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Entries by Laura Rowley from 01/2012

Guess Who's Turning 50 In 2012?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty

Sheryl Crow is just one gorgeous celebrity celebrating her 50th birthday in the coming year. ThirdAge.com put together a slide show of a dozen others....

Will Your Home Be Worth More In 2012? (VIDEO)

Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty
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Will your home be worth more in 2012? NBC's Today Show asked that question of real estate expert Barbara Corcoran. Here's her forecast for the year ah...

Allman Brothers Announce New York Dates For 2012

Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty

The Allman Brothers Band will perform 10 shows beginning Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the band announced on its websi...

Aretha Franklin To Remarry At 69

Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty

Aretha Franklin says she's ready to tie the knot with longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson. Franklin told The Associated Press in a statement...

Tutors Teach Seniors New High-Tech Tricks

Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

Seniors who aren't tech savvy can find themselves increasingly isolated, even from their families, as more and more communication moves to the digital...

Swingers: When Do People In Open Marriages Find The Time To Do It?

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

Due to a minor computer snafu on my part, my name will be forever linked to an anonymous column we ran on Huff/Post50 on open marriage. When I discovered this, I wondered what my husband of nearly 20 years would think. Not to mention my daily-Mass-attending Irish Catholic mother and mother-in-law, my ten siblings, four siblings-in-law, and the principals at my kids' Catholic schools. My father, nine years in heaven, was no doubt laughing his head off.

Bloomberg: Kissing My 50-Something Girlfriend Better Than Kissing Gaga

Posted 01.04.2012 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 has to send some love to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He told the Associated Press he wants the world to know that while he m...

Dancing With Regular People: Boomers Love Ballroom

Posted 01.04.2012 | Fifty

Want to cut down on stress? Need to lose weight? Could use a little cheer and a firm touch as you enter the last decades of your life? Try ballroom da...

Community College Offers New Direction For Post 50s

Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Ralph Casbarro loves to cook. So much so that last year, when the 50-year-old township resident was trying to decide on his seco...

Stephen Hawking To Turn 70, Defying Disease

Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

CAMBRIDGE, England — British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one myste...

Granny DJ Rocks The House

Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

A 73-year-old retiree and grandmother in Poland taught herself how to use sound-mixing gear and now rocks the house with disco, rhumba and samba....

Sexagenarians, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Post 50s Transform Retirement Communities

Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

Baby boomers are transforming Laguna Woods and other senior communities. Call them the Woodstuck Generation....

Doctors Say They're Going Broke

Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke. This quiet reality, which is spreading n...

Malls Adjust To Aging Clientele

Posted 01.06.2012 | Fifty
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MONTREAL - For people who have trouble walking, seeing, hearing or making themselves understood, a shopping mall can be a frustrating and even a terri...

Another Day Older And Still At Work

Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

Loreta Stampley spends her workdays talking to other senior citizens, not about grandchildren and travel plans but how to get a job that pays the bill...

Elizabeth McGovern, American Abroad

Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty
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Looking every bit the 21st Century beauty, and a good 20 years younger than the Countess she currently portrays, Elizabeth McGovern recently stepped o...

Record Albums Aren't Dead Quite Yet

Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

Quick, tell me the top-selling album on vinyl for 2011. ...

Suze Orman Launches Pre-Paid Debit Card, Talks Life Lessons

Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

(NEW YORK) - If you thought personal finance expert Suze Orman just wanted you to change your money behavior, think again. The 60-year-old author, CNB...

We Sing Your Tweets: The New Year's Session

Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty
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Welcome to the New Year's Session of We Sing Your Tweets! The talented Kevyn Smith and Jeremy Johnson, who put 140-character celebrity tweets to music...

Streep's Golden Globes Post 50 Moment: "Oh S**t My Glasses!"

Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty
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It was a moment only Baby Boomers could truly appreciate: Meryl Streep standing before the glitterati at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards to accept...

Towering Legend, Flawed Man: Images Of King Evolving

Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he'...

Patricia Cohen's "In Our Prime: The Invention Of Middle Age"

Posted 01.17.2012 | Fifty

Middle age is a cultural fiction -- a construct that emerged in the last 150 years through a confluence of factors, including industrialization, moder...

What Do You Owe Your Kids?

Posted 01.17.2012 | Fifty

My spouse and I started saving for college when each of our daughters was born. We've set money aside faithfully every month for the last 14-1/2 years...

Suzanne Somers On Her Biggest Regret And Greatest Success

Posted 01.19.2012 | Fifty

For some post 50s, Suzanne Somers will be forever remembered as Chrissy Snow on "Three's Company," the screwball television comedy that aired from 197...

Boomerang Kids: Why Multigenerational Households Are Surging Worldwide

Posted 01.23.2012 | Fifty

Lindsay Samakow, 23, graduated from Penn State University in 2010 and took a job selling phone service door-to-door to small businesses. The recruiter...