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When Does Old Age Begin?

November 13, 2015


For many thousands of years, mankind has wondered when old age began. Mostly, it began about a week after puberty.  In the Middle Ages, reaching age 21 was the goal.  If you made it tht far, you had a pretty good shot at living into your 60s. Of course, your teeth would have all rotted […]

Your Brain and You

November 3, 2015


Because the human brain is usually covered with a skull and scalp and hair and sometimes even a hat, we don’t know much about it. We know it looks like a cauliflower, but aside from that, it’s mostly conjecture.  For this reason, there have been many misconceptions about the brain. Popular Science has, just yesterday, […]

I’ll Go on A Diet if You Give Me Your Wallet: What People Really Want in A Partner When Dating

September 30, 2015


No matter how many times Life in the Boomer Lane (or anyone else) writes about the characteristics people look for in relationships, those actually looking for relationships will read it. LBL is starting to think that, in the category of “hope springs eternal,” humans believe that if enough studies are done, one’s odious characteristics might […]

Should Men Even Exist?

August 14, 2015


The following was inspired by a recent article in the Washington Post, sent to Life in the Boomer Lane by an alert reader. The fact that LBL is writing about this is in no way indicative of her disrespect for men. Nor is it her intention to be the female version of Donald Trump.  She […]

Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging

June 15, 2015


In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers of cells for study.” As Life in the Boomer Lane is well aware that her […]

Be A Better Mom. Go to Work.

May 20, 2015


  Mommy Wars began officially during the 16th century BC, when Ahhotep 1 ruled Egypt as regent after the death of her father. Ahhotep was instrumental in driving the Hyskos invaders out of Egypt. Many Egyptians, when surveyed, expressed a belief that, although Ahhotep certainly provided a service to her country,  her two sons would have […]

Everything Butt

April 1, 2015


  A recent study out of The University of Texas at Austin analyzed men’s mate preferences and found that men prefer a woman with a 45.5 degree curve from back to buttocks. Allegedly, this degree of curve signifies an ability to “better support, provide for, and carry out multiple pregnancies,” in addition to having a […]


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