Never mind that I'd probably be able to write my own articles on, for example, "How to Write Effective Marketing Copy," or "What Not to Wear Tips for 60-Plus." I still seek helpful hints on these and many other topics from published gurus.
Some of my favorite information sources are—
- Real Simple, an email newsletter related to the publication, usually highlighting decorating tips, organization ideas (my most frequent clicks), recipes, and more
- Real Age, the web site run by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen
- Marcia Yudkin's e-newsletter, The Marketing Minute (she's amazing)
- Vibrant Nation, a wonderful web site I recommend to my friends. It covers topics related to women over 50, and nothing is too sacred or sensitive to be discussed. Besides the post by the featured writer, I read all the responses from others, looking for even more ideas.
Some examples of article titles that get my attention:
"5 keys to bright, beautiful eyes after 50"
"Top Ten Foods that Lower Cholesterol"
"Quick and Easy Closet Makeover"
"What to Do About Those Chin Hairs"
Very seldom do I find something I want to adopt immediately. But still, I pore over the list just in case.
I don't limit my advice-seeking to published articles. I'll shamelessly ask my friends, coworkers, and acquaintances what they use, do, or think about various things.
Maybe I can approach this is a different way and consider myself an information-gatherer. Sounds a lot better than advice junkie—or any kind of junkie!