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New Friends, Lost Friends, Found Friends And Old Friends

Jim Higley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Fifty
Jim Higley

Every once in a while, my kids have to sit through my lecture about friends. I give it when one of their friendships fizzles, a pal peters out or a BFF suddenly goes MIA.

Where Are The Best Places To Retire In 2012?

Fortune Magazine | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 readers are always looking for interesting places to retire. And judging by the comments section, they also have fairly strong views on wh...

Elders Reveal The One "Magic Bullet" To Successful Parenting

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with over 1,200 of the oldest Americans in the Legacy Project, we asked them in detail for their advice about parenting. In our hectic and driven society, parents look endlessly for programs, gimmicks and therapies to improve their relationships with children. But what do the elders say?

Midlife Advice from My Father

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 08.15.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Knowing my dad -- acerbic, impatient, with an economy of words that seemed to mark his Italian-American "tough guy" image -- I did not expect what he told me next.

Financial Abuse Of U.S. Seniors Is 'A Hidden Epidemic'

Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is launching new efforts to protect aging Americans from the rising crime of financial exploitation and abus...

Mike Winerip: Telling Stories Through A Boomer's Lens

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty

It was the perfect way to start our interview, given the turn that Mike Winerip's career is taking. He answered the phone warmly and then immediately ...

Where Were You When The Watergate Scandal Broke?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Watergate. Has it really been 40 years? I was just a small-town teenager in the summer of 1972, but I remember being fascinated as the break-in and protracted cover-up unfolded. It was a drama like no other.

Where To Find Vacation Home Bargains Off The Beaten Path

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.11.2012 | Fifty

Even in real estate, it seems, you pay for the designer label. ERA Real Estate has pinpointed five vacation markets offering the allure of some better...

Secrets To A Happy Marriage (From the Real Experts)

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our surveys of the life wisdom of the oldest Americans, I was particularly interested in their advice about finding a life partner and staying married. Many of the elders we talked with in the Legacy Project had been married for 30, 40, 50 or more years. Here are their three top lessons.

Former 'Spin Sister' Appointed AARP Editorial Director

AARP | Posted 06.08.2012 | Fifty

Myrna Blyth, the former editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal and, will oversee AARP's print, digital, and broadcast media outlets as S...

One in 10 Boomers Admits To Sexting

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.07.2012 | Fifty

It’s not just ScarJo and U.S. Senators who are sexting nowadays. One in five Americans say they have sent sexually explicit text messages from their...

Financial Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Are there any types of financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I have two grandch...

Backpacking Through Europe For 50+ From Travel Expert Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Seth Kugel, author of the New York Times Frugal Traveler blog, sat down with me and shared some inspiring travel news with me! According to Seth, back...

Why Kids Don't Leave Home -- It's Not (Just) The Economy

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Baby boomers have been enabling their kids' extended adolescence for over two decades, spurred on by their desire to have a more honest, authentic, intimate connection with their children than most of them enjoyed with their own parents.

To Gray Or Not To Gray?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Letting your hair go gray is an option that women should consider, too. This might be the most bold way to embrace -- and proudly show off -- your age.

Happy Birthday, Melissa Etheridge!

Posted 05.29.2012 | Fifty

Guess who's 51 today? Melissa Etheridge, writer and performer of such favorites as "Ain't It Heavy," "Bring Me Some Water" and "Come to My Window"...

Late Bloomers: Hollywood Stars Who Made It Big After Age 50

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Everybody has to pay their dues before they make it to the top. Here are a few high-profile celebrities (past and present) who twisted in the wind for a few years before they became famous and/or eligible for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

10 Easy Ways To Cut Your Life Short

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.25.2012 | Fifty

Forget the teenagers. It's boomers who behave as if we are invincible. Every day we jaywalk through our lives, taking proverbial shortcuts and being o...

Five Life Lessons I Learned at a Beach Boys Concert

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

At mid-life, our favorite songs compile quite the anthology, from the music that played at our high school prom to the first dance at our wedding.

Adult Tricycles for Boomers and Beyond

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Three-wheeled bikes -- also known as adult tricycles -- are a great cycling option for older boomers and seniors, especially those who have concerns with their balance or stamina.

Listening to the Heron

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

What carries meaning or significance for you? When is an object, event or occurrence more than what it appears on the surface?

What Does It Mean To 'Act Your Age'?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In a culture where someone live-tweets a birth and in the same week a 70-year-old announces to the world that she's tired of being a virgin and is looking for someone to do something about it, maybe it's time to have a national conversation about what it means to "act appropriately."

The Travesty of Being a Post-50 Woman in America

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

According to a new study from OWL (Older Women's League National Board), women over 50 are in dire straits.

6 Ways To Get The Most From Your Doctor's Appointment

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients -- especially seniors -- that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive.

Aging Parents? Check Out These Affordable Alternatives To Assisted Living

Mary Turner | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Although "aging in place" may be the preferred option for seniors, declining health and physical limitations often preclude this option. But an assist...