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Getting Older

Why I Know Turning 60 Will Be One Big Party

Amy Koko | Posted 08.20.2016 | Fifty
Amy Koko

Though I do feel slightly panicked when I look in the mirror and see one more wrinkle and one less eyebrow hair, I look at the rest of my life and feel a sense of contentment.

New York, I Still Love You

Kari Parker | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kari Parker

Peeking in at the lives of those around made me feel like I was drowning in the responsibilities and decisions that should be mine but are not, in fact, my own. And I wasn't going to allow people who were "over it" to put me under it.

Women Get Real On Why Aging Is So Much Better Than You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty

Psst ... ladies. Can we let you in on a little secret? Your best days aren’t behind you. They’re actually ahead of you. Allure asked women in thei...

The Truth About Turning 40

Amy Heinz | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Amy Heinz

Here I am, 40 today. And I don't feel all that old. There are days I do, of course. You know, when I try to get up too quickly from playing on the floor with my kids. Or when I catch my reflection in the mirror and see someone else's spotted, veiny legs where mine used to be. Or when I start spouting off unsolicited advice to people who are actually the age I like to think I am.

8 Ways I'm Aging That Totally Snuck Up On Me

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 07.05.2016 | Women
Christine Skoutelas

I'm no longer young. This awareness didn't hit me all at once, it occurred gradually over an extended period of time.

Invisible At Fifty

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.22.2016 | Comedy
Dani Alpert

I recently read an interview (more like a Q&A) with author, Elizabeth Gilbert, in The New York Times In Transit section. Now while I wasn't one of those readers who went insanely gaga over EAT, PRAY, LOVE, I was inspired by her latest work, BIG MAGIC.

Why I'm Tired Of Everyone Telling Women Over 50 What To Do

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

I've been reading a great deal recently about the things I shouldn't do, or should do, and it's pretty much the same thing. Apparently as a woman over 50 I fit into the top two categories of people -- women, and people over 50 -- whom others think they should be bossing around.

What High Heels And A Slippery Floor Taught Me About Aging

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.11.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Each time something happens to me that reminds me that I'm heading into the third act of my life, I am startled and a bit annoyed. It's not that I didn't know these things would happen -- the memory lapses, the slight hair loss, tiring more quickly, sleeping less soundly -- I just thought they would happen, you know, later.

To the Women Over 40 and the 20-Somethings Who Write About Them

Phoebe Holmes | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Phoebe Holmes

I'm officially in my 40s. I'm surrounded by teenagers. And I'm tired of fetuses on the internet telling me what to do. Some woman-child who thinks she's all grown up is going to tell me what I can't wear anymore because I'm too old? Seriously. F*ck that noise.

The 5 Benefits Of Being A Dog Owner After Age 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty

Besides being cute and cuddly, man's best friend also offers health benefits to those facing the challenges that can come with age. Read on to find ou...

The 30 Most Annoying Truths About Midlife

Shannon Day | Posted 04.26.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Day

Yo, middle-age! You sure did sneak up on us. And, although we've been expecting you, my girlfriends and I can't help but feel offended by some of the nasty and mean shit you've brought along to the party.

The Isolation I Sometimes Feel Since My Divorce

Tira Harpaz | Posted 04.23.2016 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

When you're married, even if it's a bad marriage, you have someone to attend events with, ask to check out that weird mole on your back and trust to call an ambulance if you keel over in the night. When you live alone and you're getting older, there's no one to notice the little things.

Rebellious Woman Breaks Out Of Retirement Home In Hilarious Video

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty

If you thought Ferris Bueller was good, the senior version is even better. Bueller, you'll want to meet Florence. She's left the building. The star o...

Sally Field On Turning 70 And Owning It

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty

Sally Field's latest project, "Hello, My Name Is Doris," struck a nerve with the actress, who turns 70 later this year. In the film, Field's quirky ch...

The Lies Those Of Us Over 50 Were Told When We Were Young

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 02.25.2016 | Fifty
Chanler Jeffers

Regrettably, there has been a difficult change in our country, and many of us didn't see it coming. I come from a generation that was given certain promises. So we diligently followed the rules. The world today, however, doesn't see us this way. In many cases, our value isn't recognized.

Ten Signs Your Getting Old Before 30

Jade Priscilla | Posted 02.22.2016 | Women
Jade Priscilla

1.Being asked by a six year old if you had a television in the olden days 2. Sitting with a mirror and tweezers and pulling 1000000 strands of grey f...

What I'm Doing Now That I'm Staring Down The Barrel Of 60

Amy Selwyn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Scale it back. Size it down. Go smaller, leaner, more mobile, lighter, freer, more connected to love than to all the stuff. More attuned to the natural world. Better attuned to our bodies. Taking care of our bodies. Cherishing and nourishing them and trying to keep them healthy.

Freaking Out in Our 40s, by the Last Unbotoxed Woman on Earth

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 02.05.2016 | Comedy
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I also realize it is not only skin deep. We are reading all sorts of ludicrous books on feminism that we may never have picked up 15 years ago (for me, it's Fear of Flying.. I'm not knocking Ms. Jong, but I would not have appreciated it in my 30s). We are determining our identities and one step further and more subconsciously, our legacies.

Getting Older Does Not Suck

Amy Selwyn | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Up until recently, I have f*cking dreaded the aging process. But I am alive. And it's going to be my birthday. I am going to eat some cake and I'm going to blow out some candles. This is a plan. It's an awesome one.

Ian McKellen Reveals What May Be The Biggest Upside Of Aging

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.11.2016 | Fifty

Not everyone welcomes aging with open arms, but actor Ian McKellen couldn't be happier with one of the lesser-known perks of being older. The 76-year-...

11 Hilariously Honest Tweets About Aging

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty

Not everyone welcomes middle age, but if you have a sense of humor about it, growing older can be pretty darn comical. To make light of aging, we've r...

Anne Lamott: How to (Gracefully) Not Have It All

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Forget those gotta-dos, author Anne Lamott was saying. Forget about those things we should have done, and, crap, the things we never should have done in the first place.

This Is The Age That Middle Age Actually Ends

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty

People in your 40s and 50s -- you can stop calling yourself "old" now. With rising life expectancies, middle age ends a lot later than you might have ...

Our Gay Anniversary: 20 Years and Counting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

When I was younger, I could not tell my mother that a fulfilling life was in store because I did not know what the future would hold for me. But I am older now, and I have a 20-year (and counting) relationship from which to draw.

I Was An Old Lady For 2 Weeks

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.31.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The first thing I noticed was some pain and a little rash. The pain grew more and more pervasive, moving from my waist to the entire side to my abdomen. After three days, I went to the doctor.