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Gender-Discovering is a Young Person's Game

Chuck Nyren | Posted 06.02.2016 | Comedy
Chuck Nyren

After decades of being on the cutting-edge, I'm finally behind-the-times, old hat, obsolete, completely in the dark, clueless, fuddled. Toss me in ...

The Best Lesson I learned From Alzheimer's Care

Deborah Swiss | Posted 01.20.2017 | Fifty
Deborah Swiss

Alzheimer's care had begun to take its toll. Exhausted, a light bulb finally turned on in my head: If something doesn't change, stress might just do m...

How to Deal with Menopause Elegantly Like Angelina Jolie

Stephanie Bender | Posted 11.13.2016 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Angelina Jolie candidly revealed her choice to undergo a bilateral mastectomy over a year ago as a preventative measure for breast cancer. Recently, she spoke of the results of experiencing "surgical menopause" after having an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries).

What Grieving My Mother's Death Taught Me About Gratitude

Mary Novaria | Posted 11.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

I'm currently mortified because I didn't send thank you notes after my birthday this year. The flowers have long since drooped and died, but other pre...

The 5 Basic Interview Questions Every Job Applicant Needs To Nail

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.08.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

In order to present yourself well at a job interview, you need to prepare in detail. You have to thoroughly research the company and the principle goals of the organization. Once you've done that, you will want target your responses to the skills and attributes they are seeking in a future employee.

3 Key Tips to Help You Ace the Behavioral Style Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a mature job-seeker, you already know this cardinal rule: If you want the job, you have to ace the interview.

The Day the Ocean Tried to Kill Me

Al DeLuise | Posted 09.04.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

The ocean failed to get me a second time, but I still love the ocean and go there as much as I can. Just that now I keep a keen eye out for those odd wave patterns or the strange discoloration of the water. I also keep an ear out for the voice that whispers just above the mist, "Welcome back -- again."

Remembering Robin Williams

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

Over a month ago, I launched a campaign (#50til50) for the 50 days leading up to my 50th birthday. What started as something spontaneous without much ...

The Dilemmas of Being a Woman of a Certain Age

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.27.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | Home
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 06.17.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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.