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How I Finally Accepted The Idea That Boomer Women Don't Need Men

Ken Solin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I've taken some heat in the past for being so outspokenly upbeat about boomer women, but in my experience they truly are amazing. I was surprised at first when boomer women talked about eschewing boomer men, and that they said this without bitterness.

7 Ways The Beatles Changed Boomer Childhoods Overnight

Candy Leonard | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Screaming teenage girls got a lot of attention in 1964 and they're the ones immortalized in the black and white footage, but the largest number of first-generation Beatle fans were actually boys and girls between five and 10 years old -- boomers born in the mid-to-late 1950s.

Why It's Okay To Just Be Old Every So Often

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

Sometimes I think we boomers are in a bit of a panic. At least, I know that sometimes, I am. Especially in those moments when I realize that we've been on this planet for more than half a century. Can't be. We're too hip for that. We don't do old.

Why So Many Women Over 50 Are Choosing To Have Babies

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.22.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

While I've been frittering away my time keeping track of international terrorism and the antics of several unnamed heads-of-state, I have failed to notice a growing trend that poses a threat to all women worldwide: the exploding number of post-50 women who are choosing to give birth.

The Single Most Critical Ingredient For A Lasting Relationship

Ken Solin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomers enjoy the highest divorce rate of any demographic, which begs the question of whether or not they'll ever find lasting love. Does this ranking simply reflect aging couples growing apart, or does it point to a flaw in boomer character?

The Hottest Trends In Boomer Travel In 2015

Next Avenue | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue People 50 and over spend around $120 billion annually on travel, according to a new Travel Trends Survey by AARP. We ventu...

The Best Predictor Of Long-Term Relationship Success

Ken Solin | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

You can learn quite a bit about someone while you're dating. Foods they like, favorite activities, sexuality, intellect, family ties, openness, integrity, and a myriad of other qualities. But there's a particularly telling aspect of a relationship that's not obvious and it's a reliable predictor of its future.

Retirement Insomnia

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I have been surprised to learn how common insomnia is among retirees. Forget all the advice suggesting that when you retire, you can sleep more (or longer.... or later). The practical reality is a large percentage of retirees experience insomnia or sleep difficulties.

Boomers' First 'Must Have' Christmas Gift: Beatles '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Beatles '65 was the grand finale of our first Beatle year. Next year's grand finale would be the paradigm-shifting Rubber Soul. EMI and Capitol continued the practice of putting out new music in time for holiday gift giving to this very day.

Yagana Shah

The 5 Best Moments For Those 50 And Older In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty

The "year of the boomer" is almost over and we have to say it's been an eventful one. Post 50s have been making headlines in all sorts of amazing ways...

6 Reasons a Beatles-Like Phenomenon Can't Happen Again

Candy Leonard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Candy Leonard

Looking back on this 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, music fans and cultural observers of all ages often ask, "Can anything like the Beatles happen again?" The question itself is somewhat rhetorical and acknowledges the singularity of the Beatles phenomenon.

Yagana Shah

15 Celebrities Turning The Big 5-0 In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

Make way for the Gen-X'ers! While 2014 may have been the year of the boomer, 2015 is the beginning of a new era; one where Generation X starts turning...

The Simple Mind Exercise That Will Prepare You For Retirement

David Kanegis | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

So many look at some aspect of the impact of reduced income. Whether it's how to cut expenses, start saving, downsizing or relocating here or overseas -- the list is virtually endless. I find the most depressing ones include a figure "you need to retire on."

8 Techie Things Everyone Over 50 Needs To Know

Next Avenue | Clair Jones | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Clair Jones Have you ever wondered what your Millennial coworkers are doing when they’re glued to their smartphone...

Aging in Place: An Intergenerational Priority

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Designing environments for seniors to age in place is an important part of the benefits communities can provide for individuals in the 21st century. And everyone -- across all generations -- will benefit from this emphasis on promoting better health across the life cycle.

The Rudest Thing You Can Do On A First Date

Ken Solin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Two women friends from neighboring communities shared the same weird dating story with me last week. Both were about coffee dates that quickly dropped into the disaster category.

Convenient Ways to Get Help With Your Social Security Questions

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.04.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

It's unfortunate, but the past few years the Social Security Administration has made some major budget and staff cuts that have greatly increased their phone service and field office wait times for their customers. With that said, here's an alternative option and some tips that can help make your access to Social Security a little faster and easier.

The 10 Greatest Albums Of The '60s And '70s

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 11.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The rules: One album per act, no greatest hits collections, and released between 1963 and 1979. Which of your favorit...

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...

The Reason So Many Middle-Aged Men Can't Perform In Bed

Ken Solin | Posted 12.27.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Dating has also gone through a radical transformation since we were teenagers. When we were young and hormonal the sexual nature of teenagers was primal. We dated with fervor reminiscent of prehistoric man who mated frenetically to ensure the survival of the species.

Yagana Shah

5 Vintage Urban Legends That Still Creep Us Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty

It's that time of the year again. Store shelves are fully stocked with seasonal candies, there are pumpkins all over your neighborhood and you're stre...

10 Of The Funniest Boomer TV Moments Ever

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From All in the Family to The Cosby Show, these hilarious scenes—written by, directed by, and starring Boomers—ar...

Yagana Shah

5 Of The Most Awesome Costume Ideas For Adults This Halloween

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty

It's the one time of year when you have carte blanche to act, dress and, yes, eat as you please. Yes, yes, Halloween is upon us, friends. And while ou...

The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Years of shared experiences, and the comfort of complete compatibility, more than make up for any lost youth, no matter what marketers splash across our screens

Yagana Shah

10 Indisputable Signs You're Middle Aged

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty

There are certain things that define every single generation. Whether it was a political movement, a particularly heinous fashion trend that still hau...