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Changing Careers

Changing Careers In Midlife, Just Like My Parents

Elise Sax | Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty
Elise Sax

College graduates are pondering who they are and who they will become, but maybe these questions can't be answered at graduation. Because I got to tell you, I'm a hell of a lot older than they are, and I'm asking myself: Who am I? Where am I? I used to know, but then I changed.

Soccer Moms Score Big With A Very Simple Idea

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website, is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Extreme Boomer Travelers Walk 6,800 Miles Across The USA

Doris Gallan | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

The couple's fifth date was a 2,200 mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. "With our youngest now in college, we finally had the opportunity to get back to our first and foremost passion."

Have a Life FAIL? How To Bounce Back Fast!

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In the new book, Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success, author Rick Newman examines the core strengths of rebounders, including resilience -- the capacity not only to cope with adversity, but to overcome it, learn from it and be transformed by it.

How This Mother And Daughter Triumphed Over Cancer

Huff/Post50 | Lori Weiss | Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website was to create a place where women can come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang ...

Sylvia Allen: On Becoming A 'Grandmother' To Uganda's Children

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.04.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Sylvia Allen had run a successful PR/marketing firm for 34 years when her life path radically changed. She was teaching a class called "How To Ask for Money" at the Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising when she was approached by a man who invited her on a humanitarian mission to Africa.

How Turn Your Job Into A Job You Love

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Women

Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs-for days, weeks or even months at a time. Just read between ...

Spring Cleaning, Mental and Physical

Posted 03.22.2012 | Women

Kimberly Weisul & Connie Guglielmo | One Thing New I'm not very diligent about spring cleaning, at least not literally. When the flowers bloom and...

It’s Never Too Late

Mrs. Moneypenny | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Mrs. Moneypenny

The truth is, it is never "too late" for anything -- to go into politics, to write your first novel, to tweet, to climb Everest, or to learn to swim.

WATCH: A Second Act In Wine?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty

In episode four of Mike Kravinsky's webseries "The Nextnik," Larry Zimmerman takes his search for a second act to the vines. Larry visits his friend B...

Success: Taking Risks To Follow Your Dreams

Deborah Gaines | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Deborah Gaines

I would urge you to follow your heart. Take risks, big ones. Even if it means acting like a complete idiot.

Late Blooming: The Timeline For Second Acts Isn't Finite

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

For any of you who have struggled to realize a dream or long held the notion that there is a finite time line for what you want to accomplish, hang on a tick. I am here to say that anything, really, is possible.

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Ditching Corporate Success For A Sparkling Passion (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, Marlothomas.com, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Making A Case For Condoms (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, Marlothomas.com, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

Be a Comeback Kid: How to Reinvent Yourself at Any Age

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Maddy Dychtwald

Ultimately, what the new cyclic life offers us is time. Time to relax. Time to explore. Time to reconsider. Time to reinvent. Time to fire up our engines and time to dial them down again.

Community Colleges Training Post 50s For Jobs

Huff/Post50 | Erica Smith | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

After working years as a litigation paralegal, Alison Grazul, 63, found herself a victim of the floundering economy, out of work with four children an...

Mary Kate Sheridan

Hired! 7 Critical Job Search Tips for Post 50s

HuffingtonPost.com | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

While it is never easy to lose a job, it is particularly difficult for Post 50s, many of whom have dedicated more than two decades to their careers an...

Free at Last! Leaving a Bad Job to Launch a New Business

Zondra Hughes | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Life is a dream when you love your job and it's a nightmare when you hate it. So what can you do if you are living a nightmare? Leave that job behind, according to two young entrepreneurs who found their passions in their second careers.

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: A Recipe For Success (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, Marlothomas.com, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

Reinventing Yourself This Year

Rhoda P. Curtis | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Rhoda P. Curtis

When people talk about "reinventing oneself" they usually mean reinventing or changing their public persona. During my long life, I have changed my public persona many times. Was it really a "reinvention" of myself? No -- it was a change in my public identity.

Second Life: Why I Started A Business After 50

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

Why do people start businesses? The typical answers -- to get rich, to follow a passion, to find work/life balance -- are rarely the true reasons. Fir...

Even If The Muse Calls Late In Life, Listen

Dinah Berland | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

For painters, poets, or writers of any age, art doesn't come from the body; it comes from imagination and desire.

Baby Boomers: Turning To Serve God

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

Annie Wells will be 58 when she graduates in May from the Claremont School of Theology. She hopes to land a paid internship and ultimately a job as a ...

What To Do When Your Life Makeover Flops

Marc E. Agronin | Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty
Marc E. Agronin

Is there a form of "re-invention" that can work as we grow older, that does make sense when the temper of the times shifts away from our previously recognized skills and successes?

Why Santa School Is Becoming A Second Act

Posted 05.17.2012 | Fifty

A specific breed of Post50s are pursuing a second act where a properly curled beard earns you top marks and a red suit and boots takes the place of a ...