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The Secrets To Living A Long Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Looking for the answers to life's questions? Well who better to ask than those who've lived longest. "Fox and Friends" interviewed a handful of p...

The Greatest Roast Chicken Recipe In The World

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

I feel ridiculous writing another story about cooking chicken but this one is so astonishing, so easy and delicious, that with the snow day coming after an already long weekend, I have to share.

10 Great Money Tips For People Over 50

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Here's what you need to know about saving, spending and estate planning....

Top 10 Reminders I'm Not Young Anymore

Linda Riefberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Linda Riefberg

If you are like me, sometimes you feel like you are still that young person, heading off to college with all the energy and promise of youth. Then I look in the mirror and a stranger stares back at me. It is at those moments that I am reminded that my youth is long gone. Here are my top ten reminders that I am not young any longer... even if I still feel young at heart.

Chris Christie Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Christie is the gift that keeps on giving. Grab some popcorn and settle in, because this is going to be quite a ride -- ironically, thanks to Christie, traffic is flowing nicely along the media's airwaves and at our dinner tables.

Giddy Madonna

Joe Blanda | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Joe Blanda

Joe Blanda lives in Austin, TX, where he makes a living editing technical stuff and playing music, both as a solo artist & with the trio Folkwine. His...

What It Really Feels Like To Turn 50

Lilac Sigan | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Lilac Sigan

I'm 50. I've been wearing a fake smile for the past few months, pretending I don't really care. I mean, 50 is just a number, right? But when I'm alone in front of the mirror, I anxiously try on the idea of being this old, like kids try on grown ups' clothes.

Are Boomers Smoking Marijuana Now More Than Ever?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

We've come a long way since President Nixon declared drugs "public enemy number one" in the 1970s and now new statistics suggest the fight to legalize...

7 Easy Overnight Beauty Fixes

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Dawn Wilder | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM By Dawn Wilder You know it's important to get eight hours of sleep a night, but sometimes it feels like all that t...

Holy Cow: Pray For Peaceful Coexistence

Ramona Otto | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ramona Otto

Ramona Otto grew up with Quaker parents in central Iowa. The inspiration for her work comes from traditional American folk art themes and the "make-do...

What Price Karma?

Jessica Wolf | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

My last mammogram was scheduled on the hottest day of the year. And in the Northeast, that almost always means humid. People are sweaty and cranky. Hair is frizzy. It's not like this time of year, when everyone is merely recuperating from spreading good cheer.

7 Everyday Foods To Boost Your Libido

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

So you've slipped into something silky, dimmed the lights, and cued the Kenny G tracks, but you're still not feeling the heat between the sheets. Uh-o...

The #1 Snack That Can Help You Live Longer

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristyn Pomranz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Want to add years to your life? Go nuts! The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study that showed p...

Growing Up Amid Racism In The 1970s

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.22.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Sometimes, my enthusiasm for writing has blinded me. Quite simply, I love to use words to share my experiences. If anyone tells me they've read one of my posts, I'm happy. If they say they enjoyed it, I'm thrilled. If they say they felt it like they were there, I'm floating. My pursuit of those emotions has, at times, caused me to overlook the feelings of others.

The 11 Things I Appreciate That I Used To Take For Granted

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

The contrarian in me resists making any resolutions. Most just make me feel guilty because I fail to meet my own expectations. My philosophy these days is to enjoy what I am doing and not push myself to the point of crankiness. But I do have a resolution of sorts that has nothing to do with diet, exercise or career goals. It has to do with gratitude.

The 3 Words Every Woman Should Own

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As the year moved from 2013 to 2014, I played one of those silly word games on Facebook. A square made of rows of letters, with instructions to look for words, and a notice that 'the first three words you see, will be yours in 2014.'

How I Conquered My Greatest Lifelong Fears

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Sometimes, when you shine a light on your fear it doesn't look so bad. Not always, of course. But I've found that burying my fears seems to fuel them. When I come right out and admit what's scaring me I'm often surprised to find that I'm not alone. And that in itself brings comfort.

10 Things That Keep Us Young At Heart

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

From "50 is the new 30" to "50 is the new sexy," we've heard it all. We're not denying life after 50 is "f**king awesome" as one of our bloggers recen...

How We Heal

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Condie

"It's not at all what happened," she explained through tears, hardly touching her cappuccino. "I would never say such a thing." I knew she wouldn't....

10 Things We Love About Betty White On Her 92nd Birthday

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Betty White! Our favorite TV funny lady turns 92 today and she's showing no signs of slowing down! Her "Golden Girls" days might b...

Yagana Shah

Michelle Obama Shares Her Secrets For Aging Gracefully On Her 50th | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Happy 50th Birthday, Michelle Obama! While President Barack Obama has aged anywhere from 8 to 10 years since becoming commander in chief, according...

Grieving Widower's Viral Message Encourages Others To 'Pay It Forward'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

When an older gentleman went to dinner at an Ontario restaurant alone for the first time since the death of his wife to cancer, he didn't cry into his...

6 Family Behaviors That Are Totally Dysfunctional

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Caila Ball | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Dysfunctional behavior can be easy to slip into for even the most well-functioning families. While the temptation to ...

8 Exercise Mistakes That Could Hurt You

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM The anti-aging benefits of exercise — both aerobic and strength-building — have been well documented. But that's ol...

The One Job I Need An Alpha Male To Do

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I have two small dogs, one extremely brazen coyote, and a need for an alpha male eager to urinate in public. Anyone up to the task?