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  1. Getting glaucoma – protect yourself against the silent thief of sight

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    What do Bono, Whoopi Goldberg and Hairy Biker chef Dave Myers all have in common? They all have glaucoma. Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible sight loss. An estimated 700,000 people in the UK are living with the condition dubbed “the silent thief of sight” – yet as many as 50% of cases remain undiagnosed. If detected early, glaucoma is generally treatable with simple medication. That is why this Glaucoma Awareness Week (June 17-23), Specsavers is highlighting the importance of looking after our eyes, beginning with routine eye tests. Usually glaucoma occurs when naturally-occurring fluid inside the eye do not drain properly, leading to a build-up of pressure. This can then cause damage to the optic...
  2. You Can’t Stop Ageing But You Can Control How You Age

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    Science is increasingly developing new treatments designed to slow the ageing process.  Look into the realms of what we would have considered science fiction and you can see that new experiments are being done using stem cells to literally create brand new cells from our own DNA which can then be reinjected into our bodies to rejuvenate. It may be an amazing way to feel and look younger but this is something that isn’t mainstream….yet! You have some scientists saying that nanobots can be used to repair our ageing organs, blood vessels and muscles from within our bodies. Even the fitness and beauty industry is looking at new ways to defend our youth. Cells deteriorate with age. You can’t stop cell deterioration but you can slow...
  3. What Should You Look For In Your Retirement Property?

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          Retirement should never be looked at as something you should adapt to. Ideally, it should adapt to you. As you age with the accumulation of a lifetime of experiences, you have superior, not inferior value. This means you deserve to experience the best of your life, now that you know who you are, how you wish to behave, and how you enjoy life. But what you should you look for in the home you wish to live in while you enjoy your retirement? How can you best measure the life you wish to live with one you could ideally keep engaging in for many years to come? How should you feel comfortable yet engaged every single day? And moreover, what compromises should you consider making to ensure this becomes a...
  4. 10 Ways To Take Better Care Of Your Health

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      It used to be that we would typically only think about our health if something went wrong. Our approach to health was to cure rather than prevent illness. It was very much about reacting to negative symptoms and situations.  Taking care of your health became a serious business. If you were actively looking to improve your health, it was typically because there was something wrong with you. These days, we know so much more about health and how to actively improve your health, at any age, and at any time.  There is so much more information available at our fingertips via the internet, and even employers recognise that there are benefits to them in providing wellbeing programmes to create a healthy environment for employees to work...
  5. Career over 50: How Technophobes Can Get Ahead

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      With technology dominating just about everything today, there is a fear that if you’re not technically minded, then you’re a career is doomed. However, while the millennials entering the workforce now might have grown up with mobile phones and don’t remember a time before the internet, it doesn’t mean that the skills you gained outside of technology are no longer needed. They are, and in fact, they also need to be taught to the next generation. In any job, soft skills are and always have been essential to getting anywhere. The dictionary defines soft skills as personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people, and while that might seem easy enough, for many people these can...
  6. Fab after Fifty Welcomes the Inaugural Champion Age Diversity Day

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Great to see ageism being taken seriously and brought ‘centre stage’ with the inaugural  ‘Champion Age Diversity Day’  on June 11th. While diversity is key for any successful business, there are still issues to be resolved in ensuring that age is no longer a barrier to individuals seeking or wishing to remain in employment , and that ageism is no longer a barrier for employers to engage and retain an older workforce. The demographic of our workforce is changing as the population ages, and pension age increases. In times of high employment and an acknowledged skills shortage, companies can’t afford to ignore the benefits older workers bring to the workplace. Gender, disability and race have been on the agenda for diversity and inclusion in the workplace,...
  7. Review of Power Dry Me – can you reduce the time it takes to dry your hair by half?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Far from slowing down, my life in my 50s seems to have speeded up. I have days when I feel as though I am living on roller skates, I fit so much in! I have long hair, although its not that thick. I used to get away with washing it every other day, but now that video zoom calls have taken over from phone calls , I feel the pressure to be ‘camera ready’ every day, which in my case means washing my hair pretty well daily. Any time saved is a bonus for me. I tried Power Dry Me, which claims to reduce the time it takes to dry your hair by 50%.  I timed how long it took me...
  8. What are the benefits of a silk pillowcase?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I was introduced to silk pillowcases nearly a decade ago, primarily for the benefits it brings to haircare, but it also offers significant benefits to mature skin. A traditional pillowcase can create ‘drag’- both for hair and skin. If you sleep on your side, as you move during the night, friction is created as your face moves across the pillowcase surface, created sleep creases and over time, wrinkles. With a silk pillowcase, the smooth texture helps the skin to glide over the surface and also retain moisture and helps to reduce puffiness. Less friction so less tangling and breakage As we get older, our hair tends to become drier and more brittle. Again , sleeping on a traditional cotton...
  9. Time Saving Beauty Tips for Busy Women over 50

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      Let’s face it: as much as we all want to walk out of the house in the morning looking like Jennifer Anniston, none of us really want to spend the time and expend the effort to get ready. Being a woman is hard work, and maintaining a healthy glow, a fresh face and shiny hair is difficult  ( and becomes increasingly so over 50!) and something that a lot of us simply don’t want to do. Today though we are going to have a look at all of the simple and lazy ways you can improve your beauty routine and look after yourself so that every time you step out of the door you feel fabulous! Use charcoal toothpaste If you want to get a healthier smile and don’t want...
  10. Crime writer Julie D Jones talks about working with her husband

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    Article by Julie D. Jones Working with a partner is not always a walk in the park! When you get two strong personalities working together there are times when you inevitably disagree and need a strategy to work out your differences. As a crime writer, married to an experienced forensic expert, it was only natural for me to seek advice and detailed information from my husband. With a background in nursing it helps that we have a lot of things in common; we can discuss certain drugs/medications and the effects on the body, also from seeing gunshot wounds we can discuss the carnage created from firearms and the types of guns used in shootings. From time to time Terry and I disagree with scenes in my books. We try to...
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