywood - People Magazine | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“The 59-year-old actress gets honest about beauty standards in Hollywood”
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Mothers of the bride spend 2.3 hours LONGER choosing wedding outfits than ... - Daily Mail

Mothers of the bride spend 2.3 hours LONGER choosing wedding outfits than ... - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Move over bride-to-be, the real star of the wedding is her mother, according to a poll of 2,000 women, which found they'll splash out on the right outfit and want to look better than the groom's mum.”
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World's oldest supermodel Daphne Selfe in Vans and & Other Stories campaign - Daily Mail

World's oldest supermodel Daphne Selfe in Vans and & Other Stories campaign - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Daphne Selfe, 86, from Baldock, Hertfordshire, who has been modelling since the Fifties stars in the new campaign alongside 22-year-old model Flo Dron.”
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Charlize Theron On Aging: '[Women] Start To Feel Like We're Cut Flowers' - Huffington Post

Charlize Theron On Aging: '[Women] Start To Feel Like We're Cut Flowers' - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“The pressure society puts on women is not lost on Charlize Theron. The 39-year-old star appears on the latest cover of W magazine and opens up about why choosing to be a mom in her 30s has given h”
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Blythe Danner on Aging, Insomnia, and GOOP - Vulture

Blythe Danner on Aging, Insomnia, and GOOP - Vulture | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“"We all experience loss, and grief is the price we pay for loving. You have to not fall apart, and keep going."”
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18 Fashion And Beauty Truths Only Boomer Women Understand - Huffington Post

18 Fashion And Beauty Truths Only Boomer Women Understand - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“1. Comfortable shoes is a contradiction of terms. At a certain point, you will order shoes by the dozens from Zappos and ship them all back the day they arrive. The problem is that shoes don't fit yo”
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Aging as Glenda or Elphaba... The Choice I Made - Huffington Post

Aging as Glenda or Elphaba... The Choice I Made - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“I really am not a fan of the phrase "Aging Gracefully." We are all aging from the moment we slide out the birth canal. However, instead of aging gracefully, I choose to "Live Joyfully" ...out loud and with contentment.”
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How I REALLY Feel About Growing Older - Huffington Post

How I REALLY Feel About Growing Older - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Soon we'll be a year older, and then another and another on the inexorable march from young to old to dead. If we no longer have a job and want one, our business card may say "consultant,'' this generation's euphemism for unemployed.”
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I'm Not Trying To 'Age Gracefully' -- So Stop Pressuring Me To - Huffington Post

I'm Not Trying To 'Age Gracefully' -- So Stop Pressuring Me To - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“I am apparently guilty of one of the last social offenses against humanity: I am aging while female. I plead guilty.”
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#OlderWomenVoices Stands Up To Stereotypes Of Aging Women - Huffington Post

#OlderWomenVoices Stands Up To Stereotypes Of Aging Women - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Sexism is a harsh reality many women face, whether in the form of catcalling on the sidewalk or sexual harassment in the workplace. And, as women age, it can also take an ugly turn into ageism.”
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Growing old (dis)gracefully - BBC News

Growing old (dis)gracefully - BBC News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Older women are more prominent in fashion now than ever before. But how do you age with style? Lindsay Baker takes a look.”
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Talk to Iris: Standing tall and going gray - CapitalGazette.com

Talk to Iris: Standing tall and going gray - CapitalGazette.com | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Men are allowed to age gracefully, without a trail of biting gossip. They have gray hair or no hair, and their paunches and domes are not critiqued with the same vehemence as the girth and coifs of their female contemporaries.”
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Successful Aging: A need for stylish clothing for 'gray' consumers - LA Daily News

Successful Aging: A need for stylish clothing for 'gray' consumers - LA Daily News | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“Q: I read with interest your article on ads finally recognizing the gray dollar (Feb. 22, 2015). As a fellow “gray,” my friends and I have been feeling increasingly invisible.”
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'While We're Young' finds insight, laughs in aging - Green Bay Press Gazette

'While We're Young' finds insight, laughs in aging - Green Bay Press Gazette | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“There aren't a lot of movies out there about reaching middle age gracefully and happily”
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