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Growing Older

7 Ways To Avoid 7 Common Chronic Diseases

Carol Marak | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Carol Marak

In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you my live another 20 years. That's the good news. Those living another two decades will likely live with at least one chronic condition. But some health factors can help lessen that concern.

Letting Go of the Balloon String

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 08.17.2015 | College
Ayyan Zubair

Just as surely as the days of the summer continue to shorten, so too do the days of my childhood come to a close. Leaving for college does much more than simply just changing one's ZIP code; it removes the innocent coating of childhood from us.

Why 50 Is Definitely NOT The New 30

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.15.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

When two years ago I made it known to my social media community that I was proudly turning half a century, I was showered with all kinds of well-meant happy returns for the day. I also got many comments that were well-intended but not so well-received: 'Don't worry, 50 is the new 30.'

9 Signs You're 'Getting Old'

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.02.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

How do you know when you're old? None of my peers seem to know they're old. Even after they see their wrinkles and gray hair, whine about arthritic pain and celebrate another monumental birthday, all I ever hear them say is, "I'm getting old." They don't get the connection between those old age signs and actually being old.

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...

The Dilemmas of Being a Woman of a Certain Age

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

My friends tell me that now I have reached the stage of life that can be best described by the French saying "une femme d'un certain age" (a woman of a certain age). I suppose this means I can no longer wear mini skirts and short-shorts without looking ridiculous.

Who You Were In College is Who You Are In Life

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Sort of. You’re obviously not the same exact person you were in college. That Fear and Loathing poster no longer hangs above your bed and ...

The Nightmare Of Nose Hair

Teresa Kindred | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

For the first time I received a really scary gift. It was a magnifying mirror. If you are young you are probably wondering why this is frightening. If you are over 50, you know what I am talking about.

The Hearing Aids I've Grown To Love

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

While most people have a gradual decline in volume as they age, my hearing loss is more like a 'cookie bite.' I can hear highs and lows, but it's all the middle-ranges that disappear on me. Now I know why I thought so many people were mumbling.

Why Women Should Stop Trashing Each Other Over Aging

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

There is such a thing as the aging wars. What is that, you ask? Well, the trend of women trashing other women over aging a certain way. It happens online, in gossip magazines, in conversation...

Helicopter Parents, It's Up to You to Let Go Now as Your Teens Get Ready For High School

Dorothy O'Keefe Diana | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Dorothy O'Keefe Diana

Your children will begin to individuate and make their own decisions, like choosing their course work, becoming involved in sports or clubs, and seeking their identity based on those choices. This is where we as parents need to learn to let go. Micromanaging or helicoptering your children does not help them -- it actually harms them.

The Future of Growing Old

XPRIZE | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
XPRIZE

Humans have always dreamed of longevity, but how do you achieve meaning and purpose throughout a longer life? Psychologist and gerontologist Dr. Ken...

10 Reasons Why 60 Is The New 16

Amanda Bradley | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Amanda Bradley

I know what you're going to tell me. Everybody knows that 60 is the new 40. Or 30. Or maybe the new 50. Definitely no one says that 60 is the new 16. But I haven't made a typing error. Sixty definitely is the new 16, and just to prove it to you, here are 10 things the two have in common.

The Hat Peeking Over the Steering Wheel

Ana McGinley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

My father's story will sound familiar to many people. Naturally should he be an obvious risk to other drivers -- and to himself -- removing his license would be essential. But this is not the case. As with many older people in the early stages of chronic illnesses, like dementia, the disease progress slowly destroys skills and abilities.

A Wrinkle in Time

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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10 Awesome Things At 60 I Never Had At 30

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

A week ago I turned 60. And while the number sounds much older than I feel, I am also extremely aware of how great my life is at the same time. In fact, thinking back I am hyper-aware of how much my life has improved during the last 30 years. But how can that be?

6 Simple Ways To Grow Happier As You Grow Older

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post50 we believe life only gets sweeter with age. You no longer worry about what others think. Your kids are out of the house and you ha...

Just Older

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.06.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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7 Numbers That Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty

Aging is not without a few pitfalls. But here are seven numbers that should bring you some comfort: 65+19.2. People who survive to age 65 can expe...

No Crocodile Tears

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A piece of advice. Do not try too hard to outlive your teeth.

5 Spectacular Ways You're Failing At Midlife

Valerie Albarda | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Valerie Albarda

Look at you -- you've made it to midlife. Now is the time to revel in the fruits of your labor, celebrate each glorious day and make this life one for the record books. Before you move too fast, heed the warning signs that tell you if you're failing spectacularly at midlife.

Vote On What Should Replace Those Dreadful 'Elderly Crossing' Signs

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

Ever since they were introduced in 1981, those "Elderly People Crossing" road signs in the U.K. that depict a hunched-over couple have gotten on peopl...

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.

Understanding Medicare's Enrollment Rules

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The strict rules and timetables for Medicare enrollment can be confusing to many new retirees, so you're wise to plan ahead. Here's a simplified rundown of what to know. First, a quick review.

How Unexpected Reminders Can Change Your Life

Nancy Lang | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

Reality bites sometimes, yes. It can derail our dreams and aspirations, but whatever it is that drives us will not and cannot be ignored. We cannot lose faith that it is possible to get back on track with love and with life.