Belinda Clarke

“I finally found a job I don’t want to retire from”

As well as boosting your income, becoming an Avon rep can improve your social life, get you outdoors, and provide your community with a much-loved service.

Siobhan Daniels
Real Life

“We don’t retire, we refire” – 7 life-changing lessons from a “retirement rebel”

Siobhan Daniels was floored by her menopause years but, since retiring, she’s found joy as a motorhome nomad on a solo adventure

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Real Life

Tea experts blast PG Tips’ new one-minute tea bag

Forget the “milk first?” question, a hot debate is brewing over PG Tips' quick new tea bag. Where do you stand?

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Real Life

Do rogue apostrophes make your blood boil? Join the club

Gilded pin of grammar or greengrocer’s nemesis? Why one apostrophe activist is fighting to preserve the threatened and misunderstood punctuation mark.

A girl and her grandmother lie on the grass laughing
Real Life

Are you much-needed emergency childcare? 5 ways to be brilliant (and stay smiling)

With the new school year underway, we share some expert tips for coping when those holiday childcare requests roll in

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Real Life

“I felt redundant” – 6 ways to cope with an empty nest

With the university exodus on the horizon, an expert shares her advice on how to cope with the sadness an empty nest can bring

Katreen Hardt

“I’m with Jennifer Aniston – I feel no shame in being single”

Why is being fiftysomething and single still taboo, asks writer Katreen Hardt

A woman blows a big bubble using pink chewing gum.
Real Life

Are you a people-pleaser? The signs to look out for and 4 ways to stop

We speak to women with one question in common: why did it take us until our fifties to stop people-pleasing?

Marianne Jones and her mum lean their heads together and smile
Real Life

“Dementia has taken my mother from me – but her scrapbook has helped us reconnect”

Marianne Jones was sifting through her mum's belongings when she made an emotional discovery

A clubber smiles while holding a drink in a nightclub
Real Life

One foot in the rave – meet the clubbers who refuse to quit

Fans of the “age-nostic” dance music scene – which can actually be good for your health – share their stories.