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Lisa Barlow’s White Belted Confessional Top

Lisa Barlow’s White Belted Confessional Top

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 3 Fashion

Lisa Barlow looks (baby) gorgeous in her Real Housewives of Salt Lake City confessionals this season with her white belted top. And while it’s still available to shop, we’ve also linked some more affordable options below for those of you who want to get the lewk without spending an “FF” (freakin’ fortune). 

 

Fashionably,

Faryn

 

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The Hidden Dangers of Falls for Baby Boomers

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Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults, and baby boomers are at especially high risk.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and over will experience a fall each year.

What’s more, falls are not just a danger to our physical health – they can also lead to cognitive decline and a loss of independence. Research has shown that older adults who fall are more likely to develop dementia.

So, what can you do to reduce our risk of falling? In this article, we will discuss the hidden dangers of falls for baby boomers and explore some simple strategies for preventing falls.

The Dangers of Falls

Falls can happen anywhere – in the home, in the garden, even on level ground.

They are often caused by a sudden loss of balance, a trip or slip, or a medical condition that makes it difficult to keep your balance and equilibrium.

Falls can lead to serious injuries, such as a hip fracture or head injury, and can even be fatal. The CDC reports that each year falls cause more than 2.8 million emergency department visits, over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.

Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in adults aged 65 and over, and they are also the leading cause of hip fractures. Hip fractures can be particularly serious in older adults, as they can lead to a long hospital stay, a loss of independence, and even death.

The Consequences of Falls

Falls can have a significant impact on your quality of life.

They can cause injuries that lead to pain, disability, and a loss of independence. Falls can also have a psychological impact, causing anxiety and fear.

Falls can lead to a number of serious injuries. Here are the most common ones.

Fractures

The most common type of fracture among older adults is a hip fracture. Hip fractures can be extremely painful and can lead to a long hospital stay, a loss of independence, and even death.

Head Injuries

Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in older adults. TBIs can cause several cognitive and physical problems, including memory loss, depression, and difficulty walking.

Soft Tissue Injuries

These are injuries to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Soft tissue injuries can be extremely painful and can take several weeks or months to heal.

In addition to the physical consequences of falls, they can also lead to a loss of confidence and independence. Fear of falling can cause people to limit their activities, which can lead to social isolation and depression.

Preventing Falls

Fortunately, there are a number of things we can do to reduce our risk of falling. Some simple fall-prevention strategies include:

Exercising to Improve Strength and Balance

Tai chi, dancing, and other exercises that focus on balance and leg strength can help to reduce the risk of falls.

Making Your Home Safer

Simple changes to your home, such as removing trip hazards and installing handrails, can make a big difference in preventing falls.

Wearing Supportive Shoes

Shoes with good arch support and a non-slip sole can help to reduce the risk of falls.

Checking Your Medications

Some medications can cause dizziness or drowsiness, which can increase the risk of falling. If you’re concerned about the side effects of your medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

What to Do If You Fall

If you do fall, it’s important to stay calm and follow these steps:

Stay Where You Are

If you’ve fallen and you can’t get up, stay where you are and call for help. Trying to get up without first checking for any injuries could make your injuries worse.

Check for Injuries

If you’re able to get up, check for injuries. If you’re bleeding or in pain, call for medical help.

Get Up Slowly

If you don’t have any injuries, try to get up slowly. Use a steady chair or another object to help you stand up.

Stay Active

Once you’re up, don’t just sit down – stay active and continue moving around to help reduce your risk of falling again.

What to Do Next

Falls can cause serious injuries, such as fractures, head injuries, and soft tissue injuries, and can also lead to a loss of confidence and independence.

If you need more information or if you are looking for solutions, I have written a comprehensive and complete program in my book, The Book of Balance, that will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Have you experienced a fall? Did it result in an injury? What triggered the fall – was it bad balance, a trip or slip, or something else? How have you improved your health and lifestyle since the fall?

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Your Favorite Hair Towel Just Got Even Better at Reducing Frizz & Increasing Shine


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I’ve been a beauty editor for more than a decade but until a few years ago, I thought I had to blow dry my frizzy, wavy hair when it was soaking wet. It took forever but if I let it air dry too long, it would puff up and curl and I’d never get a smooth blowout. Then, I discovered Aquis. The brand makes wearable hair towels made from moisture-wicking material that keeps my hair from frizzing all while cutting down on drying time. Its newest version, the Flip Hair-Drying Tool, is out today and has some seriously hair-saving updates. Allow founder Britta Cox to explain.

