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Taking The Leap To Make Unrealized Dreams Come True

Jackie Walker | Posted 12.01.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

Do you leap? What are your unrealized dreams and can you take that risk to watch them come true? I now and always think of him with each step I take skipping along this life. I also delight in watching my sons take those leaps into their lives. I know that my dad is very proud.

8 Reasons Age Is A Giant Plus For Older Job-Seekers

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Above all, remember that maintaining a positive attitude is critical to the success of your job search. Focus on the advantages of your experience, stress your enthusiasm for the position, show how you will contribute and make certain to highlight your assets as you network and during a job interview.

Why These Retirees Left The States To Become Coffee Farmers In Panama | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty

'People find Panama surprising,' says Marianne Tobin, 76, of the country where she now spends much of her time. 'Many think only of the canal zone or the beautiful tropical areas. They have no idea that Panama has pine trees and meadows reminiscent of Switzerland.'

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Jackie Walker | Posted 03.04.2017 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

I want to be a buyer! I want to travel the nation and buy beautiful clothing while using other people's money. The dream that began at age seven became a reality years later. The offer came from May-Cohen's in Jacksonville, Florida.

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

Ken Solin | Posted 03.01.2017 | 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.

6 Ways To Gain Control In The Face Of Uncertainty

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.10.2016 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Embracing uncertainty can be one of the toughest lessons we boomers must learn. We are all well aware of how our lives and careers have failed to conform to the rosy scenarios we learned as children.

Realistic Tips For Reinventing Yourself At Any Age

Lori Osterberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

The more we have available to us, the more it loses its appeal. The more choices we have to evaluate, the more overwhelming it all becomes. The greater the potential of successful opportunities, the more we become fearful of the possibility of not succeeding at all.

How To Get In Touch With Your Inner Hero

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

As boomers, we started off life as iconoclasts. We were the Woodstock Generation, the Counterculture Generation, the Me Generation. We turned on, tuned in and dropped out. But that didn't last very long.

15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015

Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 is proud to announce a new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." Last month, our editor-at-large Rit...

How This Man Became A Boomer (Re) Inventor

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

There are usually two inspirations for great inventions: 1) The Epiphany, where a brilliant idea appears seemingly out of nowhere in our consciousness (and if we're smart, we'll write it down and figure out a way to make it happen), or 2) The Inspiration, where we meet or listen to someone, or witness an event that fires us up sufficiently that we just can't get the idea out of our minds.

Stress Keeping You Up At Night? 10 Tips To Calm An Anxious Mind

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

When we start over in life, irrational scared-to-hell fear is bound to happen. After all, the many emotional challenges we face are immense. During the day, we can train our brains with the power of positive thinking -- or at least manage the demons of doubt.

Increasingly, Retirees Dump Their Possessions and Hit the Road

The New York Times | David Wallis | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty

SOME call themselves “senior gypsies.” Others prefer “international nomad.” David Law, 74, a retired executive recruiter who has primarily sle...

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Transformed Their Lives After 50

Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiative ...

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Followed Their Passion After 50

Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiative ...

Meet 10 People Who Prove You Can Reinvent Your Career After 50

Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiative ...

Rita Wilson: We Want 50 People Over 50 Who've Reinvented Themselves

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to go gently into the night. I was, and continue to b...

Why I Am An AARP Poster Child

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Lusson

I am a member of the Baby Boomer generation, a group of too many born at the same moment, caught in a game of musical chairs where there were simply not enough places at our chosen tables. Like so many other men and woman of my generation, necessity forced me into flexibility.

How This Woman Launched A Sweet New Career After Being Laid Off At 57

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty

Barbara Schechter of New Jersey was 57 when she lost her job of 30 years as a marketing professional. Instead of letting it get her down, though, she ...

The Risk I Was Willing To Take After Turning 50

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Jeannie Borin

So many things had me start a business after turning fifty. I must have had something powerful hit me to work as hard as I did and want more. I am a college counselor and had an interest in everything college admissions, but it was more than that. I wanted to prove something to myself and the timing was right.

7 Steps To A Brand New You In Midlife

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Suppose you meant to make a change in your life. Perhaps you wanted to lose weight, or write a book. Perhaps you meant to develop a better exercise routine or finish a degree.

Meet 5 Boomers Who Reinvented Themselves

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

We're on the doorstep of 2014 -- the Year of the Boomer -- when the youngest Boomers turn 50. I think it's a great year to be looking forward to how ...

Trying To Figure Out What To Be At Age 70

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Recently, two friends in their late 60s have said wryly, but clearly seriously, that they are trying to figure out what to do when they grow up.

This 82-Year-Old Grandfather Has HOW Many College Degrees?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

Terence "Terry" Sutherland gives new meaning to the phrase "lifelong learner." At 82, he just picked up his fifth college degree -- a bachelor's of ar...