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Rita Wilson On Life After 50 And The Lesson She Learned From Oprah

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Rita Wilson! The actress, producer, writer, singer and Huff/Post50 editor-at-large turns 58 on Sunday, Oct. 26. In her own birthday we...

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories Of Inspiring Caregivers

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to "go gentle into that good night." Our belief is th...

Rita Wilson Riffs on Taking Risks at Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Rita Wilson told a funny story about having worked with Bobby Short, resident star singer pianist at this special supper club back in the day. "It was a commercial," she laughed and sang a few notes from the Charlie ad, and we never really met. That was my brush with greatness."

How My Parents Taught Me To Be A Grandparent

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty

Growing up, I didn’t have grandparents. My mom’s dad died when she was four and my mom’s mom died when I was four. My dad’s dad lived to be ni...

12 Stories That Prove Grandparents Make Life So Much Sweeter

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty

With Grandparents Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents hav...

This Is Why Grandparents Are The Most Important People

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty

With Grandparents Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents hav...

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories And Photos Of Inspiring Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has provided a unique platform for readers and writers to explore the issues and ideas that matter mo...

Introducing 50 People Who've Reinvented Themselves After 50

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

For nearly three years, Huff/Post 50 has brought you astonishing stories of reinvention borne out of hardship and tragedy, as well as from choice,...

A Boot Camp For Entrepreneurship Supercharged This Woman's Reinvention

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When we think 'reinvention,' we tend to panic at the enormity of that prospect. Maybe we've been downsized from a job that we've held for a long time, or (less stressful) we realize it is time to move on and we know we need to find something else, or maybe our retirement savings won't be providing what we had hoped for, and we need to keep working.

Rules: Huff/Post50 & The TODAY Show Announce 50 Over 50 Initiative

Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

Do you know someone who has launched a new career, or gone back to college, or started a non-profit overseas, or adopted a child, or taken a really am...

Rita Wilson: We Want 50 People Over 50 Who've Reinvented Themselves

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to go gently into the night. I was, and continue ...

Rita Wilson On A Different Kind Of Empty Nest -- The 'Empty Nest Of Friendship'

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty

When our last child left home, I was sure that we would now have all the time in the world to spend with friends. Instead, it has been busier than ever and the idea that we, and all of our friends, would be lounging poolside sipping margaritas was really just a fantasy.

Over

Lisa K. Brown | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Lisa K. Brown

Lisa Brown is a freelance writer and bemused 50 year old. What can one say about a young girl who grew up amongst the pine trees and squirrels of a sm...

Path To Enlightenment

Dale O'Dell | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Dale O'Dell

Dale O'Dell was born in Dallas, Texas in 1959. He was given his first camera at the age of 13 and at that moment he knew what he wanted to do in life....

The Diary

Tom Garrett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Tom Garrett

I ran into Wendy at the Humane Society Pet Adoption event today. It wasn't a coincidence. Sometimes when I know where she's going to be, I find a wa...

Rita Wilson On Fear, First Kisses And The Role That Changed Her Life Forever

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Rita Wilson lives on the edge. The actress, writer, producer, director and singer admits it was difficult for her to step out of her comfort zone when she decided to record her first album, AM/FM, back in 2012. Actually it wasn't the recording session that set her up for light-weight panic attacks, it was the thought of singing on a stage. In front of people!

WHAT I SEE

Shavawn Berry | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Shavawn Berry

Shavawn M. Berry's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rebelle Society, The Cancer Poetry Project 2, Kinema Poetics, Kalliope, Poet Lore, Westview ...

Freedom

Zenos Frudakis | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Zenos Frudakis

Born in San Francisco in 1951, stern icon paintings of the saints in Wheeling, West Virginia's Greek Orthodox Church are among Zenos' earliest memorie...

Stealing Life

Holly Whiteoak | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Holly Whiteoak

Damn. He's there again. I catch him out of the corner of my eye as I turn down the produce aisle. I move over to the wall of vegetables, so I can obse...

W.B. Yeats At Bondi Beach

Conor Kelly | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Conor Kelly

Conor Kelly was born in Dublin (1952) and spent his adult life teaching in a school in the Dublin suburbs. He retired to a small village in the Charen...

Wilderness Guide

Tom Anderson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson is an artist living in Minnesota. My work can be described as, "Figurative art with a taste for the outdoors." Art is a part of my life...

The Cleansing

Glenn Diamond | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Glenn Diamond

The wretched practice of telephone sales is rarely selected by choice, but endured as a consequence of misfortune, desperation, or poor life skills. ...

dedication

Ronny Anderson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Ronny Anderson

Ronny Anderson is a tutor, lyricist and poet. He currently lives and works in the East end of London, England. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa 53...

Contemplation

Steve McKenzie | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Steve McKenzie

Steve McKenzie is an Atlanta artist who has painted for over 25 years. At the age of 50, Steve left corporate America as CEO of a subsidiary of a Fort...

Cleopatra Herself In All Her Glory

Maggie Harris | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Maggie Harris

Cleopatra herself in all her glory couldn't look as good I did done up in all my finery for an assignation with you. Maybe I was in denial but there's...