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How to Score A Husband by Valentine’s Day 2014

February 5, 2013

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For those young single women out there who are contemplating celebrating yet another Valentine’s Day changing the kitty litter and searching for ex-boyfriends on Facebook, a new book by Suzanne Venker assures you that you will have a devoted husband at your side by the time the next chocolate-bloated Valentine’s Day rolls around. Venker says all you […]

How many books will you read this year?

January 22, 2013

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I’ve just lifted my head from the latest page of the current book I’m reading, Spillover. Unless you want to know that a whole host of lethal viruses that used to live happily in animals are now packing up and moving into humans, don’t read this book. On the other hand, if microscopic mayhem gets […]

Aging Facefully

December 5, 2012

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A favorite activity of celeb mags, when they aren’t detailing Taylor Swift’s boyfriend du jour or the imminent break up and/or marriage of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, is to haul out photos of older actresses and to shriek “More beautiful than ever!” “Never ages!” “What is her Secret?” “These Older Actresses Get Hotter Every […]

Alienation

November 28, 2012

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    World events have been happening so quickly in the past week that, midway through my consumption of a sweet potato and marshmallow casserole, I seriously considered blowing off  the Post-Thanksgiving-Held-on-Actual-Thanksgiving Midnight Madness at the local Walmart in order to track events as they were unfolding. We shall begin with a discovery beneath the […]

Boomer’s Guide to Nude Beach Success

July 27, 2012

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Huff/post reports the following: The website Travel-Ticker.com recently conducted its annual summer intentions survey, and asked the following: If you were given the chance to do one crazy activity while on vacation that you wouldn’t attempt at home, what would it be? Some 27 percent of respondents chose skinny-dipping — and of that group, 67 […]

Really Important Stuff That Happened When I Was Gone

June 20, 2012

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Because the sum total of the money I have made from blogging approximates that of the current Greek GNP, and because I like to engage in frivolous activities like paying the mortgage, I decided to focus on my real estate career for a while, instead of on my keyboard. Stepping back from blogging for a […]

Divorce, Boomer Style

June 12, 2012

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NPR has reported today that, after 115 years together, one couple is calling it quits. Bibi and Poldi are giant tortoises who bonded when they were young. But after more than a century together, Bibi decided she’d had enough. She began biting her partner’s shell. The staff at the Austrian zoo said they’re not sure what caused […]

The Hunger-for-Beauty Games Pt1

May 28, 2012

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Let’s face it, the biological imperative of our species is to survive.  And research has shown us that survival pretty much comes down to the male of the species choosing a female of the species and implanting his seed. So it’s the male’s job to find a female who is fertile.  Period.  He is aided […]

What’s Looks Got To Do With It?

May 24, 2012

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Two weeks ago, I wrote a post on the flap over Hillary Clinton’s appearing at an international dinner with minimal make up and casually styled hair.  The response was overwhelming.  Between Life in the Boomer Lane and Vibrant Nation posts, I received over 150 comments. Most women (but not all) applauded Hillary for her stand […]

What Baboons Can Tell Us About Aging and Singles Dances

May 17, 2012

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But first, please check out The Byronic Man.  Joel, the author, took time from his busy schedule of hilarity to feature me in his “20 Questions” series.   If you like my answers to his questions, let me know.  If not,  I’ll change them for you.                                                                                                                                                                                  ***** In the countries with the longest life expectancies, average life […]

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