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52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

Next Royal Milestone: September 20, 2013

Will Bower | Posted 11.02.2013 | Style
Will Bower

183 years ago, on June 26th, 1830 -- at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 5 days -- William IV became king upon the death of his older brother, George IV. (William IV is probably best known for being the uncle and predecessor of Queen Victoria.)

How Happiness Changes As We Age

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you're like me, and you find that your life has become more about pursuing peace and relaxation than giddy excitement, rest assured that you aren't missing out on happiness. Your happiness has evolved, just as you have.

The Innocuous Move That Ruined A First Date

Al DeLuise | Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

In the early part of the last decade, when I was not quite a novice with online dating, but had yet to achieve a Master's Degree in the art of finding love on the Internet, I met ChampagneLady58.

American Drivers Keeping Cars on the Road for Longer: Average Age Now 11.4 Years

Reno Charlton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

Motorists are keeping their cars on the road for longer for a variety of reasons, from increased quality of vehicles through to being unable to afford a new car.

Are You Happiest At 69 And Gloomiest At 55?

Joan Gage | Posted 10.02.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Yesterday in the local paper I read an essay by syndicated columnist Tom Purcell saying that a study published by the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, as reported in the Daily Mail, had determined that happiness among humans peaks at age 23, tanks at 55 and then peaks again at 69.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.28.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

I fail to see why a "number" could frighten the heck out of anyone spry enough to blow out a candle and eat a piece of cake. Most likely, someone placed it in front of you, which means you have caring folks around you wanting to celebrate your life. Many people do not have that.

Age Is Nothing But a Number

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The funny thing about growing older is that "old" is an elusive term. When I was 20, 40 was old. When I was 40, 60 was old. Now that I am almost 60, 80 is old. And why not? 80 is the new 60.

'There Is No Age When We Have To Retire Our Genitals'

Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Joan Price and Ashton Applewhite join Abby to discuss why you're never too old for sex....

America's Perspective on Aging in a Youth-Obsessed Culture

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.06.2013 | Style
VisualNews.com

A recent infographic produced by CouponCabin puts America's perception of aging and corrective procedures into the spotlight. It conveys how women are more youth-obsessed than men and also shows the most popular and least expensive plastic surgery procedures.

The Right to Life (Last Chapter)

Francis Levy | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

People are just living life to death. They are living it up, as it were. The health care system is tanking from keeping a relatively small percentage ...

Dare to Be 100: Guts and Smarts

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

In my experience, every single person who has mastered the great art of successful aging has had an inner grit. Not necessarily with any bravado or flourish, but with a steely determination to look loss straight in the face without blinking.

Aging Gracefully? No Way!

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

When it comes to aging gracefully, I'm clearly on the rebellious side. I refuse to give up. I run half marathons, raft with my friends and go to rock concerts. I'm finally getting to fulfill a life-long dream of skydiving next May. To do these things, I stay healthy.

Innovative Programs to Help Seniors Age in Place

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

For an aging person, the move to a skilled nursing facility is a costly one. Nationwide, the average annual cost of a semi-private room in a skilled nursing facility (nursing home) in 2011 was $78,110. And the cost is clearly rising.

How Old Are You, Really?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Whatever you call it -- your soul, your heart, or your Buddha nature -- I believe it's the essence of our true selves, that place of clarity, kindness, and purity that never changes.

The Year I Got Old

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 03.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

When I read and see how the millennials conduct themselves, how they date, socialize and lead their lives, I have nothing in my own history to compare it to. That piece on "The End of Courtship" made me feel from another era.

I Am Turning 27 and Have Wasted A Lot of Time. Is It Too Late?

Quora | Posted 03.24.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Marcus Geduld, Programmer and Shakespearean Director Too late for what? If you slept through...

Beauty and What I Mean

Wendy Bradford | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Wendy Bradford

I always take in a person's looks first; I suppose we all do. My own insecurities are numerous, and it is impossible for me not to focus on other women and to compare myself to them, at least a little.

#Tubeathon Live Has YouTube Stars Raising Money for Homeless Youth

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

What's Trending is making history tonight with the first ever "Tube-a-Tweet-a-Thon" holiday spectacular, which brings YouTube's hottest stars together for a good cause!

I'm Not 12 Years Old, But Thanks For Asking...

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

So, next time you meet someone new, remember to be aware of your actions and aware of how said actions can impact others.

Going Natural: A Former Flower Child Reclaims Her Roots

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dionne

Sure it's fun when I'm mistaken for being 15 years younger, as happened last summer at a thriller writers conference I attended, but how important is that, really? Isn't what kind of person I am and what I've accomplished what matters most?

Vintage Girls and Their Invisible Gifts

Mel Walsh | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

Age is a gift. With that perspective, you will find an instant cure for wrinkles: You will no longer care about them... it's just the package, not the gift.

Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad!

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As another birth year comes to a close and a new one stands poised to begin, I find myself pondering our cultural ideas about birthdays and the very nature of age.

Why Do Male Gymnasts Have Longer Careers?

Grindstone | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women

It looks like 20-year-old Shawn Johnson had the right idea: quit while you’re on top. If you saw the heartbreaking exit of last year’s all-around ...

6 Ways To Cope With Your Boomer Parents’ Split

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.04.2012 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

Mom and Dad have forged strong careers, have financial success and are unwilling to remain in unhappy marriages that are unfulfilled. With a good number of years of healthy active life ahead of them, they are taking a long, hard look at the person with whom they will be spending it.