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The Difference Between Love and Lust

July 23, 2014

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Researchers from the University of Chicago, taking a break from doing things like finding a cure for cancer or chronic chapped lips, decided to study the difference between love and lust. They found out incredible things, like where on your body your date looks at you could indicate whether he is feeling love or lust. […]

How to Have Sex Without Taking Your Clothes Off

July 7, 2014

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Good news for older boomers and seniors: A new study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, in which 1,939 heterosexual elderly people participated, show that 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active. “The most common practices are kisses, caressing and vaginal penetration. On the other hand, the least practiced are […]

LBL Improves Her Brain

April 23, 2014

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  Lumosity is an online brain training and neuroscience research company that offers a brain training program consisting of more than 40 games in the areas of memory, attention, flexibility, speed of processing, and problem solving. Life in the Boomer Lane has several friends who subscribe to their service and all speak highly of it.  LBL decided to look into it. LBL […]

The Case Against Marriage

April 7, 2014

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  Mickey Rooney, deceased as of this week, was known as much for being a serial husband (eight marriages) as he was for his long, legendary career as an actor. Rooney’s death got Life in the Boomer Lane to put down her can of salted cashew nuts and start thinking. How was it possibly that […]

Why Inches Matter

February 17, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been short for almost all of her entire life (birth doesn’t count, as most newborns are unusually short.) She didn’t notice it much when she was growing up (or rather, growing older), because everyone in her immediate family was vertically challenged. When she went out into the world, though, […]

How Your Brain Works. Or Doesn’t.

January 25, 2014

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  National Geographic, in its February 2014 issue cover story, “The New Science of the Brain,” dares to go where no mortal has gone before, inside the human brain. Science has, until now, known relatively little about the brain. We know what the brain can do, but we often don’t know how it does what […]

The Link Between Physical Attractiveness and Relationship Success Part 2

July 19, 2013

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On April 15, 2012, Life in the Boomer Lane posted a piece titled “The Link Between Physical Attractiveness and Relationship Success.” This post, like all of her others, was appreciated by an elite group of people who weren’t otherwise concerned with any number of actual issues we all face that are sucking the life out […]

The National Friendship Crisis

July 9, 2013

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You know the 450 Friends you have on Facebook? The ones who comment on all the photos of the babies and puppies you post? The ones who are wearing out their thumbs liking every thought you share from your daily inspirational calendar? The ones who never seem to forget your birthday? They are a myth. […]

Finding the Fountain of Youth Between Your Sheets

July 6, 2013

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Having sex several times a week can take five to ten years off your face.  A study by British psychologist, Dr. David Weeks of the British Psychological Society, showed that sexual pleasure is a “crucial factor” in preserving youth, the New York Daily News reported. Before we continue any further with this intellectual discourse, let […]

How to Make Menopause Disappear

June 14, 2013

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Mankind has pondered several unanswerable questions for exactly as long as it has been on the planet.  We search for the meaning of life. We wonder if there is life after death. . And we ask, “Who Put The Bop In The Bop Shoo Bop?” Right up there with all the others is the mystery […]

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