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Growing Older

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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 03.21.2015 | 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.

5 Wise Lessons On Aging That I Learned In 2014

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

They say that every day is a learning opportunity. With that in mind, here are five life lessons that I learned about aging in 2014.

Jane Seymour's Secrets To Feeling Young After 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Actress and host of the new PBS series Feel Grand for people 50+, Jane Seymour (above middle, with her daughters and ...

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.

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body

Vikki Claflin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still. Once-defined triceps now flap like sheets on a clothesline. Weight has moved into our hips and bellies with the tenacity of squatters on the back 40 of the Ponderosa.

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.

Are You a 'Plugged In' Boomer?

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the Internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend two hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average.

The 8 Main Concerns Shared By Older Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

We heard from women in their 70s on our blog at 70candles.com and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it's a great time to reassess our lives and examine our options. Here are the topics that matter most to women in their 70s.

Want To Extend Your Life By Two Years? Then You Should Have This

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty

Do you feel in control of your life and that what you do matters? It could play a role in how long you live. A study led by researchers at the Uni...

Why I Fantasize About Covering My Aging Face With A Mask

Lori Day | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Lori Day

When I turned 50, one of the thoughts I had was 'like hell will I ever write anything for Huff/Post50.' And that right there is the problem. I'm finally over it. I'm over it because it's time to walk the walk.

Why I Disagree With The Universal Outrage Over The Catcalling Video

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Is it wrong that I sort of wish that ONE man would catcall me when I walked down the street? That was my initial reaction to the Catcall Woman Video that went viral last week. I felt dirty even thinking that out loud.