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The Day I Discovered My Dog Is A Murderer

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My dog is a murderer. According to the veterinarian, he is still a puppy and his traits are just beginning to show through; I am worried for the future of our biosphere.

This Is What 84 Looks Like

The Huffington Post | By Shelley Emling | Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty

"This Is What ... Looks Like" is a Huff/Post50 series delving into the extraordinary accomplishments and adventures of post 50s at every stage of life...

Is This The World's Best Retirement Spot?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

The poshest and most popular Central Valley destination -- for foreigners and locals alike -- is Escazú, just a few miles west of San José. Several foreign embassies are located here, as are the residences of the U.S. and British ambassadors, and you're as likely to hear English spoken as Spanish.

How One Woman Tends The Graves Of African-American Veterans

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

She rakes dead grass off the grave with the three names and one inscription: Forever in Our Hearts. The woman in work gloves and white sun hat picks up the dead grass and stuffs her plastic bag full for another trip to the ravine down the hill. She'll be back this week with her John Deere riding mower to navigate through the buttercupped rows at Annapolis' African-American burial ground.

Wish Of A Lifetime: Making A Veteran's Dreams Come True

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Jeremy Bloom

Every year since 1868, Americans celebrate Memorial Day by remembering and honoring the courageous men and women who have given their lives on the battlefield in defense of our country.

5 Summertime Things I Regret Doing As A Teen

The Huffington Post | Ann Brneoff | Posted 05.26.2013 | Fifty

There are seasons of our regrets and I'm guessing that many midlifers would point to their teenage summers as principal ones. The ringing of the final...

5 Things Midlifers Should Not Do This Summer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty

"Summertime, and the living is easy," so said George Gershwin in the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. Gershwin clearly lived a long time ago. Summertime bri...

The Difference Between Residency and Citizenship

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Residency and citizenship are not the same things. This is one of the most common causes of confusion we've found among future expats. You don't give up citizenship in your home country when you move to another country.

Kudzu Café

KC Reedy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
KC Reedy

The calendar on the wall near the front door said it was late May. The kudzu on the mountain behind the café was as thick and as luxurious as could ...

Hot Post-50 Fashions For Summer

Jesse Garza | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Jesse Garza

As a wardrobe stylist, the best part of lining up looks for my post-50 clients is that they already know they have arrived and have nothing to prove... You should never lose your sense of style just because you think it's the only way to be practical and comfortable.

The Great Foot Race

Eric A. Mann | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Eric A. Mann

Every kid in the neighborhood wanted this new squirt gun. It was definitely cool. It was green plastic, in the shape of brass knuckles. The water sup...

Wanted: Post 50 Arts Judges For Huff/Post Board

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

Last month, Rita Wilson, Huff/Post50's editor at large, launched a new Featured Fifty Fiction initiative aimed at discovering the hidden writing talen...

Just One Night

Caryn Coyle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Caryn Coyle

She sits crossed legged; her camel hair slacks have stains on them. Her hair floats in old lady wisps on her skull, which is prominent. My mother we...

The Very Best Time To Attend A High School Reunion

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

Have you ever gone to a high school reunion? I think back about my 10-year high school reunion and remember how it was all about what we were doing with our lives, what college we had gone to, where we were living and the career paths we chose. I was thinking that going to a high school reunion in my 50s would be somewhat the same. It wasn't.

The Midlife Crisis Move That Shook Me Out Of A Midlife Funk

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue How getting an earring shook me out of a funk by letting me play pirate and discover the treasure buried deep inside By...

Ben Franklin Is Back

Debbie Lev | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Debbie Lev

Spring arrived; it's about time! The snow is gone and it's time for sunny days and warm nights. Sadly, on this day, April 1, 2013 the weather was not...

How To Break The News Of A Parent's Death

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Seldom will anything break your heart as easily as the sight of your child in unbelievable emotional pain... and what greater pain is there to a child than the tragic loss of a parent. Though it has been many years since his death, my daughter still experiences bouts of sadness because Daddy is not here anymore.

What I Share With The Cleveland Women Held Captive

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Years ago, I escaped from 18 years of an abusive situation -- and I know that it isn't chains that hold you. I was not tied in a basement. I could have found a way to escape. But my chains were mental and proved to be a much stronger binding than any physical restraint could have been.

Why I'm So Glad To Be Rid Of My Yellow Lab

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

'How is Sophie?' a neighbor asked the other day, inquiring about our endearing Yellow Lab. Sophie, with her lively personality and satanic eyes (she had Horner's syndrome), was an important member of our family for a long time. We loved her. We lost her. And now life is pretty awesome.

8 Ways To Help A Loved One Transition To Assisted Living

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Moving into assisted living or a memory care community can be hard on both the person and their family. The good news is there is much family members can do to ease the transition. Here are eight tips that will bring more ease into the initial assisted living experience.

The Widow Of Loreto

Page Lambert | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Page Lambert

As it turned out, the baby created itself without permission from either of them, announcing its existence in subtle ways after they returned from the...

4 Social Faux Pas No One Over 50 Should Still Be Making

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Just because you've been getting away with a social gaffe for decades doesn't mean you shouldn't stop making it. By the time you're 50, you should know a thing or two -- or 25 -- about etiquette.

THREE WORDS: Horizontal Shower Room

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Never mind "if you like it, put a ring on it." If you like it, buy her a $5 million home in her mother's name so that your new wife-of-60 years-your-j...

The Weight Of A Feather

Judy Croome | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty
Judy Croome

Moyra Kincaid's bantam cock, Apollo, greets the dawn every morning with a cry far bigger than one would expect from such a little bird. On her eighth...

Why Empty Nesting May Be Easier For Stay-At-Home Moms

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The prospect of the empty nest, while raising children, was for me as foreign and distant as the Siberian tundra. Imagining myself without children to care for as my primary occupation seemed at once impossible and slightly seductive -- the idea of my kids off and on their own, while I had hours to pursue my dreams was something I thought about only in the abstract.