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Life After 50

What 5-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Life After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Recently I started wondering why we become so darn serious as adults. Do we subconsciously rush to fill the roles that society gives us? Or, do life's practical considerations conspire to make us conservative and just plain boring?

Are You Taking Care of Your Heart?

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

February is filled with red hearts thanks to Valentine's Day. It's also a month to honor your own heart and make sure it stays healthy year-round. I learned more about heart health from the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red For Women Campaign.

How To Plan A Vacation That's Better Than The Guide Books

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Baby boomers are big travelers. According to Yana Gutierrez, vice president at American Express, "Boomers will spend close to $120 billion on travel this year and will take four to five trips in 2015. Plus, 85 percent of baby boomers use travel websites to find information about their trips."

The First Step To Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing To Do With Meeting Other People

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As someone who suffered with loneliness for 15 years, I know firsthand how hard it is to break out of our own mental chains

BUSTED: 5 Myths About Loneliness After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Loneliness is a taboo subject. In fact, most of us would rather admit to having an affair or carrying too much credit card debt than to admit that we are feeling lonely. I'm not sure why this is. Perhaps we see loneliness as a personal failing.

15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015

Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 is proud to announce a new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." Last month, our editor-at-large R...

Why 'Doing What You Love' Isn't Enough When Starting A Business

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We understand that starting a business requires passion, discipline, value creation and luck, but it's so much more pleasant to believe that if you 'do what you love the money will follow.' The problem is that half-truths are often more destructive than lies.

7 Ways I've Changed For The Better In The 7 Years Since Turning 50

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

This month marks seven years since the passing of my husband M. He left me two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. I often think about the words my bereavement coach S said during our class: 'The heart never mends after losing a spouse, the hole just gets smaller.'

How to Start Over Without Regret

Mia Redrick | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Mia Redrick

We've all had to start over in some area of our lives like our career, marriage, business, education, diet, etc. It is so easy to revel in the disbelief of the disappointment that we forget the power of pursuing what is next on the horizon if we keep moving.

Diane Keaton Imparts Her Wisdom On Aging

Judi Freedman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I've always adored actress Diane Keaton's individual style from the moment I saw Annie Hall. When I was in college in the later 70s, I tried to emulate Annie.

The Hardest Part Of Being Divorced And Over 50

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 02.03.2015 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

By now, we know what we like and don't like -- whether it's food, cars, style ... or sex. If you've undergone a painful divorce, I bet you've composed a list of things you tolerated with your former spouse, but no longer want to do with a new partner.

Why I'm Thankful for My Divorce

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
Kat Forsythe, MSW

This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful my former spouse pushed me to realize that parting ways was the best thing for us. I'm thankful for my divorce because I learned how to better deal with whatever life hurled my way -- and taste the sweetness of freedom.

STIs: The Sex Talk No One Wants To Have -- But Should

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

I've talked in the past about how hard it is to ask for your sexual preferences in bed. But this is harder than just asking for your favorite position. Nonetheless, it's a non-negotiable necessity.

4 Tips To Put Your Best Foot Forward After Divorce

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Ultimately, the belief that we're doing well has to come from the inside. For many of us recovering from divorce, the dependence we had on our former spouse's opinion caused significant pain.

The Feeling Almost Everyone Has But Won't Admit

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We have hundreds of Facebook friends. We are connected to the world through our computers, phones and tablets. We are the most connected generation of women in the history of the planet. We are also the loneliest.

Jane Pauley Shares Insights For Reimagining Your Life

Judi Freedman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Soon Jane will be 64 years old and she recently took a job as correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. She also is the author of a new book, Your Life Calling, about people who are reimagining their lives during their second act.

20 Reasons To Run The NYC Marathon At Least Once in Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Every year around this time, I get the New York City Marathon bug. My usual every-other-day run generally takes me to Central Park, where I loop around for three or four miles, sometimes doing the full six.

3 Crazy Easy Ways To Love Yourself To A Better Body

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A friend and her husband recently took the scenic route from Colorado back to their home in New York, making interesting stops along the way. Knowing how strongly I feel about the importance of eating well, exercise, and keeping weight at a reasonable level, she sent me this description of what she saw at one of the places they stopped to eat lunch, somewhere in the midwest.

This Is What To Tell Yourself When You Can't Sleep At Night

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 12.13.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Anxiety is the big gun in regularly occurring insomnia. What do you think or say when you're jolted awake? Monitoring the messages we give ourselves may be the trick we need to get back into la-la land.

How Boomers Are Playing A Major Role In Changing Family Dynamics

Judi Freedman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

This week, I had a chance to talk with Will Paley, Trend Strategist at JWT, about the ad agency's 'Meet The New Family' research study. It was clear from the report that boomers are playing a major role in the evolving family structure both in the USA and abroad. 'The family is such an important concept around the world,' said Will. 'What it means to be a family is changing. Boomers are an untapped opportunity.'

What I Learned From 5 Influential Boomer Celebs

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

As a contributor to AARP and host of The Best of Everything series on the AARP YouTube channel, I was invited to participate in the Ideas@50+ event recently in San Diego. Here are a few kernels of wisdom from some of the biggest names at the event.

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

Retiring the Art of Perfection

Judi Freedman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I was looking for a challenge during my second act and now I've found a big one. This goal may take me several years to achieve, but I'm going to accomplish it.

Is It Love We're After? Post-Divorce Romance

John McElhenney | Posted 09.20.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Today we are together. I don't have a name for what we are. I am not "dating" her, because I have decided with my heart, that I am in a relationship with her and we are not just casually getting together.