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Fear of Aging

How To Let Go Of Entrenched Family Roles During The Holidays

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 12.15.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

A lot of people talk about their fear of aging. You don't know if you will have enough money. You don't know if your body will hold up. You fear being lonely or your partner dying, or maybe being unhappy with the person you are with until you die.

The Disturbing Technology Trend Among Midlifers

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There seems to be a pervasive attitude in my Gen X group that technology is destroying our youth. We worry they'll be unable to succeed at face-to-face communication and connection. But I'm also noticing an equally disturbing trend among midlifers.

How to Get Jennifer Lopez's 'I Just Woke Up' Selfie Look

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Lauren Cahn

Now I know that JLo is beautiful, that JLo is talented, that JLo has been taking care of her skin. And I know that JLo looks amazing at 44. With makeup, without makeup, either way. But I'm calling bullshit on JLo's "I Just Woke Up Like This Selfie" -- on a technicality.

7 Cultures Where 'Old' Isn't A Bad Word

Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Aging isn't just a biological process -- it's also very much a cultural one. Different cultures have different attitudes and practices around agin...

Why Some Women Get Better With Age

April Brucker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
April Brucker

Sporting a rhinestone top and hot pants, her feet barely fitting into her glittering, impractical heels, Mrs. Longstreet would embark on her morning shopping trip. As this Suburban Gypsy Rose Lee strutted down the frozen food aisle for her big number, her flesh sagged like a flag at half-mast.

What if We're Not Gorgeous When We're Old?

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Aging has got to be OK; we have no choice. We hope for the day when women and men are not devalued for not being young, when they don't feel impelled to "fix" their faces as a hedge against invisibility.

Peter Pandrew Tries To Grow Up

Andrew Cristi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Cristi

By the end of the summer of 2012, I was 28 years old, and the closest thing I'd ever had to a steady job was working as a fetish escort. I refused to move out of the house I grew up in. I hadn't managed to keep a single relationship (friendship or otherwise) that hadn't fizzled.

Fear Of Aging: 'It's All About Attitude!'

Barbara Melton Perkins | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Melton Perkins

If you grow up with a negative attitude, are abusive to others, complain about everything, and are never thankful for the blessings in your life, then you probably are going to be a grumpy, mean 'ole cuss.

New Insight Into The Fear Of Aging

USA TODAY | Rebecca Lurye | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living

There's no cure for growing old, but your attitude about what's important and how you feel about aging can depend in part on how old you are, a new su...

Afraid of Getting Older? Make a Different Choice!

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 01.27.2012 | Fifty
Maddisen K. Krown

My first bit of advice -- STOP looking forward to the downward spiral! The downward spiral is being seeded by a thought, a mental fabrication, which if given enough attention and focus, can manifest.

'In Time': A World Where Aging Is Controlled By Money

Posted 12.28.2011 | Fifty

How would you like to live in a world in which the aging stops at 25? A world where everybody has flawless complexion, the body of a 25-year-old, and ...

Afraid Of Aging? 5 Ways To Fight The Fear

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It isn't always easy getting older. But this is not the time to simply give up, give in and hide away in fear. On the contrary, this is probably the most important time for you to rise up and stare those fears down.

Generation Wars: Boomer-Fatigue Or Gerascophobia?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Every Generation makes its mark, regardless of size or place in history. Accomplishment, discovery, invention, and innovation are happening every minute of every day, year after year, generation after generation.

Age: What Do YOU See?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We can easily end up spending the last half of our lives wrestling with the paradox of "How old I am isn't how old I feel!" I believe this internal conversation about "How old I am" versus "How old I feel" serves a purpose.