iOS app Android app

huffpost50

How I Finally 'Got' The Meaning Of White Privilege Today

Jill Robbins | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I've heard the term white privilege tossed around many times since but I've never really "got it" until today. I guess I haven't needed to. Or maybe I did.

How I Learned To Appreciate What's Right In Front Of Me

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Every headache is a potential brain tumor and each new freckle might be malignant melanoma -- this is how my brain works. I don't run to the doctor over every ache and bump but I'm quick to climb the crazy tree with my good friend 'what-if.'

8 Survival Tips For Card-Carrying Introverts

Jill Robbins | Posted 03.18.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I'm not shy and I don't hate people ... let me just put that out there. But I am a card-carrying introvert. Metaphorically speaking, of course. Introverts don't have introvert cards ... mostly because that would involve having to take extra steps to talk to extra people. Just no.

Saying Goodbye To Motley Crue After 34 Awesome Years

Jill Robbins | Posted 02.28.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

If I had to give you a list of my favorite badass '80s metal bands, Mötley Crüe would be number one. I'd seen them live twice. Man, I miss the late '80s and early '90s when rockers with crazy long hair and leopard print spandex tights were cool. All bad things must come to an end.

How I Came To Terms With My Muffin Top

Jill Robbins | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I hate my muffin top. Don't give me some sappy line about the top being the best part of the muffin. I hate that little roll that reminds me that I'm probably being stubborn and I might need to go a size up in my jeans ... that little extra piece of flesh that is evidence that I like mini Snickers bars. A lot.

5 Things You Did In The 70s That You Could Never Do Today

James Baxley | Posted 01.03.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

There are five things that you could do in the '70s that you could never, ever get away with today because they are so despicable, at least to "p.c." police, they would have you arrested and Child Protective Services would take your children away... probably.

Why I'm Ditching My 'Bitch Voice' In 2016

Jill Robbins | Posted 01.03.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

My husband and I have been together for eight years, plenty long enough to drop the "best behavior" act. It is human nature to let the people who know us best see us at our worst, so daily interaction with my husband is pretty much unfiltered. If I'm annoyed with him (or just annoyed, period) I'm pretty quick to let that annoyance creep in to my tone of voice.

4 Ways Social Media Is Sucking All The Fun Out Of The Holidays

Jill Robbins | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I am a Christmas person. I don't love eggnog, but I love everything else about Christmas. We believe in Santa. And Jesus. The Santa and Jesus combo on the front lawn doesn't bother me ... I'll just put that out there. It makes me laugh but it doesn't bother me.

Here Are 3 Questions You Should Never Ask An Adoptive Family

Jill Robbins | Posted 11.13.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

November is National Adoption Month. You may see stuff in your Facebook feed about being 'chosen' and 'born in my heart, not under it.' Those are wonderful sentiments. This isn't an article about wonderful sentiments, so hold on, k?

10 Super Random Things I Love About Fall

Jill Robbins | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Whoo hoo, fall is here! Actually, fall really isn't here ... I live in Texas and we're still wearing shorts and opening our windows. It's really funny to watch the climatized Texas bundle up when the temps hit the low 80s, though. We're out of the 90s, so bring on the winter wear, baby!

Let a Veteran Inspire You

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

As Veterans Day approaches, I am reminded of how grateful I am to be in touch with so many of the men and women who have shaped this country's history...

