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Fabafterfifty: Mid-life Matters

  1. 10 top tips to get your Mojo back and be truly Fab After 50

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    By Ann McCracken, author of How To Get Back Your Mojo 1. Remember age is just a number! If you feel great inside, it will shine through to all those around you – this is Mojo. 2. Neuroscience research is showing that positive feelings rejuvenate the cells in your body, helping you to refresh your energy. 3. Take control of your day by being prepared for what you expect to happen and fully accepting when things get changed. 4. Sometimes plans can change hour by hour and are often beyond your control – develop a flexible approach to such happenings and often better outcomes are the result! 5. Value every day you have on this earth, as if it were your last. Show compassion to others and offer friendship, show interest and learn new communication skills to converse with confidence...
  2. Why spend over £70,000 in a lifetime on beauty products? Because you’re worth it.

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    Article by Beverley Harvey   With the icing on her 72nd Birthday cake barely dry, Helen Mirren stunned fans and beauty industry insiders alike by claiming that using moisturiser “probably does f**k all”. The Oscar-winning actress commented while sitting on a L’Oreal panel in the South of France, where she was appearing in her official capacity as a brand ambassador.  She went on to soften her remark somewhat by adding: “…but it just makes me feel better. I’ve always said to L’Oreal that I will only do what makes me feel better.” One can only imagine the collective cringe that must have rippled through L’Oreal’s panel at such a revelation. But as a woman of a certain age, what was your reaction?  Mine was multi-tiered; my first thought was; ‘good on you,...
  3. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself

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    Article by Juliet Young I have been absent from Fab after Fifty for a while and I apologise wholeheartedly. But when I tell you what I’ve been up to recently you might be more inclined to forgive my silence and hear what’s been going on over the last few weeks. I have quite simply been reinventing myself. I have been remoulding and rebuilding, looking through all the pieces and parts which have made up my innermost self over the last fifty years, and I have been shaking and shifting them all around to create the newest, latest version of who I have always been. What? Bear with me, please. I have played many roles over the last five decades. Daughter, sister, cousin and friend....
  4. One hundredth of one second – first impressions count.

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    Article by Philip Adcock Scientists have worked out that it takes one hundredth of one second for each of us to form that all important first impression. Whether it’s a job interview or first date – follow these simple steps to make sure you make the best impression possible. We know that in only a fraction of a second after meeting, people make initial judgments about others. But what exactly is it that people connect with in others? Although material possessions can play a part, our instincts determine believability, trust etc. in ways used by our ancestors long before bespoke suits, designer watches, expensive cars, luxury handbags, or even boob jobs, cosmetics, face-lifts, or liposuction ever came along. Here are some simple steps to make sure you make better first impressions. Face...
  5. Divorce over 50: Friendships as you move on

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon From my own experience, friendships do change as you go through a divorce –  and your new life creates opportunities for new friendships. Divorce is never easy at any age – and navigating your way through friendships as you go through the process and come through the other side can be difficult – especially if you have an ex who not only tries to take ‘ownership’  of  assets but clearly sets out friends he believes he ‘owns’ as well! Not an issue to be argued in the divorce courts, but certainly one that needs some careful handling. I have been incredibly lucky in that as a result of my divorce I have some very special friendships that have become stronger  now that my ex is out of my life, but I...
  6. Revision: A Parents Guide to Surviving Exams: 3 Top Tips for You and Your Child

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    Article by Bradley Busch For many parents up and down the country, the exam season brings with it anxieties, frustration and late night tears. Often that’s the case for the parents themselves, as well as their students. Fortunately, advice is on hand on how to help you survive and your child thrive over the coming weeks. Father of two and founder of study skills company InnerDrive, Edward Watson, 55, says “exams can be stressful for everyone. We now know more than ever about what parents can do to better equip their children and also reduce their own stress levels”. So, what 3 things do you need to know to survive the exam season? Make Sure You Know What Revision Techniques Work Research has consistently demonstrated that ‘little and often’ is far more effective...
  7. Young by Nature: Is Optimism the key?

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    Article by Juliet Young Surely  a surname cannot influence our outlook on life. But in my own family the Young women have always certainly lived up to their name.  Grandma Peggy was like a wind-up toy, moving non-stop (especially her mouth), walking faster than everyone around, to the point that we lost her on several occasions because we just couldn’t keep up. She travelled incessantly right up to the end of her ninety-one year old life, always full of boundless energy and joy. She never became old in her eyes or anyone else’s. My own mother, now eighty-two, doesn’t look a day over sixty-five. She is always impeccably dressed, wearing jeans, sparkly trainers and most recently...
  8. Human Connection Plays Huge Part in Patient Care

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    Patient care is more than just physical healing, it’s a total package that involves building a human connection that goes beyond the body to include the mind and soul. In a word, it’s called empathy, or the capability to put oneself in another person’s shoes and share their feelings and emotions. It’s what we, as humans, are capable of doing and do so to people around us.   In the clinical setting, empathy allows health care professionals to connect with their patients and help them through their treatments. In a nutshell, it humanizes the whole hospital or clinic experience and gives it more meaning, whereas it would otherwise be a cold and lonely process that a patient has to go through in order to heal the body. But why is this human connection...
  9. Natalie Savvides’ ten changes that you can make today to make you feel happier

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    Article by Natalie Savvides   The UN’s International Day of Happiness is on March 20th. Author Natalie Savvides is lending her support to this vital awareness day as part of her mission to help every girl, teenager and woman feel less alone, and happier, by living their life their own way and being true to themselves. Her book, Full Circlehttps://natalieunedited.com/ )   1) Wear a lipstick you like…always. A gorgeous colour lipstick makes you feel good, more alive, more awake and more glamorous in an instant.   2) Stop comparing! Don’t compare the external worlds of others to your internal world. Plenty of people project images that are not a true reflection of their real selves or lives. Comparisons are the thieves of joy! Count your blessings.   3) Eat well & sleep well: Eating well, slowly...
  10. Are You Still Living In Your Parent’s Shadow?

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    Article by Maxine Harley   We may have left our parent’s home in our 20s but some of us might as well still be living under their roof – because of the influence and power they have over our self-esteem, moods, choices and relationships. For those of us who’ve had a ‘troubled’ childhood – which can also be a euphemism for having been emotionally and psychologically squashed by trauma and abuse, and of having to endure the torment of toxic parents – our past  experiences still relentlessly invade the present day. Most (apparently about 90%) of our behaviour is sub-consciously driven, and so it isn’t available for our objective scrutiny, evaluation or updating. None of us really knows why we are the way we are, or why we react, speak and behave as we do. Each day of...
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