Midlife

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  • Great Sex For Men Over 50 Depends On.......

    About.com Senior Living
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:56 am
    Young men can perform sexually without much stress and strain. But for men over 50 that sexual hat trick becomes more difficult. Absent the existence of a strong emotional connection with women, sex for men after 50 can be disappointing for them and their partners....Read Full Post
  • Eclipses and Personal Transformation

    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!
    midlifecrisisqueen
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Everyone’s buzzing about the ‘blood moon’ eclipse last night.  What most may not know is the emotional impact these eclipses can have on your life. Astrology may seem like bunk, but I know from decades of personal experience that eclipses often represent times of emotional turmoil or chaos.  In other words, opportunities for change. My 50th birthday fell on a solar eclipse, just as I was falling in love with Mike and thinking about selling my last house and moving in with him.  I had so many overpowering emotions this past week, I turned to astrology to find out what was…
  • For Stone Phillips, a Focus on the Home Front

    The New Old Age
    By PAULA SPAN
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    A broadcaster turns the camera on his parents.
  • Negativity: Just Another Demeaning Label?

    MidLifeBloggers
    See Byline
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Negativity is a drain on our positivity, we are told. Apparently, there's just so much positivity to go around.
  • Beautiful Photos of Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene

    vintage everyday
    John VE
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Here's a small collection of beautiful portrait shots of Marilyn Monroe taken by photographer Milton H. Greene in the 1950s and 1960s.See more »
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    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!

  • Eclipses and Personal Transformation

    midlifecrisisqueen
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Everyone’s buzzing about the ‘blood moon’ eclipse last night.  What most may not know is the emotional impact these eclipses can have on your life. Astrology may seem like bunk, but I know from decades of personal experience that eclipses often represent times of emotional turmoil or chaos.  In other words, opportunities for change. My 50th birthday fell on a solar eclipse, just as I was falling in love with Mike and thinking about selling my last house and moving in with him.  I had so many overpowering emotions this past week, I turned to astrology to find out what was…
  • The Process of Selling Your Home These Days… [or why I threw myself down the stairs this week!]

    midlifecrisisqueen
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Little did I know what selling your home is like these days.  I knew I was in for a wild ride, but geez! First step, staging.  This is when someone you just met comes into your home and tells you everything that’s wrong with it.  Why?  Because you need to know what furniture you need to get rid of NOW, what walls need to be turned into “accent walls” and exactly how much stuff you will need to move to your storage unit in the next few weeks. This is your wake-up call, informing you exactly how much your home and your life will be turned upside down BEFORE your house…
  • Oh no! I fell down a flight of stairs…

    midlifecrisisqueen
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    Falling under the “believe it or not” category, I did a header down a whole flight of stairs on my birthday two days ago! We have so much construction and painting going on at our house, as we prepare it for sale.  Who knew we needed new “accent walls” etc.? I was trying not to step on my puppy at the top of the stairs, when I went flying head over heels down ten stairs! I am now semi-OK.  No head injury this time, but my bad knee is sprained, my shoulder is sore, and I have carpet burns in various places.  I keep trying to tell myself I’m lucky that I…
  • This is what 59 feels… and looks like!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    Today is my 59th birthday.  Let me start out by saying I’ve had a pretty good run so far. This seems like the perfect time for me to share with you some of the things I wish I had known when I first started my midlife journey. Lesson Number One: With time, energy, patience, and strength of character things do improve. Although my life is excellent now, I haven’t always felt so positive.  I can remember a few times when I really felt like giving up, most notably in my drama-filled twenties, and then at midlife crisis time. Ten years ago around this time, my life really went to…
  • The Spring Time in the Rockies edition of the BEST of Boomer Blogs!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    I’m excited!  My presentation of the BEST BOOMER BLOGS happens to coincide with my birthday week. And we are finally beginning to get some small glimpses of springtime in the Rockies here in Fort Collins too! The daffodils are just peeking out as well as the grape hyacinth. I am such a natural lover of spring.  I swear I can hear all the little bulbs and roots coming back to life just to cheer me up! You know what else cheers me up?  My stalwart fellow blogger friends who work diligently to constantly provide you with excellent educational and entertaining articles, all free of…
 
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    MidLifeBloggers

  • Negativity: Just Another Demeaning Label?

    See Byline
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Negativity is a drain on our positivity, we are told. Apparently, there's just so much positivity to go around.
  • LE WEEK-END: At Last A Film That Captures 60+

    Jane Gassner
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Behind these questions for all of us is the human urge to create a meaningful life. It’s the same urge that propelled us in our twenties, except now there are limits imposed.
  • My Writing Process: The Blog Tour

    Jane Gassner
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:34 am
    When people ask me why I write, I tell them, because I can’t not write. I suppose I could clothe my motivations in something glorious like, “it’s how I make sense of the world,” but while true....
  • Flashback Friday: High School…dating David Stein

    Jane Gassner
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:14 am
    See that lovely lady in her classy sheath dress. Doesn’t she look about 23 or 24? She was, maybe, 16. Today’s teen girls dress like their younger siblings; our style was more to look like our mothers.  The event was an evening party–we called them “affairs”–given by the club I belonged to, the G.E.M.s. My date […]
  • Tattoos

    Jane Gassner
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Still, I was often the bane of my mother's existence. Her first daughter had been mild and shy and obedient so she wasn't prepared for the likes of outspoken, adventurous, don't-tell-me-I-can't-unless-you-want-to-insure-I-will me.
 
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    vintage everyday

  • Beautiful Photos of Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene

    John VE
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Here's a small collection of beautiful portrait shots of Marilyn Monroe taken by photographer Milton H. Greene in the 1950s and 1960s.See more »
  • Vintage Photos of The World War I in 1914

    John VE
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:22 am
    A German infantryman marching the “goose step” at a military parade, 1914.Austrian Infantry passing through a burnt-out village, 1914.French reservists heading for the headquarters to join the army at the start of World War I, 1914.Soldiers of the Russian Second Army in Austria, following their defeat and capture by the Germans at the Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia. 30th August 1914.French soldiers protect themselves from shrapnel in a dugout. 1st August 1914.See more »
  • Egypt of 1984

    John VE
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
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  • Cafe in London selling 'Ros-Rols' for two old pence. c. 1941

    John VE
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
  • Tina Turnerat the Lake Amador Gold Rush Festival, 1969

    John VE
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Pictures of the Queen of Rock n Roll Tina Turner rocks the stage at the Lake Amador Gold Rush Festival of 1969, when an estimated 40,000 people flocked to the small Californian county and its surrounding hills from all over the country to experience love, peace and rock n roll...(Photos by Steve Rudzinkski, via Messy Nessy Chic)
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    Steves Midlife Crisis

