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Can looking at pictures of food actually affect your appetite?

Nutrition

Join in the fun with Wink Bingo’s new breakfast theme – share your photos and be in with a chance to win prizes.

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Detox for your dog

Pets

Dieting for dogs? Chistmas is not good for your pet dog - all the treats can damage their health. Try this liver recipe from Mogens Eliasen...

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Malnourished elderly going unnoticed says Task Force

Nutrition

10 tips to tackling malnutrition with food for older people...

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Five great vegetable side dishes

Food & Drink

Health conscious vegetable side dishes to delight your taste buds and your New Year diet plans.

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Your winter wellness war chest

Nutrition

Boost your winter cold immunity with vitamin D3, Echinacea, Beta-Glucans and Probiotics....

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Seasonal vegetables

Recipes

Sprouts and Parsnips ... you either love them or hate them and they are an integral part of Christmas. Here are two recipes that will win...

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Vitamin supplements: a waste of time?

Nutrition

New research suggests that for many of us, taking vitamin supplements is a waste of time. But what is the truth behind the headlines?

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Winter driving hazards

Motoring

The winter months are fast upon us and while, as drivers, we feel safe in our cars with the heating on full blast, changes to the weather...

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Pomegranate cocktails

Food & Drink

Super food pomegranate in cocktails? Why not add an extra dash of colour and exotic flavour to the Christmas party season?...

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Last Vegas

Film

Comedy road trip starring Hollywood veterans Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline

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Health news – A nation of pill-poppers?

Health

The rise of the antidepressant and simple heart health. 50connect looks behind the headlines looking at the news stories that impact YOU....

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Baking: hearty steak, shallot and mushroom pie

Recipes

This twist on steak pie - the comfort food classic - uses soft sweet shallots and mushrooms to chase away the winter chill. ...

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Health round-up

Health

50connect looks behind the headlines looking at the news stories that impact YOU.

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10 Easy ways to boost energy

Nutrition

Feeling tired and lethargic as we head into winter? Here's how to revive your get up and go......

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Over-55s most likely to have a house in good repair

Home Improvements

If you're retired or looking forward to retirement and want to enjoy a house in a good state of repair, it makes sense to get the house...

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The benefits of physiotherapy for back pain

Health

Back pain is a very common condition among older people, but simple exercise and physiotherapy can reduce its impact on your life.

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Bullied over 50s – a hidden problem

Relationships and dating

10-20% of elderly people have suffered bullying from people in their own community: verbal intimidation, physical abuse - and this may be...

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Apple strudel for dummies

Recipes

Enjoy all the pleasure of baking apple strudel without any of the pain of making the pastry....

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Dacia Duster exceeds expectations in a new era of affordable SUVs

Motoring

Adrian Foster is impressed by the Dacia Duster 1.5 dCi 110 2WD 5dr
Lauréate

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Are you still in love?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

If you find you can't talk about your 'loved one' without complaining about them, it's time to re-evaluate your relationship....

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The formula for a healthy and happy later life

Health

Dr Todd Kashdan reveals a novel formula for better health for over 50s...

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Alpha Hydroxy Acids in skin care

Beauty, Fashion & Beauty

What are Alpha Hydroxy Acids and what role do they play in skin care?Cleopatra bathed in milk, and noble European ladies pampered their bodies with wine baths to have silky smooth skin.

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Edinburgh International Festival

What's on

Laurence Green reports on the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance at the Edinburgh International Festival....

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Merguez sausage with Puy lentils

Recipes

A simple, delicious twist on a French classic with the attractive health benefits of lentils...

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Uncovering my father’s exploits at Dunkirk

History & Genealogy

Bill Ward never got to talk to his father about his wartime service in the Merchant Navy but his search led him to Operation Dynamo and the evacutation of Dunkirk

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Natural skin care in the sun

Beauty, Fashion & Beauty

Sara Hamer's tips for avoiding sun damage to ageing skin and two recipes for natural sun lotion....

