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Second Acts

5 Reinvention Steps To Pave The Way For A Rewarding Old Age

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.03.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Rather than looking at the last act of our lives as a downward slide into powerlessness, loneliness and abandonment, we can start to pave the way right now for a rich old age full of meaning, connections, support, love and caring.

How To Get In Touch With Your Inner Hero

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | 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.

How You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Since it's my birthday week, it's quite fitting to share this post ... as I will be having my cake and eating it too!!

How This Out-Of-Shape 62-Year-Old Is Becoming A Yogini

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty

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

At 52, This Former Flight Attendant Wants To Break Into Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2015 | Fifty

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

Yagana Shah

Why This 50-Year-Old Mother Of Two Is Moving Across The World To China

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

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

Yagana Shah

How This Woman Will Conquer Her Lifelong Weight Struggles In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

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

Yagana Shah

How This 55-Year-Old Widow Plans To Bounce Back After The Worst Year Of Her Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

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

15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015

Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 is proud to announce a new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." Last month, our editor-at-large R...

3 Transformative New Year's Resolutions For Boomers

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many boomers are facing uncertain careers as we transition into 2015. We grew up believing in a fading myth: that if we got a good Education, and diligently pursued our Career, that we would be rewarded for our dedication with a sustaining pension for our Retirement.

Binge-watching: The Latest Reinvention of Entertainment Consumption

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just like a book that you can read all in one sitting, you can now watch 8-12 episodes, one after another.

How To Achieve Truly Remarkable Third Acts Late In Life

Joan Gage | Posted 02.18.2015 | Fifty
Joan Gage

'There are no second acts in American lives,' Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote. That may have been true in Fitzgerald's day, but now, in the 21st century, as more and more boomers are transforming our expectations of old age, retired Americans are discovering third acts in their lives.

Going the Distance: Passion Propels Cyclist Despite Rare Genetic Condition

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

About 35 miles into a 60-mile brisk ride with friends, Daryl, who was 54 at the time, struggled to keep up with his companions as he cycled up a small hill. "I got winded and heard myself wheezing," he recalls.

My Autobahn Birthday: How to Pass a Self-Imposed "Speed Limit"

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Vroom... Vroom.... I woke up this morning to my "speed limit" birthday. You know the one they also call "double nickels" or, on a more somber note, ...

4 Reasons Why Our Longer Lives Are Going To Be A Blast

John Tarnoff | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Our generation is going to have a longer period in which to make a lasting impact. For some of us, it is going to mean that we're just going to be able to keep on going, and to maintain our direction and our output for longer.

Learning To Live Out Loud In The Second Half Of My Life

Linda Wolff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Learning to live out loud in my second half wasn't originally my goal, but it happened anyway. I pretty much spent a lifetime fluffing the pillows in my cushy comfort zone. But all that changed four years ago when I took a chance as the empty nest began to creep up on me. Fueled by hysteria and impulse I decided to pursue my first love ... writing.

How This Man Became A Boomer (Re) Inventor

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

There are usually two inspirations for great inventions: 1) The Epiphany, where a brilliant idea appears seemingly out of nowhere in our consciousness (and if we're smart, we'll write it down and figure out a way to make it happen), or 2) The Inspiration, where we meet or listen to someone, or witness an event that fires us up sufficiently that we just can't get the idea out of our minds.

How To Face The World After You've Been Downsized

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Over the course of my 2.5-career reinventions over the past 25 years, my three top lessons have been the following.

IF I COULD, I WOULD... Time to Reinvent Your Life?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Do you want to live a life of few regrets? Do you want to live with passion and fulfill some of your dreams? Well, it won't happen all on its own. You have to consciously create your reality and your life to make it what you want.

The Resume Secret It Takes A Lifetime To Learn

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many of us go through life and career believing that the track we're on is cast in stone. We have become so used to the job, the company and the routine, that we mistakenly think that these define us and what we are capable of doing. We become identified with the job. But we are not our jobs.

Stress Keeping You Up At Night? 10 Tips To Calm An Anxious Mind

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

When we start over in life, irrational scared-to-hell fear is bound to happen. After all, the many emotional challenges we face are immense. During the day, we can train our brains with the power of positive thinking -- or at least manage the demons of doubt.

Increasingly, Retirees Dump Their Possessions and Hit the Road

The New York Times | David Wallis | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty

SOME call themselves “senior gypsies.” Others prefer “international nomad.” David Law, 74, a retired executive recruiter who has primarily sle...

Yagana Shah

100-Year-Old Paperboy Reveals The Secret To Longevity

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

Next time you're struggling to get out of bed in the morning, think about Walter Sharp. At 100, he just might be the world's oldest paperboy, and he's...

TIME OUT! This is Your Life. Reinvention Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you start with this gift to yourself -- the gift of time and reflection -- you'll be on the way to creating a profound change that you never realized was possible.

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Transformed Their Lives After 50

Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...