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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.

The Art of Aging Well

Stephanie Bender | Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Sharon Stone's comments are not only refreshing, but long overdue for all of us to consider and ultimately embrace.

The 3 Simple Words That Will Help You Land A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Mature job-seekers are well aware of the fact that they face a number of unflattering stereotypes due to their age alone. However, by keeping one simple phrase in mind, you absolutely can overcome a number of negative preconceptions younger employers may be holding against you. In fact, you'll be able to market yourself, your skills and experience from a position of strength.

The Key To Avoiding A Midlife Meltdown

Michael Hogg | Posted 10.18.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hogg

Some theorists suggest that this blurred boundary of work and life is a result of technology alone, but I have always felt it's caused by a number of inter-connected factors. Newspapers, social media and even our schooling help promote the need to be as good as or better than the next person. Whatever the cause, work has entered our whole lives.

The Life Lesson I Learned At A Rwandan Chicken Farm

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 10.18.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Call it the wisdom of chickens. While visiting a Rwandan chicken farm this summer -- and more on that in a moment -- I learned a transformational lesson about scarcity and abundance.

5 Things Never To Say To Someone Retiring

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Retirement has gone from being the last chapter to the next chapter for many post 50s. But the circumstances of retirement in our post-recessionary li...

Following Dr. King's Footsteps in Alabama, An Emotional Journey

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.02.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

As the capital of Alabama, and former capital of The Confederate States of America, Montgomery is steeped in history, but for people of our generation its recent history is more transformational. This is the city where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his civil rights work.

Frankie Valli On Elvis, 'Jersey Boys' And The Tragedy He'll Never Get Over

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Francesco Stephen Castelluccio -- Frankie Valli -- knew what he wanted to do for a living by the time he turned seven. It just took the magic of one performer -- Frank Sinatra -- who stood up on the stage of the Paramount Theater in New York City to reel him into dreaming of a singing career that would change the course of his life.

3 Big Time-Wasters That Are Sabotaging Your Job Search

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

One of the best ways to find work quickly is to avoid the big three time-wasters that may well be sabotaging your efforts. Take a moment to ask yourself the following questions and be as honest as possible.

Is This The New Relationship Deal-Breaker?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I know young couples who ended things because one of them wanted kids and the other didn't. Homeownership is the same kind of deal breaker. It speaks to lifestyle choices, values and what things you're willing to sacrifice for.

The #1 Thing To Remember When Dealing With A Midlife Crisis

Michael Hogg | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hogg

There is no doubt that fear drives men much more than security. Men's fear of failure in particular can cause enormous problems. Instead of facing it, too many men run away and look for something else that they can succeed in.

Man's Motorcycle Purchase Ends In Ironic Tragedy

Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty

There's irony, and then there's tragedy -- and this story has a little of both. For nearly four decades, Barry Strang asked his wife, Pam, for a mo...

Running Out of Walls to Paint

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

After 20 years in the nonprofit industry, five years as a private business owner and 16 years as a public school educator, my time to transition from a human-doing to a human-being has finally arrived.

Your Job Search: 4 Ways To Conquer The Age Factor

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you're a post-50 job-seeker, you know all too well that ageism can prove a real threat to your job search efforts. However if you hope to be successful, you can't allow your gray hair to stop you from presenting yourself with confidence.

7 Fruits And Vegetables That Reverse The Signs Of Aging

Posted 07.09.2013 | OWN

By Nicole Frehsée The human diet contains thousands of antioxidants -- nutrients that may help do everything from preventing wrinkles to kil...

Ugly and Apache: "That's What Makes Us Stabbing Hobos"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Ugly and Apache walk the on-ramp up to me with their pit bull Molly the Dog on the end of a rope, Molly by far the cleanest.

The One Secret To Lasting Love

Posted 07.08.2013 | OWN

By Helen Fisher I have a friend who met her husband at a red light. She was 15, in a car with a pile of girls. He was in another car with a...

Dark Carnival: Ghost Clown Shot in Dunk Tank

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The carnies were fixing the Ferris Wheel and passing the time talking about bar fights when one started talking about "Ghost."