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  • Essentialism: From metaphor to manifestation!

    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!
    midlifecrisisqueen
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    I always find it interesting when I discover that I have done something in my life LONG BEFORE I learned what it’s called. That’s me!  Always ahead of the trends… These days there is a new philosophy called essentialism.  The main idea here is, doing less is the best way to do what really matters.  Greg McKeown has come up with this idea which he explains in his new book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. The metaphor he likes to use to describe how to pursue less is to clean your closet.  Explore and eliminate all non-essentials in your life so you can then…
  • Dizzying Times

    The New Old Age
    By JANE GROSS
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?
  • Write Right Tutoring

    Beyond MidLifeBloggers
    Jane Gassner
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    You’re a newly minted high school graduate or a mature student going back to get your degree. Either way, what makes you nervous about your college days ahead is the idea of all that writing you’re going to have to do.
  • Chrysler Magazine Ads from 1960s

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    John VE
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
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  • Family Survival Course Quotation

    Steves Midlife Crisis
    ironik
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Though the planet is going smoothly, governments are there, citizens are protected by law enforcement etc. But just about every now and then we see some disaster or crisis that sabotages the serenity of some a part of the globe throwing every person to a fight to stay alive and well. These scenarios usually are not each day occurrences but they demand you to become ready to the worst but hope for the top. Household survival professionals believe that during such crisis there is certainly no space for error being a single selection can imply the security of you and your household. Following…
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    Midlife Crisis Queen, It's never too late to find out who you might have been!

  • Essentialism: From metaphor to manifestation!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    I always find it interesting when I discover that I have done something in my life LONG BEFORE I learned what it’s called. That’s me!  Always ahead of the trends… These days there is a new philosophy called essentialism.  The main idea here is, doing less is the best way to do what really matters.  Greg McKeown has come up with this idea which he explains in his new book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. The metaphor he likes to use to describe how to pursue less is to clean your closet.  Explore and eliminate all non-essentials in your life so you can then…
  • Great Places to Eat, Sleep, and Play in Southern Colorado

    midlifecrisisqueen
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    You know the stereotype about small towns, how they only have mediocre motels and restaurants. Well I beg to differ… Twenty minutes west of I-25 off exit 52 (Walsenburg) and then out Highway 160, you will find a small, lovely mountain town that is just about as friendly as possible, and BTW, La Veta has the best scenery and a few of the best places in the world to stay, eat, and play! We happened into the Next Door Deli  (just west of Main on Francisco Street) last winter when we came down to scope out some land to buy to build a solar home down here.  Who knew that I would find the…
  • Find new meaning… I can help!

    midlifecrisisqueen
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Do you often wonder what’s next for you?  Are your priorities changing, but you’re just not sure what holds the most meaning now? A new study found that those who felt purpose, added years to their life: “Our findings point to the fact that finding a direction for life, and setting overarching goals for what you want to achieve can help you actually live longer, regardless of when you find your purpose.”             –  Dr. Patrick Hill Carleton University, Canada Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search For Meaning in Midlife  is where I share what I have…
  • How to stop expecting the worst

    midlifecrisisqueen
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Perhaps you can relate… Do you have that sneaky sense that something bad is about to happen?  If something good happens, do you then wonder what scary thing may be waiting for you just around the corner? I’m not sure where this feeling comes from, but I do know how pervasive it is in our world today… just look around you!  Why do we check the news constantly?  To see what we may have to deal with next. Perhaps this is a boomer phenomenon, since we were born at the beginning of the nuclear age. Or is it our upbringing by parents whose lives were generally much more…
  • Country Road Photos

    midlifecrisisqueen
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    For reasons I still don’t comprehend, my newer blog loads large photos better than this one… Please go over there now to see my photos from our drive home this morning!
 
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    The New Old Age

  • Dizzying Times

    By JANE GROSS
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    I was unsympathetic when my mother complained of strange dizzy spells. Who’s sorry now?
  • How to Complain to Medicare

    By PAULA SPAN
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Revealed: the semi-secret phone numbers that beneficiaries are supposed to use to complain to Medicare.
  • Her Own Kind of Absence

    By CELIA WATSON SEUPEL
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    What I'd thought was depression was really was something else.
  • Four-Star Disappointments

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Medicare's rating system for nursing homes is seriously flawed, The Times reports.
  • Part D Gains May Be Eroding

    By PAULA SPAN
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    More Medicare beneficiaries are not taking prescribed medications or forgoing basic needs to pay for them, a new study finds.
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    Beyond MidLifeBloggers

  • Write Right Tutoring

    Jane Gassner
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    You’re a newly minted high school graduate or a mature student going back to get your degree. Either way, what makes you nervous about your college days ahead is the idea of all that writing you’re going to have to do.
  • Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives

    Jane Gassner
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Her book is eminently approachable as well. Dot Complicated lays out Zuckerberg's personal experience, warts and all, with social media from the days even before she joined her brother (what was his name again?) at that new startup of his, Facebook.
  • Old Age is Older Than Me

    Jane Gassner
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    I think where this Orwell saying is concerned, we’re children at every age. That obscene calamity is happening to the person who is much older than we are. Remember when we thought that 30 was really old? And then 40? And 50? And 60? The problem is that as we age and hit those milestones, we have […]
  • The Hour of the Innocents

    Jane Gassner
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    To read this felt like a trip to a place I sort of knew and a time I lived during, but because it's filtered through the masculine sensibility, it was also a world totally alien to me.
  • Midlife Blogging: Some Thoughts on Where We Are Today

    Jane Gassner
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The midlife blogs and sites have always co-existed and supported each other. But there was an intensity about Generation Fabulous’s need to succeed that for the first time had me watching my back.
 
