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5 Wise Lessons On Aging That I Learned In 2014

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

They say that every day is a learning opportunity. With that in mind, here are five life lessons that I learned about aging in 2014.

Jane Seymour's Secrets To Feeling Young After 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Actress and host of the new PBS series Feel Grand for people 50+, Jane Seymour (above middle, with her daughters and ...

Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Cullen

Yes, old(er) people still have sex. And my sexuality is important to me, to my marriage and to my vagina. So remaining a sexual being is a necessity. Even if I have to schedule it.

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body

Vikki Claflin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still. Once-defined triceps now flap like sheets on a clothesline. Weight has moved into our hips and bellies with the tenacity of squatters on the back 40 of the Ponderosa.

Smile While You Still Have Teeth

Carol E Wyer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

t is not easier getting older, but a sense of humor will assist and if you work at it, you will be able to use your humor to see you through those darker days.

Are You a 'Plugged In' Boomer?

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the Internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend two hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average.

The 8 Main Concerns Shared By Older Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

We heard from women in their 70s on our blog at 70candles.com and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it's a great time to reassess our lives and examine our options. Here are the topics that matter most to women in their 70s.

Want To Extend Your Life By Two Years? Then You Should Have This

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty

Do you feel in control of your life and that what you do matters? It could play a role in how long you live. A study led by researchers at the Uni...

Why I Fantasize About Covering My Aging Face With A Mask

Lori Day | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Lori Day

When I turned 50, one of the thoughts I had was 'like hell will I ever write anything for Huff/Post50.' And that right there is the problem. I'm finally over it. I'm over it because it's time to walk the walk.

Why I Disagree With The Universal Outrage Over The Catcalling Video

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Is it wrong that I sort of wish that ONE man would catcall me when I walked down the street? That was my initial reaction to the Catcall Woman Video that went viral last week. I felt dirty even thinking that out loud.

16 Undeniable Signs You're Getting Older

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

Do you own 'TV pants'? When driving, do you strongly prefer right turns over lefts? Have you ever typed your birth year into an online form, then became startled when you had to scroll...and scroll...to reach that year? If so, pull on those stretchy pants, have a seat, and let me know I'm not alone here.

Angela Bassett Explains What Happens When Your 'Cute Years' Are Over

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty

Angela Bassett is still as stunning as ever at 56, but the actress is mentally prepared for when her good looks fall by the wayside, she told HuffPost...

6 Facts About Aging Everyone Should Know -- But Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty

Aging, they say, isn't for the weak. Here are some aging facts that we all should know and in many cases, don't: Sometimes, you will get floaters. ...

What It's Like To Be Really Old And Know Death Is Imminent

Quora | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Quora

I am really old, and I know death is imminent. Most of my friends have passed away, and of those remaining, they suffer from health problems in some way. I am myself totally deaf and partially blind. I live by myself. I am writing this at 6 a.m. in the morning.

The 8 Goals I Simply Have To Accomplish Now That I'm 60

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For about three weeks after having hip replacement surgery in 2010, I felt I was doomed to a life as an Old Man. For the first time in 60 years, I briefly stopped feeling like a kid and looked at the face of aging.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

Gay, Black and Aging

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

For me, getting older has always been a welcomed process -- a pattern that allows me to gauge how I'm evolving, but at the same time it's a process that allows me to mature emotionally, psychologically, and professionally.

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Finding a New Circle of Friends

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Wouldn't life be great if we could choose the friends in our social circles by their occupations and how useful they would be to us?

Yagana Shah

The Best Possible Ways To Turn Back The Clock On Your Body

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty

While we're busy obsessing over our crows' feet and gray hairs, and attacking our age spots and wrinkles with weapons-grade anti-aging potions, we oft...

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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.