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The 8 Best Reasons For Swearing

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

A really good friend of mine, a well-respected lawyer, in his late fifties, was late for his daughter's swim meet. Tense and a little bit lost, he realized he was heading in the wrong direction, so he pulled into a parking lot to turn the car around. As he drove out into traffic, he cut off another driver.

4 Stunning Spring Dresses For Boomer Women

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Entering my closet to look for evening wear is not a joyful experience, which is too bad because I love to dress up. It's not that I don't own dress up clothes. It's just that my 'collection' was curated over the last few decades. It's not the quantity or even the quality of offerings; it's the timeliness factor. My stuff looks dated.

Ann Brenoff

7 Things We Can Learn From The East About Aging

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

The world's largest population of older healthy adults is on the Japanese island of Okinawa. And the last two people who held the title of world's old...

These Images Of Seniors With Tattoos Will Stay With You Forever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

Talk about a lasting impression. Check out the photos below of seniors with tattoos. According to a 2012 Harris poll, 11 percent of those 50 to 64 ...

How To Get Rid Of Telemarketers Once And For All

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Christina Couch | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If your phone is ringing off the hook from telemarketers, you're not alone. The Federal Trade Commission receives as ...

How Candy Crush Has Changed My Life

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

A friend asked me the other day what I was reading, and I gave her a blank look. 'Uh, I don't know.' 'What? You can't remember?' 'Right. Give me a second.' And it was then I realized that I hadn't been reading at all lately. I looked at my shoes and suddenly remembered I had somewhere to be.

13 Common Words You Are Probably Mixing Up

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

For some reason, people just can't seem to get the difference between "they're" and "their" and "there." One is a contraction of they are, one is the ...

Yagana Shah

7 Reasons Why You'd Never Want To Be Young Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

As age creeps up on you, you might find yourself reminiscing about the good ol' days of youth. Well, snap out of it. Your mind is playing tricks on yo...

How A Black Fake Fur Couch Became A Life-Changer

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Many moons ago when I was moving into my very first college apartment, I spent what was at the time a small fortune on a black fake fur couch with padded arms and a low back. The aesthetics of black fake fur not withstanding, I selected the couch for one reason: When my boyfriend and I went out furniture shopping, I laid down to test it out and within minutes, passed out asleep.

WATCH: This Grandma Just Got The Best Surprise Of All For Her Birthday

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Sometimes, all you need to do is show up. That's the message of this video, where Nancy Percy decided to surprise her grandmother on her 84th birth...

One Of The Most Important Lessons I've Learned With Age

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Even when you're talking to your BFF and she's telling you about a friend who is cheating on her husband; even when you're listening to your child and she's telling you about a friend who hurt her feelings; even when you're talking to your husband and he's telling you about what an asshole someone is at work; even then, there's another side to the story.

7 Reasons Bosses Are Communicating With Their Young Employees' Parents More Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Wasn't it enough when parents were calling college admissions counselors and coming along to make sure their kids signed up for the right college clas...

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.

6 Ways Friendships Grow More Complicated As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

Straight through college, you likely relied largely on one pool from which to fish for your closest friends: School. Everyone was about the same age a...

10 Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Cindy Augustine | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Let’s face it: Makeup makes us look and feel good. But if you’re applying it incorrectly or using the wrong produ...

Yagana Shah

Viagra-Laced Ice Cream Is An Arousing New Treat

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Succulent strawberries, pricey oysters, and decadent chocolate probably come to mind when you think of aphrodisiacs. But the traditionally "sexy" food...

Questioning My Own Sanity After A Brutal Winter

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I hate tax season. When I was young and single, living in an apartment, it wasn't very complicated, just another pain in the butt thing that I never wanted to do. When I was married, it was worse. My ex-wife would start asking about it on January 2nd, disregarding the fact that neither of us had received any of the necessary documents yet.

Are You Grieving 'Right'? What's Right, What's 'Wrong'... And WTF?

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

I have always taken great umbrage at anyone criticizing, questioning or opining on how the widowed handle their grief and their highly individual and intensely personal healing journeys. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of it going on.

5 Top Beach Spots To Retire (And None Are In Florida)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you want to retire to the beach, to a warm, sunny, tropical beach, but don't want to spend your entire savings in one fell swoop, consider the Texas Gulf Coast. It's not top of mind for those of us who have never visited or lived in the South, but when you combine affordability with natural beauty, it's surprising it's not up there with Florida as a top retirement destination.

The #1 Chicken Recipe For Salt Lovers

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

I love salty food. Perhaps that is because I have low blood pressure. I also love garlic and onions. Perhaps that is because I have no taste buds left, after decades of eating the spiciest food I can shovel down and smoking Marlboro Lights in college.

7 Reasons Retirement Is Way Overrated

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

So you've just entered the "land of unstructured time," as some retirees call it. Is it everything you've always dreamed it would be? Not hardly. Here...

10 Great Sites To Find Gigs And Part-Time Work

Next Avenue | Nancy Collamer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you’re considering escaping your 9-5 job for something more flexible or want to work part-time i...

Ann Brenoff

7 Retirement Expectations You're Getting All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

Much of the focus on retirement planning is centered on finances. While grappling with the question of whether you can afford to stop work, little tho...

How To Reinvent Yourself And Find Work-Life Balance By Retiring Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

A former video technician who used to spend long hours at a stressful job, Lee Greenberg is now a freelance consultant doing a little bit of everything, putting his expat experience to work in Nicaragua.

The Crazy Family Pose That's Become One Pretty Weird Tradition

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty

Facebook tells us that we just missed National Siblings Day. Yeah, well, whatever. We think that Huff/Post50 knows the most incredible set of siblings...