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Turning 50

10-Day Countdown to 'The Big 5-0'

Chef Rossi | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

Arrive in Whistler at 6:30 p.m. Check in and eat dinner -- more salad! A little after 10, I realize I'm 50 in NY, 49 at Whistler.

Yagana Shah

9 Things Everyone Should Know Before Turning 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

They say hindsight is always 20/20, which can be so darn frustrating. Sometimes we wish we had a crystal ball to tell us if we were taking the right j...

Wendy Williams On Regrets, Turning 50 And The Celebrity She's Sick Of Hearing About

Pat Gallagher | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Wendy Williams is the real deal. And she's turning 50. If you need your Wendy fix and you're wondering what she's really like off the air, you've come to the right place.

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 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.

10 Things You Need To Lose When You Turn 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty

Aging is what you make it -- that, and what your genes have in store for you. But when the calendar rolls around to your 50th birthday, there are just...

The Best Milestone Birthday Celebration A Man Could Have

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The restaurant is crowded, unusually so for a Tuesday night. The waitress lets the specials roll off her tongue as she does on any other night, and we pretend to listen even though we've all chosen our main courses already.

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.

10 Things To Let Go Of When You Hit 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

1) Grudges Enter your fifth decade grudge-free. Grudges can eat at you long after the original insult or slight has passed. In fact, if left to feste...

33 Mistakes Everyone Makes In Their 50s

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The following were on Cosmo's list of mistakes that everyone makes in their 20s that are also on my list at 50-something.

10 Reasons Being 50 Is So F**king Awesome

Emma Nicholson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a 'you look good for your age' response and I am not against shortening my life span for a compliment. But actually being 50 is turning out to have tons of unexpected benefits. Here are my top 10 reasons.

20 Things We Can Do After 50 That We Couldn't Do At 20

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

When I was in college, I worked summers at a mortgage company, processing loans by day -- while going clubbing (often at 24-hour gay bars) by night. I...

Who Knew? These Celebrities Are Turning 65 In 2014!

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Do you know what the average age of retirement is in America? Or, which celebrities are turning 65 next year? Well, we're here to tell you...

How I Found Fun Again After Years Of Being 'A Dullard'

Emma Nicholson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a 'you look good for your age' response and I am not against shortening my life span for a compliment.

40 Important Things i Learned During My 40s

Peggy Nolan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Peggy Nolan

In a few days I will be joining the half-century club. Most of my friends beat me to it, including my husband. My sister was inducted two years ago. My father's been a card carrying member for over 20 years. Yes, I'm turning the big 5 - 0 and I'm excited. My girlfriends already threw me a surprise party but before I officially turn the corner, here's a few things I learned during my decade of being 40.

Aging Gracefully? Not On My Watch!

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I recently had a birthday. No, it wasn't the big one. But, I'm getting so close I can almost feel its hot breath whispering in my ear. I am holding onto my 40s by a thread.

5 Life-Changing Events That Can Shake Us To Our Core

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Organization expert and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern told me when I interviewed her recently that turning 50 is often so traumatic it can make many people stay stuck where they are, unable to move on.

Use the good china

Terri Barnes | Posted 12.29.2013 | Fifty
Terri Barnes

I've been around the military all my life, which today totals 50 years. I remember C-Rations and fatigues, MAC, TAC, SAC and a few other acronyms, now...

50 Things I've Learned In 50-Something Years

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Soon, I'll be turning 50-something. There's no point in denying so-called aging -- it's something I wasn't always convinced I'd be here to witness -- but I can't help getting my real age number stuck in my throat when I have to actually say it.

WATCH: Scott Baio Reveals How He Really Feels About Being In His 50s

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty

During a conversation with HuffPost Live about his sitcom "See Dad Run," Scott Baio said he isn't very comfortable with the idea of being in his 50s. ...

50 Things You Must Experience At Least Once After 50

Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

The Huffington Post has written about the 10 things everyone should do before they die. We've also written about the 10 trips everyone needs to take i...

How Michelle REALLY Feels About Aging (It's The Best Thing We've Heard All Week)

Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

First Lady Michelle Obama said she's okay with the idea of turning 50 in January. "I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I ...

8 Things To Know Before Turning 48 1/2

Posted 07.09.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Zeidner A few crucial truths from the hilarious, wise, wish-she-were-your-best-friend author of Love Bomb: A Novel. 1. You’ll never h...

Jacki Zehner: Why I Can't Wait to Be 50!

Jacki Zehner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Jacki Zehner

o many of the women I know, myself included, at some point said, "enough." They were successful, they "had it all," only to realize that the "all" was a moving target.

How I Got Over Turning The Big 5-0

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Marcia DeSanctis

Now that it's behind me, I can say that the only bad thing about turning 50 is, well, turning 50.