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Channeling Frank Costanza: Serenity now!

November 27, 2015
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Remember the “Serenity Now!” Seinfeld episode? George Costanza’s father Frank, played by Jerry Stiller, was advised to say “Serenity now” every time his blood pressure threatened to rise. But instead of calmly saying the phrase,…

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Potty talk for adults

November 19, 2015
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It wasn’t what you’d think two women would talk about over lunch. But as a friend and I recently brainstormed Boomer Haiku ideas over salad and crab cakes, the topic of toilets came up—and she…

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Who cares what “they” think?

November 12, 2015
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When my husband and I decided to relocate in 2000, we moved into one of those active adult communities for those “55 and better” in the southern California desert. Hubs had just reached that age,…

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It’s not memory loss; it’s multitasking amnesia

November 4, 2015
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I saw a meme on Facebook in which a woman says, “I’ve expanded my skills. I can now forget what I’m doing while I’m actually doing it.” I can relate. How about you? Seriously—how many…

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Luring the sandman into my bed

October 28, 2015
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I used to think that insomnia was something only neurotic people had. Then came perimenopause and menopause, knocking me off the lofty perch of the well-rested and into crazy-making midlife sleeplessness. Sleep is elusive when…

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Just call me Señorita Fartita

October 21, 2015
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Oh, the ignominies of aging. If wrinkled skin, a drooping derriere and a lady garden that’s withering on the vine aren’t enough, there’s also flatulence to contend with. I could heat the house I produce…

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The nose knows: Politics and body odor

October 14, 2015
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If you’re in search of a soul mate—and his or her political leanings matter to you—you may want to know about a recent study in the American Journal of Political Science that reveals people find…

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Women going commando “at our age?”

October 7, 2015
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A neighbor recently sent me an article enumerating the advantages of women going commando (that’s the practice of not wearing underwear, for those unacquainted with the concept). This neighbor – a guy in his mid-70s…

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The Baby Boomer Activity Tracker

September 30, 2015
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Look at someone’s wrist these days, and chances are you’ll see one of those wearable activity trackers like Fitbit or Jawbone. These high-tech devices monitor your fitness by tracking how many steps you take, your…

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Can you hear me now? How hearing loss can affect your sex life

September 24, 2015
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  According to the experts, hearing generally is the last of our senses to go at the end of life. But for us midlifers, it’s frequently one of the first to wane. This age-related hearing…

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