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Things Never to Say

Here Are 3 Questions You Should Never Ask An Adoptive Family

Jill Robbins | Posted 11.13.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

November is National Adoption Month. You may see stuff in your Facebook feed about being 'chosen' and 'born in my heart, not under it.' Those are wonderful sentiments. This isn't an article about wonderful sentiments, so hold on, k?

What You Should Never Ask Someone Who Has Lost Weight

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

You know that irresistible urge to compliment someone who lost weight? Well, before doing so, know this: Your comments are welcome, but please, for the sanity of all former overweight folks, don't dip your toe in tactless waters.

8 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

After speaking with a lot of experienced parent friends, I've come up with a list of eight things you should never, ever say to your teenager. You may have a completely different list, and that's fine. There are no easy answers or quick fixes just as there are no perfect parents.

What You Should Never Call An Older Person

Eva Moon | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Eva Moon

I mean it. Stop it right now. I know you meant it as a compliment, but it's not. When people call me 'young at heart' they mean something like active, adventurous, creative, involved. How remarkable for someone who is, well, (whispered) old!

9 Things You Should Never Say To An Empty Nester

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty

There are just some things that are better left unsaid, especially when you're speaking to a new empty nester. A seemingly innocuous suggestion -- "wh...

5 Things Never To Say To Someone Retiring

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Retirement has gone from being the last chapter to the next chapter for many post 50s. But the circumstances of retirement in our post-recessionary li...