Are You Ready to Embrace Your Inner Crone?

Aging in America isn’t always easy, especially when we’re bombarded with messages trying to convince us that youth equals beauty. ‘Old’ is something we should avoid at all costs, they seem to tell us, and if we don’t . . . well, maybe it’s time to just step aside. It’s enough to make women run for the hills, or to the nearest plastic surgeon. That’s not what I chose to do after turning 50. Instead, I pulled myself up by …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes We Make After 50 (and How to Avoid Them)

I was worried when I turned 50 a few years ago.  Like many of us, I was unsure about the right steps to take for better health, fitness, style . . . everything. Midlife can be a very confusing time, filled with all kinds of change, often making us anxious about our futures. This is the main reason I decided to research and write “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More.” …

Can Turning 50 Save Your Life?

As a new columnist for AARP, I wanted to introduce myself and share a little background about why I wrote  “The Best of Everything After 50” and have become a very loud supporter of embracing your age . . . whatever it is. I look forward to having a lively dialogue with all of you in the months ahead! Is this your story, too? Five years ago I turned 50 and everything seemed to change overnight. “¨In my 20s, 30s and …

Charlie the Tuna Turns 50 Years Old!

50 is a big birthday no matter how you look at it, but here at AARP it’s especially important because it means you are officially eligible to become a MEMBER!  What is a better way to bring in the big 5-0 for Charlie the Tuna than to present him with his very first AARP card?!  On Friday the 11th in Times Square, NYC a whole slew of birthday activities were held in his honor.  AARP spokeswoman Luci De Haan presented …

Still Rocking Out After 50

There’s some great celeb news lately! Here’s more for you! After Bruce Springsteen performed at Superbowl, the Daily News decided to take on a question about our many aging rock stars – like Elton John, Paul McCartney and others – are these older rockers losing their steam? No way! In fact, it seems that many older artists are just getting better with age. In fact, Springsteen’s new album “Working on a Dream,” was titled No. 1 on the latest Billboard’s …

Michelle Pfeiffer Tells All On Turning 50

With the announcement of her being cast in a cinematic adaptation of French writer Collete’s Chéri, Michelle Pfeiffer talked to folks about the joys of being an older actress. While many think (and say) that older actresses tend to lose work as older men get even more Hollywood jobs, Pfeiffer said that her roles have become even more interesting as she’s aged. She also talks about how it felt to turn 50: “If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait …