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

10 cose che solo coloro che amano una persona introversa capiranno

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 8:24 AM

Dopo quasi venticinque anni di matrimonio sono ancora molto più socievole del mio sposo, un conflitto di personalità che tende a farsi più pronunciato nel periodo delle feste invernali -- così come in quello dei barbecue estivi. Fortunatamente abbiamo imparato a scendere a compromessi. Abbiamo stretto un patto in nome...

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10 Things Only Those Who Love an Introvert Would Understand

(64) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 5:30 AM

After nearly 25 years of marriage, I'm still a whole lot more social than my spouse, a personality clash that tends to become more pronounced during the winter holidays -- as well as during the summer BBQ season. Fortunately, we've learned to compromise. We've made a deal that we rarely...

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Viagra Unlikely To Cause Skin Cancer, Study Finds

(94) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 12:48 PM

Last year, a study suggested the use of Viagra may be associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma -- one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer -- and sounded alarm bells for users of the drug.

But fortunately for takers of the popular cure for...

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The 8 Things All Genuine Friendships Have In Common

(20) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 6:36 AM

It was like one of those "meet-cute" scenes in a Hollywood movie, minus the romance. A few weeks ago, I met a lovely, middle-aged woman named Carole through a mutual friend. We discovered we had a lot in common during a pleasant conversation over lunch.

She's written books. I've written...

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7 (Fairly) New Books Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Summer

(30) Comments | Posted June 14, 2015 | 6:58 AM

Now that nearly everyone in the world has finished The Goldfinch, we need some other book recommendations to get us through the summer.

Huff/Post50 turned to its Facebook community to find out what middle-aged readers have piled up on their bedside tables.

Here are seven books...

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Here's What Lack Of Sleep Can Do To You In Just One Day

(98) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 10:37 AM

For years, studies have linked lack of sleep with poorer cognitive performance. Now there's another good reason to get enough shut-eye: Just one bad night's sleep can make older adults age faster.

Indeed, an American Academy Of Sleep Medicine study found that lack of...

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Sleep Troubles In Middle Age Tied To Dissatisfaction With Life, Study Finds

(149) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 11:12 AM

We've long known that quality of sleep can depend on a variety of factors -- everything from the lighting in your room to the feel of your mattress. But, at least according to a new study, a lack of satisfaction with life also plays a role,...

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Estudio: Descubren relación entre tipos de sangre y deterioro mental

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 3:03 PM

Muchos factores impactan la salud del cerebro, desde la genética, hasta la calidad del sueño. Y según los resultados de un nuevo estudio, ahora también nuestro tipo de sangre podría afectar la actividad cognitiva en la medida en que envejecemos.

Investigadores en la University of Sheffield en Inglaterra...

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2015's 10 Best American Cities For Retirees

(219) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 4:53 AM

Forget the surf-and-turf enclaves of Florida. The top city in the U.S. to retire is actually Phoenix, according to's first ranking of the best cities for retirement.

In a report released Monday, the publisher of finance content ranked 172 cities after considering factors that most affect the...

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Study Uncovers Link Between Blood Type And Risk Of Cognitive Decline

(113) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 9:32 AM

Many factors impact brain health, from genetics to sleep quality. And now a new landmark study has found that blood type also may affect cognitive function as we age.

Indeed, researchers at the University of Sheffield in England found that those with an O blood type have more...

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11 cosas que sólo entenderá quien tenga tres hijos

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 9:59 AM

Con tres niños, los padres no sólo se ven superados en número, sino además seriamente estresados. De hecho, un estudio de 2013 realizado entre más de 7,000 madres estadounidenses reveló que tres es la cifra de hijos con la que una mujer puede estresarse más. Incluso más que...

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11 cosas que sólo entenderá quien tenga tres hijos

(2) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 7:46 AM

Con tres niños, los padres no sólo se ven superados en número, sino además seriamente estresados. De hecho, un estudio de 2013 realizado entre más de 7.000 madres estadounidenses reveló que tres es la cifra de hijos con la que una mujer puede estresarse más. Incluso más que...

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

(194) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 5:51 AM

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 2,242 adults, the magic number is 50. (Interestingly, when Harris asked the question 10 years earlier, the answer...

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This 58-Year-Old Is Pursuing Her Dream Of A Liveaboard Lifestyle

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 7:20 AM

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a 500-mile hike, starting...

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11 Things Only Those With 3 Kids Truly Understand

(289) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:34 AM

With three kids, parents are not only outnumbered but also severely stressed. Indeed, a 2013 survey of more than 7,000 American mothers found that three is the most stressful number of children a woman can have, even more so than four or five children.

According to the

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Dr. Ruth's 7 Foolproof Tips For A Boredom-Free Bedroom

(8) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 9:46 AM

For their birthdays, most people throw a party. Dr. Ruth Westheimer isn't most people. The famed sex therapist will release her new book, The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre on June 2 to commemorate her 87th birthday.

Huff/Post50 took a...

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5 Movies Every Grownup Moviegoer Should See This Summer

(87) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 5:57 AM

Although there's been a lot of hype over all the movie sequels being released this coming summer, including June's much-anticipated "Jurassic World", there are plenty of gems for grownup moviegoers who care more about storytelling than special effects.

Here are just five of them. Which ones will you see? Let...

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The 5 Types Of Friends Worth Keeping Forever

(16) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 6:13 AM

Dorothy had Blanche and Rose. Rachel and Ross had Monica and Chandler, Phoebe and Joey. Even in TV land, writers recognize the value of friendship, and the idea that one person can't fulfill every friendship need.

Unfortunately, as you grow older, the friendship thing doesn't work out quite as well...

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Rita Wilson Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Has Double Mastectomy

(72) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 9:13 AM

Rita Wilson has revealed she has breast cancer, news she hopes will encourage other women to get a second opinion when it comes to their health.

"No one ever thinks to get [a second opinion on pathology]. That's what saved me," she told The Huffington Post. "I am on my...

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17 Things I Want My Son To Know On His 17th Birthday

(11) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 6:48 AM

People always say that middle kids get lost in the shuffle. That's why I've tried extra hard, with my own middle kid, to make sure his birth order was never a detriment. Towards that end, we've gone on trips, just he and I, to places as far-flung as Kenya. Both...

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