Posts Tagged ‘ vanity ’

Fashion Tip for Middle-Aged Men: Hair to Dye For

September 5, 2018

I’m 63. By the time most men reach this milestone, they have more than a touch of gray, like me. Some men have gone completely white on top. And in the case of my older…

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My Pain-Free, Nonsurgical Facelift

November 5, 2017
pain-free, nonsurgical facelift

Look better without surgery. It’s a snap!

Growing up in Las Vegas as I did, surrounded by exaggerated showgirl images of womanly perfection, a girl gets a harsh sense of her own physical imperfections.

Growing up anywhere in America, bombarded by plastic surgery-altered images of celebrities, a woman sees a clear path to physical perfection or at least improvement.

In my youth, I scoffed at the idea of plastic surgery, but now I’m older and not so sure. Like many a middle-aged woman, I stare in the mirror and catalog a growing litany of facial flaws – jowls, bags under the eyes, thinning lips. And so, I wonder if maybe, just maybe, I should rethink that long-held anti-plastic surgery stance.

Well, amazingly … and just in the nick of time … I just found a solution for my sagging features and equally sagging self-image – one that restores my former youthful glow and good-(ish) enough looks. And best of all, it didn’t involve a trip to the plastic surgeon’s office! Read more »

Karen Galatz

A former newspaper and television journalist, my national news credentials include the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and the Nightly Business Report. I created, produced, and anchored a ground-breaking business news broadcast for PBS stations in Nevada, an effort that led to an Edward R. Murrow award and an Emmy nomination. Now based in Berkeley, Ca., I am writing a collection of short stories and personal essays. I am the author of Muddling through Middle Age, a weekly humor blog, recently featured on the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop website.

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What Price Vanity?

January 4, 2017

    I recently decided that I was due for an eyebrow plucking.  I haven’t quite decided why this is important for women to do and not for men.  Was it vanity lurking or simply…

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Please Remove My Granny Panties

August 8, 2016
Granny Panties

I’m ashamed to say it.  I can’t believe it myself.  But the following words actually came out of my mouth the other night just before I went to bed.  “Dear, if I die during the…

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