Here's a question for those of you who are 47 and older: Have you ever put on a bikini and wondered "Hmm, will other women judge me mercilessly for wearing a two-piece at my age?" Finally, we have the answer! (And it's "yes.")
Over the past five years or so, a number of terms have popped up to describe women of a certain age: cougars, MILFs, and now, thanks to author Stephanie Dolgoff, "formerlies," as in "formerly hot." Oh, dear.
Sarah Hampson of the Globe and Mail thinks that women should embrace the aging process by celebrating the "body lexicon" that has sprung up over the past few years as a means to insult and degrade us all. O RLY?
I have no intention of trying to look 25 when I'm 65. And yet I still slather my face in anti-aging cream at night, as a "preventative" measure. But, upon reflection, what the hell am I trying to prevent?
We are a society that bases everything on age: our rights, our behaviors, our health habits, our family priorities, our looks: all of these things are centered around the number of years we've been alive.
Saturday's Times had a funny little parody of the RealAge quiz, which led us to ponder the true idiocy of RealAge.
Are you over 27 years old? Well guess what! Your cognitive functioning is now officially in decline. Awesome! Let's see if my 28-year-old brain can complete this post unicorns rainbows marshmallows ice cream!
Do you ever find yourself making age-related goals? Are there certain things you feel you should have accomplished by age 25, 35, or 45? Do you compare yourself to your peers? Well, you're not alone.
Anyone who has ever sat through a marathon of What Not To Wear knows the importance of wearing "age appropriate" clothing. But who's to say what is or isn't "age appropriate" for Hollywood's older actresses?