Middle age

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Skateboarding in middle age: ‘It helps me switch off’
It’s good for mental health, a study found, but what’s it like being an older person at the skatepark?

Rachel Obordo and Alfie Packham

07, Jan, 2022 @3:35 PM

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When a wren sounds a note of hope | Brief letters
Brief letters: A week in politics | Ageing | Thrifty Christmas | Prefixes


09, Dec, 2021 @5:09 PM

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I’m not yet 50 – so why does everyone keep calling me middle-aged?| Zoe Williams
First it was my mother, then one friend after another. As far as I’m concerned, I have at least two years to go, writes Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

07, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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I am not a complete idiot – but try telling that to my mum | Zoe Williams
She’s amazed I’ve managed to get to the age of 48 without slicing off my fingers or blowing up my home

Zoe Williams

09, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Why does my husband think he would be a brilliant bouncer? I blame Liam Neeson | Zoe Williams
It is a strange symptom of ageing that you develop a marvellous and totally misguided confidence in your own abilities. The middle-aged action hero genre really doesn’t help, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

18, Oct, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Wheel life with the ladies in the van
Many middle-aged American women are selling up and shipping out, taking to the roads alone in their mobile homes. By Sally Howard

Sally Howard

28, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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A woman's life doesn't end at 40 – so why does society make us feel that way? | Eleanor Mills
My generation broke down barriers and succeeded on our own terms. Now we refuse to fade politely into the background, says Noon founder Eleanor Mills

Eleanor Mills

13, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Many Generation Xers in UK face financial hardship in retirement
Volatile incomes, debts and insufficient savings pile pressure on 40- to 55-year-olds, study shows

Amelia Hill

02, Mar, 2021 @12:02 PM

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Dance schools expect to see Bill Bailey effect with rush of midlife men
Strictly winner and comedian, 55, hopes he will be inspiration to ‘self-conscious blokes of my vintage’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

21, Dec, 2020 @4:51 PM

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I suddenly feel old. And it’s all down to TikTok sensation Charli D'Amelio | Arwa Mahdawi
Two days ago I had never heard of this teenager with 100 million followers. And I was all the happier for it

Arwa Mahdawi

25, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Over-50s in England ‘prematurely shuffled out of labour market’
DWP data shows decade-long growth in over-50s employment stalled this year

Amelia Hill

10, Sep, 2020 @1:23 PM

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Caitlin Moran: 'Every few years, I reread How To Be A Woman and marvel at what I got wrong'
When the author wrote her 2011 bestseller, she assumed she was through the hard bit. Ten years later, she’s still learning

Caitlin Moran

29, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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