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60,000 Grandparents Forced To Give Up Work To Bring Up Grandchildren

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty
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An estimated 60,000 grandparents in the UK have had to give up work to bring up their grandchildren to stop them being taken into care by social servi...

How Your Subconscious Mind Controls Your Behavior

Debra Ollivier | Posted 08.07.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Leonard Mlodinow's book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior delves into how the unconscious mind shapes our experiences of the world, for better or for worse. Everything we experience or choose depends on subtle, unnoticeable perceptions and misperceptions that are part of our unconscious mental landscape.

WTF? (What's That Font?) 3 Reasons Why it's Hard to Read the Small Print

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

I found myself recently standing in a grocery store aisle, holding a bottle of barbeque sauce at arm's length in order to bring into focus the ridiculously tiny type. When did children with 20/10 vision start designing all our consumer products? I wondered.

Joan Osborne: 'The Blues Help Me Deal With The Darker Parts Of My Life'

Laura Rowley | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

In her latest album, "Bring it on Home," singer-songwriter Joan Osborne has compiled a potent and celebratory brew of vintage blues, R&B and soul, making the most of the voice the New York Times hailed as "angelic ecstasy and sexual abandon."

My Father's Song Is Still My Mantra

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Today my 63rd birthday looms and the cultural messages are mixed. It feels uncool -- bordering on shameful -- to acknowledge my age. Yet I'm told I should be thrilled because I look young, and that thanks to advances in medicine, "63 is the new 53!"

Is OK The New Good?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A friend said something the other day that resonated deeply. When I asked her how she was doing, she responded with a sigh: "I'm OK. But 'OK' is the new 'good,' you know?"

10 Easy Strategies To Slow The Aging Process

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.21.2012 | Fifty

Red wine has long been a controversial libation (and not because of cabernet versus malbec battles). Scientists have gone back and forth over the year...

'Marigold Hotel' Star Tom Wilkinson On Learning Through Mistakes

Nina Kotick | Posted 07.04.2012 | Fifty
Nina Kotick

Actor Tom Wilkinson, who is a industry oxymoron: The star who doesn't enjoy talking about himself. In "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" he plays a member of a group of Brits who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and exotic India, only to find the destination isn't quite what was promised in the brochure.

Happy Birthday, Daniel Day-Lewis!

Posted 04.29.2012 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Daniel Day-Lewis! The actor, hailed as one of the greatest of our time, celebrates his 55th today. Day-Lewis, son of Anglo-Irish po...

U.K. Supreme Court Ruling Could Force Post 50s Into Retirement

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 04.26.2012 | Fifty

The court unanimously dismissed an appeal by a solicitor who was told to retire by a law firm just after his 65th birthday. Leslie Seldon, a partne...

U.K. Life Expectancy Is The Highest In This Town: Study

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 04.24.2012 | Fifty
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Male pensioners aged 65 in the small Somerset village of Hinton St George, population 400, have the highest life expectancy in the UK, at 88.7 years....

'Downton' Star Speaks Out: We Need More Middle-Aged Women On TV

The Telegraph | Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty
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Samantha Bond, 50, said women of her age have life experience and interesting stories to tell, yet television executives prefer to fill the screen wit...

Post 50 UK Women, Dubbed The 'Madonna Generation,' Faring Better In Recession

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 04.18.2012 | Fifty
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Women aged between 50 and 64, dubbed the “Madonna generation,” have fared better than men and any other age group during the jobs crisis, by setti...

Britain's Post 50s Struggling With Long-Term Unemployment

The Telegraph | Posted 04.18.2012 | Fifty
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The number of over-50s out of work for two years or more surged between December and February as older workers struggled to get back into the labour m...

UK Seniors Should Beware Accounts Targeting Older Savers

The Telegraph | Posted 04.18.2012 | Fifty

Millions of older savers and investors are often tempted by bank accounts aimed at the mature market because they assume that these offer better inter...