Ann Brenoff
Ann Brenoff is a Huffington Post Senior Writer/Columnist. She works out of the Los Angeles office, where she is a senior manager. Prior to joining The Huffington Post in 2011, she was on staff at the Los Angeles Times.

Entries by Ann Brenoff

Warning: This Mother's Day Surprise Will Have You Sobbing

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 4:55 PM

We all know that grandmas are proud people, and mostly what they are proud of are their sons and daughters and grandkids -- even if they don't get to see them as often as they would like.

Enbridge Gas Company in Canada arranged a Mother's Day...

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How To Know For Sure You're Having A Midlife Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 11:03 AM

Since 65 has been proclaimed the new middle age, we thought we'd bump up the signs of the new -- later-in-life -- midlife crisis. 

1. If someone asks you when you are retiring, your reaction is to immediately call your hair colorist for an emergency appointment.


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Why More Older Folks Are Turning To Pot To Fix What Ails Them

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 11:33 AM

It turns out that instead of listening to Nancy Reagan's famous "Just Say No" drug war mantra, lots of people 55+ are just saying yes to using marijuana to fix what ails them.  

A CBS Sunday Morning news segment reported how baby boomers increasingly...

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Say What? Free Hearing Tests Offered Over The Phone

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 10:57 AM

All excuses for not having your hearing tested are now invalidated. In a simple, free 10-minute test conducted over the phone, you can have your hearing tested without any over-the-top sales pitch.

The limited-time screening is being offered by MDHearingAid, in partnership with the National Hearing...

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Sexting Among Teens May Be A Lot More Common Than Parents Realize

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 10:55 AM

Sexting -- the sharing of sexually explicit photos on social media sites -- isn't the sole purview of the Anthony Weiners of the world. There's a good chance your teenagers are doing it as well.

In a study called "Don't Send Me That Pic," published...

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빨리 퇴직할수록 사망 위험이 높다 (연구결과)

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 2:27 AM


연구, 그리고 또 다른 연구, 가장 최근에 오리건 주립대학에서 진행된 연구를 포함한 수많은 연구가 일찍 은퇴한 사람들이 일찍 죽는다는 결과를 보여줬다.

그런데, 좀 미심쩍지 않은가?

우선, 은퇴 시기에 가까운 사람 중 건강에 이미 문제를 가진 사람들이 우선적으로 직장을 그만둔다는...

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"남자를 멀리해서 장수했다"는 할머니가 또 있었다

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 1:22 AM


넬리 라이트는 한 번도 결혼한 적도, 한 번도 데이트를 한 적도 없는 영국 여성이다. 그의 나이는 무려 109세. 그의 장수 비결은 무엇일까? 그건 바로 '젤리 베이비(영국에서 파는 젤리 과자의 일종)'였다!

라이트는 요크셔포스트에 "저는 일생을 남자로부터 떨어져 살았어요"라며 "그게 비결이에요. 남자 없이 사는...

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Early Retirement May Be The Kiss Of Death, Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 10:13 AM

Study after study has shown that people who retire early tend to die sooner -- including this latest study from Oregon State University. But oh, we have sooooo many questions! 

To start, doesn't it make sense that people near retirement age...

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Viral Video Of People Helping An Older Man Makes Us All Feel Good

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 10:26 AM

Everyone knows that New Zealanders are probably the nicest people on the planet. The Kiwi ethos is to always look out for folks in need and to take care of one another. Not that we needed more proof, but an Auckland-based social experiment just provided it...

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Woman, 109, Prefers Candy To Men

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 9:55 AM

Nellie Wright, a never-married-never-dated British woman, credits her longevity to the fact that she prefers Jelly Babies to men. Wright told the Yorkshire Post, “I’ve stayed away from men all my life." She added, “That’s my secret, no men. And living off Jelly Babies...

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Did My 102-Year-Old Aunt Live Too Long?

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 11:42 AM

Last week, my 102-year-old aunt died in hospice care. My sadness at losing her is palpable; she was my last remaining aunt (or uncle) and with her passing, the death baton has been handed down to my generation. We are next, and watching Aunt Fay over the last few...

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5 Things That Won't Cost You As Much In Retirement

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 10:28 AM

"Retirement changes everything," could be our mantra. But not all changes are bad. So relax, enjoy living your life and know that yes, while you will have less to spend in retirement, you may also have less need to spend it. 

1. You will actually save money...

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10 Things Your Teens Will Thank You For Eventually

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 9:57 AM

The teenage years can be a test of wills. Here are 10 things that your teen will eventually thank you for.

1. Being a good parent, not a good friend.

Parents are teachers, role models, protectors. Parents enforce bedtimes, impose curfews, and don't buy their kids...

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Nueve cosas que deberías guardar para regalar a tus hijos en un futuro

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 7:39 AM

Asumámoslo: es bastante probable que nunca llegues a utilizar la vajilla de porcelana de tu abuela aunque hayas cargado con ella en cada mudanza porque no te parecía bien eso de venderla. ¿Qué objeto tuyo —que no sea una carga como la vajilla de porcelana— te gustaría que tuvieran tus...

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Cracker Jack Replaces Prizes With Codes For Mobile Games

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 10:46 AM

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The Nation's Oldest Man Dies A Month Shy Of 111th Birthday

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 12:00 PM


Felix Simoneaux Jr. of Louisiana, who held the title of America's oldest man for the past three months, died Tuesday a month before his 111th birthday, one of his five surviving children, Perry Simoneaux, confirmed to The Huffington Post.

Perry's daughter, Lori Simoneaux Ponville, a notary in...

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Should Retirees Rent Or Buy A Home? A New Study Has The Answer.

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 8:21 PM


While for most of the population, owning a home is 34.8 percent cheaper than renting one, that isn't the case for retirees or those about to retire, according to Trulia's Rent vs. Buy Report.

In the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, buying means...

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The 10 Financial Terms Every Smart Retiree Needs To Know

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 10:49 AM

What’s the difference between a 401(k) and a 403(b)? How about variable and fixed annuities? Heck, what is an annuity anyway?

Financial planning is full of complex language that may be second nature to insiders but is often gobbly-gook to those who need to understand it most -- people...

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The 18 Life Skills Every 18-Year-Old Needs

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 5:11 PM

The first 18 years, they go by in a blink. And the fruits of our labor are that our children become adults who possess the tools to thrive -- or at least survive --  without us. Here are 18 life skills that an 18-year-old needs (or will at...

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