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50th Birthday

What We Love Most About Keanu Reeves On His 50th Birthday

High50 | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
High50

This is how Keanu Reeves went from teen idol to all-around Good Egg.

10-Day Countdown to 'The Big 5-0'

Chef Rossi | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

Arrive in Whistler at 6:30 p.m. Check in and eat dinner -- more salad! A little after 10, I realize I'm 50 in NY, 49 at Whistler.

Why I Took Up Boogie Boarding On My 50th Birthday

Candy Schulman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

I waited until the day before my 50th birthday to go boogie boarding. My plunge into extreme sports was my thirteen-year-old daughter's fault. She'd abandoned her boogie board to play beach volleyball, and I was losing interest in my book on this lovely beach. Suddenly I had an epiphany: I'd never boogie boarded in my life!

I Need a What?

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

On the prep day, I felt like a contestant on Survivor. The doctor said, "Only clear fluids." I idly wondered if that included gin or vodka.

Yagana Shah

9 Things Everyone Should Know Before Turning 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

They say hindsight is always 20/20, which can be so darn frustrating. Sometimes we wish we had a crystal ball to tell us if we were taking the right j...

Wendy Williams On Regrets, Turning 50 And The Celebrity She's Sick Of Hearing About

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Wendy Williams is the real deal. And she's turning 50. If you need your Wendy fix and you're wondering what she's really like off the air, you've come to the right place.

All The Reasons We Love Courteney Cox On Her 50th Birthday

High50 | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
High50

The former Friends star Courteney Cox is the second of her Central Perk cohorts to hit the big five-oh, after co-star Lisa Kudrow, but she's doing it in some style.

Turning 50 With Memories of Mom at 50: Sicily, a Voyage and Pizza

Jan Angilella | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jan Angilella

When I say I'm 50, I really do feel like I've reached some kind of milestone. I have lived a full, rich life thus far sprinkled with wonderful adventures and Parmigiano Reggiano. And none of that is about to stop, especially the cheese part.

The Freaking Autumn of My Life

Julie Gray | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Julie Gray

I'm 25 years older than OMG-he-didn't-call-me-back and 25 years younger than I-wonder-if-this-is-my-last-birthday. So I'm right where I want to be.

Pushing 50

Chef Rossi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

I've been cutting the sleeves off my T-shirts since I was 15. The renegade rocker spirit in me refused to be dulled even by turning 40, but a few months shy of my 50th birthday, I may have to change a few things.

10 Things You Need To Lose When You Turn 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty

Aging is what you make it -- that, and what your genes have in store for you. But when the calendar rolls around to your 50th birthday, there are just...

The Best Milestone Birthday Celebration A Man Could Have

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The restaurant is crowded, unusually so for a Tuesday night. The waitress lets the specials roll off her tongue as she does on any other night, and we pretend to listen even though we've all chosen our main courses already.

10 Things To Let Go Of When You Hit 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

1) Grudges Enter your fifth decade grudge-free. Grudges can eat at you long after the original insult or slight has passed. In fact, if left to feste...

Bold, Optimistic, Sexy, Confident, Intuitive... and Bodacious

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

We have the opportunity right now to grab the second half of our lives and reinvent ourselves should we choose to do so. We can face changes in midlife either with a heavy heart and resentment or embrace this new phase in life with excitement.

50 Things I've Learned In 50-Something Years

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Soon, I'll be turning 50-something. There's no point in denying so-called aging -- it's something I wasn't always convinced I'd be here to witness -- but I can't help getting my real age number stuck in my throat when I have to actually say it.

How Michelle REALLY Feels About Aging (It's The Best Thing We've Heard All Week)

Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

First Lady Michelle Obama said she's okay with the idea of turning 50 in January. "I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I ...

How I Got Over Turning The Big 5-0

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Marcia DeSanctis

Now that it's behind me, I can say that the only bad thing about turning 50 is, well, turning 50.

10 Great Gift Ideas For The Woman Who Has Everything

Mindy Trotta | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

When that special birthday is at hand, why are we often stumped? What to get the woman who seems to have everything? To make it easier for you, we've put together a group of gift suggestions that will appeal to the amazing woman you know and love.

50 Things Every Woman Should Know How To Do By 50

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Ask for a raise, get around a foreign country, open a bottle of champagne and much more.

9 Tips For Throwing A Memorable Milestone Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty

As CEO of Swank Productions, an event organizer in New York City, Maya Kalman has thrown her fair share of spectacular milestone birthday soirees. But...

Turning 50 with the Lessons From 100-year-old Nana

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

My turning 50 coincided with my grandmother turning 100 years old. And as with most old people, I began to reminisce about my life and the many lessons that my grandmother has given me. Then, a friend encouraged me to put those stories to print and write a memoir. At first I thought she was joking, and then I thought she might be drunk, but then I realized she was serious.

When 50 Is the New 50

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty
Lori Sokol

I have recently discovered that I am not the only post-50-year-old woman who recently began to embark on a new level of professional success once I focused primarily on my own needs, rather than the needs of others.

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).

Top 5 Things I Love About Turning 50

Agi Smith | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Agi Smith

Instead of wishing I were 10 years younger I am embracing my present self and the joys that life gives me at this age, in this moment, in this body and with this mind. Yes my friends, I truly feel as if I have finally arrived. And so, let the party begin!

6 Reasons Why Turning 56 Was Far Different Than 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few weeks ago I turned 56. To commemorate and celebrate, I ran 5.6 miles around Central Park. It felt good knowing I could run that distance and still be fit enough to join my husband and daughters at a birthday dinner downtown a few hours later. That's a sea change from when I turned 50.