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Lost In The Fifties, Middle America Needs STEM Education & Infrastructure

Paula Golden | Posted 12.23.2016 | Education
Paula Golden

At a post-mortem forum on the 2016 U.S. election, Mexico's former president Vicente Fox had choice words for those who elected Donald Trump. Yearning ...

Thirteen Pieces of Life Advice That Fifty Year Olds Know and Twenty Year Olds Don't

Quora | Posted 12.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

What do 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don't? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are a...

The One Rule For Letting Go Of Baggage In Your 50s

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 08.07.2016 | Fifty
Garry Gilfoy

Let's talk about the forgotten 50s. There's not much work out there that focuses on the developmental psychology of these years, but their significance for a generative later life is profound.

Getting The Most Out Of My 'F*ck You Fifties'

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

I'm tired of regrets. Are there roads I wish I'd taken and choices I wish I hadn't made? Absolutely. But I've stopped wringing my hands over those. I can't undo the past, so I'm trying to live in the present.

Boomer Women: No Expiration Dates

Mindy Utay | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Mindy Utay

As women grow older, they are sold a bill of goods. Our youth-obsessed society gives them an "expiration date" on their productivity, relevance and power. And we are buying into it

The 50s: Flourishing or Floundering?

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

What strikes me most about this time of life is how easy it is to turn your back on life-giving energy. Without even knowing it we can divest ourselves of a vital future where we can continue to grow and create.

Escape From Silicon Valley

Alison Parks | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Alison Parks

I've entered a virtual incubator of my own making, while I ponder and work and remember what it means to listen to my heart, my soul. And I wait to realize that I'm on the other side, transformed into the new thing.

10 Surefire Signs You Were Born In The 1950s

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You're definitely a boomer if you remember these favorite TV shows, iconic toys and political turning points.Read mor...

THIS Is How To Remain Sexy As You Age

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Mark Matousek

I know a person who's having a midlife crisis. It isn't a secret; that's part of the crisis. His issue comes down to an excess of sex that he talks about excessively. His best friends don't mind that he's scoring more than LeBron James in a heated playoff -- they just wish he'd stop flaunting it.

How Aging Actually Improves Your Sex Life

Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty

Many dread the entrance into their senior years, fearing that it will mark the end of a bountiful sex life. Joan Price, author of 'Naked At Our Age' j...

I Drove Him Crazy

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Basically, I'm a cautious driver. But, I do believe some driving rules are absurd, maybe even obsolete. I'm sure they were originally written for good reasons, but they don't make sense today.

Trust Your Inner Voice

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

As I've gotten older, I've become more confident in my decision-making process. By the way, that's not arrogance.

Baby Boomer Time Capsule: October 29 - 31

Jane Minogue | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Jane Minogue

On October 29, 1956, The Huntley-Brinkley Report began on NBC and revolutionized television news.

Neon Ghosts (PHOTOS)

Hans Proppe | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Hans Proppe

The golden age of neon, the '50s and '60s produced an art form unique to its function. Like the cars of the period, they were voluptuous, playful, elegant, excessive. 2012-08-16-neonsigns.jpg

How This 60-Year-Old Yogini Lost 40 lbs After Spinal Fusion Surgery

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

About a year plus a few months out from having back surgery, something shifted. And it shifted, primarily, in my head. I decided to fight my way back.

Just Do It Because I Say So

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

I was 12 years old, and there was no way one could "get out of" the eighth grade at the Francis W. Parker School of Chicago without memorizing and reciting the poem. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment," to be precise.

The One-Legged "Yogini"

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

You would think that, as an Iyengar-style yoga teacher of three (mere) years' standing, I might at least notice if a one-legged yogini (female yoga student) "walked" into my classroom. Reader, I did not notice.

Selling Mother's Louis Vuittons on eBay

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.15.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

My mother gave birth to me at 30 but not really that many years separated us. And yet, between the objects that defined her, and those that characterize me? Well, there seems to be an intergalactic-sized caesura.

How the Movies Saved My Life

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

I now write about our American wars without ever having visited a war zone. There, in the '50s and early '60s, I advanced with the marines and the Russians, bombed Tokyo but also experienced (however briefly) Hiroshima after it was atomized.