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Having A Purpose In Life Could Protect Brain From Mental Decline, Study Suggests

Amanda L. Chan | May 8, 2012 | Healthy Living
What's your purpose in life? Knowing the answer to that question could help to protect your brain, according to a new study. Researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center found that people who have a "greater purpose" in life are also more likely to have slower rates of...

Nomophobia: 66 Percent Are Afraid To Be Separated From Cell Phones, Survey Shows

Amanda L. Chan | May 8, 2012 | Healthy Living
A lot of us are extremely afraid to be without our cell phones, according to the results of a British survey. A poll of 1,000 people in the UK, sponsored by the digital security company SecurEnvoy, shows that about 66 percent of people are afraid of either losing...

Maurice Sendak: Favorite Feel-Good Maurice Sendak Quotes

Dominique Mosbergen | May 9, 2012 | Good News
Maurice Sendak, the late author and illustrator of "Where The Wild Things Are" and "Chicken Soup With Rice", will long be remembered for his writing. In his obituary in the New York Times, Sendak was described as "the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century,...

Mr. Belding On 'Mad Men' Plus Alexis Bledel And More Former Famous TV Guest Stars

Leigh Weingus | May 8, 2012 | TV
On this week's episode of AMC's "Mad Men," we saw the innocent Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) fool around with Pete Campbell, and Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins) of "Saved By The Bell" fame popped up as a Cool Whip test-kitchen scientist ... with a few added pounds....

Nancy Pelosi Defended By House Progressives In Tussle With Russ Feingold

Ryan Grim | May 8, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Leading members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are coming to the defense of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California after former Sen. Russ Feingold challenged her commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare. "Let's remember that we are on the same team," reads a...

First White House Conference On Gay Aging Held In Miami

Kristen Stenerson | May 8, 2012 | Fifty
Gay seniors, like seniors in general, worry about safe housing, good health care and having enough money in retirement. But according to those attending the first White House conference devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender aging, held at the University of Miami on Monday, they also face unique...

Tina Knowles Talks Post 50 Fashion and Mother's Day Plans

Anthonia Akitunde | May 23, 2012 | Fifty
Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles appeared on Good Morning NYC to talk about her affordable post 50 fashion line -- Miss Tina, available in regular and plus sizes at Wal-Mart nationwide. "Miss Tina is a line inspired by me needing to find clothes," she said. "After 50, you want a...

Jimmy Fallon Sings With The Beach Boys (VIDEO)

Kristen Stenerson | May 8, 2012 | Fifty
The year 1968 marked the last time the Beach Boys visited the 30 Rock studio when they appeared on "The Johnny Carson Show." Cousins Mike Love and Brian Wilson recently returned to talk to Jimmy Fallon about 50 years with the Beach Boys. The Beach Boys discuss what...

Retirement Planning: Couples' Edition

Mary Turner | May 8, 2012 | Fifty
Does your spouse or partner know how much money you have in your retirement accounts? Does he or she know about your investing strategy? Have you discussed your expectations for retirement — when, where, and what — with your partner? Have you worked together to determine how to reach your...

3 Severance Pay Questions Every Employee Should Ask

Mary Turner | May 8, 2012 | Fifty
Due to the growing number of layoffs that have occurred at companies nationwide over the last few years, severance pay is a hot topic. Severance is a specified amount of money you would receive in the event of being laid off or taking voluntary, early retirement; you'd earn the payment...

WWII Veteran Russell Taylor Returns To Normandy With Wife To Renew Wedding Vows (VIDEO)

Dominique Mosbergen | May 8, 2012 | Good News
A 94-year-old World War II veteran has fulfilled a longtime dream to return to France to renew his wedding vows, NBC News reports. The couple renewed their "I dos" at a church in Normandy. Russell also got the opportunity to place flowers on the graves of friends...

Ask Tech Expert Jennifer Jolly A Question!

Jessy Whitehead | May 8, 2012 | Women
Tech expert Jennifer Jolly will be joining me soon on Mondays with Marlo! Now is your chance to ask her anything you'd like to know about: Her favorite apps and gadgets for women over 40Online shoppingWebsites and apps to help you find a jobOnline tools that can...

DIY Mother's Day Gifts: A Pretty Little Flower Pillow

Diana N. Nguyen | October 11, 2012 | HuffPost Home
Forget the bouquet. This year, gift mom with a flower that'll last. This floral pillow cover features the rustic look of burlap but is actually made out of soft, comfortable linen -- perfect for Mom's couch or bed. Just take an old pillow cover or make a new...

Ryan O'Neal Recounts Children's Reactions To New 'My Life With Farrah' Book

Naughty But Nice Rob | May 8, 2012 | Celebrity
Actor Ryan O'Neal relives his final days with Farrah Fawcett in his new book "Both of Us: My Life with Farrah" -- a book that he hopes and prays doesn't divide him from his once-estranged children. "First of all, Redmond [Fawcett O'Neal] hasn’t read it because he can't," Ryan told...

Kelly Bensimon Nip Slip: Reality Star Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction In Miami (PHOTOS)

Kiki Von Glinow | May 8, 2012 | Celebrity
Jumping into the ocean in your workout gear is one way to cool off. Just make sure that when you're rising from the water "Baywatch" style, your clothes stay on! Kelly Bensimon was the latest star to fall victim to the infamous Hollywood wardrobe malfunction -- the nip...

Buying A Vacation Home: Post 50s Seek Proximity

Kristen Stenerson | May 10, 2012 | Fifty
Retirees are ditching far-away vacation rentals and exotic retirement getaways and opting to buy closer to home, according to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors. Once dominated by young families, the vacation home market is greying. The study showed the average age...

Gray Hair Celebrated In New Exhibit (PHOTOS)

Anthonia Akitunde | May 23, 2012 | Fifty
One of the telltale signs of aging is a graying mane. While the idea of gray roots is enough to send some women straight to the bottle (of L’Oreal, that is), a growing number have embraced this sign of getting older as part of who they are. The latter group...

Do You Need Medicare Part B?

Mary Turner | May 8, 2012 | Fifty
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I have met two women in the last two months who told me they are over 65 and collecting Social Security – but they are not enrolled in Medicare Part B because they can’t afford it. Can’t afford it??? I told them both that, without Part B, they don’t have...

Rita Wilson On Her Creative Evolution (VIDEO)

Mary Turner | May 9, 2012 | Fifty
With the release of her debut solo album, "AM/PM" from Decca Records, actress and producer Rita Wilson found a whole new creative mountain to climb. Recording at the legendary Capitol Records, collaborating with artists like Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill and Vince Gill, and opening live on stage for Sugarland, Rita...

Back Pain? 5 Stretches To Do Before Getting Out Of Bed

Sarah Klein | May 6, 2013 | Healthy Living
What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute, told HuffPost Healthy Living that your answer should be "Stretch my back!" "The greatest incidence of slipped discs occurs within 30 to 60 minutes after we wake up," he...
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