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8 ways men and women age differently

January 9, 2017

The existence of fart jokes, belching contests and bra-snapping would appear proof-positive that boys are less mature than girls during childhood and adolescence. Now science validates it, with UK researchers discovering that girls tend to optimize brain connections earlier,…Read the full article


This baby boomer’s got one word for 2017

January 2, 2017

Last year, I adopted the one-word approach to New Year’s resolutions. Instead of compiling a list of things to achieve, the idea is to choose one word to inspire your actions all year long. Proponents say this focus helps…Read the full article


A year-end potpourri of stray thoughts

December 26, 2016

This last post of 2016 is the blog equivalent of cleaning out the fridge to make soup. I’m pulling together leftover tidbits from my files—items that weren’t meaty enough to make a complete blog post on their own but,…Read the full article


Christmas carol lyrics co-opted for baby boomers

December 19, 2016

‘Tis the season of Christmas carol earworms. It’s hard to avoid these suckers since it seems as if we’ve been bombarded with holiday music since Labor Day. So if you can’t get a Christmas melody out of your head,…Read the full article


‘Twas the month post-election…

December 12, 2016

To get myself in the holiday spirit (of resistance), I’ve written a new version of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic holiday poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Mine’s a lot less Christmas-y but, given what’s happening in our country right…Read the full article


Maslow’s hierarchy of needs redefined for baby boomers

December 5, 2016

Do you remember learning about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Abraham Maslow was a psychologist whose thinking was pretty original for his time (1908 – 1970). Before then, most psychology had focused on the abnormal; he, on the other hand,…Read the full article


7 studies to make you wonder where scientists’ heads are

November 28, 2016

Okay, all you climate change doubters and intelligent design believers: I get it. I understand why sometimes it’s hard to take science seriously. Well, not really…I just wanted to reel you in with a little empathy. But the truth…Read the full article


If you had a superpower, what would it be?

November 21, 2016

I’ve been feeling pretty powerless after the presidential election. So with the magical thinking and emotional intelligence of a four-year-old (kind of like our president-elect), I got to fantasizing about what if I had a superpower (or ten) to…Read the full article


Why are (some) men so scared of women?

November 14, 2016

As a baby boomer who came of age in the sixties and seventies, I thought we’d come a hell of a lot further when it comes to what we referred to as “women’s liberation.” But the crap that emerged…Read the full article


Do you suffer from age-related asshat allergy syndrome?

November 7, 2016

I appear to have developed some later-in-life allergies. These aren’t the typical allergic reactions—like sneezing and itchy eyes—to things like pollen, dust or animal dander. Instead, I’m having reactions to a variety of behaviors I encounter. It’s a condition…Read the full article



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