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7 Things Every Grandparent Needs For Their New Grandchild

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Yippee! The baby is here. And that probably means you’ll be spending as much time as you can with your new grandchi...

Why A Happy Husband -- Not Wife -- May Be Essential For A Happy Marriage

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristyn Pomranz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Forget the phrase “Happy wife, happy life”: A recent study by the University of Chicago reports what many wives h...

Yagana Shah

Brain-Boosting Gene Offers Promising Results In The War On Aging

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

The key to fighting off aging and cognitive decline doesn't necessarily come in a pill or a bottle. Instead, researchers say, the key may be a longevi...

How Aging Turns Out To Be The Best Thing For You

Polly Campbell | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Polly Campbell

My body has always felt old. So getting older didn't bother me a bit. Until I got cancer. Then, I worried that it might not happen. That I might not get any older.

5 Ways To Retire On Social Security Alone

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

You can retire on social security and live a nice life. What? I thought that was impossible? Yes, it really can be done. I'm not advocating that you do this but the reality is that many people are facing this scenario.

Yagana Shah

These Vintage Ads Prove We Had No Idea What The Future Would Actually Look Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

If you thought "The Jetsons" was far-fetched, think again. While you may laugh at the idea of every household having a robot, flying cars, and superco...

8 Things You Need To Know Before You Travel Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you've read some of the articles we've written about retiring overseas, you know that we wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time as possible in a particular destination to be sure it suits you. You may find your ideal spot... or you may not. And that's okay, too.

Why Nothing Can Ever Replace An Old Friendship

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

I was surprised that our friendship had meant so much -- that she must have sensed early on that I was no candidate for marriage -- that our romance was temporary and chaste, and it would be no more than a nice interlude until she met the guy who was a candidate for marriage. With many intervening decades and changes in her life, I thought those days as undergraduates were mostly erased. It was wonderful to find the friendship not forgotten.

25 Great Things About Being The Mother Of Adult Kids

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

hough there are times when I miss having little children, being the mom of adults has its perks. This Mother's Day I thought I'd share the great things about having children who are all grown up.

10 Lessons We Learned From Diane Keaton's New Book

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Two nights ago, I went to New York’s 92Y to hear Diane Keaton, one of the country’s most acclaimed...

Your Career at 50: Challenges of the Middle Aged Career Search

Mark Wayman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Mark Wayman

Having challenges as a middle aged job seeker? You have come to the right place.

9 Brands With Sexy Spokesmodels Over 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Cindy Augustine | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com In a society that seems obsessed with youth, we're ready to celebrate a new trend: beautiful, mature models being tap...

8 Things I'm Glad My Mother Never Taught Me

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

My mom was a homemaker, devoted to her husband and family, and like many women of her generation she didn't work outside the home. She took child raising very seriously (I have two siblings) and adored her grandkids. But there were a few things she forgot to teach me.

Why Groupon Makes Gift-Giving Something Of A Joke

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Gabrielle Burton

Some people think Mother's Day has become too commercial, and there are always those cranks around still harping on the US lagging behind other developed countries in providing high quality early child care, don't get them started on paid maternal leave or unequal pay for women. Not me: I'm all for mothers getting anything they can, bring it on, I mean, really, just make sure to give them enough stuff on Mother's Day to get them through the other 364 days of childcare without that village that never shows up to help.

The 9 Most Flattering Bathing Suits For Your Body Type

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Elizabeth Burns | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com What do you mean you’d rather listen to nails on chalkboard than shop for a new swimsuit? Follow these guidelines f...

Yagana Shah

9 Gorgeous Celebrities Who Just Keep Getting Better With Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

In honor of the Huffington Post's 9th birthday today, we're looking at "9 Celebrities That Just Keep Getting Better With Age." "Aging" is considere...

Yagana Shah

Italian Football Grandma Kicks Serious Ball

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty

Quick -- somebody get this woman to the World Cup! Without the aid of cleats or shin guards, this mysterious older Italian woman joined an impromptu g...

Mother's Day Memories That Will Last Us A Lifetime

Hilary Young | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Mother's Day is an American holiday that seems to be embedded in our culture. While many call it a "Hallmark Holiday," Mother's Day initially was born from the idea that mothers who lost sons in the Civil War should band together in their sorrow and rally for peace. It finally became a national holiday with the passing of a new bill and a proclamation from Woodrow Wilson in 1914.

4 Secret Spots Where You Can Enjoy Italy Like An Italian

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Let me say first and foremost, I love Rome! Rome excites me, enthralls and educates me. However, Rome can exhaust me. Rome is expensive, and in the throes of summer heat and throngs of tourists, it does not make me a happy traveler...To see or not to see Rome, that is the question.

Why There's Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Celibacy

Lori Lothian | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

Despite the societal thrust to make sure we are all having a rip-roaring sex life, sex and emotional well-being can be uncoupled -- they are not necessarily linked, as the cultural imperative would have us believe. Simply, the culture reveres sex and orgasms as if these two "gods" must be worshipped. What about the celebration of celibacy as an equally healthy option? I'd love to see sex therapy include celibacy on the menu of choices for a couple instead of diagnosing a non-sexually active couple as needing a remedy.

7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on the First Date

Janet Blair Page | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

These "dos" are suggestions for making dating better and more purposeful -- and make sure you are not the one weeded out on someone else's search for love.

The Foods That Will Help You Age Better

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 05.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Plenty of scientific studies show that what you eat has a strong impact on healthy aging, as well a...

5 Things Driving Me Crazy Now That I'm 60

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Gerdy

It has been said that with age comes wisdom, but that is not always the case. Some people are shortchanged, and they get only the age part. My history and 60 years have helped me gain a touch of wisdom and maybe even a bit of profundity. I have decided that being around for the past six decades gives me license to point out stupidity, craziness, and injustice.

The Essential Style Guide For Men Over 50

Joe Lupo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Joe Lupo

Whether you're married or single, straight or gay, by nature men are competitive. With this in mind, it's always a good idea to know what women want because after all, they make great allies, and we can truly benefit from another point of view. In my survey of more than 20 women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, I was surprised to find that the focus was greater on manners, grooming and tailoring, than fashion and trends.

Why Our Children Need Us Now More Than Ever

Stephanie Bender | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Many believe that the current age of technology keeps us more connected. I disagree. Computers, cellphones, iPads, etc. serve a purpose, but it's not to keep us connected with each other. The disconnect amongst people is startling. Instead of interacting with a real, live human being, we read emails or texts. Or, perhaps we read a blog. We're far more attached to technology than people.