Chances are, you already listen to music, TV, or books. So you’d probably enjoy hearing something different — the equivalent of talk radio on almost any subject — through podcasts. And you can do that while walking, driving, or in the background of your daily activities at home or work. What are Podcasts? Podcasts are
As someone who reads several books a week, and has done so for years, I’m often asked for book recommendations. Most of the books I read are pretty good. I get really excited about books I actually love. How does a book reach “love” status for me? It might be terrific writing, a fantastic plot,
If you want people to sit up and give you their attention, just mention that you are training for a triathlon. Especially if you’re training for your first triathlon after 50. Their jaws drop and they look at you with admiration. It feels great! Why I Decided to Do a Triathlon As part of my
I recently wrote about my experience training for and completing my first triathlon after 50. You can read about it here. One of the trickiest parts of preparing for a triathlon is figuring out all the gear you need. You can get many items at local swim, bike, and running stores. I bought most of
We’ve often heard how people over 50 go into business for themselves after losing their jobs. While some always wanted to own their own businesses, many are frustrated by the lack of job opportunities and difficulty getting a job at a certain age. What we don’t hear about so much is an example of someone
Friends have always been important to me, as I’m sure they’ve been important to you, too. However, as I approached 50 and put together my Margie Project, I realized that friendship was becoming even more important than I had previously thought. I wondered why that was true. So, as usual, I decided to do some
As part of a New Year’s reading challenge I saw on Facebook, I had committed to giving books to some Facebook friends. One of the people on my list was a local woman business owner. I decided to gift her a business book written by a woman. Sadly, there are way fewer of them than
I like wine, as I’m sure many of you do, too! While I’m not in any way a wine expert, I do like to keep some tasty red wines on hand, especially for entertaining. I especially enjoy stocking great-tasting wines that don’t cost a lot. One of my favorite places to buy wine is Trader
Q: I will be attending a fancy outdoor wedding in a warm climate. I hate my arms, and don’t want to show them. Any outfit suggestions?
A: Absolutely, says mermaid Linda Waldon, image stylist to women over 50! Take care of the three “C’s,” says Linda: you want to be cool, comfortable and covered at your next outdoor summer wedding. She shared ideas for what to wear to a summer wedding that will keep you light, fresh, and oh so stylish. Drapey,
After completing my first triathlon, I wanted to treat myself. And my favorite reward? Travel! I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but I like staying in nice places. David had airline miles, and we were looking for a change of scenery for a few days, so we decided on Asheville, NC. We
I read so many books that I rarely buy them. I generally get e-books and printed books from the library. This was published at the end of January 2019, and I got tired of waiting, so I bought it. And I’m so glad I did! Out of the Dark, by Gregg Hurwitz, is the fourth
Spring is prime time for hiring summer interns. If you’re in business, you’ve most likely considered hiring an intern. Maybe you’ve dreamed of having one or more interns take care of all the crummy stuff you hate to do. Or there are projects you could take on if you just had a little more help.