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What to Know Before You Get Fired or Laid Off

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Ballman So you hate your job and are ready to quit. Or you think you’re about to lose your position because ...

The Parenting Advice From My Dad I Found 28 Years Later

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

With Dad's letter open on my desk, I wrote a short email to my son, following the format of 28 years before: a short update on the weather, what's going on with me and my work, and then a few heartfelt lines. Love, let go, and love some more. It worked then, and I trust it will work now.

WATCH: All About Traveling To Machu Picchu

The GypsyNesters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Everything we learned on our visit to this bucket list favorite, at more than 8,000 feet above sea level.

Tim Gunn On Post-50 (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | Home

When Tim Gunn, fashion expert and host of the TV series "Project Runway", joined me on Mondays with Marlo I just had to ask him what he thought the bi...

Adult Kids Say the Darndest Things (On Twitter)

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

A treasury of tweets that every parent of an adult kid will love!

3 Key Ways to Recharge a Stalled Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.12.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How you conduct your job search (as well as a bit of luck) have a far greater impact on your results than numbers cited by the media.

How To Volunteer At A National Park (and Live For Free!)

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Whether you are a retiree or empty nester looking to enrich your life through volunteerism or an outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, the Parks Service provides wonderful ways to help preserve America's natural heritage. And now is the time to prepare for next summer's adventure.

9 Things We Wish We'd Known Before We Sent Our Kid To College

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

With autumn upon us, many new empty nesters have sent a fledgling off to college for the first time. Here are some DOs and DON'Ts on how to get through that first semester without losing your mind.

FOMO: Affliction, or Lust for Life?

Julie Danis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty
Julie Danis

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is quite different from FONBATR, the Fear of Never Being Able to Retire, which is an affliction many of the 50-plus-year-olds attending this ideas festival/policy-wonk conference are experiencing. But it doesn't mean we don't experience FOMO, too.

The Four-Letter Word For Older Voters

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

I'd like to shed light on what concerns older Americans in this election cycle, but I solemnly swear that I will not mention polling numbers. Instead, my analysis is based on surveys we have conducted with over 1,200 older people on their core beliefs and values.

Feeling Pretty After 50: Why It's So Important

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

News flash: Embracing your age and wanting to feel pretty are not mutually exclusive.

The Galápagos on Your Bucket List? What You Need to Know to Go Post-50

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The Galápagos Islands have long been on our bucket list. Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Are You A Snow Plow Parent? 7 Modern Parenting Terms

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

This glossary of modern parenting terms from around the world provides a cautionary tale through definitions. Could a Snow Plow Parent accidently raise a Kidult in a perpetual state of Adultescence?

Ageless Chic: 50 Strands Of Gray

Iman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty

Every woman has the right to age gracefully and chicly, whatever that means for her and however she sees fit, stifling beauty mores be damned.

Job Hunt: 4 Steps To A Kick-Ass Elevator Pitch

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How do you go about making the most critical message of your job search -- your branding statement -- a powerful one? How can you engage your listeners and leave them wanting more? How can you sell yourself without sounding boastful and self-serving?

Obama, Social Security and the People vs. If You're Old and Poor, It's Your Own Fault

Janet Mason | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Janet Mason

I have taught creative writing through the years to children, teenagers and adults of all ages, but have always recognized that my older students are the ones with the best stories to tell.

Parable of the Pear: The 'Not Doing' of Creativity

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

It can be hard to command yourself, "It's Thursday, 10:37 a.m. Be creative!"

How To Find The Right Skirt Length For Your Body Type, From Bobbie Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

Bobbie Thomas, fashion guru and beauty expert from the TODAY Show, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo and she told me everything you need to kno...

How To Be Stylish At Any Age, From Bobbie Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

When Bobbie Thomas, fashion guru and beauty expert from the TODAY Show, joined me on Mondays with Marlo she told me everything you need to know about ...

Why The Email From My Daughter Felt Like Magic

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We are planning to sell the house, to leave the suburbs, to create a new life for ourselves. We talk it up but I secretly wonder if we can really do it, if we will be happy, if our lives will have the same zest, the same magic as we've known for all of these years raising our children in this house.

Celebrating 50 With A 'Croning Ceremony'

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I was mystified why this lovely woman on the other end of the phone -- whom I'd never even met -- would call me a "crone" with such glee in her voice.

Picturing the Life You've Always Wanted

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

There's a potent energy when we gather the things we love in one place -- even if they're just pictures of the real thing.

5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

With limited job opportunities and competition levels remaining high, your resume has to be top-notch. Here are five tips to make sure employers like what they see.

Why Do We Stop Saying 'Yes' To New Experiences?

Linda Durnell | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When we are asked to be spontaneous, it can bring up a host of anxieties related to loss of control or the fear of the unknown. But we do not have to keep our lives small to be safe.

Alzheimer's Journal: My Love's Stunning Reaction To Old Photo

Marie Marley | Posted 10.18.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"Ah . . . She loved me," he murmured, an affectionate expression on his face. He kept looking at the photo in silence. He didn't realize that I was the woman in the photo.