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Middle Aged

11 Ways To Know If You've Become A Middle-Aged Cliche

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty

Remember the ‘60s and ‘70s when all anyone ever wanted to be was original? So how did we all wind up the same? We’ll skip the low-hanging fruit ...

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...

The Fruits And Veggies That May Actually Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty

For anyone stricken with the dreaded middle-age spread, the way to shed some pounds might be easier (and tastier) than you think. A new study says tha...

Kirstie Alley Has A Brutally Honest Message For Middle-Aged Men

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty

Kirstie Alley has been flaunting her dramatic 50-pound weight loss for over a year and it seems she might be ready to get back into the dating game. J...

Unmistakable Signs You're Middle-Aged, But Still in Denial

Darah Zeledon | Posted 09.25.2016 | Women
Darah Zeledon

The signs that you're undergoing a mid-life crisis are many. However, most share a common thread and can be classified into a few neat categories that basically all mean the same thing: 1) Oblivious, 2) Clueless, 3) Misplaced, 4) Misguided, and finally, 5) Out of touch.

60, Not 50, Is The New Middle Age, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty

Dreading the big 5-0? Fear not. A new study says that 60 -- not 50 -- is the new middle-aged. Researchers from the International Institute for Appl...

10-Day Countdown to 'The Big 5-0'

Chef Rossi | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

Arrive in Whistler at 6:30 p.m. Check in and eat dinner -- more salad! A little after 10, I realize I'm 50 in NY, 49 at Whistler.

Yagana Shah

11 Stock Photos That Make Middle Age Look Awesome | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Middle age approaching soon? Not to worry, friend. According to the wonderful world of stock photos, middle age is the pinnacle of your life and your ...

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...

25 Surefire Signs You've Finally Hit Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty

What exactly is middle age? Is it when you hit 40 or 50 or 60? According to one study, the average person believes youth ends at 35 and old age begins...

40 Signs You Are Middle Aged

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.03.2013 | Fifty

When does middle age actually start? Is it when you hit 50? Or when you send your first kid off to college? Or after you've been married a good 25 yea...

8 Big Things That Make Marriage Last

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Here are eight big things that will make your marriage last.

To My Son on His 21st Birthday

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

You don't need us as much anymore. You told your father this year, "I finally realized I don't have to tell you and mom everything," and I knew we had done our job.

Why Empty Nesting May Be Easier For Stay-At-Home Moms

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The prospect of the empty nest, while raising children, was for me as foreign and distant as the Siberian tundra. Imagining myself without children to care for as my primary occupation seemed at once impossible and slightly seductive -- the idea of my kids off and on their own, while I had hours to pursue my dreams was something I thought about only in the abstract.

Midlife Ramblings: So Glad To Meet You

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Sure I have worries and stress and angst and rush around most days like a headless chicken as I try to juggle two kids, a house, a full-time job and a commute that entitles me to a lifetime achievement award from AAA. But on my birthday? Color me content.

How Empty Nesting Was Different The Second Time Around

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The truth is, adjusting to the empty nest the second time around has been easy. Having found my new passion, I was able to let my former self -- the full-time mommy of 20 years -- go peacefully, replaced by a mother of two grown people. I'm ready for anything now.

Are Empty Nests A Thing Of The Past?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

Remember all those wistful articles by empty nesters on how to transition from chaos to the quiet resulting from children leaving home to establish pe...

Text War: Competing For My College Daughter's Attention

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

When my daughter was in high school, she told me about a college friend who always made sure that if she texted one parent she would also text the other because if she did not, one parent would feel left out. I thought this was ridiculous. Now she is in college. "Did you get a text today?" I ask my husband.

The Baby Boomers Commencement Address

Marc Middleton | Posted 07.26.2012 | Fifty
Marc Middleton

In a very real way, we're all graduates of the school of life and we all have the opportunity to continue to grow and contribute. So here's my commencement address for all of us approaching or inhabiting middle age and wondering what's next?

Mother’s Day Recipe for Disaster

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.11.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I get confused on Mother's Day. My first instinct is to be there for my Mom. A close second, if not a full tie, is that I want to be with my kids. Do I want to be the mother or the motheree? Whose day is it really?

Should Married People Have Crushes? | Jeannie Muchnick | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM BetterAfter50 I’m married –- going on 21 years in fact –- but have a crush on my cute, younger-than-me-still-has-hair allergist....

How Old is 'Old'?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Fifty

If age is indeed a number, where do Americans draw the line between middle-aged and elderly? To people age 45 and younger, the line of demarcation...

Jobless and Middle-aged? A To-Do List for Getting Back to Work

Susanne Goldstein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Susanne Goldstein

If you're one of those middle-aged folks, who had a good job and are now frozen in time, here's a to-do list to help get yourself back in the game.

Middle Class Divorcees: The New Face Of Homelessness?

Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty

As boomers reach retirement age, the “Golden Years” have steadily lost their sheen, and the outlook looks bleakest for middle-aged divorcees. A ne...

Are You A MAMIL? | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

If anyone were looking for evidence that in the 21st century we are just as snobbish as ever we have been, then you only have to look at the acronyms ...