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Middle Age

10 Reasons to Embrace "Aging Gaily"

Leon Acord | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

It's just a matter of tweaking your thinking. For every reason to feel like life as you know it has ended, there is an equally compelling reason to embrace your age. It's just a matter of perspective.

Why I Bared It All At A Nude Beach -- With My 75-Year-Old Mother

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 12.13.2014 | Fifty
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

Halfway through my year of new mid-life adventures, I embarked on my most challenging experience yet. I pushed past the anticipated horror and viewed it pragmatically. When visiting a nude beach, I figured I should bring along three things: sunscreen, an extra-large towel, and of course, my 75-year-old mother.

Dear 20-Year-Old Me

Kathy Radigan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I've often wondered what that young, extremely insecure girl would think of the outspoken woman I've become. What would I tell her?

Middle (St)age Never Stop Learning

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

Take me, for instance. Just because I have been with Allstate since the Beatles broke up, or at least Wings, have drunk the same coffee since my first hangover and haven't had a new hairstyle since my senior prom... Well, I wouldn't say I'm stuck in my ways.

Making the Transition From Corporate to Creative Writing

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Donna Marie Williams

I still fantasized about writing novels, but when I got home from work, I never seemed to have enough energy at the end of the day. Whenever I attempted to write creatively, the words never "sounded" right.

Over The Hill And Away We Go

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

I don't like the mornings I wake up feeling like Rip Van Winkle, a time when the world has passed me by and I've suddenly gone out of style. Thirty ye...

7 Things Middle-Aged Men Don't Ever Want To Hear Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty

Just like a middle-aged woman would prefer you didn't suggest she was "acting menopausal" when she decides to make a citizen's arrest of the driver wh...

Middle (St)age Techno-Not

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

There is so much in this vast territory to help us, teach us, and keep us current that we have to dive in. And let's face it, the faster we embrace it, the faster us Middle (St)age ers can take over the world! (Cue sinister laugh.)

Middle (St)age and Self Help

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I have every intention of growing and aging into a place of happiness. Someone told me the other day that they thought people, as they approach the Middle (St)age either get mad or they get depressed. No! That is not what I'm going to do!

Depression and Suicide Among Older White Men Is No Laughing Matter

Lata K. McGinn | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lata K. McGinn

White men, who hold the position of highest privilege in society, tend to have less experience facing negative or stigmatizing experiences as compared to other groups who may have spent a lifetime learning to cope with such experiences.

The Middle Ages

Lori Ferraro | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Don't get me wrong I know I'm getting older. It happens -- and certain things do happen that make me feel like I fit the profile.

Middle (ST)AGE, Middle Age. Acceptance is Key! (Part 1)

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

You take a good look at your kids, if you have them, and you realize how grown up they are. They're telling you to expect a card on Grandparents Day this year. Grandparent? You?

There Are Two Kinds of People: Those Who Remember Movies and Those Who Don't

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

There are two kinds of people: Elephants (who effortlessly recall plots, themes, characters and endings, be they fictional or from their own life) and Goldfish (in honor of our patron saint, an animal whose memory span has been measured to be between three seconds and five months).

Slop Bucket Full of Promise

Jim McCleary | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim McCleary

I'm a 51-year-old college graduate working a $20-an-hour job clearing dirty dishes off tables at black-tie events. Back when I had money and good income, I used to attend these functions, clad in tux and tails.

Middle (ST)age, Middle Age, Midlife. Whatever you Want to Call it, it's Here!!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

We are being asked not to sit on our possibly slightly more padded bums and contemplate retirement, NO! We are being asked to remain fit, youthful and learn new things at an exponential rate in order to keep up with this ever-changing world.

10 Stunning Photos That Prove Middle-Aged Women Are Not Invisible

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts

Our culture is obsessed with youth, especially when it comes to women. Most ladies represented in magazines, on screen, in advertisements or even in t...

How Neil Young Saved Me During High School

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Like most teenagers, music was my passion, and the music I loved defined me. Back when there were record players and 33 RPM albums with creatively rendered covers that opened like books, I collected and listened, read the liner notes and knew the words to hundreds of songs by heart.

Yagana Shah

5 Summer Essentials For Every Woman's Handbag

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty

You can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her purse. Smart men know better than to look inside a woman's handbag. But kids know you can alwa...

Yagana Shah

9 Things Everyone Should Know Before Turning 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

They say hindsight is always 20/20, which can be so darn frustrating. Sometimes we wish we had a crystal ball to tell us if we were taking the right j...

Why Change Sucks Even When You're Middle Age

Donna Highfill | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Change is difficult. For some reason I thought being in my fifties meant that a change in life would no longer cause me to grieve. Instead, I would sit, Yoda-like, and spout wisdom such as 'Do or do not, there is no try.' Didn't happen.

Yagana Shah

How To Tell If You're Going Through A Midlife Crisis, In One Simple Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

Aging gracefully can be hard to do... But you're going to be just fine! Love, HuffPost 50 ...

7 Purchases That Might Indicate A Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty

Do people really have midlife crises? The topic has been debated for years. And yet studies confirm that many people do get the blues during middle ag...

Belly Fat And 9 Other Body Changes You Shouldn't Ignore In Middle Age

High50 | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
High50

If you're in your 50s you've probably noticed that your body is changing. Perhaps your metabolism isn't what it used to be, or you may not have so much energy, or something is niggling you that didn't used to.

20 Undeniable Signs You've Reached Middle Age

Linda Roy | Posted 08.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Roy

Let's face it; we live in a youth-oriented society. And as a member of Generation X as well as a member of an indie/alternative band, I've always clung to my youth, however fading or fleeting, with white knuckles. Judging by the number of over-40 somethings running around in velour sweat pants with 'JUICY' bedazzled across the backside, I'd say we're all white knuckling it.

Why I Sometimes Hide From the World

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

There's usually no specific reason. It's just an accumulation of things, little bits of information and tiny injustices, news and facts and stories and, well, it just gets to be too much. I head for the solace of my bed, under a fluffy blanket, a stack of books and magazines and my TV remote nearby.