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How A Dinner Party Changed My Outlook On Aging

Cathy Chester | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

We were invited to a small dinner party -- a birthday celebration a friend of ours decided to throw for himself. Actually, it was a friend of my husband's. I knew no one. Yet I relished the chance to meet new and interesting people. I also looked forward to the splendid meal Zagat's promised we would enjoy. In my usual pre-party jitters, I worried about what to wear.

Injured Dog Found In Mudslide Debris

Posted 04.04.2014 | Green

Nearly two weeks after the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., a lost and injured dog named Boomer was found wandering the debris field. Boomer wandere...

Pack a Spice Rack in Your Suitcase!

Lynne Martin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Lynne Martin

I might chime as he points out the excellent storage and wide hallway, refreshing changes from other establishments we have inhabited in our three years living internationally without a home base.

Tiny Sensors Are a Game Changer at Toy Fair 2014

Andrea Smith | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

Every year the toys at the American International Toy Fair in New York get a little bit smarter, and this year did not disappoint. Crayola has infused...

Dying to Be Heard

Eric J. Hall | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

People diagnosed with progressive chronic illness face two basic choices: They can conclude that their life is over and retreat into a shell of detachment from the world of the healthy, or they can choose to stay connected to their pre-illness existence by sharing their experiences.

Reinvention For Boomers Is Not a Myth

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Where is the myth in building greater awareness and greater confidence? What's wrong with dreaming big? There are solutions out there for us, but they do not lie in retreating to timidity, or, worse, intimidation, in the face of change and uncertainty.

What'd You Call Me? Better Not Be 'Boomer'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

A rose by any other name is still a rose, right? Maybe not. A recent New York Times story said that people in their 50s actually don't really like bei...

I May Be 50, But Don't Call Me A Boomer

The New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

There is no baby boom generation. Oh, sure, there was a baby boom: a neatly defined, pig-in-the-python bulge from 1946 to 1964. But the kind of bro...

Meet 5 Boomers Who Reinvented Themselves

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

We're on the doorstep of 2014 -- the Year of the Boomer -- when the youngest Boomers turn 50. I think it's a great year to be looking forward to how ...

Where Have All the Good Times Gone? Why Boomers Are So Miserable

Bradley Foster | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Foster

We all face challenges in life and Boomers are seriously being buffeted from all directions at once. It is possible to create more happiness in your life but it takes real work.

Cougar Barbie? Divorced Barbie? Out And Proud Barbie?

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

If you're a girl and you're a boomer, one thing is certain -- you grew up playing with Barbies. Whether you lived in a mansion or in a trailer, you spent hours as a little girl playing with America's favorite foot tall plastic fashion plate.

The 4 Best Exercises For Post-50 Bodies

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

As the countries 78 million baby boomers have begun aging, "...there is a trend toward activities that are moderate in intensity and not so pounding on the body."

Put on a Happy Face

Carol E Wyer | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

My mission each day is to attempt to make as many people smile or laugh as I can and I always start each day trying to make my husband laugh.

Hanging on to Your 'Joie de Vivre'

Carol E Wyer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Many people believe that continuing education can improve physical and mental health. I am firmly of that opinion. I can certainly attest to the benefits of taking up a hobby, an activity or learning a new skill at any age.

Your Grumpy Old Man

Carol E Wyer | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

If, like me, you have a grumpy old man lurking about at home, you need to act fast before he makes your thoughts drift towards murder. There are endless possibilities out there to keep someone who is suffering from 'irritable male syndrome' entertained.

The Joy of Learning

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Most of us really do not change that much as we age, but our deeper interests might become even more apparent.

Boomer Women, Advertising and Photoshop: The Future of Beauty

Brent Green | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Brent Green

Beauty is only skin deep. This time-honored idiom -- and title of a former hit song by The Temptations -- recognizes an inexorable truth of human aging. Now this expression has found more contemporary implications in an era of digital photo editing.

America's First Baby Boomer Retires Her Own Way

Next Avenue | Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Walecia Konrad Born just after midnight on Jan. 1, 1946, Kathleen Casey-Kirschling will forever be known as America...

Mad Men through The Boomer Lens: 'Best Episode Of The Season!'

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

This was Mad Men's Mt. Everest moment. The quality of the acting and writing, the show's deep substance and the unparalleled directing savvy pushed the ensemble to a new high.

Why Has The Boomer Divorce Rate Doubled?

Lisa Helfend Meyer | Posted 02.15.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Helfend Meyer

Increasingly for many baby boomers, a divorce after 20, 30 or more years of marriage is a central element of their third-act plans.

"Marga Gomez Is Not Getting Any Younger" Extended

Erika Milvy | Posted 12.24.2011 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Marga Gomez lies about composting and flossing, sure. But the chronically desperate, manic comedian is willing to go to even greater lengths to ward of the impression that she is getting older.

"The French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Excusez-moi, s'il vous plait. I should say I'll always have Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, where I recently spent eight minutes (huit minutes) sprinting from one airplane (l'avion) to another.

"The Loan Arranger"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since my wife and I were rejected for a home refinancing loan by our bank, which actually owns the house but kindly allows us to pay the mortgag...

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.