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The Behavior Grownups Should Model Every Day

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

When in doubt, choose kindness. It's what we try to teach our children, right? But it shouldn't end with teaching our kids, it should be part of the behavior we grownups model every day.

17 Destinations That Belong On Every Travel Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty

Many of us have that one place, that one magical destination we've dreamed of visiting all our lives. Perhaps it's a sandy beach, an exotic country or...

I On Beauty Chapter 16: 5 Faves for Fighting Summer Heat

Irene Michaels | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

It's not just your cosmetic color palette that should be changed up this summer. Beauty regimens change with the seasons, and the summer heat will make very different demands than the winter cold when it comes to your skin.

11 Surprising Uses For Rubbing Alcohol

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Most people keep rubbing alcohol in their bathroom and use it as a disinfectant for cuts or as a sterilizer for thing...

The Types Of Friends Everyone Should Get Rid Of In Midlife

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Did you ever think about the fact that many of our friendships are 'accidental?' For most of our lives, the people that we meet are defined by our social context at the time. As a result, as we reach our 50s, we often find ourselves with people in our lives that are actually causing us more harm than good.

This 100-Year-Old Athlete Still Does 100 Push-Ups Every Day

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty

It's safe to say that, at 100, Fred Winter is fitter than many people half his age. The athletic centenarian has been working on his fitness for the p...

Why Forgiveness Is The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Susan R. Dolan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Dolan

As Jack's mother grew weaker, another little hospice miracle unfolded: it seemed that the weaker Jack's mother became, the sweeter she became. She stopped cursing her son and began to melt the ice she had packed around her heart.

5 Ways Men And Women Age Differently

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty

It's been said that boys and girls mature at different rates, with the latter being much quicker to grow up. But what about growing old? We're all ...

5 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Coffee

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The verdict is in: If you take your coffee daily and often, and abstain from smoking, you’re likely to live longer ...

10 Online Tools Show What Your Retirement Will REALLY Look Like

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty

Retirement calculators have totally come of age. Even though most are still sponsored by financial planning and investment sites, many of the calculat...

10 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy And Happy In Your 50s

High50 | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
High50

We all know about looking after our physical health by eating well, being active and getting enough exercise. But when it comes to mental health we're less likely to think about the positive choices we can make when we're healthy in order to stay healthy. Yet mental wellbeing is just as important

Ladies, Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Valerie Albarda | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Valerie Albarda

Just as one would never go into a marriage with the expectation of it leading down that bumpy road of divorce, the same applies to friendships. You go into friendship eager to forge what you hope will be a lifelong bond with that person upon whose shoulder you can lean, let down your guard and be as silly as any nonexistent law allows.

10 Tips For Handling Stress

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

Depression causes people to isolate themselves, and isolation leads to further decline in mood. Getting around other people can help break the cycle. If you're not able to get out by yourself, ask for help from a friend, family member, or neighbor. Join a community center. Take a class.

5 Reasons Summer Is SO Much More Stressful Than It Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty

Summers of our youth were carefree and easy, at least in our memories of them they were. But now we worry about things we never had to before. Here ar...

What It's Like To Lose Everything In A Flood

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

After the Houston floods, I lost my home. No matter how positive you expect me to be about this, give me and others who are in the same boat time to grieve our lost lives without telling us it is a whole 'new adventure.' I would not wish this 'adventure' on my worst enemy.

Twin Sisters Have Worn Matching Clothes Every Day For Nearly 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty

One of the perks of having a sister is being able to raid each other's closets and share clothes. But for twin sisters Kathy Heffernan and Rose Coles,...

15 Things That Instantly Make You Feel Sexy

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty

Most people agree that sex is pretty great. And just feeling sexy is pretty great too. Recently, one of our blogs touched on the topic, with one wo...

6 Mouth Exercises To Help You Snore Less

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Bedmates of snorers, listen up: You may be able to retire those sleep-saving earplugs for good. A study released in M...

Why We Gave Up 'Normal Life' To Pursue Something Different

Lori Osterberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

With 50 fast approaching, we knew we wanted to escape the safety and security we were taught was normal, and pursue life on our terms instead. We no longer want what most consider to be the safe route. We no longer want to live risk-free.

10 Reasons Why 60 Is The New 16

Amanda Bradley | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Amanda Bradley

I know what you're going to tell me. Everybody knows that 60 is the new 40. Or 30. Or maybe the new 50. Definitely no one says that 60 is the new 16. But I haven't made a typing error. Sixty definitely is the new 16, and just to prove it to you, here are 10 things the two have in common.

7 Things You Really Need To Know About Medicare But Probably Don't

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty

Many people think that when they turn 65, they'll be eligible to skate down Medicare Boulevard, relying on the federal system to take care of their ev...

Seniors Hit Bonnaroo And It's One Of The Funniest Things We've Seen

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty

While The Beatles or Elvis might be more to their tastes, four senior citizens braved their first visit to the Bonnaroo Music Festival and Funny or Di...

Inside 5 Of The World's Most Expensive Hotels

Michael Lazar | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

When money's no object, then there's ample reasons to stay in the five most expensive hotels in the world. Of course, for most of us, this is not a reality. But we can still dream ... can't we?

13 Pieces Of Beauty Advice We'd Love To Give Our Younger Selves

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty

When we're young, we take for granted our glowing skin, silky hair and turbo-charged metabolism. So it's hard to reach, er, a certain age, only to fin...

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories Of Survival

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty

Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has sought to remind people that we can still accomplish great things -- while also having loads of f...