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Financial expert Jean Chatzky’s advice for 50-year-olds.

How To Earn, Invest and Spend at Midlife

Financial expert Jean Chatzky’s advice for 50-year-olds.

by Jean Chatzky, AARP The Magazine

5 moments when you should get the advice of an expert

Reimagine Your Finances: When To Get Mortgage Advice

5 moments when you should get the advice of an expert

by Maicie Jones, AARP

Try these 5 simple exercises to find out.

Are You As Fit As You Think You Are?

Try these 5 simple exercises to find out.

by Barbara Hannah Grufferman |

Here’s how a 50-year-old left a secure post as a critic to make her own music as a freelancer.

How to Make an Audacious Career Change

Here’s how a 50-year-old left a secure post as a critic to make her own music as a freelancer.

by Kara Baskin

Declutter your career path by creating drawers for short-, medium- and long-range goals—it’s your essential step in moving ahead with professional goals.

Map Your Career Path With Artistry and Wit

Declutter your career path by creating drawers for short-, medium- and long-range goals—it’s your essential step in moving ahead with professional goals.

by Kara Baskin

Forget the mountains of Bhutan; think your own backyard instead, and you can have travel adventures any night of the week.

How To Have Dozens of Vacations This Year. No, Really!

Forget the mountains of Bhutan; think your own backyard instead, and you can have travel adventures any night of the week.

by Janice Holly Booth

Saying yes is the way to live, says the creator of  ”How to Get Away With Murder.”

What Shonda Rhimes Knows About Healthy Eating and a Happy Life

Saying yes is the way to live, says the creator of ”How to Get Away With Murder.”

by Janice Holly Booth

Opening your mind is the often-overlooked key to creating a business plan that spells success.


Opening your mind is the often-overlooked key to creating a concern that will flourish.

How To Use Your Best Instincts in Starting a Business

Opening your mind is the often-overlooked key to creating a business plan that spells success. Opening your mind is the often-overlooked key to creating a concern that will flourish.

by Kara Baskin

When he made just about the biggest life change imaginable—adopting a child from another continent—this American dad learned to find joy right now.

Don’t Fall Into the Happiness Trap—Planning To Be Happy Later, Not Right Now

When he made just about the biggest life change imaginable—adopting a child from another continent—this American dad learned to find joy right now.

by Janice Holly Booth

Do Probiotics Really Work?

by Logan Ward

A brand-new equation promises greater well-being and happiness. Here is how to be happy.

You Need To Think Differently About Happiness. Here’s Why

A brand-new equation promises greater well-being and happiness. Here is how to be happy.

by Janice Holly Booth

Whatever you do for a living, you can make your work more meaningful in small ways that lead to bigger results.

Turn Your Job Into a Values-Driven Career

Whatever you do for a living, you can make your work more meaningful in small ways that lead to bigger results.

by Kara Baskin

Gratitude is contagious. It sparks simple courtesies everywhere.

Hold That Door! The Pay-It-Forward Chain Reaction of Simple Kindnesses

Gratitude is contagious. It sparks simple courtesies everywhere.

by Sarah Mahoney

New research uncovers the connection between stress, age and bouncing back.

Big Stress + Experience = Resilience

New research uncovers the connection between stress, age and bouncing back.

by Sarah Mahoney

Follow these simple steps, based on Dr. John Whyte’s book, New American Diet, to outwit your appetite and control food cravings.

Outsmart Your Food Cravings

Follow these simple steps, based on Dr. John Whyte’s book, New American Diet, to outwit your appetite and control food cravings.

by Life Reimagined

Amid skin cancer increases, experts say it’s time to step up sun protection. You may be surprised at what really counts.

Rethinking Your Sun Protection Year Round

Amid skin cancer increases, experts say it’s time to step up sun protection. You may be surprised at what really counts.

by Sarah Mahoney

Becoming a mindful eater will revolutionize your eating habits—and maybe your weight.

Stop Overeating By Teaching Your Body To Feel Full

Becoming a mindful eater will revolutionize your eating habits—and maybe your weight.

by Janice Holly Booth

New research shows that some vitamin supplements speed tumor growth.

The Supplements That Can Make Cancer Worse

New research shows that some vitamin supplements speed tumor growth.

by Sarah Mahoney

When Hurricane Sandy disrupts plans for a 60th birthday splurge, two friends forego a spa vacation in Tuscany for mold and mildew abatement in New York’s outer boroughs. The experience opens their eyes to the power of purpose.

Birthday Girls For Good

When Hurricane Sandy disrupts plans for a 60th birthday splurge, two friends forego a spa vacation in Tuscany for mold and mildew abatement in New York’s outer boroughs. The experience opens their eyes to the power of purpose.

by Logan Ward

Depression often rides along when you take on credit card debt, new research reveals.

Don’t Let Debt Derail Your Life Change

Depression often rides along when you take on credit card debt, new research reveals.

by Sarah Mahoney

Try this step-by-step program from a top professional home organizer.

Simplify Your Life, Calm Your Mind

Try this step-by-step program from a top professional home organizer.

by Jancee Dunn

 The 5 golden rules of improv can take you to a more creative, more productive career

What Improv Comedy Can Teach You About Workplace Success

The 5 golden rules of improv can take you to a more creative, more productive career

by Kara Baskin

Before saying “I do,” consider saying “I don’t” to these traditions

Reinventing Midlife Weddings

Before saying “I do,” consider saying “I don’t” to these traditions

by Janice Holly Booth

Deep breathing can temper anxiety and stress. Now, a variety of trackers promise to help hone your inhale and exhale

Breathe Better Starting Today

Deep breathing can temper anxiety and stress. Now, a variety of trackers promise to help hone your inhale and exhale

by Sarah Mahoney

Yes, you can find contentment even if you can’t stage a breakout. Here’s how

When Your Job Feels Like Jail

Yes, you can find contentment even if you can’t stage a breakout. Here’s how

by Kara Baskin

 When it comes to romance, how much risk-taking is enough?

The One Thing That Makes Men Bigger Risk Takers

When it comes to romance, how much risk-taking is enough?

by Janice Holly Booth

Being nice yields big dividends, from social support to resilience

Cultivate Kindness To Make Yourself Happier

Being nice yields big dividends, from social support to resilience

by Sarah Mahoney

Do these 5 things for effective damage control

Fastest Fix When Everything’s Going Wrong

Do these 5 things for effective damage control

by Bassam Tarazi