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The 5 Ways Sex Gets Better And Better When You're Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty

Yes, older people have sex. It may look and feel different from the sex younger people are having, but it is sex nonetheless. Here’s why sex after 5...

The Kind Of Friends I'm Looking For Now That I'm 50

Lori Day | Posted 05.01.2016 | Fifty
Lori Day

I have almost all new friends now, at 51. The ones I spent so many years with -- bound together by our children's friendships -- scattered like dandelion seeds to the wind when my marriage ended. Only Ebola instills more fear of contagion than the divorce of a friend whose marriage seemed perfect.

6 Reasons Boomers Are Just Not Good At Online Dating

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty

What's with boomers and online dating? The generation that toppled a president, ended a war and preached free love seems to be floundering when it com...

Why You May Have Been 'Unfriended' On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

Someone posed the question the other day: When you disconnect from someone on Facebook, are you "unfriending" them or "defriending" them? Frankly, thi...

5 Situations Where You Should Always Apologize

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Let’s be honest: No one ever really likes apologizing. This is especially true when we feel wronged ourselves or caug...

How I Began Life Over Again After The Death Of My Husband

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

After two exhaustive rounds of chemotherapy over a couple of years, Robert, my husband of 42 years, could just not ever get warm. The heat was set up high, there were heaters in every room and we got an electric blanket for the bed.

'There Are Times When I Love My Cloak Of Invisibility'

Margaret Manning | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Women, especially older women, often feel invisible. Like many women, I spoke out in the 1960s. I pushed hard to build a career in a 'man's world' and I started the Sixty and Me community to give women over 60 a voice. But, even though I value my voice and believe that women have every right to be heard, I have to admit, there are times when I love my cloak of invisibility.

8 Things I Tell My Dog But Not My Husband

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The standing joke in my family is that I love the dog most of all. I don't actually think that's true -- at least not all of the time -- but there is certainly something to be said for the dog always being happy to see me and giving me his unconditional love. And so, with much affection and in good humor please, I offer this list of 8 things I tell the dog that I don't say to my husband.

8 Things You Can Never Say Often Enough To A Woman

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty

One of my favorite all-time movies (and plays) was Cyrano de Bergerac, the story of a romantic poet who, embarrassed by his large nose, romances his t...

The 5 Kinds Of People I Can't Stand

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

'It takes all kinds.' That's what my mother used to say with a shrug every time she encountered someone who behaved in a way she found offensive. I'm a bit less tolerant than Mom was. For the occasions when forgiveness eludes me, I have created a few new Circles of Hell that Dante may have missed. Please add your own contributions in the comments below; here's my list.

Why I'm Not Going To Cater To Fussy Eaters Anymore

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.26.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There seems to be an epidemic of specialized diets going around. We can argue til the cows come home whether gluten-free or veganism makes you healthier or morally superior to me, but as a rule, I tend to dislike zealots of any stripe.

The Best Marriage Tip You'll Ever Read

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The really tricky part about retirement -- once you get passed whether you can even afford it -- is figuring out what you actually do with your time every day. My husband probably spent every day of his work life dreaming about a retirement where he sat in his easy chair watching endless baseball games on TV with a remote in one hand and a can of Diet Coke in the other.

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...

5 Marriage Rules You Should Always Break

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Andrea Atkins | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty

Common wisdom isn't always best—especially when it comes to having a happy marriage. Improve your marriage by doing these tips: How to make your ...

6 Sexual Myths About Those Over 50

Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty

6 Myths About Sex After 50 By Keren Smedley for YourTango.com It’s easy as we age, in the youth obsessed society we live in, to believe that ...

5 Things I Hope My Teen Daughter Knows About Dating

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.19.2013 | Fifty

The greatest surprise of parenthood is that there is a surprise around every corner. Just when you think you know your little girl, she comes to you w...

5 Ways To Compete With Bikini Babes On The Beach

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty

Summer has always been a time of body reckoning. What can be covered with maxi-dresses and long sweaters in winter, must be revealed in a swimsuit com...

What Are People Over 50 Saying About DOMA & Prop 8?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

Since the Supreme Court revealed their landmark decision in the Proposition 8 case, our readers and their favorite Post50 celebs have been sharing the...

5 Things I Know About Friends Now That I'm 60

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In fifth grade, my BFF Diane dumped me for some girl named Helen. Diane and I had been inseparable for years and it took me what felt like forever to get over feeling betrayed. I agonized over what I had 'done' to deserve such mistreatment, and spent months eating my lunch alone under 'our' tree on the playground.

What I Know About Enemies Now That I'm 60

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Enemies, depending on the degree to which you empower them, can rule -- and ruin -- your life. They make your kid not want to play on the soccer team anymore. They make your mother want to skip the dining room and eat in her room at the assisted living place. They make you dread going to office meetings where they seem intent on undermining everything you say.

Father's Day: 5 Gifts Midlife Men Don't Want

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty

There are some gifts that we all know not to give a man of any age -- a tie being principal among them. But as men grow older, the list of things they...

What It Was REALLY Like For This Post 50 Woman To Travel Without Her Husband

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When I was single and in my 20s, I loved traveling alone. Traveling with friends required compromises I resented having to make: They wanted to sleep til noon while I rose with the sun raring to go; they preferred booking tours to eliminate any uncertainties while I liked using public transportation for self-guided exploration.

Do We Ever Outgrow Our Lust For Bad Boys?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When I was in my 20s and 30s, I specialized in dating bad boys. Call it the lure of the forbidden fruit or the ultimate revenge on my parents; I don't actually have a good explanation of why I spent more than a decade with men who had a less-than-sterling track record in the relationship arena.

Five Clever Valentine's Day Gifts For Midlifers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

Romance is a lovely thing, but truth is, love can be expressed in many forms. And for many midlifers, a dozen roses is just so yesterday. So we did a ...

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...