Throw a regular cotton towel onto your hair post-wash and the friction will cause an increase in frizz and breakage. That’s where Aquis comes in. “We’ve learned about the biology of hair that actually by removing the water, you will have less frizz,” Cox tells STYLECASTER. And there’s a very, very clear biological reason that that happens. And it’s just more sustainable.”

 Your Favorite Hair Towel Just Got Even Better at Reducing Frizz & Increasing Shine

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Now, the other Aquis towels remove moisture so what makes this one different? Well, a few things. “Using Aquis, hair dries five times faster and is five times stronger than any other drying method,” Cox says. They’re continuing to innovate in the “hair tech” space. That’s why they previously launched the Copper Sure Lisse D’Air Turban ($26.25 at Sephora), an antimicrobial version that repels bacteria to keep towels fresher longer. The new Flip combines that technology with even more sustainability and a better overall dry time.

“It’s designed to optimally make contact with all the hair strands,” she says of the new design. “The AQUITEX fabric works simply by making contact with the hair without any friction. It draws the water into and across the fabric at the point of contact because of the ultra-fine fibers and the weave create channels that actually move the water out of your hair.” The COPPERSURE antimicrobial technology means the fabric is naturally antimicrobial without adding surface chemicals. What does that mean for you? Simply hang up the towel and you won’t have to wash it as often. That’s you, using less water!

In addition to the new design and antimicrobial technology, Flip is made from recycled water bottles so you’re creating a bit less waste.

 Your Favorite Hair Towel Just Got Even Better at Reducing Frizz & Increasing Shine

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Aquis is for all hair types and textures but especially great for chemically processed hair, like bleached or permed hair. “Bleaching chemicals will literally break down the keratin structure in your hair so you’ll literally have holes in your hair,” Cox says. (Her company also makes K18 so she knows what she’s talking about.) “It makes your hair much more hydrophobic. It gets weak and stretches quicker than any other hair type. So, it’s really important to draw to get the water out as quickly as possible, but doing so gently, because that actually reforms the hydrogen bonds in your hair.”

Cox is so into hair tech and hair health, she’s done clinical trials with Aquis. That’s when she learned AQUIS “leaves hair up to 5X stronger than traditional drying methods, 2.5x stronger than drying with traditional towels and five times stronger than speed drying with a blow dryer,” over an 8-week period. With all the things I do to my hair  — bleach, hot tools, ponytails — I’m ready to try anything that can help keep my strands healthy. Especially if that also allows me to be a little bit lazy.

Yes, lazy. Aquis Flip stays on my head so well, I can go hands-free on TikTok for a lot longer without my hair getting frizzy. When I unwrap my hair, my strands are smooth and partially dry, cutting down on drying time.

There are three shades to choose from — Pearl, Steel and Amethyst — and you can get them now at Sephora.

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Tarte Just Expanded on its Viral Maracuja Lip Collection With ‘Juicy’ Lip Liner

Not since the ’90s has lip liner had such a moment. From the viral gym lips trend to Hailey Bieber’s signature glossy pout to the resurgence of Y2K beauty, lip liner is a must these days. So, when I found out one of my favorite lipstick formulas, Tarte Maracuja Lip, came out with lip liner, I just about lost my mind. I got a sneak peek last week and couldn’t wait to get home and try them, so much so that I attempted a look in the back of an Uber with my iPhone camera. It worked so these are definitely beginner friendly!

You probably remember when Tarte’s Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm and Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump went viral on TikTok back in May. “This is the most full-coverage lip gloss I’ve ever used in my entire life,” Meredith Duxbury says in her video. The brand followed these up with the equally popular Maracuja Juicy Lipstick and Crème, less glossy but still pigmented versions. There’s just something about this creamy formula that gently plumps with major hydration.

Now, if you’re going to wear all these Maracuja Lips, you’re going to need a just-as-creamy liner. And they’re officially here. Before the Maracuja Juicy Lip Liner hits Tarte’s website in the next few weeks, you can grab select shades as part of QVC’s current lip bundles. These are going to sell out.

Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to the people, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. QVC is a STYLECASTER sponsor, however, all products in this article were independently selected by our editors. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.

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The ultra-creamy liner formula is infused with hydrating maracuja and hyaluronic acid, as well as a “superfruit complex” to smooth the look of lip lines. It’s never been so easy to shape the lips and maybe even overline them a bit. Each Lipstick & Lip Liner Set comes with the brand-new liner and a Maracuja Juicy Lipstick in the perfect complementary shade. It’s taken the guesswork out of a picking a color. Plus, if you bought each separately, it would retail for $40. That’s an $11 savings!

