Aging

There Are No Handbooks for the Darkness Cancer Brings - But Music Helped Me Survive

Pepi Lemer | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pepi Lemer

There has been much written about mortality, but there are no handbooks to help the sufferer cope with the darkness that engulfs them through their treatment and after. I went through 10 months of life without colour or everydayness.

The Winning Anti-Ageing Combination for Your Skin

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Retinoids are a firm favourite with both dermatologists and beauty editors alike. There are a large number available, all marketed for their anti-aging properties, but the truth is they are not all the same in their potency or effects. So how do you know which one to buy? Are the prescription strength ones better than the ones you can buy over the counter?

Punished for Your Age

Beth Britton | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

How we move the agenda beyond seeing a person through the prism of their age is something that I fear will be a long hard road to tread. Older people are seen by many younger people as an unnecessary drain on public resources, while at the same time many older people who want to contribute more to society are restricted from doing so by ageist policies and practices.

Those Ageist Taboos About Women, Yet Again

Claudia Spahr | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents
Claudia Spahr

Two women making the news just because they decide their age isn't a problem. Two women living the life they want to live. Because they can. And it's 2016. Not a single man makes the news when he becomes a dad after 48 ½.

The Wonder Years

Anne Look | Posted 31.03.2016 | 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...

To Age or Not to Age? That Seems to Be the Question

Louisa Cavell | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Cavell

This may seem perfectly harmless but it got me wondering, in this world obsessed with staying youthful-looking and flawless, should I be breaking out the anti-wrinkle cream? In asking myself this I realised that I have, from here on out, a decision to make not only about the way I age but if I even choose to age at all.

Sod Ageing, Screw Ageing

Muir Gray | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Muir Gray

Here in Britain, we love to depict the pensioner as a sort of curmudgeonly character shuffling around, bent over their walking stick, complaining about anything to anyone who will listen. Just look at the 'elderly crossing' sign which lines our roads! This is a classic example of the outdated image of ageing.

Five Benefits of Being Middle-Aged

Katy Cox | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Cox

Twenty five minutes into the show, I grabbed the remote control in a frenzy and hit PAUSE. Carrie was straddling her new boyfriend on the armchair and he had his hands up her top and his tongue planted half way down her throat.

It's Old Age, Jim, but Not as We Know It...

Jeroen Tas | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jeroen Tas

This year in fact, out of a global population of 7 billion, there are 900 million people over the age of 60. This figure is expected to rise to 2.4 billion by 2050, meaning that we will soon be living in a world with more old people than children, with many at a more advanced age than ever before.

Pensioner Prisoners - New Regimes for an Aging Population

Jerry Petherick | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK
Jerry Petherick

The prison population, in common with the rest of the UK, is aging. Recent figures show that in 2002 just over one in 20 prisoners was aged 50 or ove...

Julia Roberts Shares Stunning Makeup Free Photo On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Style

Julia Roberts has taken to Instagram to share a stunning makeup free selfie and some powerful words of wisdom about the beauty industry. Quoting B...

Age Reversal Video Is A Sobering Reminder Of The Power Of Digital Alterations

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time Hollywood's unrealistic beauty standards make you feel shit about yourself, bear this jaw-dropping before-and-after in mind. Digital arti...

Disrupting the Age Game

Sara McKee | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McKee

Three years ago I started the Evermore journey, determined to provide positive lifestyle choices for people in later life. Key to this has been changing the conversation around ageing as for too long it had focussed on either decrepitude or the cost of care.

Scientists Reveal Their Tips For A Long Life

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Quit smoking, lower your cholesterol, drink no more than four cups of coffee a day and you could be well on your way to hitting 100, scientists have s...

Design and Care: Moving Beyond Utility Towards Beauty

Ian Spero | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Ian Spero

Regular readers will be aware of my interest in the £4 million Long Term Care Revolution. LTCR aims to give UK businesses a head start in transformin...

Age of No Retirement Is Over-Stated: Most of Us Would Rather Spend Time With Family

Wendy Loretto | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Loretto

Having been in work for the majority of their lives, most people valued free-time over work if they had the option in older age. Perhaps unsurprising I admit, but what is interesting is how views on retirement differ between men and women.

This Is The Fastest Really Old Man In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Sport

Sports enthusiast and 95-year-old retired dentist Dr. Charles Eugster has become the fastest man in his age category after beating the 200 metre indoo...

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.

Dementia or Are We There Yet?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Aging is about saying goodbye and a reminder of the ephemeral nature of life. Botox and plastic surgery are the favoured companions of many these days but they appeal to our fear of life and by inference, death. It is a sad indictment of our society that we do not value older people or the process of aging.

Thirty Ways You Know You're in Your 30s

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

You're at the counter with your alcohol. The cashier gives you the double take and you think, 'Go on - do it'. It actually happens - they ask for ID. Cue mini victory dance (unless you don't actually have any ID on you and have to walk out wine-less. Burn).

Old People Around The World Share Their Message For Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A YouTuber has ventured across the globe to interview the older generation armed with just one question. ""What's the one thing you would say to an...

Truly Inspiring Facebook Page Proves Age Is Just A Number

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An inspiring photographer has gained thousands of Facebook followers by proving age doesn't limit you. The Age Of Happiness is the brainchild of Vl...

Life at 75

Beth Britton | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Mum has recently celebrated her 75th birthday, and while many writers often fail to put the voice of older people at the forefront of their writing, I wanted to go some way to redressing that balance by finding out directly from my mum what life is really like at 75.

How Drinking Drastically Changes From Your Twenties To Thirties

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most appropriate insight into age and alcohol goes to... this on-point video from Buzzfeed, showing the differences between drinking...

Building Our Way to a Brighter Future: Are Politicians Parking the Issue?

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

When this new housing is built, this will inevitably mean changes to local infrastructure and new roads being built. At present, older people face a disproportionately high number of accidents on the road - the Department for Transport reports that older people are between two and five times more likely to be killed or suffer a serious injury on the road than a younger person.