Why marrying a smart woman is good for a man’s health

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Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. 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 love science? Apparently, pairing up with a brainy broad gives men a buffer against dementia. According to […]

10 childhood myths debunked

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Most of us boomers were fed a certain amount of misinformation when we were growing up. Sometimes, it was a “fact” the adults in our lives really believed. Or they just said whatever it took to get us kids to toe the line—and we bought it. Whatever the motivation, now that we’re adults, it’s time […]

Bad bosses this baby boomer has known

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I recently saw an ad for a 2011 movie entitled “Horrible Bosses.” The plot centers on three friends who decide to murder their respective overbearing, abusive bosses. While I’ve never felt compelled to take action quite that drastic, I have to admit that, over the years, I’ve had some—shall we say—challenging bosses. For example: A […]

How to solve tip-of-the-tongue syndrome

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We’ve all had those frustrating moments when we can’t retrieve a word from memory. This phenomenon even has a name: tip-of-the-tongue syndrome, or TOT. The good news is that an occasional bout of TOT is normal at any age—although it does become more frequent as we get older. But rather than beating ourselves up about […]

What’ll you have? 8 unusual places to get a drink

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When we boomers became “legal” in the 60s and 70s, there were basically two types of places we could get a drink: at a bar or a packie (a New England term for liquor, or package, store). Our access to adult beverages was further limited by blue laws—strict religious laws that harken back to colonial […]

Don’t do this when walking across a parking lot

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I recently had one of those life-can-change-in-an-instant moments. The day started with my annual cardiologist appointment, and I left his office feeling very upbeat about my health. Hubs and I had just put our home on the market a few days prior, and we already had our second showing scheduled for later that day. It […]

5 reasons I think I may be an old fogey

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I may have crossed over into the realm of being an old fogey. Why? Because I find myself asking, “What is the world coming to?” with increasing frequency. I remember our parents’ generation saying that about rock and roll, long hair on guys and women burning their bras. Now I’m saying it about things like […]

Eek! My husband has a joint mouse!

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At midlife, sometimes I feel like a car that’s out of warranty – that point at which things inevitably start to go awry. You know – leaks, lubrication problems, excessive overheating, smoke from the tailpipe, wear and tear (and I’m not talking about my Subaru). Let’s face it: as we get older, our bodies start […]