 Tarte Just Expanded on its Viral Maracuja Lip Collection With ‘Juicy’ Lip Liner

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In addition to Buff (above), there are three other sets to choose from. Shop them all before they’re gone, below.

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To Buy or to Build, That Is the Question

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So you are ready to buy or build a home that fits your retirement needs, but which is the better choice? Is buying an existing home the cheaper, least stressful choice or is building a new home the most efficient and satisfying choice?

Personal Needs or Compromise?

The choice to buy or build truly depends on the person, the location and the time frame needed to have a home complete. I often encourage home buyers to consider building a new home instead of buying an existing one to help insure they will be getting the home for their individual needs. Most often, however, homebuyers opt for the quick fix, so to speak, and will settle for a home that may not meet their needs.

Pros and Cons of Building a New Home

So, let’s look at the basic pros and cons of building a new home.

The Pro

Building a new home will allow you to choose the size, style/décor, special needs and location.

The Con

Building a new home is a process will take months from beginning to end to complete and can be stressful due to the many decisions to be made.

Does Building a New Home Cost More Than Purchasing an Existing Home?

That is a question you can easily get answered by getting bid estimates on building a new home on your lot or a lot you plan to purchase, and the estimate may surprise you. Buying an existing home and attempting to convert it to your needs can often exceed the cost of building a new home at your lot.

The response I get the most when I suggest building a new home is, “We can’t do something like that,” or “I can’t handle the stress,” or “I am too old to build.” I understand that building from scratch (so to speak) is much like baking from scratch; it can take a little more time, sometimes doesn’t turn out exactly like we want it, and it can be stressful!

But think of the bright side: Much like baking from scratch, when we get finished, how proud we are of our dish and the satisfaction we get from being an integral part of its creation!

Building homes can be stressful, and they don’t always turn out like you want them to, but taking the leap and building a home of your choice could possibly be the best decision you have ever made.

My husband and I built a new home just months before our marriage. Sounds crazy, huh? We got married the day after the home was completed in our empty home courtyard and moved into the home the following day.

Was building our new home stressful? At times, yes, but the reward of having a home where we selected the lot and we designed and created the floorplan was worth the time and effort. We, today, often refer to the building of our new home as our pre-marital counseling period as it took cooperation, understanding and acceptance that everything would not turn out perfect.

A sweet older gentleman sub-contractor that we met during the beginning of our construction, and later again close to the completion of construction, looked up at us from his wide brimmed hat, smiled and said these profound words of wisdom, “Well, the house is coming along and it looks like ya’ll are still together, that’s a good sign.”

How to Know What Is Best for You

The key to determining the best choice for you is to compare one or more existing homes that closely match your needs and to take some time to get estimates for building a home that meets your needs. The time to get estimates to build may not be as time consuming as you think.

Simply contact several reliable licensed builders in your area, and they can guide you through the costs (including loan costs) from start to finish. If you have recently witnessed a new home being built from start to finish, you may want to contact that builder for an estimate.

Many builders have lots available to build on or they will take a look at any lot you may already have or may be considering to build on. It is wise to get at least three estimates, if possible, to get a fair true idea of the cost of building. The estimates are typically free.

Whether you are buying or building, it is up to you to determine what offers the best alternative. Finding the home that fits is always worth the extra effort to compare existing homes versus building a new one.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Are you considering building a new home? Have you built a new home and are happy about the choice? Have you built a new home and regretted the choice? Have you purchased an existing home that fully meets your needs or is acceptable?

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Real Girlfriends In Paris Season 1 Episode 5 Fashion

Real Girlfriends In Paris Season 1 Episode 5 Fashion

After watching this show for a few weeks I am just obsessed with these girlfriends’ expensive taste. Both in fashion and (according to Margaux and Adje’s tasting sesh) food too. Sure it’s no caviar on a baked potato Kathy Hilton style, but still fabulous nonetheless. The outfits this ep are delicious and the Style Stealers that we rounded up of them are ready to be added to your baguette. 🥖

 

Sincerely Stylish,

Jess

 

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Margaux Lignel’s ‘He Loves Me’ Sweater

Margaux Lignel's 'He Loves Me' Sweater

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Margaux Lignel’s Red Purse

Margaux Lignel's Red Purse

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Kasey Margo’s Off The Shoulder Confessional Top

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This Skin-Perfecting Body Makeup Keeps Imperfections—From Age Spots to Breakouts—Covered For 24 Hours


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If you’ve ever wanted to cover the imperfections on your body the same way you do your face—whether it be age spots, acne or redness—makeup exists specifically for that purpose. If you’re getting ready for a big event, have had a crop of breakouts appear, or are seeking to even out your skin tone, options like Westmore Beauty’s Body Coverage Perfector have your back covered—quite literally.

