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When You Need Your Kids, But They Don't Need You

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.01.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

My sons - now flown and grown - seem to need me so little. And to go even further into the pity party slump, I am now becoming unhealthily obsessed with asking other mothers of adult sons how often they hear from their offspring - by text, by e mail, by phone or by visit.

For Seniors, Sexual Activity Is Linked To Higher Quality Of Life

Reuters | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small...

Japanese Granny-Band Will Make You Want To Get Up And Dance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty

Japan's latest pop sensation isn't some typical, fresh-faced teeny bopper -- it's 33, young-at-heart grandmas.... average age: 84. Meet KBG...

An Appetizer Sure To Dazzle Even The Most Hard-To-Please Guests

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

On the right, clad in funky turquoise shoes, is my special friend, Tawny. The friend I met in first grade, long before boobs, braces and boyfriends. But she's not the best date in the world. How could she be? We are both happily married. So she may not be the best date, but she is the best traveling companion.

Why I Won't Let My Skinny Jeans Dictate My Body

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I'm just returning to and fully embracing the most daring fashion staple in my closet - my beloved blue jeans - and adding a silver accoutrement.

Top 10 U.S. Cities To Retire If You Still Want To Work

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty

Whether it's out of necessity or desire, working at least part-time during retirement is becoming popular for many seniors. According to the Bureau of...

5 First-World Problems That Annoy People Anyway

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty

Sure, call them first-world problems. We realize that these things are nothing compared to the real issues people face. That said, lately we've been ...

6 Surprising Foods That Make You Tired

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We've all eaten a big meal and then felt exhausted afterwards, but what about the times that you thought you were eating somet...

6 Unusual Household Uses For Mouthwash

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM LISTERINE® was first developed in 1879 by Dr. Joseph Lawrence as an antiseptic for use in surgical procedures. It was...

Sugary Diet May Contribute To Alzheimer's Disease, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

When it comes to many things, we already know that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Well, now researchers are giving us another reason to ...

5 Apps To Spy On Your Kids Without Them Knowing

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have the kind of relationship with them in which they tell you -- truthfully. But for those whose...

The 10 Life Lessons We Learned From Barbie

Michelle Combs | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

Love her or hate her, Barbie has been a part of our lives since saddle shoes and poodle skirts were haute couture. And there is more to Barbie than her accessories and shoes. Barbie has many lessons to share. Here are 10 of them.

The Most Stylish First Ladies In U.S. History

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kathryn Hempstead Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. Laura Bush&rsqu...

Dad Gives Teens Ultimatum With 'Taken'-Inspired Note

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty

Parents, want to keep your kids in line? Just threaten to take them offline. That's what one tech-savvy dad figured out as a way to discipline his mes...

How to Be a Mother-in-Law

Inga | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Inga

My long-time motto, to which I have, alas, failed to adhere, has always been "A closed mouth gathers no feet." Unfortunately, letting an opinion go unvoiced is not my strong suit.

My Husband Left Me For A Younger Woman -- Now It's My Turn To Move On

High50 | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
High50

My mum always used to force me to get back on anything I fell off-- horses, bikes, water-skis....men. Well, not actually the latter, but she would have if she was still around. So I now needed to apply this life lesson to my love life.

5 Things 60-Somethings Can Learn From Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty

  1. It's never too late to be who you are or chase a dream. Caitlyn is 65 and just transitioned with the whole world watching. So, is it really...

Why The 'Best Time Of My Life' Keeps Changing

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Now is the best time of my life. This day. And, tomorrow could be even better, so I am willing to anticipate that happening. I believe that a positive attitude makes all the difference, no matter what age or circumstance surrounds us. I'm 63-years-old, and I'm not done.

3 Smart Alternatives To Life Insurance

Michael Lazar | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

While life insurance may be the perfect solution for many, for some it may not. If you have yet to decide, here are three alternatives to life insurance that you can consider in the meantime.

Saying Goodbye To My Companion Of 42 Years... My Dryer

Inga | Posted 07.26.2015 | Fifty
Inga

Last week, my 42-year-old dryer gave up the ghost, mid-load. Worse, I think I killed it. I put a wet heavy blanket in it and turned it on to the high cycle, something I've done numerous times before. But under the strain, its aged heart, er, power relay, gave out and it tumbled its last. Services are pending.

7 Reasons To Love Helen Mirren On Her 70th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.25.2015 | Fifty

  Actress Helen Mirren turns 70 on Sunday, July 26. Is it possible that she just keeps getting better and better each year? Here are some o...

11 Things Every Middle-Aged Person Should Have In Their Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.25.2015 | Fifty

Bedrooms are our personal sanctuaries. By the time you hit middle age, there are some things every bedroom should have in it. And no, the government ...

A Healthy Social Life In Your 20s May Be A Key To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty

  How busy your social life is at age 20 -- and how solid the relationships are that you make when you're 30 -- are factors in your well-being ...

5 Very Good Reasons To Date An Older Woman

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty

Forget the MILF stereotypes. There are plenty of solid reasons to date older women that have nothing to do with just how fabulous they look (although,...

Are You Ever Too Old To Look After Your Own Grandkids?

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2015 | Fifty

We recently heard about two UK grandparents who claimed social services wouldn't allow them to adopt their granddaughter because of their age. Echo Ne...