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PHOTOS: Bob Hope Slept Here, But Nixon Landed A Helicopter At This Incredible Estate

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

The long-time home of Bob Hope and his wife Dolores in Los Angeles' Toluca Lake neighborhood is on the market for the first time since it was built fo...

Is That A Hand-Written Thank You Note I See???

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

For the record, I'm not an online slammer. I think being able to stay in touch with kids in college via texting and Skype has saved many an empty nester from going insane. I think Grandma loves getting photos from your phone, taken and sent in the moment. It's just that sometimes, a simple eraser board and hot pink tape says things more clearly.

5 Surefire Signs You're Ready to Downsize

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty

Eventually, we pretty much all downsize. While a few diehards may opt to stay in their large family homes until the hearse pulls into the driveway, mo...

The King Of Pop Drove This For Soda Pop -- And Now It Can Be Yours

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

The 1986 Ferrari Testarossa convertible driven by Michael Jackson in the famous Pepsi commercial series, "The Chase," is being auctioned on eBay. By W...

Why Can't We Get Telemarketers To Stop Calling?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I do not want to install solar panels on my roof or refinish my kitchen cabinets. I also do not want to paint my house, redo my floors, install a pool or resurface the one I don't have. So can you all please stop calling me?

PHOTOS: Glen Campbell Lists Malibu House

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

Mr. Rhinestone Cowboy -- country music legend Glen Campbell -- has listed his Tuscany-style Malibu oceanview home for $3.995 million. The singer bough...

5 Thoughtful Gifts To Give For Grandparents Day

Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty

A friend whose son had a soccer tournament near her mother's assisted living community this summer thought she was going the extra mile when she offer...

At Grandmother's House We Stay: One in 10 Kids Lives With A Grandparent

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty

Call it a residual from the recession, but in 2011, 7.7 million children -- one in 10 -- were living in the same household as one of their grandparent...

The Very Best TV Shows For Post 50s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.03.2013 | Fifty

There was a time when any self-respecting educated person would have cringed at the idea that anyone should be watching anything on TV. Sure there wer...

5 Labor Day Resolutions To Help Jump-Start Your Job Search

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.03.2013 | Fifty

So it's Labor Day and you aren't celebrating because you are among the millions of midlifers still out of work. Being told you aren't alone doesn't he...

5 Lessons We Learned Over The Summer Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty

The summer of 2013 -- while certainly not over -- taught us a few things. We learned: 1) That there is actually a little bit of royal-watcher in al...

Do You Remember When Traveling in Coach Looked Like This?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty

Do you remember when airline travel looked like this? Wide seats, plenty of legroom, and a flying clientele who dressed for the occasion of the flight...

5 Super Foods You Should Eat Every Day

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty

While the old adage "you are what you eat" is only partially true -- you are also what your genetics predisposes you to be -- what we put into our bod...

9 Things Midlifers Never Want To Do Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty

Sure, we've all heard of bucket lists -- the things we want to do or see before we die. But what about an un-bucket list: Things that we've done and h...

How My Daughter Drove Me To Early Stage Empty Nest Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

August marks the start of a painful time in the lives of some mid-lifers: The Empty Nest Syndrome. It's when our kids pack up and leave our homes for ...

What BIG Myth Is The Supreme Court Perpetuating?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.22.2013 | Fifty

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan -- the youngest of the Supremes at age 53 -- dropped a bombshell Tuesday when she described the men and women who si...

5 Things Every Woman Should Carry In Her Purse

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty

You never know when you are going to be called to the stage on TV's "Let's Make A Deal" and asked to produce a hair net in exchange for $100 or a chan...

7 Common Mistakes That Are Aging You Fast

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty

There is a trick to aging gracefully and it's not to simply roll over and accept it. (Notice we didn't write "roll over and play dead?") Why do some w...

When Did The Customer Stop Being Right?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We are now living with an entire generation of disinterested store clerks, rude waiters, indifferent cable company operators and medical office staffs who frankly don't give a damn whether you ever cross their employer's doorway again. Does Best Buy really wonder why it's in bankruptcy? (Hint: Shoppers hate you.)

5 Things Never To Say To Someone Retiring

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Retirement has gone from being the last chapter to the next chapter for many post 50s. But the circumstances of retirement in our post-recessionary li...

'It's Almost As If 27 Is The New 18'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty

Americans don't speak in one voice when it comes to how long it's OK for adult kids to live with their parents after college, according to a new surve...

Why I'm Trying To Be More Spontaneous

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

One of my all-time favorite movies is the 1991 'L.A. Story' where Steve Martin plays a confused TV weatherman who takes his life cues from a talking freeway sign. In that same vein, my wine bottle just spoke to me. When the cork popped out, it said 'Plan some spontaneity.'

Birthday Gift Guide: 5 Things We'd Love To Get

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty

Forget that nonsense about not celebrating birthdays after 39. Most post 50s today not only like to be fussed over on their birthday, they have come t...

5 Real Reasons Why Adult Kids Still Live At Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty

Thanks to the latest Pew research, we know what we already knew: More adult children than ever before in the past 40 years are living with their paren...

Aging Survey: Friends, Family Trump Wealth

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty

Relationships with friends and family are more important to older Americans than any financial concerns, according to the second annual United States ...