The French Woman’s Take on How to Age Gracefully

In a recent New York Times article, Ann M. Morrison looks to the beautiful French women in her Paris neighborhood to share their secrets on aging gracefully. Here are a few things American women can learn from them:

1. Dress well, meaning retain your sense of style and what works with your body. One woman in a “matching, if slightly kooky, outfit” knew how to pull of her slightly off-beat style.

2. Be true to yourself. The confidence of the older woman comes from a love of being herself and never forgetting her sense of style despite the passage of time.

3. Don’t cover your unique features. French women may have work done but not “to disguise that process with Botox” for “a desperate “youthful” look.” They work with what they have.

PLUS: 19 Weight Loss Secrets From Around the World

4. Start now. French girls start young with “33 percent…between 15 and 19” using different creams to halt the march of time across their faces.

5. Get pampered. They enjoy taking care of their skin, hair and selves. Getting a prescription from a doctor for their spa treatments may help!

PLUS: 12 Ways to Jump-Start You Metabolism

6. Watch your weight. There is no magic bullet. The best way to gracefully age is to avoid gaining weight.

7. Get walking! But they aren’t joining pricey gyms to do this. They simply walk more.

8. All you need is love. The number one way the French drink from the fountain of youth is by loving and being loved by the people around them. Happiness tends to make us all more beautiful.

Want to stay smart and healthy?

Get our weekly Health Reads newsletter

how we use your e-mail

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.