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One Year Later- Our Boston Strong Reality

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April 18, 2014
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BA50 loves this short reflection from a contemporary about how the Marathon bombing has affected Boston...let's continue to be Boston Strong
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Planning Running Routes Around Bathroom Stops

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April 18, 2014
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Running is a great substitute for Metamucil and a colon cleanse – running gets you going
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7 Biggest Turnoffs On A First Date

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April 17, 2014
7 deal breakers for first dates

He looks nothing like his profile picture. He’s 50 pounds heavier, ten years older, or five inches shorter than he wrote in his profile.
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Dog Duty: Don’t Ask Me To Do That

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April 15, 2014
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“They wipe his butt? With a baby wipe? Right over the kitchen counter?” It seemed a little over-the-top to me, but what did I know? I didn’t have a dog.
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The $10,000 Question: What’s Your Portfolio Like?

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April 15, 2014
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If you want to lead a life worth living and not dread going to a high-paying job you hate...do it, do whatever it takes, go wherever the passion leads. Just don’t expect to get rich.
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10 Essentials To Help Your Kid Rent An Apartment In NYC

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April 15, 2014
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After the girls had been approved for the lease, as a former real estate attorney, I volunteered to read and “negotiate” the documents. It did not go well...
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Serious Reading Takes A Hit From Online Scanning and Skimming, Researchers Say

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April 13, 2014

The good news is that we are developing “digital brains,” and can now skim and scan things online quite adeptly. The bad news is that we are developing “digital brains,” and when we read novels and “real” literature for pure enjoyment,  we’re missing a lot of the meat of the stories.   From The
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Brevity Might Just Save Your Career

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April 13, 2014

Consider the fact that everyone is pressed for time these days, so when you’re speaking at a board meeting, emailing, or talking over the phone, remember that “less is more” is the new mandate. You’ll lose your audience (and possibly your job) if you don’t keep that in mind.   From Forbes.com: Brevity Just
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The 24-Hour Trap: Rethinking Daily Habits

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April 13, 2014

When it comes to productivity, some schools of thought believe you can be more efficient if you plan your schedule over a 168-hour week, rather than on a daily basis.   From Fastcompany.com: The 24-Hour Trap: Rethinking Daily Habits     Return Home
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What I Learned From My Friend’s Gay Wedding

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April 10, 2014
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After years of dating the wrong men, K suddenly realized that she had met her true love - a woman.
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How To Compliment Your Wife

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April 10, 2014
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A spontaneous “I’m glad I married you,” will put an instant smile on her face. In other words, don’t save it for when you want to get laid or you’re trying to end an argument.
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Enjoy This F*&king Article

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April 8, 2014
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Swearing can be bonding. Swearing between friends shows that we are totally comfortable with one another...
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Are You A Handy Woman? Take This Simple Test And See

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April 8, 2014
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Sweating pipes is something all women should know how to do...oh really?
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Fat Shaming: Time To End Open Season On Fat People

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April 8, 2014
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Believe me, I know very well how those who aren’t obese feel about us fat people. We’re lazy, stupid, unmotivated, slovenly, ignorant, and ugly. And that’s on a good day.
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The Terrors of Skipping Breakfast

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April 7, 2014

Breakfast…should you or shouldn’t you? Watch this baby-faced, twenty-something doctor discuss the subject. The upshot is, we’re not sure how great you’ll feel, but “people will still laugh at your jokes, even if you skip breakfast.”   From: The Atlantic: The Terrors of Skipping Breakfast Return Home
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Teaching as a Second Act, or Maybe Even a Third

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April 7, 2014

When the desire to make a change that impacts the common good strikes, perhaps you should consider teaching. Many Boomers are and everyone is reaping the rewards in that situation.   From the New York Times: Teaching as a Second Act, or Maybe Even a Third Return Home
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Fact or Fiction?: The 5-Second Rule for Dropped Food

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April 7, 2014

And here, from the “is this what we’re spending our research dollars on?” file, comes the answer to the age-old question: can you still eat food that’s been dropped, and how long before you can no longer eat it? In summary, make sure you’ve dropped it on your nice, clean carpet.   From Scientific
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Going Back to School, Without the Pressure

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April 7, 2014

Retirees who are not quite ready to throw in the towel on living a vibrant, productive life are finding that going back to academia is the perfect solution. College retirement communities offer all the amenities of college life, without the angst we often felt back in our twenties.   From the New York Times:
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Laughing At My Attempt To Buy A Bikini

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April 4, 2014
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That little spandex tshirt/thong combo makes you look like a Chinese Shar Pei stuffed into an ill-fitting tube top.
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The Four Things I Know About Midlife Divorce

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April 3, 2014
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People over 50 are divorcing in higher numbers than ever before, annd women are leading the charge - filing in greater numbers than men. I’ve designed a brief, anonymous survey for divorced women 40 and over- it's still open if you want to chime in.
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