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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

5 Things 60-Somethings Can Learn From Caitlyn Jenner

(1) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:26 PM


1. It's never too late to be who you are or chase a dream.

Caitlyn is 65 and just transitioned with the whole world watching. So, is it really that hard for you to eat dinner in a restaurant alone? In the face of her...

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A Healthy Social Life In Your 20s May Be A Key To Longevity

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 10:36 AM


How busy your social life is at age 20 -- and how solid the relationships are that you make when you're 30 -- are factors in your well-being later in life, according to research from the University of Rochester.

People with poor...

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7 Reasons To Love Helen Mirren On Her 70th Birthday

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:19 AM


Actress Helen Mirren turns 70 on Sunday, July 26. Is it possible that she just keeps getting better and better each year? Here are some of the reasons we love her.

1. She clearly isn't above having fun or being silly.


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Why Twitter Is The New Better Business Bureau

(35) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 7:01 AM

Finally, a use for social media I can wrap my head around: If you have a consumer complaint, just put it out on Twitter. Twitter, for all intents and purposes, is the new Better Business Bureau. The ability to publicly shame a company for its bad service is a weapon...

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5 Apps To Spy On Your Kids Without Them Knowing

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM

The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have the kind of relationship with them in which they tell you -- truthfully. But for those whose relationships are a bit strained, well, there's an app for that. Here is a list of some apps that...

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Too Much TV May Raise The Risk Of Alzheimer's, Study Says

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 4:15 PM

Spending too many hours in front of a TV screen might raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new California study suggests. 

Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San Francisco examined the relationship between sedentary lifestyles, cognitive performance and the risk of developing...

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5 First-World Problems That Annoy People Anyway

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 3:50 PM

Sure, call them first-world problems. We realize that these things are nothing compared to the real issues people face. That said, lately we've been getting our knickers in a knot over:

1. Why the opening credits of OITNB have to be so long.

Breaking Bad's opening...

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The Magical Mystery Puzzle That Broke Our Family's Screen Addiction

(5) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 1:58 PM

Eventually, I hope to regain the use of my dining room table. Actually, if it meant that my two teenagers remain transfixed by the 1,000-tiny-pieced jigsaw puzzle that is in a partial state of assembly on the table and continue ignoring their electronic devices, I will be more than happy...

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The Poet Who Was Martha's Vineyard's Best-Kept Secret

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 10:39 AM

Peggy Freydberg may have been Martha's Vineyard's best-kept secret, but that's about to change. An elegant, beautiful and humble woman, Freydberg began writing poetry when she was 90. She died in March at 107, just weeks before "Poems from the Pond: 107 Years of Words and Wisdom,...

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The Best Of #MiddleAgedSchmovies

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 1:33 PM

Yeah, we admit it. Going back to work on Mondays is made just a little bit easier if we can play a #hashtag game or three. We found a few of these hysterical; got any to add? We'd love some help finding a good middle-aged movie for #MiddleAgedSchmovies.

Perhaps we...

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Have You Checked Out An Old Flame On Facebook? You're Not Alone.

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Need more evidence that Facebook is the go-to site for boomers? A recent poll in Britain found that one in six Brits over 50 use Facebook to check out old flames, according to the Daily Mail.

Certainly the ability to connect with old friends is one...

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Facebook Helps Save Life Of Man With Disability After His Incoherent Post Caught Friends’ Attention

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 10:45 AM

Chris Thomas, a 28-year-old Pittsburgh man, will always remember July 15, 2015, as the day Facebook came to his rescue.


On that day, Thomas, an Army veteran and self-described "political nerd" who has limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, fell from the wheelchair he uses for mobility. 

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10 πράγματα που οι παππούδες και οι γιαγιάδες θέλουν να μοιραστούν με τα εγγόνια τους

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 7:12 AM

Το καλοκαίρι είναι η περίοδος που πολλά παιδιά πάνε να μείνουν με τον παππού και την γιαγιάς, όσο οι γονείς τους δουλεύουν ακόμα. Όσο και να χαίρονται που θα περάσουν χρόνο με τα αγαπημένα τους εγγόνια, ειδικά όσοι μένουν μακριά, αλλά αυτό δεν σημαίνει ότι δεν θα ήθελαν να μοιραστούν...

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5 Not-So-Fun Facts On Falls That Every Boomer Needs To Know

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 12:21 PM


Former President George H.W. Bush, 91, remains hospitalized in fair condition for a broken vertebrae in his neck after falling Wednesday at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush's injury was not life-threatening and his release is expected imminently. The former president suffers from Parkinson's disease...

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11 Things Every Middle-Aged Person Should Have In Their Bedroom

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 11:22 AM

Bedrooms are our personal sanctuaries. By the time you hit middle age, there are some things every bedroom should have in it. And no, the government is not one of them.

 1. A view.

Home builders got it partially right when they began situating homes on...

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Why We Need The Hashtag #AgingMatters

(12) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 5:58 AM

Isn't it about time we reimagined what being old is? We can start with who we call "elderly," and maybe we could stop assuming that every 66-year-old is going to retire the very moment they reached full retirement age.

This week's once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging troubled me for...

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When Are You Too Old To Have A Dog?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 10:45 AM

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5 Things Same-Sex Couples Need To Know About Social Security

(16) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 7:32 AM

Until the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages, Social Security was a crapshoot for gay couples. The Social Security Act says that in order for a surviving or former spouse to receive benefits from a worker's record, the state that couple lived in needed to...

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5 Celebrity Scandals I Wish Would Go Away

(5) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 6:13 AM

Age is supposed to be coupled with wisdom, right? Here are five cases where it clearly is not -- and it's why I just wish these celebrity scandals involving older people would simply go away.

1. Bill Cosby.
Reading what he is accused of doing makes my eyes bleed....

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10 Things Kids Today Will Never Know

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 2:01 PM

Leave it to Twitter to get the ball rolling. Here are our favorite results from the hashtag game #ThingsKidsTodayWillNeverKnow

1. Well, to start with the obvious.

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