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Are You Ready for Aging?

Carol E Wyer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

It is imperative you maintain a sense of humor. That will help you hugely since after all, getting older is not for sissies.

Belly Fat And 9 Other Body Changes You Shouldn't Ignore In Middle Age

High50 | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
High50

If you're in your 50s you've probably noticed that your body is changing. Perhaps your metabolism isn't what it used to be, or you may not have so much energy, or something is niggling you that didn't used to.

The "R" Word

Eric Trules | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

What's my third act, as we like to say in the theater? Every good play, every good life, needs a good third act.

The Age At Which Men Officially Become Grumpy

Carol E Wyer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 2 about grumpiness (much to the chagrin of my husband who believes he is far more qualified to discuss the subject). The presenter was curious to discover at what age men become grumpy and if grumpiness is confined to older men.

How to Fix Hollywood's Gender Age Wage Gap

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

In Hollywood or in the corporate world we're still paid less, we keep hitting the glass ceiling and we continue to try to climb the proverbial ladder. (This is for those who may have lived under a rock for the last 100 years.)

Old B*tches and Birthdays

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Cat del Valle Castellanos

It's 2013, yet there's still this idea that we're damaged goods if we're not settled down by 30. But freaking out over "finding a husband" seems a little too Jane Austen for me.

49

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Please ignore the egregious error being perpetrated by that nasty little website, Facebook. The folks at Facebook decided to send around a message to all my friends this week claiming that I have turned 49.

Boomers May Be Good Past Their Expiration Date

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Older boomers are not rancid fish. But many of us get sucked into the labels of "sell by," "use by," "enjoy by," and "best by."

Sleepless in Portland

Alison Rosen | Posted 12.20.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

If you are in that phase of life where sleep comes easy but is somewhat optional, take advantage of it. Stay awake from 19 to 23 because no one tells you that one day you won't feel like yourself for at least a year, possibly two, because you made the mistake of taking a red eye.

The Wrong Metric

Michael Hodin | Posted 12.11.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

How is it that these two coexisting trends -- global population aging and global economic recession aren't seen as interwoven? The answer, perhaps, is that we keep analyzing the economics of aging through the wrong metrics.

Older

Jason Stuart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
Jason Stuart

I challenge the media to start the conversation with and about people over 40. We have the money to spend. Make us use it! Let's let them know we want to go to the movies, see great theater, buy songs, read books and watch comedy in the clubs!

The Costs of Bearing (Many) Children

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Mums who bore between two and four children were at lowest risk of mortality from all causes. Mothers who had five or more children lived shorter lives, on average.

The New (Malevolent) Ageism

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The elderly have never been honored in American society. They have more often been stereotyped, stigmatized and pitied. And according to Princeton University psychological scientist Susan Fiske, this unfair ageist stereotyping could become even darker with the new influx of seniors.

11 Life Lessons For 50-Somethings

Posted 05.08.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan The O writer and author of the book Someone Will Be with You Shortly shares her thrive guide to life after 50. I watched the moon ...

5 Ways To Age Backward

Rob White | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

You've probably heard expressions like "60 is the new 40." The truth is actually that anyone can roll the clock back. All you need is a motivational mindset. Then you, too, can start counting the calendar backwards at each birthday.

Curl Up And Dye?

Caragh Little | Posted 01.24.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

This weekend, it was time to get those grey hairs seen to again... to add a bit of gloss and shine and make myself feel better. It's 2012. Almost 2013. I'm older than I could ever imagine being when all my classmates were watching Dallas long ago... and now Dallas is back, and I'm still determined to feel young.

Is Human Longevity Due to Grandmothers or Older Fathers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do humans tend to live such a long time? Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, can last into their mid-forties in the wild. Yet somewhere in the last six million years, human lifespans have lengthened dramatically, so that living into our seventies is no big surprise.

Harnessing the Potential of Older People

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

In every continent and almost every country, our population is growing older. Yet, there is little sign so far that all the right policies and actions needed have been put in place to create a world in which all generations can flourish.

Dialogue with Time -- An Exhibition about the Art of Ageing

Andreas Heinecke | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Andreas Heinecke

Dialogue in the Dark is my brainchild. It's a simple concept: the blind leading the sighted ones in the dark.

How To Live Forever*

XPRIZE | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
XPRIZE

The retreat of my hairline and the arrival of my AARP card led me to examine the most fundamental human connection of all -- life itself. I decided to indulge my life-long fascination with health by making a documentary, How To Live Forever*.

A Surprising Reason Getting Older Is Hard

Debbie Leon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Fifty
Debbie Leon

Among the indignities of getting older, the minute I turned 50 I started getting insulted by my mail.

Like Sands Through The Hourglass, So Are The Days Of My Thighs

John Carroll | Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

The idea of time marching on (over my face) and leaving the wreckage of beloved things like dance and smooth skin in its wake not only scares the bejesus out of me but brings up so many ugly issues I have with getting older. Grandma Moses, party of one!

Going Dutch

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If the Dutch can manage to bring their forward-thinking social sensibility together with their fiscal prudence, they may end up setting a model that the rest of Europe and the world can follow.

You're Never Too Old To Windmill

CNN | Posted 05.29.2012 | Fifty

This week, CNN is telling the stories of members of the boomer generation who are aging, but not old, in a series called 'Age Against The Machine.' In...

How This Seal May Help Older Americans

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | Fifty

(Reuters) - Baby boomers wired to their iPads and smart phones are giving U.S. health experts some new ideas about ways to cut the soaring costs of me...