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12 Tips For Making New Friends At Any Age

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

As an adult, it can be hard to meet new people and start new relationships -- especially after a divorce, after the kids are grown, after being laid off or becoming a widow. But it may not be as hard as you think to make new friends in mid-life and beyond.

Which Iconic TV Mom Are You?

Janie Emaus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

No matter how much mom has changed from 1950 to the present, she is still the center of the family. The one the kids turn to for help and understanding. The one who takes care of the family pet, makes sure there is always those favorite cookies in the pantry and clean clothes in the closet.

Can A Dog Heal Empty Nest Syndrome?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Our dog Benjamin will be 13 this fall. There won't be a bar mitzvah or a confirmation, but we'll note the occasion with some extra treats, and maybe one of those singing birthday cards that he loves to destroy.

4 Things Adult Children Should Know About Giving A Mother's Day Gift

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Anthonia Akitunde

A woman needs more than the typical gifts all moms smile through every Mother's Day.

10 Tips for Great Sex in Your 40s, 50s and Beyond

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

There's an old saying that sex is one of three topics of conversation that shouldn't be brought up at the dinner table (the other two being politics and religion). And that's the fun thing about having a website: it's not the dinner table! So let's talk sex -- especially great sex for those in their 40s, 50s and beyond.

Why Post50 Women Need Friends

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

We live better, longer, healthier and happier lives when we are linked with other women in a circle of trust.

How to Avoid Empty Nest Syndrome

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

We are writing this letter to assure you that we are just fine. But we don't get to give you advice 24/7 now, so we hope you will read this, memorize it and refer to it often as the years go by, as it can serve as your guide to avoid Empty Nest Syndrome when your own children are grown.

9 Things You Should Never Say To Your Longtime Spouse

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

The words that will make your partner shut down or start a fight.

Once A Cheater Always A Cheater? From Rachel Sussman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

If your significant other has cheated on a partner in the past, does that mean he or she will cheat on you? Relationship therapist Rachel Sussman set ...

Caregiving and the '5 Languages of Love'

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

For years, research has shown that caring for an aging family member may put a caregiver's health at risk. Now, a National Institutes of Health study suggests that your "personality type" can possibly help predict just how risky caregiving might be for you.

10 Ways To Tell If You're Ready To Date Again

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

One of the most common questions asked within both the widowed and divorced communities is, 'When is it appropriate to start dating again?' The quick answer is, 'Only you can make that determination.'

7 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There's a certain question that's guaranteed to get you a one-word answer like "good" or "fine."

3 Ways To Put Desire Back Into Your Marriage

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

I was recently on a short flight from Toronto to Chicago and sat beside a gentleman from France. I normally have casual chats with the person sitting beside me that either end as quickly as they start or we find a common interest and talk the whole flight. This chance encounter was different.

When Your Kids Become The Grown-Ups

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

In addition to the angst caused by the fact that my son was leaving home was this new twist: It was possibly the first time it seemed like he was the grown-up and I was the kid.

How To Deal With An Ageist Boss

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

While the majority of Gen-X, Gen-Y and Baby Boomers work very well together and respect each other, there are a few in the minority who appear to be on a power trip. Unfortunately that trip causes an adverse impact on capable, talented older workers.

Should Grandparents Get Paid To Babysit?

Posted 03.08.2013 | Fifty

While kids apparently aren't asking their grandparents for help and guidance that much these days, their parents sure are -- especially when it comes ...

5 Things You Should Never Talk To Your Adult Kids About

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Anthonia Akitunde

Yes, we know you would like to have grandchildren -- no need to remind us every time we talk.

The Most-Awkward Pop-Culture Experiences Shared With Family Members

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

What pop culture have you experienced either with your kids -- or with your parents -- where suddenly an unexpected cringe-inducing moment occurred? I asked a few of my friends this question, and here's what I was told.

WATCH: How Your Divorce Affects Your Retirement

Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

"It used to be in most divorce cases you had to worry about the kids," began CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King. "Now you have to worry about retirem...

4 Tips To Smart Dating In Midlife

Nancy Sherr | Posted 04.26.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Put dating in perspective and see it for what it is: not just a chance to meet new people, but as an opportunity to reconnect with your authentic self.

Hey! Your Life Is Great: 5 Steps To Start Celebrating

Susanna Bair | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

The attitude of celebrating your life is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Not only that, but upbeat people attract other upbeat people, so by changing your attitude, you can set in motion positive reinforcement for a new and improved outlook. How great is your life already?

What Being An Empty Nester Is Really Like

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Now that I'm an empty nester with a world full of possibilities, I think back to the days when my choices were almost nil, and in some ways I think my then-toddler sons had more options than I did. For many years, until my third son went off to college, it seemed that my choices were limited indeed.

Shopping For Clothes With A New Teen

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I would swoop in and guide my whip smart, beautiful niece a few steps further along the path toward proud, self-actualized womanhood. Not only that, it would be fun. I had no idea what I was in for.

The Feminine Mystique and Women's Equality -- 50 Years Later

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Peter Dreier

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique -- published 50 years ago this week -- catalyzed the modern feminist movement and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.

Rita Wilson: Do Kids Still Experience The Magic Of Valentine's Day?

Rita Wilson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Fifty
Rita Wilson

I have a scrapbook full of memories, and decaying gardenias that will be passed onto my kids and grandkids. Will our kids have anything to save? If our kids don't make cards, or write poems, what will they show their kids when they're Post Fifty?