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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."

What Happens When You Hate Your Job?

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

The cumulative effect of daily stress is known to be a health hazard. But even more germane is our personal investment in a job that can pay the bills but sap the life out of us.

4 Ways Jeans Can Make You Look 10 Years Younger

Posted 06.27.2013 | OWN

By Abbe Wright They conjure rock stars, the old West, and your best butt ever, circa 1986, when you were maxing out on Jane Fonda. But whil...

Why Women Over 50 Should Love Taylor Swift Songs

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

I interviewed Taylor in 2009 for an article that was published in Country Weekly magazine. She was 19 at the time... sweet, gracious, humble and so mature for her age -- and lovely to interview. I haven't interviewed her since, but I still listen to her music. She rocks!

On Delusions, and Excuse Me, Those Are Sunspots!

Judy Katz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Judy Katz

His desire for someone decades younger started me thinking about delusions. They are everywhere on Match.com, Jdate.com and Christianmingle.com, on every single online dating service. I

What Oprah Knows For Sure About Embracing The Age You Are

Posted 08.24.2013 | OWN

The lie we all need to stop believing about aging

4 Reasons You Should Start Eating Kale -- Today

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I ingest so much kale that my husband thinks I'm addicted. True, I do mix some with brown rice for lunch almost every day, sneak this green wonder into my family's nightly salads (they still can't tell the difference between kale and lettuce), and, yes, a bottle of my 'green juice' is with me at all times.

Why One Man Proposed HUNDREDS Of Times

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

After 30 years of asking his girlfriend to marry him, a British man finally got the answer he was waiting for: yes! Chris Green, 75, and Ann Turn...

'I Became A Prisoner Of My Weight'

Tira Harpaz | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

I've lost 50 pounds in the past year, and it's just plain hard. I'm not on any special diet, I don't have a personal trainer, and I'm terrified every minute that I'll backslide like I have in the past.

Was I Crazy to Quit My Job?

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

I bit the bullet. And like a cowboy tipping his hat astride his trusty horse, I am turning down the dusty trail and galloping into... no, not the sunset. The sunrise.

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing The Plank Every Day

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Not everything in life is a 'given.' We can never say with complete certainty that we'll be in the same job, relationship, home, or state of health, as we are right now. Life is fraught with change -- both wanted and unwanted, good and bad. This is especially true for those of us who are being squeezed into that sandwich between our children, aging parents, and everything else that life has to offer.

Understanding Angelina Jolie's Choices

Stephanie Bender | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

A myth, as inaccurate and dangerous as any that pervades American society, is that women enter menopause as if falling off a cliff.

Child Specter Appears Nightly at Carnival

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 08.08.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I'm following traveling carnivals from coast to coast for a year, writing essays about America from the road.

This Secret Code Unlocked An Amazing Surprise

Posted 06.04.2013 | Weddings

A secret code helped 81-year-old Cynthia Riggs and 90-year-old Howard Attebery find love. Riggs told CBS News Friday that she and Attebery met 60 y...

War Refugee and Balloon Maker Drivers: Stories From a Gary Truck Stop

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

In this morning's version of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," the diner is a Gary, Indiana truck stop and the patrons are cross-country truckers.

A Dirty, Smelly, Messy Gift for a Little Girl

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

My daughter turns eight-years-old this weekend and I want to be home for the celebration so I began making plans to leave my New York carnival a couple days ago.

No Job, No Man, No Sleep

Vicki Abelson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.