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The 4 Stand-out Traits of a 40-Year-Old Woman

Naomi Cahill | Posted 12.30.2016 | Women
Naomi Cahill

Two thousand and sixteen saw me wave goodbye to my thirties and tentatively step on to the descending side of 'the hill'. As milestone birthdays go, t...

When Women Regret Having Stayed Home With Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.12.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

It is fairly taboo for women to say to each other that they regret having stayed home with their children, but this is not an uncommon thing for therapists to hear. 

The Shepherd Boy and the Little Lamb

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
Elaine Ambrose

We live in a time where political correctness has diminished the authentic joy of the Christmas season.

The REAL Debate This Thanksgiving: Idaho Vs. Maine Potatoes

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.21.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

A recent poll revealed that Americans are more divided than ever during this Thanksgiving week. Perhaps most contentious is the debate over which potatoes to serve: Idaho or Maine.

My Friends were Possessed after the Election

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.14.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

My colorful, creative collection of friends consists of liberals, conservatives, assorted thespians, some town criers, recovering journalists, and a f...

A Strawberry Jam Recipe So Good You'll Want To Make It ASAP

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My mother often canned and froze food, and grape jelly was her specialty. She would process hundreds of little jars of jelly, often attaching little gingham covers that she cut with pinking shears. I still have some in the back of my pantry.

The 4 Benefits Of Married Sex You Didn't See Coming

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.

Taking Away Your Parents' Car Keys

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

As a widow in her 70s, my mother terrorized several counties in southern Idaho with her erratic driving. She loved to drive fast, but often forgot about rules and regulations.

3 Middlescent Stories And A Secret

Barbara Waxman | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Waxman

As a coach and gerontologist, I'm constantly exposed to stories from the modern workplace. Again and again, my clients tell me about the culture of ageism.

Menopause Turned Our Bedroom Into a Brothel

Lynne Cobb | Posted 09.13.2016 | Fifty
Lynne Cobb

Yes, peri-menopause is making me a changed woman. It is doing things to my body and brain that I never knew it could. It is also changing my house. Ho...

How To Be A Born-Again Sex Goddess After The Hot Mess Of Menopause

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.04.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

At the age of 50, I'm done talking about my father and I understand my relationship with my mother. I don't need a therapist to talk about any of it anymore. I'm over it. There is something about midlife -- and it's not a musical comedy.

When Your Only Daughter Leaves For College

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.31.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I have one daughter, and during the turbulence of her volatile teenage years we both counted down the days until she left for college.

Why You Should Consider Living Like 'The Golden Girls'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Traditionally, living with roommates has been the lifestyle primarily of the young and single, but more and more people in their 50s and beyond are turning to home sharing to ease the high cost of living and reduce the isolation that can occur when older adults live on their own.

13 Tweets That Hilariously Sum Up The Struggle Of Growing Older

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2016 | Fifty

Whether you love it or loathe it, aging happens to all of us. So why not meet it with a healthy dose of humor? We’ve rounded up the best tweets from...

Five Essentials For An Olympic-size Life At Any Age

Barbara Waxman | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Waxman

As we live longer lives, peak performance is not just the purview of young people. Middlescents are harnessing more than their physical fitness to achieve at these levels.

When They Go Low, We (Middlescents) Go High

Barbara Waxman | Posted 08.07.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Waxman

If make-up artist turned super model Cindy Joseph had let age define her potential, she never would have accepted Ford's offer to become a model at 60...

3 Important Questions To Help You Conquer Your Fears

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Fear is insidious. It preys on you, urging you to play it safe. It convinces you not to try anything that might risk failure.

Actinic Keratosis Isn't a Foreign Movie Star

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.05.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Just when I thought nothing could get worse than the presidential campaign, a nasty growth appeared on my head and threatened to sprout into an evil poltergeist of death and destruction. At least it took my mind off of politics.

How I Finally Discovered The True Meaning Of Midlife

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.29.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For the past five years as a writer, editor and conference organizer I have been talking about, thinking about, and having disagreements about what 'midlife' is.

Fixing the 'No Man's Land' of Midlife

Barbara Waxman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Waxman

A New Stage of Life. Let's face it - no one looks forward to being in midlife. It's a no man's land where you feel unsure about your place in the gr...

Interview With Jean Chatzky About Your Best Age Is Now For HerMoney Podcast.

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

We're feeling far better at midlife than we ever imagined we would and also feel that we are hitting this developmental milestone later and later in life.

Why Friends Nearby May Not Make The Best Confidantes

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I have a handful of friends I could go months -- or even years -- not talking to. I can pick up the phone, punch in their number and start a conversation as soon as they answer -- as if we had just talked the day before.

This Is One Of The Final Frontiers Of Discrimination

Kari Henley | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Kari Henley

The next time you catch yourself using some sort of ageist adjective on yourself or others, try to catch yourself. Ask yourself where that came from, and what purpose it serves. Ageism is the final frontier of discrimination and limiting paradigms.

How To Deal With The Narcissism So Rampant In Politics Today

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Narcissism: It's the term we love to throw at the larger-than-life public figures who seem to want nothing but nonstop attention and the center of the 24-hour media cycle. Politicians are particularly good targets for the narcissism label.

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 ...