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Yagana Shah
Yagana Shah is Huff/Post50's associate editor. She received her master's in journalism from the University of Maryland and interned with USA Today. Her interests include health news, bucket lists, and the British royal family.

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Teen's Surprise For Hospitalized Grandpa Will Bring You To Tears

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 3:33 PM

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Texas high school senior Felipe Leon was ready to leave for the biggest night of the year -- prom. His tux was on, his boutonniere was ready and his bow tie was just right. But there was one thing missing -- his beloved grandpa sending him off. 

"He's like my second father," Leon told The Huffington Post. Sadly, just before prom, grandpa Mike had to be hospitalized for a toe amputation and it was taking him some time to recover. Therefore, there was only one way to make sure grandpa was part of the big night.

With his date, girlfriend Breanna, by his side, Leon, 18, showed up at his grandfather's hospital to make sure he wouldn't miss out on the send off. 

"He was surprised. It shocked me how much it meant to him," Leon said. "He cried. I cried."

Grandpa Mike had always been there at Leon's milestone moments, from homecoming to formals, so it was only right that he was there for prom night. 

Grandpa's reaction as he tightly hugged Leon brought the room to tears and has gone viral after Felipe's sister, Erika, posted the entire video on Twitter. It's been retweeted almost 5,000 times. 

We hope grandpa gets better...

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Young Adults More Likely To Live With Parents Than Ever Before

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 10:51 AM

Parents, dreaming of living out your golden years in the peace and quiet of an empty nest? Think again. A new Pew Research Center report says young...

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This 104-Year-Old Needs Your Help To Spend Her Last Days At Home

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 1:29 PM

Meet Audrey Roberts. At 104, she just wants to live out the rest of her life peacefully in the comfort of her own home. 

But due to the high cost of in-home, round-the-clock care, Audrey is at risk of losing her home. Luckily, there's someone trying to do something about...

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Middle-Aged People Have More Adventurous Sex, Study Says

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 10:45 AM

Think your sex life will go downhill in middle age? Think again. A new study says middle-aged people might be having some of the most raucous, satisfying sex of their lives.

A new survey commissioned by the makers of Trojan products and the

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Grandparents Hilariously Try To Find Dates For Their Grandson

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 11:50 AM

Family approval is pretty important when it comes to your significant other. So why not just let your loved ones choose?

In a hilarious YouTube video posted by FlockU, a brave young man named Gianluca decides to cut out the hassle and let grandma and grandpa vet his potential girlfriends for him.

Using the popular dating app Bumble, Bubby and Pop Pop do their best to find their grandson a suitable date. The verdict? Backwards hats are a no-no. Scantily-clad women are a yes. And their pick-up lines are ones for the ages.

Looks like grandma and grandpa had too much fun with this one. We can't imagine what would happen if they actually met these women, like one grandpa did. 

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10 'Bromances' That Illustrate The Power Of Male Friendship

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 2:56 PM

Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. "Bromances" can be a thing of beauty.

Here at Huff/Post 50 we couldn't help but notice that while female friendships and "girlfriends" are often celebrated, it's the unique bond between long-term male friends that is sometimes forgotten. Male friendships are...

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Holocaust Survivor Meets Veteran Who Saved Him In Tearful Reunion

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 9:42 AM

There were tears, hugs and kisses as 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Marcel Levy came face-to-face with the soldier who saved his life. It's been 71 years since WWII veteran Sid Shafner, 94, helped liberate thousands of prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp in 1945. But for the two old friends, the memories came flooding back.

"Everything I have today, all of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, is due to you," Levy told Shafner, according to ABC News. 

Shafner was flown to an Israeli military base for the reunion, organized by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, a not-for-profit organization. 

The two embraced and kissed each other on the cheek when they met in what was an overwhelmingly emotional moment.

Levy, who was only a teen when he was saved by Shafner, was the last remaining survivor of his family when he was freed. Shafner invited Levy to come and wash dishes for his troop, he told CBS4 Denver, and Levy happily agreed. 

At their meeting, earlier this month, Shafner was honored for his bravery during a Holocaust remembrance ceremony. Levy presented him with a plaque which read, "You came like a warrior angel ... and carried me into the light."

A family member told Shafner, "We know because of you, we have Marcel. Thank you very much."

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Couple Finally Walks Down The Aisle After 44 Years Of Dating

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 1:41 PM

To all the ladies out there waiting for him to put a ring on it, take heart. A British couple is proof that fairytale endings can take time, but they're well worth the wait.

Sally and Colin Dunn, of Belle Isle, UK, have finally walked down the aisle ... after...

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Being Busy Is Actually Better For Your Brain, Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:42 AM

Feel like the work just never seems to end? Take heart. All that "busyness" is probably good for you.

A new study in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience says a jam-packed schedule is associated with better brain function.

A team led by University of Texas at...

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These Senior Athletes Are The Ultimate Fitness Motivation

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 2:54 PM

Too tired. Too busy. Too old. These aren't truths. These are excuses. And we have the athletes to prove it. 

Over the weekend, the first ever Brooklyn Senior Games, hosted by New York City Parks and Recreation, wrapped up five days of post 50s competing for the gold.


