Single and too fabulous to settle

Melanie Daly lives and breathes feisty, late-40something fabulousness, and she’s not the slightest bit worried about being single. “The very best thing about living alone is never being dragged down by anyone else’s baggage,” Melanie says. “I rent...

Stick with your football team forever if you’re a proper fan (even if it is run by a **** in a Bentley)

Supporting a football club is a lifelong commitment: you’ve got to stick with your team forever if you’re a proper fan, even if it is run by an overpaid bloke in a Bentley According to a poll held by the Football Association, the average...

Butting heads with your adult children

It’s hard to know what to do when your grown-up offspring turn on you and they’re just too big for the naughty step… In a recent online argument with my 22-year-old daughter, things quickly became heated. Fingers bounced off keyboards both ends in a...

“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...

7 great things to learn over 50

Use it or lose it, so they say, and this includes flexing the grey matter. We all know that doing a crossword or Sudoku helps to keep us sharp, but the actual practice of learning something new is incredibly beneficial to our well-being and brain...

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