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Your Cat Wants to Kill You First and Then Make You Crazy

October 20, 2014

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  No one would deny that we have been drowning lately in a tsunami of very bad news.  If you feel that things couldn’t get any worse, you should know that they just have.  And, if you are a cat-owner, they have just gotten so much worse, that you might want to stop reading this […]

What Do Women Really Want?

October 6, 2014

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Reader’s Note #1: The following post is about yet one more expensive blob of scientific research  To the question “What do women really want?” some men will answer “Money,”  others will answer “Who the hell knows?” and those of a more prurient bent will answer “Seven inches or more.” Reader’s Note #2: Life in the […]

If You Smell Like A Member of the Guns and Dope Party, I Love You

September 25, 2014

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A new study in the American Journal of Political Science reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially and subconsciously attracted to each other’s body odor.  During the study, […]

How the Boomers Changed Sex

September 10, 2014

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  An apology to loyal readers of this blog and to those who arrived here because they will read anything with the word “sex” or “lubrication” in it.  The following is not a boomer version of the Kama Sutra.  Reading this will not allow you to cavort between the sheets as though it were 1976 […]

The Answers Issue

September 2, 2014

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Time Magazine has done the impossible.  Their current issue, titled The Answers Issue, has hit the newsstands.  Not only does Time tackle the big questions, the ones we didn’t think had answers, it goes well beyond that.  It answers questions we didn’t even know we had and questions we should be asking but aren’t.   […]

We are getting smarter. Or, we are getting dumber.

August 13, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in an attempt to distract herself from the current havoc being wreaked around the planet by 1) people  2) infectious disease and 3) Bob McDonald, turned, instead, to psychological research to give her the lift she deserves. Researchers, who are immune to the flotsam and jetsum of political, religious, and […]

The Real Key to Improving Brain Function is to Grab a Swimsuit and Then Toss it Aside

July 28, 2014

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An alert reader has directed Life in the Boomer Lane to information that will allow her to immediately stop doing what she doesn’t do anyway.  But now she doesn’t have to feel guilty about not doing it. Nicholas Spitzer, professor or neuroscience at the University of California and editor-in-chief of brainfacts.org, has a message for […]

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