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Age Discrimination

Don't Have a Mid-Life Crisis, Have a Second Bounce

High50 | Posted 04.02.2015 | Fifty
High50

Buying a Porsche, dating a much younger woman and becoming a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra, or cycling fanatic) might be the stereotypical symptoms of a male mid-life crisis, but in fact men approach their 40s, 50s and beyond with a more positive approach than women.

Ageism and Its End

Brendan Hare | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

The term "ageism" is an abstraction. It strains to capture a varied and complex phenomenon. As used here, ageism comprises systematic neglect, segregation, isolation, and bigotry. Like other prejudices, it works by constructing artificial barriers.

New Spanish Bar Only Hires Waiters Over 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.03.2015 | Fifty

When you walk into a trendy new bar, you might expect to see inexperienced servers and a hip, youthful atmosphere. But when you walk into Barcelona's ...

The Thorn In The Side Of Women Over 70

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

The term "Ageism" was first identified and defined by Robert Butler in 1969 as "prejudice and discrimination toward elderly people." We women in our 70s encounter ageism at every turn, subtle or blatant, recognized as such or not.

FACE IT: Pining For The Age of Agelessness

Michele Willens | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Michele Willens

What if actresses could stop shaving years as regularly as they do their legs? What if the only numbers that mattered on our resumes referred to how long we stayed at one place? What if we could love without worrying about the birth dates of potential partners?

Why Companies Should Fight To Keep Older Workers Instead Of Pushing Them Out

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

You know how dogs do that stiff-legged resistance thing when you try to drag them through the door to see the vet? Well, older workers are apparently doing the same when it comes to retirement. They are digging in and not budging, much to the chagrin of companies that would like to be rid of them and their higher salaries.

Top 10 Tips For Finding Work When Work Won't Have You

Janice Harper | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Janice Harper

It never occurred to me that I would be unemployed in mid-life. Well, yes, it had occurred to me when my tits were still perky and my mind malleable, so I went to grad school, got a Ph.D. and embarked on what was once a promising and stellar career. But after I found myself in the cross-hairs of those in institutional power, my carefully-constructed career came tumbling down.

Yagana Shah

These 13 Stunning Photos Of Senior Athletes Shatter Every Aging Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.25.2014 | 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 th...

Study Finds Perceived Age Discrimination Worse For Health Than Perceived Racism And Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

People who believe they've suffered age or weight discrimination actually have poorer health than victims of racism and sexism, a new study has found....

The Dirtiest Word You Can Hear In Corporate America

Arlene Schindler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends.

Hillary For President 2016, Not Hillary For Grandma

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Mitt Romney was surrounded by grandkids during his presidential run and no one ever ventured the question, let alone the thought, that he might not be a good grandfather or was not involved enough in their lives. But 66, for a woman in the political arena (and other arenas as well), is a different story. Unlike a man, a woman's "shelf-life" seems to be limited when she is described, even in her 60s, as a grandmother.

Bundy Isn't Evil Because He's an Old Guy

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Tom D'Antoni

He's evil because he's evil. In the coverage of the Bundy issue, lots of youngish journalists feel free to make fun of him because of his age. That's ...

How to Fight Age Discrimination

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Age discrimination has become a much more frequent complaint in recent years as more and more people are working into their retirement years.

5 Subtle Yet Real Signs Age Discrimination Is Happening To You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty

A recent Craigslist ad looking for writers for an online publication called the Seattle Star included this language: "we need young, enthusiastic, fle...

Eugene Mulero

'Being Unemployed For So Long I Was Kind Of Going Crazy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Betsy Andrews, 54, is a newly hired substitute teacher at the Seattle Public Schools district. I got laid off from my high school teaching job in ...

How Old Is Too Old for a Main Character?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I adore my agent. He's one of the wisest and nicest men I've ever met in my life and I trust him completely. Still, I was nonplussed. Why shouldn't my book start with the point of view of a woman in her fifties?

Boomer Alert: Your Cheese Is On the Move!

Jeb Harrison | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

Chances are if you're a regular Huffington Post Over-Fifty reader you're already keeping a close eye on your cheese, especially if you're still working for a living.

When Voluntary Retirement Is Not So Voluntary

Sara Rix | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It wasn't so long ago that employers could usher you out the door because you had celebrated a birthday that made you "too old to work" in the eyes of some of them. With the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, Congress decreed that couldn't happen before age 65, and in 1986, mandatory retirement was eliminated for most occupations.

FACE IT: Aging Is Relative But Don't Give up

Michele Willens | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

There is no denying that some arenas are resistant, but hopefully not impenetrable, to those beyond a certain age.

WATCH: Single Muslim Women Break Barriers

Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion

Looking for Mr. (or Mrs.) Right is not easy for anyone. Now add in the religious and social pressures of being a Muslim woman. Four such women joined ...

Think About It: Why Do You Really Want To Look Younger?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Of course it would be ludicrous to suggest that women, and men should give up all attempts to look good. But looking good doesn't have to mean looking young. You can get out of the youth trap and still feel great about the persona you present to the world, if not your own inner sense of self.

Red 2: You're Never too Old to Kick Ass

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

The Red franchise (for this is number two) is an adaptation of a D.C. Comics product. And yes, on the surface, it does the usual fast-paced, guns-fighting-martial-arts and multiple locations type show. Which is no bad thing.

Why Age Bias Laws Might Not Help Older Workers

U.S. News and World Report | Philip Moeller | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty

Age discrimination laws provided no meaningful protection to older employees during and after the recession, according to a study released this month ...

An Awkward Rite Of Passage For Laid-Off Post 50s

Jeb Harrison | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

"You remind me so much of my... of my... my father!" she blurted. I'm thinking is this what the corporate workforce has come to? Thirty-year-old MBA managers on the executive fast track thinking of their grey-haired staffers as an army of dear old dads?

Tell It Like It Is

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

He backed up a couple of steps, held the door open for me, and, with a smile, said, "You first, old man." When I tell my friends about this, they say, "That was really an unkind thing for him to say." But I tell my family and friends how much I appreciated his comment, because it reflected the truth.