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Old 02-11-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I can remember riding the commuter trains in my 40s and I would see a pregnant woman and think, "God, she looks older than me!"

We lie to ourselves!
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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MattMN, what are TV ears? Are you referring to headphones that can be used with a TV. Or are you referring to a rabbit ears antenna that sits on top of the TV or next to it? How would that cut volume?
They are headphones that hook into the TV. Then the watcher can turn the volume up as much as they wish, without bothering those around them. My in-laws have them. They actually watch TV separately in adjoining rooms. He can't hear very well, so he takes his hearing aids out and puts on the TV Ears headphones, and it works wonderfully for their setup.

Apologies for the delayed reply!
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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A couple I hit head on, but I tended to guess around 5 years older.

I look for the lines around the eyes and the grooves running from the sides of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. Those are dead giveaways.

On New Year's Eve, that was the first thing I noticed on Mariah Carey--those grooves in her face. Prancing around in a tan body-shaper can't hide them lol.


(2nd paragraph ).......the exact same thing that carnies look at when guessing age and they are quite accurate.
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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(2nd paragraph ).......the exact same thing that carnies look at when guessing age and they are quite accurate.
Hey, now there's an idea for a second career.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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I seemed to do quite well with that guess my age game.

Christie Brinkley does not look her age. Dick Clark . . . well we don't know what he looked like under the make-up.
Everyone else, yes you look your age give or take a year or two, no matter what people have told you.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:17 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Attitude has a lot to do with it.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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President Kennedy is the first president I remember. He always looked old to me growing up. Now, looking back and knowing that he died in his mid 40's I still think he looked very old for his age.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Post a pic and we'll be the judge of how old you look

Giggle...
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'll be 64 in July...and yes I have some lines and NO I am not ashamed of them. I earned them. LOL The picture in my profile is an up to date pix. I have stayed out of the sun for the most part - My husband is 8 yrs younger but has the soul of a much older person especially when I first met him 33 yr ago. We have been married 30 yrs this year. I have dealt with much much stress due to a very bad marriage when I was younger and I now have RSD as well as PTSD. I don't eat as well as I should especially since I am a Type 2 Diabetic.

When I am feeling stressed now - I purchase an On Demand comedy movie. Got to laugh. Good for the soul. Don't be naive to think that these celebs have not had work done to them. I will bet Christie Brinkley gets some nips and tucks done. She looks great but if I had her money, I could too. (grin) WE all could ladies. Love yourselves - take care of you the best that you can. If you suffer from chronic illnesses as I do - you need to pace yourself. Learn to say NO. Just do your best. I do use Lancome Products and Cetaphil cleanser only on my face. No soap. I know I now look my age but that's ok. I have been through a lot. Attitude is everything like the one poster mentioned. Throw some music on. Music puts me in a great mood especially from the 70's.

What does this all have to do with retirement though? (laughing) I guess I need to go back and re-read the OP's post??
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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President Kennedy is the first president I remember. He always looked old to me growing up. Now, looking back and knowing that he died in his mid 40's I still think he looked very old for his age.
He was often in a lot of pain from a back problem. That can make a person look older.
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