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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 […]

What Makes You Happy?

May 24, 2013

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A couple weeks ago, HuffPost published an article which revealed that The American Express Company, while selling people on the fantasy of what they (American Express) has determined to be blissfully happy lives, has also, behind the scenes, been tracking data since the 1980s on what makes Americans happy in reality. This got Life in […]

How to Collect Social Security for 55 Years

May 17, 2013

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The cover of the May issue of National Geographic shows a baby with the caption, “This Baby Will Live to be 120.” Inside the magazine is the article, titled “On Beyond 100.” Before diving headfirst into the article, Life in the Boomer Lane suspected it would be about the continuing rampant production of old people […]

Sex at 50+ : What’s Normal?

March 9, 2013

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In its March 2013 issue, AARP Magazine presents “Sex at 50+: What’s Normal?” in which they answer our burning curiosity about other people’s sex lives. A heads up (in a manner of speaking): If you routinely incorporate the Area 51 Love Doll, the Strict Leather Dildo Face Harness, or the Drilldo into your sexual repertoire, […]

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