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FACE IT: Cyber Love For Aging Women?

Michele Willens | Posted 03.29.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Whatever has spurred my momentary malaise, it is time for action, to prove I am not invisible, that I am not as predictable as I appear. But how to make mine a more 'interesting' story? Several possible scenarios come to mind.

Is It Finally Okay To Re-Wear An Outfit?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.29.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

At the risk of being mistaken for the 200-year-old relic Volkswagen in Woody Allen's 1973 classic movie, 'Sleeper,' did I somehow miss the memo where it said we weren't supposed to wear outfits a second time?

Are Old Drivers Really The Problem?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband turns 78 this month, and the state of California says he must be retested if he wants to keep driving a car. I don't actually have a problem with the state wanting to be sure he is an able driver. I just want them to test all the other carpool moms too.

Dear Abby's Words To Live By

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.18.2013 | Fifty

The late columnist's words of wisdom on marriage, kids and cooking naked.

Is Carrying Cash Generational?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Having cash on you, I was taught, was protection against the unknown. It was your 'just in case' armor. No one ever said what 'just in case' could possibly be, and like all good imaginations run amok, my 'just in case' mental reel was filled with blood and guts and my body being dumped in the woods on the outside of town.

The Unexpected Find That Brought These Long Lost Loves Back Together

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty

Fathers don't always know best, but in the case of recently married long lost loves Janice Rude and Prentiss Willson, mothers might have. Fifty ye...

What Dog Training And Marriage Have In Common

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Trust me, teaching old dogs of any species new tricks isn't easy.

Resolutions: 10 Promises This Midlifer Is Making For 2013

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Resolutions are made to be broken, some say. Still, in my world, a fresh new calendar is inspiration for a few life do-overs. I, along with other resolution-makers, believe with all our hearts that in this next year we will live healthier, fuller lives -- if only we promise to.

What Can Astronauts Teach Us About Aging?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty

While we usually think of astronauts as explorers of life beyond this planet, scientists are discovering that astronauts can actually teach us a lot a...

Why I Am Hurt By Russia's New Adoption Law

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

For those of us fortunate to have adopted internationally, especially from Russia -- my ancestor's homeland -- the headlines are maddening and saddening. I am especially struck as I think back to the adoption of my two youngest, from Russia, and the undeniable obstacles we endured.

Is Male Menopause Impacting Your Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

A few months ago, a 72-year-old judge walked into Dr. Damon Raskin's Pacific Palisades California internal medicine office with a problem he could ba...

Santa -- And The End Of Innocence

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.21.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Time stood still. The whole room was shocked, especially Santa, and he quickly made his exit. I heard my Dad talking to him outside before coming back in to deal with me. It was his best friend, a man who had always been wonderful to me. It was the end of innocence, and I was ashamed.

Do You Get The Winter Blues?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.21.2012 | Fifty

If you like daylight, then you won't like Friday. Today, Dec. 21, 2012, marks the winter solstice or -- to get specific -- the time at which the sun i...

12 Best Moments For Post 50s This Year

Posted 12.21.2012 | Fifty

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were counting down (10...! 9...! 8...!) to midnight, January 1, 2012. Yet over the last 12 months, a lot of thin...

Christmases Past: Readers Share Memories -- Good And Bad

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.19.2012 | Fifty

Christmases past, in most cases, have fewer ghosts than good memories. We visited with Julia Scheeres, the author of The New York Times best-selling m...

4 Holiday Treats Midlifers Should Never Consume

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

Need another reason to ditch the fruitcake that Aunt Tillie sends every year? Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Jennifer Walden warns that ther...

Why You Must Use Your Voice...Now

Karin Kasdin | Posted 02.16.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

This is not about evicting God from our schools. This is not about hunting. This is not even about the shooter as so many would have us believe. Yes, he was insane, but if he hadn't had the means to shoot, 20 children would not be dead. You don't need a semi-automatic to kill Bambi.

I Am NOT Too Old To Parent

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Here's what Judith Shulevitz's article failed to mention: Kids don't come with a warranty and every parent better be prepared for some breakage along the way.

7 Great Tech Gifts For Midlifers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty

Besides a universal remote that is easy to program and can actually replace the five other remotes you currently need to watch TV, what tech devices a...

The Medical Over-Reaction of "Just To Be Sure"

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband, who had open heart surgery in 2006, recently stumbled on uneven pavement. His fall led led to X-rays, blood work an EKG and countless other tests with the recommendation that he then head over to the ER for a CAT Scan "just to be sure." Just to be sure of what?

Man Uses Sexy Photos Of Daughter To Sell What?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.30.2012 | Fifty

(UPDATE: HuffPost Weird News has confirmed that Ridley was not the father of this woman. Read its coverage here.) Everyone knows sex sells. And whe...

50 Post 50s Who Are Aging Gracefully

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty

There is aging -- and then there's aging gracefully, the process by which we just improve each year. Admit it: Wouldn't you rather age gracefully than...

6 Gifts This Post 50 Doesn't Want

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am grateful for many things and have closets bursting with the excesses of my life. I need nothing, I want nothing, except my family's continued good health and love. But since telling people that doesn't dissuade them from gift-giving, here's a list of things I really absolutely don't want.

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Brain Young: Study

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty

You've fretted about your crow's feet, turkey neck and muffin top. But what about your brain? How can you make sure it stays fit and healthy as you gr...

Study Finds Medicare Recipients Given Too Many Unnecessary Tests

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty

When is too much of a good thing not so good? A study by Dartmouth College and just published by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that certa...