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If smiling really makes you look older, is kindness not still worth it?

If smiling really makes you look older, is kindness not still worth it?

A study has shown smiling contributes to the perception of aging unless you are over 60. By then, it's too late as the damage is done! Should this news cause those sensitive about their appearance to scowl instead of smile, hoping to rob a few months' wear off their face, it's a pity. Do we really need to care if a simple smile makes us look a tad older when surely it also makes us look n... read more>
Are you a seniorpreneur?

Are you a seniorpreneur?

Is independent business ambition alive and well enough in the over fifties to justify the term 'seniorpreneur?' The impression it's mainly younger people running start-up companies may be only half the story. Research suggests that mature Australians are founding one-third of new businesses, and they may even be doing better. It seems that all that experience, skills and work-life bala... read more>
Why do we as older men dress so badly?

Why do we as older men dress so badly?

Guys, let's face it, we may need some wardrobe advice as just because we are getting older doesn't mean we should stop caring. I’ve just heard of one older man in rural Victoria who is so unimpressed with our attire that he's writing a book to raise standards. It’s also sadly true it's been too long since anyone complimented me for anything I was wearing.  Am I overreacting? Does it ma... read more>
Who dares make travel plans now, let alone at Christmas?

Who dares make travel plans now, let alone at Christmas?

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out into the wider world, along comes a variant to put you right back in your place. Border closures, multiple COVID tests, extensive quarantine requirements, all with differing demands between states, let alone nations. So is it wise or worthwhile to rely on any travel plans, especially overseas excursions, in the near future? And how do yo... read more>
25 Years Married - How Would You Celebrate?

25 Years Married - How Would You Celebrate?

Enough already. We have just dredged up 25-year old videos, long lost guests and even my original wedding suit as part of our silver anniversary celebrations. Others, such as TV journalist Lisa Wilkinson, go even further for their anniversaries, with vow renewal ceremonies and full-scale dress-ups. Given many FiftyUp members, if your unions have survived, would have or be knocking on clos... read more>