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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.

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...