Socks: Covering More Than Just Feet

March 22, 2017

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An alert reader has passed on to Life in the Boomer Lane the results of a research study about the benefits of non-conformity.  Let’s face it.  The human tendancy toward conformity has served us throughout the millenia. Without our need to belong to a group and to obey common rules and mores, we’d all be […]

Posted in: cats, humor, research, satire

Protecting Your Assets: A Cautionary Tale Part 2

March 20, 2017

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As we age, and, as we deal with aging parents, we become more and more concerned with protecting assets. Sometimes, we can do everything we think is right, only to discover that doing what is right can result in getting it wrong. The following is Pt 2 of a guest post from Ina Nenninger, who […]

Posted in: aging, money, Uncategorized

Protecting Your Assets: A Cautionary Tale, Part 1

March 15, 2017

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As we age, and, as we deal with aging parents, we become more and more concerned with protecting assets. Sometimes, we can do everything we think is right, only to discover that doing what is right can result in getting it wrong. The following is a guest post from Ina Nenninger, who turned a negative […]

5 Facts About Online Dating

March 13, 2017

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Pew is at it again.  They have taken a break from all of their published research on the fallout of our presidential election and on current political trends, in order to focus on what really matters to people: online dating. This will have two benefits: First, it will, unlike politics, bring people together. Second, it […]

Cheap Genes

March 3, 2017

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    Thanks to AARP Magazine, Life in the Boomer Lane is told that her wide swings between thriftiness and excess can be blamed entirely on genetics. She can now efficiently file that away in the same place that she puts her height, intelligence and boob size. According to AARP, our genetics and brain wiring […]

Posted in: money, research, shopping

Art and the Aged: The Surprising Benefits of Crafting and Creating for Seniors

February 24, 2017

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The following is a guest post from Harvey Woods, a therapist who believes strongly in the arts and creativity. He writes about creativity and self-care for a better life.                                                     […]

This New Orange Era: The Growing Divide

February 20, 2017

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For those of you who feel like you are caught in a Trump avalanche, know that you are. You want desperately to get out, but it seems that every time you start to wriggle your limbs, you precipitate another large chunk of snow dislodging and burying you even deeper. You may want to stop struggling, […]