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Growing Older

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...

Why Childhood Friends Make The Best Friends

Robin Hoffman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

The destruction I've wreaked upon my fingernails and all surrounding skin began shortly after starting a new school in third grade. Second grade had been a dream.

Society Is Wrong About Aging: Birthdays Are A Good Thing

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

More often than not, society frowns on old age. With facelifts, age-defying serums, and injections, youth is praised while maturation is muddled.

10 Things I Don't Give a Sh*t About Now That I'm 29

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I once cared deeply about these things. But as I've gotten older and "wiser" (debatable), I've realized they just don't matter to me.

Finding Our Way: Making Our Own Sense Out of the Time We Have Left

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

For what may be the first time in our lives, we can decide how the day goes. The simple question is: Where do we begin?

How I Know I've Finally Reached Old Age

Richard Abrons | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

When I was 80, I wrote a personal memoir. This is what I said about old age: 'I am an old man. Eighty has got to be old. But, if in good health with all the joints and the brain working, what is the big deal?' Now, at 87, I wouldn't say that today.

Want To Turn Back The Clock? Do These 6 Things

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Do you remember scrambling to find the best boxed hair dyes after spotting your first gray hair? Or slathering on the creams after noticing your turke...

Why I'd Give Anything For My Grown-Up Kids To Be Babies Again

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For the past few months, I have been going through this horrible, embarrassing midlife "thing" where I love babies. LOVE them. And because the stars are aligned or life is really cruel my Facebook and Instagram feeds seem to be overflowing with wee little ones who are sleeping, learning to walk, just born or maybe celebrating a first birthday.

7 Purchases That Might Indicate A Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty

Do people really have midlife crises? The topic has been debated for years. And yet studies confirm that many people do get the blues during middle ag...

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

25 Things My 25-Year-Old Self Would Tell Me on My 50th Birthday

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I have decided to think back to my world view when I was my raw 25 year-old self. What would I have thought about my present life and what life advice would I have given "back to the future" to my 50 year-old self?

Dating Younger: Have We Become the Men We Used to Run Away From?

Mike Alvear | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

When I was 24 my idea of "dating older" was dating somebody who was 26. I was so age-phobic I didn't even have friends who were more than ten years older than I was. Now that I'm of a certain age, I'm friends with a lot of 20-somethings and have a bit of a reputation for dating younger. Time has a way with irony.

9 Things We're Happy To Never Have To Do Again

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty

When we asked our female readers age 50 and older about the things they're happy they'll never have to do again, the number one response was -- surpri...

The Essence of Survival

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Years ago, when I was part of the corporate middle management machine, I had the honor of working for brief time with a gentleman that actually reinforced my faith in mankind.

How to Choose Sunscreen: Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The bottom line is that selecting the proper sunscreen can be a chore. Before diving into the sea of choices, let me make it completely clear that everyone needs some sort of protection when spending time in the sun. No one is immune to the effects of extended exposure.

How to Choose Sunscreen

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Yes, it's summertime but if you are going to be out in the street dancing then please take some precautions. Wear some sunscreen people. Especially at our age.

How To Make The Next 20 Years Better Than The Last

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I am not delusional about the effects of aging, but I am also aware that strength and vitality can come from places other than a healthy body and a young mind. I am aware that as I age, my two greatest assets become perspective and creativity. And I am aware that as I have aged, those assets have, if anything, become noticeably stronger.

The One Thing Men Miss Most About Their Youth

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Playing sports is "hard wired" into the male species. We are born with the drive to be competitive and to win. We are obsessed with being the fastest, the strongest, the nimblest and in the end the best. Playing organized sports has always been the easiest way to do just that... But as we aged, our ability to play sports at a highly elevated competitive level changed.

The 5 Best Lifestyle Choices You Can Make For Anti-Aging

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Everyone knows the old adage "you're as young as you feel." But that doesn't make the widening disconnect between what you see in the mirror and how y...

10 Simple Habits That Will Give You More Hours In The Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Remember there are always 1,440 minutes in each day. They do not vary from day to day. If you understand that, you can map out a plan for using them wisely. Appreciate and accept that some of these minutes will be used systematically day-in and day-out for essential task... It is how you use the remaining minutes that make the difference in your emotional and financial well-being.

60 Better Alternatives To Aging Gracefully

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

I will accept that "grace" sounds like a lovely word. After all, who wouldn't want to be charming and refined? The problem is that it is both inaccurate and restrictive. It is inaccurate because older women want so much more from life, as the rest of this article will show. It is restrictive, because, like the "good girl" syndrome, it tells us how we should behave to be accepted by society. It implies that older women should slow down and gently fade into the sunset.

A Memorial to Memorial Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I don't have the same sense of brotherhood that veterans experience on Memorial Day. I don't share their badge of honor. I am part of the same Baby Boomer generation, but not in the same way that Vietnam veterans are.

10 Things You Need To Do Before You Turn 60

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com What is it about turning 60 that’s feels so different from all other ages? "It’s a time of major transition," say...

5 Common Habits That Are Costing You Big-Time

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

You may not realize it, but you have a lot of bad habits. OK, sorry I said that but it had to be said. All baby boomers have bad habits. I have bad habits. You can't go this long in life without having developed some imperfect patterns and impulses in your decision-making.

When Does Old Age REALLY Start? New Study Has Answer

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty

Not too long ago a study revealed that most people define old age as 68. What a difference a few years make. This week a new study found that old age...