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What I Learned from Going to the Dogs

Tracey Conway | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

This winter when the Arctic Blast took New England by storm - literally - a dream at the top of my Bucket List was achieved. With a speaking job booke...

Think Boomers Have Nothing to Teach Younger Generations About Social Media? Think Again

Tira Harpaz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Because social media moves so quickly and the world seems to demand an immediate response, people feel the need for instantaneous and often wrong-headed reactions.

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old

Jan Golden | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

I don't consider myself an early adopter to technology. I've never camped outside Best Buy and I only upgrade my phone when Verizon tells me it's time. However, I am interested in new ways of doing things, especially if they save me time and money. I like to keep at a moderate pace with technology.

6 Tips For Overcoming Age Bias In Today's Job Market

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty
Susan Peppercorn

If you are searching for a new job and are over the age of 50, it's understandable that one of your biggest concerns is age discrimination. Age bias is real, but not insurmountable. Here are six tips for overcoming it.

Love Letter to the Sound of Music: Happy Anniversary

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Brenda Peterson

Looking for a Valentine's Day card in the supermarket, I instead snapped up the new Time/Life magazine's glossy anniversary edition of "The Sound of Music: 50 Years Later, the Hills Are Still Alive."

Looking for Work Over 50 - Knocking Down Obstacles

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Looking for work can be one of life's truly daunting experiences. Looking for work when you're older can be a particularly distasteful, even humiliating, exercise.

Mother

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Amy Elias, MS

Of all the words there could ever be titles and fashions of the lady I love, Mother shines way above the beauty of all tragedy. Of all the...

An Experienced Dater Wonders Why Men Are Still Expected To Pick Up Checks

Joe Seldner | Posted 01.27.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Despite the enormous and admirable strides women have made in recent decades, there seems to be one physical limitation many women still have: Reaching for their wallets on dates.

Alice Among Us...

Tara Fass | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

As always none of what has been written here should be construed as advice, except to recommend that you go and see Still Alice.

Take Time for Passionate Pursuits

Christine Sparacino | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Christine Sparacino

Voni and Paul call Big Bend, Texas, their home for eight months out of the year, then hit the road from mid-May until mid-September touring on their motorcycles.

The Healing Power of Holiday Community Singing

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Brenda Peterson

We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.

The Big See: How Having Cancer Showed Me What Is Most Important

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly c...

Why We Keep On Keepin' On

Ellary Eddy | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty
Ellary Eddy

It is precisely this struggle and frustration that creates character, that provides the context, the backdrop to the real drama, the real action of our lives upon this stage.

So This Is 50

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

It's not like I'm an expert on the being 50 thing. It's only been a few months since I turned the big five-oh! But I can tell you what I've noticed about being a half-century old that wasn't exactly on my radar 20 years ago.

Do We Really Change As We Get Older?

Joe Seldner | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Reunions can be wonderful time travel exercises. Just had my 30th business school reunion, and other than the shock of seeing wrinkled faces and gray hair -- my own included -- it was a great time.

The 8 Goals I Simply Have To Accomplish Now That I'm 60

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For about three weeks after having hip replacement surgery in 2010, I felt I was doomed to a life as an Old Man. For the first time in 60 years, I briefly stopped feeling like a kid and looked at the face of aging.

Does Motherhood Ever Become Obsolete?

Mindy Trotta | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Mindy Trotta

I'm not quite sure who first used the metaphor "nest" to refer to one's home, but that wise soul was really spot on. We'd often come across nests poki...

A Better Idea Than a Bucket List

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Instead, I've taken a last look at my worn, tattered bucket list, crossed off things I don't care a hoot about, and divided what's left into categories labeled "Still Theoretically Possible."

The Joys and Perils of Post-50 Pet Adoption

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

If the fellas had been human infants, no one would have offered me one, much less suggest that I take two. And the guys did not come with warning labels. And my memory isn't necessarily what it used to be. So, it has come to pass that I now have a six-month-old and a five-month-old terrifying/terrorizing whirlwind of energy in my apartment.

I on Beauty: Chapter 2

Irene Michaels | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

With so many pressures and stress factors in today's world, I credit my peacefulness to practicing sitting meditation. We as beautiful women need our beauty rest, our mindfulness and a healthy attitude.

Social Security Basics -- Five Things To Think About Before You Apply

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Since Social Security plays such a big part in people's lives, you'd think we'd have a better idea about how it all works. But on the contrary, a lot of folks don't fully understand their benefits or, more importantly, how to maximize them.

I on Beauty: Chapter 1

Irene Michaels | Posted 06.21.2014 | Style
Irene Michaels

I am approaching 70 years of age and the question I am always asked is... "What is my secret to beautiful skin." The one and most important answer is "Consistency."

Sudden Retirement: Wows and Warnings

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Suzette Standring

For years, David's work schedule had him out of the house at sunrise, returning way past sundown. Now he's home with me 24/7, and as a couple, we have much to relearn about each other in that sudden togetherness. Apparently, I talk out loud to myself... a lot.

A Writer's Dream In San Miguel

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

For the past nine years, Susan has invited great writers to come read from their books and share their process of writing -- novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, screenwriters and playwrights, literary journal editors as well as agents and social media wizards.

How I Found Fun Again After Years Of Being 'A Dullard'

Emma Nicholson | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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.