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The Moment This Middle-Aged Woman Began To Feel Invisible

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Couples interacted, families interacted, but they did not want to interact with me. I felt a little unnerved by the silence and the quick glances, and a little lonely as well. It surprised me that a midlife woman traveling alone should be almost shunned. At least, that's the way it felt.

The #1 Thing Couples Should Know About Social Security

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.21.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Married couples have an extremely important financial decision to make as they enter retirement. However, often times, couples don...

4 Surprising Everyday Items That Can Hurt Your Health

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.20.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You may watch what you eat, drink filtered water, and use your seat belt to protect yourself on the road. Yet many health hazards ...

The Best Way To Explore Italy Solo

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.20.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

As I was shoveling snow about a month ago in my hometown of Incline Village at Lake Tahoe, I thought that maybe I could find something more exciting to do for the next few months. Enter Florence.

5 Ways To Feel In Control Of Your Life In Tough Times

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.23.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

We baby boomers have not been rule-bound by much, so it seems natural that we would be challenging the stereotype of "older people." But what about the energy involved in maintaining your joy in life, when you're experiencing natural losses from growing older?

5 Kick-Ass Cindy Crawford Quotes On Aging To Mark Her 50th

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Cindy Crawford! We can't believe the supermodel is turning the big 5-0 today. Judging by how amazing she looks, we'd guess she was sti...

81-Year-Old Chases Down Robbers Who Dared Steal Her Purse

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.19.2016 | Fifty

Two purse-snatchers got more than they bargained for when they targeted an older woman to rob earlier this week. Alice Makla, 81, of Mount Pocono, Pen...

Why This 21-Year-Old Loves Living In A Retirement Home

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.19.2016 | Fifty

When 21-year-old college student Haley Jenkins roams the halls of her residence building after 7 p.m., she doesn't hear raucous parties or loud music....

Sometimes A Rash Is Just A Rash

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2016 | Fifty

I enjoy a special kind of crazy where, when unrelated events collide, I always assume it's the universe speaking to me. I believe there are no such th...

How I Finally Found My Midlife Mojo

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.17.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Not too many years ago I was a washed-up empty nester, a sad, depressed ex-soccer mom with no clue about what to do next. The bloom had fallen off my stem in a dull and squishy mess, and I watched from my lonely window as new school children of new moms kicked my old bloom into the gutter.

Why I'm So Preoccupied With Turning 65

Nancy Roman | Posted 02.17.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

For one thing, I always thought it would be a relief to be old, and no longer concerned about my appearance. Not true. I care. I want to always care. How I look on the outside impacts how I feel about myself.

The 5 Skincare Mistakes Anti-Aging Experts Never Make

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.17.2016 | Fifty

Navigating skincare as you age can be a tricky business. There's so much information out there that it can be confusing to figure out what really matt...

The Very Best Part Of Growing Old

Lori Day | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
Lori Day

Sometimes I feel smarter than I was 30-something years ago. I don't remember how to do Algebra or how to diagram a sentence, but I can read several newspaper articles about seemingly disparate issues and immediately see how they are connected.

This Silver-Haired Pinup Shows Just How Sexy 60 Can Be

Sabine Reichel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

You can do two interesting things with your body when you're a woman over 60: Cover up (with hat and gloves!) like the delightful Diane Keaton (69), or strip down like audacious Susan Sarandon (also 69).

A Tribute To 'An Affair To Remember' For Valentine's Day

Laurie Levy | Posted 02.14.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

February is An Affair to Remember month. This makes perfect sense to me and other women of my generation who shed buckets of tears over this movie. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. A beautiful theme song that also makes me cry. So romantic. So tragic. Spoiler alert: Such a happy ending.

5 Ways A Baby Has Changed This 50-Something Father's Life

James Baxley | Posted 02.14.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

The little things I took for granted, the things which I didn't really give much thought to, and the basic things in life now were amplified. They were now important and took precedent in my life.

The 8 Cheesiest Old-School Pick-Up Lines EVER

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.14.2016 | Fifty

Dating is hard. But guess what, it used to be even harder back in the days before online dating, Facebook and dating apps. You know, the days when if ...

The 6 Reasons Why I Distrust The Month Of February

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.13.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I don't like February. I find it cruel, and generally untrustworthy. It's like the cat of months. Here are six reasons why.

25 Ways To Survive Valentine's Day Alone If You Are 50+

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

While we happen to think that being alone can be pretty great sometimes, we understand that for some 50-pluses without partners, Valentine's Day can b...

5 Ways Parents Hurt Their Kids' Chances For A Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

With college applications submitted and decisions trickling in, most parents are now focused on the scholarship phase -- how to actually pay for thing...

The Night This 60-Year-Old Lived Out Her Fashion Fantasy

Rebecca Warner | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Warner

When my husband and I went to Las Vegas, I pushed inhibitions and protocol aside and wore a dress so short that I had to be careful when I raised my arms. Blame it on Vegas. I mean it.

These Super Fun Great-Grandmas Have Been Besties For 71 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

The Internet just can't get enough of these sweet, sassy great-grandmas and their lifelong friendship. Kamari Copeland tweeted this heartwarming video...

Experts Reveal How Boomers Can Age Successfully

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

The "Year of the Boomer" was 2014 -- when the last of the generation celebrated their 50th birthday. In fact, the population is aging to such an exten...

Gwyneth Paltrow Just Said One Of The Most Relatable Things Ever

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty

Hollywood might worship at the altar of youth, but Gwyneth Paltrow says she'll take a pass on turning back the clock. The 43-year-old actress says lif...

8 Photos That Prove Tattoos Are Badass At Any Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty

Turning 50 seems to be the perfect time to go under the needle. No, we're not talking Botox and fillers. We're talking about tattoos. More and more p...