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The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.22.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peale wrote about a doctor who gave his patient a peculiar prescription.

86-Year-Old Woman Writes Steamy Novel, And We're Blushing

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty

This time it's the author who has shades of grey. An 86-year-old Salt Lake City woman has written a sexy novel about a bored housewife who gets "tu...

5 Ways To Pinpoint The Type Of Job That Will Keep You Satisfied

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As the old saying goes: if you aren't clear about what you want, how can you possibly know when you've got it? Nothing could represent that tried and true statement more than a job search.

Former Boston Mayor Reveals Robin Williams' 'Greatest Contribution In Life'

Ray Flynn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

While waiting for my grandson Stephen to return from day camp today at the Tynan School, in South Boston, everybody was talking about how Robin Willia...

Can Embracing Cultural Differences Make You a Better Person?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

After 13 years living overseas, we sometimes forget to acknowledge these differences... these cultural anomalies that make up our national identities.

Enjoying The Greatest High Of My Life At Age 91

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Skydiving is the best high you'll ever have or had, and there's no down side. I have to correct that statement. Driving home from San Diego to Los Angeles, no matter what time it is -- not exactly a high. The next day after skydive, I'm walking 10 ft. off the ground and my energy is at an all-time high.

The Major Life Lesson I Learned In Rwanda

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Why did the hippo cross the road? On a rutted, dusty track through Akagera National Park in northeastern Rwanda, the answer to this question raised more than the aberrant mid-morning snacking habits of a wandering hippo. For me, it revealed the delicate balance between expectations and limitations, and learning to trust a grander sense of timing.

3 Simple Practices That Will Help Make You Job Candidate #1

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How would you like to be viewed as the #1 Candidate for the job? Think it's impossible once you've hit fifty or older? Think again!

WATCH: In Your Face, Young Whippersnappers!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

In your face, young whippersnappers! Old challenging young in sports never seems to get old. Even if it's to sell vitamins. Watch the viral Cent...

How This 'Chicana' Writer Is Breaking The Mold When It Comes To Strong Women

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

In college, Ana Castillo's plan had been to teach art in high school, but she veered from that more conventional path to become a self-taught poet and then a self-taught everything else literary, now with two New York Times Notable Books of the Year to her credit. Today, she is called one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature.

WATCH: David Soul Drives Bus, Still Revs Up Our Hearts Through Song

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

David Soul, who played Hutch in the 1970s buddy cop series "Starsky and Hutch," is sitting pretty these days. In a new ad for National Express in t...

The Evolving Role Of The Modern Day Father

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

While the work-life balancing act remains difficult for working couples -- more and more dads are committed to finding a way to make it work. They are making parenting a priority, creating the time for the moments with their kids that one calls the 'miracle' of fatherhood.

This Is What Regret Will Get You

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty

Ah, sweet reminiscing. You. Me. Paris. In a thought-provoking ad from Expedia, an older woman appears to take a trip down memory lane over a romant...

3 Key Things That Will Transform Your Resume Into A Winner

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a mature job-seeker, you are well aware that your resume has to be top notch. Not only does it need to make a dynamic first impression, it must also distinguish you from the competition and present your skills and experience in such a way that you are viewed as the ideal candidate for the job.

5 Surprising Things I Learned About Aging From My Dogs

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty

I have had dogs in my life ever since I graduated college. In fact, I bought my first house after a landlord banned pets and I couldn't imagine living...

Retirement Relocation Is Not for Sissies

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Then came retirement. In 2013, my husband and I made strategic decisions to retire, sell our home, and move back to the community we left 20 years ago. After months of planning and action steps, we have just completed this huge transition. Here is some advice on the huge transition.

THIS Is How To Best Prepare For A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is it! You've been called in for an interview with the hiring manager and you want to do your very best. Like many other aspects in life, the key to success is preparation. And one of the best ways to prepare is to thoroughly understand the hiring manager's true needs.

Must-see Movie: Cyber-Seniors

The GypsyNesters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Walking into the theater at the Movies for Grownups Film Festival, I expected Cyber-Seniors to be a dry, informative info-nugget on how the Internet could enhance the lives of the older set. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Why Dads May Now Feel Even More Work-Life Conflict Than Moms

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

The notion of 'Having it All' has been with us since the early days of the women's movement. It was maddening to us at Ms. magazine to see how the empowering-sounding phrase was used against us by the individuals and institutions that had a vested interest in the status quo.

Amy Schumer's Interview With 106-Year-Old Woman Never Gets Old

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty

Amy Schumer has a sharp wit that might intimidate some. But Downing hasn't lived 106 years on this planet to let the cable comic tell jokes at her exp...

How This Woman Is Confronting The Indignities Of Middle Age

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Annabelle Gurwitch

I arrive to find my mother in a state of high anxiety. My parents' home sold within weeks of listing it on the market and they are completely unprepared. My mother is intent on getting rid of everything she owns; if I'd shown up any later, my parents might be sleeping on Tatami mats.

Music, Beer and Summer, or Why Craft Beer Fests Are My New Rock Concerts

Tom Cramer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I always drank beer at concerts, albeit bland domestic beer. Now, delicious craft beer is the main event, and there's usually good music too.

The True Story Behind That Dating Profile Picture

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I was one step away from finishing my first online dating profile when I was stopped dead in my tracks. I somehow needed to find a photograph that captured the essence of the comfortable-wearing-a-Tuxedo-as-blue-jeans-ballroom-dancing-skinny-dip-loving-cuddle-crazy-macho-poet Frankenstein that I created in my bio.

8 Ingredients For Job Search Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Anyone conducting a job search today knows that you'll need to be as visible as possible--both through your personal network and your online presence. Close to 100% of employers and recruiters are now turning to sites liked LinkedIn and Facebook to source candidates, check out their skills and vet them as to their suitability for the job.

Ron Dicker

Centenarians Teach Us How To Grab Life By The Horns

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

People who live to 100 and beyond collect lots of wisdom. It might be wisdom we've heard before, but somehow it takes on more weight when delivered by...