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Turning 50

The Types Of Friends Everyone Should Get Rid Of In Midlife

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Did you ever think about the fact that many of our friendships are 'accidental?' For most of our lives, the people that we meet are defined by our social context at the time. As a result, as we reach our 50s, we often find ourselves with people in our lives that are actually causing us more harm than good.

Top 10 Reasons I Won't Lie About My Age

Kathy Radigan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

After almost 50 years on this planet, I will be damned if I'm going to deny even one minute of my hard-earned wisdom.

Learning to Be Frugal

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

Talk about a sexy blog title. The word "frugal" does not score high in the sexy department, but that is something I am committed to change. This summer I will turn 50. I am, in my ripe age, learning to be (deep breath)... frugal.

Lap Swimming With Helen Mirren and Santa

Cindy Reed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Cindy Reed

Helen Mirren tugs her white Lycra swim cap over her sleek silver bob, then pops on her pink swim goggles. She smooths her swim skirt and eases herself into the water.

50 Things We've Learned By Age 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah and Shelley Emling | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty

Each decade of life brings its own joys, challenges and lessons. When it comes to one's 50s, those of us here at Huff/Post50 think they're pretty fabu...

17 Reasons Being In Your 50s Is So Freakin' Fantastic

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty

If you could live out the rest of your life at any age, in good health, what would it be? Sixteen? Thirty? Forty? According to a 2013 Harris poll of 2...

How I Shook Up My 50s By Seeing A Medium

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

My 50s started out a little blah -- thinning hair, sweaty nights, spreading waistline. I tried to write a book about it but felt it would be cruel to my readers unless they were insomniacs. I was bummed at the beginning of this decade, and I think those on the 'other side' decided to jazz things up.

The Importance of Realizing that Age Really is Just a Number

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As John Lennon said, "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." I love this quote because it reminds us that success in life is a matter of perspective. How we frame the situation matters.

The Main Reasons I Love Being Over 50

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Inskeep

Here are the things I love about being in my 50s; regardless of our age, these things apply more broadly to the beauty of getting older, and when embraced can perhaps allow you to skip some stages and realize earlier freedom before reaching mid-life.

Why Turning 50 Is So Different From Any Other Age Milestone

Lisa Lori | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lori

I don't feel any older, but I meet people in their 20s and 30s, and I find myself looking at their faces and thinking, wow they look young. I have had, over the past two years, my own quasi midlife crisis before turning 50. I closed down my PR business after 13 years two years ago.

50 Shades of ME: The New 'Model' of Me

Kristen Noel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Kristen Noel

Even as I begin to compose this piece that has been swirling around within my head for weeks, probably all of my lifetime -- I'm still not completely convinced that I will toss it out into the world for all to see... but here goes.

6 Positive Ways To Overcome Your Fear Of Death

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As we reach our 50s, it's common to start worrying about our mortality. Many of us begin to think about the fact that we may have fewer years ahead of us than behind. Some may even come to fear death, no matter how far it is in the future.

The Importance of a Good Bra

MiddleSexy | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
MiddleSexy

At the age of 49, after birthing and breastfeeding two kids who are now teenagers, along with the effects of gravity, my boobs could use some help. When I take off my bra, my boobs do a nose dive right down to my waist.

Why I Love Birthdays

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

My son turns 21 this Saturday, and I think that he's really happy that he'll be able to go to a bar this Friday night at 12:01 (when it's officially Saturday) and order his first alcoholic beverage legally with his real ID. But I am going to be happier.

9 Out-Of-The Box Birthday Party Ideas For Your Next Milestone Year

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

So your friend or family member is turning the big 5-0 -- or some other significant birthday that ends in "0" or "5." How will you help them celebrate...

Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Cullen

Yes, old(er) people still have sex. And my sexuality is important to me, to my marriage and to my vagina. So remaining a sexual being is a necessity. Even if I have to schedule it.

Which Internet Quiz Are You?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I know myself well. If I were a Golden Girl, I would be Dorothy. But, with the barrage of quizzes facing me every morning, I finally gave in. I took every quiz that popped up on my feed one day.

So This Is 50

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

It's not like I'm an expert on the being 50 thing. It's only been a few months since I turned the big five-oh! But I can tell you what I've noticed about being a half-century old that wasn't exactly on my radar 20 years ago.

Al Roker is 60... and?

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

All week long, NBC ran a promo featuring Mr. Roker telling us he wasn't interested in retiring. Well, I would think not. At 60, he hasn't reached the national average retirement age.

10-Day Countdown to 'The Big 5-0'

Chef Rossi | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

Arrive in Whistler at 6:30 p.m. Check in and eat dinner -- more salad! A little after 10, I realize I'm 50 in NY, 49 at Whistler.

Yagana Shah

9 Things Everyone Should Know Before Turning 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

They say hindsight is always 20/20, which can be so darn frustrating. Sometimes we wish we had a crystal ball to tell us if we were taking the right j...

Wendy Williams On Regrets, Turning 50 And The Celebrity She's Sick Of Hearing About

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Wendy Williams is the real deal. And she's turning 50. If you need your Wendy fix and you're wondering what she's really like off the air, you've come to the right place.

How Turning 50 Broke My 'Inertia Curse' And Ultimately Saved My Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Here's an experiment: imagine you're under a spell -- or really, a curse. You aren't asleep or even hurt. You haven't been imprisoned in a tower or turned into a toad. No, under this spell you are not only alive, but able to live your life exactly the same way you did yesterday. That's the curse.

6 Ways To Prove You've Really Accepted Being Middle Aged

Amy Koko | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Amy Koko

The other day I came face to face with fifty. By that I mean I came to terms with it, accepted it, conceded, and dealt with the fact that I am no longer 'around fifty'. I am 53 and overdue for a bone density test. During Pilates my knees sound like Fourth of July fireworks.

10 Things You Need To Lose When You Turn 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty

Aging is what you make it -- that, and what your genes have in store for you. But when the calendar rolls around to your 50th birthday, there are just...