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Middle Age

5 Foods To Help You Sleep Better In Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty

Restful shuteye at night can sometimes become elusive as we get older. Not only does it become more challenging to fall asleep, it’s also harder to ...

I'll Pass On Adult Summer Camp

Jackie Goldschneider | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Jackie Goldschneider

After endless Facebook photos of packed trunks and tearful goodbyes, everyone's kids have finally gone off to summer camp. And I admit that sometimes, when I think about all the fun they'll be having, I get a little jealous.

The Elephant in the Bedroom

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 06.09.2016 | Comedy
Lisa Smith Molinari

We've all seen those awkward commercials. Unrealistically tall, thin, good-looking actors holding hands in outdoor bathtubs and canoodling in public.

15 Hilarious Tweets Every Middle Aged Person Can Totally Relate To

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty

As Bette Davis once said, "Old age ain't no place for sissies." But those who have made it into their 40s, 50s and beyond will tell you there's nothin...

Mirror, Mirror

Donna Henes | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Donna Henes

Like most women, I can't help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I've aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue. But do I mind? Not really.

5 Common Mistakes That Are Causing Your Middle-Age Spread

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty

It's no secret that trying to lose weight -- or even maintain your weight -- can be an uphill battle in middle age. Sure, things like lower muscle mas...

Middle-Aged People Have More Adventurous Sex, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty

Think your sex life will go downhill in middle age? Think again. A new study says middle-aged people might be having some of the most raucous, satisfy...

Midlife Crisis? That Was So Last Year. #SayYourAge

Katie Goodman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

I think being in your late-40's makes you a badass. Why? Cuz you've gotten over some stuff, you've let go of some stuff, and you've learned some stuff. You know what your politics are. You know how to demand a raise without getting defensive. You know you might not ever get a better time on your half marathon. .. but you also don't really care.

10 Reasons Why Being 57 Is So Awesome

Kati Reijonen | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty
Kati Reijonen

Since there are so many people around me suffering from age crisis (a 55-year-old and a 19-year-old, to name a few) I have recently been thinking about my own age quite a bit. I am 57. It sounds like a lot of years. They say that 50 is the new 30. I say that 50 is still 50, too, and that's alright.

How To Know For Sure You're Having A Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty

Since 65 has been proclaimed the new middle age, we thought we'd bump up the signs of the new -- later-in-life -- midlife crisis. 1. If someone asks ...

The 30 Most Annoying Truths About Midlife

Shannon Day | Posted 04.26.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Day

Yo, middle-age! You sure did sneak up on us. And, although we've been expecting you, my girlfriends and I can't help but feel offended by some of the nasty and mean shit you've brought along to the party.

Middle Age Dance Moves

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

I'm not a Pete Yorn fan, but my husband is. Since my husband takes me to Disney even though he hates theme parks, I go to live music events with him ...

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

Self-Esteem and Night Bicycling

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

It's a new strange truth of contemporary life. There are those among us who are immune to accident: safe from slipping on soap, or getting plastered by a passing bus.

How the Sandwich Generation Gets Their Sexy On

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.22.2016 | Women
Kathy Radigan

A few weeks ago my husband and I found ourselves in a situation that doesn't come often enough. We were home alone, and our three kids were out.

Stifling The Voice In Your Head That Says You're Not Busy Enough

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

There are times to be busy and crazy and work your ass off and times to sit a while. There are periods of life when being idle is not a crime, but a necessity. There is something to be said for doing nothing, but no one wants to admit it anymore.

On the Cusp of Fifty

Karin Schott | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Karin Schott

If I angle the camera just so, slightly above my head, then this selfie I am trying to take will not show the little wattle that is growing under my ...

Planning My Funeral

Lori Duff | Posted 03.04.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

Right about the time I graduated from college, my friends started getting engaged. It got to the point where every week there was either an engagemen...

The Very Real Perks Of Being An Old Lady

Bernadette Noll | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Bernadette Noll

I've been hanging out with my mom these past couple of months. She's 90. I have enjoyed shepherding her around town and I make sure that wherever we go people know she's 90.

Why Life Just Gets So Much Better After 50

PK Read | Posted 03.02.2016 | Fifty
PK Read

I was more cynical in my 20s than I am now, and I don't miss how the anticipation of the new was always tinged with the anxiety of getting something wrong. The only things I really miss about youth are skin elasticity, my natural hair color, and a higher metabolism.

Why I'm Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th

Caryn Berardi | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Caryn Berardi

As a planning committee, we still have many details left to finalize for our 20th reunion (namely, all of them). But the feedback I have received so far has been anticipation and excitement.

The Upside Of Being An Older Bride

Andrea Tate | Posted 02.27.2016 | Fifty
Andrea Tate

Can't I just wear a nice white pantsuit that covers a multitude of sins? I asked myself. Yet something about those white dresses called to me. I told myself it was for my fiancé, but if I had been honest, he could have cared less about the dress. He only cared about what was under the dress, so I should have stopped staring at the cupcake store next to the Bridal Shop.

Rethink the Midlife Crisis

Hippo Reads | Posted 02.23.2016 | Fifty
Hippo Reads

Why is our society so dismissive and negative about big changes that happen in midlife? And what if midlife reinvention, as I prefer to call it, isn't a crisis at all but an opportunity for self-discovery as we transition from one phase of life to another?

The Very Best Part Of Growing Old

Lori Day | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
Lori Day

Sometimes I feel smarter than I was 30-something years ago. I don't remember how to do Algebra or how to diagram a sentence, but I can read several newspaper articles about seemingly disparate issues and immediately see how they are connected.

The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They're Happiest

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty

The British government recently released a survey of more than 300,000 adults over the span of three years in an attempt to pinpoint which time of lif...