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Laura Rowley
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Laura Rowley is an award-winning journalist and author, and a media executive with more than two decades of experience at companies including Meredith Corporation, AOL, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! and CNN. Rowley has published five books, including “On Target: How the World’s Hottest Retailer Hit a Bull’s-eye” (John Wiley & Sons), which was translated into two languages. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC and dozens of other media outlets. She was an on-air reporter for CNN’s “Business Unusual” and “Your Money” as well as a field producer and show producer. Rowley ran her own firm for a decade, writing, consulting with Fortune 500 companies, and speaking professionally. Rowley is a journalism graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and holds a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Late Bloomer On The Prairie

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 5:49 AM

Most people know Laura Ingalls Wilder as author of the beloved "Little House on the Prairie" children's books. What fans may not know is how late in life Wilder bloomed as a writer. After more than two decades as a farm wife, she became a newspaper columnist in her 40s....

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The Secret Joy Of Growing Up Without Money

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 6:27 AM

I deeply admire the writer Neal Gabler for coming clean about his financial woes in article "The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans" in the May issue of The Atlantic. As he writes, a Federal Reserve Board survey found nearly half of Americans say they would have trouble finding...

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Author Jacquelyn Mitchard On How To Move Forward When It All Falls Apart

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 6:29 AM

Author Jacquelyn Mitchard's life has been marked by epic luck: massively good and heartbreakingly bad. She lost her first husband to cancer, and had three young sons to support. Then she wrote a novel, "The Deep End of the Ocean," which was the first-ever selected for Oprah's Book...

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Orphan Train Author Christina Baker Kline On The Power Of Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 7:00 AM

On March 22, Christina Baker Kline will emcee the Poets & Writers' annual gala in New York. Kline is the author of five books, including Orphan Train, a New York Times bestseller, which sold more than 2.5 million copies in 38 countries. Kline tells the story of Molly, a 17-year-old...

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All The Single Ladies, Making History

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2016 | 4:05 AM

In her recent New York magazine essay, Rebecca Traister examines the rising power of single women, "the most potent political force in America." The percentage of married adult women dropped below 50 percent for the first time in 2009, as younger women delay marriage and older...

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Sometimes You Have To Lean Back In Order To Lean In

(6) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 7:52 AM

Wednesday Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched the new social network LeanIn.org devoted to helping women encourage each other to "lean in" to their careers. This week and going forward, HuffPost Women will be featuring posts from women reflecting on the moments in their careers when they "leaned in" -- pursued...

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Why Paid Internships Matter

(232) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 10:59 AM

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, former media executive Steve Cohen decries the class-action lawsuit against TV host Charlie Rose. The suit charged Rose's production company with failing to pay college interns a minimum wage. Cohen calls the suit "dumb" and the recent settlement "worse." (Some...

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The 20 Best Post 50 Blogs Of 2012

(9) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 5:57 AM

After a year as senior editor on Huff/Post50, I'm leaving my post to take a new position in the company. I enjoyed many things about the role, but the greatest privilege has been the opportunity to publish the words and experiences of so many talented bloggers. Their stories encompass all...

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Hurricane Sandy Refugees: Bringing Superstorm Mayhem To Maryland

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 7:46 AM

On Sunday, I found myself wiping a river of blood off a man's face with a clean sock as he lay on the ground. Another victim of Hurricane Sandy.

Except we were in Maryland.

I wasn't supposed to be there. I was supposed to be at 9 a.m. mass in...

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Daniel Klein: 'Travels With Epicurus' Explores The Best Path To A Fulfilled Old Age

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 12:21 PM

In his early 70s, author Daniel Klein saw his peers taking up jogging, studying new languages and wearing hormone patches to charge their libidos. Klein already harbored a few misgivings about the frantic striving of the “new old age” when a trip to the dentist prompted an epiphany.

“He said...

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Hurricane Sandy: Comfort Food And Other Calming Rituals

(8) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 8:53 AM

Over the weekend, like thousands of my fellow East Coasters, I made the inevitable trip to Home Depot to prepare for Hurricane Sandy. (Last year we got caught short by the Halloween winter storm, lost power for four days, sent the kids to friends' homes and nearly froze when we...

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Happiness: Study Suggests Well-Being, Or Lack Of It, Can Predict Illness and Death

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 5:35 PM

The storyteller Hans Christian Andersen once wrote, “Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.” Now a new British study suggests that enjoying life can actually prevent illness and death.

A study of 10,000 Brits age 50 and older in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), found

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Billy Crystal On The Trip That Almost Sent Him Over The Edge

(4) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 3:07 PM

Billy Crystal has probably walked hundreds of red carpets in his long career as a comedian, actor and Oscar host, but this may have been his first stroll down the AARP red carpet. The post 50 organization screened Crystal’s latest film, “Parental Guidance,” at its Life@50+ expo in...

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Penny Marshall On Her Unlikely Career And Why 'My Mother Was Nuts'

(16) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 5:09 PM

I meet actress and director Penny Marshall in a midtown Manhattan office building, where she is curled up on a sofa, stocking feet tucked beneath her, doing a back-to-back assembly line of media to promote her new memoir, “My Mother Was Nuts.” Heavily made up for the TV interviews, she...

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AARP Convention: Post 50s React to Obama, Ryan Speeches

(165) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 4:30 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- Nancy Tressa, 62, a retired middle school principal from Corpus Christi, Texas, drove with her husband in their RV to New Orleans to attend the AARP Convention and take in the sites, sounds and cuisine of the Big Easy. On Friday morning, they joined about 5,000 other...

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Why Post 50s Aren't Saving Enough For Retirement

(56) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 3:12 PM

I started saving for college for each of my three kids the year they were born. It was a primordial impulse for a second-generation American: My grandmother immigrated with an elementary school education; my father became a dentist. The belief that higher education leads to the widest array of life...

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Allison Janney: 'Liberal Arts' Star Dishes On Her First Sex Scene

(38) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 10:30 AM

With more than 80 credits in film and television, Allison Janney is one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood. She is best known for her portrayal of White House press secretary C.J. Cregg in “The West Wing,” a role that brought her four Emmy awards and four SAG awards....

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Peter C. Alderman Foundation: A Son's Death On 9/11 Leads To Global Healing

(322) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 8:44 AM

It was September 2001, Steve Alderman’s 60th birthday. His wife Liz put together the trip of a lifetime -– two weeks in a rented home in Provence, one with their three grown children and the second with friends. On Saturday, September 8, the kids left France for the U.S. -–...

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Martina Navratilova On Staying Fit, Coming Out, Battling Cancer And Transcending Sports

(118) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova arrives at the offices of The Huffington Post looking relaxed and fit in a kaleidoscope-print black-and-white blouse, slim jeans and silver Louis Vuitton sneakers, her long-haired dachshund Lulu in tow. "The first few days [of the U.S. Open] I was wearing high-heeled shoes and then I...

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Why September Can Be The Toughest Month For Working Mothers

(77) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 10:10 AM

When it comes to working motherhood, it is the small things that break you. September seems to break me every year.

I have three children, 15, nearly 13 and 9, and work full-time in New York City, commuting about an hour each way. My husband also works full-time, but...

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