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Getting Older

Cranky Is As Cranky Does

MiddleSexy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
MiddleSexy

Everywhere we went, I found myself inadvertently gathering data on aging and ill temper. After a week of solid fact finding, including a watershed experience in the lounge of a packed Outback steakhouse, I am now prepared to share my findings, including causes and potential cures.

The Thorn In The Side Of Women Over 70

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 02.18.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

The term "Ageism" was first identified and defined by Robert Butler in 1969 as "prejudice and discrimination toward elderly people." We women in our 70s encounter ageism at every turn, subtle or blatant, recognized as such or not.

The Keys To Aging In Happy And Healthy Ways, from Dr. Christiane Northrup

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

What are the keys to aging happily? Dr. Christiane Northrup says that getting older increases our value and competence. "Our culture is ageist," Dr. N...

A Surprising Secret To Staying In Great Health, From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

What are the most important things to do in order to stay in great health? Dr. Christiane Northrup's answer may surprise you! According to Dr. Northru...

The Natural Secrets For Hormone Replacement, From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

If you're just starting menopause and don't want to resort to hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Christiane Northrup says there are a few things you can...

When Can I Stop Having Mammograms? From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

If there's no history of breast cancer in your family, how often should you have a mammogram? According to Dr. Christiane Northrup, the process of hav...

How To Deal With And Overcome Terminal Illness, From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

Dr. Christiane Northrup has studied people who have had near death experiences. One story that sticks in her mind was a woman with Hodgkin's disease, ...

What To Do When You Feel Stuck, From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

When you're feeling stuck, what are the best ways to pull yourself out of it? Dr. Christiane Northrup says that the best thing you can do when you fee...

How Much Vitamin D Do Women Really Need? From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

How much vitamin D should women take daily? Dr. Christiane Northrup says that women over 30 should be getting at least 5,000 IUs of vitamin D per day....

The Bucket Stops Here

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

Not long ago I was helping my father with a job at his house, and a five gallon bucket of water had to be carried outside. I grabbed the handle t...

Why It's Okay To Just Be Old Every So Often

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

Sometimes I think we boomers are in a bit of a panic. At least, I know that sometimes, I am. Especially in those moments when I realize that we've been on this planet for more than half a century. Can't be. We're too hip for that. We don't do old.

The Importance of a Good Bra

MiddleSexy | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
MiddleSexy

At the age of 49, after birthing and breastfeeding two kids who are now teenagers, along with the effects of gravity, my boobs could use some help. When I take off my bra, my boobs do a nose dive right down to my waist.

Yagana Shah

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You'll Likely Live Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

Age-liars and birthday-deniers... you'd best learn a thing or two from those who are young at heart. People who feel younger than their actual chronol...

So, What Do You Do?

Molly Fosco | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Fosco

Why do we start to hate our birthdays in our late 20s? The answer might seem obvious. We're not satisfied with we're careers, we still haven't found the love of our life, we haven't lost those few extra pounds we swore would be gone by now... But has it always been that way? Did our parents feel an impending sense of doom come their 27th birthday?

Yagana Shah

4 Reasons It's Harder To Lose Weight As You Age -- And What To Do About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty

Weight gain. We've all been there. Yes, you might not have realized it yourself until you noticed all of your peers looking noticeably plump at the hi...

What You Should Never Call An Older Person

Eva Moon | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Eva Moon

I mean it. Stop it right now. I know you meant it as a compliment, but it's not. When people call me 'young at heart' they mean something like active, adventurous, creative, involved. How remarkable for someone who is, well, (whispered) old!

Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Cullen

Yes, old(er) people still have sex. And my sexuality is important to me, to my marriage and to my vagina. So remaining a sexual being is a necessity. Even if I have to schedule it.

Tips From My Trips Around the Sun

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

I'm about to turn 59, which means I'll be starting my 60th voyage around the sun, a mind-blowing truth for a person who's still a child between the ears.

Smile While You Still Have Teeth

Carol E Wyer | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

t is not easier getting older, but a sense of humor will assist and if you work at it, you will be able to use your humor to see you through those darker days.

Happy Birthday To Us

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

The smiles are the same, and so are the values, the ambitions, the dedication to our families and to our friendships, as are our idiosyncrasies that we still love each other for.

Fear Of Falling: Getting Older And What That Means For Taking Risks

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Sarah Jacobs

The truth is, I'm kinda scared shitless. But worry never changed an outcome. And while fear is a main character in life (as is failure), it informed the plot much more when I was young and it made decisions for me.

Yagana Shah

93-Year-Old Widower's Poem To Late Wife Is Simply Beautiful

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty

Radio listeners were likely brought to tears when they tuned in to BBC's 5 Live Breakfast program Monday to hear 93-year-old Bob Lowe share a touching...

15 Animals That Make Us Feel Better About Getting Older

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall, Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News

There comes a time in everyone's life when the comfort of a couch trumps a wild night, naps replace happy hours, and the highlight of a weekend is bin...

Dear 20-Year-Old Me

Kathy Radigan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I've often wondered what that young, extremely insecure girl would think of the outspoken woman I've become. What would I tell her?

A Race at My Pace Is No Disgrace

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.22.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Thirty years and 30 pounds later, I was making my comeback. I couldn't wait to check out the competition. There they were -- four kids, aged 7 to 13. That's right -- a total of five runners, including me. And I was old enough to be their (youthful) grandfather.