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A Friend Isn't Always Forever And That's OK

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Friendships. Some abide through thick and thin. No matter what happens in your life. No matter if you go through a time when you are not all that easy to love. That friend is sticking around.

Why We Still Need a Selma

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Fifty years after the bloody Selma march shocked Johnson and the nation into taking fast track action to right a glaring historic wrong, namely the denial of the right to vote to millions in America, that right is still under intense assault. This is why we still need a Selma today.

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Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 02.17.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Meme Binge Nestled peacefully under my blankets, I heard my bedroom door swoosh open with a sense of urgency. A second later, inches from m...

Yagana Shah

How This Woman Will Conquer Her Lifelong Weight Struggles In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Lola Reed | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Lola Reed

Showing our children how to be their own best friends is not necessarily easy, but it's definitely worth teaching by living it ourselves.

3 Great Tips For Combating Ageism In Your Everyday Life

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Ashton Applewhite is an activist at the forefront of what may be one of the last civil rights struggles: the fight against ageism. Her mission, as she puts it, 'is to put ageism on the same page as racism and sexism and homophobia, as grounds on which people are discriminated against all the time.'

Why Looks Really DO Matter To A Lot Of Women As They Age

Dana O'Dell | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
Dana O'Dell

I've had many interesting conversations lately with midlife women about claiming OUR space between attractiveness and authenticity as we age. Intellectually, I understand the paradox of beauty and aging because I was introduced to the beautifying of women at a very young age. I grew up surrounded by QUEENS-beautiful strong women. I mean visibly stunning and smart women.

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body

Vikki Claflin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still. Once-defined triceps now flap like sheets on a clothesline. Weight has moved into our hips and bellies with the tenacity of squatters on the back 40 of the Ponderosa.

The Music on My Boomer Mix Tape

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

So these aging rockers didn't have the voices they had 50 years ago. So what? It didn't matter. Hearing them sing these familiar tunes was enough to put us in a nostalgic reverie.

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peale wrote about a doctor who gave his patient a peculiar prescription.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

Baby Daddy Producer Heidi Clements' Fictional Memoir Tackles Aging in Hollywood

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Living in a town and a business that doesn't typically embrace older women, Clements has somehow learned how to fully embrace her life. "For me, life is just beginning -- this whole second half of my life."

Happy Birthday, Elle!

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.29.2014 | Style

Happy 50th birthday Elle Macpherson. Wait, what? Supermodel Elle Macpherson is turning the big 5-0 today and we just can't believe it. The mother-o...

50+ Travel: 6 Tips on Choosing the Perfect Tour or Cruise

Dave Austin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Dave Austin

Many travelers are happy to let someone else making all the lodging, dining, transportation and entertainment arrangements. The good news is that the choices for guided tours and cruises are nearly endless, and can fit almost any budget, travel style or itinerary expectation.

A Blast of Air, Italian Style

Lisa Condie | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Apparently all of Italy knows, and has known for generations. If you live here long enough, you will know as well. A blast of air on your neck, throat, or head is the root of all illness. Because of it, an Italian would never leave the house without having the neck and throat area securely covered with a scarf.

'Shirley Temple Was The Kind Of Role Model We Want For Our Daughters'

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Shirley Temple's career as a child actor enthralled our country at a time when economic tensions gripped most families when just about everyone could use a laugh. Shirley was, as they used to say, the real ticket. Fresh faced and dimpled with that sweet voice, she was adorable without being pretentious, as natural on screen as you could imagine her performing for the relatives in your living room. Radiating star power, she tap-danced her way into everyone's heart.

3 Reasons This American Will Never Leave Italy

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The title is probably an exaggeration. I most likely will live in the United States again. Statistically, very few expats live out their lives in a foreign country. Most, eventually, find their way back to the land of their birth. So let me just say that these are the top three reasons that I can't imagine leaving Italy... today.

Boomers or Bust: Why Super Bowl Advertisers Can't Ignore Boomers

Mark Bradbury | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Mark Bradbury

Given the size and spending power of the 50+ demographic, they should no longer be sidelined when it comes to advertising.

Shhh! This Is Tuscany's Best-Kept Secret

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

What happens in Florence, Italy when summer draws her last warm breath, and the cool mornings of winter call for an extra blanket? If you ask me, it's when Tuscany becomes Paradiso... Heaven!

Permesso di Soggiorno

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

I wait with them, under the first pink streaks of sunrise. The mass of bodies, huddled close together against the cold, standing in line to achieve permission. The permission we seek is that of living legally in Italy.

The 4 Things To Consider Before Retiring Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

First there is the dream. A crazy notion that continues to pop into your head. What would it be like to live abroad? After the dream, the plan begins. And like most good plans, it's all in the details. Here are what I consider the Final Four.

How To Know Whether You're Ready To Retire Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Moving to a foreign country is a lot like raising children. It's harder than you think it's going to be, and better than you can imagine!

What Happens When A Mature Woman Meets A 25-Year-Old Guy

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

It was a late night at Foxwoods when my guy announced he wanted to stay up and gamble. Because I have as much chance of understanding craps as I do learning to speak fluent Mandarin, I headed up to our room for bed.

10 Ways The Work Environment Is Nothing Like It Used To Be

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Oh my, how things have changed. That's what keeps running through my mind as my 20-something daughter describes the office culture at her brand new job. Long story short: her work environment bears little resemblance to my job when I was her age.