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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 […]

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, […]

Facebook Identified As A Form of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

January 27, 2014

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  In a shocking announcement sending the industry into a tailspin, two researchers at Princeton have predicted the demise of Facebook within three years, using an epidemiological model. (For those of you who have no idea what the word “epidemiological” means, just keep reading.  The only thing that matters is that you leave a positive comment […]

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 […]

Does Physical Attractiveness Make A Happy Marriage?

December 30, 2013

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If you are happy in your marriage and have absolutely no idea why, just keep doing whatever you are doing and limit your questions to “What would you like for dinner, dear?/What’s for dinner, dear?” But, if you want an answer, you might benefit from reading the following: The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology […]

Boomers May Be Good Past Their Expiration Date

November 13, 2013

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For those of you who make food a part of your daily diet, you will be happy to know that expiration dates are, in effect, mere suggestions based on decades-old guesses of when food might be the freshest (not safest). The truth is that most products are perfectly fine beyond their sell-by dates. A new […]

Born to Ride

August 12, 2013

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If you’ve noticed more and more folks driving cars in which the steering wheel comes up higher than their heads, you are not at Goofy’s Crazy Car Track at Disney World. People are driving longer in life. Almost 93 percent of those age 60 to 64 had a driver’s license in 2011, up from 84 […]

Ah, Sugar Sugar

August 7, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s definition of a perfect ménage-a-trois would be to have sex with Now Husband, while another man spoon feeds her coffee Haagen Dazs. The August issue of National Geographic is on board with this (the lust for sugar, not a threesome involving LBL). Their cover story is “Sugar Love (A not […]

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. […]

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