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Watch Your Step for Grandparents

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I am now a step-grandmother. When our daughter married a father with custody of his two children, I sought out the counsel of a very good friend (and therapist) who advised me that the two young children joining our family were now also our grandchildren.

The 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

There's no perfect method or algorithm for choosing a mate. But according to the elders, taking a step back and asking these three questions about your relationship can help you avoid a tragic mistake -- or move you toward a long, fulfilling life together.

What The New Aging Revolution Sweeping The Nation Is All About

A. Barry Rand | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
A. Barry Rand

The second aging revolution is about growing more whole, not just growing older. And ultimately, it's about growing more wise, more fulfilled and more connected to each other -- creating a society where all people age with independence, dignity and purpose.

What's Your Boomer EQ? Part 3

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

We all know people who are self-sacrificing for their friends and relatives. Often, these individuals sacrifice their resources at the expense of themselves -- finances, housing, emotional energy -- and then complain about it later.

Next Tech Boom May Be Fueled By Grandpa Power

Daryl Rowland | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Daryl Rowland

Programs Provide Help For Gen-X and Boomer Entrepreneurs CLEVELAND: When we think of tech entrepreneurs, we tend to envision 20-something coders wit...

What's Your Boomer EQ? Part 1

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

As a dear friend and colleague once counseled me, our own expectations can be the cause of our biggest disappointments. It can come as a big surprise if any our anticipated dreams do not materialize.

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...

The Lesson of the Dandelion

Greg O'Brien | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

The best of runners in life have partners. My prayer is that we partner up from Capitol Hill to California to make Alzheimer's a fading memory.

5 Money Moves Every Boomer Couple Should Consider

Next Avenue | Michelle Brennan Hall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Michelle Brennan Hall As a financial adviser for more than two decades, I have found that many boomer couples have n...

Boomer Psychology 101: F*cking Up!

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Lusson

Understanding the role of relapse in the management of distressful behaviors is just one more tool in our toolbox for disassembling old patterns that do not work

Yagana Shah

7 Things That Go Through One's Head Around Young People

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty

As we get older, the list of things that make us feel our age is endless -- from our graying hair to creeping waistlines to not knowing the tween sens...

It's Time to Invest in the Boomer Boom

Peter Hubbell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Peter Hubbell

It has finally happened. The smart money is staking a claim on the aging space as the economic impact and implications of an aging Baby Boom generation are becoming more apparent everyday.

10 All-Time Best Movies About Boomers, For Boomers

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Behold! The very best films ever made about Boomers, by Boomers, for Boomers. Needless to say, SPOILERS AHEAD! Re...

THIS May Be America's Best Employer For Older Workers

Next Avenue | Richard Harris | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Harris These are the times that try older workers’ souls. If you're over 50 and have a job, you may be...

Why I Came Out Of The 'Good-Girl' Closet At 50

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

There's an extra layer of shame to being told you're an old slut. A young woman's "sluttiness" can be excused in part because she hasn't lived long enough to buy into social mores, and she's too hormonal to delay gratification. But an older woman who admits that she likes erotic pleasure without all the packaging? That's not just slutty, apparently, it's freakish.

Why You Should Mix Friendship With Pleasure

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

How do you politely describe your relationship with someone whose salary is considerably less than yours, with whom you go out socially, and with whom you are having killer sex? The new catchphrase for this type of relationship is "friendly benefits" and it is beneficial for both partners.

Why Marlo Thomas Is The Boomers' New 'It-Girl'

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 05.30.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin I recently met up with Marlo Thomas to chat about her latest book, "It Ain’t Over….Till It’s Ove...

10 Simple Habits That Will Give You More Hours In The Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Remember there are always 1,440 minutes in each day. They do not vary from day to day. If you understand that, you can map out a plan for using them wisely. Appreciate and accept that some of these minutes will be used systematically day-in and day-out for essential task... It is how you use the remaining minutes that make the difference in your emotional and financial well-being.

Generation X: What's in the Label?

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

When punk rocker Billy Idol found "Generation X" on one of his mother's book shelves, the title seemed more than appropriate for an emerging band searching for a new identity and a rebellious voice.

10 Things You Need To Do Before You Turn 60

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com What is it about turning 60 that’s feels so different from all other ages? "It’s a time of major transition," say...

The Best Boomer Fashions For Summer

Next Avenue | Karen Knapstein | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Karen Knapstein "I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." -- Gilda Radner As we get older, many of us find...

5 Common Habits That Are Costing You Big-Time

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

You may not realize it, but you have a lot of bad habits. OK, sorry I said that but it had to be said. All baby boomers have bad habits. I have bad habits. You can't go this long in life without having developed some imperfect patterns and impulses in your decision-making.

'Gray Divorce' and Other Demographic Trends

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It used to be that parents said "I'll support you when you're young but you support me when you're older." But the new reality is different.

Yagana Shah

These Vintage Ads Prove We Had No Idea What The Future Would Actually Look Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

If you thought "The Jetsons" was far-fetched, think again. While you may laugh at the idea of every household having a robot, flying cars, and superco...

Millennials and Boomers: Don't Forget Generation X

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

The transitional and transformational time when Generation Xers grew up should not be ignored or erased. To understand how the Millennials think and act today and might change the world tomorrow, the cloak of invisibility must be lifted.