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The Truth About Turning 40

Amy Heinz | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Amy Heinz

Here I am, 40 today. And I don't feel all that old. There are days I do, of course. You know, when I try to get up too quickly from playing on the floor with my kids. Or when I catch my reflection in the mirror and see someone else's spotted, veiny legs where mine used to be. Or when I start spouting off unsolicited advice to people who are actually the age I like to think I am.

A Decade of Becoming -- Saying Goodbye To My Thirties

Katia Bishops | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Katia Bishops

This is the last day of my 30s, a decade I've spent BECOMING.

50 Things I'm Definitely Taking Into My Next 50 Years

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Jeanne M. Stafford

I still feel pain, I get mad, I suffer setbacks and think of tweaking this or that when I look in the mirror but overall I've become my own cheerleader and because of that more positive things seem to be happening around me.

Here's How I Really Feel About Turning The Big 5-0 This Week

Cheryl Scott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
Cheryl Scott

In less than a week, I'll be dipping my toes in the big 5-0. But it's not the toe-dipping that rattles my nerves. As all mid-lifers know, it starts with a little 'testing of the water' and the next thing we know we're half-way through a decade and beyond!

Retail Chatter #11

June Haynes | Posted 02.11.2016 | Style
June Haynes

Will luxury travel experiences be competing with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Hermes? Or is this a trend in fashion like a pair of bell-bottom jeans?

Father Snows Best

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.06.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Last week I phoned my mother to see how things were going and she reported that my father was up on a ladder, shoveling snow off the roof -- which is a dicey thing for anybody to do, but at the time my father was a few days shy of his 90th birthday.

Why I'd Rather Be 50 Than 25 (And Maybe Even 30)

Ken Budd | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Two weeks ago I turned 50. I wondered if I would wake up suddenly wiser, or with osteoporosis, but 50 felt no different than 49 -- which is true of most milestone birthdays. Do you remember turning 10? Of course not. (Though no one made senior citizen jokes when I turned 10.)

The Big Challenge I'm Setting For My 50th Birthdday

Melissa Marsted | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Melissa Marsted

My 50th birthday is just a few weeks away, so I've been training for my first 50k race, along the Oregon Coast this October. As a bit of a tune up, earlier this month I ran the Park City Half Marathon.

17 Reasons Being In Your 50s Is So Freakin' Fantastic

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty

If you could live out the rest of your life at any age, in good health, what would it be? Sixteen? Thirty? Forty? According to a 2013 Harris poll of 2...

50 Telltale Signs You're Not As Young As You Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

The Huff/Post50 team had so much fun reading over the reader contributions to our post about the ways we know we are getting older that we wanted to s...

The Main Reasons I Love Being Over 50

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Inskeep

Here are the things I love about being in my 50s; regardless of our age, these things apply more broadly to the beauty of getting older, and when embraced can perhaps allow you to skip some stages and realize earlier freedom before reaching mid-life.

The Big Surprise About Turning 64

Nancy Sommers | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Sommers

Life is mysterious in these ways; one day we are impossibly young, imagining a future for ourselves full of exclamation points; the next day, we are in our 60s, having observed that life is more filled with question marks.

Why Turning 50 Is So Different From Any Other Age Milestone

Lisa Lori | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lori

I don't feel any older, but I meet people in their 20s and 30s, and I find myself looking at their faces and thinking, wow they look young. I have had, over the past two years, my own quasi midlife crisis before turning 50. I closed down my PR business after 13 years two years ago.

A Single Woman Faces the 35th Birthday Blues

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

You think that you will always be stuck in the same place, that the story will never change, but it will. And the reason it will change is because even though you sometimes get very, very down, you never actually give up

Every Unforgettable Chuck Norris Kick In Honor Of The Actor's 75th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw and Shelley Emling | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty

Happy Birthday, Chuck Norris! The actor who began his rise to fame as a martial artist turns an ass-kicking 75 today (March 10). While Arnold Schwa...

5 Reasons Rod Stewart Is Our Favorite Frontman On His 70th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

Rod Stewart turns 70 on Saturday (Jan. 10), and in addition to wishing the rocker a happy birthday, we'd like to pay him a little tribute. Here are fi...

9 Out-Of-The Box Birthday Party Ideas For Your Next Milestone Year

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

So your friend or family member is turning the big 5-0 -- or some other significant birthday that ends in "0" or "5." How will you help them celebrate...

Celebrating Milestone Birthdays in a Special Needs Family

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Gallagher

For the disabled, the developmentally challenged, a big birthday is sometimes a bitter sweet reminder of the years and years of struggle and toll it's been on a family. To all of you parents out there celebrating the milestone birthday's of your special children, I salute you with all my heart.

60 Perfect Reasons You Should Be Psyched About Turning 60

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty

Remember how old 60 sounded when you were 20? Fortunately, today's 60 is nothing like that 60. In fact, there are loads of wonderful things about turn...

What I've Learned About Living Life To The Fullest As I Approach 70

Ken Solin | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

A recent birthday brought me to within shouting distance of 70. My thoughts associated with this unexpected but appreciated event are focused on the great energy and confidence I'm feeling about my life. I'm fine tuning it and making adjustments along the way to ensure the joy continues. Sensum Boomerum Vita is Latin, I hope, for an awareness of where I am as a boomer in life's continuum.

5 Things Oprah Teaches Us About Aging Gracefully

Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty

Oprah Winfrey, the Titan Of All Media, turns 60 today. Although she's admitted that the milestone birthday is the only one she's ever had "a hiccup" a...

The Best Milestone Birthday Celebration A Man Could Have

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The restaurant is crowded, unusually so for a Tuesday night. The waitress lets the specials roll off her tongue as she does on any other night, and we pretend to listen even though we've all chosen our main courses already.

What It Really Feels Like To Turn 50

Lilac Sigan | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Lilac Sigan

I'm 50. I've been wearing a fake smile for the past few months, pretending I don't really care. I mean, 50 is just a number, right? But when I'm alone in front of the mirror, I anxiously try on the idea of being this old, like kids try on grown ups' clothes.

10 Reasons Being 50 Is So F**king Awesome

Emma Nicholson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a 'you look good for your age' response and I am not against shortening my life span for a compliment. But actually being 50 is turning out to have tons of unexpected benefits. Here are my top 10 reasons.

How I Really Feel About My Daughter Turning 40

Diana Grycan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Diana Grycan

I have just experienced yet another life passage. It is really my daughter who turned 40 this week, but it has created a whole new set of feelings in my aging self. I remember a little girl of 5 who proudly drew pretty pictures for me to put on my walls.