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One Essential Tip For Surviving The Holidays

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, but it also can be the most stressful for people in their 50s and beyond. There are joyous occasions with family and friends, to be sure, but there also are the constant demands placed on your time, energy and financial reserves.

3 Common Beliefs That Can Prevent You From Achieving Your Health Goals

Wendy Boglioli | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Wendy Boglioli

The truth is that you don't need to have won anything to start doing something today. Define your goals, rely on a network of people to help you achieve them and turn your weaknesses into your strengths.

The Truth Behind 5 Popular Anti-Aging Products

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

Stores across the country are packed with products designed to make you look younger. Some are for wrinkles; others for turkey necks. But many of thes...

Hypnosis Can Cure What?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty

Hot flashes: those momentary sensations of heat that sweep through a woman's body, often accompanied by a flushed face and sweating. They are the most...

Why Medicare Should Pay For Hearing Aids

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband's hearing aids set us back $4,000, which means we will be making budget sacrifices to pay for them, because Medicare doesn't cover them. To spend that much out of pocket was a big deal for us. But to be able to talk to the man I love, an even bigger one.

5 Myths About Supplements

Next Avenue | Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Debra Witt Much of what you assume about vitamins and minerals may be wrong. Here are the biggest misconceptions. ...

Low Libido? The Reason May Be In Your Medicine Chest

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers complain that their sex drive diminishes with age. What they may not realize is that some of the blame rests with what's in their medic...

Why I Hate Wearing Bras

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Ann Brenoff

I spent the decade of my 20s braless, which I suspect qualifies me to speak on National No Bra Day -- an event officially being celebrated today.

How This 52-Year-Old Went From Couch Potato To Half Marathons

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty

Linda Tabach, 52, is living proof that old dogs can be taught new tricks. She was a lifelong couch potato who would have driven down her driveway to f...

Why Men Won't Talk About Impotence

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Ann Bauer

In researching my book, I asked men about performance issues. What happens in your head when you can't get it up? How does it become (as I've heard it can be) a self-perpetuating problem? I'm close to literally a dozen fine, garrulous older men. But when I broached this topic, every one of them turned red and stammered and then was struck mute.

6 Ways To Get The Most From Your Doctor's Appointment

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients -- especially seniors -- that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive.

Happy Birthday Deborah Szekely, Godmother Of The Wellness Movement

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.03.2012 | Fifty

What better way to celebrate one's 90th birthday than with a pledge to change the world -- one healthier body at a time? Meet Deborah Szekely (pronoun...

How Leeza Gibbons Is Improving Life For Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

One evening Leeza Gibbons, the celebrated radio and TV personality, was out to dinner with her mother. When they went to her home, which her mother had visited hundreds of times, she said, "This is such a beautiful place. Is there a room for me here?" Her mother had dementia.

I Have A Girl-Crush On Jane Fonda

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I particularly admire the way Jane Fonda sees her life as a series of three acts (each 30 years long) and says this third act will be her most significant. Why don't we all think this way?

Three Books On The Challenges of Life, Love, and Sex In Midlife

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Marcia G. Yerman

Three new books tackle issues from the nuts and bolts of older sexuality to inner emotional lives.

From Oy to Ohm: Finding My Inner Dalai Lama

Elise Sax | Posted 05.19.2012 | Fifty
Elise Sax

I'm practicing to be a Tibetan nun, but lately I've been wondering if I need hair extensions and Botox. Tibetan nuns probably don't think a lot about hair extensions and Botox, which doesn't say a lot about my chances of becoming a Tibetan nun.

Was Whitney Houston Doing What A Lot of Post 50s Do?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Who among us hasn't, at least on occasion (if not with some regularity), washed down an anti-anxiety pill with a glass of wine? And is it really a potentially lethal thing to do?

The Key to Happiness After 50: Create Your Own Epiphany

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

If you want to discover a path for yourself as you approach the so-called "golden years," ask yourself the question: Why Am I Here?. Even better, take some time to contemplate the following pair of questions: Why Am I Here? Versus What Do I Want?

More Post 50s Use Video Games To Exercise

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.28.2012 | Fifty

Video games aren't just for kids anymore. One in 25 people over 50 exercise using Nintendo's Wii Fit video game, according to a survey by Saga, the Br...

Why Turning 50 Can Save Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

For too long, women have been tricked into seeing 50 as the end of the road when, instead, we should be viewing it as the start of a new life, one in which we are truly comfortable with who we are.