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The Secret To Healing Your Troubled Mother-Daughter Relationship

Sherry Amatenstein | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Sherry Amatenstein

I discovered the prevalence of midlife women still chained to the shadow of a toxic mother. When that woman spends years pecking at, rather than building her daughter's sense of security in the world, psychic scars result.

40 Words Of Wisdom Every Parent Needs To Give Their Child

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

I wanted to give my eldest a different birthday present this year and seeing that 'words' are what I do best, I chose to pass on some wisdom that I've learned over the years. Who knows whether they'll be listened to! Would I have listened to my parents at 24?

3 Easy Ways To Laugh More Every Day

Cathy Chester | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

To every comedian who has ever given us hours of fun and laughter, I say a sincere thank you. You have given us a great gift, one that may add years to our lives.

8 Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andra Atkins | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We’ve all ignored medical symptoms from time to time, usually without dire consequences. Let’s face it: It’s mu...

Senior Organizations That Appeal to Conservatives

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

For seniors that are anti-AARP, there are numerous conservative leaning groups that you can join that may better represent your views, and most of them offer discount benefits too. Here are several to look into.

Over-The-Counter ED Drugs Considered

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

When you get older, things don't always work perfectly. Usually they work fine, but taking one of these pills is sort of like a tune-up for an old car that still runs but could use a tune-up. Nothing to be embarrassed about. You're just an old car. A classic car.

5 Healthy Treats You Don't Have To Feel Guilty About

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Nostalgic as the ice cream truck jingle sounds, the high sugar, high-fat treats it dishes up aren...

Top 12 Dorm Shopping Mistakes Everyone Makes

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

With high school graduation behind us, we are turning our focus to the day we will drop our youngest kids off at their freshmen dorms. Though we prefer to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the inevitable, it is time to get them ready for the tiny living spaces that will be their homes away from home.

6 Key Ways Italians Are Nothing Like Americans

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The other day I was stopped on the Ponte Grazie by an Italian couple looking for directions to Piazza Michelangelo. It's always a moment of smug pride when I am mistaken for Italian, and it's always short lived! As soon as I started to speak, make eye contact and gesture, they knew. I am not one of them.

Ann Brenoff

5 Things You Say That Make Retired People Mad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty

Retirement means different things to different people. It's not a one-size-fits-all lifestyle, and some would argue it's not a lifestyle at all. In th...

5 Tips On How To Be A Hostess With The Mostest

Gramma Good | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

That is what a successful party needs... a delightful and welcoming hostess. You don't need a large home, a lot of money, elaborate food or entertainment. I have gone to very wealthy parties given by friends, which I am sorry to say, were boring. So what is my trick? I enjoy the art of entertaining.

Yagana Shah

6 Signs You're Embracing Aging Like A Real Warrior

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty

Aging gets a bad rap. But here at Huff/Post 50, we think it can be just as good, if not better, than youth. Why wouldn't it be? You might have less ha...

Why I Fear We're Raising A Generation Of Ungrateful Kids

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

The other day I got into an argument with my youngest teenager. He was complaining about our family's strapped financial situation and was quick to point an accusatory finger at me. He understands that I'm a struggling writer trying to earn a buck, but he couldn't resist asking when I was going to get a real job. The argument quickly turned sour.

Does This Weight Chart Make Me Look Fat?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My doctor gave me one of those heart-to-heart talks: You need to lose some weight and exercise more, he said. The "or else" was implied. I know that being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and a million other bad things. But I just had to ask: Am I really overweight?

Yagana Shah

Why Women May Want To Reconsider Their Caffeine Habit

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

That hot cup of coffee or tea you just can't start the day off with, may be keeping you up at night. And it's not just the caffeine. A new study s...

The One Time In Your Life It's OK To Cheat

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

For over 20 years, mom has made weekly trips to see Deb, her hair dresser. Often my mother would regale me with tales of woe. Not her own, but poor Deb's. My mom, a psychotherapist by training, had great empathy for Deb, a single mother whose history was marred by misfortune. But there was only one problem with this relationship. Deb could not cut hair.

Ann Brenoff

Can This One Guy End Robo-Calls For Good?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

Aaron Foss thinks he may have built a better mousetrap when it comes to ending all those scam calls that ring up your landline. The 36-year-old contra...

Yagana Shah

5 Surefire Signs You're Aging Too Fast

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

Sure we've known all along getting older means heading down a path of graying hair, a couple of wrinkles here and there, and maybe losing the youthful...

Why Mexico's The Place To Be, For Single Ladies

Next Avenue | Kerry Baker | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kerry Baker For many 50+ women, work is becoming more and more contractual and virtual, pushing us to develop new id...

7 Things Draining Your Workout Energy (And How To Fix Them)

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone The same workout routine in your 30s impacts your body differently after 50. Even if you're able to per...

The 15 Long Celebrity Marriages We Admire Most

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Who says Hollywood can't do marriage? These famous couples have been happily wed for over 25 years. Keep clicking to ...

Yagana Shah

9 Things Everyone Should Know Before Turning 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

They say hindsight is always 20/20, which can be so darn frustrating. Sometimes we wish we had a crystal ball to tell us if we were taking the right j...

Howard Stern Seduced My Mother

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

If I've learned anything while thinking I've learned a lot, it's never underestimate your mother.

6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Both Love

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The next time your marriage or long-term relationship lands in that predictable rut, as in, same restaurants, movie n...

Over My Empty Nest? Who Am I Kidding

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

It's just that people aren't replaceable. When they are gone, there is nothing that can fill the space that their particular energy or personality's absence has left empty. That's what makes relationships so special. We are all unique. We matter. No one else can fill that space. And if it's your child?