Not unlike body foundation, the formula instantly conceals a variety of concerns while leaving behind an illuminated, second-skin finish—have your pick from seven different shades to closely match your natural tone. Best of all, it’s been clinically shown to be waterproof, transfer-resistant to clothing, sweat-resistant and last for up to 24 hours when applied to exfoliated, clean skin. Anything from tattoos to stretch marks to spider veins can be erased within seconds of application thanks to the formula’s Tri-Effects Technology, which brings full coverage and a radiant appearance to the skin. 

Westmore Beauty’s Body Coverage Perfector

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 Body Coverage Perfector

The brand recommends following its specific directions to ensure the makeup stays on all day. Apply the Body Coverage Perfector to clean, dry and oil-free skin (the brand offers its own exfoliator), using either your hands or a brush to blend it into areas of concern. Let the product dry down for at least 10 minutes in between layers. When finished, buff away any excess product until it no longer comes off on a towel, tissue or mitt before touching sheets or clothing. 

While you could certainly rely on your regular face foundation to get the job done, the Westmore Beauty bestseller brings more to the table than you’d expect. It earned high remarks from shoppers who swear by its results, whether it be the product staying on while they’re “sweating at work,” or having the ability to make them feel “more comfortable in their own skin.”

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“Well I must say I am impressed..used on my legs which have some varicose veins and blotches here and there,” wrote one reviewer. “The Westmore body [perfector] evened out these problem areas and left my legs feeling and looking smooth and evenly colored naturally.”

“I have fine spider veins and sun spots on my legs. I decided to try Westmore and was totally amazed at how well it worked at hiding these things,” raved another. “Makes your legs look years younger. Highly recommend.”

Skip that extra layer of clothing and opt for Westmore Beauty’s Body Coverage Perfector instead. Shop it alongside other hero products from the brand, too. 

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Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?

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If we haven’t already, we need to make sure we’ve had “the talk” with our children by the time we reach retirement. This does not refer to the infamous sex talk we have with our children during their pre-teen stage, but about our end-of-life planning and final wishes. Both talks can be difficult, but for different reasons.

Some of us find the early sex talk embarrassing, while the end-of-life talk is difficult because we generally don’t like to think about our own death. We give our children the sex talk because we want them to be informed and make appropriate decisions.

That reasoning works for the end-of-life discussion, as well. Don’t put off educating your children on all there is to know about you. The more they know, the better the chances are that your final wishes will be realized.

Listed below are some of the basic topics to be discussed with your adult children during “the talk.”

Personal Information

Your children should know your basic personal information, such as date and place of birth, how many marriages, to whom and when, number of children with their dates of birth (and death, if applicable) from all marriages and your parents’ full names (including maiden name), their dates of birth and death. This information is usually required for completing a death certificate.

Assets, Liabilities, and Locations

The list of assets should include vehicles, boats, RVs, real estate, bank and investment accounts, pensions and IRAs, and physical assets, such as cash on hand, jewelry, and collectibles.

Your children should also be informed of any debt you may owe, like mortgages, loans, and credit card balances. Be sure to advise your children of the location for all assets and liabilities.

Business Interests

If you have an interest in any business, advise your children about your percentage ownership, any other owners or shareholders, and who to contact in the event of your death or incapacitation.

Insurance

Advise your children not only of any life insurance policies, but also of your primary health coverage, supplemental health insurance, cancer policies, prescription, disability, and long-term care insurance.

If you become incapacitated or have a long hospitalization prior to your death, this will be valuable information for your children. Again, it goes without saying that the location of the policies is necessary information.

Trusts, Wills, POAs, and Other Legal Documents

Be sure to discuss your will and where it is located, along with any trusts, durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney or living will, and other legal documents that you may have that would be needed upon your death or incapacitation.

Passwords

Your children will need passwords to obtain some of the documents already mentioned, as well as to close any social media accounts after your passing.

Memberships

Do you belong to any organizations that you would want mentioned in an obituary? Be sure to tell your adult children about any memberships so they can be noted in the obituary, but also so they can be contacted upon your death.

