Browsing All posts tagged under »women of a certain age«

Guerrilla Aging: I’m Not Where I Thought I’d Be, But I’m Exactly Where I Am

March 28, 2014

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 The following is a guest post by Lakota Grace (her name, alone, makes for a great story) a  “71 year old, twice-divorced single lady who dyes her hair red, just because.” She can be visited at her blog,  A Look Forward.                               […]

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 […]

Guerrilla Aging: Navigating the Third Half of Life

March 13, 2014

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Some time ago, Life in the Boomer Lane had the brilliant idea of starting a second blog, titled “Guerrilla Aging.”  Because whatever talent she has does not extend to spelling, she bought the website “guerillaaging.com”  After discovering her error, she purchased the correct website. And, because whatever talent she has does not also extend to […]

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 […]

Insomnia: Doing It All Night Long

February 3, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane, like others in her post-menopausal peer group, has added countless hours to her day, all of them in the middle of the night. These hours are available for a wide breadth of information-gathering, such as keeping track of the national economy, reviewing the latest research on aging, getting smart about […]

10 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You, Post-50

January 30, 2014

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An alert reader has sent Life in the Boomer Lane an article from purpleclover.com titled “17 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You Post 50.” By the time LBL was finished reading the title, she had come up with over 30 items of her own. But she will now address herself to the items […]

When Good Bras Let You Down

October 16, 2013

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Revlon has just announced that it is bringing back five iconic lipstick shades from past decades, starting with Icy Violet, introduced in 1946. This will make anyone over age 90 extremely happy. The other colors span the years from 1956-1999. Jungle peach (1963) might be remembered by the oldest Boomers, Sandstorm (1999) by the youngest. […]

The Guys in the Cabin Next Door

October 8, 2013

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  Life in the Boomer Lane and a group of her friends rented a couple cabins this past weekend, in a spectacular wooded setting. Briefly imagine, if you will, LBL’s brilliant rendition of women bonding against a backdrop of nature’s endless bounty. Now, let’s cut to the chase: the guys in the cabin next door. […]

The Evolution of Wooing 1993-2013

September 20, 2013

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The September issue of Elle Magazine (“Our Biggest Fashion Issue Ever! 650+ pages of approximately 1200 models who, all together, weigh less than this magazine!”) has an article titled “The Evolution of Wooing,” in which it details how the art of wooing has changed from 1993-1913.   1993: The world is a cold, heartless place, […]

I’m Getting Older but Everything Else is Getting Younger

August 9, 2013

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The greying of America is a well-accepted phenomenon. By 2050, the U.N. estimates for the first time ever, the world population will have more people over age 65 than children age 5 and younger. What is extremely critical about this statistic is that children age 5 and younger are in no way capable of taking […]

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