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  1. Befriending the Coronavirus

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    Article by Serge Beddington-Behrens Ph.D   Times have undoubtedly been tough over the last few months, especially if you live alone, feeling like you must walk the other way whenever a ‘mask-less’ person approaches, you can’t just go out and meet friends for a drink or a hug (knowing if we do, we may be risking our lives) and not knowing if our old jobs will ever return. We’re not, as some suggest, ‘all in it together’. The impact of this virus has been much tougher on some of us than on others. What I’ve come to see is that disasters act as magnifiers or intensifiers. If our lives had anyway been a bit insecure emotionally or financially, or if we were anyway feeling...
  2. Midlife Divorce: When is the right time to divide assets on divorcing?

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    Article By Anna Sutcliffe, Jones Myers Senior Family Law Executive Deciding on crucial factors that will change your life forever is challenging at any time – particularly in today’s turbulent climate following the covid-19 pandemic. Physically separating is one thing – but when is the best time to divide your assets? Questions around your financial settlement are not resolved until a final order from the Court sets out your obligations and what you will keep. In most cases, it ends any claims you might have against each other. But what happens if your assets increase or decrease in value after you have separated but while you are still attempting to reach a settlement? Any decisions on “who gets what” will not be based on their value at the time...
  3. How to stop your glasses steaming up when wearing a face mask

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    Tips from Association of Optometrists Wearing a facemask or face covering is becoming the new normal, but one of the minor problems of the COVID-19 pandemic is fogged-up eyewear. This happens when warm breath escapes from the top of the mask and lands on the cooler surface of the lens. Ceri Smith-Jaynes from the Association of Optometrists (AOP) has come up with the following ways you can prevent your glasses from fogging: Tips to prevent glasses fogging Ensure the mask is well-fitted Take a little time to shape the nose wire on your facemask, so it closely follows the contours of your nose and cheeks and secure the top strap well. If your mask has no wire, you...
  4. Top tips for keeping up morale post lockdown, with ideas and resources to help

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    Article By Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., Appreciating Change The fact that lockdown is easing and more businesses including shops are reopening does make if feel that life is beginning to improve.  However, the virus is still with us and this fact combined with keeping up with the ongoing uncertainty and changing rules means that many will still be feeling anxious. To help ourselves what we can do is boost our resilience, finding ways to keep our spirits up. Here are ten tips for managing anxiety and making the best of current circumstances.   Count your blessings   The new science of positive psychology has proved the benefits of the old adage of counting your blessings. There is an exercise known as the ‘three good things’. At the end of each day, identify...
  5. How the Menopause Affects the Skin’s Ageing Process

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    Article by Dr Barnish   What is the menopause? The menopause is defined as a cessation of menstruation for a period of 12 months, and the several years leading up to the menopause are known as the perimenopause. The age women experience the menopause is variable, with the average usually falling between 50 and 53 years. This age group often makes up a large proportion of patients for medical aesthetic practitioners. It is therefore extremely important to understand the relationship between menopause and the skin. Oestrogen Menopause is a result in the decline and changing of our hormone levels. Although it’s different for everyone, the symptoms of the perimenopause average around four years. There are four main hormones that are involved in the menstrual cycle. Oestrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). The skin changes...
  6. Resetting our health after lockdown by Dr Michael Mosley

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    Article by Dr Michael Mosley It has felt like life has been on pause during lockdown – including our motivation to eat healthily and keep our bodies moving. However, as restrictions slowly lift, so does our desire to get our health back on track. But it can be hard to know where to start. Dr Michael Mosley shares his expertise: We all know that eating plenty of fruit and veg and exercising is good for us. But at times, it can be really hard to summon up the enthusiasm, especially during this time of enforced lockdown. However, experts have been very conclusive that for people with pre-existing health conditions, Covid-19 seems to be more severe. This particularly appears to be the case for obese people. However, no matter how much you...
  7. At long last I’m writing for myself! Sue Clark talks about publishing her first book

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    Article by Sue Clark After a lifetime spent writing for others – for radio and TV, newspapers, magazines and PR companies – I decided a few years ago to write something for myself. A novel. A comedy fiction. The time felt right. The job was taking up less of my time and, to be honest, my interest. The mortgage was paid off. The kids had left home … come back, and left again, this time for good. What did I have to lose? I took a creative writing course in Oxford. Mostly for the great advice and industry insights but a little bit so I could boast of being Oxford-educated! I’d recommend a creative writing course to any aspiring novelists, incidentally. I was...
  8. 3 Powerful Ways Women Can Help Other Women In The Post Pandemic World 

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    Article by Andi Simon As COVID-19 forces changes to the economy and American lifestyles, businesses that hope to survive and thrive will need creative ways to deal with these new challenges. And that could mean path-breaking opportunities for women, who often bring a different approach to business leadership than their male counterparts, says Andi Simon (www.andisimon.com), a corporate anthropologist, founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants, and author of the upcoming book Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business. Before the pandemic and economic downturn, over 50% of the U.S. workforce was women and women-owned 40% of the businesses. But as the pandemic disrupted the economy, eliminated jobs, and forced social isolation and remote work, women found themselves scrambling to sustain their jobs, their livelihoods, and their business...
  9. 5 Ways to Stay Mentally Active during Lockdown

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    The fitness sector has consistently grown as more people realise the many benefits of physical activity and the effects it has on their well-being. Now, more attention is shifting to being mentally active too – the perfect complement your overall activity. Going for a run or completing another HIIT session indoors becomes part of your daily routine, but what are some more creative ways to keep your brain engaged, healthy and sensibly occupied when in isolation? The International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring is the leading accreditation body for professional coaches. With that in mind, IAPC&M accredited coach Rima Dahdah shares 5 ways to stay mentally active during isolation. 1. Challenge your brain – chances are, there are many people with an instrument or...
  10. 8 things you can do to support your business if the Coronavirus is hitting hard: Tips from Michelle Mone

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    Tips from Michelle Mone OBE Many women over 50 are running their own business. After health one of the biggest worries for small business owners will be the impact of C19 on their company. From solo freelancers to larger employers the Coronavirus is hitting hard. Businesswoman and entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE was named the Business Start-Up Tsar by David Cameron in 2015 and now sitting in the House of Lords, Lady Mone is focussed on small business, women in business and innovation. Concerned by the impact on UK businesses Michelle has written 8 key points that can be acted upon in these trying times and maybe of use to small businesses, start-ups and mumpreneurs: Ask for help If you are struggling speak to your accountant, business adviser or peers and ask...
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