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Growing Older

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.

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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.18.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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.