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What does it mean to be "middle aged"? When we're told that "60 is the new 40" and more Americans are having children later in life and pushing back retirement, how do we define that time of our lives when we're no longer officially young, but certainly not old? What are the issues facing our middle years today? Is middle age a time of feeling like is that all there is — or the beginning of new possibilities?

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This month, TODAY is exploring "The New Middle Age with Joan Lunden." But first, we want to know what YOU think.

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