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    vintage everyday

  • Chrysler Magazine Ads from 1960s

    John VE
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
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  • Retro Unique Sunglasses from 1960s

    John VE
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
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  • Baby cages in an apartment building, ca. 1937

    John VE
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937.
  • How British Cinemas have Changed in the Past 100 Years through Pictures

    John VE
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    Cinema a century ago was a new, exciting and highly democratic form of entertainment. Picture houses nationwide offered a sociable, lively environment in which to relax and escape from the daily grind. With feature films still rare, the programme was an entertaining, ever-changing roster of short items with live musical accompaniment. Here's a collection of 38 pictures that show how British cinemas have changed in the past 100 years.The Cinema House, Sheffield, 1914The Regent Cinema, Sheffield, 1927The Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, London, c.1928The Granada, Tooting, London, c.1931Gaumont…
  • Swimsuit and Beach Pyjamas, ca. 1930

    John VE
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    The fashion from the continent arrives in Britain in 1930. Beach pyjamas were very popular with the fashionable ladies of the 30s. Worn with bare backs, the beach suit had the arms revealed and long flared legs- the start of elegant leisure wear. Designers found new freedom with the coming of synthetic materials that flowed around the body. (via)
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    Steves Midlife Crisis

  • Family Survival Course Quotation

    ironik
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Though the planet is going smoothly, governments are there, citizens are protected by law enforcement etc. But just about every now and then we see some disaster or crisis that sabotages the serenity of some a part of the globe throwing every person to a fight to stay alive and well. These scenarios usually are not each day occurrences but they demand you to become ready to the worst but hope for the top. Household survival professionals believe that during such crisis there is certainly no space for error being a single selection can imply the security of you and your household. Following…
  • Best Cydia Apps Strategies

    ironik
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    iPhone is actually a sophisticated gadget with applications designed by Apple computers. The device is created inside a this type of way that only an individual service provider can provide service to that device. Say for example, if just one pick to have AT&t service, then he/she cannot change their service provider. Another interesting fact about Iphones is the fact that it cannot be used outside of United States. A single can use the service provider outside the USA inside the kind of roaming. Companies from another country cannot be used with this phone. But there are actually a lot…
  • Best Cydia Apps Review

    ironik
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    iPhone is really a sophisticated gadget with applications created by Apple computers. The device is designed inside a such a way that only an individual service agency can provide service to that device. Say for instance, if 1 opt for to have AT&t service, then he/she cannot change their supplier. Another interesting fact about Iphones is the fact that it cannot be used outside of United States. 1 can use the service agency outside the United States inside the kind of roaming. Providers from another country cannot be used with this phone. But there are actually so many iPhone gadgets…
  • EXO Advice

    ironik
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    The members of EXO have left some ambiguous (and somewhat unambiguous) messages about Kris’s departure in the group. Sehun recently posted a picture of a query mark using the caption “…” on his Instagram account. Chanyeol posted a image of EXO’s logo on his Instagram together with the message, “Encourage the very good, punish the evil.” Luhan updated his Weibo account saying that he will preserve quiet in regards to the situation and that SM Entertainment will settle every little thing. Suho’s speech for M!Countdown tonight was effective. He stated, “Thank you due to this…
  • Best Internet Marketing Forums Quotation

    ironik
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Acquiring data can be as simple as just joining a forum. Internet Marketing Forums could be a wealth of relevant info. If you are looking for any ‘how to’ on a specific dilemma you have got, a swift search on the forum will commonly return the answer you seek. One of many major benefits of getting part of a forum will be the potential to post concerns. If you will find no posts that answer your query, then you can start your personal thread and one of many many knowledgeable marketers on the forum will come back and answer your request. What to appear for within a hybrid connect…
 
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    Whose shoes are these anyway?

  • Midterms are coming: Should you vote in this election?

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Summer is over. Midterms are coming. Of course you should vote. Somebody else has probably already thought of this, but I don't care. I decided to make this graphic, "Midterms are Coming," which plays off the Game of Thrones', "Winter is Coming," just for fun. Of course, I'm not a graphic artist, so what you see is the best I can do. On Game of Thrones, winter sounds so ominous. I confess,
  • An Angel for New Orleans (Video)

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    In 2005, Rahkyt aka Mark Rockeymore, produced the music and audio for this poem, "An Angel for New Orleans" by Aberjhani, after Aberjhani recorded the recitation. Nordette Adams created the video this weekend in recognition of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Recent clips have been added at the end to acknowledge the city's progress since that tragic day, August 29, 2005.
  • Facebook's save feature: You can avoid the "like"

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Last night, discovered the "save" feature on Facebook. It lets you save links your friends share. When I wrote the status above, quite a few of my friends said they had no idea Facebook had such a feature. However, one said the feature, which she loves, debuted a few weeks ago. As I wrote, then "Do you know how many things I would save instead of like? I should have a $ for every one."  Here
  • It's Michael Jackson's 56th Birthday: Recall his Pepsi Commercials? And now Janelle Monae (videos)

