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18 Photos That Show An Imperfect Dad Can Be A Perfect Granddad

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
Growing up in northwest Poland, Alina Gabrel-Kamińska never got to see the affectionate side of her father. He was too busy working 12-hour days as a carpenter to be affectionate and emotionally available for Gabrel-Kamińska and her two sisters.  "He never cuddled or played with us. He was...

What It's Like To Attend A Wedding As A Divorced Woman

The Globe and Mail | Brittany Wong | February 5, 2016 | Divorce
I dislike going to weddings, unless a member of my immediate family is engaged in the ring exchange. I have become “that” woman, sitting at a table with seven other older singles: the never-married; the widows and occasional widower, and perhaps one like myself with...

The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They're Happiest

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
The British government recently released a survey of more than 300,000 adults over the span of three years in an attempt to pinpoint which time of life people are their happiest. And there's mixed news for post 50s. The bad news is, the midlife crisis might actually be...

Was This Dad Right To Spy On His Teenage Daughter?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
One of the lowest hanging fruits on the parenting tree are those ubiquitous apps that keep track of your kids for you. Notice I didn't say "spy" on your kids? I choose to regard apps that let me peek at my kids' texts and social media posts and...

The Benefits Of Dating An Older Man

News.com.au | Yagana Shah | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
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The over 40 gents are some of the most lusted after men in Hollywood — Jay Z, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., the list goes on. Sure you may draw some strange looks when you hold hands, and don’t be surprised if he gets mistaken for your dad,...

The Gender Pay Gap Haunts Women In Retirement Too

Reuters | Yagana Shah | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
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The gender pay gap is a hot topic in the presidential campaign, and President Barack Obama has been hammering on it, too. Women who work full-time, year-round, made just 79 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts in 2014, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. But the injustice of...

Susan Sarandon Doesn't Need Your Style Advice, Piers Morgan

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | February 5, 2016 | Style
Piers Morgan is under fire on social media this week after tweeting about Susan Sarandon's much buzzed about suit-and-bra look at the SAG Awards, where she was on hand to present the annual "In Memoriam" tribute.  Would...

Why Progressive Groups Have A Problem With Clinton On Social Security

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Hillary Clinton refuses to rule out any and all benefit cuts to Social Security, angering leading progressive groups that have not endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary. The issue has arisen as Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), her remaining rival for the Democratic...

This Is The Hardest And Best Part Of Raising A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | February 5, 2016 | Divorce
As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families together. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own...

Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead At 74

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | February 5, 2016 | Entertainment
Maurice White, the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. White was 74.  "My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night...

Tearful Airport Goodbye Leads Republican To Quit Congress

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | February 5, 2016 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced this week that he wouldn't seek another term in Congress partly because he wants to spend more time with his family.  Ribble vowed to serve no more than four terms after taking office in 2010, but a sad airport farewell...

Having A Healthy Sex Life Could Lead To A Sharper Brain

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
When it comes to staying sharp as you get older, the old adage "use it or lose it" might have hit the nail on the head. A new study suggests that having an active sex life when you're older might help you maintain healthy brain function as you age. ...

Joe Alaskey, Voice Of Bugs Bunny And Daffy Duck, Dead At 63

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | February 4, 2016 | Entertainment
Joe Alaskey, best known for being the voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, has died. He was 63.  Alaskey died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer, a family member confirmed to CNN. TMZ also reported the news Wednesday night and a rep for the...

A Letter To My 52-Year-Old Self On The Eve Of My Second Wedding

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | February 4, 2016 | Divorce
Five years after her first marriage ended, Lisa Copeland married for a second time in 2007, believing she'd finally found the one.  Though the marriage also ended in divorce two years later, it taught her a lot about what it takes to make a relationship work -- so...

How Art History Taught Me That I, A Woman Of Color, Could Create

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | February 5, 2016 | Arts
Throughout elementary and junior high, I had been a straight-A student. But by high school, I had become a slacker who made an effort in the only two classes that didn’t bore me -- English and Art. Chalk it up to a glasses-to-contacts makeover, newly put-on...

Exercise Or Diet? One Is More Important For Weight Loss

Kate Bratskeir | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
A combination of a healthy diet and a well-rounded exercise regimen is key for weight loss. But if you pit the two against each other, one yields more results than the other.  When it comes to dropping pounds, what you put in your body is more important than how you move it, according to the AsapScience video above. The clip explains that cutting out calories is more fruitful than running on the treadmill because it takes less time. You could put on your gym clothes, go to a workout class and come home and shower to burn some calories, or you could just not eat a candy bar.  While exercise is crucial for leading a healthy life, exclusively, it doesn't often promote weight loss. A 2015 study found that calorie control is more successful, especially because exercise increases appetite in many people. Even more, additional research found that working out burns more calories initially, but the burn eventually plateaus as the body adjusts for stability.  Nevertheless, we have to stress that putting the two together is your very best bet for getting the most out of life. Don't forget that physical activity can reduce risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes and can boost your mood and help you sleep better. Lucky for you, you don't have to choose between the two. Also on...

A Joyous, Jumpsuit-Filled Instagram To Fight Your Fear Of Aging

Jillian Capewell | February 5, 2016 | Arts
Coming into a new decade of life often prompts a certain amount of dread, whether you feel obliged to inventory your accomplishments or simply give in to the age-old (pun intended) fear that your birthdate suddenly makes you out of touch, washed-up or just plain old. The effect seems even...

Joe Biden Finally Has His Own Facebook Page

Paige Lavender | February 4, 2016 | Politics
Vice President Joe Biden is finally on Facebook. Biden posted his first update on Thursday, writing on World Cancer Day about the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, the effort he's leading to help find a cure for cancer.

Look Who's Playing A Mad Marilyn Monroe In This Super Bowl Ad

Ron Dicker | February 4, 2016 | Fifty
Millennials' sweet tooth be damned. Snickers appears to be courting older viewers of the Super Bowl with an ad featuring 60-year-old actor Willem Dafoe as a grumpy Marilyn Monroe. As Snickers did last year with Danny Trejo mixing it up with "The Brady Bunch," this year's commercial spotlights the candy's ability to cure crankiness as part of its "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign. Marilyn (looking like Dafoe) complains about her iconic flying-skirt scene from "The Seven Year Itch." But all it takes is a bite of Snickers to get her back to being, well, Marilyn. Film history saved.     Also on...

Exercising More Doesn’t Necessarily Lead To Weight Loss

Anna Almendrala | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
  (Reuters Health) - Increasing physical activity to burn more calories works up to a point, but then the body adjusts to keep energy use stable, according to a new study. As a result, people who are extremely active burn a similar number of calories as...
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