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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.

American Drifters: "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Did I look like an American drifter? Am I one of them? Should I be flattered or just find a laundromat?

3 Surefire Ways To Sell Yourself To A Potential Employer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

It goes without saying that the post 50 job-seeker has plenty of experience. Nevertheless, although you're an applicant of maturity, you won't want to market your experience level as the cornerstone of your job search. Employers have issues that need to be dealt with, projects to complete, and problems that have to be resolved now.

Incredible Story of Navajo Mike, Child of the Dust Devil Air

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The wind blew a small tornado of tumbleweeds onto the parking lot of the Motel 6 along the old Route 66 in Moriarity, NM. So many tumbleweeds it blocked the entrance to the parking lot and made parking impossible before someone from the hotel came out to clear the lot.

Wild Night Ride Fueled by Pot, Puke and the Dead

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

By the time we made it to a rest stop and a McDonald's in Van Buren, Arkansas I was sick of the Grateful Dead.

'Retirement Can Be A Dangerous Word'

Phyllis Sues | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

For me retirement means giving up. Half a life. The past dominates and the future is lifeless. UNLESS, you take on a new project, something you've never done before. Something that stimulates you mentally and physically. Dancing (ballroom), Swing, Latin, Tango, language (foreign), art, musical instrument, Yoga (any level), cooking.

The Women Who Came Before Us

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

When the digital image opened on my computer screen, I saw a face I hadn't seen for half my life -- my mother's.

WATCH: Love Her Enough To Sign A 'Momtract'?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty

You're a big person now. It's time to sign a "Momtract" for Mother's Day. So what if you've grown up? Mama is getting on, too, and she deserves your s...

New Study Reveals The 10 Worst States To Retire

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty

It's got breathtaking beauty, but Oregon is no place to live out the golden years, a new study says. The Beaver State ranked as the worst place to ...

WATCH: After A 30-Year Relationship, They Finally Tied The Knot

Posted 05.08.2013 | Weddings

After a 30-year relationship, a World War II veteran and his girlfriend are proving that it's never too late to tie the knot. Eighty-eight-year-old...