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Internet Use May Reduce Cognitive Decline

Yagana Shah | August 13, 2014 | Fifty
Turns out, your smartphone isn't so bad for you after all. In fact, it may help protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline. Brazilian researchers say results of a new study prove digital literacy could contribute to lowered brain aging and memory loss that comes with age. Researchers...

Registered Nurse Quits Her Job To Teach Fly-Fishing Off The Tropical Shores Of Belize

Danielle Page | August 13, 2014 | MarloThomas
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream...

4 Good Reasons To Never Get Plastic Surgery

Yagana Shah | August 7, 2014 | Fifty
A smaller nose, perkier breasts, a tighter tummy -- from time to time, many of us find ourselves scrutinizing our bodies and wondering if perfecting our appearance would make life just a little bit more, well, perfect. We'd be lying if we said we'd never gone on some crazy crash...

Successful Insurance Firm Owner Quits Her Job To Pursue A Passion – Which She Now Teaches To Over 20,000 Students

Danielle Page | August 6, 2014 | MarloThomas
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream...

13 Ways We Dream Of Spending Our Days

Yagana Shah | August 4, 2014 | Fifty
Ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day? Yep, you're not alone. Here at Huff/Post50 we can't help but feel the older we get, the faster time passes. While we're busy juggling caring for our parents and children with our demanding jobs and our spouses, all we can dream about is having a little time to do the things we want to do, not just the things that need to get done. We asked our Facebook fans what it is that they wish they could do every day, without fail. Whether you fantasize about retirement, winning the lottery, or something as basic as vacation time, there are some things we wish we could have time to enjoy every single day. 1. Sleep in to our heart's desire. Yes, as in, not wake up to the startling, frightening, heart-stopping sound of your daily alarm, as you fumble for the snooze button. Or, ya know, a hammer. 2. Spend all day (and night) at the beach. Summertime nostalgia makes us yearn for the vacations of our childhood. Is there anything better than feeling sand between your toes, the hot sun on your back, a cooling ice cream cone, and the coconut-y smell of sunscreen? Bliss. 3. Read. Entire books. Many of us can't recall the last time we read a magazine cover-to-cover, much less an actual book. Sure, we love buying books with their shiny covers and crisp pages, but often times they sit neglected just looking pretty on our coffee tables or collecting dust on our bookshelves. Let's vow to finish at least one book this summer. 4. Meditate. Shh... because peace and quiet is a hot commodity. 5. Laugh. Because there's no medicine in the world quite like it. 6. Binge-watch TV, guilt free. Our Netflix queues are brimming with the must-see TV shows we've heard so much hype about, but just can't commit to watching. After all, it's almost wrong to just watch one episode at a time. Because one episode of "Orange Is The New Black" or "The Walking Dead" and we know we'll be hooked. 7. Craft. Whether it's needlepoint, sewing, or knitting, there's just something therapeutic about using your hands to create something. Not everyone has been given the magic touch, so it's a pity not to use your skill. An added plus: saving money on gifts. 8. Volunteer. There's no greater feeling than giving back and making someone's day. 9. Play our favorite sport. Playtime isn't just for kids. Adults need their outlets too. Golfing, swimming, running, surfing, or even Tai Chi, aren't just good for an aging body, they're also good for the mind. Better moods, sharper minds, and stronger bodies, here we come. 10. Cook. From scratch. Creating delicious new dishes from our Pinterest boards is fun, but it's even more satisfying hearing our family and friends rave about how good that manicotti is. Good food + good company = good times. No pricey restaurant needed. 11. Paint. With a glass of wine, a rainbow of colors, and a brush, you can literally paint your worries away, one stroke at a time. 12. Visit family. Because Facetime and Facebook just can't compare with real time with the family. 13. Travel. No matter how zapped we feel in our day-to-day lives, there's nothing as energizing as being in a new place, soaking up a new culture. We dream about not having cell reception, or not having to clean up after ourselves, or not worrying about running errands. Ciao. ...

