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Courier Services Play A Surprising Role In Scams Targeting The Elderly

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty

Have courier services been thrust to the front line of defending seniors against elderly scams? In a new twist on an old story, some scammers, hopi...

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Have Good Manners Been Lost In The Name Of Constant Connection? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.17.2012 | Fifty

Why do you keep looking at that computer? We're having a conversation! It's so rude ... like leaving your phone on during dinner!

7 Questions To Ask Before You Pick A Retirement Community

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty

Vowing to never retire to an age-segregated retirement community is akin to the '60s pledge of never trusting anyone older than 30: It's something you...

Dying Woman Who Rescued Orphans Shares A Final Message

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty

"We’ve taken care of 168 [foster] kids, we’ve had almost 250 surgeries and 81 adoptions ... that’s the triumph of my life.”

Why I Hate Wearing Bras

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Ann Brenoff

I spent the decade of my 20s braless, which I suspect qualifies me to speak on National No Bra Day -- an event officially being celebrated today.

PHOTOS: 6 Post 50 Celebrity Homes On The Market

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty

"The housing market crash has shown itself to be an equal-opportunity leveler. Even celebrities with names in neon are taking a wallop in the wallet..."

The Key To A Perfect Relationship: Four Fights A Year

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We both know is that in every long-term relationship, once in awhile you need to let off steam. We save up the small injustices along the way and four times a year unleash them. The stated reason for the quarrel has nothing to do with what's really going on.

Post 50s Want More Than Slower Traffic Lights

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty

In a nod to its aging population, the city of Minneapolis is adding a couple of seconds to its traffic lights to give older people more time to cross ...

Do You Find My Mortgage Sexy?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There's a couple in my community where the 6-foot-2-inch woman, a former model, towers over her 5-foot-4-inch businessman husband. As a less-than-kind observer noted: The husband may appear much taller when he stands on his stacks of money. (I did say less-than-kind, right?)

Why Retirement Is Your Day Of Reckoning

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.22.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Many years ago, on one of my first dates with my now-husband, he purchased discount movie tickets for us using his AARP card. Now as much as I hate getting ripped off by movie ticket prices, what I learned that day was that I hated being called a senior citizen even more. I made him return my ticket and pay full price.

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What's Xbox Technology Doing In An Assisted Living Facility? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.22.2012 | Fifty

Vernon and Jeanne Barr, ages 96 and 89 respectively, are guinea pigs of sorts. They are part of a scientific experiment that uses video gaming technol...

What's The Fastest Way To Wind Up In A Nursing Home?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty

Falls are the biggest reason why seniors wind up in nursing homes, with one in three adults 65 and older falling every year, according to the CDC. The...

What Made This Successful Assistant Director Walk Away From Hollywood?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.22.2012 | Fifty

David McGiffert's name has been on the credit rolls of some of Hollywood's best-known films: "Rainman," "Tootsie," and all the "Back to the Future" mo...

7 Ways To Make New Friends In Midlife

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty

A new study suggests loneliness is a significant factor in our overall health and well-being. According to a recently published report in the Archives...

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What Made This Guy So Angry About His Health Insurance? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

Morris Pineda of Alameda, Calif., says that learning it was cheaper for him to pay out-of-pocket for his prescription medications instead of putting i...

Class Reunions Are All About Comparisons: How Did You Fare?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.12.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Hooking up with people who knew you in high school is always a loaded proposition. There are the inevitable comparisons of success in all things from career to marriage to how your offspring have fared.

Mike Winerip: Telling Stories Through A Boomer's Lens

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty

It was the perfect way to start our interview, given the turn that Mike Winerip's career is taking. He answered the phone warmly and then immediately ...

Where To Find Vacation Home Bargains Off The Beaten Path

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.11.2012 | Fifty

Even in real estate, it seems, you pay for the designer label. ERA Real Estate has pinpointed five vacation markets offering the allure of some better...

One in 10 Boomers Admits To Sexting

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.07.2012 | Fifty

It’s not just ScarJo and U.S. Senators who are sexting nowadays. One in five Americans say they have sent sexually explicit text messages from their...

Where Can You Find The Best Job In The World?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty

One of the rites of passage for boomers who came of age in the late 1960s or early 1970s was the six- or 12-month backpacking trip through an exotic l...

The Word Young People Should Use More

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I'd like to start a movement to bring Ma'am to every city in America, starting with my own. While I admit that being called Ma'am made me feel a tad older, the truth is, I am older.

Why You Should Never Wear One Of These To A Job Interview (And Other Tips)

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty

Nonfarm payrolls rose by a 69,000 in May -- much less than expected, and the unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percent to 8.2 percent, the go...

30 Homes From $114,500 In Up-And-Coming Retirement Cities

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.01.2012 | Fifty

For decades, the snowbirds of the New York metropolitan area flocked to Florida for their retirement, while those from parts of the Midwest and Northw...

Family Memories: What The Daughter On The Right Regrets Throwing Away

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.31.2012 | Fifty

As the song goes, sometimes, you truly don't know what you've got til it's gone. With so much attention being paid to midlifers who learn that their a...

Butt Seriously Folks, Did You Hear The One About the Colonoscopy?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2012 | Fifty

Which is the medical test most dread by mid-lifers that also is a staple of a lot of comedians' repertoire? The colonoscopy, of course. There is so...