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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 ...

So Long 2013, Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Ass

Carole Montgomery | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

NYC on New Year's is a nightmare. First off, there's the amateur drunks, LOTS OF THEM. It's like these people never drank alcohol before. So much vomit on the street the next day AND in such pretty colors.

Land Your Next Job Now! 3 Winning Resolutions to Position Yourself for Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Take pride in your skills, your unique personal strengths and qualities and your value as a potential employee.

Researchers Reverse Aging Process In Mice, People Could Be Next

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Aging is a lot like a crumbling marriage, researchers are saying. In both cases, steps can be taken to turn things around. Certain events on a mole...

What Are The Signs Of Aging? (Hint: It's Not Your Age)

Posted 12.13.2013 | Fifty

We've heard the old adage that you're only as old as you feel. Now researchers are saying there might be some truth to the popular saying after all. ...

U.S. Ranks Near Bottom Among Advanced Nations In Efficiency Of Health Care Spending

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.12.2013 | Fifty

While the great health care debate continues across the nation, a new study shows our struggles for health care go far beyond just the quarrels in Was...

5 Reasons The Holidays Are The BEST Time To Look For Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job-seekers over 50 are savvy to the ways of the world... but this might come as a surprise. Believe it or not the holidays are, without question, the best time of year to look for work!

Contradictions: Medicare and the Social Security Administration

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Lawrence D. Elliott

Imagine yourself in this situation. You're in your mid-40s. You've worked hard all of your life. Then, you acquire a serious health condition. Your savings are wiped out. You're forced to go onto disability. You lose your modest home.

6 Easy Ways To Cover Your Grays

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Cindy Augustine | Posted 12.07.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Are you a slave to the salon? Or do you stock up on at-home color, purchasing regularly to stay on top of covering up...

Have You Ever Wanted To Chuck It All and Start Over?

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Deciding a major shake-up of our lives was necessary to heal from the breakdown of our family, we turned to our longstanding passion for travel. So we chucked it all to travel around the world for a year. What would we do when we returned? We had no idea.

After Pearl Harbor, Life Was 'No Longer The Same'

Posted 12.06.2013 | Fifty

It was life and business as usual for Navy veteran Richard Pena until the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941. Pe...

These Dancing Seniors Will Make You Want To Bust A Move!

Posted 12.04.2013 | Fifty

These seniors' dance moves just gave a whole new meaning to "senior moment." From line dancing, to Michael Jackson's famed "crotch grab," to a woman w...

Fruit Flies May Provide Clues On How To Cure Dementia

Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty

Researchers at the University of Houston believe new discoveries in how memories are formed in the fruit fly brain could provide helpful clues in trea...

These Kids' Drawings Of Their Grandparents Are Beyond Adorable

Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty

As you get older, you may look in the mirror and start to notice new lines forming on your forehead or that some things are just headed south. We ...

What It's Like To Have The Life Experience To Be Truly Grateful

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

When we were younger, well-intended parents, teachers, and various role models tried to teach us the meaning of 'thanksgiving.' Most of us, though, simply didn't have enough life experience at the time to truly appreciate the depth and bounty of our everyday blessings.

Estimate You're Future Health Care Costs With This Nifty Online Calculator

Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty

Have you seriously thought about what health care might cost you in your retirement years? If your answer is no, then you're not alone. An AARP sur...

Grandpa Watches Adoringly As Granddaughter Reacts To Photos Of Kitties

Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty

A 91-year-old grandpa, his adorable 18-month-old granddaughter, pictures of kittens, and quite possibly the most adorable game of peekaboo we've e...

3 Powerful Keys For Moving Your Job Search Forward

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Want to find work fast? Even more, do you want to land a position that pays well and you will actually enjoy? You're likely thinking that achieving the above is next to impossible. After all, older job-seekers hear more than their share of discouraging news. But the statistics cited in these pieces are generalities. In truth, there's a lot you can do to maximize your own chances for success.

Nearly Half Of All Boomers Are Gaming, Survey Shows

Posted 11.19.2013 | Fifty

The generation that honed its gaming chops with Sega and Atari is still playing, a new survey shows. Just under half of 1,800 post 50s said they play...