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Anthonia Akitunde
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Anthonia Akitunde is the associate editor of Huff/Post50. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Root.

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Black Mothers Are the Worst?

(10) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 11:33 AM

If Google predicts its auto-completed search terms based on their popularity with users, one has to wonder just what exactly black mothers have done to the world.

When you Google the phrase "Black mothers are..." the first autopopulated result is "...the worst," followed by "...abusive," and then two questions wondering...

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Vibrator Treats Common Menopause Symptom

(137) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 6:23 AM

Hot flashes, night sweats, shifts in moods... women suffering from menopause are well aware of the symptoms. But one of the more embarrassing symptoms is vaginal dryness.

"Just like when women first get their periods, menopause is a big life change," said Dr. Mary Jane Minkin,...

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How Retirement Can Hurt Your Marriage (And What You Can Do About It)

(39) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 7:24 AM

Divorce after 50 -- also flatteringly known as gray divorce -- is on the rise, and retirement may have something to do with it.

Some couples are not prepared for the realities of being around their spouse more often, according to marriage experts. Rob Pascale, a...

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Corey Wadden Wants To Be A Millionaire By 25 For A Selfless Reason: To Help His Mom Retire

(22) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 7:06 AM

Being an entrepreneur is definitely part of the zeitgeist these days, with many 20-somethings hoping their big business ideas will make them into the next Zuck (as in Facebook CEO and billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg).

Corey Wadden of Toronto, Ontario has a different reason for wanting to be an...

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Long Lost Loves: Heather And Michael Osbourne Reunite 24 Years After Chance Meeting On QE2

(123) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM

This may just be one of the most romantic stories we've ever come across.

More than 25 years ago, a young man and a young woman boarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 liner in Southhampton, UK with their families on July 28, 1987. Heather was with her grandmother and aunt to...

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Best Beach Towns For Retirement (PHOTOS)

(166) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 5:53 AM

Do your retirement dreams involve more surf than turf? Then we have five beach towns that are perfect for you! These five towns are the best places to retire for those sun worshippers and nature lovers who picture spending their golden years near the water.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Margarette Kirsch, 84, Gets A Tattoo Courtesy Of Spike TV's 'Ink Masters'

(60) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 10:51 AM

Margarette Kirsch, 84, has always wanted to live on the wild side. And thanks to "Ink Masters," Spike TV's reality television show for tattoo artists, she's got ink to match.

Kirsch is now the proud owner of a 6" x 11" tattoo of a flaming phoenix on her...

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What You Should Never Say To Someone Over 50

(922) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 7:23 AM

There are just some things that are best left unsaid, especially when you're talking to someone over 50. A seemingly innocent enough observation -- "Hey, you look tired!" -- can be an unexpected and at times unpleasant reminder of one's age.

We asked our Huff/Post50 Facebook fans what...

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New Website Tells You How Many Times You'll Visit Your Parents Before They Die

(4) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 3:51 PM

"We're so busy growing up we sometimes we forget that they are also growing old."

That's the tagline of See Your Folks, a new website that uses life expectancy data from the World Health Organization to determine how many visits one will get in with their parents before...

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Jaxine Bubis, Erotic Fiction Writing Senate Candidate, Is Not Alone: Older Women Love Erotica

(175) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 10:29 AM

A Republican conservative Senate candidate in Colorado is having to answer for something she's done in her past.

Jaxine Bubis' offense? Writing erotic fiction. Bubis, who hopes to win the Senate seat held by Democrat John Morse in a fall recall election, has come under fire...

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6 Things Parents Shouldn't Do When Getting To Know Their Child's Significant Other

(35) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 7:15 AM

Meeting your significant others' folks is a situation that can be so awkward, it's no wonder Hollywood has plumbed the moment for all it's worth ("Meet the Parents," "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" -- we could go on and on).

Now, dear moms and dads out there, a part of...

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Aging Hair Signs And How You Can Treat Them

(208) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 7:49 AM

More hair in your comb? Hair texture that could spark a brush fire? These are just some of the signs of aging hair, a reality many post 50 men and women are sad to report they're experiencing. When asked how their hair has changed with age,...

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Body Language Is Still Important In Dating Over 50

(117) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 4:02 AM

Using your feminine wiles was par for the course when you were younger. A toss of the hair here, a winning smile there and your date was putty in your hands. But some post 50 women may find it harder to flirt this time around. One of the biggest mistakes...

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Lessons From Dad: The 5 Things I Bet My Dad Is Surprised I Actually Listened To

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 7:52 AM

My dad is big on talks.

A man raised in Nigeria under the kind of strict parenting that favored the rod (or in his case, a switch) over thoughtful conversations, he's enjoyed being able to share his worldview with his three children.

Sitting at the long glass dining table...

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Eye Care Tips For Post 50s: 5 Surprising Things That Are Bad For Your Vision

(41) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 7:52 AM

Eyesight naturally changes as we age. As we grow older, our eyes go from being able to refocus easily to having a harder time seeing detail, explained Dr. Rachel Bishop of the National Eye Institute. "People who used to be able to see well at distances and close...

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Sharon Simmons, Former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Hopeful, Gives 8 Lessons On Aging Well

(418) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 7:59 AM

Last year as hundreds of beautiful and talented women auditioned for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys' cheerleading team, only one warranted a number of stunned headlines: Sharon Simmons.

Simmons, then 55, tried out for a spot as a Dallas Cowboys' cheerleader. “I thought, that’s something...

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4 Things Adult Children Should Know About Giving A Mother's Day Present

(26) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 7:41 AM

At 28 I've long outgrown the days of giving my mom construction paper cards and popsicle stick picture frames for Mother's Day. (Or Bath and Body Works lotion sets for that matter.) It's not just because I am -- for all intents and purposes -- a grown-up with more than...

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Vintage Spring Break Photos Make Us Want To Book A Vacation

(48) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 8:29 AM

Spring break has become a thing of the past for most of us (except for teachers and professors... lucky). And it seems that a few traditional spring break destinations from our college days also have moved away from the decades-old tradition of fun in the sun.

"We haven't been putting...

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'Second Act,' New Series On RLTV, Gives Post 50s A Chance To Pursue Their Lifelong Dreams

(5) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 7:27 AM

"Reinvention" is more than just a buzzword -- it's a growing trend as millions of older Americans launch "encore careers" (careers for the "greater good," according to and start their own businesses.

"Second Act," a new television program debuting Thursday evening on RLTV,...

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Moving On: Why Do Men Seem Able To Get Over A Relationship Faster Than Women

(36) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Whether through death or divorce, losing a loved one can be such a devastating blow, it's hard to envision what life will look like without them. It may be even harder to picture yourself dating again.

But it seems that when it comes to moving on from the end of...

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