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Al Neuharth: My Mentor, 55 Years Ago

Lea Lane | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Lea Lane

After a week of blazing headlines, the death of Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former CEO of Gannett Company, was lost in the back pages.

6 Reasons Why Turning 56 Was Far Different Than 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few weeks ago I turned 56. To commemorate and celebrate, I ran 5.6 miles around Central Park. It felt good knowing I could run that distance and still be fit enough to join my husband and daughters at a birthday dinner downtown a few hours later. That's a sea change from when I turned 50.

Man Uses Sexy Photos Of Daughter To Sell What?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.30.2012 | Fifty

(UPDATE: HuffPost Weird News has confirmed that Ridley was not the father of this woman. Read its coverage here.) Everyone knows sex sells. And whe...

Recognize Her? She Doesn't Mind If You Don't

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

Versatile actress Susanna Thompson has starred in a plethora of shows including "Once and Again," "NCIS," "Kings" and "Cold Case." And, most recently,...

Why I Love Folding Laundry

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The clothes I washed and folded were tangible signs of the growth of my kids -- from itty bitty socks to football player stinkers, from carters undies with hearts and teddy bears to thongs and strapless bras. There has been a wistful sense of time passing through the laundering of my family's clothing.

On Veteran's Day, I Remember Being a Military Wife

Lea Lane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lea Lane

Night after night, the television screen would show horrible skirmishes, bombings, killings and mayhem. I would never know if my husband was safe until the next day passed and I had heard nothing.

The Stories We Tell, or How I Met My Husband

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Those stories that we tell -- how we met, how he proposed, the birth of each of our children -- those stories are what connect us to each other and keep us remembering all (so much!) that we've experienced together.

Hey Undecideds: Some Offbeat Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama

Lea Lane | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Lea Lane

The election remains close, and the reality is that undecided voters may make the difference in swing states. Look, if you're still on the fence after all the ads and speeches and debates, climb down already. By now it's time to decide, don'tcha think?

The Show I'd Like To See Carol Burnett and Tim Conway Host

Pat Gallagher | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

"Saturday Night Live" is all about sketch comedy. Nobody does sketch comedy better than Carol Burnett and Tim Conway. Nobody.

Why Can't I Have Sex with Mick Jagger?

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.14.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Mick Jagger has reportedly slept with 4,000 women. Gene Simmons claims he has bedded 4,800 women. I don't want to hurt their feelings, but I'd rather have sex with Pinocchio.

Does Any Computer Appeal to Seniors?

Liddy Manson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

Technology can't substitute for human interaction, and it never will. But it can ease the demands of caregiving in the early years, and buy everyone much needed time.

The Post-50 Dinner Party

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

As I've grown older, I've come to prefer, more often than not, an evening at home -- mine or someone else's -- to dinner in a restaurant.

Seven Habits That Will Help You Live Longer (And Better)

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.17.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The anti-aging industry wants us to believe that we can actually turn back the clock. We can't. But what we can do is be responsible for our own health by following simple, proven steps to healthier living.

Why Home Matters, Even -- Especially -- at the End

Liddy Manson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

She couldn't leave her bed at all during the final months, but the city came to her, one person at a time, to say goodbye in the room where they'd said so many hellos.

How Doing a Little More (or Less) Can Change Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's all about setting realistic goals -- not overly ambitious ones that can never be met -- and streamlining your life to make room for what's truly important

Is Embracing Your Age the Modern Thing to Do?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The more she talked, the more confident I felt that my version of post-50 life would be the future of aging in America: embracing your age, laugh lines and all.

How to Stay Married to the Same Man for 35 Years

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.20.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

It took me 30 years to figure out that arguing with a stubborn, bull-headed man that hasn't found one thing he can't do just a little bit better than me is a big fat waste of time.

The Wrap Star: Why Diane Von Furstenberg Is Still On A Roll (PHOTOS)

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.21.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Diane believes that one of the most important things that any woman can do for herself -- especially those over 50 -- is to be her own number-one priority.

Make This the Year to Embrace Your Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

PHOTOS: Marilyn Minters Paintings Up Close

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

Straddling the tasty and tasteless, glamorous and grotesque, Marilyn Minter's hyper-saturated (in every sense of the word) paintings are like a ...

Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley: Send Us Your Questions!

Laura Rowley | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

I'm Laura Rowley, the new editor of Huff/Post 50, a veteran journalist and author. Although I fall just outside the cohort of 77 million people born b...

Why Post50 Women Will Lead the "Occupy ERA" Movement

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Can a country that prides itself as the leader and protector of democracy in the world, and one which implores other countries to include the word "women" in their constitutions (Afghanistan and Iraq), still not protect the rights of women in its own?

For Post50s, Aging Is The Next Frontier

The Huffington Post | Laura Paull | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

On the first day of the first annual conference on "The Poetics of Aging" in San Francisco last week, I was chosen from a small audience to receive th...

Running the NYC Marathon and What I Wore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Like many people over 50, I was worried about running, because I had heard that running, or even strenuous walking, can hurt our joints. Research shows, however, that it won't, if done right.

Older Mother, Better Mother?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's possible that, generally speaking, older mothers -- especially those who have spent time in the workplace -- are often better equipped to handle the trials and tribulations of motherhood, and everything that comes with it, than their younger counterparts.