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The Dilemmas of Being a Woman of a Certain Age

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

My friends tell me that now I have reached the stage of life that can be best described by the French saying "une femme d'un certain age" (a woman of a certain age). I suppose this means I can no longer wear mini skirts and short-shorts without looking ridiculous.

A Pride Celebration: Two Memoirs, Out of Orange and Bettyville

Janet Mason | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Janet Mason

In reading two memoirs by members of the LGBT community, I was reminded of our similarities and differences.

Art Lessons: The 'Both/And' Life of Artistic Pursuit

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

The hydrangeas still bloomed when Mario Alberico opened his back door in November 2013 and took what he thought could very well be his last walk outside.

The Kind Of Friends I'm Looking For Now That I'm 50

Lori Day | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Lori Day

I have almost all new friends now, at 51. The ones I spent so many years with -- bound together by our children's friendships -- scattered like dandelion seeds to the wind when my marriage ended. Only Ebola instills more fear of contagion than the divorce of a friend whose marriage seemed perfect.

Golfing Great David Graham 'Plays It As it Lies' in Life and on the Greens

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

"Play it as it lies" is a cardinal rule in golf, the acceptance of wherever the ball lands -- favorable or not. For golfing great David Graham, with a career of 35 worldwide wins who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in July, the phrase takes on a philosophic meaning.

Who Needs Practice? 84-Year-Old Bowls Strike On Her First Try

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.05.2015 | Fifty

This 84-year-old Italian grandma just bowled us over. Watch her roll a strike on her very first try, according to YouTube poster Alberto Ascoli. ...

Good For Her! 'Brady Bunch' Mom, 80, Has 'Friend With Benefits'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty

"Brady Bunch" mom Florence Henderson sure isn't living in a 1970s TV show. "I actually have a friend with benefits!" the soon-to-be 81-year-old act...

Seniors Play 'Grand Theft Auto V,' And Their Reactions Are Priceless

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.22.2015 | Fifty

These seniors prove that it's never too late to get into gaming. The REACT series persuades some beginners of a certain age to play popular video g...

4 Power-Packed Resolutions For Job Search Success In 2015

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is the time of year for making New Year's resolutions. And if you are a savvy job-seeker, it's also time to take full advantage of the surge in hiring that takes place in January and February.

Going the Distance: Passion Propels Cyclist Despite Rare Genetic Condition

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

About 35 miles into a 60-mile brisk ride with friends, Daryl, who was 54 at the time, struggled to keep up with his companions as he cycled up a small hill. "I got winded and heard myself wheezing," he recalls.

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

Rock Legend Crashes Wedding, Sings With The Band

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty

One couple's honeymoon has a tough act to follow. The Who frontman Roger Daltrey crashed a wedding in Scotland last weekend and sang with the band....

Why I Think Customer Service Is Worse Than Ever

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Since October, I've been trying to find a company that can fix something in my home, before it got too cold. It was easy to find companies that would sell all new equipment and install. However, I am looking for someone who would also provide estimates for repair, as I believe the largest and most expensive components are salvageable; it's the supporting pieces that are in disrepair.

Old Spice's 'Dadsong' Gives Fathers The Last Wacky Word

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty

Well, at least some boomers are happy their sons are smelling good and growing up. Old Spice's new "Dadsong" ad provides a goofy counterpoint to th...

My Autobahn Birthday: How to Pass a Self-Imposed "Speed Limit"

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Vroom... Vroom.... I woke up this morning to my "speed limit" birthday. You know the one they also call "double nickels" or, on a more somber note, ...

Urgent Community Health Problem: Who You Gonna Call?

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The deadline for ending giving, while seen by some as a great advantage, can become cumbersome if it is artificial. Addressing large social problems is rarely straightforward.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

Need A Job? 3 Ways To Turn Your Networking Meetings Into An Offer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Conducting a proactive job search is, by far, the most effective way to land your next position. Rather than merely reacting to the market by responding to postings, answering ads or attending job fairs, proactive job-seekers target companies where they'd like to work and network their way through the door.

The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Years of shared experiences, and the comfort of complete compatibility, more than make up for any lost youth, no matter what marketers splash across our screens

How To Grow More Beautiful With Age

Deborah Gaines | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

The fact that time is fleeting, that beauty changes, that waistlines thicken and skin grows slack -- although there was relatively little of that among these gorgeous gals, any of whom could have posed for the Lands' End catalog at any point in the past 40 years -- is perhaps a cause for tears. But what impressed me was the way in which the Brown sisters have learned to draw from each others' strength.

To Hug or Not To Hug That is the Question

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I am not a 'hugger'. I don't think I ever have been a hugger but I notice I get even more distant the older I get. I'm not saying I don't like to be...

The Key To A Successful Job Search You May Be Overlooking

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Most savvy job-seekers would reply to the negative. They are well aware that networking is the most effective method to finding work. In fact, job search articles claim that anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of positions are obtained through personal referral. And this percentage grows even greater for the older applicant.

The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peale wrote about a doctor who gave his patient a peculiar prescription.

86-Year-Old Woman Writes Steamy Novel, And We're Blushing

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty

This time it's the author who has shades of grey. An 86-year-old Salt Lake City woman has written a sexy novel about a bored housewife who gets "tu...

5 Ways To Pinpoint The Type Of Job That Will Keep You Satisfied

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As the old saying goes: if you aren't clear about what you want, how can you possibly know when you've got it? Nothing could represent that tried and true statement more than a job search.