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Turning 50

Why I'd Rather Be 50 Than 25 (And Maybe Even 30)

Ken Budd | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Two weeks ago I turned 50. I wondered if I would wake up suddenly wiser, or with osteoporosis, but 50 felt no different than 49 -- which is true of most milestone birthdays. Do you remember turning 10? Of course not. (Though no one made senior citizen jokes when I turned 10.)

Getting Older Does Not Suck

Amy Selwyn | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Up until recently, I have f*cking dreaded the aging process. But I am alive. And it's going to be my birthday. I am going to eat some cake and I'm going to blow out some candles. This is a plan. It's an awesome one.

10 Photos That Prove Patrick Dempsey Only Gets Hotter With Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty

Happy birthday, McDreamy! Patrick Dempsey turns 50 today and we have to say, he's really never looked better. We've watched the silver fox for de...

Think You're Too Old In Your 50s? Think Again.

Laurie Stone | Posted 12.22.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Stone

Admit it. When you were young, you thought being in your 50s was older than dirt. You couldn't imagine being that aged and decrepit. But then the years moved forward. And here you are. The strangest thing is you look around and realize things aren't so bad. In fact, here are seven reasons why being in your 50s is downright great...

16 Celebrities Turning 50 In 2016

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

Fifty has never looked better, what with sexy celebs from Brad Pitt to Johnny Depp to Elle Macpherson joining the post-50 club in the last year. But j...

Cindy Crawford On Why You'll Never See Her Trying To Look Younger

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty

Decades have passed since Cindy Crawford first became a household name, but as she anticipates her 50th birthday, the mega-model looks as beautiful a...

10 Reasons It's Fabulous Being 50

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Janet Bertolus

Even though the texture of my neck leaves a lot to be desired, no amount of weight training can keep my upper arms from jiggling --and my bra size is a 36 long --My life is far from over!

Packing Up My 40s

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I'm not packing up a house, I'm packing up a decade. My 40s will expire in about a week, and I want to make sure I bring the things I want into my 50s and discard forever the I'm-way-too-old-for-this-nonsense stuff of the last five decades.

'I'm Nearly 50 And Still Don't Feel Like A Grownup'

Jill Robbins | Posted 10.19.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I don't know when I will feel like a real grownup ... maybe never. And that's okay. This is 49.

49 Is the New 16

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

It is frequently noted in numerous magazine articles and TV shows that 50 is the new 30. With the calendar flipping closer and closer to my half-century birthday, I think I can safely say, that at least for me, this is not true.

A Very Funny Jew Looks At Turning 50

Bryan Behar | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Bryan Behar

I have a solemn confession to make. In a couple months, I am turning 50. Even as I type this I'm imagining anyone affiliated with my career making a frantic dash for my computer. 'You work in television, you can't admit that! Quick, say that you're turning 8. Or that you haven't been born yet.' Please.

Cindy Crawford Talks Turning 50 And The Pressures Of Aging

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty

She's been a household name -- known for her stunning looks -- since the 1990s, but Cindy Crawford says she's still no stranger to the pressures of a...

50 Things I'm Thinking Now That I've Turned 50

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.15.2015 | Fifty
Jackie Pilossoph

I seriously cannot believe I'm 50. I don't feel 50. In fact, I don't even feel 40. But, I checked my birth certificate and the number is accurate, so here I am, six days into being the big 5-0.

Why 50 Is Definitely NOT The New 30

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.15.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

When two years ago I made it known to my social media community that I was proudly turning half a century, I was showered with all kinds of well-meant happy returns for the day. I also got many comments that were well-intended but not so well-received: 'Don't worry, 50 is the new 30.'

The Musical That Will Change The Way You Feel About Growing Older

Tim Ranney | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Tim Ranney

Coming upon your 50th birthday is a great reason to see the new off-Broadway show 'Happy 50ish!' now playing in New York through August 30. I sat down with Lynn Shore, who created the book, music and lyrics, for a quick chat on what inspired him to create a show about reaching this special day.

What Turning 50 REALLY Feels Like

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I've heard that with age comes wisdom; I'm more apt to say awareness. My appreciation for the good things that have come my way has grown. My understanding of the part I've played in some of the bad things has deepened.

40 Is the New 20

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The reality is that, biology aside, the life course is pretty subjective. There are twenty-year-olds who are married with a full-time job. There are forty-year-olds who are still in school. There are twenty-five-year-old homeowners. There are forty-five-year-olds who live with their parents.

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.