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  1. “I’m not going into my fifties quietly!” says Amy White

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    Article by Amy White “I’m not going into my fifties quietly!” This has been my deepest knowing as I approached this milestone in my life.  And this motto has been evolving for the past decade. Turning forty felt empowering, like a new way of coming home to myself, but as I’ve approached my 50th birthday, this feeling of freedom has taken on a deeper resonance. While many of us are conditioned to believe that a woman’s value is defined, at least in part, by her age, completely and wholeheartedly embracing this milestone is an act of love and revolution. The difference in this new chapter is that in the past, the desire to become a more authentic version of myself felt a bit forced. While there was shifting in my...
  2. Life over 50: When adult children still live at home: Please Leave Me!

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    Article by Jayne Webb When I grew up it was accepted that at the age of 18 you would go off to further education and, on graduating, you would move into your own place, or you would start work at 18 and share a flat with some mates. This norm unfortunately isn’t normal anymore. Staggeringly the average age to leave home is now 32, which means I could be well into my 60s before I have the proper opportunity to experience ’Empty Nest’ syndrome. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my children. I just might love them a bit more if they were not here all the time. As a mother you nurture your offspring. You run their childhood lives for them, you wipe away their tears and...
  3. Cosmetic Surgery Goes Wrong? What Are the Rights You Have? 

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    Have you had a cosmetic surgery recently gone wrong, and you don’t know what to do? Don’t worry, here is a complete guide of all the rights you have and how to complain against it.   A cosmetic surgery is very delicate and requires immense precision and experience. If there are any complications or anything goes wrong, you will be scarred for life. So, make sure you go to a trained hospital or clinic that is licensed to practice this.  Research the surgeon thoroughly. Ensure that any before or after photos are of surgeries they have performed personally and are not ‘stock photos’. Ask questions at your consultation regarding complaints or claims against the surgeon or their practice. The surgeon you go with should also have a good...
  4. Midlife Divorce: How separated parents can support their children’s return to school

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    By Kate Banerjee, head of Jones Myers Children’s Department Many children and young people will no doubt be feeling apprehensive as they return to the classroom for the first time since March this year. However, the school environment and routine that used to be reassuring and familiar to them has changed dramatically as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. New measures implemented to help safeguard pupils’ well being include one way systems, different playground rules and staggering starting and finishing times. Secondary pupils in local lockdown areas will also have to wear face coverings in school corridors.  While looking forward to being reunited with their friends, children and teenagers will understandably feel anxious about the new rules, particularly those who are old enough to have seen...
  5. What every couple should know about prostate cancer…

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    Article by Saheed Rashid, Managing Director, BXTAccelyon  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, and arguably the most intimate too, which can cause many men to feel embarrassed when it comes to discussing their symptoms or treatment options with a specialist. Indeed, it can be all too easy to dismiss potential symptoms of prostate cancer as “just part of getting older”. Yet with diagnoses on the rise – and treatment options available that can suit even the most active of lifestyles – it’s more important than ever that men feel confident in discussing any health concerns they might have. Here are some important things every couple should know about prostate cancer. Signs & Symptoms Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. The...
  6. 9 Regrets That Women Over 50 Didn’t See Coming 

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    Article by Heather Farrell   This is the list you’ll wish you could somehow sneak back to your younger self in your own handwriting with a heading that reads: Stuff to get over first, hotshot…..   Regret #1 Not Admitting To Faults & Weaknesses Sooner The fastest way to win the hearts and minds of humans is by allowing them to see your imperfections. Shine a big spotlight, and laugh out loud about your awkward, embarrassing inadequacies and you’ll be met with friendly people who want to help and support you.     The Quick Fix: The next time you feel the blood draining chill of embarrassment, take a breath and try laughing it off instead. People will relate to your...
  7. Why We Can’t Try To Please Everyone

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    Article by Dr Karen Kaye Graham, author of Accept How You Feel and Mind What You Think It can feel really good to please someone or when we make people happy. However, there is a big difference between doing our best to please some people – and trying too hard or expecting that we can please everyone. Trying too hard to please someone is stressful and can lead to more disappointment or frustration. We feel under pressure to succeed because we think we should be able to make them happy, or that somehow, we just need to do more. We remain worried or have concern in the back of our mind that they won’t be satisfied, or about not doing enough for them, or perhaps even being good enough. Having the...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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