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Desperately Seeking A New Stereotype As I Near 60

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.17.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I'm lost in the sea of middle age that doesn't look anything like I envisioned. It's a bit confusing.

15 Photos That Show Just How Special Platonic Friendships Can Be

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty

The bond between female friends can be a powerful one. But that doesn't mean the bond between women and men can't be just as strong. No, we're not tal...

Kirk Douglas Just Did Something Beautiful For His 99th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty

They say it's better to give than receive, and that's exactly what actor Kirk Douglas did to celebrate his 99th birthday. The Hollywood veteran marked...

The Day I Realized I'd Become A Woman 'Of A Certain Age'

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

A few lessons from my adopted grandmother: 'If you get invited, go. If you stop going, you will stop being included.' And the most important thing to do after you turn 80? 'Put your feet on the floor and get out of bed.'

A Secret Stash Of Wisdom To Get You Through The Year

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

By last February, I had forgotten most of my New Year's resolutions. My good intentions had been sabotaged by reality, stress, habit and sheer laziness. However, one tiny little resolution -- one tiny little commitment to excellence -- survived the lethargy of winter.

6 Surprising Ways To Ward Off Heart Attacks

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jennifer Nelson You already know that a healthy diet and not smoking are important for a healthy heart. In fact, ...

This Family Has Taken Christmas Photos With Santa For 50 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.15.2015 | Fifty

It's cool to meet the mall Santa when you're 6-years-old ... but we think it might be a tad embarrassing when you're 16. But for the Sedlak siblings, ...

This Will Make You Feel Better About Looming College Bills

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty

For parents whose high school seniors are starting to hear back from colleges, the "holiday" season can feel more like the "OMG we can't afford to sen...

The 7 Awesome Things About Getting Old

Jaye Watson | Posted 12.15.2016 | Fifty
Jaye Watson

When you're 30, you're the star of your life, the universe revolving around you for your viewing pleasure. Life is about the next job, who you're going to love, friends or couples you click with, where you're going to eat. Flash forward a decade or two and you're knee deep in marriage and children and mortgages.

The Overlooked Opportunities At The White House Conference On Aging

Carol Marak | Posted 12.15.2016 | Fifty
Carol Marak

Experts know that older adults rely on good health to remain independent and productive but by the measure of medical diagnoses, baby boomers are sicker than their predecessors.

Why I'm Still Heartbroken Over The End Of A Friendship, 20 Years On

Debbie Slevin | Posted 12.15.2016 | Fifty
Debbie Slevin

Once upon a time, I had a friend who was very important to me. I actually had two friends who were important. We had been a threesome during much of high school, Annie, Michael and me. Just before we turned 40, Michael, who had been HIV-positive for a number of years, moved into full-blown AIDS.

Jane Fonda Shares Her Anti-Aging Secret (Hint: It's Not Exercise)

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty

At 77, Jane Fonda is still looking great, feeling fit and having the "best sex" of her life. The actress is known for her iconic -- and pretty sexy --...

Parents' Most Embarrassing Midlife Crises, As Shared By Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty

While the red Corvette may be the poster child for midlife crises, there's plenty more where that came from! Whisper posters had plenty of secrets to ...

The 5 Best Places To Buy Property Overseas In 2016

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to an uber-strong dollar, foreign markets in recession and worse, and rapidly expanding middle classes in key locations, we are amidst what I refer to as a golden age for the purchase of real estate overseas. Here are five markets that offer appealing lifestyle advantages and investment upside.

You're Not Getting Older -- You're Getting More Complex

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The truth is that aging brings with it more, not less, control of emotions. Regarding depression, older adults tend to be happier, not sadder, particularly because it's the happier ones who survive until their later years.

4 Foods That Steady Your Blood Sugar

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Wondering what blood sugar has to do with you, if you don't have diabetes? Keeping your blood sugar levels as steady as possibleno...

12 Steps To Having The Best Sex Of Your Life, Starting Tonight

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.11.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Sex can get lost in the first Black Friday of the holiday season. The holidays can become all about this stressful rush to get to grandma's house and buy those grab bag gifts for the office. You get the idea. The holidays, which are meant to be about connection, can often be filled with disconnection, especially erotically.

The Simplest Way To Be Happier Every Day

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.11.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

In honor of my cousin, Martha, who recently died from breast cancer, her daughters hosted a "Be The Good Day" on December 4th which would have been her birthday. Martha often said "Every day isn't a good day, but there is good in every day."

Man Incredibly Discovers Grandparents' 100-Year-Old Wedding Cake

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.11.2015 | Fifty

In March of 1915, when Inez and Harvey Warninger cut their wedding cake, they probably never thought it would still be around 100 years later for thei...

Best Gift Ideas For House And Home

Bonnie Moore | Posted 12.11.2016 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

It's time for the next batch of our Gift Guide picks. This time we are focused on the best gifts for the home and kitchen. We've found some great ideas for making your homes cozier and brighter this holiday season.

Happiness Won't Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

It's said that laughter is the best medicine, but don't expect it to be the fountain of youth, a new study says. Researchers from a large British stud...

Carrie Fisher Is REALLY Not Enjoying Growing Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

Carrie Fisher, whose return to the big screen is imminent as General Leia in the much-anticipated blockbuster Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens...

Rita Wilson Announces She's Officially Cancer-Free

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.30.2015 | Fifty

Actress, singer and producer Rita Wilson shared some excellent news Wednesday: she's beaten breast cancer. In April, Wilson revealed she'd undergone a...

Age Discrimination Is Also Sexist

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

Mirror, mirror on the wall Who's being treated most unfairly of them all? With apologies to the Evil Queen from Snow White, the answer -- at least whe...

5 Signs You're A Laid-Back Mother-In-Law

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Snippy comments or curt replies from a daughter-in-law typically prompt one of two things from a well-meaning mother-in-law: You ...