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Posted by Steve on August 16, 2000 at 01:45:38:

In Reply to: turning 50 and freaking out!!! posted by maggie on July 06, 2000 at 22:55:52:

If pestered about so called middle age:


U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT, JUNE 12, 1995 RETIREMENT 1995 GUIDE NEW PASSAGES. . . That is shifting all the stages of adulthood ahead -- by 10 years. Fifty is what 40 used to be; 60 is what 50 used to be. Middle age has already been pushed far into the 50's -- in fact, if you listen to boomers, there is no more middle age. . . .


REFERENCE 30-5349 Z699 92-32899 CIP Knapp, Sara D., comp. The contemporary thesaurus of social science terms and synonyms: a guide for natural language computer searching. Oryx, 1993. 400p bibl afp ISBN 0-89774-595-7, $95.00 Middle age. Middle age(d). Midlife. Mid life. Middle Life. Midcareer. Mid career Middle years. Matur(e,ity). ..... 50 years old. Over 50. Over 55. ...


From Complete Home Medical Guide, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Published by Crown Publishers in 1985. Chapter 14 The Middle Years and Aging. Joseph G. Sweeting, M.D. Page 257 Introduction. Third paragraph: From the medical point of view, 55 might be a better, though still arbitrary, number for the beginning of the middle years. This is close to the point when people begin to notice physical changes . .

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