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THIS Is The Age When Most People Stop Keeping Up With Popular Music

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty

How do you know when you've reached middle age? According to an analysis of user data collected by Spotify -- loosely speaking -- it's the point at wh...

What Your U.S. State Says About Your Personality

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ever felt like a fish out of water when you're visiting another state? That would make sense, according to Truity.com...

How Support For Marijuana Legalization Has Changed Among Boomers

Buck Wargo | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

The support for legalizing marijuana has grown rapidly over the last decade but the oldest Americans aren't ready to sign off on it yet. Four states and Washington, D.C. have passed measures legalizing marijuana, and today 53 percent of Americans favor legalization and 44 are opposed.

How The Size And Timing Of Breakfast Impacts Your Entire Day

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Breakfast is an important meal for cultivating good health, but a handful of recent studies seem to...

Beautiful Video Perfectly Describes Why Time Goes By Faster As We Get Older

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

From the years of our youth, we're just waiting for time to pass. As children, we wait for the school bell, which signals freedom from the classroom. ...

Real-Life Inspiration For Norman Rockwell's 'Rosie The Riveter' Dead At 92

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

The model that inspired Norman Rockwell's famed "Rosie the Riveter" painting, Mary Doyle Keefe, died Tuesday at the age of 92. Keefe died in Simsbury,...

Dementia And Sex: What Was Really On Trial With Henry Rayhons

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

An Iowa jury on Wednesday found 78-year-old Henry Rayhons not guilty of charges that he sexually abused his wife by having sex with her in a nursing home after the staff told him her Alzheimer's rendered her cognitively unable to give consent.

4 Money Moves For A Happier Retirement

Next Avenue | Bart Astor | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bart Astor How do pre-retirees and retirees feel about retirement these days? Glad you asked. Since this is “N...

Why Women Over 50 Need To Declare Pride In Their Bodies

Carol Parker Walsh | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Carol Parker Walsh

Women in their 50s are in a precarious position of not being old enough to be seniors but too old to be considered youthful. In many ways we're invisible. We are constantly in search of role models that represent these "tweener" years. When you add curviness to the mix, the representation becomes even smaller and less flattering.

Why Being 'Respectable' Is Overrated

Joe Seldner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Respectability takes many forms. When you grow up a certain way, it's expected that you'll travel a certain path: serve on boards, go to cocktail parties, attend important conferences, maybe even give a TED talk if you really have made it (after all, what could possibly be more important?) I grew up on that path, but deviated from it, first because of circumstances, then by choice.

Meryl Streep's Awesome Move To Fight Ageism In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty

This week, the ever-cool Meryl Streep revealed she would help fund a screenwriting lab specifically for women over 40. The lab will be overseen by...

The Main Reasons I Love Being Over 50

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Inskeep

Here are the things I love about being in my 50s; regardless of our age, these things apply more broadly to the beauty of getting older, and when embraced can perhaps allow you to skip some stages and realize earlier freedom before reaching mid-life.

How To Retire To This Tropical Asian Paradise

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Each morning I wake to a symphony of songbirds and roosters. Somehow, my wife, Nancy, usually sleeps through this, but for me it's the start of another relaxed day in retirement -- in Thailand.

20 Things We Told Our Kids Growing Up -- And What We Really Meant

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty

Little white lies are harmless, right? They've been used in the name of good parenting forever (at least we think so). Here are some things we freque...

Watch This Nana's Adorable Reaction To Her Granddaughter's Portrait Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

A Washington grandma was utterly floored when her granddaughter surprised her with a gesture for the ages. Jessica Carey, of Salem, Oregon, recentl...

7 Anti-Aging Tricks That Every Woman Over 50 Should Use

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

By now, we know what a 50-year-old body looks like. We live in one every single day. Even those of us who purchase the latest anti-aging creams and capsules know they won't make us look younger. Not really. So what's the alternative? Here are seven real anti-aging tricks.

Terminally Ill Grandfather Drove For Uber To Support Daughter And Grandchildren

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

When 69-year-old Kenneth Broskey was told he had only a short time left to live, instead of going into hospice care as the doctors suggested, he just ...

5 Great Reasons To Be Selfish

Meg Dennison | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Selfishness is a dirty word for many people. And yet, how are we to care for others, achieve at our highest level, be our best selves if we are not giving ourselves the time and care it takes to be our best?

The Big Surprise About Turning 64

Nancy Sommers | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Sommers

Life is mysterious in these ways; one day we are impossibly young, imagining a future for ourselves full of exclamation points; the next day, we are in our 60s, having observed that life is more filled with question marks.

Dear Human: A Letter From Your Cat

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Apparently you need to be reminded of the rules of this house. My house. The house I let you and that filthy dog share with me. Rule number one is you need to do what I want you to do when I want you to do it and I want you to get rid of the dim-witted dog. Now. Please.

Why My Daughter Never Got A Trampoline For Her Birthday

Teresa Kindred | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

From the time my daughter was old enough to jump up and down, she asked for a trampoline every year for her birthday. She never got one and there are four very good reasons why. While she made it through childhood relatively unscathed, she had four brothers who each thought they were Superman.

Why Parents Shouldn't Stalk Their Kids On Social Media

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Pain is an essential lesson for the emotional leap from childhood to adulthood. Mothers shouldn't be able to see photos in real time that capture their children when they're at their worst -- whether because of too much alcohol or too little happiness. We can, after all, sense when "something is not right," just from a photograph.

7 Questions You Need To Answer Before Turning 65

Diane Archer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Do you need to sign up for Medicare? It depends on whether you have employer coverage and what kind you have. If you do need Medicare, enrollment is generally automatic if you have signed up for Social Security. You may also need to sign up for supplemental coverage.

The 10 Absolute Worst States To Retire In

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

There are dozens of factors you must consider when choosing where to settle down and spend your golden years. Luckily, personal finance experts Kipli...

The Only 9 Things On My Midlife Bucket List

Jill Robbins | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I'm not getting all morbid on you, people, but it occurred to me that there are things in life that I want to do that I haven't done. Some people call it a bucket list. Here's mine.