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21 Struggles Of Being An 'Old Soul' Trapped In A Young Body

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

"Old souls" out there, you know who you are. And it's likely you've known since you were quite young, when your parents told you just how unique your ...

C'est La Vie

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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This Is The Age At Which Science Says You'll Know True Happiness

Your Tango | Nicole Weaver | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty

Can you guess? When you ask people when they were the happiest, chances are they get nostalgic and reflect back to their childhood. After all, that's...

34 Ways You Change As You Become An Adult

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Being an adult doesn't mean locking in a 9-5 job and procreating. Being an adult doesn't mean having everything figured out. Being an adult isn't some threshold you pass through at a fully mature and developed stage of life.

Only Fair Weather

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Why I Want to Live Like I'm 40 In My 20s

TueNight | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
TueNight

In my mind, every year of my life is an opportunity to learn more about who I am and what I want from this life. It also gets me closer to the age I've always wanted to be... 40.

Scenes From a Marriage

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Why I Miss And Don't Miss My 20s

Angela J. Kim | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Angela J. Kim

We were untamed, raw and daring. We used words like f*ck and sh*t proudly and loudly at stupid boys and into thin air. We didn't worry about what others thought about us, because we were happy with who we are.

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.

What Is the Evidence That Confirms a Person Has Achieved Enlightenment?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News
Terry Mollner

My best friend Johnny and I were on the way back from seeing the movie Wild. During the drive home, while for a few moments sitting in silence in the passenger seat next to him, I became aware that I was feeling sad.

10 'Lame' Things That Are Awesome When You're An Adult

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Literally, Darling

Is it just me, or is a carpet with those sweet, beautiful vacuum lines almost as beautiful as looking at a sunset over the ocean?

The Life Skills You Should Have By 50, 60, 70

Next Avenue | Sue Campbell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sue Campbell Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a blog series on life skills and knowledge that are good to have...

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I'm sure there are probably other signs, but this list covers at least the majority of them. I know we can always do a better job displaying our mature sides. I also know that, by doing so, we lift each other up through our example.

Feelings

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Surviving a High School Reunion

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Lita Smith-Mines

I thought I'd share a few coping mechanisms that worked for me, transforming a fright night into a pleasant party (if you're a social butterfly or an accomplished salesperson, these suggestions probably seem like second nature to you).

We, the Adolescents

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy As I was working on my research about the sustainability mindset -- and the global unsustainability of our current behaviors -- ...

7 Steps To Becoming A Well-Behaved Parent:

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Let's just say that children do not do what we say, they do what we do. If you are not liking the behavior of your children, maybe it is time to take a look in the mirror.

30 Years of Solitude: Spending My Summer at Home

Lianna Serko | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

When my parents left for a short jaunt to the shore in the middle of the summer, I exulted in the freedom their absence would lend me. But what ensued stunned me.

A Better Idea Than a Bucket List

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Instead, I've taken a last look at my worn, tattered bucket list, crossed off things I don't care a hoot about, and divided what's left into categories labeled "Still Theoretically Possible."

Why Men Should Wholeheartedly Embrace Baldness

Dan Levitz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Dan Levitz

I'm pretty bald and I like it. I would never have said that twenty years ago when the shocking exodus of follicles began: unrelenting, unsentimental and with a cold hasty finality.

Yagana Shah

5 Things We Wouldn't Be Caught Dead Doing After 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty

We're not teenagers anymore, and we're happy about that. A while back we wrote about just why we're so grateful we're way past the days of popularity ...

Why You Should Hold Your Head And Your Hemlines High After 50

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

On the one hand, it's nice to get attention from younger men, or really, any men at all, at this age. And I know, you're probably thinking, "Who the hell cares what men think?", or "Why should we need male attention to validate our attractiveness or sexuality?" We shouldn't.

How To Make The Next 20 Years Better Than The Last

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I am not delusional about the effects of aging, but I am also aware that strength and vitality can come from places other than a healthy body and a young mind. I am aware that as I age, my two greatest assets become perspective and creativity. And I am aware that as I have aged, those assets have, if anything, become noticeably stronger.

Ann Brenoff

5 Ways Being Older Helps You Cope At Cocktail Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

Being older does make us wiser in certain situations. Here's how being older helps you cope at cocktail parties and social situations: 1. You aren'...

60 Better Alternatives To Aging Gracefully

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

I will accept that "grace" sounds like a lovely word. After all, who wouldn't want to be charming and refined? The problem is that it is both inaccurate and restrictive. It is inaccurate because older women want so much more from life, as the rest of this article will show. It is restrictive, because, like the "good girl" syndrome, it tells us how we should behave to be accepted by society. It implies that older women should slow down and gently fade into the sunset.