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If You Smell Like A Member of the Guns and Dope Party, I Love You

September 25, 2014

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A new study in the American Journal of Political Science reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially and subconsciously attracted to each other’s body odor.  During the study, […]

The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women

August 4, 2014

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  An alert reader sent a video to Life in the Boomer Lane titled “The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women.” The chart was developed by Dana McLendon, a forty-something who looks like he spent a lot of time hugging the wall in social situations, trying to figure women out, before he decided […]

The Case Against Marriage

April 7, 2014

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  Mickey Rooney, deceased as of this week, was known as much for being a serial husband (eight marriages) as he was for his long, legendary career as an actor. Rooney’s death got Life in the Boomer Lane to put down her can of salted cashew nuts and start thinking. How was it possibly that […]

How to Not Get Divorced

August 15, 2013

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Because Life in the Boomer Lane forgot to bring to the gym her copy of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, the book she currently reading, she was forced to pick up a copy of the September issue of Glamour from the Gold’s magazine rack. Just when she was starting to carefully read “Readers Share Sex Things They […]

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 Best Wedding I Never Attended

May 28, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane has two longtime friends, Jessica and Louise, who met and fell in love 17 years ago. Back in those Dark Ages, they weren’t allowed to legally marry, and so they had a big, bold, wedding in a friend’s backyard. It was a glorious day. But it wasn’t legal. In this […]

Divorce After 50: A Guest Post by Alan Brady

April 9, 2013

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When I received an inquiry from someone named Alan Brady, about being a guest poster on my blog, I immediately flashed back to the character of Alan Brady on the Dick Van Dyke Show. That Alan Brady was pompous, had a lot of hairpieces and made a lot of bad decisions.  He was a guy […]

The Good Wife Guide

December 16, 2012

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The Ladies’ Homemaker Monthly , a popular journal that began about 100 years ago, provided women with rules to live by.  Their motto was “You can judge a good woman by how many well-dressed children she has and the contentment of her husband.”  The Good Wife Guide: 19 Rules for Keeping A Happy Husband is […]

The Link Between Physical Attractiveness and Relationship Success

April 15, 2012

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Let us forget, for the time being, that the earth has left its current orbit and has entered a dimension that is so bizarre as to be comprehensible only by people directed to try for the presidential nomination by God.  Instead, let’s focus on a HuffPost report on a study by Harris Interactive on the […]

What does your husband really think of your wobbly bits?

November 22, 2011

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It’s taken over 200 years, but the Brits have finally figured out a way to ruin our Thanksgiving festivities.  The Daily Mail newspaper in the UK has come out with an article titled, “What does your husband REALLY think of your wobbly bits?”  For those of you who are asking, “How come the English people […]