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  1. The Ultimate Menopause Q&A: Your Menopause Questions answered

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    Expert Answers on the Menopause from Dr Elaine McQuade To coincide with World Menopause Day, Dr Elaine McQuade of the Marion Gluck Clinic answers your most frequently asked questions about the Menopause. 1. How long should the menopause last? Symptoms of the menopause last on average up to four years after the last period. This differs for each individual and for some the symptoms can last up to 10 years and I’ve seen patients still having hot flushes 20 years down the line. Each woman is different and the amount and severity of symptoms are different case to case and are also dependant on genetics, lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress etc. The perimenopause can start a few years before the periods when the hormones start to change. ...
  2. Dressing for Your Body Shape over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   We can all make costly mistakes if we don’t understand our body shapes and buy clothes that don’t flatter. A while ago I took advantage of a groupon deal to take a module of a personal stylist’s course.  I hadn’t intended to become a stylist – I took it purely out of interest and to assist me when putting together style choices for the website – and better understand what clothes best suited me.  I thought it would be helpful to share some of the things I learned about identifying which body shape you are, and the best style of clothes to wear for each type. Hourglass Characteristics: ...
  3. How to Upgrade Your Home Décor with These Amazing Tips

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      When it comes time to make changes to your home, it can be an exciting endeavour. Over time, styles and trends change, and that means that home décor needs to be updated periodically in order to stay up with the latest fashion. Not only that, but updating home décor can be the easiest way to create an entirely different look and feel in the home, and costs significantly less than a renovation.   Home renovations are costly, to say the least. But so too are they time consuming. After a long day at work, the last thing most homeowners want to do is come back to a home torn apart and looking like a construction zone. An unfinished home can be a source of stress, and...
  4. Plan for Later Life with Over 50s Life Insurance

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      Life insurance can be very difficult to secure as you grow older, but it might not be something you give too much thought to when you are younger. If you are aged 50 or over and have just started to think about taking out life insurance, you may find yourself struggling to be accepted for standard life insurance cover. As the name suggests, over 50s life insurance is specifically designed for those aged 50 or over. If you are worried about getting the right insurance policy because of your age, an over 50s policy can provide peace of mind. How does it work? Generally, you are able to take out over 50s life insurance between the ages of 50 and 80, although it is mostly uncommon to see policies for...
  5. Why business benefits by recruiting ‘older’ employees into marketing roles

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The over 50s in the UK hold nearly 70% of household wealth, and have discretionary spending in the region of £375 billion. The over 50s outspend their younger counterparts. So, why is that when the over 50s apply for jobs in marketing they are so often overlooked. They understand the needs and lifestyle aspirations of the UKs largest spending demographic better than anyone. I have had many meetings with marketing departments over the years who have been open about the fact that they have failed to engage with their target audience (women over 50)  and that product launches have failed. So many of the marketing teams have had nobody over the age of 35. I am not saying...
  6. Fitness over 50: How to Make Daily Exercise a Habit

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      Everyone can benefit from daily exercise and its never too late to start. Any new habit may have challenging beginnings, but in time, nearly anything can become habitual. In this case, we’re talking about a habit that has incredible benefits, so let’s see what you can do to get exercising every day! Tips for making exercise a habit Schedule it. The number one reason people claim they don’t exercise regularly is a lack of time. You make time for a variety of other things every day: eating meals, taking a shower, driving to and from work, television, and more. So make an appointment with yourself to get the exercise your body needs to be as healthy as it can possibly be. Find a workout buddy. The number...
  7. Review of RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon They say that the eyes are the windows to our soul, but once we reach our 50s (and beyond) one of the signs of ageing is the tendency for eyelashes to become more brittle and stumpier, so the window dressing looks somewhat sparse!  Of course there is always the option of wearing false eyelashes, or having eyelash extensions – personally I have never mastered the art of applying false lashes and I don’t want the expense or aggravation of having extensions. I have used eyelash conditioners in the past, but not recently, so I decided to try RevitaLash’s Advanced eyelash conditioner. It is so easy to use.  It comes in what looks like a mascara tube with a small brush. You simply apply along the lash...
  8. Style over 50 : Autumn trends – dark florals

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with how to adapt this season’s trends to continue to look stylish over 50. I’m taking a look at florals.  Once again I’m trying to be creative with the clothes I already own. Shopping in my own wardrobe was a little more difficult with this one! Initially I thought I was unlikely to find anything floral at all –  when it comes to patterns I tend to be more of an ‘animal print’ person. I did manage to find a dress which is about 30 years old – black with a chiffon skirt – which has not seen the light of day for decades. I teamed it with an old Ghost jacket to make it more appropriate for...
  9. Why do people lie about their age? Do you feel the pressure when looking for a job?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon At a time when authenticity and embracing your age is being hailed as the way to live your life, it seems that it is still socially acceptable to lie about your age. The pressure to appear younger extends to those looking for employment. It is no longer a requirement in the UK to add your age (or date of birth) on your CV, yet individuals still feel the need to combat ageism by trying to conceal the number of years work experience they have in order to appear younger in order to improve their chances of being called for an interview – and getting a job. Going to court to legally change age Omission of...
  10. How to Look Slimmer over 50 Without Losing Weight

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Did you know that you could look slimmer  without losing any weight?  Try these tips for your wardrobe, hair, face, body, and mind.   Wardrobe Tips for Looking Thinner:   Wear one colour at a time. Wearing a single colour or similar shades for your whole outfit will help you to look thinner and taller. Black is a practical choice, but other colours can achieve the same effect. Solids are usually more slimming than prints.   Column dressing. If you want to wear 2 colours, don’t wear a different colour top and bottom, splitting yourself across the middle. Instead wear one colour top to bottom , and add an open jacket or cardigan. Think ‘illusion’ dress. You can recreate the look with dresses, trousers or skirts by applying the same...
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