This has been a popular headline with so many actresses over 40 looking just fabulous at the Emmys.  It's true that 40 may be the new 30.  According to 60 Minutes correspondent Andy Rooney, he values women over 40 most of all. Here were a few of his reasons:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask,'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffe d, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?', here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Women have so much more confidence in their 40's and a better sense of what they want or need in their life.  BUT, let's face it, our faces and our figures probably give us away as "over 40".  Yes the 40 year old stars look awesome but most of us don't have access to airbrushed makeup and hair stylists every day.  Not to mention the amount of money that is spent on Botox, Juvederm, Implants, Photofacials, etc. I hate to say that on many days I go out looking like a before photo.  Thank God no one is around to snap pictures and publish them. But the point here is, don't be so hard on yourself.  The stars do not walk around looking like themselves either.  When you need a lift, put on that extra makeup and SMILE!  and if you need to check out some more stars without their makeup just to feel more secure, go to stars-without-makeup and remember that even Andy Rooney values women over 40 because they are sexier, forthright, honest and dignified!]]>