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Shelley Emling
Shelley Emling is Senior Editor at Huff/Post50. She previously was AOL's Montclair Patch editor and also has served for several years as a foreign correspondent for the Cox Newspaper chain both in Europe and Latin America. Her much-acclaimed book, Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science's First Family, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2012. Her previous books include The Fossil Hunter and Your Guide to Retiring to Mexico, Costa Rica and Beyond. Emling has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London and The Christian Science Monitor. She launched one of the first blogs for The International Herald Tribune, a real estate blog called Raising the Roof. Emling also has served as the consumer affairs expert at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and started her journalism career at UPI in New Orleans. She lives with her husband and three children in Montclair, New Jersey.

Entries by Shelley Emling

25 Essential Traditions For The Ultimate Family Thanksgiving

(2) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 7:42 AM

AAA Travel predicts 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, the highest number for the holiday since 2007. Travel and turkey, of course, are two time-honored Thanksgiving traditions. While Christmas and other holidays often are very much kid-centric,...

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Running Really Can Keep You Young, Study Says

(43) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 2:05 PM

Consistently running for exercise seems to slow down the aging process and allows older people to move more easily, according to a new small-scale study of exercise and aging. The study's findings suggest that older adults who regularly run for exercise are better walkers than even those older adults who...

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Milken Names The 5 Best Cities For Getting Older In The U.S.

(14) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Forget pristine beaches and palm trees. The top city in the U.S. for growing older is actually Madison, Wisconsin, according to the Milken Institute's latest ranking of best places for successful aging.

In a report released Tuesday, the non-partisan think tank measured and ranked the performance of 352...

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Study Reveals Interesting Factor That May Help You Live Longer

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Do you feel in control of your life and that what you do matters? It could play a role in how long you live.

A study led by researchers at the University College London, published in the journal The Lancet, monitored the well-being and attitude toward life...

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Happy Birthday Henry Winkler! The Iconic Star's Greatest Moments On TV

(3) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:57 AM

To many TV fans, Henry Winkler will forever be remembered as the motorcycle-riding heartthrob named Arthur Fonzarelli -- better known as "The Fonz" -- on the popular sitcom "Happy Days." But Winkler, who turns 69 on Oct. 30, has since gone on to produce TV shows, direct movies, and write...

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15 Biggest Marriage Regrets From Middle-Aged Divorcees

(93) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 8:22 AM

Divorce triggers a lot of different emotions, everything from sadness to regret. In some cases, a split is precipitated by a factor outside the marriage. In other cases, though, couples ask themselves whether there was something they could have done differently to save the relationship.

With that...

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Rita Wilson On Life After 50 And The Lesson She Learned From Oprah

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2014 | 9:57 PM

Happy birthday, Rita Wilson! The actress, producer, writer, singer and Huff/Post50 editor-at-large turns 58 on Sunday, Oct. 26. In her own birthday well wishes to us here at Huff/Post50, Rita recalled a toast her dear friend Nora Ephron gave her on her 50th birthday: "I am here to...

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The Surprising Health Benefit Of Alcohol For Older Adults

(5) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 11:41 AM

It's no secret that alcohol abuse can cause a variety of health problems, including damage to the liver. However, a new study shows that light consumption of alcohol in older age is associated with better memory among people age 60 and older.

Researchers from the University...

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Walnuts May Help Protect Against Alzheimer's, Study Finds

(8) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 10:05 AM

For those looking to combat Alzheimer's, a new animal study is shedding light on a snack that may reduce the risk and even help prevent the disease: walnuts.

Researchers led by Dr. Abha Chauhan at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities found significant...

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6 Nostalgic Halloween Candies We Still Miss From Our Childhood

(35) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 7:20 AM

It's nearly Halloween, a time for pumpkins, costumes, and candy, candy, candy. In 2013, Reese's peanut butter cups, M&M's, and Snickers were all the rage among trick-or-treaters. An even wider range of Halloween-related goodies will be flying off the shelves this year, with

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How I Benefited From A Summer Of Walks With Coworkers I Didn't Know

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 7:45 AM

It's lunchtime on any given weekday. Look around. Do you see your coworkers? Most likely they are sitting at their desks, frantically trying to meet another deadline while scarfing down forkfuls of salad. Just like you. And most of the time, just like me as well.

But over the summer...

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6 Of The Best Movies For Grownups This Fall

(18) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 4:57 AM

It's nearly fall, which means the steady diet of action-packed summer blockbusters is thankfully behind us. For all you post 50s looking for more substantial fare, you're in luck. Here are six films coming out between now and Christmas that should have you thinking, laughing and even crying.


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Happy 80th Birthday Sophia Loren! The Sexy Star's Greatest Moments On Film

(54) Comments | Posted September 20, 2014 | 11:09 AM

She's grace and style personified. Born 80 years ago today, on Sept. 20, 1934, Sophia Loren still stuns on the red carpet with her perfect posture, dancer's walk and tight-fitting clothes.

To mark her milestone birthday, the bombshell beauty has recently penned her memoirs -- "Yesterday, Today and...

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5 Fabulous Fruits For Gorgeous Skin

(9) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 6:54 AM

Everyone says it: You are what you eat. And this is especially true when it comes to your skin. The bad news is that sugary foods apparently lead to the production of molecules that can age your skin. But there are plenty of other tasty foods that are...

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How Everyone's Bad Behavior Is Turning Me Into One Angry Woman

(66) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 7:11 AM

I'm in a foul mood.

It all started last week, as I was commuting home to New Jersey from New York City by train. I had grabbed a seat in the "Quiet Car" -- the one that prohibits talking on cell phones. A few minutes into the trip, a middle-aged...

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Happy Grandparents Day! Have We Got A Tribute For You!

(8) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 8:26 AM

Today, Sept. 7, is Grandparents Day. The holiday, signed into law by President Carter in 1978, honors the many contributions grandparents make to our lives. Of course, here at Huff/Post50, we hope families celebrate these important people every day of the year. But we also think it's nice to set...

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12 Stories That Prove Grandparents Make Life So Much Sweeter

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 6:58 AM

With Grandparents Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents have made to our lives. We asked you to tell us about your own grandparents -- and your own grandchildren. We were inundated with inspiring stories....

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This Is Why Grandparents Are The Most Important People

(10) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 8:28 AM

With Grandparents Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents have made to our lives. We asked you to tell us about your own grandparents -- and your own grandchildren. We were inundated with inspiring stories....

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The Very Best Part Of An Internet-Free Family Vacation

(6) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 7:21 AM

For me, a family vacation's always a bit like my Moroccan chicken: I'm never exactly sure how it's going to turn out.

Just a few days ago, my husband and I returned from a trip to the Caribbean with our three kids, ages 14, 16, and 19. We toured historical...

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Hatha Yoga Boosts Brain Function In Older Adults, Study Suggests

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:40 AM

Seeking some inner peace? A new study suggests that hatha yoga not only helps you relax, but also may boost brain function in older adults.

Researchers studied 108 adults between the ages of 55 and 79, 61 of whom attended hatha yoga classes. The others met for the...

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