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I Feel Bad About My Shoes

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

"They're bad for the environment!" "They can't be recycled!" "They will cause your arches to collapse!" I began to see cruel Facebook posts about them. One particularly heartbreaking one went something like this: "Wow, that's a nice looking pair of Crocs. Said No One Ever."

Route 66, a Vanishing Hitchhiker and Starting Over

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The L.A.-Chicago route which also was called "America's Main Street," is literally the main street in Moriarity, New Mexico. It runs parallel to Interstate 40, which I am hitchhiking today.

What Do the Experts Say About Boomerang Kids?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The economy could be considered a viable reason for helping a young adult get on their feet. But let's take a look at the other half of the experts' scenarios.

Why Men Need To Toughen Up

Tammy Bleck | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Let's just call it like it is. Women take pain, panic, worry, anger, hurt and fear without missing a beat and all the while, wearing a smile.

Life After 50: Breaking Free From Breaking Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

There's a silent and stealthy disease you may not even know you have... until you fall. A new study reveals that the prevalence of low bone density and the risk of breaking a bone are far greater among people over 50 than previously realized.

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.