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Turning 50 Can Be an Adventure

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Michelle Renee

I turn 50 in four days. I remember being in my 30's thinking, wow, my 40's are going to be amazing. I find myself saying the exact same thing but with a different number just up ahead of me.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

I Found My Soulmate After 50 -- And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

For those who think they're too old to find love in midlife, for those who think their ship has sailed, I say - don't give up. Everyone evolves. You're not the same person you were 10 years ago, and neither is your future soulmate.

The Hearing Aids I've Grown To Love

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

While most people have a gradual decline in volume as they age, my hearing loss is more like a 'cookie bite.' I can hear highs and lows, but it's all the middle-ranges that disappear on me. Now I know why I thought so many people were mumbling.

Notes From a Dive Bar XIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Alan Black

He talks like he's some kind of analyst in the Sigmund Freud vein, lie down and let me look inside your underwear. For that's the drive for everything, he claims, talking to his pal fondling the mouth on a bottle of Corona.

21 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Acceptance is critical. You will not get taller. He will not suddenly be good with money. She will always be sort of messy.

This Is How Women Can Become More 'Visible' In Midlife

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

There used to be a time when women of a certain age were respected and held in high esteem. They were recognized for their wisdom and their intuition. They were the keepers of stories. They were the nurturers and caregivers and they were honored for this. Over time that changed.

The 50 Most Powerful Americans 50 Or Older In 2015

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

The definitive ranking of the most powerful Americans 50 and older in 2015.

You CAN Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

Mathy Wasserman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Mathy Wasserman

When my son was young, he thought the idiom was "You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!" How optimistic, sweet and naive... especially as his "old dog" mom was heading towards 50. Turns out he may have been right.

Why Turning 50 Is So Different From Any Other Age Milestone

Lisa Lori | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lori

I don't feel any older, but I meet people in their 20s and 30s, and I find myself looking at their faces and thinking, wow they look young. I have had, over the past two years, my own quasi midlife crisis before turning 50. I closed down my PR business after 13 years two years ago.

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

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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.