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Ageism

10 'Compliments' People Pay That Are Actually Ageist

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.04.2016 | Fifty

Words can hurt, even the well-meaning ones. Studies have shown that our perception of aging impacts just how well we handle it, and that the subtleti...

Let's Talk About People That Aren't Young Cis White Gay Men

Davey Wavey | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Davey Wavey

The real issue here isn't my alleged hypocrisy or ageism. It's that the videos gay men most often share, discuss and click on aren't the ones with important messages or diverse representation. Instead, it's the videos with the shirtless, young, muscled white guys.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Calls Out Hollywood's Other Diversity Issue

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty

Diversity has been a hot topic in Hollywood as of late, with some stars boycotting the upcoming Academy Awards in a call for more stories about people...

Bowie, Bing, Stallone, Peyton and Multigenerational Collaboration

Jean McCormick | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Jean McCormick

Bing Crosby, David Bowie and Alan Rickman still had music in them until their last days on earth. Many Boomers and even Silent Generation members still have music in them. But does the rest of the workforce hear that music and the potential symphonies that could be composed?

6 Seemingly Harmless Phrases That Are Actually Ageist

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.25.2016 | Fifty

Ask any older person what the worst part of aging is. No, it's probably not a slower metabolism. One of the worst parts of aging is actually having to...

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Star Nails The 'Contradictory Messages' Women Face

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women

Being a woman in Hollywood means trying to perfect a never-ending balancing act of opposing expectations, actress and writer Rachel Bloom told...

5 Ways to Become an Ally for Your Aging Parents

Stacey Gordon | Posted 01.15.2016 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

In a long car ride with my musically savvy teenagers, I happily listened to the bands they enjoy most, bands with names like "Vampire Weekend" and "...

As a Woman in My 50s, I Think Jerry Hall Is Marrying For Love

L.V. Krause | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
L.V. Krause

I'm going out on a limb here: I think Jerry Hall is marrying for love. I would imagine that Rupert Murdoch enjoys being with her, respects her, doesn't wish she were younger, and seems genuinely happy and delighted every day that he is lucky enough to be with her. Which would all be unusual feelings while dating in one's 50s.

Stop Infantilizing Old People, Please

Randall Horton | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Randall Horton

Although I am not yet extremely old, I've already noticed that younger people I hardly know sometimes refer to me as "sweetheart" or "sweetie." This seems to be a particular problem in health care settings.

How Carrie Fisher Is Leading The Fight Against Ageism

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.09.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

It's illegal for employers to allow the age of their workers to influence decisions about hiring, promotion, and retention. There are laws banning discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age in the U.S. as well as the U.K. However, these laws don't mean that ageism doesn't exist in more subtle ways.

The Big Campaign Issue That Has Yet to Pick Up Steam

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

We as a society need to go long on one especially critical issue that we seem to be in political and policy denial about -- the need for long-term services and federal policies which promote them.

Dakota Johnson Sticks Up For Mom, Bashes 'Brutal' Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.05.2016 | Fifty

Dakota Johnson -- daughter of 58-year-old actress Melanie Griffith and granddaughter of 85-year-old actress Tippi Hedren -- sees only black and ...

I'm Invisible To Men Now And It Doesn't Bother Me One Bit

L.V. Krause | Posted 12.21.2015 | Divorce
L.V. Krause

I'd noticed lately that men no longer seemed to notice me when I was in the grocery store line, or even out on the town, but it didn't truly hit me how bad the situation had become until one recent morning at Starbucks.

Age Discrimination Is Also Sexist

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

Mirror, mirror on the wall Who's being treated most unfairly of them all? With apologies to the Evil Queen from Snow White, the answer -- at least ...

Negative Thoughts About 'Old People' Linked To Alzheimer's Risk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty

A word of caution for anyone who thinks "old people" are just feeble and decrepit -- you might not fare so well yourself when you get to that age. Two...

Look Who's Wearing A Bikini In Target Australia's Latest Ad

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.05.2015 | Fifty

Target Australia is getting praise from women of all ages, shapes and sizes for its latest bikini ad. The retailer shared this photo from its Christma...

Lady Gaga Says She Wants To 'Explode As I Go Into My 30s'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga is Billboard's "Woman of the Year" and she's got a powerful message to share about aging. The 29-year-old singer (born Stefa...

10 Microagressions Older People Will Recognize Immediately

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty

Complaints about microaggressions -- the small everyday slights (intended or otherwise) that harbor an underlying attitude of racism, sexism or homop...

I'm Fat And Over 50 -- But Also Super Sexy

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.01.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Madonna gets ageist sex shaming for being an over-50 turned-on sexy woman and George Clooney gets to be the sexiest man alive over 50. I call 'Foul Ball' and 'Screw That.'

Put Behind The Medical 8-Ball Because I'm Over 50

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

I tripped and had a bad fall at the end of May. Sadly, I was given a wrong diagnosis by an emergency room doctor. The x-ray showed no break so she sent me home with Advil and told me to rest, I'd be fine.

How Blue Hair Dye Is Helping This Grandma Age Gracefully

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty

Gray hair may be a hot new trend with the younger generation, but one gray-haired 85-year-old is running to stock up on blue hair dye instead.  ...

9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

We live in exciting times because the overall view of aging and what it means to all of us as we grow older is more positive than ever. Finding out why some people age in a positive and healthier way compared to others is under study by dozens of organizations on a regular basis.

Raise Voting Age to 25? How About a Maximum Voting Age of 25?

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

To demonstrate how dumb an argument the otherwise reasonable Glenn Reynolds has made, let me explain why voting should be capped at 25. Let's stop adults from voting.

Registration Games: Gender, Race, Age

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Kimann Schultz

I get that stats are constantly being compiled for this n' that, and I get that this n' that is often a multi-nuanced gathering of positively skewed info posturing, when often the tabulation of who knows what is in the end financially founded, as are all things in this capitalistic land of ours.

Grandma Outraged Over Laundry Ad's Depiction Of 'Mee-Maw' Smell

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty

California Grandma Randee Reidy is used to lovingly being called "Meemaw" by her grandkids, so she wasn't particularly happy to see it used to...