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11 Holiday Traditions That Won't Be Happening At My House

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I am always amazed when I am invited for a party or homemade meal during the holidays. Out come beautiful Christmas plates. We have a set, inherited from my in-laws when they moved out of their New Jersey home 12 years ago. I either forget. Or convince myself I don't have room for them to be out. Or can't remember where they are. Or. Or. Or.

Yagana Shah

15 Celebrities Turning The Big 5-0 In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

Make way for the Gen-X'ers! While 2014 may have been the year of the boomer, 2015 is the beginning of a new era; one where Generation X starts turning...

Yagana Shah

13 Over-The-Top Holiday Decorations You Have To See To Believe

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

Ah, it's that time of year again. The holidays are here! For some, that means getting in the holiday spirit -- listening to festive music, being gener...

The Silent, Invisible Woman and Midlife Misery? Tell Me I'm Wrong

Dana O'Dell | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Dana O'Dell

There is a longing to be more malleable, hot, happy and authentic. We can be hot stuff without the pretending or chasing the ideals of our own midlife according to what others think or are doing.

4 Steps To Building A Killer LinkedIn Profile

Next Avenue | Joshua Waldman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman As a professional LinkedIn profile writer, our company often gets clients who have been consultants o...

Nico Pitney

Inspiration From A Prominent Tech Exec Who Dumped Her Career To Pursue A Passion

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from fascinating people. Learn more or sign up to receive lessons for living directly via Facebook or our ...

Rita Wilson: We're Seeking 15 Women Over 50 Who Want To Make A Radical Change In 2015

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, We're seeking 15 women age 50 and older who plan to make a radical change in their lives in 2015. Whether your New Year's resolution is...

Why This 50-Something Woman Made The Decision Not To Go Gray

Erica Jagger | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Last weekend I went on a date with someone new. As I was getting ready, I stared in the bathroom mirror while brushing my teeth, and sighed when I noticed my roots: a quarter-inch of silvery-gray seemed to have sprung up overnight and now bordered my dark brown tresses.

4 Ways Congress Just Screwed Up Pensions

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When the Senate approved the omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down, it also delivered a blow to some retirees who collect pensions. In a little-discussed provision of the bill, certain multi-employer pension plans were given the go-ahead to reduce pension checks to current recipients by up to 60 percent. Didn't see that coming, did you?

The Scary Thing One Couple Did For 365 Days Straight To Save Their Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Yes, we love each other; that much we never questioned. But do we really want to be together? Like Lord Voldemort, it is a thing so dreadful that we had avoided asking it for years. In relationships consecrated with the phrase "until death do us part," this is no casual question.

7 Posture Tips To Help You Feel Younger

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com “Stand up straight! Stop slouching!” Your parents admonished you, you admonished your children, and they are prob...

Memorable Quotes From The Celebrities We Lost In 2014

Pat Gallagher | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Here we are at the end of another calendar year -- 2014. When December rolls around, we tend to reflect on who we've lost in our own personal lives as well as those bigger-than-life mortals we affectionately call: celebrities.

No, I'm Not Smarter Than A Third-Grader

Laurie Levy | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I always hated word problems, but when my granddaughter in third grade asked for my help with her homework, I figured how hard could that be? Well, too hard for a pretty smart young lady and her grandmother, I guess.

The Simple Mind Exercise That Will Prepare You For Retirement

David Kanegis | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

So many look at some aspect of the impact of reduced income. Whether it's how to cut expenses, start saving, downsizing or relocating here or overseas -- the list is virtually endless. I find the most depressing ones include a figure "you need to retire on."

6 Credit Score Myths Debunked

Next Avenue | Steven Richmond | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Steven Richmond You likely know that your credit score is the litmus test lenders use to determine whether you’ll ...

The Most Delicious Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake Recipe

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

The cake looked easy. There was no melting of butter or chocolate, no separating egg yolks from whites. There was no butter involved at all, just a cup of 'salad oil.' And look at those nice teaspoons of cinnamon and nutmeg and all that brown sugar!

8 Techie Things Everyone Over 50 Needs To Know

Next Avenue | Clair Jones | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Clair Jones Have you ever wondered what your Millennial coworkers are doing when they’re glued to their smartphone...

The 4 Difficulties Of Being Alone In A Partnered World

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I noticed a woman eating by herself. She mostly looked at her iPhone. I concentrated on my eggs and short stack. A lot of people tell me they could never eat alone.

5 Wise Lessons On Aging That I Learned In 2014

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

They say that every day is a learning opportunity. With that in mind, here are five life lessons that I learned about aging in 2014.

Retire In Style On As Little As $2,000 Per Month

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a city where you could enjoy a rich, full, even luxury-standard retirement lifestyle on a budget of as little as $2,000 per month.

Yagana Shah

Study Finds Disturbing Link Between Sleep Problems And Dementia

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty

It's bad enough being one of the millions of people suffering from sleep-disturbing conditions like emphysema and sleep apnea, waking up tired or havi...

8 Inexpensive Indispensables Every Older Skier Needs to Own

Jon Weisberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

Little things make a big difference, especially for the comfort and safety of older skiers. Whether going for the day or taking an extended holiday in the hills, a few equipment decisions -- some of them surprisingly simple and inexpensive -- will improve your overall experience. They also make great stocking stuffers. I consider these indispensable.

Crazy Fun Gap-Year Ideas For Grownups

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty

Gap years truly are, with apologies to that old Coca-Cola ad, the "pause that refreshes." But until recently, they -- like youth -- were wasted on the...

What To Do When Your Bestie Becomes A Bitch

Treva Brandon | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

I'm sad to report that even the greatest friendships end. Even the ones you thought were rock solid and iron clad; with history and memories, unconditional love and support. A B.F.F. breakup can be worse than a boy breakup: it creates the same kind of pain, rejection and abandonment, but it leaves a bigger hole in your heart.

Why Retirement At 65 Is A Fairy Tale

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Today, retirement is something that fairy tales are made of. A new study commissioned by the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement proved what is said in pretty much every conversation that involves people age 50 to 68: When it comes to retiring from work, we ain't going nowhere.