Monthly Archives: May 2012

Baby Boomers Divorcing at High Rate (CNN)

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May 16, 2012

Twenty-seven years. Or more. Those are the numbers being tossed around these days in the boomer world. Seems divorce is at an all time high. We’re living longer. And no longer interested in staying in bad marriages. Baby Boomers Divorcing at High Rate (CNN) Return Home
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10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You (The Wall Street Journal)

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May 15, 2012

Tis the season of graduations which means lots of pontificating about what your kids should — and shouldn’t know. Words of wisdom. But this one, by Charles Wheelan, is fun and different, including reasons why time in fraternity basements was well spent. From The Wall Street Journal: 10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell
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From Public TV, a New Site for 50-Somethings (The New York Times)

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May 15, 2012

BA50 is in good company. Joining in on the explosion of sites catering to baby boomers — a hearty welcome to Next Avenue which will give over 50′s another place to land on the internet. From Public TV, a New Site for 50-Somethings Return Home
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Got Milk?

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May 15, 2012
Attachment Parenting Hype

Oh man, if Attachment Parenting is right, boy, did I do it wrong.
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Photoshopped Images and Double Standards: Depictions of Women in the Media

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May 15, 2012
Photoshopped Images and Double Standards

Are we BA50s paying attention? We better be. What kind of legacy are we creating?
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The Alcoholic Next Door

The Alcoholic Next Door - The Drinking Diaries

What does an alcoholic look like? Quick–what is the first image that comes into your mind?
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She Did It: Fun, Fabulous and Philanthropic

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May 15, 2012
Blue Thong Society

The Blue Thong Society is a social club that was modeled after the Clinton Global Initiative, albeit with a dash of Junior League.
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BA50 Wannabe: What’s Next?

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May 15, 2012
lisen-stromberg

Who was I, who am I, who do I want to be? You have a long list of who you aren’t and a longer list of who you won’t be.
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OMG I’m A Grandma!

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May 15, 2012
OMG I'm a Grandma

A few months ago I was blindsided. My daughter had a daughter.
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Fear of The Future

Fear of the Future - Divorce after 50

Many of us who have been through divorce in our mature years are faced with a future that we had not planned on.
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Food Republic: Great Mysteries Of The Martini, Solved

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May 15, 2012

When it comes to martinis, we all know you have to ask, “Shaken or stirred?” But that’s just the beginnning. How about gin versus vodka? Bitters? Dry or wet? Here is your guide to a great martini. From Food Republic:  Great Mysteries of the Martini, Solved Return Home
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Blogher: Women of America, Suit Up! Notes from the DNC’s National Issues Conference

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May 14, 2012

Women’s issues are front and center this election, and they are important because they effect every part of our society. One reporter gives her impressions on the DNC’s National Issue Conference and urges women to get involved. Women of America, Suit Up! From Blogher: Women of America, Suit Up! Notes from the DNC’s National
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Adding a Little Flicker to Those Lights (The New York Times)

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May 11, 2012

Looking for a jolt of youth? According to author Judith Newman, eyelash extensions add just the right touch, even when in soccer mom mode. If eyes are the windows to the soul, long lustrous lashes, she writes, have become wonderful window treatments. Adding a Little Flicker to Those Lights (The New York Times) Return
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Clinton hopes to see female US president (Yahoo News)

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May 11, 2012

One of these days there will be a woman in the White House. It just won’t be U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton said she has no desire to make another run for the White House but hopes to see “that final glass ceiling” broken with an American woman president in her
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NYTimes: Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83

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May 11, 2012

Maurice Sendak, we will miss you! Remember curling up in bed with your little one and “Where the Wild Things Are?” here’s a great article remembering the life of this great children’s book author. From The New York Times: Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83 Mr. Sendak, known in particular for
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The Jobless Young Find Their Voice (The New York Times)

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May 11, 2012

For all of us with graduating or soon to be graduating college students: An interesting story about 20-somethings trying to make a difference – and a dent in the job market. The good news: Two movements have sprouted to fight for this generation’s right to move out of the parental basement (or avoid it
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Jean Chatzky’s Gift to Moms: 3 Tips for a More Secure Retirement (Daily Finance)

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May 10, 2012

It’s not a surprise — but it IS something we BA50s need to think about. According to new research by ING women, on average, have nearly $41,000 less socked away for their future than men. The other reality: Women tend to live longer, meaning we need MORE retirement savings than men, not less. A
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Alzheimer’s program has special meaning for Harvard student (The Boston Globe)

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May 10, 2012

My dad died from complications from Alzheimer’s so this story, about a Harvard pre-med who visits a nursing home to visit the woman he calls his mentor, an 85-year-old physician named Sofia Itkis – who suffers from Alzheimer’s — is uplifting and heartwarming. There is value in our elderly and it’s nice when people,
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NYTimes: Zeroing in on Cellulite

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May 10, 2012

Could it be? Is it real? Is it safe? Cellulaze, a new treatment for cellulite could be the answer to those nasty thigh bumps if you go to a doctor who really knows his or her stuff. Here’s the scoop. From The New York Times: Zeroing in on Cellulite Cellulaze, a new treatment that
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Alzheimer’s program has special meaning for Harvard student (The Boston Globe)

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May 10, 2012

My dad died from complications from Alzheimer’s so this story, about a Harvard pre-med who visits a nursing home to visit the woman he calls his mentor, an 85-year-old physician named Sofia Itkis – who suffers from Alzheimer’s — is uplifting and heartwarming. There is value in our elderly and it’s nice when people,
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