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Yagana Shah

10 Hilariously Awkward Parent Photos Sure To Embarrass Teens Everywhere

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

There are dozens of awkward moments between kids and their parents. Like when your parents catch you in a compromising situation with your significant...

Yagana Shah

How Smoking During Pregnancy Affects Grandchildren's Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

You know that it's really bad for your kids if you smoke while pregnant. But the consequences of smoking during pregnancy actually last more than just...

How I Survived My Daughter's Sleep Away Camp

Rachael Stark | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

What is it about my generation? Like Navy Seals, the "Mom Squad" stands at attention, ready to swoop down and scoop up our children at a moment's notice. But from what? From growing up? Do we spend too much time with our kids and need to get a life -- as the expression goes?

Yagana Shah

This Is Why Every Couple Should Want At Least One Daughter

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

Parents, be good to your daughters. Though some polls indicate sons are more sought after than daughters among parents, especially in certain cultures...

The Most Powerful Grandparents In America

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com How is power measured? Is it the money you earn, or the political influence you wield? Perhaps it’s the breadth of ...

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.

How To Change Your Life Just By Moving Your Furniture

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

It wasn't just things that needed changing up. Moving things also meant moving on, which in our case meant embracing a new chapter as empty-nesters: letting go, adjusting, more letting go. There is no getting around the past when everything in the home points to it.

Guerrilla Aging: Loss

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

e can complain, we can grieve, we can mourn, we can avoid. We will sustain loss nonetheless. If we can take anything away from loss, it is that loss, like all of life, presents us with choices.

Jewelry For a Fallen Woman

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Sybil Adelman Sage

I finger my diamond-studded Bicego necklace, reluctant to replace it with jewelry even if it connects me to 911. Without seeing it, I know it's not an item that will cause friends to ask, "Where did you get that?"

Farewell to Funny Man Robin Williams

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Rest in peace, funny man. The world will not be the same without you.

Yagana Shah

This Lonely Grandpa's Reaction To Getting A Puppy Will Move You To Tears

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty

It seemed grandpa just couldn't catch a break. He lost his wife of 63 years and his beloved puppy within a four-month period. But a little surpris...

5 Mistakes Even The Best Grandparents Make

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Albanese | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Best intentions aside, no one can be perfect all the time. Read on to find out about the five situations that most of...

Yagana Shah

The '90s Supermodels Who Are Even Hotter Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty

Sorry, Kate Upton. You may be having a moment now, but the lovely supermodels of the '90s (and '80s) have been going strong for decades, and their car...

8 Ways To Lose Weight Without Really Trying

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Howard | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Jan Dunlap, 58, wasn’t expecting to lose weight when she adopted an energetic Labrador mix named Gracie several yea...

Yagana Shah

The 4 Top Reasons You Should NOT Have Plastic Surgery

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty

A smaller nose, perkier breasts, a tighter tummy -- from time to time, many of us find ourselves scrutinizing our bodies and wondering if perfecting o...

Sharing Memories Of My Heroic Grandmother

Nav Dayanand | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Nav Dayanand

To much of the world, naani was anonymous. To me, she was and always will be extraordinary. Her smile was electric, her wisdom unparalleled, and her patience and tolerance enviable. With her passing, we lose a beacon of hope, one that symbolized triumph over war and despair and one who infused simplicity, dignity and relentless love. I so wish I had more time with her.

The Boomer Trend That May Take You By Surprise

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Cohabitation, once thought to be the lifestyle of younger people aged 20-40ish, has now grown into a very real option for those 50 years and older after they divorce. Cohabitating is now viewed by many as the best long-term alternative to marriage for older Americans.

Yagana Shah

5 Timeless Life Lessons We Learned From 'I Love Lucy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty

Lucille Ball was born on this day in 1911, and though we lost her long ago, her legacy as America's favorite redhead lives on through the timeless cla...

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.

Yagana Shah

13 Things We Wish We Could Do Every Single Day Of Our Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

Ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day? Yep, you're not alone. Here at Huff/Post50 we can't help but feel the older we get, the fast...

The Grateful Artist

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.05.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Nancy suffered greatly from this abusive woman who preferred drink to her offspring. When Nancy was just three years old, her mother would shove her in the corner with crayons and paper.

The 10 Healthiest Things You Can Do In Bed

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Wherever you live, you have an amazing piece of spa equipment that you can use to stretch, relax, calm your mind, and...

20 Alternative Uses For Common Household Items

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Deborah Long | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Clark Kent. Peter Parker. They looked like ordinary guys, right? But underneath their day-to-day exteriors, they were...

4 Ways To Effectively Fix A Toxic Friendship

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Hanging out with friends does a person good. But if you're a woman and your female friends make you fee...

What Your Hands Can Reveal About Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You don’t have to go to a palm reader to learn about your future. Pay attention to the state of your mitts—your n...