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Now That's a Tonic!

Nancy Deville | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

I travel with a sack of food because I detest processed food on airplanes. I try to only eat food that rots or ferments, so generally speaking you h...

Would You Rather Be Dead Than Old?

Nancy Deville | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

I want to write stories about older women because, frankly, it's not that interesting to me to watch or read about women who are thirty years younger than me, and I can't be the only older woman who feels that way. I already did all those things the younger protagonists are doing. I want to read about what I'm doing now.

Why You Should Consider A 'Golden Girls' Lifestyle

Bonnie Moore | Posted 10.22.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

Remember Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia? More than an '80s sitcom that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, The Golden Girls sparked a movement. From a surprising concept -- who has housemates past their twenties? -- shared living has become a national housing model.

13 Things You Should Never Say To A Menopausal Woman

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty

It's bad enough walking around looking and feeling like you just got out of a spin class -- you know, face flushed, sweat stains on your shirt -- as y...

Kim Cattrall's Inspiring Message To Older Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty

At 59, Kim Cattrall says women of her generation who are looking to find themselves best not waste their time trying to look younger. "I don't think t...

Senior Poverty in Today's Census Report

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

Today's report confirms that the numbers of seniors living in poverty are growing and that the problem of senior poverty, particularly for women, is an urgent one.

These Glamorous Older Women Prove Aging Has Rarely Looked Better

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty

Worried about aging gracefully? A new photo series by photographer Tirzah Brott reveals just how glamorous old age can be.  Brott's collecti...

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

87-Year-Old Returns To College, Earns Degree After 7 Decades

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

Eleanor "Jean" Kops will don a cap and gown on Saturday, walk across a stage, and finally receive her college diploma -- an event that's been nea...

Are Women Invisible After Age 50?

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

I'm a fiction writer too, but my rejections aren't based on unconscious biases. They are fully aware, awake, slap you across the face with reality biases. I am an older woman writing about older women.

The Sexual Revolution That's Being Led By Middle-Aged Women

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

I came late to my own true sexually. Just like many of the young women of today, I started life obsessed with marriage, monogamy, and motherhood when I was in my twenties - this is 30 years ago. I don't think that I was rejecting sexuality - as I remember it way back then - it was pretty good. No - it wasn't swinging from the chandelier sex - but it was good sex.

Why I Won't Let My Skinny Jeans Dictate My Body

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I'm just returning to and fully embracing the most daring fashion staple in my closet - my beloved blue jeans - and adding a silver accoutrement.

5 Very Good Reasons To Date An Older Woman

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty

Forget the MILF stereotypes. There are plenty of solid reasons to date older women that have nothing to do with just how fabulous they look (although,...

Older Women Are Having Sex A Lot More Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty

Some younger people might cringe at the idea of their parents' generation getting frisky, but a new study shatters the myth that older people aren't h...

How Theatre Helped Me Embrace My Age

Dey Young | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty
Dey Young

It is because of my age and experience that I have the wisdom in how to direct and contain my energy more productively. It's a shame that the film industry and most industries see women in their 50s as too old when really it is our best decade.

8 Things The 'Golden Girls' Taught Us About Sex

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty

Forget "Sex and the City." Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia were the real trailblazers when it came to women's sexuality on TV. Known for its raunc...

The Dating Reminder Middle-Aged Women Still Need To Hear

Joe Seldner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A few months ago, I was on a 'dating over 50' panel intended to offer male perspectives to an entirely female audience. I tend to be pretty direct, and believe if women want the male perspective, I should offer it warts and all. Foolishly, I figured that's what they wanted.

From 'Project Runway' to Archery Fame: Laura Bennett Shelton

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty
Brandi Megan Granett

I find the less time I have, the less time I waste. I don't believe in finding time. You have to make time for the things you want to do.

This Photographer Pretended To Be An Old Woman, And Learned This

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

As we get older we may find ourselves searching for things that help us stay young -- whether it's hair dye to cover grays, creams promising a youthfu...

Carla Gugino: Young Women Are Finally Getting 'Roles That Really Count'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

Actress Carla Gugino told HuffPost Live on Monday that there have been some real changes in Hollywood since the beginning of her career. While many ac...

How to Score Young Guys

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.20.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

A young guy will look cute on your arm, have fun with you, join you on adventures and never make you go to his cousin's bar mitzvah or for a visit with his annoying racist uncle.

Hillary Is In -- And Her Age Is No Disqualifier

Paul H. Irving | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Paul H. Irving

Americans deserve to know about a presidential prospect's health, and questions about experience and integrity are, of course, legitimate areas of inquiry. But to imply that Hillary -- or any candidate -- should be discounted based on advancing age goes too far. Age is an asset; it's no disqualifier.

11 Tweets That Sum Up The Everyday Ageism And Sexism Older Women Face

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

Sexism is a harsh reality many women face, whether in the form of catcalling on the sidewalk or sexual harassment in the workplace. And, as women age,...

12 Headlines We'd Read if Madonna Were an Older Man

David Toussaint | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
David Toussaint

Madonna gets a lot of heat for behaving in a way many believe is inappropriate for a woman over 50. Men who are also "of a certain age" often behave in rebel fashion, but are usually lauded for their actions.

It's Hard For Men To Believe I Feel Attractive At 50

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Thousands of times every day advertisers tell women, both young and old, that they are failing to be attractive and/or beautiful, while simultaneously telling women that being attractive and beautiful are the only conduits to pleasure and happiness.