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Older Women

Ageism -- Another Dumb "Ism"

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Snortland

My worth, or any other woman's relevance, should not be based on how "hot" we are -- what I call the Breedability Quotient or BQ -- unless we subscribe to that disempowering social view that young is superior. We should honor older women; not disgrace them.

5 Reasons Why Men Love Dating Older Women

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You think it’s easier or more fun to date younger women? Ken Solin, 69, an AARP dating expert whose columns also ap...

Mammograms May Cause More Harm Than Good For Older Women, Study Suggests

Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty

While mammograms are used for early breast cancer detection and to lower mortality, older women might not reap the same benefits as younger women, a n...

10 Hollywood Couples Who Prove 'Cougar' Stereotypes Wrong

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 03.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Age is a state of mind. Just ask the fabulous women in these famous May-December romances: Read more from Grandpar...

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.

Yoo-Hoo, We're Here!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Our experience of life would be richer if we had more women of all ages expressing themselves in various spheres, such as government, the corporate world, education and entertainment.

These Women Prove You Don't Have To Feel Invisible After 50

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

A few years back, a survey discovered that eight out of 10 women over the age of 50 believe they are "invisible" to members of the opposite sex. Altho...

THIS Is What Makes An Older Woman Sexy

Ellary Eddy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ellary Eddy

What makes an older woman sexy? I fell asleep the other night wondering this, having contemplated the subtle erosion of the various bodily bits which supposedly evoke sexual urges.

Calling Cougars, Crones and Women of a Certain Age

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

For a large segment of women over 50, none of the wording fits: not just our age but the age we're living in. I think it's time to change the words to fit the changes in us.

45 Lessons in 45 Years

Anca Dumitru | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Anca Dumitru

Rather than being hooked on Botox, plastic surgery or crying my eyes out now that I'm growing older, I thought of putting together, in some sort of an introspective journey, the lessons life taught me thus far, especially in the past five years.

4 Reasons To Rethink What's Age-Appropriate

Posted 08.01.2013 | OWN

Need a quick pick-me-up? This handful of grin-worthy facts about women and aging is exactly what you're looking for....

Broad Appeal Reveals the Invisibility of Older Women

Ellen Snortland | Posted 09.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Ellen Snortland

Does it really benefit anyone to hide our older people, especially our women, away some place where we don't see or hear them? We need their stories; we need their experience as roadmaps for our own lives, as we will all -- if we are lucky -- travel the same path of aging.

Fashion After 50

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Instead of resigning to so-called "age-appropriate" clothing, why not start developing your own sense of style at 50 or older?

Financial Sales Pitch or Useful Information?

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

With rare exception almost all financial information from the media is subjective. How can the consumer unravel jargon meant to obfuscate financial decision making?

Traveling With Older Women

Arlene Schindler | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

As much as I learned about the Chinese people and their culture, I also gleaned a great deal from the Americans who journeyed in my tour group: most notably the two women in their 70s who were traveling solo.

How Chronic Stress Is Harming Middle-Aged Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine. Researc...

7 Irritating Myths About Women Over 50

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Women over 50 fear change and six other myths about women over 50.

Why Post 50 Women Are More Beautiful Than They Think

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Will we never achieve acceptance of our real physical selves as they are in present time? This question becomes increasingly urgent as we age. Whereas when we were younger, you had to be on LSD, as one friend puts it, to notice the minuscule flaws we found so fatal, nowadays for the women I write about, the sags and wrinkles are real...

Core Stability

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

Carried along by the upbeat music, concentrating on following our energetic, ab-tight instructor, I feel, not my age, but my 'self.' The same 'me' who has danced, and exercised in various ways, throughout my life.

What Does 'Aging Gracefully' Mean?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty

Aging gracefully is an idea we visit here often at Huff/Post50. And now the ladies behind Generation Fabulous, a group of nearing and post 50 bloggers...

What American Women Can Learn From European Men

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.27.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Men not only in Italy but in all of Europe and Latin American countries appreciate the woman who has a little 'mileage' on her. Like a well-preserved vintage car, a good piece of 18k gold jewelry, or a fine patina on a silver tea service, women who have lived are a premium in other countries.

How To Deal With An Ageist Boss

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

While the majority of Gen-X, Gen-Y and Baby Boomers work very well together and respect each other, there are a few in the minority who appear to be on a power trip. Unfortunately that trip causes an adverse impact on capable, talented older workers.

The Moment I Knew I Wasn't Young Anymore

Posted 02.26.2013 | Fifty

There comes a moment in everyone's life when you realize something that for years had been unfathomable: you're not as young as you used to be. Whe...

The Older 'Girls'

Mindy Utay | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Mindy Utay

Stars of the 20th century, they remain relevant today because they are relevant to themselves. How many women of any age can make that claim? In both Lee Radiziwill and Yoko Ono lies a power -- a spark of defiance that runs counter to the panic most women feel about aging.

The Faces Of Cuetzalan, Mexico's Older Women Are A Landscape (PHOTOS)

Starre Vartan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel
Starre Vartan

About half of the hawkers were these older women, but in a way, they were part of the landscape, not paid much mind by anyone walking near them.