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Winter 2014: Fevers, Contranyms and Umlauts

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Places unaccustomed to cold and snow have encountered both this year. More than enough for their tastes, I'm sure. It crossed my mind that potentially two-thirds of the country has cabin fever. Wait -- is that cabin fever or spring fever?

Grandfather's Brilliant Final Letter To His Grandkids Offers Life Lessons For The Rest Of Us

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're revisiting a post we ran originally in 2012 in which an Irish grandfather wrote a letter of advice to his five gr...

Celebrating My Irish Heritage On St. Patrick's Day

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.15.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I consider myself Irish American. It upsets some people to hear terms like Irish or Italian American. They wish that we were all simply called Americans, without qualifiers. It's hard to argue with that spirit.

The Helpless Old Lady You Should Never Help

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty

Facing a giant flight of stairs, a baggage-laden elderly woman asks viewers to feel her "helplessness." Then a young man comes to her aid. It's an ...

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

Heal This Way and Coming Around: Words for LGBT Youth and Their Parents

Janet Mason | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

While the advice that Coming Around offers may just sound like commonsense -- the fact is that this information is not common knowledge in the dominant culture.

February Is National Heart Month

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

You'll do your body (including your heart) and your spirit a favor when you try some of these ideas on staying active.

Harold Ramis: One of Those

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Yesterday at work I overheard that Harold Ramis had passed. I was in strategy mode on a new project, intrigued by its odd combination of variables. On the drive home, the news started to sink in. It was one of those.

Pumping Up Low T (Testosterone) and the Risk of Heart Attack

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

A few weeks ago the FDA said that it is taking another look at the "safety of popular Testosterone drugs for men" prompted by studies published that indicated that using the hormone testosterone can increase the risks of heart attack, stroke and death.

The Biggest Makeup No-No A Woman Can Make

TueNight | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty
TueNight

I don't care how many charming articles I see declaring that '40 is the new 30.' It's bullshit.

Why Valentine's Day Is My Least Favorite Holiday

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Currently, I am single and relieved, but I'd like to start dating again. So if you're out there somewhere Doris (a generic name to indicate a future romance, devised by my college roommate), don't be surprised to receive a hand-drawn, plain Valentine's Day card -- in August.

The Winter Olympics I Can Never Forget

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ah, the Winter Olympics are here once again. Every four years I am reminded of the first time I paid attention to them, the games held in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1976. Although I was too young to comprehend it, the Munich massacre of the summer games held in 1972 introduced me to the Olympics.

Get Enough Sleep. Your Life Depends On It, Study Says

Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty

Sure we're aware of the immediate consequences of not getting enough shut-eye-- dark circles, drowsiness, and dependence on caffeine to name a few. Bu...

Sexy At 60... Happy Birthday, Christie Brinkley!

Posted 02.03.2014 | Fifty

Happy Birthday, Christie Brinkley! The stunning supermodel known for her Sports Illustrated covers turns 60 today, and she looks just as good in a swi...

Looking Back to Look Forward: The Promise of 21st Century Education

Marty Keltz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Marty Keltz

Today, inspired again by technology and multi-media, education once again has its change makers and innovators. They are calling their ideas "21st Century Learning" which makes me smile right down to the bottom of my construction boots.

Message from the Mountaintop: 'Thou Shalt Not Fall'

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

I went up a mountain and received a message not on stone tablets or from a booming voice, but tattooed on a bicep.

Yagana Shah

WATCH: Seniors Bypass Karate In Favor Of 'Cane Fu'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty

They may be old, but they are mighty. And you definitely don't want to mess with these empowered elders. Seniors are learning to defend themse...

The Secrets To Living A Long Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Looking for the answers to life's questions? Well who better to ask than those who've lived longest. "Fox and Friends" interviewed a handful of p...

Study Reveals Bad News For Men Who Drink Heavily

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

While research has suggested men may be able to hold their alcohol better than women, a new study shows heavy drinking may prove harmful to them later...

Been There, Did That, Doing It Again: Ageless Among the #Hashtags

Marty Keltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Marty Keltz

Here among the #hashtags, as I was in Second Life, I am ageless. I can be in the digital moment as effortlessly as any other typist. No one sees my age or knows whether I am a person of color, in a wheelchair, blind or deaf for that matter.

The Surprising Link Between Dancing, Video Games, And Your Pelvic Floor

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Here's one more reason you should step out on the dance floor. If you're dealing with pesky urinary incontinence, busting a move could help put an end...

The People Systematically Eliminated From Our Lives By Technology

Karin Kasdin | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

My question is this: Just because we can do really cool things with technology, does that mean we should? We have the technological capacity to blow up whole countries, but so far we have responsibly refused to press the button that would change the world.

Everyone's Living Longer -- But Especially Women

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

As the global life expectancy rises, women are outliving men and outpacing them as centenarians. A Canadian study found the number of people living...

The Longest Married Presidential Couple Ever

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Congratulations to former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara! The couple celebrated an incredible milestone yesterday-- their 69th weddin...

New Discovery Could Help Reverse The Aging Process

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

A new genetic discovery suggests the battle against aging could be as simple as flipping a switch. Studies have shown calorie restriction can be ...