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Plenty of Old Fish: Online Dating in Your 50s, Part 1

D.W. Dorsey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
D.W. Dorsey

What's worse than the thought of two people in their 50s having sex? Joining a dating site of guys in their 50s wanting to have sex. Why am I on an o...

Chicago's 'Improv Nerd' Wasn't Prepared for Grief

Tammy Letherer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Fifty
Tammy Letherer

Some of my feelings don't come up as easily. They are trapped deep down there, like those coal miners from Chile who were waiting to be rescued.

Playing With the Past

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

There were many other surprises in this exhibit of nearly 500 favorites developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Couple Tries Truly Bizarre Gag-Inducing Recipes From The 1950s

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty

What do you do when you get your hands on a bizarre cookbook from the 1950s? Try out the recipes for yourself, of course. That's exactly what Hank of ...

These Quotes Will Remind You That Life After 50 Is An Absolute Gift

Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News

When you turn 50, it sometimes feels that people expect you to start riding off into the sunset. To which we say this: sure, we’ll go -- as long the...

Why TV Just Isn't What It Used To Be

RB Bronson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

When I was growing up, I was sent to bed by 9 or 10 p.m., after a couple of hours of primetime television. But had I missed my bedtime, I would have noticed that TV (which at the time had but three major networks and maybe one or two local channels) also went to bed early, generally around 1 or 2 a.m.

The Past Wasn't Awesome, the Future's Not Bleak and 50 Is Not the New 40

Valerie Alexander | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

These are buoyant, happy times, and as much as I loved spending my teens in the 80s, I am just as thrilled to be living out my 40s in the 'teens. And at the end of this decade, when I do turn 50, I will know that it's going to be even better than I could have imagined.

For My Dear Friend Roger Ebert and Other Loved Ones Lost in 2013

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

This year, I knew I was old. And among the lamented were, for the first time, close friends who'd shared my journey. The first and most difficult for me, still, to release, was Roger Ebert, my old Sun Times colleague and biggest "fan"who believed in my talent more than anyone, always.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

Lowbrows Have More Fun

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Anastasia Rubis

I've gained a new appreciation for lowbrow in middle age. I'm still enough of a snob to gravitate toward "brilliant" lowbrow as opposed to "despicable" in New York magazine's approval matrix, but give me one more decade. My tastes should be off the chart.

When You Can't Remember Where You Hid Stuff

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty
Linda Durnell

However we choose to live our lives in our 50s, whether through true grit, humor or acceptance, it seems to me that it is a personal lifestyle choice.

The 1950s Invade 2012

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

The 1950s: the era of music legends, drive-thrus, iconic movie stars and what many would describe as a more wholesome way of life. While this oft-idea...

Dummy for Yoga

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.11.2012 | Fifty
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In the middle of my sixth decade (at age 54, Oh Best Belovéds), I abandoned the life of the mind, as I once conceived it, and gave myself over, quixo...