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This Is What Regret Will Get You

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty

Ah, sweet reminiscing. You. Me. Paris. In a thought-provoking ad from Expedia, an older woman appears to take a trip down memory lane over a romant...

5 Things We Can Learn From Japan About Aging Well

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2014 | Fifty

Japan is winning the gray race. Today, one in five people in Japan is 65 or older and by 2035 that number is expected to reach one in three. By compar...

The Frozen Zone: Ways to Get Unstuck and Develop Confidence

Tira Harpaz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Sometimes I think the most important step in moving forward is just to move. So, I'm trying to follow my own advice.

This May Be The Most Despicable Phone Scam Out There

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Annoyed with myself for even giving him 20 seconds of my time and wondering how these phone solicitors ever get any work anyway by making cold calls, I shot off a fast status update to Facebook describing what had just happened. That's where a friend turned the real lightbulb on for me.

If People Came With Warning Labels...

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Long before Apple's iPod Shuffle came with the warning that it should not be eaten, companies hoping to avoid litigation have been bombarding us with the obvious. These warning labels have proliferated like bunnies and spilled over to direct-to-consumer advertising.

8 Petty Annoyances That Can Ruin A Day

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty

Due to a brush fire and closure of a major roadway, my normal 45-minute commute home from work took several hours one day recently. I sat in gridlocke...

These Aren't Your Grandma's Reading Glasses

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Eventually, we all wear reading glasses, right? As some are fond of saying, it isn't that our eyes fail, it's that our arms just shrink. The bottom li...

The Top 10 New Year's Resolutions From Our Readers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.31.2013 | Fifty

It's that time of year again when we want to know your top New Year's resolution -- something besides losing 10 pounds. Do you want to learn a new ski...

The 5 Craziest Things I Tried In 2013

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Some days, I divide the world into people who go to a favorite restaurant and order the same dish each visit and those who listen to the waiter recite the chef's nightly specials and then actually try one of them. There is, of course, the group in-between: those who listen to the specials but knew from the time they made the reservation what they would be eating. At least they go through the motions of considering change.

The Biggest Regrets We Had In 2013

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

As 2013 winds down (why does it feel like we always go skidding into the holidays instead of any actual "winding down?") we tend to reflect on the wou...

5 News Items From 2013 That Should Make Boomers Very, Very Happy

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

With apologies to Ol' Blue Eyes, 2013 was indeed a very good year for people 50+. With advances made on the medical and technological fronts and all s...

The 5 Things I Tried For The First Time After 50

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A few weeks ago, my teenage daughter was going through some old boxes stored in the garage and came upon a journal I wrote in 1989. The part my daughter focused on was the last page. It wasn't so much a bucket list as a promise to myself to get over some fears, stop making excuses, and prioritize not just my time but my values. Here are five things from that list that I did after I turned 50.

5 Financial Steps You Need To Take By The Time You Hit 50

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Preparing for retirement may seem like a job for the far-off future -- like cleaning out the garage or sorting boxes in the attic. But if you care about your future (and who doesn't?), you really should pay attention to certain things sooner rather than later.

5 Things Not To Bring To The Thanksgiving Table

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ann Brenoff

Thanksgiving is one of those loaded-for-bear holidays. We overeat, we over-drink, we overwatch football, and speaking anecdotally, we overbook appointments with our therapists for the Monday after. Families, they just do that to you sometimes, you know?

Meet My Elusive Friend, Sleep

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I sleep like a baby, which is to say I sleep in short spurts throughout the night and wake up abruptly at inconvenient hours feeling kind of cranky. For years now, I have fallen asleep easily but rarely am able to stay asleep. I wake up at the slightest noise or light. I wake up when my husband moves the top sheet a millimeter.

Is Your Health Killing Your Sex Life?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We all know that stress, anxiety, and depression (and many antidepressant medications) can interfere with your sex li...

The 8 Bravest Things You Could Ever Say

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Everyone has had their moments of courage, when they stood up for what they knew was right or when they bucked the tide. Sometimes being brave is just a matter of overcoming long-held positions; it can take guts to do or say something you know won't be popular. Sometimes it takes courage to say things when you fear the repercussions. Here's my list of the eight bravest things I ever said:

The Job Of The Future With The Brightest Hiring Prospects

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Two random things happened last week, which in hindsight, were perhaps not so random and may in fact have been a blueprint for the future. First I ran head first into a problem. And then, I met its solution.

The Doctor Will See You ... When The Boss Says She Can

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I did something very liberating last week; unfortunately, it was liberating with a dash of stupid. After waiting 75 minutes for my appointment to see the doctor, I got mad and walked out.

50th Anniversary Billboard Packs Bittersweet Wallop

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Fifty

Joe Mikolajczak wanted to put up a billboard to commemorate his 50th wedding anniversary last Saturday, but his wife, Marylou, died six months short o...

This Could Be The #1 Feature In Your Retirement Home Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty

Home builders and designers are looking down the road at what midlifers might want in their future retirement homes. And they may have hit the porcela...

Why It's About Time The Military Cracked Down On Tattoos

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Tattoos went mainstream long after I started putting orthotics in my comfort shoes, and I sit firmly entrenched in the generation who think they can create a bad first impression -- with us and with citizens of other nations who they encounter. Sure styles have changed and you can deface your body however you see fit. But for our soldiers representing our country, I'd rather you proclaim that you were 'born to be wild' under your shirt sleeves.

PHOTOS: Bob Hope Slept Here, But Nixon Landed A Helicopter At This Incredible Estate

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

The long-time home of Bob Hope and his wife Dolores in Los Angeles' Toluca Lake neighborhood is on the market for the first time since it was built fo...

Is That A Hand-Written Thank You Note I See???

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

For the record, I'm not an online slammer. I think being able to stay in touch with kids in college via texting and Skype has saved many an empty nester from going insane. I think Grandma loves getting photos from your phone, taken and sent in the moment. It's just that sometimes, a simple eraser board and hot pink tape says things more clearly.

5 Surefire Signs You're Ready to Downsize

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty

Eventually, we pretty much all downsize. While a few diehards may opt to stay in their large family homes until the hearse pulls into the driveway, mo...