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52-Year-Old Proving You Are Never Too Old To Scratch The Acting Itch

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.02.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

Trying To Put The Fun Back In Boyhood

Joan Gage | Posted 09.02.2015 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Allen Johnson Jr., 79, has lived a life filled with adventure, travel and success, but he insists, 'My life peaked at nine.'

5 Of The Most Unforgettable Obits We've Ever Read

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2015 | Fifty

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These Glamorous Older Women Prove Aging Has Rarely Looked Better

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty

Worried about aging gracefully? A new photo series by photographer Tirzah Brott reveals just how glamorous old age can be.  Brott's collecti...

Study Reveals Good News And Bad News For People Over 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty

  Older people today are sharper than ever but need to get in better physical shape, a new study found. German research published in the j...

Charging Down The Path To Helping And Healing Despite Some Bumps

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable...

For Those Of You Who Hated Square Dancing In School

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

I might have liked the Square Dance unit in gym class if I hasn't been a head taller than every boy in the universe. I'm sure the cute, short girls had buckets of fun in the 1960s allemanding left and promenading all over the place. Remind me to poll them on Facebook.

The One Simple Move That Could Add 7 Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

Simply incorporating a short, brisk walk into your day could add up to seven years to your life, German researchers say. A new study from Saarlan...

How To Quit Your Job Without A Plan B And Find Happiness

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg If you’ve been working for more than a few decades, odds are that at least once you&rs...

The Compliment I Prefer To 'You Don't Look Your Age'

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.29.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

This business of 'you don't look your age' ... What does it mean exactly? And mind you, I'm guilty of saying it too! I intend it as a compliment of course, and I know that when people tell me I don't look 50-something they are saying I look younger. But, is that a good thing?

Why I Delayed Cancer Surgery And Why It Was Totally Worth It

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 08.29.2015 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

In reality, even with 19 and a half hours, getting anything done on the boat other than eating, drinking, peeing, sleeping, is not easy. Maybe it's the rocking. Maybe it's the birds, the clouds, the soft crests of the sea. Maybe because it is so very easy to sit and look out at the ocean and completely space out.

5 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year

Julie Fingersh | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Skaftafell, Iceland -- With her whole life ahead of her, our daughter will likely forget this moment in our family's history, but I won't. I am sitt...

The Hidden Perk Of Parenting That Has Nothing To Do With Your Kids

Rachel Brehm | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Since the birth of my twins, I have talked to more people, made more new friends, and generally experienced a more extroverted lifestyle than ever before. Never before babies would I have talked to strangers, initiated conversations with those I don't know, commiserated with literally anyone who would listen.

Meditative, Menopausal Moments: An Oxymoron?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Making menopause a positive time in our lives starts with slowing down long enough to appreciate what is happening. This way of thinking flies in the face of how many women experience "The Change."

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Can’t sleep? Join the club. Insomnia affects almost half of U.S. adults 60 and older, says theNational Institutes of Heal...

Why Downsizing In Retirement Might Be A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

The prevailing advice for retirees and their first cousins -- pre-retirees -- is to downsize their homes. The logic goes like this: With your kids la...

Escape The Holiday Rut With A Volunteer Vacation

Bonnie Moore | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

The summer vacation season may be winding down, but fall is a beautiful time to get away -- especially in retirement! 'Volunteer' and 'vacation' may seem like a contradiction of terms but some travelers over 50 are trading sunning on beaches for more of a volunteer experience.

Good News For Anyone Who Frets Over Their Forgetfulness

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty

Ever forget where you parked your car or where you put your keys, and then you find yourself questioning your memory? Relax. That's actually a good si...

Mom Does Hysterical Victory Dance After Learning She'll Be A Grandma

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty

We won't even try to guess how long this eager grandma-to-be has been waiting for a grandbaby.  Ever since YouTube user hate5six upload...

Why This 51-Year-Old Mother Of Two Is Living A New Life In China

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 r...

5 Reasons Midlifers May Not Want To Work From Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.30.2015 | Fifty

Almost everybody, it seems, would prefer to work from home -- including boomers.  In fact, 36 percent of all workers said they would choose the ...

9 Things Single Women Want Their Married Friends To Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty

Surely we all remember when Gloria Steinem quoted Irina Dunn and said, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." Well, some people weren't l...

10 Surprising Uses For Lemons

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Clean your microwave Get rid of those pesky stuck-on food bits in your microwave easily with lemons. Toss some chopped lemons i...

5 Things I Learned About Aging From My Dog

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty

In honor of National Dog Day, we are republishing this blog that ran on June 9, 2014. (Now please go adopt a pet from your local animal shelter and t...