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  1. Season’s change: Lady T’s top tips on owning autumn: transitions and resolutions

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    Article by Lady Terry Robinson   As the seasons change and summer fades into memory, Lady T aka: author Therese has put together some tops tips to make the transition into autumn whether it’s setting goals, re-inventing yourself or making some realistic resolutions for the season ahead.   “It’s hard to ignore the Back to School signs in the shop windows, the dust in the streets, the yellowing of the leaves and the shift in the air as the days get shorter. Programmed by my own years at school, then again as a teacher and parent, I can never escape the rhythm of the academic year. I take stock, reassess, set goals and make resolution that are far more realistic than the perennial ones abandoned in the first week of January. Fresh starts are not just...
  2. Kasha Grimes on winning Mrs UK Globe Classic 2015 at the age of 53

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    Article by Fab after Fifty Let’s welcome back Kasha Grimes, business entrepreneur and recently crowned Mrs UK Globe Classic 2015. We chatted to Kasha back in March this year and fell in love with her zest for life and desire to get us 50-plus ladies firmly on the global (pardon the pun) map. This is what Kasha had to say: I was extremely honoured to be approached back in March by Fab after Fifty to share the chronicles of my life with other like-minded ladies who are looking forward to living life to the full in the next half of the century. It certainly has been a busy time, carrying out all my commitments at work and home, as well as fulfilling my continued passion for pageantry. For those ladies who did not see my previous...
  3. Who would you like to look like in a bikini over 50? Helen Mirren or Elle Macpherson?

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    It seems many women over 50 were inspired by those bikini photos of Helen Mirren a couple of years ago. Helen Mirren,now 70), is the celebrity most 50+ women hope to look like on the beach, results from a poll by the retailer JD Williams has revealed. Mirren was named the out and out winner in a Facebook poll of 2,000 women, when asked to vote which celebrity looks best on the beach. Other celebrities such as Jerry Hall, Goldie Hawn and Lorraine Kelly also ranked highly. Carie Barkhuizen, spokesperson for JD Williams says; “Helen is the epitome of 50+ and fabulous. She has embraced her age and shape with style and grace.” It seems more women over 50 are now buying bikinis. The celebrity poll was conducted by the retailer after...
  4. Lorraine Kelly on designing clothes for women over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I met with Lorraine a few months ago at the start of her venture with JD Williams – we talked all things about life and style over 50 and of course clothes!! At the time Lorraine’s own designs weren’t available to buy – they have been for a while now , but when I met with Lorraine she was keen to stress just how hands on she was in the process and the amount of thought she gave to each of her designs.  There was one dress in particular that I really liked a) because I loved the freshness of the colours b) it has sleeves and c) the detail on the back. ...
  5. Sex in Advertising Sells: So why NOT to the Over 50s?

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    By Geoffrey Rowan   The Trouble with Good Old Sex Marketers have a sex problem. They slather it liberally onto any brand surface where it might stick – the ultimate consumption aphrodisiac. No one gets fired from a marketing job for saying, “sex sells.” But at the same time, they ignore or alienate the source of half of all household spending because sexy older people … well – that’s ridiculous. The failing of marketers is that we tend to prematurely sexualize young people, and prematurely desexualize older people. Teens and pre-teens, soaking in their volatile stew of hormonal dysphoria, are bombarded with images and messages they can’t or shouldn’t understand, with dangerous ramifications that they are massively unprepared to deal with. The marketers’ message: “Think sexy, be sexy, be sexier. No, even sexier.” Meanwhile, mature...
  6. The Heart of Relating: Does your ego get in the way of relationships?

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    By Carmella B’Hahn   Every moment of every day, all of us are relating, either consciously or unconsciously, with ourselves, others and life. Our relationships can be a major source of sustenance – fulfilling our crucial need for connection, belonging, and giving/receiving love, however, quite often they are a source of stress.   Communication skills – the bedrock of successful relationships – are not on the mainstream education syllabus and children are generally left to learn to relate by absorbing the behaviour of those around them. Without conscious work on our part to change any unhelpful past influences, we will still be repeating them decades later, to be absorbed, in turn, by youngsters now in our orbit. How often have you caught a glimpse of your mother or father in the mirror of late?...
  7. Look stylish over 50. How many ways can you style one little black dress? Video series

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      Article by Ceri Wheeldon Just to make a change from my usual dresses with sleeves series, I have taken one, sleeveless black dress (from Ceme London) and started a video series to see just how many ways it can be styled. We all like to look stylish over 50, but we don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune, which is why I decided to see just how versatile a simple black dress can be.   We all have that black dress in our wardrobe that probably doesn’t get worn as often as it should, so I have set myself the challenge of seeing how many different looks I can come up – for day, evening, casual, formal. I have accessorised with items from my own wardrobe- mixing...
  8. 10 Easy Steps to lose weight, look younger and feel healthier : Review of Eat Nourish Glow

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon It is refreshing to come across a book which is straightforward, talks common sense and makes you want to take accountability for your own health. Eat. Nourish. Grow. by Amelia Freer guides you through 10 steps to destock and restock your cupboards and your approach to diet and fitness. Starting many of her chapters with thought provoking quotes such as : Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later...
  9. Better with Age: From Losing it to Using it

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    Article by Phyllis Strupp One spring morning in 2008, my husband Peter and I were out for our morning walk. Out of the blue, this healthy 53-year-old man declared, “I think I’m losing it.” Resisting the temptation to respond, “You finally noticed,” I asked why he thought this way. He said that his mind was not as sharp as it used to be; he was taking longer to remember names and information. Furthermore, his paternal grandmother, who had lived to be 100, had struggled with Alzheimer’s for decades, so he was convinced that he had “the gene” and the process had already set in. 95% of Alzheimers cases are not linked to genes I told him that some 95% of Alzheimer’s cases are not linked to the genes you...
  10. The Health Benefits of Tai Chi for Positive Ageing

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We all know about the importance of exercise – especially as we are living longer and want to age positively and enjoy those extra years coming our way. With 50 becoming the new 40 or even 30, 60 the new 50, we are all looking to embrace life and have the health and energy to live it to the full, but for many of us hitting the gym just doesn’t appeal. So what about more gentle alternatives? There are always new exercise crazes hitting the tabloid headlines – but more traditional forms of exercise such as Tai Chi have stood the test of time – and been applauded by institutions such as the Harvard Medical School  for delivering health benefits. The Benefits of Tai Chi Said...
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