We here at Vibrant Nation have had a stellar year as far as our readers and followers go. We’ve covered just about everything mature women want or need to know—from health and wellness to sexuality to family favorite recipes. Here are the best of the best 2016 stories:
Rounding Out Our Top Topics: Sex
5 Household Objects to Substitute for Sex Toys – Yes, you read that right! This post had a record number of readers for obvious reasons. Sometimes, you have an itch that just, well, needs to be scratched. And when your favorite BOB (Battery Operated Boyfriend) goes on the fritz, you may need to get creative to find a suitable substitute.
Best Lubricants for Overcoming Vaginal Dryness—It’s no secret that when we reach a certain age, our bodies slow down on providing natural lubrication for intimacy making intercourse painful. Here we offer some of the best lubricants to help “prime the pump” and make intimacy more comfortable while also having the potential benefit of encouraging your body to begin replenishing its own natural lube.
Dildos vs. Vibrators: What’s Better for Female Masturbation? – Maybe not an age-old question, but definitely one that many of us have wondered over the years. Have you ever wondered which would best suit your fancy? Read this post to find out!
Female Masturbation: Wet and Wild Tips for the Perfect Orgasm – One of the best things about being a woman of a certain age is that we know our bodies and we know what works. Still, who doesn’t want to improve upon perfection when it comes to finding that perfect Big O?
Marriage, Family, and Divorce
10 Mistakes that Guarantee you will Get Screwed in your Divorce Settlement – Divorce is seldom plain and never simple. However for many of us, it is a fact of life that we must reconcile, pick up the pieces, and move on. Avoiding these top mistakes will help make the process easier for everybody involved.
How to Deal with Divorce After a Longtime Marriage – It’s hard to know what to do after any marriage ends. When you’ve been married for a long time, this change can be even more difficult. This is a must-read for anybody who is left feeling lost after a marriage is ended.
Surviving Divorce After 50: 4 Steps Back to the Real you – Recovering from a divorce after decades of marriage can be a very daunting task. There is a way back, though, and this post can help you rediscover the woman you are and find your way back to discovering happiness.
How to Manage a Disrespectful son-in-law or daughter-in-law (without alienating your child) – We do our best to raise our children to be good people. Then we set them free in the world for them to develop relationships with others. Sometimes, those relationships with their spouses can raise our hackles. Here are the best ways to deal with your child’s partner when they are disrespectful.
How Does One Effectively “Mother” an Adult Depressed Child? – This is another conversation thread that discusses one of the issues many of us have. Just because our children are grown, doesn’t mean we stop being their mothers, and this conversation covers a very difficult topic many of us struggle with.
Is Anyone Married to a Younger Man, and I Mean Many, Many Years Younger? – This actually is not a post, but a question and a conversation among many of our readers and followers. Real, honest answers are offered and a discussion about significant age gaps between partners.
Top Trends: Fashion and Beauty
Best Hairstyles for Fine or Thin Hair – Not everybody has been blessed with handfuls of glorious locks. Even those of us who have been notice that it becomes thinner, finer, and limper as we get older. These hairstyles are perfect for fine or thin hair and are guaranteed to be sassy, sexy, and flirty.
Makeup Tips and Tricks for Applying Foundation to Hide Wrinkles and Imperfections – Many of us struggle with finding the right makeup to cover imperfections that doesn’t accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. As we mature, we have to change our makeup routines to accommodate our changing skin. These makeup tips are essential for anybody who wants to even out their complexions without emphasizing their imperfections.
10 Wardrobe Tips from a Plus-Sized Model – We all can’t (and shouldn’t) be a size 0. Being plus-size doesn’t mean you should feel frumpy or dumpy. These wardrobe tips will help you fall back in love with your sexy curves and feel sexy and vibrant—no matter what size you wear!
Best Makeup Over 50: Eye Shadow that Hides Wrinkles – Bold colors and heavy eye makeup can make us look older when we are over 50. For many of us, we discover that regular eye shadows collect in the creases around our eyes and age us even more. Here are some simple solutions and great tips for finding the right eye makeup to keep us looking and feeling our best.
Women 50+: The Best Bras to Support Large Breasts – Did you know that over 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra? It’s true! Once you find a good bra that provides the right support, it will change your life! Here are some of the best bras for keeping the girls where they should be.
Using Eyeliner Like a Pro: Tips and Tricks for Beautifully Defined Eyes – Because our skin folds a little more easily as we age, applying eyeliner can have us looking more like a raccoon than like the beautiful women we really are! Here is a guide to applying liner to define and accentuate your beautiful eyes.
Is Copper the Key to Reversing Grey Hair Color? – While grey locks are becoming more of a fashion statement and more and more women are embracing their grey, some of us want to hold onto our natural hue for as long as possible. Read on to discover whether copper, an important mineral in our bodies, is the key to holding onto your natural color.
8 Lessons from 8 Makeovers of Women over 50 – The more we age, the more beautiful we become. Yet we sometimes feel less attractive. That comes across in the way we look. But here are some top lessons for women over 50 to learn.
Dos and Don’ts for Wearing Makeup With your Grey Hair Color – Just as it’s important to update your hair style to accentuate your grey hair color, it’s important to update your makeup as well. Here are the best dos and don’ts to keep you warm and foxy.
Top Female Issues
Reclaim Your Life: Don’t Let Bladder Leakage Hold you Back – Incontinence is a top complaint among women—particularly those who have given birth, but even for those who haven’t. Many of us live in fear of a cough, sneeze, hearty laugh, or even of stepping off a curb too forcefully. Here you will find ways of managing leaks and how to take back control.
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