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Staying Young

My 90-Year Old Mom's Secrets To Living A Youthful Life

Lisa Medeiros | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Medeiros

So here's to you Mom as you celebrate 90 years loved. A toast to you with a martini ordered just the way you always order one, "I'll have a Beefeater Martini, up, extra dry, with olives on the side." May we all be blessed enough to be enjoying our signature cocktail as we ring in our 10th decade.

The 5 Best Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp, According To Experts

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.18.2017 | Fifty

When we think of aging we often worry about wrinkles, gray hair and crow's feet. But what we often forget is that our brain is aging, too, just like e...

Be Heart Healthy Where It Counts -- In Your Mind

Noelle Nelson | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

Like those fantastic Mom-and-kid Cheerio duos, fill your every moment with as much appreciation, joy, gratitude and enthusiasm as you can muster. You'll have not only a healthy heart, but a happy, long-lived one as well.

Jane Fonda Shares Her Anti-Aging Secret (Hint: It's Not Exercise)

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty

At 77, Jane Fonda is still looking great, feeling fit and having the "best sex" of her life. The actress is known for her iconic -- and pretty sexy --...

The Likes of You and Not Being Cool

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.30.2016 | Parents
Kay Tacke Morse

Ma'am -- may I take your lunch order? Avocado scramble with Aardvark Sauce please. My daughter smirks. The likes of you smirk. The ma'am giving her ca...

9 Outside-The-Box Ways To Stay Young As You Grow Older

Carol E Wyer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

An article came out last week about how to stay young as you grow older. Some of the tips included learning a new language, playing an instrument, exercising more and learning a new skill, as all these things help stimulate brain cells.

The Best Way to Keep Your Brain Young

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

Learn! Unlearn and re-learn. Keep moving. Then repeat the process. Until you die! Alvin Toffler the futurist, said that "intelligence in the futur...

Could Mindfulness Be The Fountain Of Youth?

Joan Moran | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Joan Moran

I had an experience 10 years ago that I still think about when I go into a department store. My best friend and I were at the makeup counter and no one would wait on us. 'It's our age,' she said to me with disdain. 'Our age? We're not even 60 yet,' I quipped. 'You're clueless,' she replied. 'We're not getting waited on because they can't see us. We're getting older. We're invisible.'

11 Fulfilling Ways to Keep Your Relationship Youthful

Kayla Matthews | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

To keep your relationship feeling young and spontaneous, try a few of these simple and fulfilling ways to show your spouse how much you care.

10 Real Ways To Slow Life Down As You Age

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When I was pregnant, I got tired of talking about having a baby. When I finally had my little darling, I became weary of talking only about nap time and Sponge Bob. Now I find I am getting a little frustrated with this whole 'getting older' thing.

How to Look and Feel Ageless for Decades

Joy Weston | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Weston

Everything comes down to perception. Once you can appreciate all the mileage that's been accumulated on this amazing machine called your body and then truly acknowledge the blessing of each additional year, every extra minute is perceived as a blessing.

5 Reasons I Love Working With Much-Younger Colleagues

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am almost 40 years older than most of the women in my office and that suits me just fine. In fact, I actually like it -- a lot. Aside from the occasional thermostat war (I'm always hot; they are always freezing), we do better than just 'get along.' Working with colleagues who are younger has helped me stay young in many ways:

What My Children's Art Taught Me About Aging

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

When they started high school, I knew it was time to take the artwork down. Otherwise, I just looked pathetic: an old mom clinging to old memories. But all I could muster was to move them upstairs, to my office, where I could secretly look at them.

A Wise Woman's 17 Tips For Staying Fit Forever

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

On a blizzard-y Boston morning, my partner Lea Anne and I agreed to brave the weather and show up to play our scheduled tennis match. Our willing competitors had a rough commute as well -- so when we all met court side, we were equally pumped to play, sheltered from the storm in our warm tennis bubble.

Top 10 Reminders I'm Not Young Anymore

Linda Riefberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Linda Riefberg

If you are like me, sometimes you feel like you are still that young person, heading off to college with all the energy and promise of youth. Then I look in the mirror and a stranger stares back at me. It is at those moments that I am reminded that my youth is long gone. Here are my top ten reminders that I am not young any longer... even if I still feel young at heart.

Brain Training Helped Older Adults Stay Sharp For Years, Study Finds

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reas...

Finally The War On Aging Has Truly Begun

TIME Magazine | Aubrey de Grey | Posted 09.19.2013 | Fifty

To paraphrase Churchill’s words following the Second Battle of El Alamein: Google‘s announcement about their new venture to extend human life, Cal...

The Price Of Eternal Youth? Oh, About $62,692

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

So what's the cost of eternal youth? To be precise, it's $62,692. Starting today, Britons with that kind of money lying around will be able to free...

This 82-Year-Old Grandfather Has HOW Many College Degrees?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

Terence "Terry" Sutherland gives new meaning to the phrase "lifelong learner." At 82, he just picked up his fifth college degree -- a bachelor's of ar...

The Surprising Benefit Of Choral Singing

The New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 06.21.2013 | Fifty

Can choral singing really help people age well? Maintain their health and their crucial social connections? Perhaps find their way through grief and l...

Why Friends Are The Secret To Staying Young

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Meg Wolitzer It's my 53rd birthday, and M is on the phone, speaking in the voice of a persnickety old woman. "What do you know, it's your spec...

How To Make The Universe Take Your Order

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

I'm not a Boomer, I'm a War Baby, born in October of 1944, the end of WWII. My generation survived everything, drugs, sex AND rock and roll. Hell, we invented them! We refuse to age; we will be dragged kicking and screaming into senility.

The Secret To Staying Young

Grown And Flown | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Adulthood is the long pursuit of answers to our own life's questions, but when we find the answers and the questions become too few, what do we have?

Why We Should Stop Trying To Emulate The Young

Dinah Berland | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

Now that the population of healthy, active post-50 members is expected to expand exponentially in years to come, perhaps we have the power to take the lead in turning the tide toward more fulfilling futures for ourselves and, in so doing, also become models for growing older with dignity.

What I See in the Faces of my Friends

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

We all get older. We all age. And we all are reminded each day, when we look at the faces of those we love, that we are doing this aging thing alongside each other, keeping the youngest part of ourselves alive.