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How Turning 50 Broke My 'Inertia Curse' And Ultimately Saved My Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Here's an experiment: imagine you're under a spell -- or really, a curse. You aren't asleep or even hurt. You haven't been imprisoned in a tower or turned into a toad. No, under this spell you are not only alive, but able to live your life exactly the same way you did yesterday. That's the curse.

6 Ways Friendships Grow More Complicated As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

Straight through college, you likely relied largely on one pool from which to fish for your closest friends: School. Everyone was about the same age a...

10 Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Cindy Augustine | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Let’s face it: Makeup makes us look and feel good. But if you’re applying it incorrectly or using the wrong produ...

Yagana Shah

Viagra-Laced Ice Cream Is An Arousing New Treat

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Succulent strawberries, pricey oysters, and decadent chocolate probably come to mind when you think of aphrodisiacs. But the traditionally "sexy" food...

Questioning My Own Sanity After A Brutal Winter

Tom Cramer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I hate tax season. When I was young and single, living in an apartment, it wasn't very complicated, just another pain in the butt thing that I never wanted to do. When I was married, it was worse. My ex-wife would start asking about it on January 2nd, disregarding the fact that neither of us had received any of the necessary documents yet.

Are You Grieving 'Right'? What's Right, What's 'Wrong'... And WTF?

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

I have always taken great umbrage at anyone criticizing, questioning or opining on how the widowed handle their grief and their highly individual and intensely personal healing journeys. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of it going on.

5 Top Beach Spots To Retire (And None Are In Florida)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you want to retire to the beach, to a warm, sunny, tropical beach, but don't want to spend your entire savings in one fell swoop, consider the Texas Gulf Coast. It's not top of mind for those of us who have never visited or lived in the South, but when you combine affordability with natural beauty, it's surprising it's not up there with Florida as a top retirement destination.

The #1 Chicken Recipe For Salt Lovers

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

I love salty food. Perhaps that is because I have low blood pressure. I also love garlic and onions. Perhaps that is because I have no taste buds left, after decades of eating the spiciest food I can shovel down and smoking Marlboro Lights in college.

7 Reasons Retirement Is Way Overrated

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

So you've just entered the "land of unstructured time," as some retirees call it. Is it everything you've always dreamed it would be? Not hardly. Here...

10 Great Sites To Find Gigs And Part-Time Work

Next Avenue | Nancy Collamer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you’re considering escaping your 9-5 job for something more flexible or want to work part-time i...

Ann Brenoff

7 Retirement Expectations You're Getting All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

Much of the focus on retirement planning is centered on finances. While grappling with the question of whether you can afford to stop work, little tho...

How To Reinvent Yourself And Find Work-Life Balance By Retiring Overseas

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

A former video technician who used to spend long hours at a stressful job, Lee Greenberg is now a freelance consultant doing a little bit of everything, putting his expat experience to work in Nicaragua.

The Crazy Family Pose That's Become One Pretty Weird Tradition

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty

Facebook tells us that we just missed National Siblings Day. Yeah, well, whatever. We think that Huff/Post50 knows the most incredible set of siblings...

10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

It seems I continually fight The Battle of the Bulge and the winner is the Bulge. Why, oh why, am I cursed with a slow metabolism, willpower that fails at the least temptation, and mood swings that are dependent on the bathroom scale?

The Best Chocolate Dessert Recipe For Passover (And Easter Too)

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

One of my many failings is that I like sugar. I can't give it up. Two of my friends have given up sugar and they look fantastic. They've each lost, like, ten or twenty pounds. They're middle aged women in their fifties and neither of them is an exercise fanatic but every time I see them, they look younger and better.

45 Arguments Every Couple Needs To Have At Least Once

Roz Warren | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Do you and your hubby have the same old arguments over and over? Are you starting to think there might be exciting new arguments you could be having instead? We're here to help, with a list of 45 arguments to have with your husband before you die. They've all been tested on actual couples, with results ranging from weeks of icy silence to outstanding 'make-up sex.'

How Much You Really Need To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Your cost of living will depend on your lifestyle, of course. In the new book we've just written, we explain just what this means, and we share details about how you should be able to reduce your living expenses by as much as 30-50 percent over what you may be spending in the U.S. or Canada. . . maybe more, depending on where you choose to live.

8 Eating Habits That Ease Menopause Symptoms

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone From weight gain to hot flashes and night sweats, menopause can make life miserable for some women. ...

17 Children's Books We Still Adore As Grownups

Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty

Whether it was your beloved bedtime storybook your parents read to you as a child or the inspiring novel you read in your high school literature class...

Playing The "When Will I Die?" Numbers Game

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We all die, right? Some of us do it the long way, chipping away at life slowly until there is nothing left; others check out abruptly with a sudden heart attack or accident. Some of us do it when we are old and others do it when we are younger. It's them -- those younger people -- that get under my skin.

11 Travel Tips Italians Want Americans To Know Before They Arrive There

Lisa Condie | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Italians are very kind, and extremely patient (unless they're driving). They are the guardians of some of history's most magnificent treasures, and they are used to sharing them. However, there are a few things Italians want Americans to know before you arrive in their country.

6 Ways To Prove You've Really Accepted Being Middle Aged

Amy Koko | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Amy Koko

The other day I came face to face with fifty. By that I mean I came to terms with it, accepted it, conceded, and dealt with the fact that I am no longer 'around fifty'. I am 53 and overdue for a bone density test. During Pilates my knees sound like Fourth of July fireworks.

How To Shop For Real Estate In A Country With No MLS

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In most of the world, there's no such thing as a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). "Running comps," as any would-be real estate buyer would do when shopping in the United States, depends on referencing an MLS. But, again, no such organized, computerized, easily accessible database of properties on the market exists in most of the world. With limited exceptions, the MLS is a U.S. market phenomenon, an indispensable tool that, somehow, the rest of the world's real estate markets manage to survive without.

The One Thing Boomers Are Optimistic About In Retirement

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg A new survey about boomers and retirement calls to mind the famous lyrics from "Annie": “The sun...

The Ugly Truth About Our Obsession With Selfies

Donna Highfill | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I have run into at least 10 people recently who have stopped on fast-moving, heavily-populated sidewalks to take a #selfie. There is no historical building behind them, no beautiful landscape, no real reason to take a picture of themselves other than the fact that they can reverse the camera on the phone, gaze at their own visage, and then share it on social media so the rest of the world can gaze upon it as well.