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Susan Sarandon Says Sex Is The Secret To Staying Young

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 10:50 AM

Wonder how Susan Sarandon always manages to look so good? The 69-year-old actress puts it down to lots of time in bed ... and we're not talking about sleep. 

"Sex -- that’s good for your skin, right?" Sarandon said in an interview with You Magazine...

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Το μυστικό της μακροζωίας είναι να παραμείνεις για πάντα single (δεν το λέμε εμείς, αλλά μια υπεραιωνόβια)

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2016 | 6:08 PM

Θέλετε να μάθετε πως θα ζήσετε μέχρι τα 116; Απλούστατο. Παραμείνετε single. Α, και δύο ωμά αυγά την ημέρα. Εντάξει, υπεραπλουστευμένο, αλλά αυτό τουλάχιστον πιστεύει η Emma Morano.

Η Emma Morano που ζει στη Βερμπάνια της Ιταλίας είναι 116 ετών. Είναι πλέον ο γηραιότερος άνθρωπος στον κόσμο και ο...

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World's Oldest Woman Said Secret To Long Life Is Staying Single

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 10:56 AM

The world has a new oldest person. Meet Emma Morano of Verbania, Italy. At 116-years-old, Morano is believed to be the last documented person alive who was born in the 1800s. 

Morano was said to be "pleased" upon hearing her new title, caregivers told The...

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Cigar-Smoking, Whiskey-Swigging Oldest Veteran Turns 110

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 10:12 AM

A man believed to be America's oldest living veteran just celebrated his 110th birthday and we can't help but wish we'd been there to join in on the festivities!

Richard Overton, of Austin, Texas, turned 110 on Wednesday and marked the milestone birthday with a neighborhood party that included plenty of whiskey and cigars. 

The centenarian, who's said the two vices are his secret to longevity, seems to be feeling much younger than his years.

“I feel good. I feel like I’m 50," Overton told the Austin American-Statesman. Another WWII veteran, Frank Levingston, died at 110 just earlier this month. 

Overton was born in 1906 and served in WWII. He fought in the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion and served as a corporal in Hawaii, Guam, and Iwo Jima.

Since returning from the war, he's lived in Austin and is a beloved part of the community. Local residents say he's known for his great sense of humor and friendliness. Indeed he spends most days waving to passersby on his porch.

Overton's remained in good health, but came down with pneumonia late last year, which has made him a little more health conscious. 

These days, he's cut back on the whiskey habit a bit and says he drinks mostly water, juice, Ensure and coffee. 

Still, he seems to be having the time of his life. Last year, he celebrated his 109th birthday with a neighborhood cookout and in 2013, he even had the honor of meeting President Obama. 

As for this year's birthday wish? Simple.

"Well I wish I have another birthday," Overton told FOX 7 Austin

Many happy returns,...

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This Bikini-Rockin' Grandma Will Make Your Jaw Drop

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 2:37 PM

For anyone who's ever wondered if it was too late to get in the best shape of their lives, we have someone we'd like you to meet. 

Her name is Wendy Ida. We'll let the photos speak for themselves.

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This Is How Much Fish You Should Eat To Protect Your Memory

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 11:06 AM

A serving of seafood a week could be the key to preventing the memory loss that occurs with advancing age. A new study, published in the journal Neurology, suggests that foods with omega-3 fatty acids can have a protective effect on your memory and...

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Clueless Mom's Dorm Room Prank Goes Hilariously Wrong

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 2:34 PM

New York mother Deanna Pilling thought she'd give her daughter the surprise of a lifetime by flying cross-country and showing up at her dorm room. Little did she know, she'd be on the receiving end of the surprise. 

Deanna arrived on Utah State University's campus and headed straight...

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Pamela Anderson Shuts Down Ageism With 5 Perfect Words

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 11:03 AM

For a woman who's built her career on her enviable looks, you might think Pamela Anderson would be panicked about growing older and losing a bit of that youthful perkiness. But refreshingly, Anderson, who turns 50 next year, is taking the whole aging thing in stride.


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Vibrant 91-Year-Old Teaches Us All How To Stay Young At Heart

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 3:01 PM

Ninety-one might seem pretty old, but for Flossie Lewis, it feels like being a teenager.

"Getting old is a state of mind. I'm 91 I'm badly crippled, but I still think I'm 15," she says in a new video clip for PBS NewsHour's Brief but Spectacular series, which premiered on Facebook.

Lewis lives in a senior living community in the San Francisco area, but says age and circumstance haven't changed her enthusiasm for life.

A retired English teacher, Lewis explains she still manages to find ways to enrich her life and fulfill herself -- whether it's writing for the community paper, going for a daily walk or showing off a wicked sense of humor.

"The other way I keep being stimulated is just watching politics. And if that isn’t enough to drive you crazy, I don’t know what is," she jokes.

Lewis doesn't gloss over the hard parts of aging -- whether it's realizing you need a hearing aid or experiencing frequent indigestion. But there's a silver lining.

"The body is going to go but the personality doesn’t have to go, and that thing which is the hardest to admit is that character doesn’t have to go," Lewis says. 

There's still plenty to look forward to. Watch the video above to find out what Lewis says is the icing on the cake, the real "treat."

Thanks, Flossie. We needed...

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