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Time to Uninvent Reinvention

Carol Orsborn | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

Post-midlife, we finally have the opportunity to recognize, witness, outgrow and ultimately discard the roles, identities and positions we have assumed over the course of our lives.

Surviving Cancer and Divorce Through Art

KnowMore TV | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
KnowMore TV

My first thought was my kids. Two pre-teen daughters. They were going to be without a mother. My first call was to my husband. My philandering husband.

5 Amazing Ways to Brand Yourself For Job Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

There is no way around it: To land a job today, you have to consider yourself a product to be sold in the marketplace. Successful products require successful branding. There are five power-packed branding techniques that, used correctly, are certain to distinguish you as the product of choice.

She Traded In A Big Job For A Pair of Ruffled Bottoms -- Now This Mom Of Two Is Running A Multi-Million Dollar Business

Posted 01.23.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Land Your Next Job Now! 3 Winning Resolutions to Position Yourself for Success

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Take pride in your skills, your unique personal strengths and qualities and your value as a potential employee.

Torn Between Her Family and Career, A Small Town Vet Finds Balance When She Meets A Dog Named Morgan

Posted 01.23.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

On The Verge Of A Diabetic Coma, She Realized She Couldn't Wait Any Longer To Take Off The Weight

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Revisiting Every Day a Visitor

Richard Abrons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

In my sixties, I got an MFA degree at NYU in creative writing. My day job was investing in the stock market for clients. That paid the rent but, after 40 years, it began to wear thin. Writing was -- is -- where it's at. How else to make sense of this world?

Why I'm Reluctant To Call My New Life Status 'Retirement'

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Since easing out of my position as Executive Director of a nonprofit organization, I have been extremely reluctant to apply the term 'retirement' to my new life status. I am one of those people who found the end of my full-time work life rushing toward me, rather than me rushing to embrace it.

Afraid Of Living Her Life On Medication, She Lost Over 100 Pounds

Posted 10.14.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

How A Blissfully Bored Forever-Married Couple Learned To Hold Hands Again

Candy Schulman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

It's impossible to explain the evolution of a long-term marriage to an 18-year-old. I once vowed to never turn into the marriage of my parents. And I remember the shock when my mother told me, 'Your father and I still make love.' She was in her seventies.

I Was A Middle-Aged Intern

Cary Barbor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Cary Barbor

Sharp, creative ideas were slung around insouciantly and I could barely keep up with the pop culture references. But I felt challenged. I hadn't felt as inspired for a decade.

It's a Soap Opera Running an Airbnb With My Thrifty New England Husband

Cynthia Dill | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Cynthia Dill

No one likes to lose and nobody wants their losses hung out to dry. Last November, I did both when I ran for the United States Senate. It wasn't just losing the election. That was no surprise. It was losing by so much. The magnitude was sobering.

The Case for Hiring Boomers -- An Open Letter to Employers

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

We Boomers have much to offer in the way of life experience, mentoring and skills. We can hit the ground running in our chosen fields. We are not high-maintenance and we aren't addicted to checking social media in the workplace.

Julie Carlson Miller: Running My Own Race

Julie Carlson Miller | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Julie Carlson Miller

It wasn't until my 40th birthday that I redefined success for myself... and quitting my job was just part of that journey.

Retirement, A Word From Times Past

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

I'm a little confused by all of the articles about retirement. To me, and a majority of my friends, the word "retire" is not anywhere near our reality.

4 Reasons To Heat Up Your Summer Job Search -- Now!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Many job-seekers decide to take it easy during the summer. After all, it's difficult to get in touch with your networking contacts -- not to mention corporate decision-makers. So does that mean you can cut back on your job search in favor of spending more time relaxing in your hammock? Absolutely not!

A Talk with Scott Pratt

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I told my wife, "I think I'm not going to practice law anymore. She said, "Are you crazy?" I said "If this is the way they treat their own, I don't want to be a part of that anymore. She asked what I was going to do, and I showed her The Lincoln Lawyer. I said, "I can do this..."

10 Keys To A Winning Webcam Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Interviewing for a job can be difficult enough, but now technology has created a big, new, virtual wrinkle. More and more interviews are being conducted via the Internet by way of your webcam and they are growing in popularity because they save employers both time and money.

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

Judi Freedman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

For the past five years, I have been living a double life. Judy with a 'y' during the day at my corporate workplace and Judi with an 'i" at night at home on the computer.

Reveling in Retirement

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

What is your retirement fantasy? Is it learning to play golf, retiring to a beautiful seaside resort, learning a language, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or just kicking back, waking up to a good cup of coffee and no commute?

Job Interview? 3 Tips Guaranteed To Give You The Edge

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.27.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Job applicants of maturity face extra challenges when they interview and these can create a number of questions and concerns. In fact, if you have an interview coming up, you may well be asking yourself the following.

How This Man Is Helping Post 50s In Their 'Second Act'

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty

"Reinvention" is more than just a buzzword -- it's a growing trend as millions of older Americans launch "encore careers" (careers for the "greater go...

3 Strategies For Building Your LinkedIn Profile

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Any job seeker today knows that social networking sites like LinkedIn are invaluable resources for making important contacts. And, in addition to LinkedIn's effectiveness as a networking tool, many recruiters are now forgoing traditional methods of sourcing candidates and turning directly to this major site as their preferred method for identifying potential employees.

Relaunching Your Career

Grown And Flown | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

You used to be so confident, successful in your career, juggling life responsibilities and bringing home a paycheck. But then came a career break, an extended period of time where, for family or other reasons, you left the full-time workforce.