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Smiling Really Is Making You Look Older

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that a duck face pout is the expression of choice for that perfect Instagram selfie, even if it is pretty damn irritating. But now it ...

The Invisible Women - Our Culture's Obsession With Youth

Rebecca Lightbody | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Lightbody

Young women have an acute understanding of what the power of youth means, particularly when it comes to sexuality. Youth is something that is so sought after - we long to be able to capture our physical youth through beauty products and surgery.

Can Social Innovations Meet The Challenge Of Ending Age Apartheid?

Stephen Burke | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

Ending age apartheid and promoting social integration between generations can help build a country for all ages, where we are united not divided. In Brexit Britain that must be an ambition worth sharing and pursuing.

Six Reasons Why 45 Is The Worst Age

Caroline Bourne | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.

How To Help The 'Baby Boomer' Generation Age Well

Anna Dixon | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Today's Annual Report from the Chief Medical Officer tackles a subject close to our hearts - how to help the 'baby boomer' generation age well. As the CMO points out, people aged 50-70 are a large and diverse group: over 35% of the population are over 50 and the median age is already 40.

Institutional Ageism Is Still Prevalent - It's Time We Woke Up

Patrick Stannah | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

Yet despite this massive cultural shift in the way over 65s live their lives, I believe institutional ageism is still entrenched in society. And it's something we all have to play a part in helping to address.

Why Millennials Voted Remain in the EU Referendum

Beth Burks | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Burks

Children are the greatest learners. Hopefully we will learn from our own history - the generations coming behind us will be more connected, more global and different in ways we can only imagine. However, it is clear to say that a lot of us feel let down by Thursday's decision.

Why You Must Vote Today - On Behalf of Those Who Can't

Euan Healey | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Today, as you might have heard (I mean no-one has really mentioned it at all), Britain finds itself on the precipice of the greatest decision it has had to make in a generation. This question eats the West Lothian question for breakfast, and snacks on general elections. That's right - it's referendum time!

Unmeasurable You - SATs for Six Year Olds

Anne Marshall | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

When the spider had eight legs, and they asked you how many legs two spiders would have, so you drew the other spider complete with eyelashes, hair and glasses - Let's hope your artwork brightens the assessor's day when they're marking your paper.

The Wonder Years

Anne Look | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Where do you see yourself in five years time? Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about it. Make a coffee if you will. Watch the kettle...

Dear Older Me

Ben Moore | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Dear Older Me, You have just turned 35 and you have been giving some thought to the sort of person you hope to be (and not be) when you are older. Yo...

Admitting to Being a Belieber at 35!

Vicki Psarias | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

Now for those literally without a clue about Bieber (where've you been people?)-he's a YouTube-discovered child star, now 20 something with a smooth and catchy singing voice, with a doey-eyed Joey Lawrence back in the day style look about him.

Five Fearless Females - A Guide for Every Age

Noelle Reno | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

Fear is highly relative to the individual and it changes as we move through stages of life. Regardless of age, it is often the very thing we fear the most that is holding us back in all areas of our lives.

The Joy of Turning a Sprint Into a Marathon

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I now look back on a life filled with adventure and excitement as living a series of sprints. What has changed for me is the absolute assurity that I would die young has gone. I now hit 50 years on this planet knowing that I have no idea how long I have ahead for the first time in my life.

What's Your Inside Age?

Lorna Harris | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Harris

So, I'm taking back what I said tonight. I'm not 37. I'm 41, and I'm cool with that. I have to tell myself that it's as young as I will ever be again and should therefore be embraced.

On Turning 21

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Getting older is also really funny, because when I was a teenager I liked the feeling of being one, of being a youth. Yet now that I'm a little older, I'd never want to go back to being that age.

Birthdays: A Time to Reflect

Jared Joffe | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

Getting older can present us with a number of challenges, but aging comes with rewards too. Unlike the body, the mind (while it's still sound) is capable of taking on more from age thirty and beyond. In fact, its depth increases as we continue to feed it and experience more from life.

The Age Race - Be Fabulous at Any Age

Tobi Olujinmi | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tobi Olujinmi

The idea of getting older and entering a whole new decade can be daunting when the focus is on attempting to adhere to social standards determined by age. However, when we do away with the sets of lists and various expectations, which are age dependent, we are able to embrace where we are and look forward to where we are going.

Turning 30

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Thought I'd share on something in the hope that I'm not the only one to feel like it. I can already hear my older friends grown at the title of this blog. I'll probably get a few "wait until you hit 40/50" comments. And rightly so I guess.

The Ethereal Age: The Blessings of Getting Old

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

It happens to all of us as we get older- we find the richness of our memories satiating, filling us with a sort of glee that the thought of things past becomes more than enough. Age is rued by many but it can be a joyful experience. When I was little I wanted to be older.

Young at Work - And Don't We Know It

Sarah Kwong | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Last year, when I was 23, I was asked to do some freelance work for a website. It was a really exciting opportunity, and I couldn't wait to take on a new challenge. A few days in, my boss emailed me. Nestled between the chitchat was a question about my age. As in, what is it? Happily, I told her. And that's when everything changed.

Never Trust Anyone Under 30

Madeline Parra | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Madeline Parra

Born in 1987, I was definitely not alive for the original version of the quip in the title, "Never trust anyone over 30," which exhorted young people ...

What Your Handshake Reveals About You

PA | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Are you a firm or limp handshake kind of person? It is commonly thought that the style of a person's handshake can reveal something about their emotio...

Becoming an Overnight 'Phenomenon'

Monica Porter | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Monica Porter

The book contains much else besides the titillating fact that as a 60-year-old I had intimate encounters with a few of London's 'hot young dudes', but that was the focus of all the media attention. Of course I know how newspapers work and I understand tabloid-ese. I just didn't think that this revelation was something to get so lathered up about in 21st Century Britain.

Why Are More Women Than Men Single After 60?

Catherine Thomas | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Thomas

Feminists would take the stance that this is somehow to do with the male appetite for a younger model. Women are left alone fending for themselves after a marriage breakdown and fated to an existence of meals for one and loneliness whilst their ex partner enjoys the fruits of youth. The truth, however, is often less interesting than spin.