  • Government Auto Auctions

    ironik
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    In the present fast-paced way of life, many individuals would locate it difficult to go about their every day duties with no their very own vehicle. You can find the car or truck you desire with the parts you wish to add later, ready to drive away for in regards to the identical value as being a typical one. It is definitely a challenging factor to pick out a finest automobile out of lots of but don’t endeavor to compare the automobile which you have chosen with every vehicle from the identical model since it can confuse you. To summarize, this guide has shown you a handful of points to…
  • Government Car Auctions

    ironik
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    There are some models that tend to become far more highly-priced to insure as compared to other people consequently you ought to make inquiries before you settle on the particular a single. If you happen to be looking to get a brand new car or truck and obtain a fantastic deal, you may take into account looking your location for available car or truck auctions. When you are hunting about for impound cars for sale, attempt to come ready by knowing what type of car you desire. First, you need to be conscious of when these actions take place. When you usually do not see something that is…
  • Affordable Used Cars

    ironik
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    In other words they simply had been not in a position to continue to pay for the automobile and as being a outcome the bank ought to repossess it. You may have a lot of bills and payments to believe about every single month. The basic masses could need to go via the dealer or a classified ads routine. Also ensure that that the car’s paperwork is in order. Because a lot info will surface, you will be necessary to take your time to search through by far the most convincing guide for your interest. cash for cars There’s plenty of cars that are in fantastic condition that may be…
  • Cars Auction

    ironik
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The auctions are like every other auction , as well as the issue that could interest you is the fact that the bidding starts at 100$. Public vehicle auctions allow 1 to analysis the car auction prior to the bidding starts. Impounded auto auctions might be distinctive to automobile purchasers particularly for the people, who get for the initial time. This tends to make it fairly easy to find the auto that you are searching for. So when you are thinking about purchasing a previously owned automobile, what steps must you take. cars for cheap A single can literally get the deal of the century…
  • Auto Auctions

    ironik
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    Their interest in promoting is to clear room and not necessarily the money they get in return. These could be purchased pretty inexpensively to get a fantastic price tag because of a person not creating their payments. They are ideal buys for all those who are setting their eyes on cheaper but nevertheless of fantastic situation pre-owned cars. Most buyers will have to have help with financing when it comes to creating a buy. If the motor has a deep rattle, this is an indication that it may perhaps require some important engine work. cash for cars You will be in a position to obtain a…
 
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    Whose shoes are these anyway?

  • The Gospel of Jesus's Wife -- Does It Matter Whether Jesus Was Married?

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    In this case, I'm just passing along an intriguing article that's been trending on Facebook for a few days:  "No Forgery Evidence Seen in 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Papyrus."  The article says that scientific evidence has verified that the ink used and the papyrus date back to the 8th century A.D.; however: ". . . the results do not conclusively prove the papyrus isn't a very clever forgery,
  • Song of Fatigued Blacksplaining Folk: National Poetry Month

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Song of Fatigued Blacksplaining Folk by Nordette N. Adams Oh, that we had a time machine to launch some people back as black men born to slavery in 1853 and have them stay alive through the Civil War, survive the Jim Crow South and see 1964 when LBJ signed The Act assuring liberty for Black folk in America, land of the White called "free." Then see their sons and daughters locked up for suspect
  • Quote of the day: From Ta-Nehisi Coates's The Blue Period

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Jacob Lawrence, The Library -- a giant swath of humanity and history. I don't think a human gets to see all of this before dying. But I want to see as much of it as I can. And here is the key thing--it thrills me to see it. I love seeing it. I love knowing. The knowing is its own reward. The ability to frame the question is it's own gift--even if you can't quite name the answer. I think now
  • Devious Maid's Promo with Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty to Me

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Here's the Lifetime Channel latest promotional commercial for Devious Maids. It features Jason Derulo's song "Talk Dirty to Me" featuring 2 Chains. I've posted the video for the single below the commercial, and as you might expect, the language in it carries a parental warning. The beat and horns hook the song. The official video for the song. I post it for people who, like me, rarely
  • "Old Friends 4 Sale" Prince & The NPG Rehearsal 2012

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    I love DrFunkenberry for sharing this, Prince's rehearsal of "Old Friends 4 Sale." I love it for the same reason I love the clip of Marvin Gaye rehearsing "Come Get to This" in that Belgium documentary: How often do we get to overhear music masters at work?
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • Blah, Blah, Blah

    Suzanne
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    It seems like everyone I know is off on a spring break adventure. (Either this week, this upcoming weekend, or next week.) I’m jealous of all you Coachella people! I think, as a result, I might take a couple days off too. It *feels* like no one is even out there reading, anyway. Of course, I’ll probably change my mind and be back with a post tomorrow. But …? If I’m not here, no worries.
  • Shooting in San Francisco

    Suzanne
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    I realize I haven’t said much about my visit to San Francisco a few weeks back. It’s been a crazy few weeks … One night in San Francisco, followed by Napa, followed by Texas. I haven’t written about my Bay Area visit because I’ve barely even glanced at my photos from that visit. How can I write a post without photos? And what did I really do with only one night to visit? First of all, I intentionally didn’t let many people know I would be up north. Of course, I would have loved to see a lot of my friends. (I think I have more friends in SF than I do in The…
  • Moonrise Of The Blood Moon

    Suzanne
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Did you see the blood moon last night? I never tire of the moonrises over “my” mountain. I can see the moon rise from my kitchen and family room windows. But, I went out on the patio to take this photo. Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. I’m a beach-rat through and through, but the mountains call to my soul in a special way. There really is something almost mystical about them. I’m truly grateful I live in a place where I can enjoy both the mountains and the beach. (And the deserts too, actually.)
  • The Weekend

    Suzanne
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    I had such a nice, relaxing, weekend. Saturday night I got together with some friends I hadn’t seen for awhile. We had dinner at Sol Cocina in Newport Beach. There’s something special about being near the water, being with old friends, and enjoying a lot of  margaritas  laughter. By the way, I really enjoyed the restaurant and I do recommend it for those of you who live in, or near, Orange County. I spent Sunday at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. It had been two years since my last visit. There’s something very intoxicating about being surrounded by FIFTY ACRES of blooming…
  • One Of The Many Reasons I Love You

    Suzanne
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. It’s a tough drive up to Newport Beach, But somebody’s got to do it?
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    Anali's First Amendment

  • Gabriel García Márquez & The Power Of Stories

    Lisa Johnson
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Back in 2006 when I was still a new blogger, I responded to a meme about books. In the post, I said that I would have loved to have written the first sentence in the book One Hundred Years Of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez. Even now, it's still the most amazing sentence to begin a book that I ever read. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to
  • Throwback Thursday: 1993

    Lisa Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Me and my new baby cousin! I can't believe she will be graduating from college soon! Anali's First Amendment © 2006-2014. All rights reserved. This Post’s Link Subscribe to blog posts. Follow me on Twitter. Join me on Facebook. Shopping on Amazon today? If so, please consider starting here and help support this blog.
  • As Boston Heals ~ Free Museum Admissions + Free Food

    Lisa Johnson
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:52 pm
    A year ago, Boston was knocked down for a bit. But not for long. This week is a time for reflection and some free activities as well.   + + + The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA/Boston) is offering free admission for "a day of community, reflection, healing, & inspiration." on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Also on the 15th, from 5pm - 7pm, if you are willing to "Sing for Your
  • A List of Gluten-Free Restaurants

    Lisa Johnson
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    The picture above has nothing to do with the list, but doesn't it look good? If you're looking for some places to eat with gluten-free options, here are a few below. Hungry Mother (Cambridge) T.W. Food (Cambridge) Back Deck (Boston) Joe's American Bar & Grill (Boston) Take a look on Boston.com to find the rest of the restaurants listed. The Boston Globe also has an interesting article
  • Today's Google Doodle: African-American Chemist Percy Julian

    Lisa Johnson
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Chemist Percy Julian was honored with a Google Doodle today. He would have been 115 years old today. It's nice seeing African-Americans being celebrated outside of the few cold winter days of February. NOVA had a program about him in 2007 called Forgotten Genius. It's available online and I plan to watch when I get a chance. Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1899.  His grandfather
 
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    Average Jane™

  • Average Jane Decompresses

    Average Jane
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    I have this whole week open because I am between jobs. That's not a euphemism—I left one job last Thursday and I'll start a new one on Monday. As it happens, this is the perfect week for a break like that. The weather's getting nice enough for long walks with the dog, I'm in spring cleaning mode, and I had a good bunch of errands I'd been putting off. This also gives me the opportunity to spruce up my wardrobe a bit so I'll look more professional at the new gig. Yesterday I started the morning at my favorite coffee shop, reading a book on my Kindle app and breaking…
  • Average Jane Goes to Sweden: Caffeination Edition

