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Going the Distance: Passion Propels Cyclist Despite Rare Genetic Condition

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

About 35 miles into a 60-mile brisk ride with friends, Daryl, who was 54 at the time, struggled to keep up with his companions as he cycled up a small hill. "I got winded and heard myself wheezing," he recalls.

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

Rock Legend Crashes Wedding, Sings With The Band

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty

One couple's honeymoon has a tough act to follow. The Who frontman Roger Daltrey crashed a wedding in Scotland last weekend and sang with the band....

Why I Think Customer Service Is Worse Than Ever

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Since October, I've been trying to find a company that can fix something in my home, before it got too cold. It was easy to find companies that would sell all new equipment and install. However, I am looking for someone who would also provide estimates for repair, as I believe the largest and most expensive components are salvageable; it's the supporting pieces that are in disrepair.

Old Spice's 'Dadsong' Gives Fathers The Last Wacky Word

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty

Well, at least some boomers are happy their sons are smelling good and growing up. Old Spice's new "Dadsong" ad provides a goofy counterpoint to th...

My Autobahn Birthday: How to Pass a Self-Imposed "Speed Limit"

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Vroom... Vroom.... I woke up this morning to my "speed limit" birthday. You know the one they also call "double nickels" or, on a more somber note, ...

Urgent Community Health Problem: Who You Gonna Call?

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The deadline for ending giving, while seen by some as a great advantage, can become cumbersome if it is artificial. Addressing large social problems is rarely straightforward.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

Need A Job? 3 Ways To Turn Your Networking Meetings Into An Offer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Conducting a proactive job search is, by far, the most effective way to land your next position. Rather than merely reacting to the market by responding to postings, answering ads or attending job fairs, proactive job-seekers target companies where they'd like to work and network their way through the door.

The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

The GypsyNesters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Years of shared experiences, and the comfort of complete compatibility, more than make up for any lost youth, no matter what marketers splash across our screens

How To Grow More Beautiful With Age

Deborah Gaines | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

The fact that time is fleeting, that beauty changes, that waistlines thicken and skin grows slack -- although there was relatively little of that among these gorgeous gals, any of whom could have posed for the Lands' End catalog at any point in the past 40 years -- is perhaps a cause for tears. But what impressed me was the way in which the Brown sisters have learned to draw from each others' strength.

To Hug or Not To Hug That is the Question

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I am not a 'hugger'. I don't think I ever have been a hugger but I notice I get even more distant the older I get. I'm not saying I don't like to be...

The Key To A Successful Job Search You May Be Overlooking

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Most savvy job-seekers would reply to the negative. They are well aware that networking is the most effective method to finding work. In fact, job search articles claim that anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of positions are obtained through personal referral. And this percentage grows even greater for the older applicant.

The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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.