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Today is the incomparable Michael Jackson's birthday. He would have been 56 years old. I must have known this subconsciously because I started writing this post about his 1984 Pepsi Generation commercial before I recalled that today is his birthday. And then I discovered that his brothers performed today at Tom Joyner's Family Reunion show in Orlando, Florida, in Michael's honor because it's
  • Quickly, Quicky: My reads from Edgar Allan Poe facts to airplane fights

    Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As numerous headlines zip across my screen daily, I end up hitting the "favorite" or "like" buttons often, not because I've read whatever it is, but because I want to read it. Here are a couple of articles I skimmed today that I hope to return to and some that I've read. And speaking of what I want to read, I am seriously thinking about blogging my bookshelf because I've collected a number of
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    Twenty Four At Heart

  • My Dog Friend

    Suzanne
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Nike’s dog, Reggie, came to visit me Friday evening. I think he remembers when I dog-sat him. He wasn’t shy. It was only a matter of minutes until he climbed into my lap.  
  • Surf’s Up!

    Suzanne
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    You’ve probably heard about enormous waves hitting the Southern California coast this week. The much-larger-than-normal sized waves were a result of a hurricane in Mexico. “They” say they were the largest waves to hit Orange County in decades. Honestly? I don’t remember ever, in my lifetime, seeing waves (in Orange County) as big as the ones I saw on Wednesday. I went to the (very famous) Wedge because the waves are always biggest there. They weren’t just BIG; they were big AND strong. (How big and strong were they?) I watched a lot of people being chewed up and…
  • Cooking, Cooking, And OC Women

    Suzanne
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I spent a good deal of yesterday cooking. Why? Normal people (and by normal people I mean MOST people) live on a regular schedule. My life is chaotic. Great sunset? I’m shooting. If there are clouds – I’m shooting. If there are massive waves – I’m shooting. If a client needs me at an odd time – I’m shooting. I have a hard time balancing my very unscheduled life, a lot of travel, and healthy habits. I haven’t exercised regularly since before my surgery four months ago. (In fairness, I’m still dealing with a sprained ankle and I’m very…
  • The Labor Day Lull

    Suzanne
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I always look forward to Labor Day, but for different reasons than most people. I want Labor Day weekend to be over with. I want the tourists to depart, and “my” beaches to be empty again. I know, I know … what a grouch, right? Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery. After Labor Day, the crowds abate and life returns to normal. Not that my life is ever “normal,” but …! This year, I also want to time warp forward because in September I will be: 1)   Visiting my son in Texas.  (It will be HOT!) 2)   Going to Canada to meet the…
  • Hurricane Sunset ..?

    Suzanne
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    There’s a hurricane off of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. It’s creating STUFF here in Orange County. For instance, we have huge monster waves. (Hopefully I’ll have time to get a few snaps today!) Some of those waves wanted to swallow my camera gear last Sunday. Thankfully, my client grabbed my gear before it was lost. As I drove home from the shoot, the clouds parted enough to create one of the prettiest sunsets I’ve ever seen. I pulled over and took a few photos. Then I drove a few blocks over and sat on a bluff watching the afterglow. (After the sun has officially…
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    Anali's First Amendment

  • Happy Labor Day!

    Lisa Johnson
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Anali's First Amendment © 2006-2014. All rights reserved. This Post’s Link Follow me on Twitter and Instagram Join me on Facebook. Shopping on Amazon today? If so, please consider starting here and help support this blog.
  • The Summer of #MarketBasket

    Lisa Johnson
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    The way things work out can be almost magical sometimes. Especially here in Massachusetts. Or maybe it isn't magical. Instead, maybe it's a lot of hard work and sacrifice by a group of people who refuse to accept no as an answer. Whatever the cost. Even so, sometimes the real world ending changes the way Hollywood writes it. To make it even more fantastic. Remember how the movie Fever Pitch
  • Quote Of The Week: Lao Tzu

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
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  • A New Boston Coffee Shop: Farmer Horse Coffee

    Lisa Johnson
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    This delicious looking sandwich is not mine. I did not eat it. Nor did I take the picture. I have to credit my friend with that. However a few minutes before, I had hungrily chowed down on a similar looking sandwich, when I realized that I hadn't taken a picture. My friend and I met for lunch a few weeks ago, so we could brainstorm a project that we're interested in collaborating on together
  • Get Discounted Tickets: The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    The Taste of WGBH is back for 2014! The Food & Wine Festival begins with a Chef's Gala Reception on Thursday, September 11th and there area number of additional tasty events over the following days. On Saturday, there are two Artisan Taste sessions where you can experience a wide variety of artisanal foods featuring New England’s renowned restaurants, chefs, and local producers. Tickets
 
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    Average Jane™

  • Average Jane Tells You Why You Should Microchip Your Pet

    Average Jane
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    When I woke up on Wednesday morning, my husband told me that he and another night owl friend had been eating at our local 24-hour Steak and Shake the night before and encountered a friendly stray cat. It had come up to them while they were chatting in the parking lot and made itself at home on the hoods of their cars. It was so sweet and nice that they asked around at the restaurant and nearby motel and learned that it had been hanging around for quite a while, making friends and presumably scoring food from anyone willing to offer some. So they brought it home. "Did I do the right…
  • Get To Know Average Jane