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Help for ingrown toenails

Health

Dr Suzanne Belyea offers tips to take the pain out of an infected ingrowing toenail and how to care for your feet....

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Early 19th century poor laws

History & Genealogy

Understanding ancestors from the first half of the 19th century.

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Boost your health by eating breakfast

Health

Skipping breakfast has been consistently associated with various health risks. It's not just an old wives tale! Breakfast really is the...

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Skin Discoloration

Beauty, Fashion & Beauty

Freckles, age spots, pregnancy mask - these harmless skin defects can be quite an annoying problem....

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Lawn care tips

Gardening

The summer months are high maintenance for lawns, here a few tips to keep your green space in tip top condition.

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Decadent devilled scallops with bacon

Recipes, Food & Drink

Devilled scallops are great at great summer food, ideal for alfresco eating on warm evenings. Here are a couple of quick recipes that...

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Genealogy – Is there a skeleton in your closet?

History & Genealogy

50connect has teamed up with Genes Reunited to share some basic tips to get your family history research started, from drawing up your...

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Book review: Forget-Me-Not Summer

Books

Katie Flynn’s latest instalment of her period Liverpool series is a Wartime tale of a daughter’s search for love and her missing mother.

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Sweet Eve strawberry, ricotta, lemon and cream tart

Food & Drink

Sweet juicy and plump - strawberries are a quintessentially British summer fruit. Try this delicious and simple tart recipe. ...

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Beautiful harbour holidays in Europe

Travel

Matthew Payne finds there's much more on the coast than beach holidays in this guide to some of Europe's most beautiful harbours. ...

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I’m a nurse, why should I care?

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Natalie Ranger-Sizeland looks at the changing face of the care sector and what it means to be a professional carer.

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Over 50s count the cost of divorce

Relationships, Relationships and dating

ONS figures find proportion of older couples divorcing is up by 58 per cent since 2010....

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Prawns with chopped garlic and Iberico Ham

Food & Drink

Jose Pizarro prepares classic Spanish tapas - Prawns with chopped garlic and Iberian Ham...

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Healthy food tips for over 50s

Nutrition

Simple recipe for good health after your 50th birthday – good nutrition and regular exercise

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Care and elderly relatives

News

Care.com research finds over 45s unwilling to discuss elder care needs...

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50 is young and ripe for reinvention

News

Study uncovers 50+ generation's attitude to life, the universe and aging, and reveals huge appetite for learning...

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Geotourism in The Azores

Europe

Ben Whitmarsh explores the spectacular volcanic landscapes of the Atlantic archipelago, The Azores

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Digital skills for over 50s

News

Kensington & Chelsea college partner with Second Half Centre to teach digital skills to people over 50...

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Doro PhoneEasy 614 review

Technology

Is it necessary to have a mobile range designed specifically for older phone users?...

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UK’s first hair transplant – by robot

Men's Health

Revolutionary ‘Robograft’ is used for the very first time in Europe

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Cotswolds: Motoring for pleasure

Around The UK

John Carter reveals the romance of the Cotswolds...

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Personal power & relationships

Relationships, Relationships and dating

Margaret Paul explains how embracing spiritual values can help release your personal power....

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Shopping in Malaga: the ultimate winter blues antidote

Europe

Malaga’s mild climate makes it the ideal place for a relaxed city break.

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Older men advised to keep an eye on oral health

Health

Research reveals a possible link between tooth loss and blindness in older men....

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Nutrition: Cancer fighting root vegetables

Nutrition

Cruciferous vegetables contain compounds that fight cancer and help strengthen resistance to other health issues...

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7 super sausage recipes

Recipes

The British banger is a real winter warmer – but did you know the sausage originates from Iraq?

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The Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Canada

World Wide

Ben Whitmarsh travels to Canada stunning North West Territories to see the Aurora Borealis....

