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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 10.27.2014 | 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...

15 Songs That Defined The Boomer Generation

Next Avenue | Doug Bradley | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Doug Bradley We each have our own life soundtrack, especially those of us who grew up in the heyday of rock 'n' roll...

Why TV Just Isn't What It Used To Be

RB Bronson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

When I was growing up, I was sent to bed by 9 or 10 p.m., after a couple of hours of primetime television. But had I missed my bedtime, I would have noticed that TV (which at the time had but three major networks and maybe one or two local channels) also went to bed early, generally around 1 or 2 a.m.

Why Rational Women Repeat Irrational Patterns

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

We are often smart, accomplished, and in other areas of our lives, self-confident. So what is it that happens when we are face-to-face with a man with whom we feel a deep attraction? In many cases, we become someone we believe that man wants, rather than who we are. What is it that has us abandon ourselves and create something artificial?

A Year After the Flood, Estes Park Is Back

Susan Kraus | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

When I saw the news coverage last year of the flood, I felt a sinking feeling, and a longing. Even though it had been years since I'd been to Estes Park, it was always on my "Let's go back" list, always an option.

Yagana Shah

13 Vintage Childhood Foods That Still Make Us Scream 'Yuck'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty

There are certain things that just taste like childhood. An orange creamsicle reminds you of sweaty summer days, where you chased down the ice cream t...

The Resume Secret It Takes A Lifetime To Learn

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many of us go through life and career believing that the track we're on is cast in stone. We have become so used to the job, the company and the routine, that we mistakenly think that these define us and what we are capable of doing. We become identified with the job. But we are not our jobs.

5 Ways Boomers Can Play Nice With Millennials At Work

Next Avenue | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Nora White and Tom Tischhauser Although labeled as entitled, self-absorbed and sheltered, Millennials are ...

The Boomer List

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The Boomer List airs September 23, 2014 on PBS' American Masters. The film, a series of "talking portraits," is based on my photographic portrait style, come to life.