Dating: The Soft Breakup

November 9, 2014

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  Human beings have always had a hard time finding the “right” person. Back in prehistory, a lot of potential relationships were ruined by the untimely demise of a prospective mate, due to being eaten by large out-of-control mammals. The unsuspecting (and single) ones who survived were often hunted down and captured by singles on […]

The Jobs Report

November 5, 2014

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  Huffington Post, in addition to its usual piece, bleating that sex over age 50 is the BEST SEX EVER, has an article about post-60-year-olds’ first jobs.  This got Life in The Boomer Lane to stop thinking about election results, in order to free up enough brain cells to address herself to the topic of […]

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 […]

Posted in: humor, research

How to Be A Good Jihadi Wife

November 1, 2014

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  It’s tough enough to be a good wife when one’s spouse has a 9-5 job.  It’s a totally different kettle of fish to be a jihadi wife.  Even a simple good-bye kiss at the door becomes quite complicated when one is wearing a burka and one’s spouse’s head is wrapped entirely in black cloth. […]

Posted in: humor, marriage

Guerrilla Aging: Money Honey

October 31, 2014

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  Money means more than dollars. It’s tied to our sense of success, to security, to power, to independence.  It can be what allows us, or stops us, from fulfilling our dreams.  And, for most women, it’s something we don’t give much thought to until we are confronted with a major life change. For those […]

The History of Halloween

October 29, 2014

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    Halloween is the longest-running holiday ever in the history of the world, except for Take Your Pet to Work Day. Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, part of the Celtic culture. The Celts were a squirrelly lot.  They had no central government, no big important person in charge of everyone, […]

Kanye, Kats and Kontroversy

October 27, 2014

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Let’s be clear, right off the bat: This is neither a post about cats nor about Kanye.  This is, however, a post about what happens once one writes a blog post that may be less-than-favorable, albeit satiric, about American icons. Let’s also be clear about something else: Life in the Boomer Lane is non-aggressive to […]

Posted in: cats, celebrity, humor, satire
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