    Average Jane
    1 Mar 2014 | 7:18 am
    One of the things I was excited about as I read up in preparation for my trip to Sweden last fall was the coffee. More than one American blogger had referred to it as "black crack" and I quickly learned that was pretty darned accurate. Coffee figures heavily into the pace of the Swedish day. I noticed that most of the coffee shops weren't open particularly early, which leads me to presume that Swedes make their own coffee before work. I bypassed the instant Nescafe at our apartment in favor of brewing the Gevalia coffee in a French press. It was black as night no matter how much extra hot…
  • Average Jane Goes to Sweden: The Introvert's Paradise

    Average Jane
    28 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I did a lot of research about Swedish culture before my trip there last fall and one of the things that every article and blog mentioned is that Swedes keep to themselves to an extent that Americans cannot even imagine. As my father and I waited for our flight out of Kansas City, one of our compatriots helpfully provided what would prove to be stark contrast with our Swedish experience. Apropos of almost nothing, the young woman across the aisle from us in the waiting area told us all about the stuffed bear she carries with her on trips and then filled us in on her upcoming travel plans, her…
  • Average Jane Turns Ten

    Average Jane
    15 Feb 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Ten years ago today I wrote my first post for this blog.  The blogging world has changed so much since then. At the time, the number of blogs out there was considerably more limited and I read my favorite ones individually by visiting them one by one to see if they had new posts. Then I went to the first BlogHer conference in 2005 and expanded my blog reading horizons just around the time I started following blogs via RSS feed. About the same time, I started meeting more and more bloggers in my own town. My blogging conference attendance peaked around 2011 and changes to my job started…
  • Average Jane, Super Aunt

    Average Jane
    5 Feb 2014 | 9:15 am
    Way back in mid-2013 my sister asked if I could stay at her house the last week in January and take care of my niece and nephew so she and her husband could go to a yoga retreat in Belize. Of course I said yes. I figured it would be a fun chance to hang out with the kids, and my original plan was to take the entire week off from work and bring Toby with me. Well, some of that plan went awry. Toby got himself uninvited on Christmas Day when he sneaked off into their house and voided his system in several inappropriate places. Also I changed jobs, which meant that the vacation plan was off the…
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    Cindy La Ferle's Home Office

  • Mother’s Day “Ideals”

    Cindy La Ferle
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    Ideals magazine was launched in 1944 with a Christmas issue compiled by Van B. Hooper, a public relations manager for a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturer. Over the years it has featured the writings of well-known authors such as Edgar Guest, Sue Monk Kidd, Chris Bohjalian, Susan Allen Toth, Garrison Keillor, and many others. Now produced by Guideposts and edited […]
  • New column: Two new hips and a second chance

    Cindy La Ferle
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa I was in my early forties when I was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis in both hips. Unable to walk without assistive devices for more than a year, I had a glimpse of what it’s like to be disabled….Read the rest of […]
  • Becoming a mother-in-law

    Cindy La Ferle
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    From the moment she posed for those first high school prom photos on our front porch 10 years ago, I knew Andrea was perfect for my only son, Nate. Yet I felt a subtle shift in our relationship when the two exchanged wedding vows last fall. Even in the happiest circumstances, after all, the family […]
  • From memory to memoir

    Cindy La Ferle
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:43 am
    To kick off its three-part Spring Writing Series, the Royal Oak Public Library is featuring my workshop, From Memory to Memoir: How to Write and Publish Your Life Stories on Monday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.  Focusing on personal essays as well as book-length memoirs, we’ll discuss how to avoid the common pitfalls of this popular […]
  • Fragile Season

    Cindy La Ferle
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:17 am
    This Lenten essay, written during my first year of empty nesting, was originally published in the anthology, Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined (2005; Seal Press).  Spring is just a few weeks away, yet the barren landscape outside my office window looks more like the moon than southeast Michigan. Mounds of brittle, gray snow flank […]
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    Candelaria Silva

  • Only one way

    Candelaria Silva
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    You know what you know but you don’t know what I know.Although you assume you do when you proselytize. Every day at the Ashmont T Station –there is a group handing out booklets about their religion.  A couple of days a week across from Dudley Station – two different preachers  proselytize.  On the #23 bus – the preacher-man proselytizer loudly – often bellowing.    Sometimes no one says a word back to him; they just roll their eyes and try to ignore him.  Other times, cries of “Oh, shut-up will you?” emerge.  Recently, another passenger shouted preacher- man down and…
  • Extinction-level conversation

    Candelaria Silva
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    My Aunt Fannie once told me that the argument that led to her divorce from her first husband started about a glass of water  Thinking about this, recently, I found myself wondering if they realized when they started talking that day that they were having an “extinction level conversation” (ELC). I had an ELC, which led me to quit a job. I don’t think the Executive Director of the place I worked (who was my supervisor on the Org Chart although she never actively supervised me), knew she was having an ELC with me.  I don’t even know if she remembers what she said, although I do.  As…
  • Why Are You Good?

    Candelaria Silva
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:24 pm
    My blog posts are inspired by snippets of conversations that I’ve had or overheard, close encounters of all kinds, observations of the same or similar things in quick succession, or ideas that have been simmering on a slow, back burner in my brain.  This post’s impetus was a recent conversation with someone close that brought to mind a declaration I made 11 years ago about another person  with whom I’m also close about “being good.”  Here it goes: Why are you good? Are you good because it is your nature to be good?  Are you good in response to how you were reared and the…
  • How to stick to a job

    Candelaria Silva
    22 Mar 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Recently, I’ve had conversations with and about four youngish adults (all in their early thirties) and one fortyish adult who are not working. They are male and female.  All grew up in stable, solidly middle-class homes.  Some were reared by two parents, some were reared by single mothers, and all had extended family.   All but one of the parents has a college degree and the one without a college degree owns a successful business.  All of the parents own homes and have for most of their children’s lives. None of these children have attained the success of their parents, despite…
  • Keeping Regular

    Candelaria Silva
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:34 pm
    A regular paycheck will motivate you to stay in a place that is horrible, oppressive, boring, snarky, ineffective, and soul-crushing.  A regular paycheck and benefits will cement you in place even if it elevates your blood pressure and has other negative health indicators. Even people who are aware that they are being crushed will hang-on to jobs because these days it is better to have a job than not to have one…or so we think. Many people will die slow deaths counting down to the years until they – happen upon another job, hit the lottery, find an escape hatch, or retire – whichever…
 
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    Granny Sue's News and Reviews: West Virginia Storyteller Granny Sue's Daily Blog

  • The Newest Member of Our Family

    Granny Sue
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    Say hello to Jaxon Ford Starcher, son of our granddaughter Jordan and her man Christopher.Born yesterday at 6:01 pm, he weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces of pure baby beauty.I can just imagine how his grandfather, our late son Jon, would have been had he been there. The father of 5 girls, he was convinced he had not a Y chromosome in his body. I bet the roof would have lifted off that hospital if he had been there yesterday, his joy would have been that great.Congratulations to all! Jax will go home to join his sister Cadyn and Chris' son Jace. The world just got a little better for them…
  • Input Needed: Mirror Project

    Granny Sue
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm coming to the collective brain again for your thoughts. I painted these mirrors the other day and in my mind I thought they would look great with a three-color approach.They were stuck in the 70's with its black and gold finish.I saw them with white in the centers, turquoise around the inner edge and green on the outside.It was one of those good ideas that ends up being a lot of work. You know the kind.So here is the finished product.I don't think I like it now. I think they need to be all white with that turquoise center. My husband likes them as they are.So repaint, or leave it alone?
  • Traveling Upriver

    Granny Sue
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    We saw it in January while we were in Wheeling, and Larry kept talking about it on the way home. Finally I said, "Okay, I'll call them and see if they will hold it for us until we can get back up there."It was something I'd never seen before, although perhaps you have: a vintage metal glider chair for one. Usually porch gliders are made for two, like a couch, but this was a one-person chair. It needed work but the price was right. So I called Sib's, the antique mall (named for the brother and sister who own the place) where we saw the chair and sure enough they were agreeable. I mailed them a…
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    Jan's Sushi Bar

  • Random Tuesday W.T.F.

