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The Difference Between Love and Lust

July 23, 2014

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Researchers from the University of Chicago, taking a break from doing things like finding a cure for cancer or chronic chapped lips, decided to study the difference between love and lust. They found out incredible things, like where on your body your date looks at you could indicate whether he is feeling love or lust. […]

Selling to the Grays

July 8, 2014

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Let’s count the number of times it has been brought to our (“our” meaning boomers and olders) attention that we are being shut out of popular advertising. Or let’s not. It’s a lot of times. That’s all you have to know. AARP Magazine has done it again, in an article titled “Who’s Afraid of A […]

How to Have Sex Without Taking Your Clothes Off

July 7, 2014

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Good news for older boomers and seniors: A new study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, in which 1,939 heterosexual elderly people participated, show that 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active. “The most common practices are kisses, caressing and vaginal penetration. On the other hand, the least practiced are […]

You Look Like My Ex. I love You.

June 12, 2014

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  Scientists have long been fascinated by why people are attracted to other people. Every year, new theories emerge about what we look for in a potential mate.  Some say that men look for women who remind them of their mothers, and women look for men who remind them of their fathers.   The most […]

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 […]

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