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The 5 Myths That Need To Go Away About Older People Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty

1. Old people don’t ever have sex. This, of course, is the big one. All those other myths are just the fruit that falls from this poisoned tree. So,...

Abuse And How We Dress

Andrea Pflaumer | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty
Andrea Pflaumer

I write about fashion, color, and style because I have had a love-hate relationship with it for most of my life. That's because I do not fit into any conventional category of beauty nor do I resemble any celebrity whose style sense I might be inspired by.

10 Older Women Share Stories Of Sexism To Inspire People To Vote

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty

With a woman running for president, we often forget that the 19th Amendment was ratified less than 100 years ago. But in a powerful new video created ...

Brain Exercises Help Elderly Keep Driving Into Their 90s, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty

Who wants to argue with science, right? A decade ago, Penn State University researchers tested a sampling of 65+year-olds. Revisiting those subjec...

Cheap Cell Phone Plans For Seldom Calling Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the cheapest cellphone options available to seniors today who only want one for emergency purposes or occasional calls? I ...

79-Year-Old Rapping Grandma Perfectly Breaks Down Why You Must Vote

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty

Think your vote won’t make a difference? Then let Lil’ Mema give you a piece of her mind. The 79-year-old rapping grandmother-of-10, whose real na...

This Startup Is An Airbnb For Assisted Living Patients

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty

Seniorly, a San Francisco-based startup, wants to be the Airbnb for assisted living, with a strong dash of Yelp in the mix. The company provides a dat...

11 Ways To Know If You've Become A Middle-Aged Cliche

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty

Remember the ‘60s and ‘70s when all anyone ever wanted to be was original? So how did we all wind up the same? We’ll skip the low-hanging fruit ...

What 'Breaking News' Really Means In Today's World

Barbara Rady Kazdan | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Rady Kazdan

Just about every time I tune in to an all-news TV channel, a bright red banner announces: BREAKING NEWS. At first I thought, there's so much fluff filling those 24-hour cycles, they post a banner when they're about to report an actual news item.

How Women Are Playing Word Games To Their Advantage In This Election

Sabine Reichel | Posted 10.26.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

How can it be that a derogatory label for a woman is also seen as an honor and a triumph? Answer: Because they're used to it. It's an old tradition. And because women are creative and take what they can get. They have learned to make blessings out of intended curses. That's our talent.

'The Trump Effect' And How It's Affecting One Middle-Aged Woman

Treva Brandon | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

This article isn't about the candidate Donald Trump. It's not about his platform or policies. In fact, this article isn't about politics at all. It's about Donald Trump the bully, and the effect his bullying is having on me.

French Instagram Star Is Proof That Gray Hair Is Super Sexy

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty

French journalist and Instagram star Sophie Fontanel, 54, certainly rocks her mane of gray! In an interview with Vogue, the Parisian fashion journalis...

Vietnam Vet Reunited With Prized Camera Lost Nearly 50 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty

A Vietnam veteran has been reunited with a camera ― and memories ― that were lost nearly 50 years ago. Leon Hembree served in the Marines and Army...

There's Nothing New About Telephone Surveillance

Inga | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty
Inga

People think telephone surveillance is a new thing but then, they're not old enough to have grown up with a party line. Eat your heart out, NSA. Sixty years ago, the entire country was listening in on each other's phone conversations.

How Much Social Security Monthly Checks Will Increase In 2017

Diane Archer | Posted 10.24.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

The Social Security Administration just announced Social Security's COLA or cost-of-living adjustment for 2017, and it is tiny. Retirees will likely see just a $4.00 increase (.03 percent) in their checks beginning in January.

What Trump Could Have Said Besides 'Bad Hombres'

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.24.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Specifically, I was stunned to see Trump's outstanding grasp of a foreign language, as well as his ability to speak a coherent bi-lingual phrase.

Why We All Need To Be Concerned About 'Locker Room Talk'

Tira Harpaz | Posted 10.23.2016 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

When I was 13, I went to the airport with my parents to pick up a relative or friend - I don't remember who it was. As I walked through the airport slightly behind my parents, a total stranger walked past me and grabbed my crotch. I couldn't believe it at first; I thought maybe it was an accident or I was mistaken. A few minutes later, however, the man reappeared and did it again.

The Phone Call That Taught Me The Importance Of Kindness

Nancy Roman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I was rude on the phone. I heard from my doctor's office that Medicare had my coverage screwed up. This was the first time I have used my card since turning 65. And my claim was denied. So I got on the phone with Medicare. That alone brings my blood pressure up.

The Proven Way To Get Out Of Your Relationship Rut

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2016 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

During times like these it's too easy to take out such tension on those closest to us or to set unrealistic expectations on friends, family, and/or our partner to take away our discomfort. But, this only creates increased strain in our relationships, leading the way to more pain and separation.

The Fight I Had With The Millennial In The Uber Pool

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 10.22.2016 | Fifty
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

I must say I myself have never, will ever take an Uber pool. My Super Shuttle multi-passenger days are behind me.

A Social Media Starter's Guide For Job Seekers

Tracy Darchini | Posted 10.22.2016 | Fifty
Tracy Darchini

Looking for a job for the first time in over a decade can be a lot like trying to date again after getting divorced from a long marriage. You can try to do it the same way you did when you were much younger, but you would have much more success using social media to find the right match.

This 99-Year-Old Homecoming Queen Would Totally Get Our Vote

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.21.2016 | Fifty

Some moments only become sweeter with time. And for 99-year-old Edna Chance that meant being crowned honorary homecoming queen at her high school some...

For Melania And Hillary, Is Standing By Your Man Right Or Ridiculous?

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.21.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

The election coverage is filled with old news and new news of sexual misconduct. Or perceived sexual misconduct. It begs the question, did country star Tammy Wynette have the right idea when she sang 'Stand by Your Man'?

The One Quality You Need To Survive Your 50s (And Beyond)

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Without resilience, you're screwed. But with it, life can be better -- as long as you make the climb up and the climb down -- step, by step, by step. And try to remember dessert.

McDonald's Regular Gets Free Meals For Life On 100th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.18.2016 | Fifty

We never thought that Mickey D’s would be the secret to longevity, but eating at the hamburger chain seems to be working out well for centenarian Na...