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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...

These Images Of Seniors With Tattoos Will Stay With You Forever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

Talk about a lasting impression. Check out the photos below of seniors with tattoos. According to a 2012 Harris poll, 11 percent of those 50 to 64 ...

The Best Advice My Father Ever Gave Me

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Dimes sit on seat cushions and pop out from under items on the grocery shelves. I do not find them every day; I can go dime-less for a month or two. Then dimes will appear every few days for several weeks. Each time, I take it as a 'sign' from Dad.

When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My suggestion is that the next time your partner tells you that you need to have your hearing checked, bring him/her along to your appointment. Have him be the one with the headsets in the sound booth. Tell the audiologist to take a lunch break and you call the words.

WATCH: Grandpa Is 'Worst Wingman Ever,' Proves Better At 'Cockblocking'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

Joe Cole, the 88-year-old grandpa who hilariously received a lesson from his grandson on "cockblocking" in a recent viral video, is back again to soak...

How A Smart Misspelling Can Lead To LinkedIn Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Some names are spelled many different ways, and someone looking for you may not remember exactly which version of your name to use. LinkedIn's search function, now, is not adept at offering all the different variations of a way a name could be spelled.

Why Are Millions of Baby Boomers Retiring Overseas?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Moving just a few hours by plane from where you live now can save you tens of thousands of dollars every year, and may mean you can finally afford and/or greatly reduce your health care costs.

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.