    Average Jane
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Tomorrow I leave for the BlogHer Conference in San Jose, where I will be meeting lots of people and handing out my blog business card right and left. With that in mind, I figured this would be a good time for a little "who am I?" rundown. First my BlogHer history: I was at the very first BlogHer Conference in 2005. Also at the next six, if you need that bit of trivia. For various reasons I missed the last two years, but I'm back to see how they're going to celebrate the 10th anniversary. I don't have a photo of myself from the first year because for some reason I…
  • Average Jane's Happy Dog

    Average Jane
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Not long after Toby came to live with us, I took him for his first Italian Greyhound play date. It did not go very well. I took him to another one later on and he was equally meh about the whole thing.  In the interim, I had his bad tooth removed and put him on thyroid medication which trimmed him down and increased his energy levels. We kept getting invited to the play dates, but for various reasons I wasn't able to take him to one this year—until last weekend. A couple from the Italian Greyhound community invited Toby to a play date in honor of one of their dog's birthdays.
  • Average Jane's Warranty Runs Out

    Average Jane
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Warning: This post contains lots and lots of whining. My birthday was Monday, July 7th and I was perfectly cool with yet another year ticking over on my personal odometer. That is, until this Monday. That was the day when I noticed my lower back strongly protesting as I routinely gathered the trash and cleaned the litter boxes. My back hurt enough that I actually asked my husband to take the trash out for me, but he was already shoeless and ready for bed, so I did it myself. That day at work I spent a lot of time in my super uncomfortable office chair working on a project that required…
  • Average Jane Enjoys the Summer

    Average Jane
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    I don't want to jinx myself, but I am having a thoroughly delightful summer so far. As I mentioned, I started with a nice trip to Virginia late last month. My band has been playing out pretty regularly, including a performance at Fort Leavenworth on Independence Day. There I am to the right, in all my red, white and blue glory. I've gotten the chance to float in a lake with my sister and her family and their boat. Yes, I got a sunburn because apparently I'd forgotten that sunscreen must be reapplied periodically, but it was fun and relaxing. In past week, I have had two long board…
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    Cindy La Ferle's Home Office

  • Restoring Wright

    Cindy La Ferle
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    For years I’ve admired Michigan Blue, a gorgeous regional magazine celebrating our third coast. So I’m very excited to have an essay of mine included in the Fall 2014 issue. “Restoring Wright” chronicles our decision to purchase a Frank Lloyd Wright home in St. Joseph, a beach town on Lake Michigan. The magazine is available […]
  • The not-so-empty nest

    Cindy La Ferle
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Come fall, I can’t resist the maternal impulse to shop for back-to-school supplies, even though it’s been a while since I’ve had a student at home. My only child did exactly what most parents hope their kids will do: He grew up, earned a degree from the university of his choice, found a place of […]
  • Zen and construction dust

    Cindy La Ferle
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Like many flood victims in Oakland County, we’ll soon have a dumpster in our driveway and a construction crew in the basement. Watching our contractor haul rolls of soggy carpeting to the curb this morning, I recalled the following column, which I wrote in 2003. The full version is reprinted in Writing Home. Zen and Remodeling We are […]
  • Loving the skin we’re in

    Cindy La Ferle
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Americans are hard on aging women. If fashion and beauty editors aren’t ignoring us, they’re constantly reminding us that we need lifting or correcting. In my August column for Michigan Prime, I share some thoughts on how I’ve learned to embrace my changing body image and to seek out role models who demonstrate healthy aging. […]
  • Who wins the wrinkle wars?

    Cindy La Ferle
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    The old proverb, “Beauty is as beauty does,” assumes a whole new meaning for women of a certain age.  Apparently, we’ve got a lot of work to do. Pick up any women’s magazine and you’ll notice the terms “anti-aging” and “age-defying” are used to market products to girls who’ve barely graduated from high school. In […]
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    Candelaria Silva

  • My mother prays for me

    Candelaria Silva
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
    For the first time in many years, I have seen my mother twice in the course of two months. (Yes, this is a sin and a shame and I am an asshole for allowing this to happen.) Usually I see her once a year, sometimes twice. Our first visit this summer was when she surprised me on my birthday in June. Our second visit was when I went to St.Louis to celebrate her 80th birthday in August. During the course of the week that I was in St. Louis, my mom, sister and I drove to take my niece to her second year of college. We spent the night and shared a hotel room. Mom was the last one out of the…
  • Will this keep my grandson safe?

    Candelaria Silva
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    I have an old acquaintance who types all of his emails in capital letters. They all begin, GREETINGS, and they are annoying. On the other hand, my two-year-old grandson, Tommie, speaks his greetings in capital letters that sound as if they should be bold, under-lined and painted a vivid ORANGE. “Hey, T-Pop,” he calls out enthusiastically to my husband.“GRANDI!” He shouts out to me. I can hear his voice running through my head–musical, joyful and loud. He made me realize the lack of expression and diminished nature of my greetings to people. I exist on the cool side even when I feel…
  • From the job boards – 5

    Candelaria Silva
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    I occasionally share interesting job postings, and my thoughts about them, on this blog.  Here is the latest crop. Tudor needed for college Oceanography (Perhaps the tutoring should start with learning to spell the word tutor.)  Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist This wins for most provocative title.  Description: The Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist reports to the Senior Director of Health and Wellness to further the university’s commitment to develop and implement education programs for the prevention of sexual misconduct. S/he will also have an important dotted line…
  • Blind Auditions – One tool to end discrimination in classical music at least

    Candelaria Silva
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    My mother is an article clipper and sharer, a practice she passed along to me.  We send articles and cartoons  to each other by postal mail regularly.  I send articles and cartoons to my kids, family and friends and leave them  on my husband’s dresser as  well.  (Yes, I send emails with links as well, but I like clipping physical articles better. I actually Keep envelopes addressed to my most frequent victims recipients near by stuffing them until full and ready to post.) It is a habit I’m cutting way back on because of the potential annoyance factor and because sending an article…
  • Did you realize you were young?

