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Ask Marsha, Career Coach: What Do I Need To Consider When Making The Leap From Corporate To Creative?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.19.2012 | Black Voices

With black entrepreneurship on the rise and black women reporting harsher criticism than their peers within the corporate leadership ranks, it may be ...

From Cabbie to Best-Selling Author: Steve Pressfield on 'Turning Pro'

Greg Clarkin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

Big changes are taking place in the global economy today that tell us over and over that we cannot rely on any force that we ourselves can't control. All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.

'Set For Life': Film Profiles Boomers Struggling With Unemployment

Susan Sipprelle | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Susan Sipprelle

I thought I was set for life is the most common phrase I heard in interviews with older Americans who lost their jobs as a result of the recent recession. Over their careers, they had received promotions, praise, and bonuses. Then one day, sometime after the economic downturn began in 2008, they were told they were no longer needed and ushered out the door.

These Grandmothers Are Changing the World (PHOTOS)

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Tara Sophia Mohr

2012-09-17-africangrandmothers.png What would our world look like if more grandmothers were at the helm?

No Adult Left Behind

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If the primary goal of school is "educate and prepare tomorrow's leaders," then teachers, school boards, policymakers, and others need to recognize the extent to which education has a new target audience: older adults.

WATCH: Boomers Talk About How They Reinvented Themselves To Stay Relevant

Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

When it comes to boomers facing the shifting paradigms of work and life, "we need to start reframing who we are and what we think we're capable of doi...

How A Meeting With Amazon's CEO Inspired My Second Act

Greg Clarkin | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

My cameraman that day was an avid reader, one of those people who always had a book with him. He had put it down to set up the shot and Bezos spotted it. The next thing he knows, the CEO of Amazon is firing questions at him. What book is that? Who's the author? What's it about?

12 Tools To Help Land Your Dream Job

Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

The prospect of reinventing yourself after 50 can be a daunting one without some basic tools and support. Fortunately, while it can't give you the all...

Pulled By A Religious Calling, Growing Numbers Of Women Are Entering The Clergy In Midlife

Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM By Rona Cherry Shortly before 9 a.m. on September 11, 2001, I received a telephone call from a friend who told me to turn on th...

10 Midlifers Declare Their Independence

Posted 07.05.2012 | Fifty

This Fourth of July, we were inspired to round up some of the amazing men and women featured on Huff/Post50 who have declared “I am independent!”...

Looking For A Part-Time Job? 10 Great Gigs For Retirees

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | Fifty

With more Americans over 65 choosing to work longer than ever before, ways for retirees to continue earning while enjoying the leisure time and flexib...

The Sweet Taste Of A Second Chance At Life

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

I remember when I stopped worrying. Lying in bed, worrying about something at work, letting it make you feel sick -- I realized that was so stupid. If you can do something about it, you do it. If you can't, you let it go. If you can't control or change something, then enjoy life -- this moment. My illness allowed me to gain this transformational perspective.

This Is What 60 Looks Like

Robin Bobbé | Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty
Robin Bobbé

I now consider myself the modern 60. I would like to get the word out to the advertising world that we are strong, vital and confident.

What This Couple Learned In Two Years Of Nonstop Travel

Wayne and Pat Dunlap | Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty
Wayne and Pat Dunlap

By taking time away from our routines, we were able to reevaluate what was working for us and what was not. We learned that there is so much more to life than we ever imagined.

WATCH: Belinda Carlisle's New Niche

Posted 05.18.2012 | Fifty

Belinda Carlisle appeared on Good Day New York to talk about her next act: home decor designer. Don't worry "We Got The Beat" fans -- Carlisle has...

Changing Careers In Midlife, Just Like My Parents

Elise Sax | Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty
Elise Sax

College graduates are pondering who they are and who they will become, but maybe these questions can't be answered at graduation. Because I got to tell you, I'm a hell of a lot older than they are, and I'm asking myself: Who am I? Where am I? I used to know, but then I changed.

Soccer Moms Score Big With A Very Simple Idea

Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website, is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Extreme Boomer Travelers Walk 6,800 Miles Across The USA

Doris Gallan | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

The couple's fifth date was a 2,200 mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. "With our youngest now in college, we finally had the opportunity to get back to our first and foremost passion."

Have a Life FAIL? How To Bounce Back Fast!

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In the new book, Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success, author Rick Newman examines the core strengths of rebounders, including resilience -- the capacity not only to cope with adversity, but to overcome it, learn from it and be transformed by it.

How This Mother And Daughter Triumphed Over Cancer

Huff/Post50 | Lori Weiss | Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website was to create a place where women can come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang ...

Sylvia Allen: On Becoming A 'Grandmother' To Uganda's Children

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.04.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Sylvia Allen had run a successful PR/marketing firm for 34 years when her life path radically changed. She was teaching a class called "How To Ask for Money" at the Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising when she was approached by a man who invited her on a humanitarian mission to Africa.

Why Collaborating On A Record Is Like Dressing A Baby

Gary Burr | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

Imagine three people have a baby. One of them wants to dress the baby up in a pair of blue pants. One of them wants to dress him up like a sailor. I want to dress him up in something frilly yet tasteful. That is what co-producing a record is like in the studio. Co-dressing a baby.

Author Charlotte Rogan On The Unexpected Success Of 'The Lifeboat'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

For decades, and unbeknownst to many, Charlotte Rogan quietly wrote novels while raising triplets in Dallas, Texas. At 57, she published The Lifeboat, which is poised to become a huge success.

The Crazy Leap I Made When My Industry Changed Overnight

Gary Burr | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

That was a time when it felt like I would write a song on Monday, it was cut on Wednesday and by Friday it was on the radio. I liked those days very much. Very much indeed. Nothing stays the same.

Her Second Act: Building An Empire On Bloody Marys

Lori Weiss | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, was to have a place where women could come together and dream. Women should know that they d...