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Old is the New Black

February 18, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane would love to take credit for having thought up that clever title, but it came from elsewhere. The words are true. We are becoming old. Our country is becoming old. The world is becoming old. If you are on Facebook regularly, you may have believed that the world is filled […]

Pass the Diacetyl and Save Your Marriage

February 9, 2015

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If you are a therapist, member of the clergy, marriage counselor, or author of a book about relationships, Life in the Boomer Lane has some mighty bad news for you. For the mere cost of a movie ticket (and, of course, popcorn), one’s marriage can be saved. Contrary to what many might believe, this therapy does […]

Sex, Lies, and Ensure: The Sexual Habits of the Over-55 Set

January 5, 2015

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Anyone who has ever visited an assisted living facility or nursing home has probably come away with the impression that the #1 athletic pastime of residents consists of lining up at the dining hall doors, well before meal time is scheduled to begin. If so, you’d be wrong. Not only wrong, but seriously wrong.  The […]

The Link Between Age Compatibility and Relationship Success

December 25, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has written numerous brilliant, profound, and downright side-splitting posts.  But no matter how many seriously valuable topics she attempts to cover, from cats who want to kill you to big butts, there are three topics that remain permanently on her Biggest Hits List. They are: 1. The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A […]

Men Are Idiots Who Do Stupid Things

December 22, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane took out a few moments from writing to Kim Jung Un to ask him to please send her a list of acceptable films to see over the holidays, in order to read some research that an alert reader sent to her. A note to male readers of this blog. The following is, […]

Love, Marriage, and Other Bad Stuff

November 17, 2014

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  Since 1990, the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 has doubled, and more-than-doubled for those over the age of 65.  Over half of all grey divorces are to people in their first marriages, who have been married at least twenty years.  This can either be interpreted as an attempt to avoid […]

Is There Such A Thing As A Happy Gene?

November 4, 2014

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  Contrary to what all of the grey-haired men whose girlfriends are twenty-somethings believe, this is not the happiest group of people on the planet.  That distinction belongs to the Danes, who year after year, score at the top or near the top of the Happy Scale.  Scientists have started to study why this might […]

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