When my mother was my age, she was raising a child and was pregnant with her second. She worked retail and saved money so that a few years later she would be able to put a down payment on a house. She was 28. She was a grown-up.
Age—we all have one! And with each year after, say, 21, brings more drooping, more lines, a reduced ability to digest alcohol. The best remedy? A good skincare regimen.
Conventional wisdom has said that people who wait longer to get married are less likely to get divorced. Like, if you actually intimately know your future husband or wife you are less likely to discover five years later that they are just a bunch of children stacked on top of one another (emotionally, I mean).
Depending on who you believe, the woman currently starring in Pitch Perfect 2 as Fat Amy is either a 29-year-old named Rebel Wilson, a 35-year-old named Rebel Wilson, or a 36-year-old named Melanie Bownds. The Sydney Morning Herald (whose perfect URL is smh.com.au) reports today that “Australian business records…
In an interview with Women's Wear Daily promoting Dior's J'adore perfume, Charlize Theron took a moment to discuss why it's so insane that youths in our society are considered so beautiful: they don't know anything!
According to a newly released poll from Gallup, men feel better about their looks than women feel about theirs at almost every age, minorities generally feel better about how they look than white people and middle-aged people feel the worst about how they look. Well!
Now that I'm hurtling toward my middle-thirties, I don't drink nearly as much as I used to. I got drunk once this week—on Sunday, by accident, kind of—and three days later my head still feels like it got screwed on sideways, I started crying because my boyfriend was "making a weird face" and wouldn't admit it, and I…
This weekend was a hot time for blood: several new studies about how you're only as good as the red stuff running through your veins were released.
A few months ago, I had a couple of hours to kill after work and found myself wandering over to the TopShop a few blocks from work and, as I sometimes tend to do, wasting time by trying on clothing weirder than anything I currently own. It's fun in a movie montage-type way, finding out whether I can pull off a boxy…
A new study has zeroed in on a chemical which, when elevated in mice, rejuvenated muscles, with dramatic results.
A recent paper out of the Erasmus School of Economics in the Netherlands explored the lives of artists to estimate the average time most people reach their creative peaks. By collecting data from 221 famous painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, the paper's author — economist P.H. Franses — found that artists on…
There's an incredibly Times-y debate happening at the New York Times today — is it possible for men to dress in too youthful a style? If so, then what should be the penalty for men who dress to squire-ly? Lashings? Violent eye-shaming? Will the Fashion Police be dispatched? THERE'S ROOM FOR DEBATE!
Kristin Scott Thomas is 53. Sharon Stone is 55. Both are beautiful, accomplished actresses, but they have very different thoughts about aging.
There is what the Daily Mail says, and then there is what the Daily Mail does not say. Based on a survey of about 2,000 women, they made their verdict on what is and is not age appropriate.
If you're a world class lazy bones and need some inspiration to get moving, or if you enjoy sitting on your couch and watching things online (hello, friend!), it's time you met Ellen Bittner.
If you're having trouble taking in new information as you get older, don't fret. It's not that age is making you more stupid or slow, but that your brain is already so full of information — you genius, you — that it can't make room for anything new.
A sharp, rather troubling essay by New York Times contributor Carina Chocano is running today about women, age and the media; it recalls, of course, all of the obvious anecdotes about the supposed "expiration dates" of models and actresses ("A friend knows an actress whose burglar alarm code - 2828 - serves as a…
Ernestine Shepherd is a competitive bodybuilder and fitness instructor who wakes up every day at 2:30am to run 10 miles. Oh, she is also three-quarters of a century old.
We all know that particular scent that old people have. It's subtly sweet but also brings to mind decay and mortality. It's complex, like a fine wine. Well, anyway, it turns out that science has spent some valuable time confirming that, in fact, the scent does exist, and it's actually rather pleasing.
Chances are you wouldn't look at a three-year-old running around with their friends and think, "That kid's definitely going to grow up to have a serious gambling addiction" or "Boy, is she ever headed for a drug problem." And yet a new study has shown that children's behavior at that age can offer real clues about…