iOS app Android app

Fifty News

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.

Celebrity Moms Reveal How They Cope With An Empty Nest

Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty

There's nothing quite as lonely as when your kids have grown up and flown away, leaving you with a house full of empty bedrooms and bittersweet memori...

The Incredible Health Benefit Of Being Bilingual

Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty

Here's some good news for the bilingual folks. You may have a better chance of delaying the onset of several different dementias, just by speaking a s...

Can Sleep Prevent Alzheimer's?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We all know that eating well and exercising can help your brain function, but new research suggests that how much you s...

5 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Last month my daughter got married. During the ceremony, she and her husband gazed at each other ado...

WATCH: 1950s Women's Health Video Is Utterly Appalling

Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty

We always thought our monthly visit from mother nature was a bloody pain. But according to this 1953 educational video, apparently "the menopause" is ...

Bill Nye The Science Guy Reveals His Very Own 'Big Bang Theory'

Pat Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Bill Nye is the consummate scientist -- with a flair for humor. 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' was born after he won a Steve Martin look-a-like contest circa 1978, eventually showcasing his scientific knowledge on PBS from 1993 to 1998. In case you're not sure where else you've seen him, he also hosted 'The 100 Greatest Discoveries,' Science Channel; 'The Eyes of Nye,' PBS; and 'Stuff Happens,' Planet Green.

7 Easy Ways To Make Extra Money -- Without Working

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 11.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Whether you work full-time, part-time or are basking in the glow of retirement, making extra money – especially if ...

The End of the Means

William K. Zinke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

I agree with the saying, "You don't stop having fun when you grow older. You grow older when you stop having fun." Having been an entrepreneur for the past 44 years, I can't say it has always been fun, but being my own boss sure beats marching to someone else's drum

Younger Job Interviewer? Blast Away Their Age-Related Objections!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you're a job-seeker in your 50s or 60s, you're already well aware that you face a number of age-related roadblocks to landing your next position. One of the biggest is successfully navigating the interview with a younger hiring manager. Assumptions on both sides of the generation gap can cause problems. However you can prevail!

What My Ex-Wife Does at Sporting Events

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Arlene is small and wiry, but when she has something to say, or God forbid someone gives a cheap shot to our son during a game, you can hear her a mile away. When she yells, there are moose in Canada that raise their heads, cock their ears and question, Arlene, is that you?

Breast Cancer Awareness and Football: They Go Hand in Hand

Stephanie Bender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Although football and breast cancer make strange bedfellows, some of the principles of football apply to us as menopausal and postmenopausal women. We need to know our game plan, just as pro players do.

WATCH: Cougar Ad Too Wild For TV In Australia

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty

A cougar on the prowl proved too wild Down Under. Australia's Advertising Standards Board banned an ad for older-woman/younger-man dating site Coug...

Be a Driver and Write Your Own Ticket

William K. Zinke | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
William K. Zinke

Most readers have been in the position of being stopped for speeding and watching with a faint heart as the police officer wrote out a ticket. Following are my suggestions on how to be a driver and write your own ticket.

5 Dating Don'ts For Women Over 50

Lois Tarter | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

Going from a divorce or a long-term relationship to dating again is not a simple lifestyle change. Women over 50 who haven't been single for some time can easily fall into dating no-no's. These can actually prevent them from meeting the kind of people that they're looking for.

Why Do So Many Women Hate Their Bodies?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty

It's every husband's greatest fear. "Does this make me look fat?" his wife asks, as she hesitantly stands eyeing her figure in the mirror. Be careful ...

The Pitfalls Of Too Little Sleep May Be Greater Than You Think

Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

When people are laying awake at night, they're usually thinking about the short-term effects of their sleeplessness -- the tiring day ahead and how ma...

Learn It Or Lose It: How Learning Keeps Your Brain Young

Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

Henry Ford was onto something. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young," Ford said, and ...

Time Flies: Watch Superman's 75 Years In 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty

You have to respect a guy who can rock a red cape for this long. That doesn't mean, however, you have time to watch his every life-saving moment. G...

Why I'm Reluctant To Call My New Life Status 'Retirement'

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Since easing out of my position as Executive Director of a nonprofit organization, I have been extremely reluctant to apply the term 'retirement' to my new life status. I am one of those people who found the end of my full-time work life rushing toward me, rather than me rushing to embrace it.