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How Boomers Are Playing A Major Role In Changing Family Dynamics

Judi Freedman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

This week, I had a chance to talk with Will Paley, Trend Strategist at JWT, about the ad agency's 'Meet The New Family' research study. It was clear from the report that boomers are playing a major role in the evolving family structure both in the USA and abroad. 'The family is such an important concept around the world,' said Will. 'What it means to be a family is changing. Boomers are an untapped opportunity.'

6 Tried-And-True Ways To Effectively Handle Difficult People

Gramma Good | Posted 09.18.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

Everyone has dealt with difficult people. A one-time occurrence is survivable, but long-term relationships such as our families and business associates can be the most difficult of situations. Teaching our children and grandchildren how to handle these situations at an early age, is a valuable lesson.

3 Things Women Need To Stop Doing When Speaking In Public

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 09.18.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

Listen Up Ladies of a Certain Age. You know, you 40 to 60-year-old women. Midlife Ladies. What I see and hear you doing when you are public speaking and in social situations has got to stop. It probably starts earlier, but we are women who have seen a little bit more and done a little bit more so we should know better.

The Incredible Life Lesson I Learned From My Teenage Daughter

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The say that eventually the child becomes the parent. In my mind, that's a situation that comes much much later in life when parents are old and frail and need help getting around. But I recently learned otherwise.

How Everyone's Bad Behavior Is Turning Me Into One Angry Woman

Shelley Emling | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

I know I'm being grumpy, but there are just certain things that grind my nerves down to the root. I have to wonder about a society that has no problem with people screaming the F-word in front of young children. Or with teenagers sitting on a subway while 80-somethings and pregnant women stand. Or with people calling others 'morons' -- both online and off -- just because they don't share the same opinion.

What Every Guy Needs To Do Now To Save His Face

Marco Medrano | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Marco Medrano

Gentlemen, listen up! Okay, so maybe guys in our demographic don't need to be screamed at, or better yet, told what to do at our age. But for those who aren't paying attention to basic grooming, there's a very good chance our wives, girlfriends or significant others are starting to look younger -- even a lot younger -- than us. Sound familiar? Or, worse, look familiar?

How To Deal When A Spouse Is Your Complete Opposite

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

You have probably heard of that book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. In my household, it is very likely that my husband and I come from different planets, because we have discovered that our brains are wired very differently.

'This Is What It Feels Like To Be Fatherless'

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'd never experienced seasickness before. I'd been on ocean trawlers, cruisers, catamarans, and pontoons and never had a queasy moment. I was suddenly alone in space, shivering and sick inside my foul weather gear.

Yagana Shah

7 Anti-Aging Secrets Celebrities Swear By

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty

We know the many beauty blunders that can make you look older -- hello, jet black hair, overly-powdered face, spidery lashes. But what about the littl...

Yagana Shah

Screening Older Women For Breast Cancer May Do More Harm Than Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty

While regular screenings can be useful in early detection of breast cancer, age should be considered when weighing the benefits. The United States Pre...

8 Things Not To Do When Your Kid Is Applying To College

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty

The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we might actually ...

8 Little Things You Can Do To Empower Yourself

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com My yoga instructor gave my class the best piece of advice recently when she told us the story of how her normally sho...

Study Reveals The #1 Key To A Happy Retirement

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Have you ever heard someone joke that if they knew they'd have lived so long, they would have taken better care of themselves? As it turns out, this is no joke. Today's retirees tell us in no uncertain terms that the number-one ingredient for a happy retirement is, by no small margin, having your health.

7 Little Habits That Wreak Havoc On Your Feet

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone If you wore a pedometer from the day you started walking, you'd have logged in more then 70,000 miles b...

What I Learned From Taking A 'Selfie'

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

In the midst of that mysterious, sacred bond that connects childhood friends, something even bigger seems to emerge. In the small intangibles that remain from the innocence of youth.

How A Race Riot During Childhood Stayed With Me Forever

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My mother's parting words were about tear gas. 'If you're hit by some and can't breathe and your eyes begin to burn, cover your face with this cloth,' she said. It was 1968 and my family was living in Washington, D.C., where I was born.

Yagana Shah

Grandparents' Facebook Fail Is The Most Hilarious Thing Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty

What do your grandparents have in common with a legendary hip-hop artist? A lot, actually. Well, at least Facebook thinks so. In the most adorable Fac...

10 Foods To Eat For Healthier Hair

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Dawn Wilder | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From snipping it with scissors to dousing it with dye, you put your hair through a lot. And while it may seem tough, ...

When The Face In The Mirror Looks Older Than You Feel

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The day when we all eventually do age is real, is out there, is waiting for each and every one of us. It comes even when you feel younger than your years, even when you truly believe that age is just a number and that you are only as old as you feel.

Yagana Shah

9 Surefire Signs You Need To Retire Immediately

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty

You've been secretly leafing through retirement brochures, doing the math on your retirement savings, and daydreaming about spending your final years ...

Yagana Shah

People With This Blood Type Are At Greater Risk For Memory Loss In Later Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty

People with an extremely rare blood type could be at a higher risk for developing memory problems later in life. A new study published in the journal ...

The Answers To Some Of Life's Most Burning Questions

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

What is the longest word? What is the shortest word? We have the answers to these questions as well as life's other burning questions.

This Is Why Plumbers Rule The World

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I had to smile when a colleague emailed that she had to work from home that day because she needed to wait for the plumber. She's a virgin home owner, which is to say that when she and her husband bought their first house just a few months ago, she hadn't a clue what bidding adieu to a landlord meant. Mostly what it means is that you spend a lot of time waiting for plumbers.

Why This Abuse Victim Wants The World To Stop Glorifying Steroid-Laden Athletes

Carole Montgomery | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

The summer I turned 16 I got a job working as a mother's helper in a sleep-away camp upstate New York. I somehow convinced the parents to get the camp to hire my boyfriend as a counselor. I was very much in love at 16 and spent all my time with him. He was a bit possessive but I told myself, 'That's cause he loves me so much.' He was captain of the football team, I was a cheerleader, it was perfect.

Why Today Wouldn't Be Such A Bad Day To Die

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

All it takes is an awakening experience, a message from the deepest part of the self, to be aware that in certain moments of completion, contentment and even joy, today wouldn't be a bad day to die.