‘We don’t hire people like you’: what happens when you’re out of work and 50-something

It’s all very well starting a brand new career in your fifties if that’s what you wanted to do, but what if you lose your job having been quite happy with it, thank you very much? “When you hit 50, they don’t hire you any more...

“I hid my prostate cancer scare from my wife” – why men’s silence about health can be deadly

Peeing blood made Bob Blair go to his doctor for tests, but he spent a week waiting for the results before telling his wife. Suffering in silence can be deadly, so why do men do it? The saga started with an ordinary 20-mile cycle ride along the...

10 big business tips for second life entrepreneurs

Network like mad, help others without expecting anything in return, and never go to work in your pyjamas! Colin Spiller helps fledgling enterprises spread their wings, as well as running his own sales and marketing consultancy. Here are his top tips...

10 classic films to binge-watch right now

Watching classic films can be a way to pass the time, and to revel in some good old fashioned nostalgia. It’s a while still before we can go to the cinema, despite light at the end of the tunnel. But there are still classic films to binge...

5 Books for Lovers

Discover some books that shed light and insight on the oldest of emotions. At Valentine’s Day our thoughts turn to love and romance. It can be found in all walks of life and all times of life, and it’s definitely not the preserve of the young...

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