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Ann Brenoff

A Near-Death Experience Inspired Her To Chase A Dream

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty

I had my wake-up call. I faced my own mortality and realized that I never really had done what I wanted to do.

5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

With limited job opportunities and competition levels remaining high, your resume has to be top-notch. Here are five tips to make sure employers like what they see.

How To Move On When Giving Up Your Dream

Next Avenue | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Polly Campbell Replace an unachievable fantasy with one that ignites your passion and purpose When Donna Harris-E...

WATCH: Boomers Talk About How They Reinvented Themselves To Stay Relevant

Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

When it comes to boomers facing the shifting paradigms of work and life, "we need to start reframing who we are and what we think we're capable of doi...

She Went To Medical School To Cure Her Daughter And Wound Up Saving Her Mother's Life

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

9 Second Acts That Don't Require A 4-Year Degree

Posted 08.21.2012 | Fifty

By Susan Ricker and CareerBuilder You want to make a career change, but you don't have a bachelor's degree and don't have the funds or the interest...

Reframe: How Not To Be Old, Overpriced And Out Of Touch

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.19.2012 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Some 80 percent of Boomers have saved less than $100,000 for retirement. This means the Boomers are going to have to keep working -- and the problem there is that neither we nor the society at large are prepared for us to remain in the work force.

4 Essential Tips To Navigate The Ups And Downs Of A Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Anger, resentment and depression -- understandable as these feelings may be -- are a giant turn off to networking contacts and, more importantly, to potential employers. I can pretty much predict which job seekers will find work and which ones won't, based solely on the attitudes they express.

3 Things Older Job Seekers Should Never Do

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.27.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Today's stagnant job market holds special challenges for mature job seekers. Hiring opportunities are limited and the competition for jobs remains stiff. To be successful, you'll want to avoid the three common mistakes older applicants make.

Why Collaborating On A Record Is Like Dressing A Baby

Gary Burr | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

Imagine three people have a baby. One of them wants to dress the baby up in a pair of blue pants. One of them wants to dress him up like a sailor. I want to dress him up in something frilly yet tasteful. That is what co-producing a record is like in the studio. Co-dressing a baby.

The Crazy Leap I Made When My Industry Changed Overnight

Gary Burr | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

That was a time when it felt like I would write a song on Monday, it was cut on Wednesday and by Friday it was on the radio. I liked those days very much. Very much indeed. Nothing stays the same.

My Second Act Fulfilled Me In A Way My First Career Couldn't

John A. Anderson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Fifty
John A. Anderson

Second careers and those that might follow aren't necessarily about the money. We don't know how many days we have left, so if you have small hollows in your psyche that need to be filled, there's no time like to present to go find your trowel.

Laura Rowley

How She's Changing The World 'One Book At A Time'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 02.23.2012 | Fifty

A little under a decade ago, Eileen Gittins was in her 40s and in need of a break. A former Kodak executive turned Silicon Valley CEO, she had run two...

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: The Artist Inside Her (PHOTOS)

Lori Weiss | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, Marlothomas.com, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

Is Working The New Retirement?

Posted 02.20.2012 | Fifty

Retirement is taking on a whole new meaning for many midlifers: Some 57 percent of workers over 60 would seek a new job after retirement, according to...

WATCH: A Second Act In Wine?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty

In episode four of Mike Kravinsky's webseries "The Nextnik," Larry Zimmerman takes his search for a second act to the vines. Larry visits his friend B...

Teaching As A Second Career

Second Act | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

Sitting at your desk at your corporate job, have you ever wished you were back at school? If so, why not consider teaching?...

Avoid These 6 Mistakes At Your Next Job Interview

Second Act | Posted 12.09.2011 | Fifty

Chances are, you are woefully unprepared for that upcoming interview and you don't even know it. Talking points rehearsed? Check. Company and intervie...

How To Earn A Black Belt in Karate in Your 50s

Second Act | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

A few years ago, for martial arts instructor Harry Grimm's 50th birthday, his wife treated him to a trip to Bimini. On a snorkeling cruise, the captai...

'I Didn't Think I'd Be Working At My Age': DVF Keeps Busy

www.thirdage.com | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

Such is the cockiness of youth that Diane von Furstenberg once took her success for granted. "I didn't think I would be working at my age," said th...

Why We're Stoked Billy Cystal Is Hosting The Oscars

Second Act | Patrick J. Kiger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Fifty

It looked like a Hollywood disaster of The Poseidon Adventures proportions when Eddie Murphy backed out of hosting the 2012 Academy Awards, but then c...

California Woman Transforms 100-Year-Old Theater Into Community Arts Hub

Second Act | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

On a sunny fall afternoon in the idyllic Marin County enclave of Mill Valley, Lucy Mercer pecks at her computer keyboard in a second-floor office abov...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Second Act: Toddlewood Creator, Tricia Messeroux, Turns Tots Into Hollywood Royalty

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Black Voices

HuffPost BlackVoices' "Second Act" series explores the impact of the nation's financial turmoil on the lives and career choices of African-American en...

Reinventing The 'Golden Years'

Northfield Patch | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty

Reinventing one’s self is more than just a surface makeover manipulated by rock stars to seem forever young; to Gene Finger and Chris Ellison, it’...