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Early Animation: The Farmer in the City

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

In truth, there are scores of mice in Farmer Al's cartoons (as in other Terrytoons), but they are not mighty. The mightiness is reserved for the more or less human character at their center, not mighty as a character -- he is an oft-besieged man -- but mighty as a star.

Larry Storch: Still a Stand-Up Guy

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.

The Amazing Things That Happened When I Started Yoga At 85

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Yoga is a way of giving back. The gift of life. Your body is a temple and if you give in, you will find universality. Yoga clears the mind and energizes the body and one is at peace with oneself and the universe. Yoga gives me a reason to wake up every day. Each day is a creative and positive day, when I'm practicing yoga.

Why I Didn't Feel Like A 'Real' Mother Until My Kids Hit Middle School

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Disclaimer: I think my children are the greatest two contributions I will ever make to this crazy world. But motherhood has not always been apple pie for me, because as a mother I felt responsible for making the pie, and I'm one of those women who would rather face a criminal on the streets than a stove ripe for action.

Celebrating My 91st Birthday Doing A Headstand With Katie Couric

Phyllis Sues | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Celebrating a 91st birthday is not what I'm after. Celebrating being here is where it's at. Celebrating the air we breathe, the ground we walk on. I celebrate each day that I wake up and can see the puffy white clouds in a beautiful blue sky. I celebrate living in this amazing city of Los Angeles.

Why Parents Are So Terrified Of Having An Average Child

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I think mediocrity is underestimated. I spend a lot of time with mediocrity, and I find its company charming and comforting. In fact, at the age of 53, I might just be the Hester Prynne of average moments, roaming around with a big 'M' on my chest.

The 2 Things It Takes To Live A Rich Life Beyond 90

Phyllis Sues | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Do you realize how incredible you are to have gotten this far? You are only as old as you think you are. Now start a new page and enjoy the thought of what is possible. Thinking you can and you will! Go for the reality and clean up your act. You have everything you need and probably more than you need.

Why This Superman Is Experiencing A Resolution Revolution

Dean Cain | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Dean Cain

I love fresh starts and for me, that's what the New Year is all about. I don't think I'm imagining that people are more hopeful then they have been in...

Caught Between 'Longing' And 'Settling" In Your Midlife Marriage?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

Linda was worried. She and her husband had been experiencing more conflict, lately, especially since their two children had finished college and were off on their own. She said it felt like they were on different wavelengths about nearly everything - sex, money, lifestyle.

The Real Differences Between New York City And Los Angeles

Phyllis Sues | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Being born is one thing. Being born in NYC in 1923 is the best thing! That year has colored my entire life. To be a part of the Broadway scene in 1944 and to dance in the Shubert Theater and walk through stage door 6, nights and matinees. That was living!

My Worst Thanksgiving Weekend: 4 Days in Solitary Confinement

Lea Lane | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

On Thanksgiving in 2006 I wound up quarantined in a hospital room the size of a walk-in-closet. The trouble started early on turkey day when I was cl...

This Veggie Loves to Travel

Martha Lufkin | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

Recently, I took the train from Boston to Washington, D.C. to work on a writing project and visit my mother. As my mother is 91, and I am hardly a college student, we both occasionally worry about losing our memories, but my mother shows no hint of this fate.

The Key To Avoiding A Midlife Meltdown

Michael Hogg | Posted 10.18.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hogg

Some theorists suggest that this blurred boundary of work and life is a result of technology alone, but I have always felt it's caused by a number of inter-connected factors. Newspapers, social media and even our schooling help promote the need to be as good as or better than the next person. Whatever the cause, work has entered our whole lives.

I'm Still Your Grandma

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I am putting time and energy during my retirement into soliciting input from grandparents all over the world offering a platform for them to express how they are managing the intergenerational difficulties imposed upon their grandchildren by parental separation.

10 Tips To Start You On An Age-Nostic Journey

Michael Hogg | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hogg

One of the factors that helped spur me down the anti-ageing path was the feeling that at the age of 40, I was behind others. Peers had greater material possessions, career stability and other things. I had always kept myself fit, but wanted to feel 40 when I reached 50.

Heart Failure: Mobbing James Gandolfini

Tracey Conway | Posted 08.28.2013 | Celebrity
Tracey Conway

I was 38 when sudden cardiac arrest stopped my own heart from functioning for almost twenty minutes. Unlike Mr. Gandolfini, I was resuscitated. My heart, and I, beat the odds.

Never Too Old: The Subway Musician

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

I used to just enjoy the music, sometimes leave a tip for the entertainment and continue on my way, but now I have an insatiable appetite for the story behind the older street musician.

What I Painted To Escape The Stress Of Divorce

Leslie Toms | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Leslie Toms

Color, light and luscious painterly brushstrokes have long characterized the works of California artist Leslie Toms. Born in 1951 and raised in the...

Why There's Never Been A Better Time To Be Older

Virginia Bell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

I'll be honest; I wasn't thrilled about turning 70. I've always been youthful, healthy, and extremely active and although nothing had changed suddenly everything seemed different. I felt lost, fearful, and untethered; this was unknown territory.

What I've Learned From My Best Friend's Suicide

Lea Lane | Posted 07.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Lea Lane

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSometimes, especially when a person seems to have a satisfying life, we dismiss suicidal signals that would otherwise alert us. I know this first-hand.

Al Neuharth: My Mentor, 55 Years Ago

Lea Lane | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Lea Lane

After a week of blazing headlines, the death of Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former CEO of Gannett Company, was lost in the back pages.

6 Reasons Why Turning 56 Was Far Different Than 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few weeks ago I turned 56. To commemorate and celebrate, I ran 5.6 miles around Central Park. It felt good knowing I could run that distance and still be fit enough to join my husband and daughters at a birthday dinner downtown a few hours later. That's a sea change from when I turned 50.

Man Uses Sexy Photos Of Daughter To Sell What?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.30.2012 | Fifty

(UPDATE: HuffPost Weird News has confirmed that Ridley was not the father of this woman. Read its coverage here.) Everyone knows sex sells. And whe...

Recognize Her? She Doesn't Mind If You Don't

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

Versatile actress Susanna Thompson has starred in a plethora of shows including "Once and Again," "NCIS," "Kings" and "Cold Case." And, most recently,...

Why I Love Folding Laundry

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The clothes I washed and folded were tangible signs of the growth of my kids -- from itty bitty socks to football player stinkers, from carters undies with hearts and teddy bears to thongs and strapless bras. There has been a wistful sense of time passing through the laundering of my family's clothing.