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Growing Older

Ann Brenoff

7 Things We Can Learn From The East About Aging | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

The world's largest population of older healthy adults is on the Japanese island of Okinawa. And the last two people who held the title of world's old...

Yagana Shah

7 Reasons Why You'd Never Want To Be Young Again | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

As age creeps up on you, you might find yourself reminiscing about the good ol' days of youth. Well, snap out of it. Your mind is playing tricks on yo...

Start Feeling Your Age?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Malcolm Boyd

Growing older possesses many deep, often mysterious meanings. I wonder: is there a particular moment of truth?

The 6 Body Parts That Betray Your Age First

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty

We all try to strike that balance between aging gracefully -- and not looking as though we're older than we really are. With age, your skin thins and ...

50 Life Skills Every Woman Should Know By 50

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty

Gail Sheehy once said that a seasoned woman is spicy, noting that "she has been marinated in life experience." We agree. By the time a woman reaches 5...

About Time

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Ombretta Di Dio

I don't know if I've actually grown older or if my mind is trying to quickly catch up with my body because it doesn't want to be left behind.

Why Women Who 'Feel Invisible' After 51 Completely Miss The Point

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A recent study -- by a company that sells herbal products to menopausal women -- found that women start to feel invisible around the age of 51. They no longer feel men notice them when they walk into a room, nor do they see admiring glances coming their way. The result, says this study of 2,000 women, is depression.

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

Michele Willens | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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.

The Body Part That Always Betrays Your Age

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 03.16.2014 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Heading toward 50 we all have it. That one body part we suddenly notice looks just like our grandmother's (that means you too, men).

Most Women More Confident In Their 50s Than In Their 20s

Daily Mail | Bianca London | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

The old saying goes that life begins at 40, but now British women are feeling more fit and fabulous in their fifth decade, it seems. After a lifeti...

What I Love About Growing Older

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.07.2014 | 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.

The One Word You Should Use to Repel Men

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.28.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

My twenties were amazing. And horrible. At the the same time. I lived in New York with no money, too many roommates (and roaches!) and spent my days chasing my dreams and breaking my heart.

Why We Have the Time to Actually Live Our Lives

Madeline Wahl | Posted 02.28.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

I emerged from the subway to a crisp Sunday afternoon with clear skies and snowflakes on the sidewalk and as I was thinking about what chores I had to do that evening I heard a woman say, "Excuse me, do you have the time?"

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 ...

6 Scary Symptoms Of Aging That Are Actually Harmless

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

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

How I Finally Lost My Youth And Found My Adult Style

Tova Laiter | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

Oh, Youth...When everything we tried on fit perfectly and going shopping was easy and fun...When clothes were measured by how much of our lithe young bodies we can show off to the world, or at least to the ogling eyes of the male species: Strapless tops, shorts, mini skirts, plunging necklines, armless dresses.

Birthday Party Themes for 30-Somethings

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

But just because you're an "adult" now doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday with the same pizazz and excitement as you did when you were a kid.

5 Things Oprah Teaches Us About Aging Gracefully

Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty

Oprah Winfrey, the Titan Of All Media, turns 60 today. Although she's admitted that the milestone birthday is the only one she's ever had "a hiccup" a...

I Risked It All For Love -- And Lost

Rachel Weight | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Rachel Weight

Sometimes I want to crawl into bed and never get out. I analyze each part of me, wondering what didn't fit into a part of him, how it could fit into a part of anyone else.

Top 10 Reminders I'm Not Young Anymore

Linda Riefberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Linda Riefberg

If you are like me, sometimes you feel like you are still that young person, heading off to college with all the energy and promise of youth. Then I look in the mirror and a stranger stares back at me. It is at those moments that I am reminded that my youth is long gone. Here are my top ten reminders that I am not young any longer... even if I still feel young at heart.

These Line Graphs Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives From Start to Finish

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Danny Rubin


The Tyranny of the Mirror: Is Looking Young Making Us Feel Worse?

Grown And Flown | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We condemn the pressure placed on our daughters to be and look perfect. And then, we place almost the same pressures upon ourselves to be forever young, to repel the forces of aging and to glean our sense of self from our faces rather than our lives.

Quick Pen-and-Paper Test Can Spot Signs of Dementia

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Results of a pen-and-paper test can alert older adults to a need to be evaluated for dementia, according to a new study. The self-administered test...

Brain Training Helped Older Adults Stay Sharp For Years, Study Finds

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reas...