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Parable of the Pear: The 'Not Doing' of Creativity

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

It can be hard to command yourself, "It's Thursday, 10:37 a.m. Be creative!"

How To Find The Right Skirt Length For Your Body Type, From Bobbie Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Bobbie Thomas, fashion guru and beauty expert from the TODAY Show, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo and she told me everything you need to kno...

How To Be Stylish At Any Age, From Bobbie Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

When Bobbie Thomas, fashion guru and beauty expert from the TODAY Show, joined me on Mondays with Marlo she told me everything you need to know about ...

Why The Email From My Daughter Felt Like Magic

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We are planning to sell the house, to leave the suburbs, to create a new life for ourselves. We talk it up but I secretly wonder if we can really do it, if we will be happy, if our lives will have the same zest, the same magic as we've known for all of these years raising our children in this house.

Celebrating 50 With A 'Croning Ceremony'

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I was mystified why this lovely woman on the other end of the phone -- whom I'd never even met -- would call me a "crone" with such glee in her voice.

Picturing the Life You've Always Wanted

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

There's a potent energy when we gather the things we love in one place -- even if they're just pictures of the real thing.

5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

With limited job opportunities and competition levels remaining high, your resume has to be top-notch. Here are five tips to make sure employers like what they see.

Why Do We Stop Saying 'Yes' To New Experiences?

Linda Durnell | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When we are asked to be spontaneous, it can bring up a host of anxieties related to loss of control or the fear of the unknown. But we do not have to keep our lives small to be safe.

Alzheimer's Journal: My Love's Stunning Reaction To Old Photo

Marie Marley | Posted 10.18.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"Ah . . . She loved me," he murmured, an affectionate expression on his face. He kept looking at the photo in silence. He didn't realize that I was the woman in the photo.

4 Essential Tips To Navigate The Ups And Downs Of A Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Anger, resentment and depression -- understandable as these feelings may be -- are a giant turn off to networking contacts and, more importantly, to potential employers. I can pretty much predict which job seekers will find work and which ones won't, based solely on the attitudes they express.

5 Signs Of Midlife Insanity: Do You Have Any Of These?

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 10.06.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

One day last week, I took the 11:50am train to Chicago for an 11:45am lunch. No, that's not a typographical error, nor are there any time-zone adjustments or wormholes in space involved. This clear case of mental meltdown is a symptom of an affliction I call five kinds of crazy.

Big And Tall? Short And Lean? We Have Style Tips For You

Joe Lupo | Posted 09.30.2012 | Fifty
Joe Lupo

Men come in all shapes and sizes, and it's not always easy to know what clothing will best compliment our unique body types. Working with male clients for nearly 20 years, I have gained a lot of insight when it comes to finding the right fit and proportion for every man.

What I Learned From My Mother: Registering Voters in the Swing State of Pennsylvania

Janet Mason | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

"Ask and you shall receive" was one of her favorite sayings. If I had had a different mother, there's a good chance that I would have turned out to be one of the people on the street telling me that they don't care (enough) to register to vote.

Enough About "Having It All"!

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

All we want; all we are entitled to; all any citizen -- woman or man -- of any age can expect from society is the opportunity to explore their own potential to contribute to the world they live in -- and the prospect of Having Enough.

A Quilt For Charlie: Remembering My Brother Who Died Of AIDS

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 09.18.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

It is particularly distressing to me that women -- including women in my age group -- are a growing population of new HIV cases. Many people past menopause don't understand that just because they can't get pregnant doesn't mean they don't need to practice safe sex.

Job Interview Coming Up? Nail the Age-Related Questions!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Here are some tips to help you frame your own answers to troublesome interview questions.

Mom Signs Record Deal At 55: 'I Never Gave Up On My Dream'

Huff/Post50 | Lori Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

“When I walk out on stage, I often say ‘You’re probably wondering who I am. Well, I’m a 55-year-old woman who just got her first record deal.’"

Dennis DeYoung Of Styx On 'The Greatest Time In History To Be A Musician'

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 09.08.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

My songs are not my children; people who say that do not have children.

Heat Up Your Summer Job Search and Get Noticed Now!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Summer represents one of the two best times of the year to ramp up your search. Here are three reasons why it's best to forgo the hammock, lay off the mint juleps and plug away.

The Sweet Taste Of A Second Chance At Life

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

I remember when I stopped worrying. Lying in bed, worrying about something at work, letting it make you feel sick -- I realized that was so stupid. If you can do something about it, you do it. If you can't, you let it go. If you can't control or change something, then enjoy life -- this moment. My illness allowed me to gain this transformational perspective.

7 Biggest Beauty Blunders By Post 50 Women

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I interviewed Diane von Furstenberg who told me that the key to looking great is to be comfortable. If you're tugging at your too-short skirt you'll be more focused on covering your thighs than on what you should be engaged in.

The Great Escape -- The Time Is Now

Leslie Mellet | Posted 08.22.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

The swells were tossing me around like a row boat in the middle of the ocean. I had been in the water for what seemed like an eternity. I could see the beach (swim exit) and I had passed it!

New Friends, Lost Friends, Found Friends And Old Friends

Jim Higley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Fifty
Jim Higley

Every once in a while, my kids have to sit through my lecture about friends. I give it when one of their friendships fizzles, a pal peters out or a BFF suddenly goes MIA.

Where Are The Best Places To Retire In 2012?

Fortune Magazine | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 readers are always looking for interesting places to retire. And judging by the comments section, they also have fairly strong views on wh...

Elders Reveal The One "Magic Bullet" To Successful Parenting

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with over 1,200 of the oldest Americans in the Legacy Project, we asked them in detail for their advice about parenting. In our hectic and driven society, parents look endlessly for programs, gimmicks and therapies to improve their relationships with children. But what do the elders say?