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Mom Of Special Needs Sons Supports Her Family By Bringing This Rare Product To Market

Posted 01.08.2015 | MarloThomas

"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 ha...

How This Midlifer Reinvented Himself As A 'Pizzaiolo'

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Opening a hit restaurant has got to be one of our most enduring reinvention fantasies. Paul Giannone is one notable boomer who has actually done it. His Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York opened in 2010, and has gone on to be one of the top-reviewed and most beloved new pizzerias in the New York area.

Quitting Her Six-Figure Job Was The Best Thing This Woman Has Ever Done

Forbes | Sarah McKinney | Posted 02.07.2014 | Small Business

Forbes It takes a lot of courage to quit your job and start a venture of your own. It takes something entirely else to walk away from a finance job...

Anca Dumitru: Are You Taking Charge of Your Stressful Life?

Anca Dumitru | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Anca Dumitru

'd been ignoring my symptoms for quite a while: I could no longer focus, I was exhausted, demotivated and unproductive. The closer I would get to my office building every morning, the more I'd become nauseous at the thought of having to go through the same routine all over again.

Why the Boom in Boomer Entrepreunership? Blame it on the Ants

Lorie Eber | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

Baby boomers have become the new entrepreneurs. We're creating new businesses at a torrid pace, unmatched by the youngsters. In the process, we're obliterating the ageist assumption that boomers are risk-averse.


Lillie Leonardi | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Lillie Leonardi

Changing careers in midlife is not an easy transition for anyone -- especially once you've hit the over-50 classification and acquired your first AARP card.

Midlife Change-Agent: 'In Times Of Uncertainty, Passion Is Your Greatest Security'

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 10.26.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

"In times of economic uncertainty, true passion is your greatest security," Kieves said. "Connect with your passion and strength. Then you will have more resources to draw from. When we are in our creative, passionate minds, we think in another way."

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.

From Books To Birthing: One Woman's Radical Post 50 Career Change

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Sheri Solin was a self-proclaimed type-A personality who, after working as a book editor for decades, did an about-face in her early 60s and became a doula, helping women give birth.

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' | 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,, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

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...

Post 50s Find New Direction In Community College

Bill Bowman | Posted 01.05.2012 | Fifty

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Ralph Casbarro loves to cook. So much so that last year, when the 50-year-old township resident was trying to decide on his seco...

Coping With Change -- Especially As We Age

Rhoda P. Curtis | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhoda P. Curtis

There are no alternatives to the aging process; therefore, the only way to cope with change is to be willing to take a chance on changing our attitude toward many things.

Are Post50 Women Too Fearful Of Mentoring?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

LinkedIn surveyed more than 1,000 female professionals in the U.S. and 82 percent agreed that having a mentor is important. Fair enough. Yet, nearly 1...

Retirees Try Teaching As A Second Career | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Their reasons for wanting to teach are as diverse as their professional backgrounds. They are retired engineers, Army lieutenants, business executives...

Meet The Horror Movie Godfather

Moviefone | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Horror fans are a passionate and loyal fanbase. They know their movie history and they love to champion new voices who breathe life into the thrilling...

Controlling Their Futures: Employees Turned Entrepreneurs

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

NEW YORK — The recovery in the job market just hasn't happened. So, many people who lost their jobs well after the recession ended in June 2009 ...

Google's Top 10 Golden Rules -- What Can We Apply To Education?

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

People need to acknowledge and realize that the uniqueness of our clientele (the students of this country) and our product (their viability in the future) make education a unique business.

Americans Take Second Jobs To Get By In A Tough Economy

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the recovery sputters, many people are working two jobs to make ends meet. Here are seven people who have found creative second careers....

What Makes for a Successful Midlife Career Transition?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Journalist Kerry Hannon wrote a book detailing the stories of 16 career-switchers who've turned dream careers into reality. I talked with her about the book recently.

How an IBM Employee's Early Retirement Led to a Math Classroom

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

IBM has a reputation for progressive thinking and programs aimed at helping employees transition to meaningful encore careers.

For Earth Day, Consider a Midlife Green Career Switch

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Green careers have surfaced as a major area of interest for people steering toward encore careers. Overall, they are expected to be one of the fastest-growing employment categories in the years ahead.