Professional Advisors

Give your children the names, addresses and phone numbers of attorneys, tax professionals, investment managers, business partners and clergy so they can contact them for advice, if needed.

Final Wishes

Let your children know if you want a funeral, visitation, memorial service, burial or cremation, and any other details that are important to you for your final good-bye.

This is a lot of information that must be conveyed. To make this discussion easier, prepare all this information and file it in one place for your adult children.

What Do You Want to Know About Me?

It wasn’t until after my parents and grandparents had passed away that I got interested in genealogy and wished I had asked questions while they were alive. Give your children the opportunity to ask questions about you.

The entire end of life discussion may be a bit overwhelming for them and, therefore, they may not have questions of you at that time. If that’s the case, and you were one who did not share much about your life, use this time to tell them something about you that they may not know. It may inspire them to ask questions and want to know more.

What If You Are Estranged from Your Adult Children?

If you don’t have a good relationship with your children, or are totally estranged, you still need to discuss the above information with someone. Tell a trusted friend, relative or professional the information that will make your final good-bye an easy one.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Have you talked with your adult children about what you want to happen to your assets, information and funeral after you die? If you have informed your children of your end of life decisions, how did the discussion go? If you do not have a good relationship, or are estranged from your children, have you passed on your final wishes, financial and personal information to a trusted individual? Please share in the comments below!

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7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children.

For me, it’s for my great nieces and nephews, as I am sans grandchildren (hope springs eternal), and it’s never too early to prepare. Baby carriage styles, bottles, pacifier designs may change, but the songs that we love and know are the songs we want to teach and enjoy with our offspring.

We sing with our children to bond and help them grow. Even now, when I sing to a little one, they become fixated on my face. They quickly start smiling and bopping to the melody.

And if I have done my job right, when I finish, they look at me wide-eyed and say: “Again. Again. Again!” first with motions and then with their words. It’s priceless.

When my daughter was a newbie, I would rush home and head right out to the Children’s Museum sing-a-long around our corner (ahh city life). The truth is, I enjoyed it more than my daughter, but those were memory making times, and she knows all the words and always sings along.

Here is my no-fail list which meets all the criteria for perfect grandparent sing-along bonding with the little ones. The best news is that you can find all these classics and the associated movements on YouTube. Watch and don’t hesitate to improvise and make them your own.

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

Clearly a classic, although I still don’t know what it really means, is Itsy-Bitsy Spider. I do know that if you change up and improvise a bit on the hand motions, the other adults would all weigh in on how to do it properly, and it really does become a family event.

Going to Kentucky, Going to the Fair

A little more of an obscure song but so fun is Going to Kentucky, Going to the Fair, and it’s worth the effort. Since it includes geography, Kentucky and the word Senorita, it starts the conversation about other places, people and things and introduces foreign words.

Most importantly, it has the cutest little twisting and rumble motions.

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain

Chronicling the trip of a cowgirl bringing her horses home, She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain is equally calming and uplifting.

The words are so much amusing to belt out loud. And the best part is, you can add new verses relating to your world and family’s inside jokes. It’s even more entertaining when you make up your own hand motions.

Puff the Magic Dragon

How many things in life can you count on like Puff the Magic Dragon? Always magical, always mystical, always worth the long time it takes to sing it right. This song never disappoints.

It brings you back to a time when all is right with the world and there are endless possibilities. Who doesn’t want to give their little ones hope and possibilities? Sing this one often. It you can’t remember all the words, just hum and it will still be great.

Home, Home on the Range

Home, Home on the Range is a true lullaby. Rocking softly, you will also feel the urge to nod off while singing. Also works well just humming along. It will calm whatever ails you.

Given how busy and complicated life gets, with technology driving our daily routines, this song harkens back to an easier, simpler life, when home was where the family and heart were all the time.

The Other Day I Saw a Bear

The classic repeat song The Other Day I Saw a Bear not only demonstrates who the alpha is (hint, hint, that’s you grandparent) as it sets a tone for a partnership. If they don’t repeat, the song does not work.

From This Valley

I come from a long line of city folk and yet From This Valley, a cowboy lullaby, has always resonated with me. My daughter hates this song, but I love it. It’s out of character for my Mom, and I well with tears when she sings it, or I hear it. It’s a keeper and reminds your grandchild that they are loved and worthy just for smiling.

Use this list to get started and go belt one out. Sing out loud and sing out strong! Talk to your families, siblings and parents, and make your own list of family favorites.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you have a favorite kid’s song? How often do you sing it? Who do you sing it to? Add to our list here and tell us what moves you when you sing to those grandkids.

