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The Compliment I Prefer To 'You Don't Look Your Age'

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.29.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

This business of 'you don't look your age' ... What does it mean exactly? And mind you, I'm guilty of saying it too! I intend it as a compliment of course, and I know that when people tell me I don't look 50-something they are saying I look younger. But, is that a good thing?

How I Got My Butt Kicked By A Woman In The Gym

Jack Anderson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Jack Anderson

I have had my ass kicked in New York City gyms so many times by a super fit, high energy woman who has pushed me through a tsunami of sweat to discover muscle fibers that I never knew existed and muscle soreness that I never knew was possible.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: F-F-F-Fifty?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I often say (and you've probably heard me say it), that when I started out in this business of writing songs I was twenty. Everyone else was twenty. Now I'm fifty-something and everyone else is five. I'm exaggerating about the five, but you know what I mean.

It Is Never Too Late

Linda Randle | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Linda Randle

My tomorrow came in 2010 when I turned 50 years old. My heart stirred with the thought, "One day you will die but how and when are you going to start living?" The time had arrived to embark on this journey to be the woman God created me to be. First, my thinking changed from "why?" into "why not?"

The Differences Between The U.S. And Italy From A Lover Of Both

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Cruising at 40,000+ feet above the Atlantic Ocean, I feel strangely at peace. Halfway between the two places I call home, I want to hover here for a while. It's the place where I don't feel torn, neither heading towards, nor leaving behind, the places and people I love.

The Nieces Meet Hozier

Chuck Nyren | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

The much shorter story: I hear Hozier on the radio, he's extraordinary. I tell my niece about him. She and her sister go nutty over Hozier. I write about this on HuffPost. Hozier tweets me and invites me backstage when he's town. I ask him if my nieces could go backstage instead. He says yes. They meet Hozier.

Finally Live The Life You've Always Wanted With Wearables!

Chuck Nyren | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Google Nose will filter out any unpleasant scents, like rotten garbage or steamed Brussels sprouts. Google Mouth will automatically close if you try to eat something you shouldn't, like rotten garbage or steamed Brussels sprouts.

Let's Disrupt Aging and Rethink Getting Older

Jo Ann Jenkins | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Jo Ann Jenkins

I challenge all of us to re-imagine what it means to get older. Let's disrupt aging. Let's upend our thinking around what it means to get older. It's really not about aging. It's about living. To disrupt aging, we need to own our age. We need to get to the point where we're no longer defined by the old expectations of what we should or should not do at a certain age.

The Trouble With Internet Job Hunting

Lauren Salkin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

I awaken to another mythical day, waiting for my alarm clock to break out in song. It snores instead. Nothing has changed. I'm still on unemployment time, caught in the weightless zone of a daydream where time moves like a Wiffle ball. "What day is it?" I ask my dog lying next to me.

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.

Want to Live to 102? Here's How.

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

How did Gommy live her life? She simply built her existence around this one-sentence philosophy: "If it's meant to be, it will be."

I Need a What?

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

On the prep day, I felt like a contestant on Survivor. The doctor said, "Only clear fluids." I idly wondered if that included gin or vodka.

Seeking Times Gone By With That Rocky Mountain High

Perry Block | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Perry Block

"Y'know, Agent Carter, I just happened to have heard by chance that the sale of marijuana is now legal in Colorado.'' "Yes, that's true." ''I was wondering... you guys have any kind of Honorary Citizen Program?"

My Nieces Are the Most Beautiful, Smart, Talented Young Ladies in the Whole World

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

What's interesting about this: I'm being completely objective. It's all just true. They actually are the two most beautiful and smart and talented young women in the whole world. I'm not kidding myself, like most people do about their children, grandchildren, nieces, whatever.

The Importance of Staying Fit and Healthy, Thriving and Finding Balance at Age 50.

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Mark and Debbie Abbott

So make the decision, like us, that remembering to take care of ourselves along the way will ensure we're able to live out our lives with the health and well-being to pursue anything and everything that interests us. Choose to thrive.

Life With a Twist -- #ParadigmShifts

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Deb Carlin Polhill

I have always believed that our reality is formed by our perception, and our perception is the way we choose to see things. Well, I choose to see age and getting older as something beautiful.

Pushing 50

Chef Rossi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

I've been cutting the sleeves off my T-shirts since I was 15. The renegade rocker spirit in me refused to be dulled even by turning 40, but a few months shy of my 50th birthday, I may have to change a few things.

Where Are The Single Ladies? Top 20 Cities To Find Your Soulmate

Moira McGarvey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Looking for a single lady? Each February, Valentine's Day rolls around. Roses, chocolates, heart shaped cards, romantic dinner reservations and of course, the onslaught of commercials insisting that if you really love someone you will buy them diamonds. Whether Valentine's Day was a greeting card induced holiday or not, it can make those of us without a partner sometimes yearn to be part of a couple.

5 Reasons Why Good Old Friends Can Make Great New Lovers

Lois Tarter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

With grey divorce on the rise, many couples over 50 are looking to leave their disappointing marriages and reinvent themselves. The older you are when you divorce, the more variables there are to consider. However, even though it's difficult and there are many challenges, you can't stay in a situation that no longer works for you and one that you know will never work again.

The Crazy Thing That Happened When I Took Off My Wedding Ring

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 10.15.2013 | Divorce
Deborah Kimmett

Giving my ring finger breathing room unleashed 20 years of pent-up energy. My friends said I was being ridiculous -- a piece of jewellery did not have that kind of power. Obviously they'd never seen The Lord of the Rings.

Running Out of Walls to Paint

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

After 20 years in the nonprofit industry, five years as a private business owner and 16 years as a public school educator, my time to transition from a human-doing to a human-being has finally arrived.

Never Too Old: The Subway Musician

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

I used to just enjoy the music, sometimes leave a tip for the entertainment and continue on my way, but now I have an insatiable appetite for the story behind the older street musician.

5 Ways To Work Successfully With A Younger Boss

Paul Bernard | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Paul Bernard

It's no secret that the longer you work, the more likely it is that you'll eventually report to someone who's younger than you are. And as more boomers push off retirement in response to a challenging economy or simply because they prefer to work, the younger boss-older subordinate phenomenon is becoming more common.

50-Plus Beauty Tip: First, Do No Arm

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

My grandma had bat wing arms. Her arm jiggle fascinated us kids. My cousin Rachel would reach across Granny's corset-clad girth, tap the wrinkled drape of skin and shriek with half-delight, half-horror as the bat wing came to life.

Curl Up And Dye?

Caragh Little | Posted 01.24.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

This weekend, it was time to get those grey hairs seen to again... to add a bit of gloss and shine and make myself feel better. It's 2012. Almost 2013. I'm older than I could ever imagine being when all my classmates were watching Dallas long ago... and now Dallas is back, and I'm still determined to feel young.