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What the Tooth Fairy Taught My Kids About the Art of the Deal

Paul Boorstin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Paul Boorstin

My son and daughter are both grown up now, successful adults with jobs and lives of their own. I suspect the reason I have kept their old teeth all these years is that every night the Tooth Fairy paid my kids a visit wasn't only a magical experience. For them, it was also a practical learning experience.

A Grandfather's Appreciation of Things Grandfatherly

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

I was recently asked by an editor to explain why I've lived in the same place -- in New York's Hudson Valley -- for nearly 40 years. I could only think to answer the question in the guise I'm most familiar with: as the grandfather of four boys.

The Moment I Captured My Father No Longer Holding His Breath

Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Mattern | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

My father—from whom I have inherited all my introvert DNA—is visiting me and my two daughters. He lives in Philadelphia; we live in western Massac...

Terminally Ill Grandfather Drove For Uber To Support Daughter And Grandchildren

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

When 69-year-old Kenneth Broskey was told he had only a short time left to live, instead of going into hospice care as the doctors suggested, he just ...

The Day After My Father's Funeral

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

It's not going to be easy. It will take time -- too much time it feels like, but your dreams are possible. Don't let your dreams die with you -- like they did with my father. They are in your mind and heart for a reason. We only get one life to live. Make it count.

'Poppie Joins the Club'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that the chairman and CEO of the American Grandparents Association, famed rock music impresario Steve Leber, also is known as Poppie to his seven grandchildren.

How to Manage Grandparents During the Holidays

Seleni Institute | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

For many of us, the holiday season brings obligatory family time and interactions we'd rather avoid. Whether it's your mother-in-law sneaking cookies to your son after every meal or your father dishing out tough love to your daughter, our family members can do things we don't like -- and find difficult to manage.

This Chef Has A Hilarious Problem Pronouncing 'Worcestershire'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty

Cooking itself is sometimes difficult, but pronouncing certain words on the ingredients list can be even more of a challenge. At least, that's the ...

Matt Lauer Is My Hero By Not Shaving

Jack Anderson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Here comes Mr. Lauer back into my life again, this time fighting the good fight against cancer for guys everywhere. So, fellas, let's all follow Matt's lead and sprout facial hair of our own this month, and send in your hard earned dollars to fight for our own male cancer cause.

Yagana Shah

Being A Grandparent: Expectation Vs. Reality | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

You've pestered your kids for years about when they'll finally get their act together and start a family so you can have some adorable grandkids to pl...

4 Valuable Life Skills Only A Grandpa Can Teach

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Chris Pummer | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Just as memories of grandmothers revolve around their hugs and affection, recollections of grandpas often center on s...

How My Granddad's Disease Makes My Heart Stronger

Laura McCarter | Posted 07.27.2014 | Teen
Laura McCarter

In my mind I compare it to people walking through a forest as the sky gets dark: they just need a flashlight to help find their path. In my mind that is what my family members and I are doing; we're flashlights guiding my granddad through everyday tasks.

Can Jeb Bush Be a Grandfather and President?

Charles Clymer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Charles Clymer

This is science, people, and since Florida was ranked 44th in high school graduation rates when Jeb Bush left office as governor in 2008, it's not hard to see why he doesn't understand this very simple concept.

The Power of the Number 8 and Its Fate for My Family

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.

What I Would Do If I Could Rewrite My Family's History

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Today is my father's birthday. He would have turned 84 years old today, had he survived beyond the way-too-impossibly-young age of 68. Though it's closing in on two decades since I last shared my day with him, road-tripped with him, or swam with him out to that little sand bar in the Gulf of Mexico, I can still hear his voice.

Yagana Shah

The 15 Best Texts Grandparents Ever Sent | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

First comes the Facebook request, and then come texts, as far as grandparents are concerned. If you haven't noticed already, older people are becoming...

Top 10 Reasons I Love Dating Grandfathers

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty
Laura Wellington

I've found myself ready to embark upon the rest of my journey with someone special and with that, has come a few new revelations about myself I would have never expected if asked prior to today, including the fact that I'm 'good' with dating 'grandfathers.'

Going Granny: Embracing My Inner Grandparent

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

They get to do fun activities with their children's adorable offspring and then drop them off at home for all the boring, unpleasant stuff like vaccinations and bedtime.

WATCH: Breakdancing Waterskiing Grandpa Rocks Out

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Weird News

While you may not be familiar with the name Michael Temby yet, chances are that you will be by the time you finish watching this video from GoPro. ...

Is This The World's Oldest Instagrammer?

Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty

Rex Redstone's Instagram photos are so cool they don't even need a filter. The 85-year-old grandfather is reportedly the oldest Instagram user in the ...

Grandpa's Pearls Of Wisdom

Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy

Remember when Mr. Forthright told us how to quit smoking? Well, now he's back to let us in on another little secret -- how to pass a drug test. Pr...

I'm Still Your Grandma

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I am putting time and energy during my retirement into soliciting input from grandparents all over the world offering a platform for them to express how they are managing the intergenerational difficulties imposed upon their grandchildren by parental separation.

8 Great Ways To Surprise Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM | Bethany Kandel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Guess Who! Every child loves a surprise, especially one that's filled with their grandparents' love. When they le...

8 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | SALLY STITCH | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty

Adults Say the Darndest Things Sometimes grandkids can say something inappropriate—about your age or jiggly arms, and we’ve all come to expect ...

A Grandfather's Gift Goes Beyond Words

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

Bill starting writing stories for his granddaughter when he realized she was having trouble pronouncing certain letters, and he turned them into a book, Stories for Amanda.