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  1. Why you should visit Tenerife during your next cruise

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    The Canary Islands, informally known as the Canaries, is an autonomous community of Spain. This archipelago is becoming increasingly attractive to tourists, who are gradually moving away from the tedious resorts in central Europe and looking for something more exotic and exciting. The Canaries offer just that, having stunning wild beaches, tropical climate and magnificent and unusual landscapes. Every year, millions of travellers flock to the Canary Islands to admire the natural beauty of the islands, as well as emerge in the culture and history here. The Canaries consists of a total of eight main islands: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa and a multitude of smaller islands and islets. Amongst them, Tenerife is the...
  2. How to Look Younger Over 50

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    We all enjoy the fact that we are living longer, but in an ageist society, we don’t always relish the thought of looking or feeling older. But being fabulous over 50 isn’t about looking younger, it’s all about being the healthiest, happiest, most confident version of you. Sunscreen Being exposed to sunlight does come with various health benefits.  It provides you with Vitamin D which helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate I the body – important for muscle and bone health. It can help you to regulate the production of melatonin. On the flip side, sunlight can cause your skin to lose elasticity and age prematurely. To avoid this then you need to try and use a sunblock which has an SPF factor of at least 30....
  3. Children moved out… so why do they still bring home their washing?

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      You might be sad to see your children fly the nest and leave home…but you’re only human if you’re not also secretly glad at having fewer people to look after. Halving the housework sounds attractive, right? Well, the days of washing fewer clothes may be further away than you think. Not only is the average age of a child leaving home now 23 – even moving away for pastures new won’t stop them turning up with washing for you to tackle, according to a survey by Beko. Three reasons young adults use laundry of Mum and Dad Why? Well, according to the children there are lots of reasons. The three most used excuses discovered by Beko were: “My washing machine broke” “I was visiting mum and dad...
  4. It’s Time to Start Prioritising Your Health and Wellbeing!

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    Article by Fab after Fifty   We should all take care of ourselves. That’s a given. Especially in these trying times. But so many of us have really failed to do this in the past. We have overworked ourselves. We have taken on too many responsibilities. We fall behind on our basic care and maintenance. In our normal world we eat badly. We forget to exercise. We don’t give ourselves time. This is absolutely bizarre when you think about it! But now with most of us forced to put our normal lives on hold, with all the uncertainty we face on a daily basis, it’s important that we start looking after ourselves. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way. We need to...
  5. Style is Ageless: the best dressed stars in their prime years

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      It’s thought that the older you get, the happier and more self-aware you are. In fact, those in their 60s are said to be more self-confident than those significantly younger than them. This could be one of the many reasons why those in their prime years have such a fabulous sense of style, with many fashion icons being older than 60. Carrying an air of sophistication, these leading ladies prove that both effortless grace and award winning style comes with age, while the older gentlemen maintain a dashingly dapper fashion sense.   Helen Mirren Known for her ageless elegance, Helen Mirren doesn’t shy away from any style of dress. She proves that you don’t have to abandon any type of clothing as you age, wearing skinny jeans, bodycon dresses and short...
  6. Weight Loss Over 50: Simple Diet Changes That Pay Big Rewards

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    If you’re juggling a full load of family, caring  and career responsibilities, it can be difficult to devote much time or thought to your diet. These are simple and effective changes you can make to the foods you eat and the way you dine that will soon have you looking and feeling your best over 50. Change The Foods You Eat Enjoy more vegetables and fruits. Get most of your calories from plant-based foods. Aim for at least six servings per day. Fill up half your plate at every meal with fresh produce. Eat plenty of fiber. Whole grains are another great choice. They also have fiber and nutrients that will make each calorie go further. Plus, they help you feel full and resist junk foods. Focus on whole foods....
  7. Midlife Reinvention: Add Some Personality & Freedom to Your Life Right Now

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      There are so many different aspects of life that we can influence to make the second half of life the best life.  Now is the time to look at all the elements and look at where we can inject more control and personality – living the authentic life that will make us happy.  There are many ways of being able to achieve this. Firstly is there a particular area of your life that you would most like to change or improve? Is it work? Relationships? Where you live? Start Your Own Business Many women over 50  take the opportunity to set up their own business – some to fulfil a long term dream, others out of necessity when finding it difficult to find full time employment.   ...
  8. How To Make Your Business Stand Out

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    Many women over 50 set up their own businesses – and statistics show that life experience does have a benefit, as businesses set up by the over 50s are more likely to succeed than those set up my the younger generations.  A big part of your business income is generated through your branding. Other than word of mouth, your customers will find your company through your branding. Whether that’s from your website, customer reviews, business cards, social media profiles,  brochures.  From the font you use to choosing the right designs  you can change your company’s look and ensure your customers spot you from a mile away.  Standing out from your competitors is essential to keeping your business growing. Set some...
  9. Is HRT the Right Choice for You?

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        With about 8 out of every 10 women experiencing emotional and physical symptoms of menopause, including hot flushes, insomnia and night sweats, could hormone replacement therapy (HRT) be the answer to the debilitating effects? What is Hormone Replacement Therapy? This is a type of medication used to relieve the symptoms of menopause in women. It replaces progesterone and oestrogen (the female sex hormones), which experience a drop towards the start of menopause. Once replaced, the effects of menopause are minimised. Hormone replacement therapy has also been found to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. However, it also has risks associated with it – these depend on the dosage, type of hormone therapy employed and period it is used. What are the Benefits...
  10. Why custom printed envelopes are key for developing brand identity

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      Custom printed envelopes are an excellent way of affordably, yet reliably, improving brand visibility. There’s no greater pressure on a small business than to be noted in a crowded marketplace, and custom printing envelopes is a fantastic way to achieve it on a small budget. It’s now easier than ever, thanks to companies such as Best Buy Envelopes – this means that a business doesn’t need an enormous marketing budget to get that “big company” feel. The importance of unified branding Branding is everything when it comes to making a business successful, and in order to make a brand really stick in the mind of the buying public they need to see it regularly. A brand needs to be concise, easy to understand, and properly promoted. How does this tie into...
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