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Ageism

It Takes a Community to Disrupt

Christina Vuleta | Posted 04.18.2014 | Women
Christina Vuleta

My earliest memory is being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Without hesitation, I answered, "Princess," with a capital P. This had everything to do with wanting people to do my bidding and nothing to do with wanting a pink dress.

Start Feeling Your Age?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Malcolm Boyd

Growing older possesses many deep, often mysterious meanings. I wonder: is there a particular moment of truth?

Stanford Opens School For Retirees Who Don't Think A Career Ends At 50

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty

In the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is changing the conversation about career trajectories and opening a new school specifically for o...

Why I'm Giving Father Time And 'Age Appropriate' The Finger

Paula Mangin | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty
Paula Mangin

As I sit on the bus in my striped fur Yves Salomon jacket, leggings with the knees ripped out, shod in bright red Bernhard Willhelm sandals and a smirk, I'm happily giving father time the finger, at least today. Ladies, I hope you all do the same.

Age Is So Much More than Just a Number!

Robin Korth | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

With age come wisdom, courage, humility, compassion, patience and heart-healing laughter. We have earned every line on our faces because they reflect the passions of willing hearts and souls that have done some real living and are so much the richer for it.

Yagana Shah

These Real-Life Badass Grandmas Will Make Your Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

Forget the stereotype of sweet little grandmas who spend their days knitting in rocking chairs and living in fear of having their purses stolen. G...

Is It CosmeticSurgery-Shaming -- or Ageism?

Lea Lane | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Lea Lane

Yes, it can be appalling to see people aging ungracefully, even desperately. And duck lips and smooth but unmovable faces can look disturbing. But what I find even more appalling is ageism. The dread of losing youth and looks, projected into disgust with those who try to fight it.

Turns Out Dems Love Hillary: Now Can We Leave Bill's Privates Alone?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Hillary Clinton has proven she's profoundly qualified to run for president, both physically and politically, and as a woman-of-a-certain-age myself, I find the discussion of age as it relates to her ability to do anything patently offensive.

The Road Ahead for Older Job Seekers

Craig Giesecke | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

As the White House prepares its budget proposals for the coming fiscal year and the House prepares to reject them, millions of older Americans who have lost their jobs, their unemployment, and in many cases their houses, are holding out little hope of much relief.

Loneliness Is a Point of View...

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

A clearer understanding and acceptance of oneself is the route to connection. My last partner, who was HIV negative, told me that my OKness with my HIV status helped him be comfortable with it.

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.)

The Super Bowl Ad That Deeply Disturbed Me

Carol Orsborn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

Don't get me wrong. I have a great sense of humor. And I believe young people have the right to make fun of body noises. However, we have to question why, yet again, it is the older woman who is selected for the demeaning joke.

8 Ways To Prevent Your Chronological Age From Defining You

Next Avenue | Phyllis Weiss Haserot | Posted 01.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Phyllis Weiss Haserot Have you ever been shocked when managers or co-workers took you for older — or younger — t...

How Old Is Too Old for a Main Character?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I adore my agent. He's one of the wisest and nicest men I've ever met in my life and I trust him completely. Still, I was nonplussed. Why shouldn't my book start with the point of view of a woman in her fifties?

13 Aging Myths We Love To Prove Wrong

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

From Miley Cyrus telling a 50-something Matt Lauer he's "definitely not sexual" to your kids quipping you're likely experiencing a "senior moment" eve...

The Rolling Stones -- They're 70 and Yes, They're Sexy

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

We are all more than the sum of our years. Whatever time you have left as a sentient being is a gift, I tell my readers. Isn't it a bit premature to pronounce a man near-comatose before you meet him, before you see what his years have taught him?

What It's Like To Age Out Of Your Career

Carole Montgomery | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I have been a standup comedian since the fall of 1980. Back then, it was a novelty to be one. Hell, no one really understood what a standup comic was. And the only women hugely successful at that time were Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. My how times have changed.

How to Reinvent Yourself After 50

Dorie Clark | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Dorie Clark

It's true: reinvention is different later in your career. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. It's critical to keeping your skills fresh and your work fulfilling.

"Finding Work" FAQ Part II

Roger Wright | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Fighting ageism by battling a culture, a gatekeeper, a stereotype, or a blind job ad can be a noble pursuit. But it can also be like throwing cotton balls into the wind.

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.

When Voluntary Retirement Is Not So Voluntary

Sara Rix | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It wasn't so long ago that employers could usher you out the door because you had celebrated a birthday that made you "too old to work" in the eyes of some of them. With the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, Congress decreed that couldn't happen before age 65, and in 1986, mandatory retirement was eliminated for most occupations.

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."

Tapping Into the Creative Potential of Our Elders

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Instead of recognizing the value of the creative potential, wisdom and experiences that senior citizens can share with their respective communities, we are treating them as if they were merely a financial liability.

A Side Of Hugh Hefner We've NEVER Seen Before

Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

He's the envy of men half his age everywhere. He's married to a 27-year-old and lives in a mansion full of buxom blondes. But Hugh Hefner, or as t...

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.