I know a couple who own a business and they’ve said all of their friends are from the business - and they express disappointment about that circumstance. It needn’t be a flag, it can just be the circumstance of life that we find ourselves in.
There’d be a national inquiry, and ‘shock jock’ style broadcasters would be talking about it and calling for action.
I’m super-big boobed and now in my fifties. If I could go back to my 20s I’d totally have a reduction done
I love this fellow’s determination and I share his desperation to see real action. It’s damn hard for us individuals to have an impact though, even in big positions like those held by Anthony Albanese or Andrew Forrest.
Sam Harris says social media is a psychological experiment that’s degrading us.
It’s interesting to see the number of people below who feel ‘ouched’ by this and their strong words. . I’m disgusted by my partners body as he approaches mid 50 - the hanging belly when I’m on my knees - but it’s damn hard to talk about it except to casually suggest take a walk, pick up a dumbbell, try 15 mins of yoga.
Beneath the photos of these hot naked 50+ women I’d like to see a statement outlining the treatments they use and lifestyles they follow to achieve this result, like a product disclosure statement.
I’m not sure about sunning the v or administering vitamins thru the veins but I can appreciate other stuff G talks about - and unless you’re a middle aged woman with the same issues it can be hard to take seriously. Instead of broths and other watery stuff, I eat almost zero sugars (meat, omelettes, some veges, some soups, some fruits) because when I hit 50 my ageing body gave me clear messages that something is wrong. One clear message was (and still is despite zero sugars) shiftless fat, especially around the middle (visceral fat) but others were more distinctive and quite scary. Every body is different- that’s functional medicine.
I think gen x will be the last generation to buck the anti-ageing trend. The cosmetic beauty/anti ageing sector has thrived in the past 10 years or so to the point where it’ll potentially be mainstream practice for future generations.
I’m the same - never yearned for kids or motherhood (and thankfully in my 30s I left a relationship where it was important to him). I say “ it’s like being gay - some people are born that way”.
I think this is good news. I have a few friends who’ve been dying their hair blonde for 3 decades. They’ve just stuck with it. And yet I think they could look fab with an natural colour that could be enhanced with a rinse, etc. It’s like they don’t even think about it, they just re-blonde from habit.
Please consider using ‘crash’ or ‘ collision’ instead of ‘accident’. Whilst the vast majority of car crashes aren’t intentional, the term accident can be dismissive of the real causes and by consequence the terrible outcomes like Steph’s experience.
It’s surprising the picture of a contestant says ‘psychology students don’t look like this’. Have you been to a psychology lecture recently? They’re popular and full of diverse people.
Sally seems to be a smart, open hearted person who didn’t fit the world’s vision of what a woman should be - and I wonder whether her story would be much different today. If Ray wasn’t dead today, I suspect she would be, and possibly her kids as well.
@rin tin tin My apologies - I didn’t know how to express that. Perhaps it’s best if I stay silent on this matter.
@yeahyepyes I think they’re Muslim men and it’s against their faith to touch women so they avoid handshakes. I’ve seen it other situations too like placing something on a counter instead of in the hand.
@cat Youre quite right Cat. My experience with individual practitioners has been exceptional and I know they’re caught-up in the churn created by a system. I live with a lifelong metabolic illness that I’ve been treating for 40+ years and I’ve become disillusioned as I see things change in various ways over the years. I could live almost entirely without a GP (and contact with the healthcare system) if not for my illness and I suppose I feel resentful that I rely on them.
Please don’t get a dog to meet people. Dogs are a real commitment - for 15 years or more if it starts as a puppy. They cost real money, require real attention and need affection and they can feel like a burden if you’re unprepared. Consider asking dog owning neighbours if you can walk their dog regularly - you’ll make a friend and possibly meet others in the park if you go at a regular time.
This will be tasty and easy - thank you
I make a list of things to talk about and it works great - interesting stuff I’ve encountered in the previous week or so. I hate whinging and domestic trivia bores me and my list of topics takes the conversation everywhere and anywhere. He doesn’t know about my list. It’s private and it’s a good memory exercise for me to remember it when we’re talking. It usually only has 5-6 items and often I don’t get through them all because the conversation goes off on its own. I swear by it.