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16 posts from September 2011

September 29, 2011

Ashton & Demi Splitting - Say It Isn't So

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

Ashton and demiAshton and Demi are, or should I say were, the model Cougar couple.  Now rumors are flying about Ashton's fling with another woman on his sixth anniversary. How tacky is that? 

Neither one, both prolific Tweeters, have sent out any comment about the rumor to their combined 12 million followers.

As you might imagine, I’m rooting for Ashton and Demi. And, yes, it’s because of their 16-year age difference. I still don't understand why it's okay for older men to be with younger woman but not the other way around?

Are cougar relationships tough?  Of course they are, but you tell me what relationship isn't.  Just read yesterday's blog posting - Marriage - The Ultimate Endurance Test  Maturity plays a big part if making it work.  We know it's not all about passion and fun.

Let’s face it, cheating isn’t confined to “cougar relationships.” Nor are those relationships doomed to fail.  I have so many real cougars that I talk to who are with men 15 years younger and are happy as clams.

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September 28, 2011

Marriage - The Ultimate Endurance Test

By Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

Iris Krasnow is a bestselling author and an assistant professor in the School of Communication at American University. For the past two years she has interviewed 200 wives who reflect on -- or moan about -- how they are managing to stick it out in long marriages. Scenes from their relationships range from 15 to 70 years areMarried woven together in her new book, The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes To Stay Married coming out in early October.

Iris has married for 23 years and with her husband raised four sons.  She freely admits there has been  plenty of rocking and rolling in their relationship.  From her experiences, and from all of our experieces, she is constantly reminded of the eggshell-thin line that separates loving from loathing. I know that staying married can mean plates flying across kitchens, tears soaking pillows and emailing old boyfriends at 3 a.m.

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September 26, 2011

Beauty Bash This Weekend

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

Beauty bash FabOverFifty  will host Beauty Bash, a two-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on October 1-2, 2011.  I will be there and I hope to see you there too. All my very special cougar women get discounted tickets for this extravaganza.  All you do is use “cougar 40″ in the promo code when you register

FOF Beauty Bash is a hands-on, interactive, only-in-New-York-City-type event. It will bring together celebrity stylists; make-up artists; plastic surgeons; dermatologists; cosmetic dentists; beauty, fashion and fitness icons, as well as other specialists, for custom fittings, 1-on-1 consultations, live demonstrations and seminars on the latest beauty and wellness advances for FabOverFifty women.

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September 23, 2011

Divorce Rates Tumble When Couples CoHabitate Before Marriage

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

MarriageCouples who live together before getting married could be behind the falling divorce rate, research suggests.  I have always been a proponent of living together. Why not spend the time to see if you are compatible before tying the knot?   

The report said: "There has been a decline in recent years in the proportion of marriages ending in separation or divorce by the fifth anniversary. We suggest as a hypothesis that the growth of cohabitation may have played a role in this incipient decline.' 

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September 21, 2011

Body Image and Sexual Satisfaction

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

Woman in mirror How you perceive your own body plays an important part in achieving sexual satisfaction.  If you don't feel good about your body how can you feel sexy?   If you don't feel sexy how can you enjoy sex?

I know women who are have the most amazing sex lives and they do not have great bodies. They are making a conscious choice not to focus on their flaws.  The  stretch marks, the flabby belly, and the wing bat arms, are not going to interfere with their sexual enjoyment.     

Loving acceptance of who you are is a process that can begin with re-focusing on small things that you like about yourself.  The key is turning down the volume on your own self judgments.   It's these negative, critical voices playing in your head, that stifle pleasure of any kind.  And, in the bedroom, that are particularly deadly.  

Women have to be less concerned about what they imagine their sexual partners are thinking and more about how they want to feel. 

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September 20, 2011

Naked Ladies Stand Up For Ageism

London ladies bare all Some of British TV's most familiar female faces have dared to bare to prove that no matter how old they are, they should not be subjected to ageism.

Loose Women stars Sherrie Hewson and Andrea McLean posed naked alongside Coronation Street's Beverley Callard and EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth for Best magazine's Body Image issue.

The ladies spoke of the way that women, despite their talent, can be denied roles on camera simply because producers believe they are too old.

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Bina Wraps Are Fabulous - 12 Ways To Beautiful

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

BinaI love the Bina wrap.  It's beautiful, it's affordable and it goes way beyond practical.  You don't need to buy multiple scarves and pashminas because you can wear your Bina 12 different ways.  Even if you are not the most talented women when it comes to accessories, this is pretty easy to do and it comes with great instructions.

A friend of mine told me she wore her Bina out dancingBinas  and during the course of the evening she changed the look 6 different ways.  From scarf, to shrug, to poncho, to blouse and the list goes on. You can't beat that for versatility.

Last week I spoke to Bina Brianca, the founder of this company and asked her where the inspiration for this great fashion accessory came from. Here's what she said. 

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September 16, 2011

Vaginas Are Becoming Big Business

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

V power Finally the core of female womanhood is now being embraced. Celebrities are talking about it, a growing number of products are catering to it and TV ads featuring it are no longer taboo. 

The vagina is becoming big business.

A generation that grew up with more graphic language and sexual images in the media is forgoing the decades-old practice of tiptoeing around female genitalia in favour of more open dialogue about it. 

Power to the V: A Summer's Eve ad focused on celebrating and empowering women through its feminine products.

To reach digital-age 20- and 30-somethings, who also have shortened attention spans, marketers are using ads that are edgier, more frank and sometimes downright shocking.

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September 15, 2011

Look 10 Years Younger Starting Today

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

HoneyOk ladies, here's something we all need to try - Active Chilean Rainforest Honey.  Not only does it make your face as smooth and tight as a baby's bottom, it can cure whatever ails you. 

Just use it twice a day for 20 minutes and it's supposed to be twice as good as normal moisturizers. 

Unlike normal supermarket honey, which is pasteurized, this natural rainforest honey contains a treasure chest of 'raw' nutritional value including an abundance of vitamins and minerals.

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September 14, 2011

Working Moms Are Actually Better Role Models

by Linda Franklin - The Real Cougar Woman

Working-mom-guilt When I was a kid the majority of moms didn't go outside the home to work. Their job was to take care of the kids. That's what society said to do and they did it.  There was very little thought back then about nannies and careers.  That prototype mom, is still thought to be best for the children - but are they?

Not according to new research, Not only do working moms do NO harm to their children - young girls benefit most if their mothers work outside the home. 

Researchers found the best case scenario was for both parents to be living together and working outside the home.

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