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The Post That Nearly Broke Facebook

Andrea Pflaumer | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty
Andrea Pflaumer

About a month ago I posted on my Facebook business page what I thought was a fairly lovely -- and innocuous -- photo of two beautiful women, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. I captioned it: 'Two divine women. No wild outfits. No heavy make-up or plastic surgery.' The post got nearly 16 million views.

The Brave Way I Stepped Out Of My Comfort Zone

Carol Bryant | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Carol Bryant

In my early 50s, when coloring my hair began to take up more and more of my time and energy, I decided that I had way better things to do than spend hours in the hairdresser's chair every few weeks. I gave up the fight and embraced the white.

When The Reality Of Being In My 60s Smacked Me In The Face

Carol Bryant | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Carol Bryant

It doesn't really suck to get old. At least not every day. Most days I wear my white hair proudly. After all, it was my choice to stop coloring my hair and let the world see the real me.

Across The Great Divide

Carol Bryant | Posted 04.07.2017 | Fifty
Carol Bryant

Ace, ice, elevate. Gulp down a handful of Advil and my bruised ankle should feel better in no time. If only it was that easy to heal my bruised ego. I...

My Hair Went White At 25

Literally, Darling | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

The obvious assumption for a broad segment of society is that I, as a 25-year-old woman, should not like that I'm going gray.

To Dye Or Not To Dye, That Is The Question

Naomi Rand | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

Apparently my gray hair is the tipping point. In truth, I think it's because going gray is synonymous with looking old, and our culture prizes and promotes us doing exactly the opposite.

To Dye Or Not To Dye? Why I Became A White-Haired Woman

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Mary Crescenzo

Gray hair may not be for everyone, but aging is. The question is: To dye or not to dye; where do you stand?

Going Natural: A Former Flower Child Reclaims Her Roots

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dionne

Sure it's fun when I'm mistaken for being 15 years younger, as happened last summer at a thriller writers conference I attended, but how important is that, really? Isn't what kind of person I am and what I've accomplished what matters most?