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The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peale wrote about a doctor who gave his patient a peculiar prescription.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

Baby Daddy Producer Heidi Clements' Fictional Memoir Tackles Aging in Hollywood

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Living in a town and a business that doesn't typically embrace older women, Clements has somehow learned how to fully embrace her life. "For me, life is just beginning -- this whole second half of my life."

Happy Birthday, Elle!

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.29.2014 | Style

Happy 50th birthday Elle Macpherson. Wait, what? Supermodel Elle Macpherson is turning the big 5-0 today and we just can't believe it. The mother-o...

50+ Travel: 6 Tips on Choosing the Perfect Tour or Cruise

Dave Austin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Dave Austin

Many travelers are happy to let someone else making all the lodging, dining, transportation and entertainment arrangements. The good news is that the choices for guided tours and cruises are nearly endless, and can fit almost any budget, travel style or itinerary expectation.

A Blast of Air, Italian Style

Lisa Condie | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Apparently all of Italy knows, and has known for generations. If you live here long enough, you will know as well. A blast of air on your neck, throat, or head is the root of all illness. Because of it, an Italian would never leave the house without having the neck and throat area securely covered with a scarf.

'Shirley Temple Was The Kind Of Role Model We Want For Our Daughters'

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Shirley Temple's career as a child actor enthralled our country at a time when economic tensions gripped most families when just about everyone could use a laugh. Shirley was, as they used to say, the real ticket. Fresh faced and dimpled with that sweet voice, she was adorable without being pretentious, as natural on screen as you could imagine her performing for the relatives in your living room. Radiating star power, she tap-danced her way into everyone's heart.

3 Reasons This American Will Never Leave Italy

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The title is probably an exaggeration. I most likely will live in the United States again. Statistically, very few expats live out their lives in a foreign country. Most, eventually, find their way back to the land of their birth. So let me just say that these are the top three reasons that I can't imagine leaving Italy... today.

Boomers or Bust: Why Super Bowl Advertisers Can't Ignore Boomers

Mark Bradbury | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Mark Bradbury

Given the size and spending power of the 50+ demographic, they should no longer be sidelined when it comes to advertising.

Shhh! This Is Tuscany's Best-Kept Secret

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

What happens in Florence, Italy when summer draws her last warm breath, and the cool mornings of winter call for an extra blanket? If you ask me, it's when Tuscany becomes Paradiso... Heaven!

Permesso di Soggiorno

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

I wait with them, under the first pink streaks of sunrise. The mass of bodies, huddled close together against the cold, standing in line to achieve permission. The permission we seek is that of living legally in Italy.

The 4 Things To Consider Before Retiring Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

First there is the dream. A crazy notion that continues to pop into your head. What would it be like to live abroad? After the dream, the plan begins. And like most good plans, it's all in the details. Here are what I consider the Final Four.

How To Know Whether You're Ready To Retire Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Moving to a foreign country is a lot like raising children. It's harder than you think it's going to be, and better than you can imagine!

What Happens When A Mature Woman Meets A 25-Year-Old Guy

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

It was a late night at Foxwoods when my guy announced he wanted to stay up and gamble. Because I have as much chance of understanding craps as I do learning to speak fluent Mandarin, I headed up to our room for bed.

10 Ways The Work Environment Is Nothing Like It Used To Be

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Oh my, how things have changed. That's what keeps running through my mind as my 20-something daughter describes the office culture at her brand new job. Long story short: her work environment bears little resemblance to my job when I was her age.

Fashion After 50

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Instead of resigning to so-called "age-appropriate" clothing, why not start developing your own sense of style at 50 or older?

Jacki Zehner: Why I Can't Wait to Be 50!

Jacki Zehner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Jacki Zehner

o many of the women I know, myself included, at some point said, "enough." They were successful, they "had it all," only to realize that the "all" was a moving target.

15 People You've Probably Known By The Time You're 50

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

People come and go in our lives, but there are those archetypal individuals who we've all met over the years. Here are 15 that most everyone has likely known.

Crossroads

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Lillie Leonardi

Changing careers in midlife is not an easy transition for anyone -- especially once you've hit the over-50 classification and acquired your first AARP card.

Why Making Your Business 'Baby Boomer-Friendly' Is a No-Brainer!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

The 50+ population is still a swiftly developing consumer market, and it's hitting an all-time high in terms of global aging. While catering to baby boomers may not necessarily fit into every business's products and services, they're a demographic that deserves closer attention.

Making It To 50

Ron Brounes | Posted 04.04.2013 | Fifty
Ron Brounes

At midnight, we said goodbye to 2012 (and to my 40s) and awoke the next day eager to tackle the new year (and my next decade). I actually made it through my milestone without much anxiety or depression (until my friend pointed out that I am now closer in age to 65 than to 35).

At 50, When Do I Get Life Alert?

Sue Carswell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Sue Carswell

I often wonder if I need Life Alert, even at age 50. Sometimes, I think we all need Life Alert if we live alone.

Labels for Kids Aren't Always Bad

Leda Natkin Nelis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Leda Natkin Nelis

These labels -- Asperger's, ADD, Dyslexic, Dyspraxic -- do not define or restrict our children, but they can help others to understand our childrens' unique challenges as well as their special gifts. This heightened understanding can bring our children support, respect and empathy.

What Do These Two Have In Common?

Gary Nelson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty
Gary Nelson

I have come to the conclusion that as we age, we become androgynous. Mother Nature, who is known for getting kicks out of tricking all of us, performs an almost cyclical act when we age, and turns us back into pre-kindergarten, androgynous beings pre-occupied with showing everybody our boo boos.

In Defense of Grandparents Who Came Before Us

Karin Kasdin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Recent blogs and magazine articles extolling the new breed of grandmothers would have us believe that our own grandmothers lived their lives in floral housedresses and orthopedic shoes.