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Seniors Recreate Famous Hollywood Movie Posters And It's Fabulous

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty

You've never seen Hollywood quite like this before. Imagine Ron, Harry and Hermione at retirement age. Hagrid on a mobility scooter. Luke Skywalke...

10 Compliments You Should Give This Week

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

One of the rules I try to live by is to pay lots of compliments. I don't mean smarmy false flattery. I mean the real thing. I believe there is at least one occasion EVERY DAY to pay someone a sincere compliment.

What My Nude Photo Taught Me About Sex And Art

Erica Jagger | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

The photo of me conveys a lot because a lot is not shown. Only the side of my face is visible. I'm nude but you don't see nipples or genitals. Because it's not totally clear what's going on, the viewer can project his or her own fantasy onto the shot.

What Happened When I Turned 50 And Took Off My Mask

Michelle Martin | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

I have always worn masks. I didn't know I wore masks, but I did. I wore masks to protect myself, and to project images that I believed were more acceptable than the real me. I wore these masks so automatically, that I wasn't always aware of their existence.

This Is What Retiring Outside America Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty

Forget Florida and Arizona. When it comes to retirement, a growing number of Americans are opting to relocate abroad, to places with fabulous weather,...

Why You Need To Prepare For Expatriation Like It's Pregnancy

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

"Being an expat isn't always easy," she said. "It's kind of like having children. If someone had told us beforehand what it was really going to be like, we might not have done it." But at the end, she said, "When it's all over, it's so rewarding and so worth it."

Why No Good Ever Comes From Drunk Dialing

Al DeLuise | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

We have all done it. After too many drinks we find ourselves doing what our sober selves would never do. We make that phone call to the one person in the world we know we should not be calling at two in the morning; the infamous drunk dial. It is the one mistake that we know in our hearts is a mistake even as we scroll through our contact list and press send.

What I Did To Survive February

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Since I live in the Midwest, I'm always happy to say goodbye to January. Generally, January is the harshest of the winter months. The rest of winter is no picnic either, and it's not like I'm happy to say hello to February. Personally, I find February to be far more depressing.

How You, Too, Can Have Full, Gorgeous Eyebrows

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Eyebrows have a true purpose for being -- to help keep sweat out of our eyes, and convey a wide range of emotion through facial expression. But they've also had a starring role in beauty trends for thousands of years.

Centenarians Married Over 80 Years Share Their Secrets For A Long Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

Not only have Duranord and Jeanne Veillard lived to be centenarians, they've also been married 82 years -- more than many of us can expect to live. An...

Bolivian Grandmas Play Handball To Stay Fit And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

When you think of the aches and pains that often accompany old age, you'd imagine women in their 70s and 80s taking it easy -- not playing a competiti...

5 Reasons Madison, Wisconsin May Be The World's Best Place To Retire

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

Madison, Wisconsin just claimed the top spot on Milken Institute's Best Cities For Successful Aging list for large metros. Yes, Madison, with its annu...

5 Essential Life Lessons We Learned From Beanie Babies

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

To commemorate Throwback Thursday today, we harken back to one of our favorite obsessions: Beanie Babies. With the help of author Zac Bissonnette, who...

Warren Buffett's Secret To Staying Young Might Make You Sick

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

With billions of dollars at his disposal, you'd imagine Warren Buffett enjoying gourmet meals whipped up by a chef and served up on a gold platter. Bu...

How The Aging Of The Boomer Generation Is Reshaping America

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

The aging and retirement of the boomer generation, coupled with the fact that we're all living longer than previous generations, is reshaping America. The research in this study provides a glimpse of what some of those changes will be.

The Truth About Exercising When You're Sick Or Hurt

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone When you're under the weather with a cold or achy muscles or joints, it may be best to skip your regula...

10 Make-Extra-Money Jobs You Can Do From Home

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Cari Wira Dineen | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Whether you already work and want to make more money, or are retired and looking to supplement your income, there are...

Why Egg Freezing Isn't The Answer To Every Problem

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

After spending Valentine's Day alone -- curled up on the couch in the fetal position downing pints of ice cream in between fits of sobbing -- the single 30-something (daughter of a) friend sought my opinion: She is considering freezing her eggs, postponing motherhood until a time down the road when she is married, she said. She asked me, 'Does that make sense?'

Dancing Senior Citizens Covered 'Uptown Funk' And It Is Spectacular

Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty

What do you get when you combine Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" with a bunch of spirited seniors? Oldtown funk. Singer Alex Boye decided to infuse "Upt...

Majority Of Retirees Say They're Living In The Best Home Of Their Lives

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

In this first phase of retirement, retirees feel a greater sense of freedom to move, if it makes sense, or renovate to make their homes more comfortable and enjoyable. As a result, almost two-thirds (65 percent) of retirees now say they are living in 'the best home of their life.'

A Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Years In Advance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's respectively, it's the skin that could detec...

Flattering Fashion Picks That Will Hide Your Problem Areas

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Elizabeth Burns | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Erase imperfections with these flattering picks to put your best self forward. Read more from Grandparents.com:...

Surprise! Single Women Over 55 Are Happier Now Than When They Were 35

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty

Forget about youth being wasted on the young. In a survey of single females over age 55, 74 percent said they were either happier or as happy now than...

How To Get In Touch With Your Inner Hero

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

As boomers, we started off life as iconoclasts. We were the Woodstock Generation, the Counterculture Generation, the Me Generation. We turned on, tuned in and dropped out. But that didn't last very long.

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Skylar Liberty Rose

Nobody tells the carefree 25-year-old female that in another 25 years she'll be invisible. In Western cultures women of a certain age are not revered. They are subjected to the swipe of a metaphorical hand that casts them aside and signifies to them that they have all but expired.