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3 Tips To Land A Job In The New Year

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How can you maximize the hiring opportunities that abound at this special time of year? Here are three powerful resolutions that can make a major impact on your Job Search 2013.

How To Have A Bipartisan Friendship

Jane Heller | Posted 03.14.2013 | Fifty
Jane Heller

Friendships are a life raft, especially as we get older. We need positive, supportive, caring people around us -- people who cheer if we get a book deal, who call to ask how we're feeling after a doctor's appointment and who won't lace into us about the debt ceiling.

My Quest for a Cool Nickname?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

I consider Nancy to be a fairly bland and boring name. Nancy fails to capture my personality, and it certainly doesn't lend itself to any fun abbreviations.

6 Things You Should Know (About Yourself) By 50

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

The only way to have a great sex life and other important lessons.

'Know And Listen To Your Body'

Kristen Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to work next week after being hospitalized for a blood clot, and there is renewed interest in preventing th...

5 Ways To Keep The Pounds Off In 2013

Joy Weese Moll | Posted 03.04.2013 | Fifty
Joy Weese Moll

I pulled several books from the shelves to gather ideas on how to adjust mindset, modify behaviors and change the environment before counting your first calorie or forgoing your first dessert.

60 Years of Marriage: A Gift My Parents Gave Me

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

This week, our family will be celebrating a remarkable event; my parent's sixtieth wedding anniversary. Only an extraordinary mixture of love, trust, faith, hard work and -- yes -- luck could have made this event possible.

6 Trends In 2012 I'm Happy To Bid Adieu

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers may not be humming along with Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year" as they close the door on 2012. It was a year of still-high une...

Squid and Mantovani: Remembering Christmas, Italian Style

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Every year, from the time I was knee-high to the kitchen counter, we could count on seafood bound to give a kid nightmares: octopuses with long tentacles thawing in the sink and whole squid that had to be cleaned and the eyeballs cut out before cooking.

5 Ways To 'Sell' Yourself At Holiday Parties

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Holiday parties and gatherings make for the perfect venue to connect with as many people as possible. So how can you successfully "sell" yourself while remaining festive, cordial, and all the while radiating the holiday spirit? There are many ways to do so.

A Touch of Mothering for a 'Mother's Helper'

Karin Lippert | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Karin Lippert

Caring for an infant or touching someone's life as she [or he] is growing up is about loving care. Supporting a young woman's goals and dreams are vital especially in our culture. Being generous with support even if they change paths or do not measure up to some idealized version of what you thought they should become. It is about letting them find their own way, but remaining a touchstone.

The Vitamin Women Over 50 Should Pay Attention to

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Some great news was just released that is sure to make big believers in the power of vitamin D smile... and maybe just a little smug.

Finding Hope in the Next Generation

Karin Kasdin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

It was my contemporaries for whom the moniker "The Me Generation" was coined. Yes, there were hippies whose activism ended the Vietnam War, but there were also hippies who did nothing but smoke weed in their basements while listening to Joplin. Beware of sweeping generalizations.

Mom, Stop Coddling Me and Let Me Grow!

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Strong parenting, even if it sometimes takes the form of helicopter parenting, can lead to happy, independent, self-sufficient young adults.

5 Tricks An Old Sheepdog Taught Me About Life

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

An old dog taught me that it's never too late to learn how to live a good life.

OMG! We Need Advent: The Cure for the 'Holiday Blur'

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.02.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Down the street where I live, Baby Jesus and Jack-o'-lanterns are next-door neighbors. Not far away, an inflated turkey bobbles its waddled neck in the breeze. Welcome to the November-December fusion I call the Holiday Blur.

4 Reasons Why December Is The Best Time To Find Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.01.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Do you consider looking for work over the holidays to be a waste of time? Do you figure companies don't usually hire in December... so why bother? Well, if these thoughts have crossed your mind, think again. December is actually the very best time of year to look for work.

What This Rwandan Child Taught Me About Compassion

T.P. Allen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
T.P. Allen

I have long been fascinated (or, more honestly, flummoxed) by the "lottery of birth." How is it that some are simply born into so much, and seem to have life so easy, while others are dealt such very, very difficult cards?

At 50, When Do I Get Life Alert?

Sue Carswell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Sue Carswell

I often wonder if I need Life Alert, even at age 50. Sometimes, I think we all need Life Alert if we live alone.

Talkin' Turkey: What Travel Taught Us About the First Thanksgiving

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Thanksgiving is upon us. Cue the pictures of cheery Pilgrims supping with the friendly natives and images of The Mayflower triumphantly landing at Plymouth Rock. Ah yes, all of that happy history we were taught as baby boomer children... and none of it is true.

The Benefits Of Seeing Europe By Car

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

In the small and even medium sized cities it is much easier to simply park the car and walk to all of the sights, and when it comes to wading into the insanity of major metropolitan traffic, we have learned to stay on the outskirts of town and use public transit to explore the big cities.

Helping Your Parents Move: A Survival Guide

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Helping your folks downsize and move as they get on in years can be a daunting task. The emotions of leaving a place that has been home for many years -- along with that elephant in the room, aging -- are heavy burdens.

14 Health, Fitness And Image Issues Post 50s Don't Stress About

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

Last month, we asked post 50s what they no longer feel the need to agonize over in the world of Medicare plans and reading glasses. Many said they no ...

Do You Possess the 3 Traits of a Successful Job Seeker?

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Although there's little doubt that luck plays a role in job search success, there are three main traits that set the winning candidate apart from his or her competition.

The Huff/Post50 'Yay! of the Day': I Have a Vote and I'm Not Afraid to Use It

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.05.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

We are part of the largest demographic in the history of the world. We are a political powerhouse and an economic force.