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Tom Hanks' Words About His Wife Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty

Rita Wilson bravely revealed her battle with breast cancer earlier this year, after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy, in hopes of educ...

This Is Why We Love Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty

National Grandparents Day is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 13, so Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandpa...

Surviving The Death Of My Parents

Melanie Stoecklein | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Melanie Stoecklein

On December 7, 2011, my parents took a scenic helicopter tour for their 25th wedding anniversary. Less than 15 minutes after takeoff, the helicopter c...

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories And Photos Of Inspiring Grandparents

Rita Wilson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Rita Wilson

Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has provided a unique platform for readers and writers to explore the issues and ideas that matter most...

Finding Strength After The Loss Of My Baby Daughter

Rhonda McMeekin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Rhonda McMeekin

At 34 weeks gestation, in February 2013, I gave birth to my stillborn daughter, Everlee Rose. My first and only child, having struggled with infert...

How I Kept Going After Losing Both My Children

Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

This piece is by Jamie Simmer, 56. My name is Jamie Simmer and I am 56-years-old. I was raised in a chaotic, unpredictable family environme...

When Many Losses Come At Once

Randy Austin-Cardona | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Randy Austin-Cardona

Within three years of turning 50 I lost both of my parents, I was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, the kids moved away, I had to have sur...

The Phone Call That Changed My Life

Ken Solin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Shock It was 14 years ago this October when I received the phone call that's every parent's worst nightmare. My ex-wife called to tell me our 29-ye...

What It's Like To Come Out Later In Life As A Binational Couple

Caroline Hart | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Caroline Hart

My wife, Laurie Hart, and I both came out later in life. She was 34 and I was 42, so that was the first of many hurdles we had to get over. We had ...

A Bereaved Mother's Journey To Peace

Stacey Thayer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Stacey Thayer

I met and said goodbye to my first-born children on the very same day. After five months of carrying my identical twin daughters, Lucy and Polly, I...

The Day I 'Died' On A Softball Field

Dave Sandler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Dave Sandler

On August 9, 2009 I took the biggest detour of my life! It was the day I died, but God was not ready to take me. While scoring the winning run in a...

How I Went From Fatherless To Fearless

Denna Babul | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Denna Babul

From fatherless to forgiveness and from forgiveness to fearless is how I would personally describe my survival story. My father was murdered when I ...

My 17-Year Quest For The Correct Medical Diagnosis

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Nika C. Beamon

How many times can you begin again? That's what I asked myself as I entered the Hospital for Special Surgery, just three weeks after my first lumba...

How I Survived A Flood That Nearly Wiped Out My Entire Town

Marcie Rawson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Marcie Rawson

The water was everywhere. I had to park at the end of the street and leave my 3-month-old daughter to wade through the water that was icy cold to get to my house. When I walked in, I could hear water rushing into the basement.

How I'm Surviving A Very Rare Disease

Dawn Brulé | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Dawn Brulé

In January 2008 I had my second miscarriage at five months. My husband and I were devastated but couldn't imagine what was to come next. I was alr...

Voices Of Strength: Your Stories Of Survival

Rita Wilson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Rita Wilson

Earlier this summer, I asked to hear stories of survival from Huffington Post readers. I wanted to know about the tragedy you faced, how you survi...

How I Learned To Live Again After The Loss Of My Only Sibling

Rashmee Patil | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Rashmee Patil

Original illustration by Jake Reeves. In July of 2013, at the end of my intern year as a medical resident in Brooklyn, New York, my younger bro...

Rita Wilson: 'Check Email. Not Too Much. Mostly Rest'

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty

Check email. Not too much. Mostly rest.   Thank you, Michael Pollan, and your quote from "In Defense of Food," for inspiring a new quote abo...

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories Of Survival

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty

Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has sought to remind people that we can still accomplish great things -- while also having loads of f...

The Five So-Bad-They're-Good Celebrity Lifetime Movies for A Deadly Adoption to Beat

Jennifer Boudinot | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer Boudinot

The world continues to be stunned and confused by the announcement that Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are starring in A Deadly Adoption, a Lifetime movie premiering this weekend.

The Theater Community Parties Post-Tonys: The Carlyle

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Cara Joy David

After the telecast (discussed in my post here), Broadway is all about the after-parties. There is the official Tony Gala at the Plaza. Then each show or each lead producer usually hosts their own party.

How This 65-Year-Old Is Beginning A New Chapter With Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

First-Time Mom At 50 Is Soon To Be A Lawyer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

How This 58-Year-Old Is 'Working It' In The Online Dating World

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

Why Second Opinions Matter

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Kraft

Too many of us are hesitant to question a medical diagnosis: a 2005 Gallup poll that surveyed 5,000 Americans found that about half reported "never" seeking a second opinion and a paltry three percent always sought out a second opinion on a diagnosis, treatment, drug or operation. Pretty frightening statistics, don't you think?