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports
Read More: Becoming Fearless, Becoming-Fearless, Health and Fitness, Health and Wellness, GPS for the Soul, Health News, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Surgery, Crossfit, Crossfit Games, Reebok Crossfit Games, Stronger Together, Life Handbook, Business, Small Business, Entrapreneurship, Serial Entrepreneurs, Impact, Healthy Living Health News, post50, Reinvention, Midlife Reinvention, Health, Love, Awareness, Good News, HuffPost What's Working, What-Is-Working-Small-Businesses, Small Business America, Small Business Owners, Third Metric, Purpose + Profit, Small Biz, Small Business Success Stories, Everyday Heroes, Sports, Fitness and Exercise, Huff/post50, John F. Kennedy, Moody Blues, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Maximus CrossFit, Space Program, The Beatles, Wealth Without Wall Street, Don McNay, Lincoln Brown, John Y Brown Jr, John Y Brown III, Dr. Jim Roach, Dr. Derek Weiss, Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street, Courage, Dex Hopkins, Erica Spitz, Lexington KY, Kentucky, Olympic Creed, David Helmers, Groupon, Kathy Childress, Mary Lou Retton, CrossFit Box, Crossfit Exercise, Barbells, Weight Lifting, Bill Clinton, Darwinism, CrossFit Scaling, Pull-Ups, Jumping Rope, Delta State University, Eastern Kentucky University, American College, Vanderbilt University, Cleveland MS, Richland MS, Mississippi, Jesus, Marilyn Hopkins, James Street, University of Texas, Structured Settlements, Wharton School, Kfc, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Phyllis George, Ben Welter, Nathan Spitz, Learning to Breath Fire, J.C. Herz, Inside the Box, T.J. Murphy, Embrace the Suck, Stephen Madden, Crossfit-Greg-Glassman, Greg Glassman, CrossFit.Com, Espn, Gastric Sleeve, Mr Holland's Opus, Fame, Irene Cara, Al Smith, Al Smith Kentucky, 3k, 5k, Fear, Confidence, Chfc, Msfs, Clu, Cssc, Pamela Brown, Sports News
Don McNay

At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.

Baby Boomers Let's Fight Back!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

We've now had the opportunity to view debates from both major parties. Not to worry, with the election almost a year away there will be countless more. Did anything change for you?

'I'm Nearly 50 And Still Don't Feel Like A Grownup'

Jill Robbins | Posted 10.19.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I don't know when I will feel like a real grownup ... maybe never. And that's okay. This is 49.

Yelp For Human Beings Is A Truly Horrible Idea

Jill Robbins | Posted 10.11.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Did you hear about the soon-to-be-released app, 'Peeple?' Think Yelp for humans. Yes ... applying a rating scale to humans. Yes ... really.

11 Important Lessons You Learn After You 'Grow Up'

Jill Robbins | Posted 10.03.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I might not be enrolled in school but I'm a learner...and I've learned enough about life to know that what I know is a drop in the bucket compared to what I don't know.

The Sexual Challenge This Dominatrix Has For You

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

For each individual, sexuality is a process of self-discovery, and it can be one of the most invigorating journeys of your life. As I was deciding to become a professional dominatrix and fetishist, I asked myself, 'can I handle other people's judgmental attitudes about my sexuality?'

Why Be a Lady When I Can Become a Wench

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Before, I thought of the whole event as silly dress-up, but then I realized that playing these roles can be a healthy way to express our inner selves. Don't we all act out different roles every day?

The True Talent This Woman Didn't Know She Had Until Her 60s

The Huffington Post | Audrey Horwitz | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty

I first met Vivian O’Shaughnessy in the basement of Cornelia Street Café, a restaurant and performance space in Greenwich Village for musicians, po...

9 Rules Of Instagram That Were Made To Be Broken

Jill Robbins | Posted 09.05.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

My friend shared an article from Vogue online with me this week and I found it quite enlightening It wasn't about the latest crazy fashion trends but about a subject near and dear to my heart - social media.My heart sank a little bit when I read this article. I learned I have been breaking the rules of my beloved Instagram.

4 Fun (And Semi-Depressing) Facts About Midlife

Jill Robbins | Posted 08.21.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

When I was 20, I didn't spend much time thinking about what it would be like to be...well...old. My forties and fifties seemed like they were a helluva long way off...mostly because they were.

The Karaoke Grandkids

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.10.2016 | Comedy
Chuck Nyren

The faux grandkids have arrived. Actually, they're real grandkids. I'm the faux. Girl eight, boy six. Both cute. They are well-known for being pointers and diggers. They point at something and say, "What's behind there?" And if you say "Nothing", they know you're lying.

11 Things I'd Love To Tell My 20-Something Self

Jill Robbins | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Although I still haven't decided how I feel about this next milestone birthday, the big 5-0 that is looming has caused me to get a little nostalgic. Here are 11 things I would have told my 20-something self:

Why I Let My Kids Watch the Little Mermaid

Jill Robbins | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Jill Robbins

I'm not claiming the Little Mermaid is a shining example of female empowerment. I'm not knocking Liz's choice not to let her daughter to watch it. But, we can find the negative in anything if we look hard enough, right?

My Guardian Angel Is A Dancing Tree

Phyllis Sues | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

My tree's branches have acclimated themselves by growing gently against the ceiling. Then, because they can't go any higher, they fan out over my bed, forming a beautiful canopy.