    Jan
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    I am going to dispense with the usual pleasantries that normally accompany Random Tuesday Thoughts and keep this entry brief, for reasons that will become painfully obvious shortly. This was our garden Sunday afternoon, when it was sunny, 75 F and very spring-like: This our garden this morning, when it’s 33 F and SNOWING: Okay, I promise I’m done bitching about the snow during April.  I pinky-promise I won’t do it again this spring – even if we get a blizzard tomorrow. Let this serve as a warning to you all: This is what happens when you go to a wine tasting on a…
  • Lamb Dirty Rice

    Jan
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    I can’t begin to tell you what compelled me to make dirty rice for Sunday brunch and serve it with Sous Vide pork belly (recipe forthcoming).  In fact, I can’t remember why I thought to make dirty rice in the first place – I’d never cooked it before, and I can’t really remember ever eating it.  Which simply cannot be, but I just don’t remember. Maybe I’m just getting old. At any rate, I’m so glad I did – this was simply incredible.  Now that I’ve made it, and know what I’ve been missing, I will make it again.  And again. And again. It is just THAT good. Dirty Rice is…
  • Scallops with Meyer Lemon Pan Sauce

    Jan
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    As foretold yesterday, I have a scallop/Meyer lemon recipe today. Huzzah! You know, all those people who unsubscribed because I’m “no longer relevant,” what with my lentils and quinoa and photos of crocus, are going to be disappointed that they missed this one.  It may not be Whole30 compliant, but it’s pretty straight-forward paleo/primal, and it’s absotively-effing delicious.  To say nothing of quick and drop-dead simple. Oh, well.  Their loss. Anyhoo, Meyer lemons.  I’d heard of them, but had never actually seen one until last week when I chanced upon a small bag of them at…
  • Random Tuesday Spring Fever

    Jan
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    You know, it’s been ages since I’ve participated in Random Tuesday Thoughts, so why the heck not?  Tomorrow, I shall endeavor to have a recipe for you that involves sea scallops and Meyer lemons. On a whim, early last week, Beloved and I booked a cabin at Hocking Hills State Park.  We drove down Friday morning and came back yesterday afternoon.  It was wonderful – peaceful, with beautiful and sunny, if a tad chilly, weather.  We purchased what turned out to be a pretty large set of dominoes and set about teaching ourselves a couple of games.  There were marathon…
  • Quinoa Salad with Salmon and Apples

    Jan
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Before I get into how I’m not torturing poverty-stricken Bolivian farmers by eating quinoa, let’s talk a little bit about why I’m eating it after more than 3 years of largely avoiding grains. Aside from the fact that it’s freaking delicious, reasonably nutritious when properly prepared and not really a grain. Grains are the seeds from grasses; quinoa is the seed from a broadleaf plant that is closely related to spinach and beets.  This makes it what is called a pseudograin – it looks like a grain and cooks like a grain but botanically isn’t a grain.  Which is all fine and dandy,…
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    Nanny Goats in Panties

  • And Now There’s a Cloud in the Cloud

    Margaret
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:09 pm
    You’re probably wondering what the hell I’m doing here when I am up to my eyeballs in goose livers, but my housemate and I decided to take a break from all the poultry guts and celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary per our usual tradition of running off to the casino and spending the night. And with past annual visits resulting in power outages and thievery, we thought, what could possibly happen this time? And so it was I’m yanking the one arm bandit’s chain when my phone vibrates urgently at me to tell me about a tornado warning and severe thunderstorms IN MY AREA…
  • Choosing Baby Names for Asphalt

    Margaret
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:40 am
    Call me a small stuff sweater. Because I can totally sweat the small stuff when I am of the mind. Take street names, for example. Here in Sacramento, after it ran out of letters to name the streets in this town, and before it got so suburb-happy, somebody came along and named a bunch of major streets in one area as follows: Edison Ave., Watt Ave., Howe Ave., Fulton Ave., Northrup Ave., Arden Way, Bell Ave., Morse Ave., Whitney Ave., Marconi Ave., etc… Great. I don’t have a problem with that. It’s got a nice theme and I can dance to it. However, when some bozo in a cubicle is…
  • Crock Pots, and Other Reasons for Living

    Margaret
    19 Feb 2014 | 11:44 am
    30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge Day 19: Tastes Like Chicken How have I lived, lo these many years, without the knowledge and power of the wonder that is the slow cooker, the almighty Crock Pot? I have fought and fought and fought some more with various protein animal products with less than zero success and ultimately limited my repertoire because most meat comes out hard and dry and yucky and blecky and other similar adjectives and I figured I just didn’t have the knack for it and recently came to realize you all have been cheating. Consider yourselves on my poop list. And never have…
  • Goat Thing: Goats Take Olympic Silver!….Ribbon.

    Margaret
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:03 am
    30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge Day 18: Liars I could write a whole book about liars and how much I hate them. But then you’d be reading a very heavy tome filled with the ugly that came out of me and you’d question my ability to return from the hate abyss. You’d think of me as a hater. I’d be a big wart-nosed hater. And then you’d hate me. And you’d spray paint “hater” all over my fence even though YOU are doing it out of hate as well. And the hate would spread and infect the rest of the planet until everyone hated everybody and there would…
  • Goat Thing of the Day: A New Video Game

    Margaret
    13 Feb 2014 | 11:17 am
    30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge Day 12: Incommunicado I’ve got a treat for those of you who have been clamoring for a Goat Thing of the Day. I know! It’s been so long! Some game developers were goofing around during a game jam and…what, you don’t know what a game jam is? Are you kidding me? I can’t believe you don’t know what a game jam is. Who doesn’t know what a game jam is. Honestly. I swear, what am I going to do with you people. OK, take this down: a game jam…obviously…is when neighborhood computer programming kids rob local…
 
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    Privilege

  • An Object Of Desire: The Perfectly Colored Bag

    Lisa
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    I’ve been looking for a new bag. When last we spoke the universal language Handbag, I had settled on a small Bottega Veneta cross-body, carried inside a Duluth Pack. That worked very well for a city walking commute, and workday lunch sprints. But now I’m in the suburbs, and hence often in the car. Cross-bodies are annoying to pull off and on as you get it and out of cars. The Duluth pack is made for a laptop, not a life. I’ve been using an old Coach bucket bag, sourced serendipitously from the back of my closet. Big enough for most of what I need, easy to throw into the…
  • 25 Ways To Maintain Your Shape At 50+

    Lisa
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    I have been asked several times, recently, for a post on how I maintain my shape. I’ve written about it before, tongue-in-cheek, in 11 Sneaky Tricks Of The High WASP Diet, and here, earnestly, in the Building Attractive series from last year. But maybe I haven’t yet answered the question usefully enough, so here’s another try. In brief, I both count my lucky stars and work at it. Water Under The Bridge, Or, What We Are Given First of all, we’ve all got baseline genetics. Muscularity runs in my family. I think it’s easier to stay lean if you build muscle easily.
  • The Virtues Of Yes Vs. The Virtues Of No, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:45am

