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The History of Memory Techniques From 500 BC-2014 AD

April 8, 2014

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    The history of memory training began around 500 BC. This is because, prior to 500 BC, nobody did anything that had to be remembered. From one million BC to 500 BC, everyone killed things and ate them, raised things and ate them, and then died well before they got bald or developed back […]

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 […]

90 is the New, uh, 90

April 1, 2014

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  It has recently come to Life in the Boomer Lane’s attention that, while she and her friends (roughly aged late 50’s to early 70′s) spend a lot of time bemoaning their physical and mental deterioration, a huge number of people are mindlessly cavorting through their 90′s, oblivious to the aging concerns that LBL and […]

The Rite of Spring Part 1

March 24, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane knows very well that the advent of spring usually involves young women developing a sudden, overwhelming need to cast bras aside and older women developing an equally intense need to force all manner of flower and vegetable to sprout in every available bit of green space they own.  LBL […]

How to Buy A Swimsuit

March 18, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been so busy shoveling snow, losing gloves and stocking up on milk, toilet paper, and the makings of chocolate chip cookies, that she has failed to notice that Spring starts in two days. Spring is the season in which all of LBL’s senses undergo their yearly reawakening, and she […]

Seven Myths About Women Over 50

March 8, 2014

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Back in 2005, two friends and I wrote a book titled “Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50.” We did it to dispel the myths about women of a certain age and to celebrate the good, the bad, the ugly, the inexplicable and the always-joyful that comes with being who e are […]

Finding Older Single Men: Part 1

March 3, 2014

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It’s no secret that the US population is aging. The over-65 population numbered 40.4 million in 2010, an increase of 5.4 million or 15.3% since 2000. Baby boomers make up 35% of the American adult population. By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population. If you are an older […]

The Oscars and the Agers

February 28, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane doesn’t know about you, but she is pretty darn excited about the impending Academy Awards Spectacle on Sunday. It marks the 39th anniversary of the year that LBL spent watching the 47th Annual Academy Awards, pacing up and down in her living room, in front of the TV, being in […]

The Link Between Self-Image and Self-Esteem

February 27, 2014

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Yesterday, Life in the Boomer Lane was doing some intensive online research into the new Taco Bell waffle taco, when she received a missive from an alert reader, telling her that the Today Show had started a series about loving ourselves, unfortunately titled “Love Your Selfie.” LBL finds the word “selfie” to be the perfectly […]

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, […]

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