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Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Invention still pulls modern life forward into the fast-arriving future. But invention has existed long enough to be joined by reinvention.

Be Career Nimble Throughout Your Life

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

No matter where you are in your lifetime career journey, you need to remember that you always have options and you can design your career trajectory.

5 Tips for a Lower-Key Approach to Thriving in the Holiday Season

Tara Fass | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

Here are 5 tips for what you can you do to take care of yourself and make feeling blue from a sense of loss of control more manageable?

Meet 7 People Over 60 Who Are Changing The World

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg Maybe you recall these Crosby Stills and Nash lyrics, as I do: We can change the world Rearrang...

A Painful Truth About Career Gaps

Johanna Wise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Johanna Wise

Interviewers, human resource professionals, and people with whom you network may not understand your life choices. All you can do is clearly and compellingly articulate what you've learned and translate that into a benefit to employers.

4 Rewarding Alternatives To Retirement

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

Sixty-five is no longer the magical age it once was, when you assumed you'd be able to retire and spend the rest of your life leisurely relaxing on a ...

Teach For America: It's Not Just For Twentysomethings

Next Avenue | Marci Alboher | Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Marci Alboher If you thought Teach for America was just for high achieving twentysomethings, think again. Teach ...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Couple Ditched Corporate America And Helped 30 Million Kids | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

When Kay and Harry Leibowitz were newly dating, Kay attended an Ohio event held by World of Children, the global children's advocacy awards program Ha...

Why The Word 'Retire' Drives Me Crazy

Moira McGarvey | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Much has been written about how boomers will never have enough money for retirement. When you think about it, how could most people ever save enough money from the age of 20-60 to support themselves an additional 20-40 years without working?

How You And Your Girlfriends Can Change The World

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Girlfriends Day is a great idea. It invites us to search for the words and gestures that can only begin to acknowledge the importance of our own precious 'circle of trust.' Moreover, unlike the other designated days of honor, this one isn't about one person; it is about the alchemy that binds women together.

LOOK: 14 Independent Post 50s Who've Taken Risks, Broken Conventions

Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

Since this is the Fourth of July, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the amazing men and women featured on Huff/Post50 who, in thei...

How I Successfully Reinvented Myself Multiple Times

Dianne Harman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I know a thing or two about reinvention, and if you're a boomer, you probably do too. For college professors, the mantra was 'publish or perish.' For us, it's 're-invent and survive.'

4 Ways To Combat Midlife FOMO

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

It struck me that members of the 'Post-50' generation have our own version of FOMO. But it comes with a twist, and that highlights the importance to create a reason for being during midlife... and the years beyond.

The Reasons Why Women Retire Earlier Than Men

Phyllis Moen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Phyllis Moen

Bloggers have had much to say lately about the difficulties of working women who are raising children and/or managing dual-career marriages, as well as those who are planning to marry or to have children. They've paid less attention to women in their 50s, 60s and early 70s who are confronting work-family pressures, too -- but of a different sort.

Going Green For An Encore Career

Next Avenue | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Elizabeth Isele One targets toxic chemicals in household products; the other turned her knitting into a lucrative bu...

Ready to Reinvent Yourself?

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

How does a behind-the-scenes news reporter morph into a public speaker? By stumbling around several times, in my case. That's because Dorie Clark had not yet written Reinventing You. She could have saved me some time.

The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Use Job Boards

Next Avenue | Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Paul Bernard Employment sites can be a terrible waste of time for job seekers -- unless you know how to get the most...

Why This Former TV Executive Became A Park Ranger

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty

Eight years ago, John Kerr had no idea what to do next when he retired from his job as a public television executive in Boston at age 65. For four dec...

5 Big Ideas For The Second Half Of Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.15.2013 | Fifty

With Americans living longer, and experiencing retirements likely to extend over 20 or 30 years, the question comes up: What should people do with the...

10 Stars Who Quit Their Day Jobs

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

Stars... they're just like us -- and in more ways than one. A MetLife study found there are more than 9 million Americans between the ages of 44 and 7...

Ask The Expert: Is This Workplace Trend Stifling Your Career Growth?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Black Voices

Q: I've recently reentered the workforce and I'm being asked to report to someone many years my junior. What advice do you have for working (and succe...

5 Ways To Get The Encore Career Of Your Dreams

Marci Alboher | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Marci Alboher

Retirement isn't likely to make it onto any lists of hot trends for 2013. But if retirement is out, what's in? For a growing number of people, it's continued work.

How To Make Money While Following Your Passion

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

When Marva Goldsmith took a buyout in 2001 after a 20-year career at a Detroit utilities company, she moved to Washington, D.C., in search of a job th...

Why Halloween Is The Worst Time of The Year

Greg Clarkin | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become National Layoff Day.