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This Is How To Feel Better Than You Ever Imagined As You Get Older

Ken Solin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Some aging boomers just let it all hang out physically. Unfortunately, many will suffer the consequences of their inaction. I have a close friend who has surrendered his body to nature and while I worry about losing him prematurely, I know there's nothing I can do about his behavior.

The Post That Nearly Broke Facebook

Andrea Pflaumer | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty
Andrea Pflaumer

About a month ago I posted on my Facebook business page what I thought was a fairly lovely -- and innocuous -- photo of two beautiful women, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. I captioned it: 'Two divine women. No wild outfits. No heavy make-up or plastic surgery.' The post got nearly 16 million views.

The Surprising Way Your Name Can Give Away Your Age

Lori Day | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Lori Day

I was born in 1963, when the most poplar girl names are now relics of history: Lisa, Mary, Susan, Karen and Linda. Not far down the list were the cutesy names like Cindy, Marci, Tracy, Stacy, and yes, Lori. They all scream, "I'm a child of the '60s! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" That is so helpful when I am submitting writing to millennial editors named Amber or Tiffany.

Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.

Freelancing Through Our Golden Years

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.18.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

When my father turned 65, he traded in his wing-tips for golf shoes and didn't look back. His law firm gave him an "office for life," and from time-to...

Boomers Take On Millennials In 'Ellen Show' Pop Culture Throwdown

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty

In the battle of the generations, we think we know which side Ellen DeGeneres is on. Earlier this week, the 58-year-old talk show host decided to give...

The Scary Health Moment That Left This Man Feeling Vulnerable

Ken Solin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I had a scary moment around a health issue recently, not something I've ever been concerned about before. I woke up one morning with excruciating pain in my back to the extent I couldn't function. I called my doctor who recommended a spine specialist and wrote a prescription for painkillers.

When You're Obsessed With The Notion Of Aging Alone

Ken Solin | Posted 04.16.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

The notion of aging alone strikes fear into the hearts of many single older boomers, sufficient to cause some to spend an unhealthy amount of time pondering the end alone. Whether or not this is a rational approach to getting older, it's a real-world situation for many.

One Day U: Going Back to College for One Day

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

As brilliant and hilarious as Life in the Boomer lane's posts may be, she never repeats subject matter within a few months. She is making an exceptio...

George Martin Helped the Beatles Open Boomers' Ears

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.10.2016 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Like many music fans, I was saddened to read of the passing of Beatles producer George Martin, a man many boomers first became aware of while scrutinizing the cover of Meet the Beatles in January 1964.

How I Began A New Career As A Voiceover Actor At 70

Ken Solin | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I'm sharing my aging journey in the hope that it might encourage other older boomers. I just began a new career as a voiceover actor at 70, something I inadvertently stumbled onto after receiving a spam email.

The Other Thing Hollywood Has Been Getting All Wrong

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 02.27.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

People 65 and older are now the fastest-growing age group in the western world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It's no wonder, then, that the silver screen is rapidly growing a deeper shade of silver.

Reverse Mortgages For Retirement More Popular Option Than Ever Before

Michael Lazar | Posted 01.17.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

As the baby boomer generate settles into their golden years, many are turning to the convenient option of a reverse mortgages for retirement to help t...

The Right Road For A Better Future Of Aging

Paul H. Irving | Posted 01.18.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

It's become common knowledge that populations are rapidly aging across the world. Increasing longevity during the last century has contributed to unprecedented global economic growth--and new opportunities for personal fulfillment that previous generations could only dream of.

Would You Go Back in Time?

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 01.08.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Have you ever had one of those days where everything is just so confused, so screwed up, so emotional, and the weight is so heavy on your shoulders th...

Boomers vs. Millennials -- The New Star Wars

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Lauren DeLisa

Competition is part of the American way. Who's better, who's tougher, who smarter, and...who's got more money. We may think about such competition on an individual or corporate level but now it seems to be deepening even on the age demographic level.

The Republicans Are Revolting

Ken Solin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

In the Republican debates Jeb Bush had the gall to claim that George W. Bush kept us safe, even though more than 3,000 Americans perished nearly a year into his brother's Presidency.

Will Your Aging Parents Engage With You About Their Life?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Christopher Burgess

All aging parents should have the "four talks" with their elder children (boomers). No child wants to be the initiator of these discussion, so we elders can take the bull by the horns and get it started.

How To Have 'Dirty, Dirty' Sex

Ken Solin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomers make feckless comparisons with their parents' generation, like 60 is the new 50. Shaving off 10 years simply because we don't like the idea of getting older is just blowing smoke up our collective butts. But, there is one glaring generational difference, and that's our disparate sexualities.

5 Things You Should Know Before You Get Your First Tattoo

Joan Moran | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
Joan Moran

Getting a tattoo is your achievement. You don't have to compare your artistry with others because your individual and special tattoo signifies your ability to take yourself out of your comfort zone and do things that are a little bit frightening to do.

Middle-Aged Women, The New Fall Fashions Are Hot

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Ever since I was young, I have loved fashion. At the end of every summer, when I receive the September fashion magazines, I get excited with anticipation of a quiet time when I can read them without interruption, and fall into the fashion fantasies of the moment.

How Retirement Communities Are Changing To Appeal To Boomers

Builder | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Read More: Boomers, Fifty News

In an article for CityLab, writer Amanda Kolson Hurley digs into how Del Webb, the country’s biggest builder of active-adult housing, is changing it...

How I Finally Found Love After 49 First Dates

Ken Solin | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

At first glance, 49 is a big number, but there are three relevant facts to consider. First, the 49 first dates spanned 18 months. Second, each was a coffee date lasting 15 to 45 minutes. Third, and most important, my partner Sarah was the 50th.

Desperately Seeking Larry

Perry Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Perry Block

When last we saw Larry David on his classic television show Curb Your Enthusiasm a number of years ago, he was wandering the streets of Paris with good friend Leon. And then the scene faded out and Larry David faded away. And since then, I've been desperately seeking Larry!

This Man's Goal Is To Rescue 200,000 Dogs

Ken Solin | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

My heart aches every time I see an abused or abandoned dog in an ASPCA television spot. Yehuda Netanel, an Israeli born architect, land developer, and private pilot in Los Angeles has the same reaction. So in 2009, at 59, he started Wings Of Rescue.