40-Something Wellness Resolutions

Today is the day…the resolutions really begin. The lines for the machines get longer and the ads for weightloss regimens kick-in. In general 40-somethings recommend everything in moderation. Enjoy your endless energy and ability to bounce back…but take some proactive steps to take care or your wellbeing. It’s the habits that you start now that […] Read more…

Twelve 40:20 Quotes of 2010

1)    “That person in your life should make your life more fun, more awesome, more great. They should make you feel more beautiful than you already do. Not the opposite.” — 40-something, Brooklyn 2)    “Don’t go out with someone just because they are interested in you. Know what you want.” – 40-something, NYC 3)    “I […] Read more…

Embrace the Unknown in 2011

This quote from a 24 year old woman brings to life the tensions involved in being “20-something”. “Everyday my friends and I wake up and ask ourselves is this the day that we’re totally going to lose it? Everything is in flux. I’m hoping that the older you get the more stable everything gets… but […] Read more…

What’s Your 1st Date Story? (Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uvyeq47MxE A 20-something wrote in to ask for ideas on fun dates and stories of how couples met. Here are some ideas from couples on the streets of Manhattan. I look forward to getting more ideas from you readers. Oddly enough it’s usually the most spontaneous (and least fancy) dates that turn into the longest […] Read more…

Failure is Not an Option

This story is from a woman who at age 22 was sitting at the table of an architecture firm running major projects. By her mid-20’s she was part-owner of her own firm.  Her advice? Believe in yourself and believe that failure is not an option. Work hard and ask for help! Here is her story: […] Read more…

Three Gifts for a 20-Something (4)

Another response to the question I ask every 40-something I interview: What 3 “gifts” would you give a 20-something as her “Forty-Godmother”? ~ 1 ~ “I will erase your past. Everyday you will be able to realize as new so you won’t be burdened with what happened before. and can make  your choices based on […] Read more…

20-Something Women – Step up to the Table

“57% of men are negotiating their first salary and only 7% of women.” I tweeted this fact from Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg at the TEDWomen talk on December 8th. She went on to comment on how women are still not making it to the boardroom table in many professions. “Women are not making it to […] Read more…

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