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The Brain in Love

December 18, 2017

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The holidays are supposed to be about love: of family, of friends, of Jesus, of materialism, and, this year especially, of one’s love (and utter relief) of 2017 being finally put to bed. For this reason, Life in the Boomer Lane thought she’d take the opportunity to devote this post to love. It’s a win-win: She […]

Those Voices in Our Heads

December 11, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane can’t speak for anyone but herself, but at any given moment, she is having at least a dozen different conversations in her head.  These include conversations with herself, with others, with CNN, with presidential Tweets, with the GOP, with the bathroom scale, with cartons of ice cream in the freezer, […]

Dementia Linked to Birthplace

November 27, 2017

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Thanks to the folks at AARP, who are quoting an article in JAMA Neurology, we now know the states that produce the most people who will eventually succumb to dementia. Lest you believe that Life in the Boomer Lane is referring to those states that produced the highest numbers of voters for Trump, she isn’t. […]

When Your Brain Has A Mind of Its Own

September 25, 2017

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This month’s issue of AARP Magazine will be of special interest to those readers who frequently announce “The Devil made me do it,” when confronted with their own self-damaging and/or inexplicable behavior. With all due respect to The Devil, Life in the Boomer Lane believes said Devil has been working overtime to create any number […]

Mighty Mouse and You

August 11, 2017

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Those readers who are convinced that North Korean missiles are now, even as we speak, headed this way, have no need to continue reading this blog post. If you truly believe you have mere moments left, you certainly don’t want to spend them wallowing in Life in the Boomer Lane’s depleted mental universe. Please come up […]

Do Older Men Really Prefer Younger Women?

July 27, 2017

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  Two recent studies have changed the way we think about relationships between older men and younger women.  “We”  is defined as anyone who wants to think about these relationships in a different way. The rest of you are free to roam at will and can think whatever you want to. Life in the Boomer […]

Making No Scents

July 11, 2017

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Life in the Boomer lane has learned of two astonishing and depressing studies this week. One is that Trump’s supporters have brains that are not impacted in any way by anything their hero says or does. They are, however, wired to applaud anything he says. We will bring back the fossil fuel industry, because that […]