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“Why Did I Walk Into This Room?” and Other Things We Forget After 60

Things We Forget After 60

You know that awful moment when you’re standing in the middle of the living room, wondering, “Why am I here?” No, not the existential “Why am I here?” as in your reason for living, but the more ordinary “Why did I just walk into this room?”

You backtrack through what you were doing right before you landed in the living room. Perhaps you were fixing dinner, opening the mail, whatever. While you try to figure out why you needed to be there, a pernicious whisper creeps into your mind: “Am I going senile? Is this the beginning of Alzheimer’s? Dementia?”

You beat that thought to death with your various rationalizations. There’s no history of dementia in my family. I’m in great health. I’m only 60-70-80 years young. Nonetheless, the next time you find yourself stranded clueless in front of the fridge, or opening your laptop, the whisper insidiously repeats itself. Senility, Alzheimer’s, dementia. And it’s all you can do to not run screaming.

Remember – You Were Forgetful When You Were Young

But here’s the thing. You had those same moments when you were 20. Yes, you did. I know you did. We all have! But when you’re 20 or 30, you don’t think twice about it. There isn’t even a hint of a shadow of “dementia” or any other whisper, such as “I must be going crazy,” or “I’m totally losing it.” You think, “Well, this is silly,” and off you go about the rest of your day.

Given the power of positive attitude relative to happy healthy aging, adopting your youthful reassurance. Saying, “Well, this is silly,” to such moments would serve you extremely well. No matter how many years have passed. But what if, in addition to leveraging the power of positivity to your benefit, science came to your rescue? There is now new information as to why those odd moments occur, seemingly more as we journey into our later years.

Science Explains the Mystery of the “Why Am I in This Room?” Syndrome

A fascinating study on how memories are formed presented individuals between the ages of 19 to 76 with a series of faces on a screen. The visual cortices (the part of the brain that deals with what we see) were being scanned. The researchers then asked the subjects to recall where those faces had appeared on the screen. The younger persons’ visual cortices were extremely active, demonstrating that younger individuals paid considerable attention to the perceptual details on the screen.

Older individuals processed the information quite differently. Their visual cortices were less active. Their medial prefrontal cortices, the part of the brain that has to do with introspection and what’s meaningful to you, were more active.

In a nutshell, younger people were more attentive to external details. Older people were more attuned to internal considerations. They cared about whether the faces mattered or were meaningful to them.

It’s All About What We Consider Important

The researchers concluded that short-term memory deficits, like forgetting where you put your keys or parked your car, might not reflect a decline or deficit in brain function. It might have more to do with what we consider important information as we age.

It’s all about focus. Try making a point of deliberately looking at where you are putting your keys. This is automatic when you’re younger. Then you’re more likely to remember where they are. When you water your plants in the kitchen also make a deliberate picture in your mind of watering the living room plants. That way, you will more likely to remember why you wandered into the room. In other words, engage your visual cortex on purpose!

It is important to be aware of how our physical, mental and emotional selves evolve as we progress through time. This will prevent jumping to dismal conclusions that may have no basis in reality. Having said that, some memory issues may be indicative of a serious medical condition. Always discuss your concerns with your physician.

Are there things we are better off doing differently? Certainly! Does it take a tad bit more effort to attend to external details when really you’d rather be off musing internally about this, that or the other? Yes!

But heck, given the choice between getting my visual cortex in gear to help me remember things or thinking I’m sliding into dementia… the choice is clear!

Let’s Have a Conversation:

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Tired, swollen eyes from binging every episode of Love Island? Swipe on Tula’s eye balm. Dry skin from wearing a full day of glam? Apply Tula’s eye balm. Essentially, this product is the answer to all of your under-eye skin concerns and TG!

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Here’s an ingredient breakdown to explain why this eye balm works so well. It has a proprietary blend of six prebiotics and probiotic extracts that smooth the skin and retain moisture for a plump, youthful-looking appearance. Alongside this complex, peptides and collagen combat visible signs of aging, while hyaluronic acid and squalane provide plenty of hydration.

So far, this sounds like an all-star lineup of ingredients, but that’s not all Tula went ham with on this product. Caffeine, apple and watermelon also help firm your under-eyes and reduce puffiness. And last but not least, cocoa seed extract shields this sensitive area from blue light damage that can cause premature aging.

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We’re not the only ones in awe of this balm’s impressive resume. So many shoppers can attest to its benefits and results. 

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