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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.

Why Aren't Younger Americans More Enamored With Baseball?

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.19.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I love baseball. I almost wrote I still love baseball, but that's unnatural. That comes from a discussion I heard on sports radio this spring. The announcers were all giddy with anticipation, save the 20-something NBA reporter. He claimed most of his generation remained unbitten by the baseball bug, only interested in the NBA and NFL. I was first stunned, then saddened.

Entrepreneurs Are Why's Guys

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

Entrepreneurs (loosely defined as those who create a new business in the hope of making money or otherwise adding value) are and need to be "why's guys," focused on both the why and why-not questions.

3 Keys To Crafting A Standout Resume

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a post-50 job-seeker, your best bet to land an interview -- and ultimately the job -- is through people you know, i.e. networking. Nevertheless, your resume still needs to be top-notch; your contacts will generally recommend you by providing perspective employers with a copy of this vital document.

Why Should Anyone Be Afraid Of Dying?

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

We seem to be inundated now with books about death -- and about how great it is. I assume that this is part of the aging of the baby boomers (I remember someone quipping that we'd know the end of the baby boom had come when we started to see designer funeral parlors).

WATCH: You'll Shed A Tear As Grandpa Gets In Gear

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty

In a heartwarming new ad for health club chain Virgin Active, a grandfather who has lost his joie de vivre gets it back with the help of his loving gr...

3 Great Reasons To Reach Out To Female Friends In Midlife

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

We sit around a table set just for us -- four interesting, accomplished, and attractive women at mid-life who are flying solo for the evening. We've left jobs, homes, and husbands/significant others behind to celebrate another aspect of ourselves that I now value more deeply: We are girlfriends.

50th Anniversary Billboard Packs Bittersweet Wallop

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Fifty

Joe Mikolajczak wanted to put up a billboard to commemorate his 50th wedding anniversary last Saturday, but his wife, Marylou, died six months short o...

3 Steps To Creating A Powerful First Impression

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a post-50 job-seeker, you're likely to encounter a number of preconceptions regarding your energy, enthusiasm and commitment to a new position and to your career in general. Many younger employers will hold the opinion that you're feeling burnt out, no longer flexible and open to new ideas, and are basically just putting in time until retirement.

The Perils of Other People's Bucket Lists

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

This is what comes of marrying a man's man. An adrenaline junkie. A man with boundless energy and zero fear.

What Shows Like 'Breaking Bad' Say About Society

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

I think we do know where we are headed as a society and are reluctantly accepting of it. America is marching towards an ever increasing militarism, police who are brutal and proud of it, a continued degradation of the environment, a financial breakdown of both the poorest as well as the majority of middle class families, and our television shows reflect that now.

12 Killer Ways To Prep For Your Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The success of your job interview is contingent upon several factors: the impact of your first impression, your ability to handle yourself well and speak to your strengths, how well your skills and experience match with the general requirements of the position, your personality and your overall professionalism. This all-important conversation is your moment to shine.

Just In: New Poll Reveals America's Favorite Age

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty

The big 5-0 is perhaps bigger than ever. Americans would prefer to live at 50 in good health than any other age, a new Harris Poll revealed. That's...

WATCH: Girl Becomes Old Woman In Absolutely Stunning Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

Watching it never grows old. Anthony Cerniello's aging simulation video (above) is blowing minds across the Web not only for its haunting effect --...

The Case for Hiring Boomers -- An Open Letter to Employers

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

We Boomers have much to offer in the way of life experience, mentoring and skills. We can hit the ground running in our chosen fields. We are not high-maintenance and we aren't addicted to checking social media in the workplace.

The Day I Had My First Proper Fist Fight

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In the fourth grade, I had the toughest teacher of my life: Ms. Daly. She wasn't physically imposing, or necessarily mean; she was smart, tough and didn't take any crap. She was going to teach us, and we were going to learn, come hell or high water. It's like she combined the roles of parent and teacher into one authority-figure superhero. That year, I had my first proper fist fight.

LGBT People: Let's Talk About Ageism

Robert Espinoza | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Mainstream culture and various sub-cultures often conflate beauty with youth, and self-worth with appearance, which leaves many people -- not just gay men -- feeling unattractive, insecure and potentially depressed as they age.