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Marcia Liss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


11 Holiday Traditions That Won't Be Happening At My House

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I am always amazed when I am invited for a party or homemade meal during the holidays. Out come beautiful Christmas plates. We have a set, inherited from my in-laws when they moved out of their New Jersey home 12 years ago. I either forget. Or convince myself I don't have room for them to be out. Or can't remember where they are. Or. Or. Or.

Yagana Shah

15 Celebrities Turning The Big 5-0 In 2015 | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

Make way for the Gen-X'ers! While 2014 may have been the year of the boomer, 2015 is the beginning of a new era; one where Generation X starts turning...

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13 Over-The-Top Holiday Decorations You Have To See To Believe | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

Ah, it's that time of year again. The holidays are here! For some, that means getting in the holiday spirit -- listening to festive music, being gener...

4 Steps To Building A Killer LinkedIn Profile

Next Avenue | Joshua Waldman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman As a professional LinkedIn profile writer, our company often gets clients who have been consultants o...

The Incredible Impact Walking Has On My Mind

Iris Krasnow | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

Scientists tell us even three 20-minute walks a week help us live happier, healthier and longer. As a committed walker since I did the 30-mile Hike For Hunger in high school I love what this exercise does for the body. Yet what I crave most of all is what it does for my head.

4 Ways Congress Just Screwed Up Pensions

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When the Senate approved the omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down, it also delivered a blow to some retirees who collect pensions. In a little-discussed provision of the bill, certain multi-employer pension plans were given the go-ahead to reduce pension checks to current recipients by up to 60 percent. Didn't see that coming, did you?

7 Posture Tips To Help You Feel Younger

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM “Stand up straight! Stop slouching!” Your parents admonished you, you admonished your children, and they are prob...

Memorable Quotes From The Celebrities We Lost In 2014

Pat Gallagher | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Here we are at the end of another calendar year -- 2014. When December rolls around, we tend to reflect on who we've lost in our own personal lives as well as those bigger-than-life mortals we affectionately call: celebrities.

No, I'm Not Smarter Than A Third-Grader

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I always hated word problems, but when my granddaughter in third grade asked for my help with her homework, I figured how hard could that be? Well, too hard for a pretty smart young lady and her grandmother, I guess.

The Simple Mind Exercise That Will Prepare You For Retirement

David Kanegis | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

So many look at some aspect of the impact of reduced income. Whether it's how to cut expenses, start saving, downsizing or relocating here or overseas -- the list is virtually endless. I find the most depressing ones include a figure "you need to retire on."

6 Credit Score Myths Debunked

Next Avenue | Steven Richmond | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Steven Richmond You likely know that your credit score is the litmus test lenders use to determine whether you’ll ...

8 Techie Things Everyone Over 50 Needs To Know

Next Avenue | Clair Jones | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Clair Jones Have you ever wondered what your Millennial coworkers are doing when they’re glued to their smartphone...

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Study Finds Disturbing Link Between Sleep Problems And Dementia | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty

It's bad enough being one of the millions of people suffering from sleep-disturbing conditions like emphysema and sleep apnea, waking up tired or havi...

Croatia: Explore This Beautiful Country's Dalmatian Coast | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel

Most of Croatia's coast is along the historic Dalmatian region -- a place that perfectly meshes Italian and Eastern European inspirations in architecture, food, and even language.

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A Look Back At The Most Memorable Royal Visits To America | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

The royals have landed! Anglophiles and royal-watchers, rejoice. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka William and Kate, arrived in New York City ove...

6 Incredible Up-And-Coming Places To Retire In America In 2015

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM When it comes to the best places to retire, we’ve covered prettiest, happiest, and most affordable cities and towns...

3 Tips For Retirement Bliss

Darby Roach | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
Darby Roach

I began wrestling with the idea of retirement in my late 50s. Sure, I was looking forward to the freedom it would provide but with my kids grown and no job to go to I was worried about becoming isolated. Plus, how would I find meaning in the empty hours?

Budget Travel: 6 Offbeat (and Low-Cost) Accommodation Options

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Don't have a big travel budget? No worries. If you've been bitten by the travel bug, there's a way to scratch that itch. And it needn't cost a bundle to do it. By thinking outside the box when it comes to where you'll sleep at night, you can travel inexpensively.

Dear Mom

Patricia Rust | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Rust

I wish you could meet Mooster Rob. That's what I called him. He is all that Frank was not. He is kind, caring, loving, and giving. I am convinced that he would give his last penny to anyone who would ask for it. Today, he spent the day helping me put things on Ebay. Is he crazy? He must be.

The Bill Cosby We Loved Is Gone

Susan Berger | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan Berger

For those of us who grew up in the '60s, hearing accuser after accuser come forward with their accounts of rape and sexual assault by the beloved Bill Cosby is for some of us akin to a child learning there is no Santa, Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy.

The World's Top 10 Historic Hotels

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Shiny and new has a certain charm (hey, I'm from Las Vegas, epicenter of shiny and new). But sometimes I like hotels that come with a little baggage. Love of history can be such a personal thing, but I swooned for the stories behind this particular bunch. So pack your suitcase and join me on a historical trip around the world, with stops at my favorite "hotels with history."

5 Steps To Avoid The Sunday Evening Blues

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

It's late afternoon on Sunday. The weekend hourglass is trickling down to its last bit of sand and you feel a pervasive sadness cascading over you. As the afternoon wanes into evening, the intensity of the "Sunday blues" gets worse.

The 8 Biggest Excuses That Keep You From Exercising

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Let’s face it: We all want to look good and be healthy, but none of us wants to exercise. “It’s too much work,...

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Some Really Good (And A Bit Of Bad) Health News For Regular Coffee Drinkers | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty

There's good news and bad news, coffee drinkers. A new report says the liquid gold an estimated three in five Americans drinks every day could be h...