Category Archives: Benefits of being older

Gift-giving: It’s the thought that counts, right?

I admit it: I like bling as much as the next gal. But honestly, how many bracelets or pairs of earrings do you really need? (I know, I know – when it comes to jewelry, it’s rarely a question of need.) Seriously though, while being gifted with jewelry is nice, I’ve come to appreciate more […]

Plucking moustache hairs & other things I didn’t have to do 20 years ago

As I stood at the magnifying mirror one recent morning plucking rogue moustache hairs, it occurred to me that this was something I never had to do 20 years ago. Damned interlopers! I have two words for errant facial hairs: pluck ‘em! This got me thinking about all the other things I didn’t have to […]

An activity tracker just for boomers

Wearable activity trackers like Fitbit are all the rage these days. These high-tech devices monitor fitness-related metrics such as how far you walk or run, how many calories you burn, your heart rate and the quality of your sleep. Then you sync your results with a computer so you can track your progress (or lack […]