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Confessions Of A Mid-Life Workaholic

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

In the end, it comes down to love and death -- trying to win more of one, while cheating the other. Neither, I suspect, will be particularly successful in the long run, and yet I persist.

The Country's Longest Marriage Has Ended

Posted 04.12.2013 | Weddings

The country's longest marriage has ended. Victoria Wrubel, who was married to Steven Wrubel since 1929, died Monday at the age of 102, ending her 8...

Meet 17 Celebrity Couples Who Are Celebrating 25 Years Of Marriage

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Twenty-five years is a long time for any marriage to survive. But when you factor in celebrity marriages, it's almost an eternity.

3 Strategies For Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any job seeker today knows that social networking sites like LinkedIn are invaluable resources for making important contacts. And, in addition to LinkedIn's effectiveness as a networking tool, many recruiters are now forgoing traditional methods of sourcing candidates and turning directly to this major site as their preferred method for identifying potential employees.

Why You Should Have the 'Sex Talk' With Your Parents

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Rest assured, I would certainly never advise anyone to talk down to his or her parents. Why I chose to address the issue is simple: Sex is different today than it was in the past and it will continue to change with the times.

10 Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Friday is a sight for sore eyes when you've had a terrible week at work. You know what I mean. A frustrating, complicated, endless bang-the-head-on-the-wall kind of week. Ever experience one of those?

Hanging on to Your 'Joie de Vivre'

Carol E Wyer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Many people believe that continuing education can improve physical and mental health. I am firmly of that opinion. I can certainly attest to the benefits of taking up a hobby, an activity or learning a new skill at any age.

What I Learned While Touring Colleges Over Spring Break

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I had the privilege of touring college campuses last week with my teenage son. I didn't see it this way at first; in fact, I thought it was a dreadful way to spend spring break. I know I'm not suppose to think that, or God forbid, say it, since touring colleges with your kids is de rigueur these days.

Record Number Of People Have No Confidence In Their Ability To Retire Comfortably

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

Despite signs the economy is rebounding, Americans' confidence in their ability to retire comfortably is not, according to a survey released Tuesday b...

These 5 Websites Will Help You Land A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Just remember, as a mature job seeker, you'll want to take advantage of help from a wide variety of sources, select the methods and strategies that work best for you, and try to keep as optimistic as possible.

Learning How To Age Gracefully From Aunt Stella

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Life, as it always has been for her, is what you make it. If you choose to let things get you down, they will. It's all about the attitude that you bring to the table and learning to live in life's positive cracks even when they are hard to find amid the darker disappointments.

Granada, Nicaragua: Where Spanish Colonial Got Its Start

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Granada's current popularity as a tourism and entertainment destination certainly brings more people and services to the city, and for many of the people who live here -- including many of the expats that call Granada home -- that's a good thing.

Back To Where I Once Belonged

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I've found that people who "start over" are often just returning to an old professional passion. Something that, for whatever reason, had to be put on hold.

I Am NOT a Useless Waste!

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Has it happened? Have I become a crotchety old lady? Do I abhor certain kinds of music because I'm too old to get it? Do my eyebrows fly up at some of the things I see on TV?

Why Most People Are Just 'Mediocre' At What They Do

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
The Saturday Evening Post

A short time ago, I called my bank with a simple question about my account, only to be faced with an endless maze of voice recognition questions -- press 1, press 4, for Spanish press 2, etc. etc. 'Can't I just get a human operator?' I fumed with exasperation. If I could, the call would have taken less than a minute.

CPR Case: Family Of Woman Who Died Satisfied With Care

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker's attention-grabbing refusal to perform C...

What My Daughter Learned in College: A Lesson for All Ages

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

We can't pick up a magazine, watch television or see a movie without being bombarded with messages at every turn urging us to join the war against aging, no matter what age you are!

The Best Way To Pick The Perfect Place To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.03.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

When it comes to quality of life -- which is, after all, the thing that most people are looking for when they investigate retiring or living abroad -- we find that comparing countries is far too blunt an instrument.

Why Michelle's Mid-Life Crisis Is The Kind To Have

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Cutting bangs for most of us is one of those safe attempts at trying something new and adding a little spice to our old selves. Doing it in the high profile of the White House takes some courage. Good for Michelle for not being afraid. And better for Michelle for showing us how every mid-life crisis needn't end in inflicting pain on those we love.

What A Lost Earring Taught Me About Life

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Umbrellas implode. Socks and gloves disappear. Car keys jump from pockets. Phone numbers written on scraps of paper flutter away. Dreams fade. Love dies. By the time we reach mid-life, there is a long list of absences -- people, opportunities, aspirations -- due to departures, gradual or sudden.

Why I Want My Husband To Have a Midlife Crisis

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We entered our forties together and, after a few years, I fell apart. But he did not and it didn't seem fair. I thought we were in this together.

The #1 Style Secret To Look Fantastic After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's no secret that many women over 50, even if we've been thin all our lives, can easily pack on a few extra post-menopausal pounds, without trying too hard. The weight can sometimes slowly creep up on us over a span of years, taking us by surprise, and before you know it . . . poof! . . . we're an "apple."

Midlife Ramblings: So Glad To Meet You

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Sure I have worries and stress and angst and rush around most days like a headless chicken as I try to juggle two kids, a house, a full-time job and a commute that entitles me to a lifetime achievement award from AAA. But on my birthday? Color me content.

Before 'I Do,' Ask This Question

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with hundreds of long-married couples about what works and what doesn't for a long and satisfying relationship... it turns out that our elders believe there's something close to a 'magic bullet' when it comes to deciding in a relationship: 'Should I stay or should I go?'

Winter in the '70s: Sledding, Sliding and Skeeching

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I recently remembered how much I liked winter when I was a kid. Although I first recalled the clothes, it wasn't about fashion. Everyone played outside. All you needed was warm, durable clothing that allowed relatively free movement. If you stayed active, you stayed warm.