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50s

The Past Wasn't Awesome, the Future's Not Bleak and 50 Is Not the New 40

Valerie Alexander | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

These are buoyant, happy times, and as much as I loved spending my teens in the 80s, I am just as thrilled to be living out my 40s in the 'teens. And at the end of this decade, when I do turn 50, I will know that it's going to be even better than I could have imagined.

For My Dear Friend Roger Ebert and Other Loved Ones Lost in 2013

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

This year, I knew I was old. And among the lamented were, for the first time, close friends who'd shared my journey. The first and most difficult for me, still, to release, was Roger Ebert, my old Sun Times colleague and biggest "fan"who believed in my talent more than anyone, always.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

Lowbrows Have More Fun

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Anastasia Rubis

I've gained a new appreciation for lowbrow in middle age. I'm still enough of a snob to gravitate toward "brilliant" lowbrow as opposed to "despicable" in New York magazine's approval matrix, but give me one more decade. My tastes should be off the chart.

When You Can't Remember Where You Hid Stuff

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty
Linda Durnell

However we choose to live our lives in our 50s, whether through true grit, humor or acceptance, it seems to me that it is a personal lifestyle choice.

The 1950s Invade 2012

The Huffington Post | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

The 1950s: the era of music legends, drive-thrus, iconic movie stars and what many would describe as a more wholesome way of life. While this oft-idea...

Dummy for Yoga

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.11.2012 | Fifty
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In the middle of my sixth decade (at age 54, Oh Best Belovéds), I abandoned the life of the mind, as I once conceived it, and gave myself over, quixo...