    Lisa
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    I’ve been thinking recently about virtue. Not the old-fashioned heroine sort, perhaps needless to say. But virtue, built or maintained by living in accordance with a moral code. I’ve never felt very good at that particular variety. Why? For one thing, it’s not really a part of High WASP culture. We focus instead on the excellent, the appropriate, and the beautiful. Or the Very Attractive, as my mother might say. For another, I’ve been very busy trying not to Do A Bad Job. Raising children, I wanted to be a good mother, but danged if I know what a virtuous one looks…
  • The Complicated Math Of Social Covenants

    Lisa
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Does anyone remember a couple of posts a while back, here, and here, more like fever dreams, about the carbonate-at-home company known as Sodastream? In which I was asked, along with 49 others, to cover Scarlett Johansson’s sponsorship of the brand? The experience was fairly surreal, but I participated in order to facilitate another giveaway for you guys. Eventually the promised gizmo showed up. Sodastream Source, white metal version. Good to go, right? Welp, not exactly. In the interim, Scarlett found herself surrounded by controversy. Turns out Sodastream, headquartered in Israel, has…
  • An Object Of Desire: Metallic Sandals

    Lisa
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    As we settle into our personal style, we may be less likely to embrace dramatic fashion shifts. We might wear our drapey cardigans in a sea of structured jackets, march resolutely through the army of flared jeans in our straight-legs, and avoid entire genres of shoes altogether. I’m looking at you, wedge-sneakers. And don’t think you can hide, 4-inch pointy-toes, I know you’re out there. But color is our friend, for gentle adventure. Even when we’re comfy with our 3 shades of blue, 2 of purple, and 1 of rose, we can add metallics. Plural. Yes, metallics. This spring,…
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    Out On The Stoop

  • I Found My Carp Caviar

    Gena
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:21 pm
    I feel like an automaton. Even when I get down time there is stuff to do. Which I don't always do. So I have a pound of writing back-up in my head yet I somehow manage to subscribe to British Pathe.Which will not explain the above video. In the videoblogging group there was a guy, I think was named Phillip. What he use to do was deconstruct old 1970ish "tactile fortified" movies.He would alter the sound, colors aspect ratios so that it wouldn't look like the original work but it would be transformed into something else. I like abstract art and video art. So when Wreck and Salvage proposed a…
  • Dealing With My Zags

    Gena
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I'm a little ticked at myself. I was trying to get to the Taco Cook-off in Grand Park. There is a Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. However, the festivities was on Grand Avenue. I was three streets below where I needed to be.It happens when I speed plan on what I want to do and then wind up doing something else.So I went to the Grand Central Market again and picked up a bag of just about but not quite over the hills strawberries, and avocados.  You can get a lot of veggies for a dollar but it is up to you to transform them quickly before the end time.Next decision is to Hop Wu or not…
  • The Man Says Show Your Work

    Gena
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:47 am
    I have been reading a book called Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. It is a encouragement to put your fanny on the line and show what you can do. Austin implores you to not to worry if the work it is good enough or top draw just do it, do it, and make it so.Now, I just got back from a video storytelling workshop. I know the above video is handheld choppy and the lighting is not great. It is not the greatest story in the world. That is my hyper-critical side talking.  I'll do better the next time I record a video about bringing take-out Indian food back to the hotel.Which isn't going to…
  • Double Nickles and A Penny

    Gena
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Oh my. This is not a bad day. It is ok. I'm fine. It is just that I am older. Maybe a touch wiser but I don't feel any burst of wisdom. I need a couple of gallons of the stuff. I seem to get it in droplets.A few days ago I turned my shoulders and felt this twang thing. It lasted but a second. I remembered it for hours. What did I do? Did I walk too much? Not enough? Maybe it is the potassium thing? Or the magnesium thing? Maybe I slept crooked?Maybe it is "you need to keep your lips from any form of chocolate" thing?What you not so old people need to know is that you will carry your 15, 30…
  • A Bit of Music on This Mighty Fine Day

    Gena
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:44 am
    On this day it seems that everyone was out on the street. The cars and buses were full of people needed a dose of warmth and sunlight.Granted there were only two days of rain in Los Angeles; it was a hardship to delay doing what you wanted to do because of the weather.I kid, truly. I know what is it like to live in a blizzard. To function and live your life no matter what the elements dictate. I don't do negative four degrees well and I never want to understand negative four plus wind chill factor.I can speak from recent experience that when the heavy rains occurred these wimps...er citizens…
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    SEASONALITY: Embracing Change

  • YOUTH: It's A State of Mind

    Hill Country Hippie
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
      Yesterday I spent the day with three old friends whom I've known since first great. One had never been to Wimberley, and another had only been here once, a long time ago. So, of course, I had this huge long mental list of all the things they should see and do while here. How many things did I check off that list? ZERO! Here's how our day went. First we met up at the coffee shop, and stayed there gabbing until we realized it was already lunch time.Next we went to Salt Lick, and stayed there gabbing until we realized it was almost time for them to check into their B&B.We made a…
  • BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

    Hill Country Hippie
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    It's looking to be an exciting week here at Seasonality! Three gals I went through school with from 1st grade through 12th, was in a Girl Scout troop with almost that long, and haven't seen in about twenty-two years, are headed this way. I'll be spending the day tomorrow giving them the Grand Tour of Wimberley.Crossvine -- it's like a double-dip cone of orange and raspberry sherbet!The next day our BFF couple, Paula and Tim, are coming to town. The boys are hoping to play a bit of golf Saturday morning -- something that all hubby's little health crises have gotten in the way of for two or…
  • COLOR-MAD CANTINA GARDEN

    Hill Country Hippie
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    The ceramic totem pole we purchased this weekend was a total impulse buy. We didn't give it much thought, and had no plans for what we would do with it when we got it home. I guess I was thinking about putting it somewhere in my downstairs courtyard garden, while John was probably picturing it somewhere out in his upstairs beds. It ended up going neither place. We decided that it was so fabulous that it needed to be somewhere near our front door, where all our visitors were sure to see it. At first I placed it out on the corner of our porch, over near the bottle tree. But later, when the…
  • FESTIVAL FRENZY SEASON & SURPRISING STORIES

    Hill Country Hippie
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    My daughter sent me a link to the Austin Busker Festival earlier this week, suggesting we might all want to meet up there. I wrote back saying "Yeah, that does sound fun! Only problem is, we've got at least three things going on at once here in Wimberley this weekend -- the Wimberley Arts Fest, the W.I.C. Pie Social, and a barbecue cook-off!" What can I say? 'Tis the season -- that very brief window when it's not too hot and not too cold. The wildflowers are abloomin', but the skeeters and chiggers are still asnoozin'. Gotta make hay while the sun shines!Since several of my…
  • IS THERE ANYTHING MORE SPRINGY...

    Hill Country Hippie
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    than a bunch of bouncing baby goats? Journal pages inspired by my cheese-making goat-mama friend Lisa Seeger, of Blue Heron Farm, and the absolutely adorable photos she has been posting of her "kids" this spring! 
 
