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Call it what you will: Made-up medical words

September 21, 2016
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In my day job, I’m a freelance medical copywriter, so I get to throw around a lot of clinical jargon. In my other day job, I write a humor blog, where I sometimes simply make…

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The magic continues: More scenes from a boomer marriage

September 14, 2016
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You’ve heard the old saw about how familiarity breeds contempt, right? Well, I beg to differ. After being married for almost 20 years, there’s a comfortableness about the way Hubs and I relate to each…

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Life lessons from inanimate objects

September 7, 2016
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Some people may have learned all they need to know about life from their dog, cat, cow or toddler. But I started looking around and—eureka!—I discovered even inanimate objects around the house have something to…

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A boomer’s playlist for medical procedures

August 31, 2016
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Imagine that you’re having your annual mammogram (guys, just play along, okay?). You’re standing there half dressed, with one of your tatas squeezed flat, holding your breath while the tech zaps it with radiation. Then,…

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Overheard at a baby boomer’s 45th high school reunion

August 24, 2016
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I recently attended—and helped to organize—my (gulp!) 45th high school reunion. When you get a bunch of 63-year-olds in a room with a bar and background music from the sixties and seventies, you know you’re…

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Baby boomers learn about the birds & bees, Chapter 2

August 17, 2016
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We baby boomers came of age during a time of radical social change in the U.S., not the least of which was the sexual revolution. Women’s lib empowered young women to lay claim to their…

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Learning about the birds and bees, Chapter 1

August 10, 2016
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The baby boomer generation often gets credit for starting the sexual revolution. But when you find out how many of us learned about the birds and bees, it’s a wonder we ever figured out which…

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Goat yoga, a fellatio cafe & other weird news

August 4, 2016
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Remember how Julia Louis Dreyfus’ character on Seinfeld would exclaim, “Get out!” then shove someone because she simply couldn’t believe what they said? Well, here’s a virtual exclamation and shove in response to these weird…

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The weird things we remember from childhood

July 28, 2016
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Can you remember stuff from when you were three or four years old? I’m often amazed at some of the stuff that pops into my head from when I was a kid, or that I…

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Seniors catching more than an afterglow from horizontal cha-cha

July 20, 2016
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We’re supposed to get wiser as we get older, right? Well, answer me this: why are rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in people 65-plus going through the roof? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

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