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I'm 58 And Unemployed

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

When work/life balance is temporarily unbalanced by life responsibilities and the physical and mental fallout of grief and pain, how much empathy can a faceless corporation be expected to show, and for how long?


Jason Stuart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
Jason Stuart

I challenge the media to start the conversation with and about people over 40. We have the money to spend. Make us use it! Let's let them know we want to go to the movies, see great theater, buy songs, read books and watch comedy in the clubs!

America's Perspective on Aging in a Youth-Obsessed Culture | Posted 08.06.2013 | Style

A recent infographic produced by CouponCabin puts America's perception of aging and corrective procedures into the spotlight. It conveys how women are more youth-obsessed than men and also shows the most popular and least expensive plastic surgery procedures.

How To Fight Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Around the world, older adults are exposed to negative stereotypes and, sometimes, outright discrimination. These vulnerabilities are especially worrisome today, given older workers' increasing demand for employment.

8 Ways To Stay Young As You Age

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

What does it mean to be "psychologically young"? It's not about wrinkle creams, plastic surgery, or injections to make you look younger. It's about having a positive mental attitude, staying cognitively and physically active, and having a high-quality life.

The New (Malevolent) Ageism

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The elderly have never been honored in American society. They have more often been stereotyped, stigmatized and pitied. And according to Princeton University psychological scientist Susan Fiske, this unfair ageist stereotyping could become even darker with the new influx of seniors.

World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow's Leaders, Solving Today's Issues

Jim Luce | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation's coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in phila...

At What Age Can Someone Really Be Called Elderly?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

What we call older people is going to be a hot button going forward, and one we may want to be careful about pushing. And journalists are setting the scene right now.

How To Deal With An Ageist Boss

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

While the majority of Gen-X, Gen-Y and Baby Boomers work very well together and respect each other, there are a few in the minority who appear to be on a power trip. Unfortunately that trip causes an adverse impact on capable, talented older workers.

Taco Bell: Serving Up Ageism for Super Bowl Sunday?

Brent Green | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty
Brent Green

This Super Bowl season, Taco Bell and its ad agency, Deutsch L.A., have rolled out a TV spot brimming with stereotypes, a storyline that's absurd and denigrating.

In Praise of Aging

Tom Silva | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Tom Silva

So, the question is, why are companies reluctant to hire older people, particularly if they carry the stigma of having been downsized? Because we live in a cult of youth.

Amour: No Love For Ageism

Susan Y. Chi | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Y. Chi

Perhaps the tension between compassion and brutality in Amour is born from the entanglement of invading physical illness with ageism (the effect is even more terrifying if it were completely unintended).

If You Want Older People to Work Longer, You Have to Give Them Jobs

Christina Patterson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business
Christina Patterson

We need people in "human resources" to realize that you're still "human" when you're over 50, and to be trained in how to recruit and train employees who are older than them.

Quentin Tarantino -- He's Worried About Becoming Out of Touch

Michael Russnow | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

What does out of touch mean, exactly? Perhaps, considering Tarantino is about to turn 50 and is deathly afraid of losing his grip, that after one "descends" into his/her 60s one has no idea what is going on or, worse, has no idea how to do the research to find out. This is preposterous.

Why You Can Look Forward To Aging: Study

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.07.2012 | Fifty

Today there are about 40 million Americans over the age of 65 and the fastest-growing segment of the population is over 80. Yet aging continues to be ...

Oprah Doesn't Want Me Anymore

Katrina Kenison | Posted 02.02.2013 | Fifty
Katrina Kenison

I didn't think it would hurt, to be rejected by a magazine. But, at age 54, I guess I should have learned that it takes a while to recover from unrequited love.

The Gray Elephant in the Room

Teresa Plaskett | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Teresa Plaskett

We often hear about employers looking for people who are a "good fit" for the company. This is a broad statement which can take on many meanings. I seriously began to question whether I am no longer a "good fit" because of my age.

Dear Luke Russert, We Don't Turn Into Pumpkins At 70

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

True patriots would presumably grab the nearest walker and head for the office exit door. Experience doesn't matter, wisdom matters even less and everybody who is anybody knows old people can't text anyway, right?

Are Your Thoughts About Aging Affecting Your Health?

BetterAfter50 | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM BetterAfter50 By Anne Kreamer What words would you associate with being old? I asked a few people recently, and here are just some ...

Ann Brenoff

One Man's Odyssey With Long-Term Unemployment | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Fifty

In the first 919 days that Jim Pawlak was out of work, he sent out 908 resumes and was called for fewer than 50 interviews. He has just one explanatio...

The End of Men? No, But it's Time for Women to Fight

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Christina Patterson

The idea that Western society is facing "the end of men" almost makes you titter a bit hysterically. It almost makes you want to sit down with a cup of coffee, and perhaps a cake, but definitely not a cupcake, and ask the American journalist who thinks it is if she's mad.

3 Tips To Combat Age Discrimination

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 09.28.2012 | Fifty

By Ritika Trikha for U.S. News and World Report Recently, the research and consulting firm Millennial Branding firm teamed up with the career netwo...

Hiring Managers Favor These Workers Over Others: Survey

Posted 09.26.2012 | Fifty

Almost one half of unemployed boomers have said age discrimination "was a barrier in getting a new job," according to an AARP study. But hiring manage...

HuffPost Live Asks: Why Is It So Hard For Post 50s To Find Jobs?

Posted 09.13.2012 | Fifty

The Great Recession has dealt its fare share of setbacks, but some would argue boomers have been hit significantly harder than the rest of the nation,...

Anti-Age Laws

Jim Selman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Fifty
Jim Selman

Let's loudly let our fellow citizens know that we are engaged in using our experience and wisdom for the benefit of all -- and we do not need permission or laws to do so.