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Should Men Even Exist?

August 14, 2015

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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 […]

What Men and Women Really Want in Mates

August 8, 2015

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just had a visit from Only Daughter and Beloved Grandsons, aged four and six.  After they left, LBL spent a lot of time searching for tiny lost toy pieces and brain cells that had rolled under furniture and gotten stuck in random crevasses during the visit. While LBL could […]

Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging

June 15, 2015

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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

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  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 […]

What Makes Someone Sexy?

April 30, 2015

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Switzerland, the picture-postcard home of Heidi and about $1.5 trillion dollars worth of untraceable bank accounts, has learned how to survive in a state of neutral, monetary bliss. The Swiss can then go about the business of banking and doing research into what makes people sexy. According to the UK Telegraph, scientists in Geneva have […]

Everything Butt

April 1, 2015

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  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 […]

If This is March, I Must Be Falling Out of Love

March 11, 2015

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  Those of you who believed that March is most known for being Frozen Food Month, take note: It is also Breakup Month. Thanks to Refinery 29, the disseminator of all things worthy of being disseminated in our culture, A study conducted between 2008 and 2011 found that divorce filings peak this month, while an analysis of Facebook status updates […]

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