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She Demands Attention

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

A few days ago I fired up my 1957 Jaguar. I bought the XK140 from a collector two years ago. He had entered it in the vintage British class and won a...

The Alarming Health Risks Of Sitting Too Much

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Howard | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Judy Gruen, 54, a Los Angeles-based humor writer, takes a break from her computer every two hours for a quick walk wi...

Lessons In Music And In Life From A Grandfather

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Paul was just the kind of grandfather a little girl wants. The goofy jokes, the songs sung to me, the big, strong paw of a hand gentle on my arm. When he and my grandmother retired to Florida, we would spend every vacation with them, and he would sit on the terrace for hours after dinner with a glass (or two, or more) of wine, looking out at the ocean.

6 Things That Got Better After I Went Gray

Robin Korth | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What's wrong with looking my age? I am almost sixty. I don't want to be a younger woman. I love my spirit and my body. I love this age I am in now--one of growing wisdom and longer-lived knowing. So, why do I need to color my hair to a younger woman's shade? This was not about anyone else. It was only about me.

Good News From One Of The World's Top Retirement Havens

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Over the past three decades I've been writing about Belize. I've regularly borrowed Morley Shafer's line from the mid-80s, when he traveled to Belize City to film a segment for 60 Minutes."The good news from Belize," Morley said looking up from a little wooden boat in the middle of the Belize River, "is no news from Belize."

Yagana Shah

Marijuana May Help Treat Alzheimer's, Study Suggests

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2014 | Fifty

Marijuana is touted for its medical uses, lessening pain, nausea, and other uncomfortable side effects of conditions like glaucoma, nerve pain, and ca...

7 Reasons Not To Celebrate Labor Day

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.28.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

As companies focused more on the bottom line, they began to refer to workers as "assets" and when times got tough, they looked at which "assets" to cut. "Do more with less," "Get rid of the fat," and "leaner and meaner" were the propaganda slogans that sent chills down workers' spines. Older workers quickly read the writing on the wall.

7 Ways To Avoid Stress-Related Weight Gain

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Stressful home situations or working at a job that makes you crazy can lead to weight gain over time, a...

Making Friends and Enjoying an Active Social Life in Belize

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

While living in the San Francisco Bay Area my husband and I both worked long days, and too many weekends. We rarely bumped into our neighbors, had little free time for socializing, and even less energy.

Ann Brenoff

Pussy Just Turned 89

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty

What can we possibly say to the news that Bond Girl Honor Blackman, who played "Pussy Galore" opposite Sean Connery's 007 in "Goldfinger" in 1964, jus...

How To Instill Happiness In Each And Every Day Of Your Life

Diana M. Raab | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

The Dalai Lama wrote a wonderful book called, The Art of Happiness. In it, he makes clear that essentially, it's the quest for happiness inspires us to awaken in the morning. Wars happen because everyone wants what they want, and believe that getting it will make them happy. Fights happen for the same reason.

The Trouble With Internet Job Hunting

Lauren Salkin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

I awaken to another mythical day, waiting for my alarm clock to break out in song. It snores instead. Nothing has changed. I'm still on unemployment time, caught in the weightless zone of a daydream where time moves like a Wiffle ball. "What day is it?" I ask my dog lying next to me.

5 Reasons Being An Alpha Female Doesn't Work In Over 50's Dating

Lisa Copeland | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Growing up as a product of the '60s and women's lib, which by the way did awesome things when it came to opening doors to previously unattainable careers for women, I learned to follow a philosophy of never needing a man except to make a baby. So like many women of our generation, I became a powerhouse who stepped on men regardless of their feelings.

There's Just Something About Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

To get to the bottom of Louis-Dreyfus' appeal, one has to examine the facts: She's irrefutably beautiful, but is no girlie-girl and prefers the company of men who better appreciate her bawdy, take-no-prisoners outlook on life. Though she was born in New York City, the actress taps into an easy accessibility that makes her a relatable "everywoman."

3 Top Tips For Portion Sizes And Weight Control

John Tarnoff | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Most of the health focus of the boomer Generation is on how we're living longer. The assumption is that we are healthier, take better care of ourselves, and make healthier choices, including diet and exercise. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The health facts are actually not good for boomers.

The First Thing You Should Do After Your Kids Leave The Nest

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Whether it's the first time their children are leaving, or time for them to return to a dorm room or off-campus apartment, the homes of these parents will suddenly be empty of stuff, of people, of noise, of activity. For some there's a sense of relief, while for others this is a heartbreaking and sad time.

What Every Caregiver Needs To Know About The Healthcare System

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I'm a senior trying to care for an even more senior parent. There are lots of us. We are grandparents who are struggling through our "golden years," some of us still working far beyond age 65. Many of us are trying to be good "children" for our parents at the same time we are trying to be present in the lives of our grandkids. It's a tough, multi-generational balancing act.

The Simple Act That Will Ignite Your Sexual Fantasies

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Little did I know last spring, when I did my first boudoir shoot, that being photographed would become an erotic experience in itself, one that mimics the experience of having sex. There is the phenomenon of getting turned on fantasizing about the upcoming encounter.

Yagana Shah

Everything You Know About Menopause Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Menopause. You're either dreading it or welcoming it, depending on how you look at it. On one hand, you're terrified of those hot flashes and night sw...

Yagana Shah

100-Year-Old Paperboy Reveals The Secret To Longevity

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

Next time you're struggling to get out of bed in the morning, think about Walter Sharp. At 100, he just might be the world's oldest paperboy, and he's...

The 15 Most Memorable Lines In TV History

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

What's great about the Golden Age of Television is some of the lasting, nostalgic memories -- and some of the great one-liners delivered by the likes of Barney Fife (Don Knotts): "Nip it in the bud!" Or, our favorite greaser of all time, Fonzie (Henry Winkler), who made the first letter of the alphabet so special: "Aaay!"

8 Herbs And Spices That Fight Off Disease

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Deborah Long | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You already know how important your diet is for health; you know to eat your greens and sample a variety of fresh fru...

The Ancient Practice That Can Transform Your Life

Laura Munson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

The act of going on a retreat is not woo woo. Leaving our daily lives behind and retreating into our primal rhythms, our purest flow, has been done since the beginning of time. The Native Americans went on Vision Quests. Jesus went to the desert. Buddha went to the Bo tree. Muhammad went to a cave.

5 Tips To Finding Purpose And Meaning Later In Life

Next Avenue | Ed Merck | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Ed Merck Throughout my middle years, I never questioned what held meaning in my life. The scaffolding of my identity...

3 Lessons On Aging We Can Learn From Robin Williams

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

We expect brilliant people such as Robin Williams to contribute to society well past their 60th birthdays. Yet the rest of us are more or less expected to retire, step aside, and draw benefits from the government for the rest of our lives. This neediness and dependency view is vastly out of touch with what we now know about aging.