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I Will Smile When You Find a Way to Amuse Me, Pal

Melissa Janisin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Melissa Janisin

“I just like to smile – smiling’s my favorite!” That is not me talking. That is Will Ferrell playing Buddy in the movie Elf. I would never say...

How To Begin Again

Beverly Willett | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Beverly Willett


The 3 Culprits That Keep You From Being The Best Version Of You

Kingsley Grant | Posted 07.05.2016 | Fifty
Kingsley Grant

So many people are not living up to their full potential. Maybe you are one of those who aren't. Have you ever wondered why? One of the most common response I hear to the reason why, has to do with the topic of fear. Granted, this is a huge blockage. It gets in the way at almost every stage.

How Being A Late Bloomer Gives You An Edge

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 07.01.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

One of the benefits of being of a certain age is that you really can look back and dish out advice based on decades of experience! And no, I don't mean the kind where you explain to your kids how, back in the day, you walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways, with no coat or mittens, barefoot.

Farewell, Hair Color -- Hello, Tattoo!

K.C. Wilder | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
K.C. Wilder

I'd gone shopping for a vacuum cleaner and other necessities for my new home in northern California. I found myself instead studying a postcard of a ...

There's A New Midlife And It's Happening Right Now!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

The following is a speech I gave about the new midlife, based on my recently released book Your Best Age is Now. The speech was coordinated by New Yor...

How To Find Common Ground When You And Your Partner Disagree

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, our close relationships can experience considerable strain. The stress of work, family responsibilities, finances, and health problems can make you tense and irritable. Before you know it, you're in an acrid disagreement with the person you love the most.

Why I Ran a Marathon For My 50th Birthday

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Kurtzman

One of the best presents I've ever received was something I gave to myself. It was three years ago, and for my 50th birthday, when I gave myself permission to try something outside of my comfort zone.

What High Heels And A Slippery Floor Taught Me About Aging

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.11.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Each time something happens to me that reminds me that I'm heading into the third act of my life, I am startled and a bit annoyed. It's not that I didn't know these things would happen -- the memory lapses, the slight hair loss, tiring more quickly, sleeping less soundly -- I just thought they would happen, you know, later.

The Cure For The Midlife Mid-Career Crisis

Tracy Darchini | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Tracy Darchini

Most of us have seen it happen time and time again to family, friends, and colleagues -- corporate professionals in their early 50s being laid off. Too young to retire and too old to easily find another job at a commensurate level, pros over 50 can feel especially vulnerable.

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.

My Dad Isn't Superman

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Though he may be giving up driving, he still sits firmly in the driver's seat of his life's direction. And I will continually remind myself to be a supportive-mostly silent-passenger on his journey.

Midlife Wedding Do's and Don'ts: 10 Things I Wish I'd Known

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.19.2016 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

A few short months ago, I got married for the second time. Planning a midlife wedding wasn't so different from the one I planned in my early twenties ...

Can Curiosity Enhance Life Satisfaction?

Sari Sheehan | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

I was ready to shake myself out of the daily routine and go curiosity-hunting. I would use the first two things that came to mind to stimulate my curiosity.

The 5 Ways To Reach Midlife With A Jolly Good Attitude

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 05.18.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

I believe that how you look is in direct correlation with how you feel. No amount of anti-aging creams or tummy tucks are going to counteract a bitter attitude. If you aren't feeling good about yourself, you'll become one of those angry old ladies who scares the heck out of her grandkids.

How To Change Your Personality Even Later In Life

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.17.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

As we go through midlife, we may wonder whether we're permanently stuck with the personality we've had since our youth. Once you reach that certain age, you may worry that you'll be an eternal extrovert or, conversely, forever locked in the introvert's shell you've come to resent.

How To Cope With Your Teen's High School Graduation

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 05.15.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

High school is a much bigger deal than some people realize-- until they're in the moment. High school graduation is the end of a lot of things, and the start of so many others. It's the end of your child's time in schools that you (the parent) know, that you have been a part of. It's the end of a time when you know their teachers and the place they go each day.

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 ...

5 Ways Travel Is Brain Healthy In Midlife

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 05.03.2016 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Two weeks ago I traveled to Oahu in Hawaii with my friend Lois. As it happens Lois, like me, is a woman living her midlife differently than our parents or grandparents did. Each of us subscribe to the notion that you get one spin on this merry-go-round called life and we want to live it to its absolute fullest.

If a Dandelion Had a Ted Talk: Mastering Creative Integrity & Your Critics

Kat Cowley | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News
Kat Cowley

Ted Talks have changed the way we instigate & replenish passions around the world. No longer do you need a conference ticket, several hundred dollars ...

Don't Call it a Midlife Crisis: An Interview with Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Phil Simon | Posted 04.28.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

Over the last six months, I've been thinking about a career change. Nothing drastic, mind you. I'm not going to teach French poetry or anything. Still...

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.

Prince of Hearts

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

Music is my drug. It's how I cope with many things. If I'm driving, there's music on. If I'm writing, there's music on. When I feel big things, I turn...

Eating Disorders Aren't Just A Young Person's Disease

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 04.22.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I still know women like my mom. They absolutely detest getting older. They shake incredulous heads at the idea that perhaps they could accept another version of beauty. They are far from the midlife bloggers who stand in the bright sun, taking selfies or Periscopes of themselves, hooting about this and that, exuding confidence.