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Life After 50

How Turning 50 Broke My 'Inertia Curse' And Ultimately Saved My Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Here's an experiment: imagine you're under a spell -- or really, a curse. You aren't asleep or even hurt. You haven't been imprisoned in a tower or turned into a toad. No, under this spell you are not only alive, but able to live your life exactly the same way you did yesterday. That's the curse.

Travel Is Booming for Boomer Women: Tips to Plan Your Next Trip

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Listening to all the talk about travel made me want to pack my suitcase and go, go, go. I would love to go around the world during my life after 50.

10 Great Financial Tips Sure To Save You Loads Of Money

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

April 15 -- a day that's become a nagging reminder of the money we make and how much we spend -- is around the corner and boomers in particular might wonder how they can save more money in 2014.

Two Thumbs Up For Le Week-End

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

If you are a Type-A boomer girl like me you will enjoy and identify with Meg, who at sixty-something, is fun, free-spirited and quite impulsive. She also looks amazing in her Parisian black lace dress.

5 Biggest Mistakes Women Make When It Comes To Love And Dating

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

These are the five biggest mistakes women in midlife make about love and dating.

Let's Get in the Car and Drive

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Neither one of us has a tendency to dwell on the past. The mistakes we've made, the hardships that befell us. Time does not stand still, we realized neither could we.

7 Top Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

Women in Midlife: Choosing Change Over Crisis

Ilana Greene | Posted 03.12.2014 | Chicago
Ilana Greene

No longer regarded as ambitious or trendy or current, many women choose to fade into the background of life's stage and slowly watch as their final years dwindle. Others chose a more risky, adventurous and challenging path... that of reinventing themselves.

25 Things I Know Now That I'm 60

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Before I turned 60, I had moments of dread unlike any big birthday before. The others had a fun factor—at 50, the j...

Who Knew? These Celebrities Are Turning 65 In 2014!

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Do you know what the average age of retirement is in America? Or, which celebrities are turning 65 next year? Well, we're here to tell you...

Reflections on My Role As a Caregiver

Judi Freedman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

As I start to reflect on the previous 11 months, I've been thinking about how my role as a caregiver has changed this year and how it has changed even more during the past several years.

A Head-To-Toe Guide To Fighting Dryness

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

One of the most common and annoying aspects of aging is ... dryness. Hair, eyes, skin -- and a few other places -- might need a bit more attention (and lubrication) than when we were younger.

The #1 Reason To Skip Sit-Ups

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few years ago when I turned 50 and my world was topsy-turvy . . . I decided to get a grip. Not only had I packed on 15 post-menopausal pounds (too much of it settled around my middle), my energy lagged, and I felt gloomy and glum a lot of the time. Even worse, I started to think that midlife wasn't going to be so great after all. For the first time in my life, I had a bad attitude.

5 Life-Changing Events That Can Shake Us To Our Core

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Organization expert and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern told me when I interviewed her recently that turning 50 is often so traumatic it can make many people stay stuck where they are, unable to move on.

Rita Wilson: 'Life After 50 Keeps Getting Better And Better'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Rita Wilson! The actress, producer, writer, singer and Huff/Post50 editor-at-large turns 57 today. In her own birthday well wishes ...

2 Preventable And Treatable Menopause Symptoms Women Choose To Ignore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Sadly, while research shows that many women are simply too embarrassed to talk about the issue with their health care providers, doctors are just as reticent to bring it up. Result? Women are left dangling in limbo: wanting to fix it, but not sure how.

Could This Be The Real Reason You're Not Having Sex?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Shortly after turning 50, I had dinner with a group of girlfriends. Over great food and a fantastic bottle of pinot noir we chatted about kids, spouses, jobs, and politics, until the discussion eventually settled on sex.

Want To Wow On Date Night? Watch This!

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

If you're going on a first date -- especially one where kind friends made the introduction, or, thanks to the Internet, you've met only virtually -- you will no doubt want to put your absolute prettiest foot forward and plan a fun and flirty outfit that makes you look and feel fabulous. But, doesn't your long-term love deserve just as much effort from you?

Are You Caught In The Middle?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

There are many words we could pull out of our hats to describe a woman over 50 with kids who still need her (whether they're living at home or not) AND parents who need her, too, sometimes even more.

Playing Around and Re-imagining My Life After 50

Judi Freedman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I don't have to keep up the fast-paced lifestyle anymore, I don't need to reach the top of the mountain or climb the tallest ladder of success or even get dressed every morning to play the part. However, what I do need to do is give myself permission to change.

Madonna, Reinvention and Revolution

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

Reinvention has become a major buzz word for women our age. And Madonna is not leading the trend, we all are.

What We Can And Can't Change At 50

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

There's no denying that Americans are obsessed with youth. Feeling and looking young is a goal for many people as they reach their 50s, but when i...

Where's All The Lingerie For Mature Women?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty
Elisabeth Dale

I'm ready to celebrate my aging body with style, grace and sensual fashion. And I'd like to do it while wearing something fabulous, underneath it all. What's do you think? Is the intimate apparel industry letting women down?

What Oprah Knows For Sure About Embracing The Age You Are

Posted 08.24.2013 | OWN

The lie we all need to stop believing about aging

'I Became A Prisoner Of My Weight'

Tira Harpaz | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

I've lost 50 pounds in the past year, and it's just plain hard. I'm not on any special diet, I don't have a personal trainer, and I'm terrified every minute that I'll backslide like I have in the past.