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Gibraltar rocks

Europe

The Rock of Gibraltar, located at the tip of the Iberian peninsula is a great holiday and short break destination reports David Powell....

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How to make the perfect gravy

Recipes

Dean Edwards shows how to make a delicious, rich brandy gravy for roast chicken

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Beauty tips for an eco lifestyle

Beauty, Fashion & Beauty

Avoid toxins and live a greener lifestyle in the simplest way possible....

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Dementia – Time to talk

Dementia care & awareness

If you're worried that someone close to you is losing their memory, encourage them to see their GP...

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Gas safety tips in your home

Home & Lifestyle

35million at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning according to new report.

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Wine of the month: Golden-Valley-Grasevina

Food & Drink

Pieter Rosenthal sings the praises of the delicious fresh, fruity Croatian Grasevina....

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Basic theories of ageing

Health

Dr John Mayer looks at the process of ageing, why we feel rusty and what we can do to minimise the impact on our lives....

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Vauxhall Meriva road test

Motoring

Adrian Foster tries out the new Meriva and finds out why Vauxhall finally got their pint-sized people carrier right

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Video: Soft boiled bantam egg with creamed leeks and Arbroath smokies

Recipes

Mark Hix uses Arbroath smokies to create a delicious and simple dish that puts other types of smoked haddock to shame....

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Petit Verdot – wine of the month

Food & Drink

Pieter Rosenthal laments that Spring has not quite sprung with a consoling bottle of hearty, full-blooded Barossa valley, Petit Verdot....

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Treblinka – A Survivor’s Story

Books

An utterly bleak account of endurance, barbarism and human spirit.

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One pot cooking – stews and casseroles

Recipes

Warm up during the colder months with a variety of delicious winter warmer recipes....

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Pets and epilepsy

Pets

Epilepsy can affect animals too, so it's wise to be aware of the signs....

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Bamboos in containers

Home & Lifestyle

How to care for potted bamboo throughout the year with easy tips from David Squire.

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New beginnings: Finding romance

Relationships and dating

Increase your chances of romance with this life-changing action plan....

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Managing diabetes at Christmas

Health

Don't allow diabetes to become a problem this Christmas....

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Festive tipples

Food & Drink

Mulled wine, Egg Nog, Bloody Mary and other festive favourites. If you are planning a party or gathering for friends or family over Christmas, you can swot up on how to mix your drinks with this 50connect recipe guide.

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Perfect Christmas trees

Home & Lifestyle

We find the trees that will look good for longer and keep your carpet needle-free. ...

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Tenerife – makes a great break

Europe

David Powell explores Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, find out more ... ...

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Pet Health: Spot the signs of your cat being ill

Pets

Become more mog-aware and recognise symptoms and illness in your ageing cat

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Contribute to 50connect

Home & Lifestyle

Review the latest bestsellers, recipes and connect with new friends on our social channels....

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Spring clean your way to romance

Relationships and dating

Why do we spend so much time spring cleaning our homes, yet neglect our relationships?...

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Best tips for growing aubergines

Gardening

Eggplant, Aubergine
or Brinjal growing tips.

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Aloe vera for complete skin care

Fashion & Beauty

Aloe Vera has been used as an anti-inflamatory and skin soothing remedy for 1000s of years. Here's a quick guide on how you can make the...

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Comforting lasagne with chestnuts and peppers

Food & Drink

Rejuvenate your love of pasta dishes with this vegetarian lasagne with chestnuts and peppers....

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Asparagus fettuccine

Recipes

British asparagus is coming into season and there are lots of ways to introduce it into your diet.

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Great British asparagus

Food & Drink

Make the most of the asparagus season with two fabulous recipes, guaranteed to leave you pining for more....

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Asparagus: A Rite of Spring

Food & Drink

Nothing says spring like a plate of asparagus. You don’t need to eat salad every day but a plant-based diet can help prevent obesity and...

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