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Older Women

How to Score Young Guys

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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 04.16.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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.

Antonio Banderas Says Society's Double Standard Of Aging Is 'Ridiculous'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

Antonio Banderas says society, not just Hollywood, is to blame for the unfair pressures put on women today to maintain their youthful sex appeal. ...

Twiggy, 65, On Why She's Not Hanging Up Her Leather Pants Any Time Soon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty

She may be in her 60s, but fashion icon and designer Twiggy says she won't be hanging up the leather pants any time soon. "I refuse to say women o...

Stop Telling Me I'm Old

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My wonder and excited anticipation of the unexpected have not diminished one iota since the days of waiting for my prom date to arrive, or for the impending birth of each of my children.

Madonna On Why She Won't Date Men Her Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty

If there's anything that we know about Madonna, it's that she doesn't play by the rules -- she makes her own. And after more than 30 years in the indu...

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Skylar Liberty Rose

Nobody tells the carefree 25-year-old female that in another 25 years she'll be invisible. In Western cultures women of a certain age are not revered. They are subjected to the swipe of a metaphorical hand that casts them aside and signifies to them that they have all but expired.

Opportunities for Women in the President's Budget?

Amanda Andere | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Amanda Andere

As an organization with a 50-year history of ensuring that the gender and economic security lenses are included in policy and budget discussions, Wider Opportunities for Women, had one question in reviewing the President's proposed budget, "Are there opportunities for women?"

Yagana Shah

Moderate Drinking May Be Beneficial -- But Only For Older Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty

You may think you're doing yourself a favor by having the occasional glass of wine. Beyond the enjoyment, we've all heard about the much-touted health...

Young Men Really Do Want Older Women, Study Finds

YourTango | Amanda Chatel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Fifty

A few months ago a study came out that broke the hearts of women everywhere. Researched and compiled by the fine people at OKCupid, it revealed that w...

Why We Should All Be Applauding James Bond's New -- And Older -- Girlfriend

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

In the next James Bond movie, Bond will be played by Daniel Craig, 46. The Bond Girl? She will be Monica Bellucci, 50. It goes without saying that Bellucci is drop-dead gorgeous and sexy. But she doesn't look 20 or 30 or even 40. She simply looks like a gorgeous older woman.

Why Looks Really DO Matter To A Lot Of Women As They Age

Dana O'Dell | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
Dana O'Dell

I've had many interesting conversations lately with midlife women about claiming OUR space between attractiveness and authenticity as we age. Intellectually, I understand the paradox of beauty and aging because I was introduced to the beautifying of women at a very young age. I grew up surrounded by QUEENS-beautiful strong women. I mean visibly stunning and smart women.

5 Reasons To Enjoy Being An Older 'Invisible' Woman

Next Avenue | Kristine Holmgren | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kristine Holmgren (This article previously appeared on kristineholmgren.com) Once upon a time, I was a show-stopp...

'Hot In Cleveland' Cast Reveals Why The Show's So Shocking

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty

TV Land’s "Hot In Cleveland" is proof that with age comes excellence. Behind its humor and side-splitting hijinks, the show harkens back to the h...

Aging at Home? Let's Get Physical

Rachel Adelson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Pull up your leg warmers and tie a sweatband around your forehead. Let's get physical. Having talked about the things that motivate us to be fit in our later years, I'd like to connect specific exercises that build muscle strength and stamina to the things they support in everyday life.

7 Ways Sex Is Way More Awesome In My 50s Than It Was In My 20s

Erica Jagger | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

At 50, dating for the first time in over two decades, I ventured into a brave new world of sex that was kinda like sex in my 20s, only a zillion times better. It was -- and remains -- better because it's chock full of things I never experienced when I was younger.

Proof That 'Sexy' Doesn't Have An Expiration Date

Erica Jagger | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

I really don't understand why people collude with a misogynistic cultural message. I don't know why it's threatening to see an older woman rocking a revealing outfit, or to picture an older woman having sex. Perhaps younger women don't want more competition? Perhaps men find a hot woman with life experience intimidating?

Ageism -- Another Dumb "Ism"

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Snortland

My worth, or any other woman's relevance, should not be based on how "hot" we are -- what I call the Breedability Quotient or BQ -- unless we subscribe to that disempowering social view that young is superior. We should honor older women; not disgrace them.

5 Reasons Why Men Love Dating Older Women

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You think it’s easier or more fun to date younger women? Ken Solin, 69, an AARP dating expert whose columns also ap...

Mammograms May Cause More Harm Than Good For Older Women, Study Suggests

Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty

While mammograms are used for early breast cancer detection and to lower mortality, older women might not reap the same benefits as younger women, a n...

10 Hollywood Couples Who Prove 'Cougar' Stereotypes Wrong

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Age is a state of mind. Just ask the fabulous women in these famous May-December romances: Read more from Grandpar...

The Tyranny of the Mirror: Is Looking Young Making Us Feel Worse?

Grown And Flown | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We condemn the pressure placed on our daughters to be and look perfect. And then, we place almost the same pressures upon ourselves to be forever young, to repel the forces of aging and to glean our sense of self from our faces rather than our lives.