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    BoomerCafé ... it's your place

  • The curious synergy between boomers and Gen Xers

    Cafe
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Who knew? But the fact is, there is synergy between our generation, born between 1946 and 1964, and the next generation of Gen Xers, born between ’65 and ’80. Mark Bradbury, senior director of “Insights and Integrated Marketing” at AARP, writes that Gen Xers will help baby boomers challenge ageism. When the final chapter on Baby Boomers is written, what will emerge as one of the most important and lasting accomplishments is their impact on ageism, particularly in the marketing arena. Size, wealth, and a well-established tendency to create better lives as they age have enabled Baby…
  • A recipe for baby boomer culinary joy

    Cafe
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There are a lot of things in life that we can’t resist here at BoomerCafé. Chocolate cake is one of them. Roz Warren’s musings on chocolate cake is another. In this piece Roz sent us from Philadelphia, which originally appeared at Women’s Voices for Change, she calls for Radical Middle-Aged Cake Acceptance! I‘m processing books in the circulation office of the library where I work when I hear a sudden outcry. Roz Warren “Oh no!” “This is dreadful.” “This is just terrible!” What catastrophe are my co-workers, all Boomer-aged women, reacting to? Have the library’s…
  • As a boomer, especially as a woman, why not travel solo?

    Cafe
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Here’s the kind of story we like to hear. It’s a baby boomer who has fallen in love with adventure. Tam Warner Minton of Dallas has begun traveling the world, even though her friends worry for her safety when she does it by herself. But she asks, why not? Why not travel solo? I decided at 50 that there were places I wanted to go and experiences I wanted to have, and there was an element of “I can do this.” My young adult children were worried about me going very far by myself (I have a tendency to fall, trip, lose things … ) but I decided I was going to live my boomer…
  • Some baby boomer comedians are still going strong

    Cafe
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Most of today’s top comedians, it seems, are baby boomers. Well, at least until recently, when they started retiring. But there’s one guy who’s still running hard, and before he debuted his show in Vallejo, California, Times-Herald Reporter Rich Freedman had a sit-down with him. We’re talking about Will Durst. Time has not changed Will Durst. “I’m still cranky,” said San Francisco’s noted political humorist, a few weeks removed from turning 62. Comedian and baby boomer Will Durst. It’s an age the Milwaukee native willingly accepts. No hair dye. No wrinkle…
  • Questioning the notion of boomers as “old”

    Cafe
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Our friend Liz Kitchens of Maitland, Florida, the founder of Be Brave. Lose the Beige, has been thinking about something a lot of us baby boomers think about but the difference is, she might have come up with something useful to help us define our lives. She calls it, My Next To The Last Dog. A few weeks ago I attended a conference on positive aging. As a Baby Boomer I have an acute interest in what aging looks like in the future. A key theme of the conference was positive and purposeful aging. I kept hearing “60 is the new 40″ (music to my ears since I turned 60 this year). Marc…
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    Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty

  • Animated Gif Monday – Cubestormer 2 Sets Record to Solve Rubik’s Cube

    Going Like Sixty
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    Via St. Todd DeCubbville. Solved in 3.2+ seconds. http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/16/lego-cubestormer-rubiks-cube/?ncid=rss_truncated&cps=gravity Heres some old fun postsThe Poorest Designed Most Indispensable GizmoAnimated Gif Monday – Just Rasslin’A Boomer’s Life Before LegosAnimated Gif Monday – Super Bowl FlopAnimated Gif Monday – Watch Out for That Car
  • In Search of Wild Guacimo Costa Rica

    Going Like Sixty
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    The New York Times is searching for Wild Costa Rica. They are in the southern zone. Here is wild life we see regularly in Guacimo de Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica… Click to view slideshow. Heres some old fun postsCosta Rica Flowers Blooming Outside Our WindowCosta Rica Missing from New Google Map!Rainy Days in May: Guacimo de Atenas Hitchiker Ratio Still…I Now Know My Address in Costa Rica.My Sure Signs I’m Becoming Used to Life in Rural Costa
  • Traveling to Costa Rica for the First Time? Use a Travel Agent

    Going Like Sixty
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    In the modern age, global travel is a reality thanks to open borders in most countries. Additionally, digital technology makes it easy to plan a vacation to anywhere in the world. However, the internet can’t be used as the only resource for making vacation plans. Travel agencies are still relevant in the modern era of GPS and smartphones. People can benefit from good old fashioned services offered by a travel agent. Instead of using the world wide web for planning, people could actually talk to a real person about vacation options. Customers have the convenience of walking into a travel…
  • Animated Gif Monday – Watch Out for That Car

    Going Like Sixty
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Heres some old fun postsGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Flapping FlyerGeeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif MondayGeeky Animated Gif Monday – Labor Day at the Beach?Geeky Animated Gif Monday
  • Two Germans and a Golden Walk Into a Bar

    Going Like Sixty
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
      Bulbous is being observed in the hospital. I spent a couple days there too as a requirement of the hospital. Now it’s St. Todd DeCubbville’s turn, so I am doggy watching. The above is not photoshopped. I put Xanax in their fish oil capsules. (no.) In the crate is Cacia. The golden to the right is Gillespie (Gil) and the 10 month old is Satchmo another german shepard. aka Dammit! Move-move-move, Devil Dog, etc etc. Yikes. I like Gil. I like Cacia. Someday maybe I’ll like Satchmo. Har! Feeding time is wild. I didn’t shut Devil Dog in the crate while he…
 
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  • Town makes boy's dream come true

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Town makes boy's dream come trueWCCOHe only needed their help for 60 seconds.But minute will go down in historyMore to seeCouple reunited with lost wedding ringZoo builds playground for sad panda
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    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?Buena Vista Images via Getty ImagesResearchers have found that there actually may be one type of fat you want a little more of. Could literally burn off the poundsMore health newsCoffee makes you more ethical?Feelings depict brain activity
  • Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootings

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootingsAPAuthorities announced charges against 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for an alleged string of shootings in the Kansas City area.Mugshot of suspect cops released More newsHillary's new book cover unveiled Judge goes on rant in courtroom
  • This might be the 'cruelest' month

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This might be the 'cruelest' monthGetty ImagesWinter is almost synonymous with seasonal affective disorder, but one spring month could actually be the most depressing. 4 reasons it can bring bad moodsMore health stories How to stay healthy with RAThis is common in menopause
  • Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrest

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrestAPLee Joon-seok, 68, was taken into custody late Friday, two days after his vessel tragically sank.Who was reportedly at the helm when the boat capsizedMore newsClinton despises radio host Fox host fires back at White House
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  • Town makes boy's dream come true

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Town makes boy's dream come trueWCCOHe only needed their help for 60 seconds.But minute will go down in historyMore to seeCouple reunited with lost wedding ringZoo builds playground for sad panda
  • Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?Buena Vista Images via Getty ImagesResearchers have found that there actually may be one type of fat you want a little more of. Could literally burn off the poundsMore health newsCoffee makes you more ethical?Feelings depict brain activity
  • Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootings

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootingsAPAuthorities announced charges against 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for an alleged string of shootings in the Kansas City area.Mugshot of suspect cops released More newsHillary's new book cover unveiled Judge goes on rant in courtroom
  • This might be the 'cruelest' month

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This might be the 'cruelest' monthGetty ImagesWinter is almost synonymous with seasonal affective disorder, but one spring month could actually be the most depressing. 4 reasons it can bring bad moodsMore health stories How to stay healthy with RAThis is common in menopause
  • Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrest

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrestAPLee Joon-seok, 68, was taken into custody late Friday, two days after his vessel tragically sank.Who was reportedly at the helm when the boat capsizedMore newsClinton despises radio host Fox host fires back at White House
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  • What it's like to have a famous family

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    What it's like to have a famous family Getty Rory Culkin has two famous older brothers, so growing up was a very unique experience. The downside of growing up famous More to read What makes Tribeca Fest different Flashback: Tribeca stars in 2004
  • Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?Buena Vista Images via Getty ImagesResearchers have found that there actually may be one type of fat you want a little more of. Could literally burn off the poundsMore health newsCoffee makes you more ethical?Feelings depict brain activity
  • Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootings

