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

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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.

7 Reasons Why Aging Is Actually Cool

Carole Montgomery | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

It's so nice to be happy in your own skin, even if it looks like a Shar-Pei puppy's. I have nothing to prove to anyone. How great is it knowing I can just be myself and not worry about whether or not someone likes me?

Yagana Shah

7 Cliches About Aging We're Sick Of Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty

Inevitably as you begin the hellish task of holiday shopping, you'll encounter a well-meaning salesperson who calls you "hun" or "sweetie." You'll whi...

Proof That Life Really Can Begin At 60

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For anyone who needs proof that life can begin at 60, last week's Encore Conference 2014 in Tempe, Arizona was the place to find it.

Why I Fantasize About Covering My Aging Face With A Mask

Lori Day | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Lori Day

When I turned 50, one of the thoughts I had was 'like hell will I ever write anything for Huff/Post50.' And that right there is the problem. I'm finally over it. I'm over it because it's time to walk the walk.

Yagana Shah

Aging Is All In Your Head, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks," you might joke. Or think to yourself, "I'm too old to do that." Stop it, we beg you. A new study shows percep...

What To Do When You're Among The Oldest People At Your Workplace

Next Avenue | Phyllis Weiss Haserot | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Phyllis Weiss Haserot One of the traits of boomers I always point out in my intergenerational workplace programs is ...

Be 'Ageful' Not Ageless!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

What would it be like to be genuinely ageless? Would this give us the capacity to ward off permanently the encroaching years? Would we remain just as ...

Why We Need To Combat Ageism Just Like We Do Racism

High50 | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
High50

'She's a woman of a certain age,' said the chief executive to his senior management team. 'How do you think that will go down with the rest of the company?' Yes, you read that correctly. In 2014, these conversations are still happening around boardroom tables in the world.

6 Things That Got Better After I Went Gray

Robin Korth | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What's wrong with looking my age? I am almost sixty. I don't want to be a younger woman. I love my spirit and my body. I love this age I am in now--one of growing wisdom and longer-lived knowing. So, why do I need to color my hair to a younger woman's shade? This was not about anyone else. It was only about me.

Finding My Voice (and Using It) to End Sexual Violence

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Erin McKelle

As much as people may want to deny it, young people are driving the sexual assault prevention and feminist movements forward. They are the catalysts.

Working Out at the (Implicit) Fitness Center

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.12.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Negative caricatures of aging are far too prevalent in our culture -- and they are harmful. Simply telling people to think positively about aging doesn't work, because the mind is very good at thwarting such explicit lessons. There may, however, be a more subtle way to mitigate the deleterious effects of such caricatures.

Aging Boomers: Is 50 Really the New 30?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

How do we venerate age? How do we talk about death, dying, and grief? How do we comfort the bereaved? How do we honor the memories and legacies of loved ones?

Kim Bellware

12 Images That Remind Everyone Women Are The Bosses Of Their Bodies

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women

Women around the world represent a rich mosaic of experiences and expressions, but the one belief that unifies the sisterhood: Don't you dare tell a w...

Is This Washington Post Ad Ageist?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The Washington Post has removed the portion of its online job advertisement for a social media editor that listed among its job requirements the 'ability to explain to those twice your age what Reddit or Snapchat or Whisper or Fark is.' Many thought the ad was ageist.

Another Candidate Is Taking Heat For Being Too Old To Lead

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Yet another politician was attacked for his post-retirement age instead of his stance on issues this week. The Colorado Observer thrust the age qu...

Why I Came Out Of The 'Good-Girl' Closet At 50

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

There's an extra layer of shame to being told you're an old slut. A young woman's "sluttiness" can be excused in part because she hasn't lived long enough to buy into social mores, and she's too hormonal to delay gratification. But an older woman who admits that she likes erotic pleasure without all the packaging? That's not just slutty, apparently, it's freakish.

The Secret Weapon of Success in the Google 'Internship' Movie

Christine Crandell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

Under the humor lies the dark reality of the struggle facing a large percentage of 50-somethings.

Healing Ageism in the LGBT Community

Jesse Brune | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Brune

They've been there, they've done that and they've survived to tell us about it. So why aren't we listening?

Getting Older...And Better!: Debunking The Myth Of Aging

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Who was it who once said, "Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care?" Ah, yes, that would be William Shakespeare (who, incidentally, died just three days short of his 52nd birthday -- which was considered quite old at the time).

On Mars, Who's in Charge?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

One sign we're on our way not just to visit, but to colonize, Mars is that people are talking about what sort of governance the first settlers will implement and adhere to.

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....

Ageism Raises Its Techie Head

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

PR Guru and Forbes Columnist Peter Himler offers a good-natured rant about ageism in the tech world: 20 New Yorkers Over 50 Who Get I.T. ... We laug...

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.

Ageism -- Another Dumb "Ism"

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Snortland

My worth, or any other woman's relevance, should not be based on how "hot" we are -- what I call the Breedability Quotient or BQ -- unless we subscribe to that disempowering social view that young is superior. We should honor older women; not disgrace them.