Rejoice: 'Dressing Your Age' Is Dead

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… » 2/07/14 11:20am 2/07/14 11:20am

TV Doing A Great Job "Symbolically Annihilating" Women Over 40

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 reminder… » 11/17/12 5:15pm 11/17/12 5:15pm

That Old People Smell Is Real—And It's Surprisingly Delightful

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. » 5/30/12 11:55pm 5/30/12 11:55pm

Even Tiny Tots Show Signs of Addictive Personalities

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 their… » 4/27/12 2:00pm 4/27/12 2:00pm

Watch a Girl Go From Infant to Tween in Under Three Minutes

Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter Lotte once a week from the time she was born until she was 12 years old. He then edited down the massive amount of video into this short clip, which lets you see Lotte grow up right before your very eyes. What's especially cool is that In many of the shots she's talking, and even… » 4/23/12 9:30am 4/23/12 9:30am

95-Year-Old Woman Sets World Record By Marrying Her Adorable…

Yesterday 95-year-old Lillian Hartley married her longtime sweetheart 98-year-old Allen Marks. The two, who were both widowed, met at a temple in Palm Springs 18 years ago and have been "living together in sin," as Lillian joked, ever since. They haven't gotten married until now because they've been too busy—they like to … » 3/01/12 9:45pm 3/01/12 9:45pm

Quarter-Life Crisis Survivors Become Underqualified Life Coaches

Life coaching is starting to look a little bit like the pre (and probably post)-bust lending industry: anything goes nobody has to worry about silly regulations! The New York Times ran a story yesterday about the increasing number of 25-35-year-old aspiring life coaches — life experience be damned! — and the… » 1/29/12 3:15pm 1/29/12 3:15pm

Decrepit Meryl Streep Is The Oldest Woman To Ever Grace The Cover Of

Were you aware that we live in a world in which Blake Lively has been on the cover of Vogue twice while Meryl Streep hasn't made a single appearance? Well, no more. Vogue has released the cover of its January issue, which features Streep (along with some groundbreaking jacket-wearing methods). Inside the 62-year-old » 12/12/11 9:30am 12/12/11 9:30am

Awesome Woman Turns 106 Thanks To Poor Diet & Enjoying 'Good Times'

Well isn't this refreshing? Rather than lecturing us on the benefits of eating vegetables and doing vigorous workouts, Margaret Ellen Moores of Newfoundland says she's reached the age of 106 thanks to eating junk food and enjoying herself. Her daughter said at her birthday party this weekend, "She loves her sweets. She… » 11/08/11 1:00pm 11/08/11 1:00pm