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Growing Older

Beautiful Video Perfectly Describes Why Time Goes By Faster As We Get Older

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

From the years of our youth, we're just waiting for time to pass. As children, we wait for the school bell, which signals freedom from the classroom. ...

The Big Surprise About Turning 64

Nancy Sommers | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Sommers

Life is mysterious in these ways; one day we are impossibly young, imagining a future for ourselves full of exclamation points; the next day, we are in our 60s, having observed that life is more filled with question marks.

Why I'm Unsubscribing From Ageism in the Gay Community

David Vaughn | Posted 04.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Vaughn

Almost every time I go out in the gayborhood, I experience some form of ageism. Age shouldn't matter -- because it doesn't. It's the 21st century, and the only things truly dated about us are our idealisms.

Where Will You Be While Time Is Flying?

Bernadette Noll | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Noll

My own mom, she-who-raised-nine-children, turned 90 this month. When you say 90 is sounds like a lot. But when you say 9 x 10 years it doesn't really ...

This Is My 39

Galit Breen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

Thirty-nine is seeing 16-year-olds and thinking they look way too young to drive and seeing 50-year-olds and thinking they're stunning. It's knowing loss, and finding sparkle in the everyday. It's not necessarily worrying what others think of me and my choices.

60, Not 50, Is The New Middle Age, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty

Dreading the big 5-0? Fear not. A new study says that 60 -- not 50 -- is the new middle-aged. Researchers from the International Institute for Appl...

Hillary Is In -- And Her Age Is No Disqualifier

Paul H. Irving | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Paul H. Irving

Americans deserve to know about a presidential prospect's health, and questions about experience and integrity are, of course, legitimate areas of inquiry. But to imply that Hillary -- or any candidate -- should be discounted based on advancing age goes too far. Age is an asset; it's no disqualifier.

Getting The Most Out Of Life At Age 92

Babette Hughes | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

Ask anyone if they'd like to go back to their youth and most will emphatically say no -- some will actually shudder. And no wonder. It's a time of career worries, relationship worries, money worries, kid worries. A time with no idea of who we are or even what we want in life.

Seeing The Glass As Half Full At Age 88

Richard Abrons | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

There is a general principle to growing older. It gets worse. You want to live a long life. Good, but you can't avoid issues. Take my lunch group. Bert has had a stroke; David is legally blind; Mickey uses a walker; Justin is leaning ever more precariously; my joints are aching.

It Goes So Fast (Not A Parenting Essay)

The Mid | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
The Mid

Somehow, while I have been watching my babies grow up into little people and now young adults, I wasn't paying as much attention to myself. I didn't have time to blow my hair dry, much less realize how all those days were adding up to so much of my life, so fast.

Fight Aging With This 12-Step Nightly Routine

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Jacqueline Whitmore

While I was at the car wash the other day, I noticed a sign on the wall that read, 'Thursday is Seniors Day: Seniors 50 and over get $4 off any wash.' Even though I turned 50 last October, I still don't think of myself as a senior.

How I REALLY Feel About Growing Older

Jane Gross | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Jane Gross

Soon we'll be a year older, and then another and another on the inexorable march from young to old to dead. If we no longer have a job and want one, our business card may say "consultant,'' this generation's euphemism for unemployed.

Playing the Waiting Game

Alex Madda | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Alex Madda

We only have one life to live. And though waiting may take up a great deal of it, we hope and pray the waiting will reap its benefits. We'll just have to throw the dice and pray for the best. We'll never know otherwise.

When Good Eyes Go Bad

Michelle Combs | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

Age is just a number. Tell that to my eyes. I can embrace the aging process all I want, but I'm never going to be okay with the way my eyes have been betraying me.

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old

Jan Golden | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

I don't consider myself an early adopter to technology. I've never camped outside Best Buy and I only upgrade my phone when Verizon tells me it's time. However, I am interested in new ways of doing things, especially if they save me time and money. I like to keep at a moderate pace with technology.

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Skylar Liberty Rose

Nobody tells the carefree 25-year-old female that in another 25 years she'll be invisible. In Western cultures women of a certain age are not revered. They are subjected to the swipe of a metaphorical hand that casts them aside and signifies to them that they have all but expired.

Why It's High Time To Rename The 'Senior Discount'

Perry Block | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Perry Block

Not long ago, the local Super Fresh Market began providing discounts on Tuesdays to a particular class of shoppers. You know who I mean. It is that class of shoppers commonly referred to by a particular word that I strongly dislike and in fact eschew.

A Life 'Reexamined' and Worth Living

Steve Majors | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Steve Majors

Today, the lights flicker on rarely. My father-in-law has been moved into a long-term care unit for people with advanced dementia. Now instead of talking about what life taught him, he is asking us what his life meant.

Passages

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

Why I'm Proud To Flaunt My 50-Something Body

Erica Jagger | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

My skin, face, and body tells the story of a woman who built a career, raised two children, and mustered the courage to leave a dysfunctional marriage before she drowned.

The Importance of a Good Bra

MiddleSexy | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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.

The 7 Biggest Differences Between Being 55 And 65

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty

Ah, the difference 10 years makes. With apologies for the generalizations, here are seven differences we've noticed between being 55 and 65: 1. The...

50 Ways to Organize Your Life After 50: Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

In thinking deeper about this subject, I figured it was time to analyze whether or not I was genuinely organized and, if not, how could I get to the right level of orderly arrangement in my life. Where do we start?

The Blessing I Didn't Know I Wanted

Lea Grover | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Lea Grover

When I was younger and felt, as I often did, that I had been the victim of some injustice, my father used to tell me a parable. He would start telling it, and I would roll my eyes. Because I'd heard it before, and teenagers often roll their eyes. But I also liked the story, and I always enjoyed my father telling it. So I listened.

5 Ways To Stop The Obsession With All Things 'Anti-Aging'

Adrienne Partridge | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Adrienne Partridge

As women, we can be particularly guarded about revealing our age. This can be both self-imposed and due to societal pressures. Many women attempt to hide their age with Botox to take away smile lines, face lifts to tighten skin, and other plastic surgery procedures. I refuse and here's why.