Tag: 50

Shaping your own old age

WIth the prospect of longevity, I wanted to do something to improve my chances of a happy, healthy old age. It was an enormous goal, so I broke it into 12 modules and tiny actions. I would be shaping my own old age.

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Trailer for How To Be Old—a podcast with poems

A new podcast about an unpopular topic: old age Have you had a wake-up birthday, when you realise with a shock that you are no longer young? And yet life is long: if you’re 50+ you might live for another 30 or 40 years. It’s hard to imagine what life might be like when you […]

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Beauty tips for older ladies

Beauty tips are redundant for women in their 80s and 90s. Most of us haven’t got the eyesight or the patience to use 40 products and 12 steps just to dress up our faces. Please stop telling me how to look young. That is not how I want to spend my bonus years, my 80s and 90s.

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Humming: a novel for people under 50, over 50 or exactly 50

Get Humming for your Kindle This is certainly a book for the bonus years, because it’s about two people turning 50, one rather flamboyantly, one more tentatively. Ivan the narcissistic artist prefers disasters to happiness, and the more the merrier. He believes that happiness after 50 is impossible by definition, and that he is the only […]

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