    Candelaria Silva
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:39 am
    When you were young, did you realize you were young? When I was young, I didn’t know I was young. I sometimes knew I was the youngest person in the room.  This happened often as I was growing up because I skipped Kindergarten and one grade in elementary school, so I was usually hanging with older kids.(In retrospect, skipping those grades wasn’t the best thing for my development.) Being the youngest didn’t make me feel young.  Being young to me meant being unknowing and I always knew something, more than adults suspected, more, oftentimes, than I should. While serving as a…
 
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  • A Random Act of Kindness

    Granny Sue
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    So, there was this teapot.My friend Danny, who sells all kinds of interesting things via Facebook, had a teapot I loved. I mostly buy from him for resale, but this particular teapot was going to find a home in my kitchen. As soon as I saw it on Danny's site, I commented that I wanted it. And that usually is enough for him to hold it for me, because the rule is that the first to comment gets the item. I was first, and I scored. I was happy!And then inexplicably my comment was gone. When I looked again another lady who also buys a lot from Danny had asked for the teapot. What! I couldn't…
  • Apple Thoughts

    Granny Sue
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Of the many foods that we grow, apples have to be the most basic and most versatile of staples. How many other foods can you grow that can supply you with so many uses?It begins with the blossoms, heavenly-scented and lovely  in the landscape or in flower arrangements. With the coming of summer the Lodi summer apples ripen and are ready to puree into tangy sauce. Apple cake, apple pie, apple cookies, apple bars, and apple candy are just a few of the sweet treats to be made with apples. They can be made into dumplings or added to pancakes. They can be jellied, jammed, candied, sauced,…
  • Pickles, Ghosts, Washers and Such

    Granny Sue
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    I am being buried in pickles! It seems like every time I turn around Larry brings in another five-gallon bucket full. I made another 14 quarts yesterday and a new bucket awaits me today. Tomatoes are also coming in by the buckets and I'll be working on those today. All this bounty is glorious, and I am trying to get it all put up as quickly as I can. Being sick last week put me behind and I feel like a hamster on a wheel trying to catch up.I am so excited about the new project I've been working on: the Ripley (WV) ghost walk! I have found quite a few stories and now have a source for more in…
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    Jan's Sushi Bar

  • Tomato, Okra and Corn Soup

    Jan
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    I almost didn’t post today – we’re taking the day off, stretching our weekend to four days – and I keep thinking it’s Saturday (“It is!” says Beloved gleefully. “For the next 3 days!”). Anyhoo, I thought I’d post a beautiful, completely seasonal recipe today.  It’s a reworked version of one I posted 3 years ago, so it’s not exactly new.  What it is, however, is greatly simplified and somewhat improved. When I posted this recipe originally in late August of 2011, I had not yet discovered the wonder that is a food mill…
  • The Popcorn Ripple Afghan

    Jan
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    I haven’t had a whole lot of time to crochet lately, but I managed to make The Young One a winter scarf – there will be a hat to go with it, so I’ll post it when the pair is done – and finish this lovely piece of work. It’s a gift for someone (I can’t say who just yet) and took quite a long time to make, since I’d put it down from time to time to work on something else.  The pattern itself is pretty easy, but the yarn I chose for it – Caron Simply Soft – is a nightmare to work with.  As a friend of mine said, “It splits if you look…
  • Moroccan-Style Lamb Meatballs

    Jan
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Earlier this week when I asked my daily “What do you want for dinner?” Beloved started rummaging around in the freezer.  After a few moments I heard, “Hey – we’ve still got a couple of pounds of ground lamb out here.” So we took it out, and all that was left was to decide what to make out of it. While I love lamb, ground lamb always seem to taste “stronger” to me than regular cuts – it’s probably due to the amount of fat.  It holds up well to bold flavors, though, so I decided something Moroccan-spiced might be in order.  After…
  • The Ninja Turtle Cake

    Jan
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Well, you had to have known there was a party and a cake in my future after Friday’s post. The G Man is all about two things these days – Legos and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  So, naturally, he had a Ninja Turtle birthday party.  Meema and Papa got him some TMNT Legos, as well as a couple of Lego Movie t-shirts because I haven’t had that damn Everything Is Awesome! song stuck in my head nearly often enough. Ahem. At any rate, a Ninja Turtle cake was my challenge for the party. It was the first time I had covered a cake in ganache instead of buttercream underneath the…
  • Cowabunga, Dude

    Jan
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    A certain young man in my life is 5 years old today! We’re having a wonderful party at the park tomorrow, and guess what kind of cake he’s getting? Happy Birthday, G Man.  Meema loves you to the moon and back.
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    Nanny Goats in Panties

  • White House Dinners and..oh, I Wrote a Book.

