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Win Tickets to 50 Shades! The Musical in NYC

2014 July 17

Whether you’re a 50 Shades of Grey fanatic or you couldn’t get through the first 10 pages…

You’ll enjoy 50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody, now playing Off-Broadway at the Elektra Theatre in New York City.

Be prepared for a bit of raunch, and a lot of skin (no nudity, however)! The story starts with Carol, Pam, and Bev deciding the next selection for their book club. When they choose 50 Shades of Grey, the fun (or should we say, fantasy) begins. Clever lyrics, lively dancing and a cavorting cast of real characters, from virginal college student, Anastasia, to illustrious businessman, Christian Grey (this one has a paunch to go with the raunch).


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2014 July 16

1. They have selective hearing


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{Giveaway} Talbots Shopping Spree

2014 July 15

Have you seen Talbots lately? It’s hipper, brighter and smarter looking than ever.

Featuring the same impeccable tailoring we’ve been enjoying for 65 years, the Updated Classic collection of apparel, shoes and accessories will take us effortlessly from day to night and work to play.

Dresses are fit or flare; pants stop at the ankle, roll up or skim our heels, and shirts are long, short, embroidered and ruched. And ooh! the fabrics, like luscious linen, soft cotton, and silky charmeuse.

Talbots is generously giving $250 gift cards to two lucky FOFs, which can be used online or at one of its nearly 500 shops.


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Win Tickets to 50 Shades! The Musical in NYC

8 Things Our Grown “Kids” Love To Hate About Us

2014 July 8

We asked 20-somethings to tell us how we really irritate them.

It doesn’t matter who you are. Generation Y “kids” have all kinds of hang-ups about us. Here’s what they had to say, but we know they still love us!

1. You think you’re so smart
about the Internet…

But you’re hopeless without Google


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Where There’s a Will, Nothing Gets in the Way

2014 July 8

None of us enjoys thinking about our demise, but it’s crucial to understand why we need to prepare a will, and to get it done, pronto! Simply put, this legal document clearly explains how we wish to have our “estate” distributed when we’re gone. This includes our bank accounts, property, financial investments, and material possessions, from jewellery to photo albums. If we don’t leave a will, the government takes control of our estate and decides who gets it, making it even more difficult for our family during an already stressful time.

A properly drafted will puts us in control and ensures that our exact wishes are carried out.

Even if you aren’t leaving a king’s ransom, you’ll still want your worldly possessions to go to the beneficiaries of your choice, not to some long lost relatives who you haven’t seen in decades.

You can write your own will. As long as it’s witnessed and signed properly, it’s just as valid as if a high-priced lawyer drafted it. Of course, the more complicated and extensive your estate, the more likely you’ll want and need an attorney who specializes in wills to help guide you through the process, to whom do you want to leave the care of your young children? Who gets the country house outside of London, the apartment in Paris and the beach house in the Hamptons? Who will pay your debts?


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2014 June 25


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2014 June 18

1. Being force-fed “healthy” foods


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We’ve Got You Covered

2014 June 17

Beach coverups help protect us from the sun’s harmful rays, hide what we’d prefer to keep under wraps, and can make us look adorable, even when we’re not near water.

A Show of Arms

Make a splash in a low-cut, one-piece outfit that shows off just the right amount of skin and lets you move with ease from day to night.


Trina Turk


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“My Granny Is A Pin-Up Girl”

2014 June 12

Sandra Wilson embodies the word “reinvention,” in more ways than one.

She went from being a cosmetologist to a middle school English teacher, and then added “pin-up” model and magazine owner to her resume when she was almost fifty. Between everything, she raised two daughters, trained for and participated in a triathlon and didn’t let a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis stop her. Sandra tells FOF about her motivations and accomplishments.

How old are you?

I just turned 53.

Where do you live?

Richmond, VA, for the past six years.

Married? Children?

I am divorced, have two daughters, 32
and 33, and three grandchildren.


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Reinventing Yourself After 50?

2014 June 6

This blog post is sponsored by MSD Consumer Care, Inc., the makers of Oxytrol® For Women.

One passionate woman 50 and over will be the lucky recipient of a $10,000 prize.

That woman could be you.

A whopping 97 percent of the 1,857 women 50 and over surveyed in a MORE magazine reader panel, revealed that in a perfect world, they’d like to reinvent themselves in the near future. Sharing their dreams, as well as the obstacles they’d face pursuing them, the panel cited finances, family obligations, time constraints, and health as some of their potential hurdles.

Health issues may also impede women from realizing their dreams. Conditions like overactive bladder may affect their work productivity, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as relationships.

Recognizing the strong desire for reinvention among the dynamic and talented generation of women 50 and over, MORE and MSD Consumer Care, Inc. (the makers of Oxytrol® For Women, the first and only over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder) have launched the “Open A New Door” program. The campaign inspires women to pursue their passions and helps them to achieve their goals in the areas of professional development, volunteerism or travel, and also offers a personal coaching session to the winner to help spark her reinvention journey.

One passionate woman 50 and over will be the lucky recipient of a $10,000 contest to
reinvent herself.

Visit MoreOpenDoors.com to learn more and have a chance to win this life-changing opportunity.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE OPEN A NEW DOOR CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. Ends 11:59:59 pm ET on 6/30/14. Open to women who are legal residents of 50 U.S. and District of Columbia and 50+ years. Void where prohibited. Collection, use, sharing and publication of personal information, including photographs, in connection with this Contest is governed by the Privacy Statement, available online at MoreOpenDoors.com. For Official Rules, inclusive of the entry judging criteria, and complete details, click here.

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