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Why 'Retirement' Is A Dirty And Dangerous Word

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Retirement has gone from being an expected right and privilege to a broken promise and a cruel joke. No use crying over spilled milk, but let's stop talking about Retirement as if it's going to happen -- or at least as if it's going to happen the way they told us it was going to happen.

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

Why Middle-Aged People Should Consider Going Back To School

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.02.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Everyone we know is going to give us advice and tell us what they think we should do, and what will be right for us. As tempting as it is to take the advice, it will likely completely screw us up. Dare to look the gift horses in the mouth: their well-intentioned sympathy may also mask their own fears that they are themselves only one step away from our scary situation.

An Encore Professor

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Halfond

The choice to reinvent rather than retire is both exhilarating and daunting. Perhaps unique to academe, I can embark on this new career somewhat seamlessly within my own institution, within familiar surroundings.

How This Boomer Couple Found Love And Meaning By Backpacking The World

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Shifra Raz and Benny Rubinstein seem like just another happily retired couple living in Santa Monica, CA. Shifra was a teacher for much of her career, while Benny was trained as an engineer and worked as a project manager in the Southern California aerospace industry. Both Israeli immigrants to the U.S., they met and fell in love 17 years ago, on the heels of Shifra's divorce from her 31-year marriage.

A New Kind of Midlife Crisis for Women -- From Sea Turtles to Social Work

Amanda Orr | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Amanda Orr

Not only is it possible to turn a passion into a profession, it's even feasible to pursue a career in something you never even knew existed when you were starting out as a young professional.

Why I Want To Remain Twitter Illiterate

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I must confess I have hit my limit with technology. While finishing 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers on my Nook, I updated my Facebook fan page linked to important stuff. Then I sent out a Constant Contact newsletter asking people to 'like,' forward, subscribe to, and read my blog. Next I tried to fix my blog to make it more likable. Ok, not easy, but so far I'm getting it.

10 Steps from Job Interview to Job Offer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Many employers view a job interview as something akin to an audition. This opportunity calls for your "A Game" and nothing less! So, dazzle them! Here's how.

How This Man Journeyed 7,000 Miles To Serve His Community

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

The adage that 'all politics is local' might also apply to social entrepreneurship. Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal is a social entrepreneur with a stellar corporate track record who decided to pivot into the non-profit world to address dire circumstances 7,000 miles away in his home state of Rajasthan in India.

5 Ways You Look Out-Of-Date In Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Fortunately for most of us, a job search is NOT something we do often enough to be really skilled at it. So, when the time comes to find a new job, we must look at what is effective now -- not what worked when we last hunted for a job 2, 5, or 10 years ago.

Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Invention still pulls modern life forward into the fast-arriving future. But invention has existed long enough to be joined by reinvention.

Be Career Nimble Throughout Your Life

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

No matter where you are in your lifetime career journey, you need to remember that you always have options and you can design your career trajectory.

5 Tips for a Lower-Key Approach to Thriving in the Holiday Season

Tara Fass | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

Here are 5 tips for what you can you do to take care of yourself and make feeling blue from a sense of loss of control more manageable?

Meet 7 People Over 60 Who Are Changing The World

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg Maybe you recall these Crosby Stills and Nash lyrics, as I do: We can change the world Rearrang...

A Painful Truth About Career Gaps

Johanna Wise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Johanna Wise

Interviewers, human resource professionals, and people with whom you network may not understand your life choices. All you can do is clearly and compellingly articulate what you've learned and translate that into a benefit to employers.

4 Rewarding Alternatives To Retirement

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

Sixty-five is no longer the magical age it once was, when you assumed you'd be able to retire and spend the rest of your life leisurely relaxing on a ...

Teach For America: It's Not Just For Twentysomethings

Next Avenue | Marci Alboher | Posted 10.25.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Marci Alboher If you thought Teach for America was just for high achieving twentysomethings, think again. Teach ...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Couple Ditched Corporate America And Helped 30 Million Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

When Kay and Harry Leibowitz were newly dating, Kay attended an Ohio event held by World of Children, the global children's advocacy awards program Ha...

Why The Word 'Retire' Drives Me Crazy

Moira McGarvey | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Much has been written about how boomers will never have enough money for retirement. When you think about it, how could most people ever save enough money from the age of 20-60 to support themselves an additional 20-40 years without working?

How You And Your Girlfriends Can Change The World

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Girlfriends Day is a great idea. It invites us to search for the words and gestures that can only begin to acknowledge the importance of our own precious 'circle of trust.' Moreover, unlike the other designated days of honor, this one isn't about one person; it is about the alchemy that binds women together.

LOOK: 14 Independent Post 50s Who've Taken Risks, Broken Conventions

Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

Since this is the Fourth of July, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the amazing men and women featured on Huff/Post50 who, in thei...

How I Successfully Reinvented Myself Multiple Times

Dianne Harman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I know a thing or two about reinvention, and if you're a boomer, you probably do too. For college professors, the mantra was 'publish or perish.' For us, it's 're-invent and survive.'

4 Ways To Combat Midlife FOMO

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

It struck me that members of the 'Post-50' generation have our own version of FOMO. But it comes with a twist, and that highlights the importance to create a reason for being during midlife... and the years beyond.

The Reasons Why Women Retire Earlier Than Men

Phyllis Moen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Phyllis Moen

Bloggers have had much to say lately about the difficulties of working women who are raising children and/or managing dual-career marriages, as well as those who are planning to marry or to have children. They've paid less attention to women in their 50s, 60s and early 70s who are confronting work-family pressures, too -- but of a different sort.