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The Main Reasons I Love Being Over 50

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 04.22.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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.

What Really Happens When Your Child Turns 18

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Kids don't come with instructions, yet we figure out pretty quickly how to nurture, teach, and protect them. I just didn't expect that we had only 17 years and 364 days to accomplish everything we set out to do, before the start of a whole new ballgame.