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8 Reasons Why Costco Is The Coolest Effing Store Around

Jill Robbins | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I believe in Heaven and Hell. I know the Bible offers a description of both places but I kinda like to think Heaven is just a little bit like Costco. Because I really just love it that effing much. Here are eight reasons why.

The Life Skills You Should Have By 50, 60, 70

Next Avenue | Sue Campbell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sue Campbell Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a blog series on life skills and knowledge that are good to have...

109-Year-Old Woman Said Secret To Long Life Is Avoiding Men

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty

A 109-year-old woman in Scotland said in January that the secret to her longevity is this: Eat your porridge and avoid men. Centenarian Jessie Gallan,...

5 Tips If You're Job Hunting For The First Time In Years

Next Avenue | Beverly Mahone | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan (This article previously appeared on BoomerWorld.) In September 2013, I made a tough decision t...

Why Tattoos May Be The Next Great Generational Divide

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty

While tattoos and body piercings have become more mainstream, they still cause some to blanch. And where there's blanching, there may also be some emp...

Why I Like Turning 50 So Much More Than Turning 40

Sukey Forbes | Posted 03.21.2015 | Fifty
Sukey Forbes

On my 40th birthday I felt as if I was turning 100. Worn out from my middle child's sudden death five months prior, I was fragile and tired. Ten years later I am a different woman in all regards and as I sit here kissing 50 I'm feeling rather youthful.

Why I'm Proud To Flaunt My 50-Something Body

Erica Jagger | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

My skin, face, and body tells the story of a woman who built a career, raised two children, and mustered the courage to leave a dysfunctional marriage before she drowned.

Make The MLK Holiday A Day On, Not A Day Off

Next Avenue | Liza Kaufman Hogan | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liza Kaufman Hogan For those wanting to do more on the upcoming three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend (J...

What I Discovered Reading My Childhood Diaries As An Adult

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I knew in order to be true in my sharing of the past, I needed to find my childhood diaries. That is where I escaped to, writing and drawing in books which I worked so hard to hide -- however, not always successfully.

Ann Brenoff

7 Reasons We'll Always Love You, Kevin Costner | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.18.2015 | Fifty

Actor Kevin Costner turns 60 today, and let's just say it out loud: He's one fine dude. Here are seven reasons we admire him: 1. He was the rea...

8 Signs Your Child Picked A Good Spouse

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM “What does she see in him?” you ask yourself about your daughter’s husband who laughs like a hyena. “I tho...

Why Dining Rooms Are Becoming Extinct

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.18.2015 | Fifty

If the pristine rooms in the homes of my friends and family are any indication, the dining room is perhaps used for two or three dinners a year. Thank...

The Lifestyle Choices More Older Women Are Starting To Embrace

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

Sooner or later, the family house becomes too big and too expensive. Women, especially if they are on their own, have to determine the right time to move and where to live next -- whether to live alone, join a community of age-mates, or move in with children or other relatives or settle near them.

How To Fake Looking Great Even When You're Completely Wiped Out

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Dawn Wilder | Posted 01.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM When someone says, "you look tired," they might as well be saying, "you look old." Even if it's true, it stings—and...

6 Penis Problems That Happen With Age

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You’d like to think that at least some areas of our bodies will be spared the indignities of aging, but one day you...

13 Photos Of A Pole Dancer And Other Kickass Seniors Shatter Aging Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Damon Scheleur and Yagana Shah | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty

Mark Twain once said "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." But with negative stereotypes of aging in the media,...

The Hottest Trends In Boomer Travel In 2015

Next Avenue | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue People 50 and over spend around $120 billion annually on travel, according to a new Travel Trends Survey by AARP. We ventu...

Yagana Shah

6 Old Wives' Tales We've All Believed At Some Point (And Some Of Us Still Do) | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

As kids, we were truly gullible. Many of us were freaked out at some point by a mean older sibling telling us of "Bloody Mary" in the bathroom mirror ...

A Random Act Of Kindness My Family Will Never Forget

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.16.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Though there's a part of me -- of all of us, I'm sure -- that misses the little children in their matching outfits sent by my mother-in-law each year at Christmas, I very much enjoy the adults that my kids and my nieces and nephews have grown up to become.

7 Surprising Causes Of High Blood Pressure

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Quick -– what causes high blood pressure? The first culprits that pop into your mind are likely to be: eating too m...

Becoming Selfish: A Case for Radically Loving You

Dana O'Dell | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Dana O'Dell

Loving myself created space for others to love me. I realized quickly what I would not tolerate from others. People only treat us as good as we treat us. If we don't truly love us, we create an obstacle course for others on their way to loving us. We set the bar.

If I Can't Save The World, I Want To At Least Save This Dog

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I don't know about you, but I'm still reeling from when the world went mad last week. Terrorists attacked journalists and Jews (I am both) in France and the universe spun out of control again. Craziness ruled the day and truthfully, I am blind to any hope for a happy ending.

How To Keep Sleepless Nights From Ruining Your Day

AARP Life Reimagined | Sarah Mahoney | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

I’m tired. And I’m in good company: By many estimates, up to 70 percent of the U.S. population is at least a little sleep deprived. And while only...

Yagana Shah

Widower Devastated After Phone Company Wipes Last Recording Of Wife's Voice | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty

After losing his wife, Ruby, in 2003 to cancer, Stan Beaton held on to a voicemail greeting to keep her memory alive. But the recording he'd cherished...

San Diego, Chicago and Dr. Seuss

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

They reported that snow had already fallen in a place called Mt. Laguna. Then they cut to a mountain town called Julian. Apparently, every network in San Diego had already sent cameras and news crews, because (get this) it might snow.