9 Things to Know if You’re Laid Off After 50

Tales from the newly laid-off have been overflowing my Facebook news feed of late. These journalist friends, all of them over 50, are gobsmacked by the idea that their publications will go on without them. I get it — the same thing happened to me five years ago — and I’m heartsick for all of them. On the dark day in 2009 when I was unceremoniously dismissed from USA Today, I was informed that my job had been “eliminated.” Of course, …

Maria Shriver Back on NBC with Focus on Women’s Issues

Maria Shriver, a longtime advocate on important social issues for women and the needy, has a new job at 57, one where she plans to focus attention on women’s lives as “providers parents caretakers and caregivers.” She will return to NBC as an “editor at large” to develop  stories related to women’s lives for all of the company’s media platforms. A career journalist who left NBC in 2004 after now-estranged Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, Shriver says on …