    Margaret
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Have you ever gone to a Presidential Gala and arrived late, only to discover that the First Couple is no longer greeting people at the end of the reception line and all the salmon biscuits are gone? OMG – me too!! But that’s not why I brought you here today. No, today I have a bit of news. When I contemplated teaching younger folks how to write better, especially when it comes to blogging, I thought, Who in their right mind would buy what I’m selling? And don’t you have to belong to an elite club or sleep with the right politician, or have an “in” with the…
  • A Humorous Take on Bullying

    Margaret
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Yes, I am perfectly aware of the fact that my blogging has fallen off lately, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning it. The problem is, I’ve gotten my mitts into many other projects that are eating up my life, not the least of which was co-producing, co-directing, and performing in the Sacramento Listen to Your Mother show. But that was in May, you cry. And I don’t even live in Sacramento, so how the bleepity bleep can I see this “performance” of yours, you continue to whimper? My, what a drama queen you are. And a whiner. But! Cry no more, my little nanny goats, as there…
  • Of Name Tags and Psychotic Birds

    Margaret
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:56 pm
    So I’m at this thing the other day, you know, one of those events where you walk in the door and they check you in and give you a name tag to clip on your person, along with a wine glass, and you feel awkward at first because you arrived alone so the first thing you do is scrape the room for a familiar face so you can immediately cling to him or her while you get your insecure bearings in order? Yeah, one of those. Anyway, as I’m bouncing from one familiar face to another, tasting wine and bacon-wrapped shrimps on sticks, there are people here who feel important because they were…
  • How to Get to 10,000 Steps on Your Fitbit

    Margaret
    18 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    Hello! And welcome to Exercise is Futile, the program where we show you all the crazy ways to move your body around even though we all know its pointless because you’ll probably get run over by a giant duck wearing a bow tie on his way to the dentist tomorrow anyway, am I right? I am your host, Suzy Tiptoes, and on today’s program, we’re going to tell you how to get your 10,000 steps in while traveling. First, fly somewhere. Anywhere. Make sure your flight connects to another one via the Dallas Fort-Worth airport with a five-hour layover. Second, fly American Airlines…
  • 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…
 
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  • Is London The New New World?, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:27am

    Lisa
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    An interesting thing happened in London. My daughter and I went in search of two houses in the city where  I had previously lived. In 1967-8, we spent a year living in at 17 Tregunter Road. I can report that it’s still there, white, surrounded by trees. Later, after graduating from college in 1978, I lived with a former roommate in Knightsbridge in a basement flat on Brompton Square. Right near Harrods. That building is also still there, along with an associated garden for residents.   I sent a requisite Look Where We Are Now! photo off to my roommate, who is still a good friend.
  • A Few Select Labor Day Sales, Off The Beaten Track

    Lisa
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    I got an email about Labor Day sales today. This is the time of year when it’s possible you’ve just shuushed a bunch of kids off to school, or finished up a great summer vacation. Maybe it’s time to fill a wardrobe gap, or buy something surprising, just because. I thought I might pass on a few of the retailers/brands I like that are a little less well-known, or perhaps not known for certain goods. See what you think. Labor Day Sales On The Web JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Affiliate links may produce commissions. Share…
  • It’s Not A Sprint, It’s A Relay; Three Style Bloggers Take The Baton.

    Lisa
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    As I have broadened my scope to write about house style and gardens, by necessity I spend less time on clothing and accessories. I thought I could perhaps address the gap by pointing you to a few style bloggers  – new to me – whose taste I find – as Jane Austen would say – quite agreeable. 1. Modern And Minimal For Every Budget Stiletto Jungle – all kinds of angles on minimalist looks, for all kinds of price points. 2. Thoughtful And Just Glamorous Enough At Midlife High Heels In The Wilderness. I love her style and her down to earth approach to writing about…
  • We’re In England! Or, Saturday Morning at 8:35am GMT

    Lisa
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    Yes, we’re in England, Tall Redheaded Daughter and I. In fact, we’ve been here all week. I drafted the book post roughly, before we left, and finished it one afternoon in a pause between London sights. Now we’re in Oxford for 2 days, before we head up to a village in the Cotswolds. Where we will apparently be drenched with rain, but how British is that? We’re lugging rain ponchos, umbrella, and boots in our bags, prioritized against more swanky gear, and hope to walk up and down the green hills, wetly. Significant Husband stayed home, as he travels so much for work…
  • Thumbnail Reviews Of Five Good Books And One Horrid One

    Lisa
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    I imagine many of you are lifelong and enthusiastic readers. Me too. Someone asked that I post book reviews now and then. Well, on an occasional basis, we just might give it a shot. Here are a few thumbnails of notable and fairly new works. We’ve got five worth a read, and one that may be the worst ever. Something must play salt to our literary caramel, after all. The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.) This writer invents, sustains, and evolves an unusual construct quite beautifully. A Jini from the deserts (a man,) and a Golem, created out of clay in Russia (a woman), meet in 19th century New…
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  • Flip the Script, Chip Away and Go Forth

    Gena
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    I've laid low because I had some pain issues to work out. You shouldn't type when you have a need to f-this and the sumbitch that regurgitated pile of dried ....Yeah, still may not be time but I am working on ideas to make into reality. In my inner rage to damning a good chunk of humanity to hell I started to to think about those people that don't need to go wayyy down south. What can we do?There is always something to do. Now what can we do to invoke a change? Networking is good. Meeting in real life with like minded but different folks is also good. Most of the time politics ain't worth…
  • So There Might Be One Thing More Missing

