How to give your spare room a five-star makeover

Whether your eldest has flown the nest and you want to convert their bedroom, or your spare room has simply been neglected, here’s how to reclaim that space.

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My home, my haven

Guest editor Carol Vorderman shares her favourtie tips for a happy home at any age (whoever lives there)

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How to host a sophisticated picnic

Summer time means picnic time – but forget paper plates and soggy sandwiches. Now it’s just you and your friends to cater for, and you no longer have to accommodate children, you can really impress your guests

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The Best Yoga Poses for Women Over 50

These poses address the common aches and pains you may be experiencing – plus, they’ll leave you feeling supple, strong and stress-free.

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Get retirement ready – now!

It might seem some way away still, but preparing for retirement is a smart and savvy move that your future self will thank you for. Here’s how…

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Chic styles that are great for disguising thinning hair

Fine hair? No problem. These glam, grown-up ideas get the most out of thinner strands.

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Holidays that offer something for you and your partner

Stuck finding a holiday destination you’ll both enjoy? Here’s our guide to trips that’ll suit couples with even the most diverse wish-lists…

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The pre-holiday clean you’ll be so glad you did

After a long time away, it’s a relief to come back to a tidy home. Try this checklist of quick jobs to do before you go on holiday and reap the benefits later.

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Funny at fifty something

Daniela Soave celebrates the rise of female comedians and explores why what they’re talking about makes us laugh

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Learn to paint and wallpaper like a pro

Homes expert Lynnette Peck shares the tricks of the trade so you can add DIY decorating to your repertoire

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Keep your laundry fragrant for longer

With these tips, your clothes will not only smell lovely, but you’ll shrink your laundry pile, too

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How to keep cool and stay covered

Just because you don’t want to swelter on hot, sticky days, it doesn’t mean you have to whip everything off. Here are our top five ways to dress for sunny weather without revealing all.

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Make your garden grandchild-friendly

Little adventurers love to get to know the natural world, but it can be a full-time job to keep them away from hidden dangers. Here’s how to create a safer space they can explore.

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Why May’s bank holidays should equal more ‘me time’

Our celebrity editor, Carol Vorderman, says long weekends should remind us to put work on the back burner and be a little selfish. Hear, hear.

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Lavender love seven ways to bring this sweet scent into your home

For thousands of years people have prized it for its perfume, healing properties and even its flavour. Here are some ideas on how you can use this flowering herb to enjoy a little touch of the south of France

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Loving your age when you’re over 50

Zelda West-Meades, agony aunt for You magazine in the Mail on Sunday, looks at the positives as we get older.

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48 hours in… York

When you’d love to get away but don’t have a lot of time, a mini-break to York offers everything you need to relax, says Daniela Soave

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How not to fall into the senior style trap

Gone are the days when being older means obligatory membership to the “beige brigade” and getting a blue rinse. Here’s how to work it when you’re 50 plus.

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