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5 Signs That You Are Doing Retirement All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty

Retirement can be a glorious time of life. Days free of structure, no alarms dictating when you rise, the ability to take vacations whenever the mood...

What I'm Doing Now That I'm Staring Down The Barrel Of 60

Amy Selwyn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Scale it back. Size it down. Go smaller, leaner, more mobile, lighter, freer, more connected to love than to all the stuff. More attuned to the natural world. Better attuned to our bodies. Taking care of our bodies. Cherishing and nourishing them and trying to keep them healthy.

5 Reasons To Sit Down And Write A Bucket List -- Now

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Life comes with stuff. Like schedules and responsibilities and deadlines and kids. Before you know it, everything that you wanted to do has been long forgotten, a lot like the fresh fruit you always made sure to include in the 12,000 school lunches you packed.

The 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Spicy Foods

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.07.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Cayenne, jalapeno, habanero, chili—it seems like there are a million different kinds of hot peppers you can buy. And not on...

Black Seniors: How Do We Fit Into the Black Lives Matter Movement?

Dr. Wilhelmina Perry | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Wilhelmina Perry

There are many seniors, like me, who are seasoned in the history of the struggle with a strong and deep connection to the pursuit of social justice for the Black community

Looking For Mr. Right? This Is Why You Should Stop

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.06.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I'm a big fan of hope. I've stood on the edge of some grim and horrific precipices, and managed to avoid falling into them because of hope. I've experienced injustices and cruelty, and survived, even thrived, because of hope.

Why 'It's The Thought That Counts' Is An Outdated Phrase

High50 | Posted 02.06.2016 | Fifty
High50

His gifts to me are a book and a set of kitchen knives. I perform my best delighted act, but I can't see how you could give someone you love such an impersonal present. So I love him and he doesn't love me. A bit of an overreaction perhaps, but I definitely don't feel seen or known.

How Aphasia Helped Me Communicate With My Mother

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 02.06.2016 | Fifty
Cathy L. Mason

My mother's hands became her primary form of communication. She and I talked, of course, but it was often a swing-and-a-miss type of situation. Her embarrassment at not being able to identify a table, a door, or even her beloved dog caused many tears of frustration.

18 Photos That Show An Imperfect Dad Can Be A Perfect Granddad

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty

Growing up in northwest Poland, Alina Gabrel-Kamińska never got to see the affectionate side of her father. He was too busy working 12-hour days as a...

The First 4 Steps To Creating A New Life Chapter

Emily Conyngham | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Emily Conyngham

Maybe you already know how to start a radically different life. Maybe you're already in love with yourself. For me, moving to France, and learning to be really content in my relationship with myself, took a million little steps.

Having A Healthy Sex Life Could Mean A Sharper Brain

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty

When it comes to staying sharp as you get older, the old adage "use it or lose it" might have hit the nail on the head. A new study suggests that...

10 'Compliments' People Pay That Are Actually Ageist

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.04.2016 | Fifty

Words can hurt, even the well-meaning ones. Studies have shown that our perception of aging impacts just how well we handle it, and that the subtleti...

8 Ways To Stop The Past From Ruining The Present

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

The past has a strong hold over many of us and yet at the same time we long to be free of it. Each time we relive the past in our thoughts we keep it alive even though it's extremely painful. It might be a recent communication from an ex that reminds us of the power they once had over us.

The Bad Advice I'm So Glad I Ignored When I Was Younger

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

Here are the top five things people have told me over the years and which now at 50+ I'm glad I turned a deaf ear on. Had I listened to them, none of the good things in my life would have happened.

13 Tell-Tale Signs You've Been Married Forever

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post 50, we know a thing or two about being with the same person for a long, long time. We've written about the highs, the indescribable ...

Food and Beer: A Craft Pairing Event

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I would guess that most of the readers of the Post/50 page are familiar with food and wine pairing. In the 1980's, wine makers started suggesting comp...

11 Hilarious And Heartfelt Valentine's Cards For Longtime Couples

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty

Valentine's Day can be a big deal for new couples desperate to make the perfect gesture to show off their devotion. But for couples that have celebrat...

What I Learned Working As An Accountant In The Porn Industry

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Two days after interviewing for an accounting job at an adult video company, I walked down a long hallway lined with movie posters displaying voluptuous women enticing the viewer into the bedroom. All weekend I had been obsessing over this job. What would it be like working in the porn industry?

Why I'd Rather Be 50 Than 25 (And Maybe Even 30)

Ken Budd | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Two weeks ago I turned 50. I wondered if I would wake up suddenly wiser, or with osteoporosis, but 50 felt no different than 49 -- which is true of most milestone birthdays. Do you remember turning 10? Of course not. (Though no one made senior citizen jokes when I turned 10.)

The Real Reason Your Wait At The Doctor's Office Is So Long

Inga | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty
Inga

I was hugely dismayed to walk into a local doctor's office recently and see the following sign: Please be advised that your waiting time could be extensive. If you are unable to continue your wait, please let the receptionist know and she will reschedule your appointment.

9 Valentine's Day Gifts For Ski Enthusiasts

Jon Weisberg | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

Senior skiers I know have a passion for the sport, and it extends to other areas of their lives -- Valentine's Day included! With that in mind, here are some Valentine's gifts that might feed the passion for your partner and for playing in the snow.

Why Ecuador Will Always Be The Ultimate Retirement Haven

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was our first time living outside the U.S., and it was an eye-opener. Talk about new beginnings...we barely knew how to ask for milk, bread, and eggs. But we did have some things going for us. They were, in fact, all the things Ecuador had going for it -- low cost of living, perfect weather, and some of the friendliest, most understanding people on the planet.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Calls Out Hollywood's Other Diversity Issue

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty

Diversity has been a hot topic in Hollywood as of late, with some stars boycotting the upcoming Academy Awards in a call for more stories about people...

The Rude Thing You May Not Realize You're Doing On Your Commute

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty

Just as you would (or should) give up your seat on the bus or train for someone who is disabled or pregnant, so should you offer up your seat to someo...

Getting Inked After 50 And Loving My Tattoo

Pamela Madsen | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

I love the idea that tattoos tell a story of some kind; a form of journaling on the skin. I always want to know the story ... after all, I'm a writer. And I wanted a tattoo so bad I could taste it. But does a woman over 50 get a tattoo? Is it seemly?