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootingsAPAuthorities announced charges against 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for an alleged string of shootings in the Kansas City area.Mugshot of suspect cops released More newsHillary's new book cover unveiled Judge goes on rant in courtroom
  • One state just announced free college tuition

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    One state just announced free college tuitionGettyGov. Bill Haslam laid out a proposal for this program in February. Now, lawmakers have agreed.Where comm. college students can get two years freeMore to seeFunny sight at a NY auto showGabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
  • Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrest

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrestAPLee Joon-seok, 68, was taken into custody late Friday, two days after his vessel tragically sank.Who was reportedly at the helm when the boat capsizedMore newsClinton despises radio host Fox host fires back at White House
 
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  • What it's like to have a famous family

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    What it's like to have a famous family Getty Rory Culkin has two famous older brothers, so growing up was a very unique experience. The downside of growing up famous More to read What makes Tribeca Fest different Flashback: Tribeca stars in 2004
  • Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?Buena Vista Images via Getty ImagesResearchers have found that there actually may be one type of fat you want a little more of. Could literally burn off the poundsMore health newsCoffee makes you more ethical?Feelings depict brain activity
  • Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootings

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootingsAPAuthorities announced charges against 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for an alleged string of shootings in the Kansas City area.Mugshot of suspect cops released More newsHillary's new book cover unveiled Judge goes on rant in courtroom
  • One state just announced free college tuition

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    One state just announced free college tuitionGettyGov. Bill Haslam laid out a proposal for this program in February. Now, lawmakers have agreed.Where comm. college students can get two years freeMore to seeFunny sight at a NY auto showGabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
  • Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrest

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrestAPLee Joon-seok, 68, was taken into custody late Friday, two days after his vessel tragically sank.Who was reportedly at the helm when the boat capsizedMore newsClinton despises radio host Fox host fires back at White House
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  • Town makes boy's dream come true

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Town makes boy's dream come trueWCCOHe only needed their help for 60 seconds.But minute will go down in historyMore to seeCouple reunited with lost wedding ringZoo builds playground for sad panda
  • Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Finally the 'holy grail' to weight loss?Buena Vista Images via Getty ImagesResearchers have found that there actually may be one type of fat you want a little more of. Could literally burn off the poundsMore health newsCoffee makes you more ethical?Feelings depict brain activity
  • Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootings

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootingsAPAuthorities announced charges against 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for an alleged string of shootings in the Kansas City area.Mugshot of suspect cops released More newsHillary's new book cover unveiled Judge goes on rant in courtroom
  • This might be the 'cruelest' month

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This might be the 'cruelest' monthGetty ImagesWinter is almost synonymous with seasonal affective disorder, but one spring month could actually be the most depressing. 4 reasons it can bring bad moodsMore health stories How to stay healthy with RAThis is common in menopause
  • Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrest

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrestAPLee Joon-seok, 68, was taken into custody late Friday, two days after his vessel tragically sank.Who was reportedly at the helm when the boat capsizedMore newsClinton despises radio host Fox host fires back at White House
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    RetirementRevised

  • Long-term care: Why your location really matters

    Mark Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Location, location location: Not only is it key to the value of real estate, it’s also a big driver of the cost of long-term care. A study of long-term care costs in the United States released this week shows that the cost of long-term services and support varies dramatically by location. For example, the national median cost of a private nursing home this year is $87,600 – but it’s $155,125 in Connecticut, $87,180 in Ohio and $57,487 in Oklahoma. “The differences are driven by general demand and supply of labor, the cost of living and level of affluence in a particular…
  • Time to raise – or scrap – the Social Security payroll tax cap

    Mark Miller
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    It’s Tax Day, and a small number of wealthy Americans will have something to celebrate: They’ll be done paying Social Security taxes for the year. The payroll tax that funds Social Security is levied only on a certain amount of income. This year it’s capped at $117,000. That means most wage earners will pay 6.2 percent of every dime they earn in 2014, but high earners will stop paying after passing the cap. If you’re among the 318,400 workers who will earn $407,000 or more this year, you’re done paying Social Security taxes today, according to the Center for Economic and Policy…
  • Considering retirement abroad? What you need to know

    Mark Miller
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Are you thinking of retiring abroad? It’s a growing trend: the number of retirees, spouses and widows receiving Social Security benefit payments outside the U.S. rose 26 percent to 542,451 between 2006 and 2012, according to the Social Security Administration. And that figure likely understates substantially the number of retirees living abroad, since many retirees abroad simply withdraw their benefits from U.S. bank accounts. Retiring abroad can reduce the expense side of a financial plan in some cases – retirees can live comfortably on just $25,000 a year, according to Suzan Haskins…
  • Out of work and under 65? Here’s how to retool your retirement plan

    Mark Miller
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    We reached a milestone last week when the government reported that the U.S. economy has regained all the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Yet for many older workers the recession never ended; long-term joblessness has morphed into de facto premature retirement. Now, millions are performing financial triage on retirement plans that had been based on assumptions of working longer. The overall job market does look promising, and on the surface, the outlook for older workers doesn’t look bad. The jobless rate for workers over 55 was 4.7 percent last month, well below the national rate…
  • Getting a handle on health care in retirement

    Mark Miller
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Health care is one of the largest expenses most Americans will face in retirement – and it’s among the most difficult to predict. At the recent Morningstar Individual Investor Conference, I joined a panel discussion of strategies for meeting health-care funding needs using Medicare, Medigap, long-term care insurance health savings accounts – and the Affordable Care Act. My co-panelist was a top expert on the intersection of financial planning and health care – Dr. Carolyn McClanahan. Carolyn is the founder of Life Planning Partners, and a physician. She is a member…
 
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  • Sex, Trust, Intimacy, And Relationships

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Perhaps you think you're having the best sex imaginable simply because you're in a long-term relationship. But that's flawed thinking. Great sex requires trust and that's true whether the relationship is new or old. Sounds simple, right?...Read Full Post
  • Emotional Honesty Is Critical

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    No relationship can survive without emotional honesty, but practicing it can be perilous if a couple doesn't respect the rules. It's not a simple as telling each other the truth. It's much more complicated than that, but since it's essential for healthy relationships it's worth the effort....Read Full Post
  • Great Sex For Men Over 50 Depends On.......

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:56 am
    Young men can perform sexually without much stress and strain. But for men over 50 that sexual hat trick becomes more difficult. Absent the existence of a strong emotional connection with women, sex for men after 50 can be disappointing for them and their partners....Read Full Post
  • Feeling Like A Grandfather Wasn't Automatic

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    I thought there might be something wrong with me when I didn't feel an immediate bond with my grandson when he was born. I remember vividly that I had with my son....Read Full Post
  • Online Dating: #2. Over 50 Dating Banter

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    For many over 50's just asking someone for a date can often be the hardest part of dating. Lack of recent dating experience, shyness, and just plain nervousness can hobble a dater's best efforts. Ken answers many questions about this in his new article about the art of dating banter....Read Full Post
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  • Which Celebrity Siblings Are You?

    Brittney Stephens
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Today is National Siblings Day! In honor of the sweet holiday - and because you've already pinpointed which celebrity couple you're most like - we're helping you find out once and for all: which famous family members do you relate to the most? Take our quiz now to find out which celebrity siblings you most identify with, and let us know which pair you got in the comments.
  • Christina Aguilera Shows Off Her Baby Bump!

