When 50-year-olds are having babies and tweens are running business empires, is there still such a thing as middle age? Yes, and here’s how you know you’ve hit it.
By Oliver Roberts | Times Live
1) You’ve started typing SMSes using text speak to show you’re up-to-date.
2) You’ve developed an interest in vitamins and tonics and quite enjoy going to the chemist for a browse.
3) You know it’ll be a challenge, but you’ve decided to take up the violin. Continue reading 25 signs you’ve hit middle age
Old age does not begin until 74, researchers suggest in a new report which looks at the real impact of an ageing population
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
Collecting the state pension and bus pass at 65 has traditionally been seen as a watershed moment where middle age ends and the twilight years begin.
But new research suggests that old age now starts at 74, with middle age lasting at least nine years longer than current estimates.
Academics from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria, argue that old age should be measured not by age, but by how long people have left to live.
Continue reading Middle age now lasts until 74 as baby boomers refuse to grow old
There’s so much that makes career change difficult at midlife, and each obstacle seems harder than the last.
Which hurdle is tripping you up?
Not having the time to plan your career change?
Worrying you’ll be broke and homeless if you make the move to something you really love?
Thinking no one will hire you?
Not wanting to start all over at the bottom of a new career?
Or simply having trouble choosing a career that’s right for you? Continue reading THE SWEET SPOT: Choosing A Career That’s Right For You