The Joy of Turning a Sprint Into a Marathon

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.08.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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.

Why The Wanton New Bridget Should Be Adland's New Darling

Grant Feller | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

She may balk at the idea - as may her creator - but Bridget Jones should be the poster girl for a web-savvy generation that becomes the spine for a new consumerism.

Is Advertising Only for the Young?

Zoe Osmond | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Zoe Osmond

As the government removes the default retirement age and the size of the UK population over the age of 50 increases yearly with national healthcare generally improving, one would imagine that careers for older people should continue to flourish. However it appears that in many industries, the opposite is true.

Life Through Google's Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

No one likes to imagine that Google knows more about their personality, than they do. However, a new viral video demonstrates that when it comes t...

Listen to the HAPPI2 Report: There Is Another Way to Address the Housing Shortage

Nick Sanderson | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Sanderson

The UK is facing an increasing housing shortage, and one which needs to be urgently addressed.

NHS Services for Everyone?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Recently I received a survey through the post; apparently out of all the people who live in my area I was selected at random despite the fact my partn...

Middle Age Begins At 55

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Middle age starts much later than originally thought, a study has claimed. According to the research, the average perception of when middle age sta...

'Should Job hogging Over-50s Resign?' -  What is Lucy Kellaway on About?

Chris Ball | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ball

Judging by her piece in the BBC News Magazine Lucy Kellaway seems to think that if everyone over 50 resigned their jobs it would do some good to younger people who are looking for work.

Patsy's Fashion Advice For Young at Heart Isn't So 'Ab Fab'

Carin King | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

It is the sort of skill which only comes with experience and, sadly, the passing of years. However, learning to be comfortable in one's clothes and one's surroundings is surely something that no plastic surgeon - or Joanna Lumley, for that matter - can provide.