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Why Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem

February 5, 2019

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In this age of rapid-fire communication, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad news that keeps popping up everywhere: Horrific weather events keep gently nudging us that we are on a collision course with the environment, and that far worse is in store. Democracies around the world are failing, replaced by dictators, […]

The Wisdom of the Aged

January 4, 2016

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An alert reader sent Life in the Boomer Lane a link to a New York Times article titled “The Wisdom of the Aged.” Before reading it, LBL was afraid that this article, like many she had read in the past, would ask aged people to what they attributed their long lives. The answers would be […]

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┬áruled 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, ┬áher two sons would have […]