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  1. Do we all need to bring out our inner Moira Rose during the pandemic?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon At the time of writing , here in the UK we are half way through our second lockdown. So many people I talk to are saying that the are finding it so much harder than the first, the shorter days and miserable weather are not helping- at least for the first lockdown we were able to enjoy sunny days – and our gardens. Many are finding it difficult to remain optimistic and motivated. So what can we do to help give ourselves a boost in these difficult times? I have just finished watching all six seasons of Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. For those who haven’t seen it, it is a Canadian comedy following the lives of the fictional Rose family who fall on...
  2. Review of BIOEFFECT 30 day treatment serum

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon With beauty salons closed once again as we find ourselves in Lockdown part two, I thought it would be a good time to try some at home beauty treatments. Although I think I gave a pretty good skincare routine, now and again I feel it needs an extra boost. The stress of this year had definitely taken its toll when it comes to my skin. I am just part way through a 30 day intensive treatment cycle using BIOEFFECT 30 Day Treatment. This is an intensive serum containing EGF, IL-1a and KGF growth factors which are natural to the...
  3. Things to do in Lockdown: Trace your Family Tree.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Who do you think you are? With the prospect of 4 weeks in lockdown and little opportunity to socialise unless the weather was good enough to meet a friend for a walk on weekends, I decided I had to come up with some ‘bad weather’ ideas for things to do. I have thought about tracing my family tree for a while – but never seemed to have the time, so now seemed to be the ideal opportunity. A cousin on my Dad’s side of the family had made a start and was happy to share what he had already done. He had made great inroads in tracing my grandfather’s family, but not my grandmother’s , so I decided to start here. I know very little about my grandmother. She...
  4. Review of The Queen’s Gambit – A fab series to binge watch during Lockdown

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I love going to the cinema and theatre and have really missed both this year. I have found it increasingly difficult to find interesting series/films to watch on TV and streaming services. I thoroughly enjoyed the The Comey Rule on Sky/Now TV ( only available for a few more  days) but have struggled to find anything bingeworthy since – until stumbling across the Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. The story of a chess champion is an unlikely plot to make you want to immediately want to watch the next episode – but based on a book of the same name, we follow the story of a young girl orphaned at the age of eight who is taught to play chess by a kindly janitor at her orphanage...
  5. Maximise your Chance of Success in your Job Search over 50 post Lockdown

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon For many the announcement of a second lockdown and the extension of the furlough scheme may offer a temporary lifeline for those who thought their jobs would be lost. However, we still face an uncertain future. For those who believed , at the beginning of 2020, that their jobs were secure, suddenly finding themselves unemployed, especially in these difficult times, is a massive shock to the system. But where do you start to look for a job when the landscape has changed so dramatically. Don’t rush to put together a CV and answer every job ad you see. You are going to set yourself up for disappointment and rejection. First of all stand back and take a deep breath. First things to do when starting your job search There...
  6. Does your ‘get up and go’ disappear once you reach the age of 54?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon That seems to be suggested in new research highlighted in an article in the mailonline.  Apparently although we may have passion we lose our ‘get up and go’ at 54  ‘when it becomes harder to motivation yourself to leave the couch and try new things’. I was fairly horrified to read that as I know so many women who have achieved so much in their 50s and beyond – setting up businesses, writing books, climbing mountains, raising funds for charities. Does this woman represent your perception of what a 54 year looks like today? ...
  7. Why I am getting tired of justifying why I don’t have grey hair!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Why I am getting tired of justifying why I don’t have grey hair! When I set up Fab after Fifty over 11 years ago, is was to provide resources for women to live their best possible lives over 50. At the time there was very little out there that supported getting older in a positive way. Mainstream media was so far behind in how they presented midlife women – whenever I had a meeting the only over 50 celebrities mentioned were Helen Mirren and Judi Dench – both fabulous but both considerably over 50. In fact Judi Dench is older than my mother. Perceptions were lagging behind reality. I was on a mission to change that. This was at...
  8. Diversity in the Workplace. Are Employers merely Paying Lip Service when it comes to Age Inclusivity?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   I have attended many sessions at conferences on the topic of Diversity in the Workplace. With the retirement age increasing ( here in the UK the official pension age is now 66) , and increased pressure on those over 50 facing redundancy as a result of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that the contribution of older workers in the workplace is not just recognised, but welcomed. When it comes to diversity in recruitment – many companies will state that they are a diverse employer, and include age inclusivity in their diversity statement – alongside BAME, LGBT and disability, including their diversity statements in their recruitment advertising, but when it comes to their corporate imagery , the ‘age inclusive’ element is noticeable by...
  9. 3 Reasons to Try CBD Beauty Products

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    One of the benefits of being alive in the current era is the ever-growing number of beauty products available in the market. Helping men and women look beautiful as they age is literally a science these days, and the methods employed by different companies keeps being perfected year after year. Part of that process is the use of novel substances that are effective in maintaining your beauty and combating different skin conditions. Among those novel substances is CBD, a compound that was discovered in the 1940s, but it’s only now earning mainstream appeal. If you never tried CBD products before, let’s take a look into what CBD is, and why beauty products containing it may be worth a try. Beauty from… cannabis? CBD is...
  10. Style over 50: Best knitwear picks for autumn

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Its knitwear season again! With many more of us working from home, we are likely to be wearing more knitwear than usual. So how can we still be stylish over 50 when wearing sweaters? To be honest, my everyday working from home wardrobe  ( I have been home based for 25 years) during autumn/winter tends to be black jeans and black sweater with the addition of a chunky necklace for zoom calls. But, when ‘off duty’ I prefer to wear something a little more inspiring. I have pulled together some of my online favourites. I have stayed clear of classic styles selected items that are a little bit different. Wherever possible I try to shop in my own wardrobe prior to buying anything...
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