    Lauren Turner
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Christina Aguilera and her fiancé, Matthew Rutler, are expecting their first child together, and since the news was released in February, Christina's been keeping her growing belly under wraps. During a trip to NYC on Thursday, though, Christina shared a picture of herself with Matthew's hand on her bump with the caption, "Baby loves NYC." The couple, who got engaged during a Valentine's Day getaway, are reportedly expecting a girl. The baby will be Christina's second and will join Max, her son with former husband Jordan Bratman. Source: Twitter user xtina
  • Sappy Movie Moments That Melt Our Hearts

    Becca Frucht
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Of course we celebrated National Cheeseball Day by eating a ton of cheese. Like the true movie buffs we are, though, we had to pair each of our favorite cheeses with a fine movie to go along with it. Watch to see which of our favorite sappy movie moments truly make our hearts melt.
  • Overheard on the Royal Tour

    Annie Gabillet
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    What are those two talking about? Wouldn't you like to know! Will and Kate's tour down under has provided heaps of perfect pictures, but we want more. Luckily, Aussies and Kiwis on the ground are reporting back about what they've overheard during the royal appearances. It appears the two are quite the jokesters.
  • Alicia Silverstone: "I'm Secure in the Choices I've Made"

    Allie Merriam
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Alicia Silverstone is following up on the success of her 2011 book The Kind Diet with a new book out now called The Kind Mama. She visited our New York studio this week to talk about the publication and how she confidently confronts those who don't see eye to eye with her thoughts on parenting. Plus, Alicia spoke about the odds of there being a Clueless reunion ahead of its 20th anniversary next year. On Allie: Black Halo dress and Gap blazer
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    Hot Flashes Blog by Arlene Nisson Lassin

  • When My Husband Thinks Technology is Sexier Than Me

    arlene
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:47 am
    Me: Honey, some dudecommenting on my blog called me hot today – off topic and out of the blue! Husband: Yeah? (Not real interested, so goes back to his computer to his own task) Me: (desperately trying to pursue this conversation) Yeah, he called me “smoking hot.” Husband: (still unfazed) Why? What was your blog about? Me: Like I just said, this compliment was totally off topic. Husband: Such weirdos commenting on blogs – they don’t even read them Me: (Thinking but not saying aloud) That’s it?? That’s it?? No agreement, or anything? Me: (audibly) SIGH How I wish the…
  • Mis-sung Lyrics are a thing of the Past

    arlene
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:51 am
    As a product of their generation, my children have trouble understanding the lack of music on demand, lyrics on demand, and movies on demand of my era growing up. I consider it part of my job to make them aware of it though as you can see in this great blog. Take song lyrics for example: as a writer, I am a bit of a word-smith and words are very important to me. For that reason, growing up, lyrics to songs were always every bit as crucial as a catchy melody. Some songs appeared like a form of poetry to me. I also weirdly memorize lyrics and never, ever, ever forget them. Plus, you had to know…
  • No Way Am I Reading An Instruction Manual!

    arlene
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:11 am
    You have probably heard of that book, “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.”  In my household, it is likely that my husband and I come from different planets. We have discovered that our brains are wired very differently. I am one of those creative types. My creativity is mostly centered around writing, but I dabble in other things like crafts, and I have tapped the same side of my brain for some very clever advertising and PR campaigns, poetry, and many other endeavors. Unfortunately, the disproportion of creativity flowing through me has made me a right brained type person. Simply…
  • Thermostat Wars Between Husband and Wife

    arlene
    23 Feb 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Like a Murphy’s Law, it seems that most of us marry a body temperature opposite. What that means is that due to internal temperature, one needs the house a certain temperature to be comfy, while the other struggles at that temperature. With it now becoming Springtime in Houston, and higher temps near 80 degrees, that means the thermostat power struggle between husband and wife is waging on in many households. The war over the heat setting is over, and now the chill factor is the topic of debate. Or is power struggle too mild a term? For some, it is all out war. Normally, the husband…
  • My Tragic Technology Deprived Youth

    arlene
    17 Feb 2014 | 5:08 am
    After watching my son deftly handle text messages on his cell phone, while juggling IM’s on his laptop computer, while flipping channels on the remote of the high definition TV, I decided that if all this technology was available when I was growing up, I would have developed a good case of Attention Deficit Disorder. Just watching him for a few minutes had my brain wildly spinning. To get my gray matter back in order, I reflected back on my own basic and simple existence as a teen. While I didn’t grow up in caveman times, it was primitive when you compare the current era to what…
 
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  • Richmond Has Flying Squirrels And A High Flying Motorcycle

    Sherry Riter
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Have you ever seen a flying squirrel and if so, did you know that there are lots and lots of […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
  • When The Riterrazzi Keeps Taking Photos

    Sherry Riter
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    It is no secret that I have taken more photos of Bella, my red toy poodle, during the last year […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
  • A Series Of Phases And Seasons

    Sherry Riter
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:43 am
    Life is a series of phases and seasons. Difficulties and pain will rob all your happiness if you allow them […] ø¤º°♥ This is your reminder to come on over to my lovely blog and finish reading the rest of the post! It's worth the click!!! After reading the post, please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and on other social media platforms. ♥¨°º¤ø„¸ I look forward to your comments that you feel compelled to share with us. ❤ •.•´¯`•.• ❥ See you over there! Thank you!
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    Walker Thornton

  • Q&A-How to Rekindle Sexual Desire

    Walker
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    In my last article I spoke to a reader’s question about how to rekindle her sexual desire. I talked about steps she could take, on her own, to feel more interested in sex. Hopefully she’s tried some of my suggestions or, at the very least, thought about ways to reengage her mind and body sexually. The mental component of feeling sexy, or sexual, is essential for women. Men too. We have to get beyond the automatic response of “I don’t want sex anymore” and find a way to build interest, and then desire. You do it as a solitary practice and you do it with a…
  • Q&A-Help, I’ve Lost My Sexual Desire

    Walker
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    I got a question today from a woman who is on a medication that has taken away her sexual desire. As she says, “zero, zip, nada, nothing.” So, I’m going to tackle this topic delicately because I don’t want to diminish the validity of this woman’s feelings. And, let me acknowledge right now that I can’t put myself in her head or really know how my suggestions might work for her. But it’s worth a try if she’s willing to experiment and her husband understands that she gets to call a halt if it’s not working out. Dear Reader, It sounds like…
  • Aging and Sexuality-These Grannies Are Strutting Their Stuff

    Walker
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    This series of mature women posing in classic pin-up shots from an earlier time popped up on Nerve.com recently. I posted it on my Facebook page and in a group composed of women around my age. It struck a nerve.  Here’s what the introduction to the photos said, “Hoping to crush the stereotypical idea that sex appeal lies with youth, these 10 aging models took on classic pin-up poses for Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf‘s series, ‘Mature.’ Wearing skimpy lingerie, the septuagenarians truly embraced their age and owned their bodies’ matured sexuality by…
  • The Pleasure Plan 2014

    Walker
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:46 am
    At the beginning of the year I wrote about my Pleasure Plan for 2014. I want to share the full article with you and encourage you to think about creating intentional pleasure in your life–sexual or not. It’s also a good reminder for me to take note of how I’m doing!  Planning for a Year of Pleasure Are you in planning mode? It is the time of year when we begin to think ahead with goals and hopes for something different. Have you thought about making a plan to increase your pleasure? Last week I wrote about risks I took in 2013. I reread the article and realized I had…
  • What Happens When We Refuse to Be Defined by Others

    Walker
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:22 am
    Why do we allow ourselves to be defined by others? Why do we try to reshape ourselves? We try to become the ‘perfect’ daughter, the ideal date, the employee everyone wants to love… I got turned down for a writing gig this week. They weren’t looking for an essayist or someone writing about sex and I had to stifle the urge to write back and say, “But, but… I can write on this…. or this.” First of all, that would look pretty desperate. And, secondly I don’t really want to write about entertainment news or talk about the 2016 elections. I…
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