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Getting Older

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.

4 Things You Can Fix About Your Aging Body

Next Avenue | Denise Logeland | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Denise Logeland Most of the time, we should hold on to our wallets (and our dignity) when someone tells us we can lo...

Society's Standards Of Beauty Will Get Old, But Being Comfortable With Yourself Never Will

Temimah Zucker | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty
Temimah Zucker

On many levels there is no such thing as innate beauty. Beauty is molded by society -- by the advertising, fashion, and cosmetic industries. We live in a society of billboards and ads, photo-shop and Botox. We are trained to believe that size 2 is perfect, while most healthy women in America fit into a size 12.

Living the 'Dream'

Robin Korth | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

A younger woman wore my clothes. An older woman held my soul. A teenage heart called my dreams. A mélange of ladies walked in this body of mine for...

This Is The Only Thing I've Learned At 25

Danielle Page | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Danielle Page

In a few short days, I'll be turning 26. My early twenties will be behind me, and I'll be entering into this phase of adulthood that's an awkward coc...

Time on the Run

Robin Korth | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It hits us all at one time or another in quiet and not-so-quiet ways. We are getting older. Time is marching, no matter how hard we run or try for ...

I Want To Know You

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Let us speak of gratefulness, what life is, and what we hope will come with the years. Let us feel confident and comfortable enough to give voice to life's moments and let them sparkle richly in the air between us.

The Moment You Realize You're The Oldest Person In The Room

Michele Willens | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I am often asked why, with all the trendy gyms in my Manhattan neighborhood, I chose the 92nd St. Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association to lift, stretch and sweat. Very simply, I reply, there aren't many places left where I am still the youngest person in the room.

Yagana Shah

13 Signs We Never Really Grow Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

They say the grass is always greener -- and that never holds true more than when it comes to age. As kids we long for the freedom to be able to do wha...

The S&M Experience

Robin Korth | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Do you remember the first time you heard the "S" (sir) word or the "M" (ma'am) word when someone was addressing you? In the timeline of maturity this event stands stark in many people's memories. The first time I got "ma'am-ed," I actually turned around to see who the person was talking to. It certainly could not have been me!

What I Love About Growing Older

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There's no way around it. As we grow older, things change. Gravity brings our breasts closer to our belly buttons. We develop under arm flab, which is mentally painful to look at, although not physically painful, unless it gets caught in a button.

Is Today's Young Music Too Obscene? (Or Has My Perspective Changed?)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
The University of Central Florida Forum

I still sometimes struggle reconciling the self of my youth with the guy who now has a mortgage and an SUV. But the minute I became a parent, my worldview shifted slightly on its axis and I began to view everything through new parental lenses.

Why I No Longer Care About Current Events Or World News

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Dori Hartley

If you mention the countries Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan or Venezuela to me, a soft, numb cloud of blissful and most intentional ignorance folds over my consciousness and within milliseconds, I hear no more. Same goes for the phrases, 'world issues,' 'political strategy,' and 'government turmoil.' But no words instantly anesthetize me like the words, 'war,' 'conflict,' 'death toll,' 'budget,' and 'health care.'

7 Cultures Where 'Old' Isn't A Bad Word

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Aging isn't just a biological process -- it's also very much a cultural one. Different cultures have different attitudes and practices around agin...

Life After 50 Keeps Getting Better For Men -- But Only For Awhile

Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

There's good news and bad news for older men. You'll experience increasing happiness after your early 50s -- but that'll only last until you're ready ...

Downsizing? Unclutter Your Feelings First

Rachel Adelson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

"Some items have special sentimental meaning; perhaps they represent unfinished business or an unfulfilled dream of some kind. That can make letting go of certain objects really hard to do."

6 Scary Symptoms Of Aging That Are Actually Harmless

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We’re always being told to watch out for symptoms. It can be a lifesaver to know the warning signs of a stroke or h...

9 Amazing Ways Your Body Is Younger Than You Think

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart and Sara Schwartz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The human body really is miraculous. Every second of the day, it orchestrates a life-sustaining symphony of circulati...

Why I Have To Keep Reminding Myself: 'Life Goes On'

Allison Lantagne | Posted 03.28.2014 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

Being a teenager undeniably can suck. Although high school certainly can be "the best years of our lives," even an awesome year will have its lows. The best part of it all, though, is the fact that life goes on.

Aaaackk! I'm Older Than The President's Wife!

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Michelle Obama turned 50 recently. And while everyone was saying, 'Oh, isn't it great, Michelle Obama is 50!' I was looking in the mirror saying, 'I'm older than the president's wife?!?' For the first time in my personal history, the first lady is younger than I am. And that's not sitting very well with me.

Today I Woke Up Old

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Lessing

Life is the longest running gag in history, and getting older is the funniest thing that will ever happen to you, so you might as well learn how to laugh in your own face. It's only going to get puffier.

13 Aging Myths We Love To Prove Wrong

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

From Miley Cyrus telling a 50-something Matt Lauer he's "definitely not sexual" to your kids quipping you're likely experiencing a "senior moment" eve...

The View for This Dad at 39

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

My 39 is the realization that life may turn me into someone else, and at any moment become a stranger to those that I love.

When I'm 34

Paul Rockower | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Paul Rockower

Birthdays are vantage points, where you can look back and forward. It is a departure point to mark the time. I have marked my time well on the days I have spent. I hope you do too.

40 Things I Can Do At 40 That I Couldn't When I Was 20

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Wendy Fontaine

To celebrate my passage into this fourth decade, here's a list of 40 things I can do now that I couldn't do then.