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7 easy ways for moms in their 40s and 50s to feel and look younger (from celebrity moms who get it)

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As an older mom,  I may be old enough to be my  child's grandma . But I sure as heck don't want to look or feel that old every day.  I've got a 2-year-old to chase after. And a 16-year-old daughter who doesn't want to stand out by having the oldest looking mom on the block. That's why, at age 50, I try to eat healthy and exercise regularly. But with young kids, I am often sleep deprived. I can't wake up at 4am to meditate or journal for an hour. I need short, simple things I can fit into my already too busy life. If your schedule is jam-packed like mine, you'll appreciate these mom-friendly life hacks for looking and feeling more energized and youthful. I went to the experts--famous older moms who look stunningly young and vibrant--to learn their secrets. Here are their top 7 tips for looking younger when you're in your 40s or 50s. 1.  Exercise every day.  Follow the lead of this  Asian mom who looks half her age  , yet rarely wears makeup.  Add some he

Lung Cancer Should be on Your Radar if You're a Woman. (Even if you've never smoked a cigarette in your life)

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There's a cancer women almost never talk about. Women are not just getting breast cancer and ovarian cancer, says Johns Hopkins cancer researcher and oncologist Julie Brahmer. According to Dr Brahmer, a growing number of women, ages 40 and up are developing lung cancer, even though they have never smoked or been exposed to secondhand smoke. Even scarier, lung cancer kills more women each year than breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers combined. That's what happened to my sister, the one in the yellow shirt above.  And when lung cancer kills a 48 year old mom of two who wanted nothing more than to see her two kids grow up--well that's not okay. It is not clear whether this rise in lung cancer among nonsmoking women is caused by environmental, genetic, or hormonal factor, explains Dr. Brahmer. That's why she and other researchers are currently investigating rising lung cancer incidence in women nonsmokers, and also pressing the government to allocate more money to this vit