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Say it ain’t so! Cracker Jack eliminates toy prizes

July 13, 2016
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Is nothing sacred? Cracker Jack–the sweet-salty snack we boomers grew up on–is replacing the iconic surprise toy inside each box with stickers bearing digital codes for “baseball-inspired mobile experiences” (marketing-speak for online games). WTF? I…

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12 advanced Girl Scout badges for grown-ups

July 6, 2016
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Let’s face it: we women don’t always get credit for our accomplishments. That’s why, in an earlier post, I suggested some age-appropriate Girl Scout badges that we boomers should be able to earn and carry…

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Has your libido, like Elvis, left the building?

June 29, 2016
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Baby boomer women: has your libido fallen and can’t get up? If you’re postmenopausal, it’s not uncommon. In fact, more than half of women in this population report a drop in their sex drive—and those…

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Bad bosses I have known

June 22, 2016
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There’s a movie that was released a few years ago called “Horrible Bosses.” It’s about three friends who plot to murder their respective bosses who are abusive asshats. While I’ve never felt compelled to take…

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I’ll drink to that! How alcohol is good for you

June 15, 2016
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Do you get tired of hearing how the things you like to do, eat or drink aren’t good for you? Well, I’m happy to share some recent scientific research that affirms the various health benefits…

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Let’s dispel some childhood myths, shall we?

June 8, 2016
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If you’re a baby boomer, chances are you were fed a certain amount of misinformation while growing up. Sometimes, it was a supposed fact our parents thought was true. Or they just said whatever it…

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Men caught between a rock and a hard place

June 2, 2016
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Talk about the proverbial horns of a dilemma. Research suggests that marrying an intelligent woman helps protect a man from dementia. Another study, however, says that men are terrified of smart women. Don’t you just…

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Scenes from a boomer marriage, Part 2

May 27, 2016
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There’s never a shortage of things to laugh about in the Jones household, whether from the mishearing that comes with being over 60, the seemingly innate male affliction known as refrigerator blindness (which also occurs…

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“Bitten by an alligator” & other wacky medical codes

May 18, 2016
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Who comes up with this stuff? As a writer who specializes in health and medicine, I’ve learned about some pretty unusual medical conditions. But the new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, Clinical Modification—affectionately known…

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8+ unusual places you can get a stiff one

May 11, 2016
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Once upon a time, when we boomers came of age, there were basically two types of places we could get a drink or buy booze: at a bar or a packie (a New England colloquialism…

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