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Blackberry-Asana

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ranya Alkadamani

I would be in "Trikonasana" and my teacher would walk past mocking me -- "blackberry-asana". At least he could make a joke out of it. And that's when he taught me one of life's most important lessons...

7 Practical Ways I Overcome Anxiety

Perry Noble | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
Perry Noble

#1 - Rest Sounds simple right?! BUT, if you don't make time to rest and step away from the daily grind, it won't happen...ever. As leaders, we get so...

5 Ways to Take Center Stage and Say No to Martyrdom

Lorraine Roe | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Lorraine Roe

Being put-upon has it's rewards. For instance, we can complain and perhaps get some attention. We can blame circumstances for our unhappiness. But honestly, no one likes a martyr for long...

Dear Denver, I Am Looking to Start a New Hobby This Year... What Are My Options?

Deborah Lastowka | Posted 05.10.2014 | Denver
Deborah Lastowka

Whether you're into media production, screen printing, a foreign language, improv, crafting, cooking -- or more specifically, knife skills -- Denver has got the goods to help you continue evolving and meet some new peeps.

Entrepreneurs, Pick up the Guitar

Panos Panay | Posted 01.27.2014 | Small Business
Panos Panay

I'm a big advocate in seeking an escape from the daily pressures of entrepreneurial life by picking up a musical instrument. For me, that's the guitar.

I Have a Right to Hate Guns

Tom Harvey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Many people put a great amount of energy into their hobbies, people with deep resentments about things they cannot change displace their hostility into the channel they can find, and companies with a financial interest pour resources into the advancement whatever they profit from.

20 Ways To Pick Up A New Adventure Hobby.. Brought To You By The Outbound

Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel

Want to be an adventure traveler? The Outbound, an adventure travel website that beta-launched last month, has only one prerequisite: Love The Outdoor...

Wait ... Is THIS Really A Thing?!

Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy

Thanks to social media, it's become almost too easy to maintain your friendships. You can log on, like your friends' statuses on Facebook, follow them...

Ladies, Are You 'Leaning In' This Football Season?

Tiffany Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Tiffany Williams

Since I've known my husband, I've hated football. Not because I think it's a barbaric sport, but because it means that the man I love will be glued to the television screen for at least eight hours EVERY Saturday and Sunday, and I will be S.O.L.

How to Enjoy Your Shutdown!

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

What better time to look for another job than when you have been inhumanely shut out of your current job and your spirits have been harpooned?

The Begonia Monologues

Mike Diamond | Posted 11.20.2013 | HuffPost Home
Mike Diamond

Am I the only person who longs for there to be a soulful rock diva named Tina Turnip? I have considered adopting one of the following as a pen name: Pete Moss, Phil O'Dendron, Bud Blast. If I were a drag queen I'd call myself 'Tacky Sandra'; keep me hydrated and I spread easily!

You Won't Believe What 2 Million Males Have Started Doing

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

True or false: The multi-million dollar knitting industry is the domain of grandmas and craft circles with names like Stitch 'n' Bitch. Right? Boy, are you wrong. Macho men -- not women -- dominate the history of the craft.

The Best Marriage Tip You'll Ever Read

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The really tricky part about retirement -- once you get passed whether you can even afford it -- is figuring out what you actually do with your time every day. My husband probably spent every day of his work life dreaming about a retirement where he sat in his easy chair watching endless baseball games on TV with a remote in one hand and a can of Diet Coke in the other.

Be a Life-Long Learner at Any Age!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Whether it's to make money, pursue a second (or third!) career or simply for your own personal entertainment, don't let the voices inside your head convince you that you can't try to learn and apply a new skill.

The Hobby Every Post 50 Needs To Take Up

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

If you're looking for a fun way to make music, energize your body, and stimulate your brain then consider tap dancing. The 'noise' we make reminds the world that boomers want to be heard!

Learn Something New This Summer

Lauren Zander | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

If we hadn't done that dinner conversation, I never would have started painting this summer and I never would have realized how happy it made me. Add some flavor to your life by learning something new during this last month of summer. I promise, it'll be worth it.

America's Coolest Bowling Alleys

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Bowling has become trendy, thanks in part to pioneering chains like Bowlmor Lanes, Lucky Strike, and Splitsville that have kept the nostalgia alive by combining retro-chic details with hip music, flashy lights and gourmet food and cocktails.

Aging Photographs and Cognitive Quilts

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.08.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

For a growing number of adults, questions about cognitive aging are increasingly personal and relevant. We want to know what, specifically, will keep us sharp into old age. Unhappily, there is very little empirical evidence available to help Baby Boomers sort all this out. Until now.

5 Fun Ways To Fend Off Aging

Carol E Wyer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

There is definitely a correlation between activities and holding back the years. However, it helps if you think 'outside the box.' With that in mind, I would like to offer up some suggestions if you too feel in need of a proper challenge. So, here is my list of Five Fun Ways to Fend off Aging:

Why I'm Declaring My Independence From Gardening

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

In May of 1998, I convinced my reluctant husband that we absolutely needed to spend $1,000 on a dog run so that our new puppy could enjoy the outdoors without being eaten by a coyote. Turns out that the new puppy didn't love the new digs created just for her.

How To Bring Out Your Inner Child -- The Naughty One

Carol E Wyer | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

I was brought up strictly, and told repeatedly not to 'play with your food', but now I'm officially old enough to ignore any advice from my parents, and I have decided that some of these look rather fun. Here's a few to titivate those taste buds and bring out your inner child -- the naughty one.

Think Spring: Great Tips For Older Gardeners

Rachel Adelson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

In my previous blog post, I shared the insights of Shenandoah Kepler on the lifelong beauty of gardening and gardens. Shenandoah, who in her late 60s writes the blog Fleeting Architecture, continues with practical advice on gardening with age -- the timetable, the tools and more.

Hanging on to Your 'Joie de Vivre'

Carol E Wyer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Many people believe that continuing education can improve physical and mental health. I am firmly of that opinion. I can certainly attest to the benefits of taking up a hobby, an activity or learning a new skill at any age.

Chasing the Elusive Hobby

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

The question will come. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but it will come. And it's a question so hurtful, vile and unmerciful that only friends dare ask it: "So, what'd you do this weekend?"

Your Grumpy Old Man

Carol E Wyer | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

If, like me, you have a grumpy old man lurking about at home, you need to act fast before he makes your thoughts drift towards murder. There are endless possibilities out there to keep someone who is suffering from 'irritable male syndrome' entertained.