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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...

Meet The World's Oldest Boy Band

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Before we needed a name for the band, we needed the band and before that we needed songs to play. Let's start there.

Legendary Country Singer Reveals Debilitating Health Problem

Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty

Kris Kristofferson says he's lucky to be able to remember his song lyrics nowadays so he can keep performing despite his battle with memory loss. ...

7 Of The Best Movies For Grownups

Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

Hollywood sees you, older moviegoers. In case you haven't noticed, there have been a slew of films in recent years catering to older viewers on is...

Veterans Reunited After 60 Years

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

When officers Tom Edwards and John Farnham were commissioned to different assignments during the middle of World War II, neither one thought they'd se...

The Science Behind A Vegan Diet

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson credits his vegan diet with helping him lose 140 pounds. Ellen D...

World's Oldest Paperboy Makes His Final Delivery

Posted 11.08.2013 | Fifty

After 70 years, over half a million deliveries, and a hip surgery, the world's oldest paperboy is finally ready to deliver his last paper this wee...

You Won't Believe What This Woman Did At 90

Phyllis Sues | Posted 11.08.2013 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I have a few thoughts about jumping out of a plane. Am I nervous? Am I frightened? Anxiety, yes, but once I'm flying I'll let go. At 85, it was the same with trapeze. Jumping from the platform was one thing, but flying was a piece of cake! On the trapeze, I was weightless and selfless.