    Gena
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    This is a weird day. I have chores to do. I want to create something but all I got is cement in the brain. I'm looking for escapism and I am finding it.Maybe I shouldn't be looking. Maybe I should. So much to do and yet not really.Damn it to hell. I have un-articulated hurt and pain and I have to find a way for it to come out. Making something would help but I have to figure out what and how.So I watch videos from creative people and go, "Hmm, maybe I should go by some toilet paper or soap powder.""Maybe I should hunker down and write something brilliant that would cause people to go "Ah, see…
  • Long Damn Week - Protect Yourself

    Gena
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    If you are a person in the U.S. and you don't have bouncing and behaving hair then this video might interest you. If you are a person that has no need of a tanning salon you might find the video redundant to what you moms and grannies told you but it doesn't hurt as a refresher to the basics.To my friends and acquaintances who have the ability to partake  (but not the desire) to patronize tanning salons you might want to watch this video as well. Cuz the Los Angeles Sheriff Department has been known to go nutzo-crazy and they don't care what color your skin is -- they will beat you…
  • Waiting on The High Speed Train of the Future

    Gena
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    An old school friend, Mike and I were talking about rail transportation. He likes to make videos about the trains he uses to commute to various cities. I like to watch them because I remember siting in those seats with the view of an industrial skyline.It was a living metaphors of wanting to go somewhere. I was on trains all of the time. Train videos connect me with my past and present time.I hope that I will live to see hi-speed rail lines in California. I think it would be great for the environment and economy. It is a big state and no they will not carve it up into six islands of…
  • The Up Sell and When Does It Stop?

    Gena
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    There are times when I hesitate to go into a retail store. It isn't that it retail stores are bad. Most are run quite well. It isn't that there is bad service or that the floor staff is being extra observant of me being in the store. My frustration level rises when I approach the counter with my goods and I am asked do I have the store's loyalty card?"No.""Would I like one? ""No thank you.""It will only take a minute?"I'm not mad at the clerk. I know the manager is listening for the pitch and the effort to get us dumb ass clucks to sign up. For what? A few cents off on items that are…
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    SEASONALITY: Embracing Change

  • CHARLESTON, HERE WE COME!

    Hill Country Hippie
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Well, tomorrow's the big day -- the day when Lexie and I head off on our Mother-Daughter-Pre-Wedding-Adventure! As you can see, I've been doing my homework.I've been making my lists, and checking 'em twice!Also, I've been marking all the best spots on the map, so we don't waste any steps. Throughout the process, one thing has become painfully clear. One long weekend just isn't enough! 
  • MASON JARS, MARKETS, AND CHALK. OH MY!

    Hill Country Hippie
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    This is a work in progress -- one of the final projects in Junelle Jacobsen's Farmers Market class. Which doesn't mean it's too late for you to take it. That's the great thing about these on-line classes. You can sign up for them whenever or wherever. Plus, you usually have access to the tutorials and videos for at least a year, so you can do the projects at your own pace. I will be sad for this class to end.This project is almost like doing a mosaic, only we're using tiny bits of colored paper and photographs from farmers' markets to fill our canning jars.I started with a layer of black…
  • BACHELORETTE #1

    Hill Country Hippie
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Daughter Lex is past the age where hanging out on 6th Street getting plastered is her idea of a great night with friends. In fact, she may have skipped that stage altogether. (I have no idea where she gets that!) Therefore, she decided not to leave her bachelorette party completely up to chance. Fortunately, her bridesmaids jumped on board with her suggestions and ran with them!Cupcakes were provided by master-baker Stefanie, who taught them an amazing life lesson that will have you slapping your forehead and saying "DOH!" Turns out, we've been eating cupcakes completely wrong our whole…
  • THE SEASONAL SUNDAY DINNER

    Hill Country Hippie
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    I got a couple of gorgeous pastured pork chops from local producer Richardson Farms this week -- an occasional splurge that makes my hubby quite giddy.Before deciding what to do with them, I made a mental list of the fresh ingredients that had come in my Bountiful Sprout basket on Wednesday and needed to be used up.Then it became perfectly obvious that what I needed to prepare was our all time family favorite from back in our Indo-days...ASNAH'S PORK CHOPS(serves four) 4 one-inch pork chops4 cloves garlic, mincedfreshly ground pepper1/4 cup soy sauce1 onion, in thick slices2 carrots, in…
  • A PLACE WITH NO SEASONS

    Hill Country Hippie
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    The View From Our Porch As NewlywedsEvery August I ask myself why we still live in Texas. However, as soon as we get that first tiny hint of cool weather in September, I find myself thinking "Ah yes, that's why. If August hadn't sucked so badly, I wouldn't be nearly so euphoric over this tiny bit of cool breeze!"  As they say, you've got to experience the bad to fully appreciate the good. You can trust me on that. After all, I did live in paradise for many years.When we lived in Indonesia, the sun came up every morning at 6:00 AM. The sun set every evening at 6:00 PM. Every afternoon we…
 
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    BoomerCafé ... it's your place

  • What happens to vocational jobs when baby boomers retire?

