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Why Blue-Collar Men Spell Lasting Love For Boomer Women

Karen Angel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty
Karen Angel

Forget the old notion of "marrying up." As baby boomer women advance in the workplace, they are broadening their field of available suitors by pairing up with blue-collar men who seem less threatened by their success and independence.

What I've Learned About Living Life To The Fullest As I Approach 70

Ken Solin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

A recent birthday brought me to within shouting distance of 70. My thoughts associated with this unexpected but appreciated event are focused on the great energy and confidence I'm feeling about my life. I'm fine tuning it and making adjustments along the way to ensure the joy continues. Sensum Boomerum Vita is Latin, I hope, for an awareness of where I am as a boomer in life's continuum.

Midlife Change? What Could Be More Natural?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Perhaps you have a talent or interest you've been afraid to acknowledge and pursue. Now is the time to reach out towards those dreams that you thought had passed you by years ago and finally access your authentic self.

Why Oscars 2014 will be a Breakthrough Moment for Boomer Marketing

Mark Bradbury | Posted 02.27.2014 | Fifty
Mark Bradbury

Regardless of who takes home Oscar gold on March 2nd, movie studios will win as audiences flock to see the nominated films starring and celebrating the 50+ demographic.

5 Easy Ways To Scare Off The Person You're Dating

Ken Solin | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

My clients have shared a fair number of first date stories with me. While some are amusing, others reflect a surprising lack of social skills. Maybe it's time to rethink boomer dating, especially if you're a newbie.

The Night I Officially Felt Like A Teenager For The First Time

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

In the fall of 1975 I went to a birthday party. It was a time when we were quite impressed with ourselves, my friends and I. We had the right clothes -- overalls and carpenter pants, Frye boots and Huck-a-Poo shirts, and we were, for the most part, left to our own devices, free to smoke cigarettes and pot and drink cheap beer, walking from house to house in the cold nights, safe in our little suburban town.

What You Always Need To Leave Behind On A First Date

Ken Solin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Most boomer guys realize that pressuring a boomer woman for first date sex is inappropriate, but the number of complaints from women indicates some guys didn't get the memo.

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.

FACE IT: Pete Seeger on My Mind

Michele Willens | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Today, everyone will be writing their obits and playing "Turn Turn Turn," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "If I Had a Hammer" in memory of the great and now late Pete Seeger.

Boomers or Bust: Why Super Bowl Advertisers Can't Ignore Boomers

Mark Bradbury | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Mark Bradbury

Given the size and spending power of the 50+ demographic, they should no longer be sidelined when it comes to advertising.

5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014

Mark Bradbury | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Mark Bradbury

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which contributed an amazing 84 percent of that growth.

Happy Holidays for Grumpies

Carol E Wyer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

hildren have a sixth sense when it comes to grumpy old people like me and my husband. They are like cats who know you are allergic to them, yet insist on purring around your feet or launching themselves into your lap while you sneeze uncontrollably.

Unraveling Alzheimer's: A Step Forward

Pierre Tariot, MD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science
Pierre Tariot, MD

Imagine living with the knowledge that inside your brain you carried a flaw that meant that you could be stricken with Alzheimer's as early as age 45, or even earlier.

For My Dear Friend Roger Ebert and Other Loved Ones Lost in 2013

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

This year, I knew I was old. And among the lamented were, for the first time, close friends who'd shared my journey. The first and most difficult for me, still, to release, was Roger Ebert, my old Sun Times colleague and biggest "fan"who believed in my talent more than anyone, always.

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 ...

Why Some Call The Boomers The Worst Generation Ever

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Boomers aren't any smarter, any more talented, any more caring, any more creative, any more superior in any way than any generation that came before or that will come after. The worst you can accuse us of is being full of ourselves, but where music is concerned, we might have to agree. But to single us out and to truly believe that with us gone, the country will turn into a kind of utopia is simply not true.

We'll All Be Having a Hacking New Year

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

The watchword is hacking, which used to imply something both geeky and malicious. Now it's the height of cool, and we'll be seeing it done big.

Boomer Guys and Aging Well

Ken Solin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Dealing with the realities of aging for men isn't the sweetest part of getting older, but it shouldn't be ignored because it isn't. It's never too late to get in shape, physically and emotionally. And it isn't entirely about attracting women either.

Why the Denial About the Retirement Crisis?

Jane White | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Jane White

The only thing more frustrating than the media's refusal to cover America's retirement crisis is that the trade group for the mutual funds who manage 401(k) assets continues to insist that the crisis doesn't exist.

Plane Speaking

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The bottom line is that we are in danger of losing the only sacred space we have had that doesn't allow cell phone use. Pandora's box has been opened. One wonders if, when people come to expect full communication during air travel, they will be willing to exit the plane in an attempt to improve reception.

How The Boomers Saved Everything

AARP Magazine | P.J. O'Rourke | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty

We're the largest, richest, best-educated generation of Americans, the favored children of a strong, confident and prosperous country. Or, as other ge...

This Is My 500th Blog Post

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

If I were to look over the 500 posts I've written, I'd probably want to rewrite about 480 of them. I'd seriously regret having written another 10 of them. The last 10 would make me smile and reaffirm to me that I'm not half-bad as a writer.

Why Boomers Need TV Commercials

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Commercials are all that stand in the way of complete dissociation between boomers and real life. Don't take our commercials way from us.

How To Cure The 'What Will People Think' Blues

Karin Kasdin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

As the saying goes, 'In your twenties, you worry about what people think about you. In your thirties you hope people are thinking well of you. In your forties you don't care what people think about you, and in your fifties you realize people aren't thinking about you.'

Why So Many Americans Are Retiring In Vietnam

Doris Gallan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

Viet Nam is just beginning to enter into the consciousness of Americans as a potential place to retire or pre-retire after decades of negative associations because of the war. Close to half a million Americans traveled to the South East Asian country in 2012 including thousands of war veterans.