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Ageism

What Is Your Story - and Is It Holding You Back?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

The gloss of our public rendition allows us to hide from the real truths that have shaped our journey. By the same token, we can color the way we forever view our own journey by the way we choose to frame the story about any given experience.

The Thorn In The Side Of Women Over 70

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 02.18.2015 | 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.

Looking for Work Over 50 - Knocking Down Obstacles

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Looking for work can be one of life's truly daunting experiences. Looking for work when you're older can be a particularly distasteful, even humiliating, exercise.

Madonna, Annie Lennox and 'Acting Your Age'

Keo Nozari | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Keo Nozari

Annie Lennox and Madonna have different paths. BOTH of these remarkable, self-empowered ladies' paths are valid. And we can honor and respect the choices each of the these women have made for themselves.

I Am Not Just a Statistic; I Am a Nielsen Family.

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.05.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

You've probably noticed a surge in ratings for Saved By The Bell: The College Years. This is because I am a Nielsen household. Yes, it's true.

Your Journey 'Into the Woods' of Self-Discovery

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.08.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Midlifers have much to learn from the wisdom of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's wonderful allegorical odyssey. Enjoy the alluring music, terrific acting, and fabulous costumes, and see what you can learn about your own personal Woods in the process.

3 Great Tips For Combating Ageism In Your Everyday Life

John Tarnoff | Posted 01.06.2015 | 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.'

Middle-aged Seminarian Blues: Second-career Clergy Face Rising Debt, Lower Job Prospects

David Briggs | Posted 01.05.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The realities of a shrinking clergy labor market, and seminary tuition costs outpacing inflation, leave some facing debts of $80,000 or more trying to find work in a relatively low-paying profession. The burden is falling particularly hard on prospective minority clergy with the fewest resources, analysts state.

Why My Dog Going Gray Is Killing Me

Julie Fingersh | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

I love my dog, but I will not dress him up. I will not buy him an elevated water bowl or a doggie sofa. The fact that I live in Marin County, Calif., land of certified dog massage therapy, cashmere canine wardrobes and fake service-dog vests, only strengthens my resolve to stay normal.

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.

7 Reasons Why Aging Is Actually Cool

Carole Montgomery | Posted 01.10.2015 | 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 01.04.2015 | 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 01.04.2015 | 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 12.21.2014 | 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 12.21.2014 | 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...