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Aging Well

Successful Aging: The Challenge of Regret and Guilt

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Some people associate pride with doing something great or unusual, with something that distinguishes them from people who have lived ordinary lives. But we don't have to be extraordinary to take pride in our past.

Yagana Shah

6 Signs You're Embracing Aging Like A Real Warrior

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty

Aging gets a bad rap. But here at Huff/Post 50, we think it can be just as good, if not better, than youth. Why wouldn't it be? You might have less ha...

Want To Turn Back The Clock? Do These 6 Things

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Do you remember scrambling to find the best boxed hair dyes after spotting your first gray hair? Or slathering on the creams after noticing your turke...

7 Reasons Why Californians Age Better Than Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

Contrary to popular wisdom, not everything keeps better in the cold. Some things, like people, actually may age better if they live in the warmer temp...

9 Facts About Aging That Will Actually Get You Excited About Growing Older

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty

Aging brings turkey necks, "senior moments" and sagging bodies. Sounds pretty dismal, right? It would -- if that represented the complete picture. In ...

9 Surprising Lessons We've Learned About Aging Now That We're Over 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

In honor of the Huffington Post's 9th birthday today, we're looking at "9 Surprising Things We've Learned About Aging." Every day, another 8,000 Am...

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.

The Key To Staying Young (That Has Nothing To Do With Food, Fillers Or Fitness)

Susan Berger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Berger

We are more fit, more fun and more happening than previous generations. We wear similar clothing, like the same music and enjoy the same movies, books and television shows.

6 Amazing Anti-Aging Foods You Can Eat For Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

For as long as we can remember, we've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not only can it boost your energy and memory lev...

10 Things You Should Know About Aging With Dignity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

The American public is aging, and 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care, on average for three years.

Racism May Speed Up Aging In African-American Men

Forbes | Melanie Haiken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Researchers at the University of Maryland reported today that racism appears to speed aging in cells. In a first-ever study of its type, researchers f...

5 News Items From 2013 That Should Make Boomers Very, Very Happy

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

With apologies to Ol' Blue Eyes, 2013 was indeed a very good year for people 50+. With advances made on the medical and technological fronts and all s...

Staying on the Bus

David Blistein | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

One unsettling thing about aging is the subtle fear that the bus has left you behind. Or that you're lugging around so much baggage you won't be able to get back on at the next stop. That instead of heading towards the light -- transcendent or otherwise -- your so-called "golden years" are in the rear-view mirror.

Meet 6 Fabulous Women – Aged 73 And Upwards – Redefining What It Means To Be Old

The Telegraph | Louisa Peacock | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

Most people are afraid of growing old. Too often, the term conjures up negative images and stereotypes involving illness, vulnerability and loneliness...

8 Things Your City Should Be Doing To Help You Age Well

Next Avenue | Jason Kane | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jason Kane This article first appeared on the PBS NewsHour website. It felt like a bad joke — worse than the...

6 Things The French Can Teach Us About Aging Well

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Before moving to the New York City area, I lived in London for seven years. During that period, I traveled more than two dozen times to France, a place where five- or six-week vacations are the norm and many people retire comfortably at 60 or younger. I made many wonderful French friends and was more than a little awed at the way they aged so gracefully.

22 Celebrities Who Defy Their Ages

Posted 08.08.2013 | Celebrity

BREAKING: Hollywood's famous faces are gorgeous. Jaw-dropping, some might say. Stunning, others will report. Age-defying, we have determined. Some ...

22 Tips To Help You Age Brilliantly

Posted 07.16.2013 | OWN

We've found new ways to make sure you keep blossoming into an ever-better you -- wiser, sexier, more resilient, and not the least bit stressed abo...

7 Characteristics Associated With Long Life (And How To Cultivate Them)

Mark Sisson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

As much as we focus on food and fitness as the "physical" arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more to it. In fact, most research fails to find any grand commonalities in the diet and fitness patterns of the longest lived.

10 Ways to Boost Your Cognitive Fitness and Longevity

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Dennis Kravetz

You can be many years younger than your chronological age by making certain lifestyle choices, including those that tax or challenge the brain.

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.

How 'Invictus' Teaches Us to Learn From Life Lessons

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I realized that I'd learned a lot from my yoga practice, from living with a chronic illness and from being a blogger. This is what I know is true for me, and perhaps it is for you, too.

PHOTOS: Celebs Who Are Aging Really Well

Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

Sharon Stone is just one of the many celebrities celebrating a birthday in March.

Sex, Naps and Wine -- The Key to Longevity?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Imagine living in a place that seems more like fantasy than reality....

Why I Wish Someone Would Ask About My Boob Job

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Ethlie Ann Vare

Time has inexorably pushed me down, out... and across that amorphous line where a woman goes from being prey to being invisible. Never again will a construction worker yell at me to show him my tits, no matter how drunk he is. You wouldn't think I would miss that.