4 Ways To Effectively Fix A Toxic Friendship

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | August 1, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Hanging out with friends does a person good. But if you're a woman and your female friends make you feel bad, the positive benefits of the friendship can be diminished. In fact, bad friends...

6 Ways To Make A Multigenerational Vacation Fun

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | July 30, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Penelope Lemov (This article appeared previously on GrownChildren.net.) This April we spent part of a week in London with my daughter and her family. She flew over from Berlin, where she was living and...

Fed Up With The Lack Of Gluten-Free Supermarket Options, This Woman Created Her Own – And Earned Millions In The Process

Danielle Page | July 30, 2014 | MarloThomas
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream...

5 Summer Essentials For Every Midlife Woman's Handbag

Yagana Shah | July 28, 2014 | Fifty
You can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her purse. Smart men know better than to look inside a woman's handbag. But kids know you can always find just the thing you need inside mom's purse. Photographer Sarah Benton even started an incredibly telling...

Caffeine May Worsen Hot Flashes And Night Sweats In Post-Menopausal Women

Yagana Shah | July 23, 2014 | Fifty
That hot cup of coffee or tea you just can't start the day off with, may be keeping you up at night. And it's not just the caffeine. A new study says caffeine may be the culprit in triggering more troubling night sweats and hot flashes in...

5 Surefire Signs You're Aging Too Fast

Yagana Shah | July 23, 2014 | Fifty
Sure we've known all along getting older means heading down a path of graying hair, a couple of wrinkles here and there, and maybe losing the youthful physique we once had. We can come to terms with that. But it's not OK to be feeling the effects of aging before...

Super Mom Turns Her Young Son Into A Caped Crusader -- Now She's Using Her Secret Powers to Outfit Superheroes Around The World

Danielle Page | July 23, 2014 | MarloThomas
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream...

9 Things You Should Know Before Turning 50

Yagana Shah | July 21, 2014 | Fifty
They say hindsight is always 20/20, which can be so darn frustrating. Sometimes we wish we had a crystal ball to tell us if we were taking the right job, making the right move, or choosing the right guy. Other days we fantasize about time machines to transport us back...

7 Things Draining Your Workout Energy (And How To Fix Them)

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | July 21, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone The same workout routine in your 30s impacts your body differently after 50. Even if you're able to perform most of the same moves, it takes your body longer to recover. You may also...

6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Both Love

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Yagana Shah | July 20, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The next time your marriage or long-term relationship lands in that predictable rut, as in, same restaurants, movie nights in front of Netflix, and falling asleep on the couch, it’s time to take the relationship on an adventure and find some dates you’ll both love....

This Woman Went From Being Too Scared To Fly – To Flying Commercial Planes For A Living!

Danielle Page | July 22, 2014 | MarloThomas
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream...

5 Bizarre Vintage Traditions We Still Uphold Today

Yagana Shah | July 14, 2014 | Fifty
Without even noticing it, chances are you've followed some bizarre vintage traditions without even knowing their meanings. Some traditions pop up around the holidays, like kissing under the mistletoe. Some of them happen every day, like making a wish on an eyelash. But no matter how well-known the tradition, few...

7 Anti-Aging Treatments That Won't Break The Bank

Yagana Shah | July 14, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com With so much buzz about plastic surgery – both invasive and noninvasive treatments – it’s hard to know if any of them are actually smart options. What works? What doesn’t? What makes sense for someone my age — and what should be avoided? Here, we...

Body Confidence Survey Reveals The Surprising Age You Like The Way You Look

Yagana Shah | July 11, 2014 | Fifty
Turns out, getting older isn't all about hiding your grays and removing wrinkles. No, old age is actually a time when your body confidence will thrive according to a new survey. A poll of 80,000 American adults of all ages by polling giant, Gallup, reveals that...

Senior Athletes Defy Stereotypes Of Aging In Stunning Photos

Yagana Shah | July 25, 2014 | Fifty
Age is just a number and wrinkles certainly aren't a sign of weakness for senior athletes. While most athletes might throw in the towel by the time they turn 40, these incredible seniors are still competitive, focused, and going strong into their 70s and beyond. Minneapolis-based photographer Angela...
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