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6 Family Behaviors That Are Totally Dysfunctional

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Caila Ball | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Dysfunctional behavior can be easy to slip into for even the most well-functioning families. While the temptation to ...

Home Care Bridging Generations: Invite a Young Person to Visit

Marki Flannery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

I recently spoke with a remarkable high school senior, Victoria McGuire, who for the last six years has brought her Girl Scout troop to a Queens adult...

A Kinder, Gentler World for Our Veterans

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

Veterans Day provides the perfect opportunity to renew our national promise and stand long for our vets who deserve our respect and a new day, who make it possible -- as Led Zeppelin sings it -- for our forest, and future generations, to "echo with laughter."

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: On Women and Mindfulness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Developing a healthy sense of self takes quite some time, if not a lifetime to accomplish. Rather than waiting for it to strike, though, isn't it better to cultivate genuine self-regard and compassion toward oneself instead of waiting for it to materialize from the outer world?

When It Is Time to Lean Out

Magnolia Ripkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Magnolia Ripkin

Leaning out seems like the more attractive option compared to jamming myself into a power suit every Monday morning. I sometimes consider buying a mid-life crisis car, maybe a little convertible. But then, maybe not... you know.. hair.

How Children and the Elderly Enrich Each Other's Lives

Frida Berrigan | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

In a society that has no place for older people and treats aging like a long and unpleasant illness instead of a natural part of life, that feeling of purpose and belonging is rare, treasured and life-affirming.

Why Workforce and Housing Aren't 'Elderly' Issues

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

The economic upheaval we've experienced since 2007 has really upended our long-held assumptions about employment and retirement. My generation grew up thinking that we would retire comfortably at age 65 and that younger people would naturally come along to take our jobs and keep the economy growing.

Compassion Can Change the World: Profile of a Young Woman Who Got a Second Chance

Kavita Mehra | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Kavita Mehra

Kayla's compassion towards the elderly and commitment to service set her apart as a young leader and now, because of it, she now has a shot at attending college. Got to love second chances.

Attention Must Be Paid, Even By Fiat

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

While trying (or not) to let go of our grown kids and enjoy the responsibiity-free years between now and that distant country of the "old old," we're not ready to cut all the ties that bind us. Will it take a decree from the government to nudge them into paying attention to us when we get there?

How Can We Connect Youth With Today's Most Successful Innovators?

Angela Maiers | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affe...

Should Boomers Give Up Their Discounts?

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

At the risk of offending my fellow boomers, and in an effort to foster inter-generational harmony, I propose that we give up our senior discounts. It seems like the least we can do. After all, every time I get 20 percent off the cost of my hotel room, a Gen Yer is subsidizing me by paying a higher price.

Howdy From Calgary

Crai S. Bower | Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

I figured I'd play the good, if aloof, son lingering in Draft Horse Town, chatting up the chuckwagon drivers, hobnobbing with the blacksmiths. But I had no idea how the Stampede changes even the most stubborn gait.

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Department of Ed Discriminated Against Debbie Almontaser

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Debbie Almontaser was fired because shirts with the word "intifada" were supposedly linked to her. I thought at the time it was obscene. Last week, the EEOC agreed with my assessment.

Deficit Hawks and the Fallacy of Fiscal Rectitude

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Auerback

Almost daily, we are bombarded with assertions bordering on the theological that budgetary profligacy, escalating health care costs, and an aging population will inevitably lead to a day of "fiscal reckoning."

7 Reasons Why Sex Is Better After 60

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

But I think it's more than just the pills and the lubricants that make sex in our second half such a wonderful activity. Our Elders have finally figured it out--and they're having the best sex of their lives.