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  1. Can a Passion for Fashion lead to a new career if you’ve suffered a job loss during the pandemic?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We have been living through unprecedented times as the world has had to navigate the pandemic, with many experiencing job losses as a result. 813,000 jobs have disappeared since the start , 171,000 of those jobs are in retail which primarily affects women. Although retailers are now able to trade again, many familiar names have closed on the high street – a walk through my local town highlights many empty units with fashion and cosmetics seeming to take the brunt of closures. So what are the options for those looking for employment? I often talk about transferrable skills. Those who are used to working with the public generally have excellent communication skills that are well suited to a customer services environment and companies in financial...
  2. Make Up Tips for Women over 50: Video tutorial with make up artist Jo Jewett

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Are you stuck in a makeup rut? Most of us started wearing make up at a time when we were wanting to look older and more sophisticated- and probably still apply it in the same way today as we did then. Make up artist Jo Jewett is on a mission to help women look their best at every age.  She understands women’s faces and what works and doesn’t work.  In fact early in her career she made up some very famous faces, including Princess Diana, Madonna and Bette Midler. Her very straightforward techniques are designed to bring out the best in each of us -knowing where o apply and where to apply shimmer can make a huge difference when it comes to minimising the appearance of wrinkles and disguising hooded eyes. Jo has been a guest on a series of chat...
  3. Review of Betty White, First Lady of American Television:  Inspiration for career longevity and positive ageing

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I just happened to stumble across this documentary about Betty White on Netflix over the weekend. Purely by coincidence I had posted an inspirational quote by Betty about ageing earlier in the day on Fab after Fifty’s social media channels. Made in 2018, this documentary takes a look at Betty’s career – hard to believe that Betty is now 99 years of age and still working! It was filmed over a period of 10 years between 2008 and 2018 and has snippets with former co-stars such as Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Ryan Reynolds. They all had such positive things to say about her. ...
  4. Should Influencers declare if they have had cosmetic procedures when promoting beauty products?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With so much pressure on women to look ‘younger’ and with the rise of online influencers, should there be a mandatory disclaimer if the influencers have had surgical and non-surgical interventions? With the beauty industry launching new products every day with the promise of diminishing our wrinkles, fading age spots, tightening our jawlines and plumping our skin –  ( and there are some excellent skincare products out there that do make a difference to 50 plus skin) – should the way they are presented to us also be realistic? No cream can actually reduce wrinkles in the same way that botox does, so if we see a line free ‘influencer’ chat about the latest skincare product that they have used, should we...
  5. Dark Chocolate Chilli & Orange Flowers Recipe : Sugar Free and Vegan

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    Recipe created by Joanne Wood aka The Balance Kitchen Course: Dessert Cuisine: English Prep time:5minutes Cook time:5minutes Chilling time:3hours Servings: 15 chocolates   You will need: Silicone moulds   Ingredients Option 1 – coconut oil Coconut Oil gives a creamier texture and tends to melt more easily in warmer weather if left at room temp.  Cheapest option and easy to prepare. 100g coconut oil 25g raw cacao powder 5TBSP xylitol – powdered xylitol sugar alternative ground to a powder in a coffee grinder (available as Total Sweet) 2 tsp orange zest 1 pinch chilli powder Option 2 – 100% DARK CHOCOLATE 100% dark chocolate is becoming more widely available in supermarkets and shops. This recipe is mid-price, of the three options, is easy to prepare and gives a nice, hard consistency for finished chocolates. 100g 100% dark...
  6. January Challenge Day 18: Get Up and Dance to Stay Fit and Fabulous over 50 with Video

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Here we are at Day 16 of our January challenge to help us all stay positive and fabulous over 50 as we start the year in lockdown. With the cold damp weather (or even snow!) it can be so easy to cocoon indoors and do no exercise at all.  If we want to stay Fab after Fifty doing no exercise at all really isn’t an option. When it comes to fitness it’s a case of use it or lose it. Movement is key. We are thrilled to  have a guest contributing today’s challenge. Andrea Rose was a professional dancer and she appreciates how important movement is to our overall health and wellbeing. Andrea has put together...
  7. New Year Challenge Day 12 to Stay Fabulous Over 50 in Lockdown: Who do you think you are?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As we begin Day 12 of the challenge, I am suggesting that you find out more about who you are – where did those many talents originate? We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. – Edward Sellner When we entered lockdown in November I decided to research my family tree. On the basis that I wouldn’t be able to do any socialising, and reading in the garden wasn’t as attractive a proposition as it had been during the summer, I decided to take the opportunity to...
  8. New Year Challenge to stay Fabulous Day 2: Walk with a change of direction!

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      Time to mix things up! Do you always walk in the same direction?  Walking offers so many benefits to both general health and mindset. As many of us find ourselves working from home for increasing periods, it is good to break up the day with a dose of fresh air and a break from looking at screens. I do try to go for a walk around my village daily, but I realise that I always take the same route – coming out of my front door and turning right. I only ever see the scenery from the same perspective. So, today’s challenge is really easy. If you have a usual route , reverse it!! In my case I shall turn left and complete my circle...
  9. New Year Challenge to Stay Fabulous over 50 Day One: Bling It On!

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees   Welcome to the first day of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and here is your challenge for tomorrow. Hopefully you’ve read the introduction to the challenge ( there is also a short video talking about the reasons behind it) as we start 2021 in such a different way to any other during our lifetime. We decided that we had to start the challenge with a bit of a statement, so make sure that we all feel absolutely fabulous Julia has set the first challenge asking us to add a bit of bling – even if we are working from home and have become used to wearing jogging bottoms...
  10. Job search over 50: What do you do when you are rejected for a role on the basis of ‘having too much experience’?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon This is a common issue  50plus jobseekers encounter. How do you respond to this? What are the reasons for the potential employer’s concerns? They may assume that you will be using the role simply as a stopgap until you are able to find another position with the same level of seniority and responsibly as your previous position. They may be concerned about the dynamics of you reporting into somebody who may have less experience than you. To address these concerns you need to be able to open up the conversation in a non defensive and non confrontational way. One suggestion I make is to ask a question along the lines of ‘what experience in particular would you like me to forget?’....
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