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A Boot Camp For Entrepreneurship Supercharged This Woman's Reinvention

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When we think 'reinvention,' we tend to panic at the enormity of that prospect. Maybe we've been downsized from a job that we've held for a long time, or (less stressful) we realize it is time to move on and we know we need to find something else, or maybe our retirement savings won't be providing what we had hoped for, and we need to keep working.

Rules: Huff/Post50 & The TODAY Show Announce 50 Over 50 Initiative

Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

Do you know someone who has launched a new career, or gone back to college, or started a non-profit overseas, or adopted a child, or taken a really am...

Rita Wilson: We Want 50 People Over 50 Who've Reinvented Themselves

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to go gently into the night. I was, and continue ...

Rita Wilson On A Different Kind Of Empty Nest -- The 'Empty Nest Of Friendship'

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty

When our last child left home, I was sure that we would now have all the time in the world to spend with friends. Instead, it has been busier than ever and the idea that we, and all of our friends, would be lounging poolside sipping margaritas was really just a fantasy.


Lisa K. Brown | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Lisa K. Brown

Lisa Brown is a freelance writer and bemused 50 year old. What can one say about a young girl who grew up amongst the pine trees and squirrels of a sm...

Path To Enlightenment

Dale O'Dell | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Dale O'Dell

Dale O'Dell was born in Dallas, Texas in 1959. He was given his first camera at the age of 13 and at that moment he knew what he wanted to do in life....

The Diary

Tom Garrett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Tom Garrett

I ran into Wendy at the Humane Society Pet Adoption event today. It wasn't a coincidence. Sometimes when I know where she's going to be, I find a wa...

Rita Wilson On Fear, First Kisses And The Role That Changed Her Life Forever

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Rita Wilson lives on the edge. The actress, writer, producer, director and singer admits it was difficult for her to step out of her comfort zone when she decided to record her first album, AM/FM, back in 2012. Actually it wasn't the recording session that set her up for light-weight panic attacks, it was the thought of singing on a stage. In front of people!


Shavawn Berry | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Shavawn Berry

Shavawn M. Berry's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rebelle Society, The Cancer Poetry Project 2, Kinema Poetics, Kalliope, Poet Lore, Westview ...


Zenos Frudakis | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Zenos Frudakis

Born in San Francisco in 1951, stern icon paintings of the saints in Wheeling, West Virginia's Greek Orthodox Church are among Zenos' earliest memorie...

Stealing Life

Holly Whiteoak | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Holly Whiteoak

Damn. He's there again. I catch him out of the corner of my eye as I turn down the produce aisle. I move over to the wall of vegetables, so I can obse...

W.B. Yeats At Bondi Beach

Conor Kelly | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Conor Kelly

Conor Kelly was born in Dublin (1952) and spent his adult life teaching in a school in the Dublin suburbs. He retired to a small village in the Charen...

Wilderness Guide

Tom Anderson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson is an artist living in Minnesota. My work can be described as, "Figurative art with a taste for the outdoors." Art is a part of my life...

The Cleansing

Glenn Diamond | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Glenn Diamond

The wretched practice of telephone sales is rarely selected by choice, but endured as a consequence of misfortune, desperation, or poor life skills. ...


Ronny Anderson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Ronny Anderson

Ronny Anderson is a tutor, lyricist and poet. He currently lives and works in the East end of London, England. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa 53...


Steve McKenzie | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Steve McKenzie

Steve McKenzie is an Atlanta artist who has painted for over 25 years. At the age of 50, Steve left corporate America as CEO of a subsidiary of a Fort...

Cleopatra Herself In All Her Glory

Maggie Harris | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Maggie Harris

Cleopatra herself in all her glory couldn't look as good I did done up in all my finery for an assignation with you. Maybe I was in denial but there's...

High Tide

Cherie Dacko | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Cherie Dacko

From Polish ancestry, artist Cherie Dacko was born in Chicago but raised in Tampa, Florida. She received her BA at USF and joined an Ybor City artist'...

Bruised Silence

Pamela McMahon-Miller | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Pamela McMahon-Miller

Derwood Trexler drove his SUV along the busy two-lane road, occasionally glancing into his rear view mirror at the trail of cars behind him. The pain...

Chinese For Lunch

Bill Gainer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty
Bill Gainer

Bill Gainer contributes to the literary scene as a writer, editor, promoter, publicist and poet. He reads and works with a wide range of poets and wri...

LOOK: Abstract Photo Of Everyday Life

Terry Hunt | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Terry Hunt

Terry Hunt received his MA in music in 1988 from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. He lived in Japan for 1 ½ years where he develope...


Ira Greenfest | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Ira Greenfest

"Writing is discovery. You don't know what you're going to feel until you feel it," said Mr. Teicher, her slightly potbellied English teacher. He was ...

3 Power Women Rocking This Season's Fashion Trends

Jesse Garza | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Jesse Garza

Here are examples of three post-50 power women rocking this spring/summer trends, and a few style tips for you to do the same!

Older and Fabulous -- It's Not a Fantasy Hollywood Script

Jill Brooke | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty
Jill Brooke

In aging gracefully, it's not about doing plastic surgery but over-doing it. It's about making good choices.

A Knight On The Town

Mark Budman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Fifty
Mark Budman

It's a midsummer night, a party at a friend's backyard. You stand under a newly-erected tent, clutching a paper cup filled with diet cranberry juice. ...