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Mid Life Crisis

The Good, the Bad, the Midlife Crisis

Narelle Hill | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Narelle Hill

A year ago, I was living in San Francisco and working as a corporate consultant. Then one night, as I was packing my suitcase for a business trip to Switzerland, I got a phone call that had me quit my job and get on a plane home to Australia instead.

Yagana Shah

How To Tell If You're Going Through A Midlife Crisis, In One Simple Chart

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

Aging gracefully can be hard to do... But you're going to be just fine! Love, HuffPost 50 ...

No Headlines for Botox Barbie

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Fiona Finn

It seems Barbie's mid-life crisis started around five years ago when this former beauty queen was traumatized after receiving her AARP card in the mail. Recent tattoos, endless diets, strict workout regimens, and bizarre anti-aging rituals- yep, her mid-life crisis was in full swing. Who can blame her?

Late Night Thoughts on the Wanting of a Motorcycle

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
W. Scott Olsen

I want nothing at all from the idea that a motorcycle is a mid-life crisis, some desperate attempt to regain a youth that slipped by, uninformed, unaware. No, what I want is called, accurately perhaps, an adventure bike.

Why I'm Suddenly Longing To Get Inked In Midlife

Shira Dicker | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Shira Dicker

Why am I even thinking about a tattoo for the first time, at the age of 53, with grown children and aging parents and memberships to three synagogues on Manhattan's Upper West Side? Why do I keep on asking myself what sign, what image, which words, what message I would want marked on my body? Is this a sign of mid-life crisis? Is it a diversion from more important matters?

Life on the Margins (Tazria, Leviticus 12:1-13:59)

Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

There are modern-day 'metzoraim,' outliers who stand at the edge -- and not always as a result of their own willful choices. I have felt like a leper, someone living outside the comfort of the camp.

On Becoming a Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

After running three or four times a week for a few months, something quite unexpected happened. I began to look forward to putting on my shoes and heading outside for a few miles. It was like play time.

Yagana Shah

LOOK: 7 Epic Celebrity Midlife Meltdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

What's a midlife crisis without a fast car and a sugar baby? Well, no fun -- but really, we think Robbie Coltrane put it best: "It's the fear that you...

What Rudely Awakened Me To The Reality Of My Age

Joan Lebow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Joan Lebow

There's always something that rudely awakens us to the reality of age. The blank stare of the thirty-something at the office when I mentioned 'fiddling while Rome burns.' The moment I hesitated to use the words 'pay phone' to describe a telecom job on my resume. Or simply that slightly panicky feeling I've felt when I've left home without even a tiny tube of concealer in my makeup bag.

How I Turned Lemons Into Sour Grapes

Paolo Romanacci | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy
Paolo Romanacci

I'm 48 years old, poor, fat, angry and have little hope that my life will improve any time soon.I've gotten and lost countless jobs. In short, I am your typical white, suburban, middle class, American family man. And that's why I decided to try stand-up comedy.

Calling All Male Widening Girths!

Alan Black | Posted 12.29.2013 | Comedy
Alan Black

Calling widening girths! Join the Middle Age Resistance Army! Viva M.A.R.A! Bloated men! Had enough of hearing - "he's hella old," - from a twenty-so...

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.

Woman Had Hot Flashes At Jay Z Concert

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

When does middle age begin? And what does it mean when we've entered it? It's a question many adults find themselves asking as they get older. On H...

No Job, No Man, No Sleep

Vicki Abelson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

A To-Don't List

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Annabelle Gurwitch

I'm making my own list of things you know by the time you're 50 and it's got just one item on it.

If There Can Be a Church of the Jedi, Then I Belong to the Church of Rudy

Mandy Fox-Raynor | Posted 05.27.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Fox-Raynor

Do you remember that movie from the '90s about the short kid who wanted to play football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish? Well, if I were going to belong to any particular religion, it would be one lead by that guy.

Fitness Is Easy, Happy Is Hard

Penny Love | Posted 04.24.2013 | Divorce
Penny Love

Fitness is obtained via the head but happiness comes via the heart.

A Potluck Is a Perfect Place for a Mid-life Crisis

Jody Melto | Posted 12.11.2012 | DC
Jody Melto

The worst thing about going to a potluck is not knowing it's a potluck until you arrive. Like last Saturday.

10 Ways To Spark New Insight

Sura | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

Life changes as we change. It's a natural part of life. Accepting these inevitable changes are instrumental to our personal health and happiness. Making new decisions can be challenging.

A Different Way to Have a Midlife Crisis

Michael Neill | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

To the extent that I identify with whatever impersonal energy, force, or intelligence it is that animates not only our bodies but also the entire world that they inhabit, a midlife crisis is no more or less than an invitation to awaken to our true spiritual identity.

Life Lessons I Learned From Magic Mike

Jenny Isenman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

On my way to see Magic Mike with my besties, all I could think was, are we the only ones rushing out to see this peep show... and how hard up does this make us?

Turning 40: Ways Every Woman Can Live In 4-D

Lisa Hickman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

When the number forty appears in the Bible, the reader knows a change is about to take place. In Scripture, the number forty marks a moment of transition, transformation and transcendence.

It's None of Your Business: How to Keep Friends and Your Privacy

Mark Matousek | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty
Mark Matousek

How is it possible for an ordinary, controlling individual to care intensely about his friends without trying to change them? How can we give our treasured advice without feeling attached to its implementation?

Are You A MAMIL?

www.high50.com | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

If anyone were looking for evidence that in the 21st century we are just as snobbish as ever we have been, then you only have to look at the acronyms ...