    Cafe
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Labor … namely, vocational skills. What happens when boomers retire and younger generations don’t want to get their hands dirty? The baby boomer retirement cycle is underway in North America and Europe with thousands of highly experienced people picking up their retirement options and heading out the doors. This fact made the people at Adecco USA curious about the future of vocational jobs.  Adecco engaged Neomam Studios in Manchester, England, to create a visual way to illustrate what’s happening to those jobs that require skilled workers. Adecco asked the question —…
  • The Beatles’ final photo shoot

    Cafe
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For many baby boomers, the legend of the Beatles seems everlasting, iconic. Yet, in reality, the group was together a relatively short period of time. The music of the Beatles helped shape our generation, remembered today by many boomers as it was more than four decades ago. The date was August 22, 1969. The place was Tittenhurst Park, a 72-acre estate with a mansion outside London then owned by Beatle John Lennon and Yoko Ono. None of the Beatles realized it at the time but it would be their last photo session as a group, together. The photo shoot was an instance of those bittersweet…
  • A baby boomer’s wisdom about California surfing

    Cafe
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We are always happy here at BoomerCafé when Boomer Wisdom (note the Capitalization of these important words) shows itself in spades. That’s why we were happy just the other day to hear from our old friend Mike Petrie of Laguna Niguel, California, a lawyer, author, and surfer (yes, you read that right) who has turned a little wiser in all his years. This time, it’s his baby boomer’s perspective on the Southern California surf. I remember, several years ago, being awakened at 3:00 in the morning by what sounded like the loud roar of cannon fire; it actually shook my house a little. Mike…
  • New experiences every boomer might enjoy

    Cafe
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We all know that baby boomers aren’t going to be content all the time sitting on a porch and crocheting. That’s why we like what Silvana Clark of Seattle wrote for BoomerCafé: it’s about new experiences that every boomer might enjoy; unique ways to spend our time. It finally happened. The kids are out of the house, (and haven’t boomeranged back to their old rooms), so you have time to take part in fulfilling experiences, both close to home or in places you’ve never visited. The following are some opportunities designed for Boomers looking to have a purpose while meeting other…
  • A baby boomer’s quest for ideal hair

    Cafe
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Look, having trouble finding someone to style your hair just right is certainly only a First World Problem! But if you’ve been around as long as all of us baby boomers have been and still can’t find The One, you’re just like Melodee Currier of Dublin, Ohio, who has written to BoomerCafé saying, Here’s My Dilemma. I’ve been searching for a hairdresser since 1982! That was the year I moved to Florida and had my last haircut with Bill, The Scissor Wizard, in Toledo, Ohio. I was always thrilled with my hair when he cut it. It’s been forty years, and at least 200 hairdressers later,…
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    Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty

  • Cone of Shame Classic – kid gets up close and personal

    Going Like Sixty
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Heres some old fun postsCone of Shame Classic – Flower Pot DogCone of Shame Classic – Licker PreventionCone of Shame Classic – Eye on the BallCone of Shame ClassicCone of Shame Classic – Denise Wears a ConeThe post Cone of Shame Classic – kid gets up close and personal appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • 5 low cost cell phone plans for boomer/geezers

    Going Like Sixty
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here are five low cost, no-contract plans for the social senior living in the U.S.: $20 Unlimited Talk and Text —PTel Mobile, one of America’s original no-contract wireless companies, just launched five new unlimited no-contract plans starting at only $20/month. The $20/month plan offers unlimited talk and text and customers are able to keep their current phone number and bring their own compatible GSM phone. By making the switch today, seniors can even receive their second month of service free. $29 Unlimited Everything — GIV Mobile’s NEW “Unlimited Everything” plans, now…
  • Rainfall sparse in Atenas Costa Rica During July 2014

    Going Like Sixty
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
      That illustrates pretty much the hardest rain that fell during July. Normally July in the Atenas Costa Rica region gets the rainy season well under way. This year, not so much… we only had 3 inches of rain that came on two different days. A few other days during the month were just drizzly. A Tico would call it pelo de gato or “hair of the cat” rain. Generally it’s been hot and dry. Compared to last year for the same month… We had 7 1/4 inches of rain in July at Sedolsoder and that came in just a few days. Long term residents say this is pretty typical…
  • Animated Gif Monday – Dog Owns His Cone of Shame

    Going Like Sixty
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    No dummy here… this dog puts his cone of shame to good use. Heres some old fun postsCone of Shame Classic – Licker PreventionCone of Shame Classic – Eye on the BallCone of Shame Classic – Flower Pot DogCone of Shame Classic – Denise Wears a ConeCone of Shame Classic – Andrea In ConeThe post Animated Gif Monday – Dog Owns His Cone of Shame appeared first on Baby Boomer Going Like Sixty.
  • Road Trips in Costa Rica Can Be Similar to Route 66.

    Going Like Sixty
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Taking a road trip in Costa Rica is like taking a road trip on Route 66 in the “good old days.” Route 66 was the original pathway for going across the country. It was created in 1926 and decommissioned in 1985; however, it is still possible to travel the route and see many of the original Route 66 attractions. Road trips offer a way to see things never seen before and wouldn’t otherwise be seen by airplane. To go on a road trip in Costa Rica, a vehicle needs to be running optimally. This means that spark plugs need to be good, fluids need to be checked, and tires have to have…
 
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  • Amazon to launch 5 new original shows

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Amazon to launch 5 new original showsAPIn an effort to chase Netflix & HBO for a top spot with original series, Amazon snags some big-name actors.Hits or 'well-crafted shots in the dark'?More entertainment newsProducers kept secret about starAshlee Simpson weds at star's estate
  • Five lost cities that have been found

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Five lost cities that have been foundAPArcheologists have recently discovered the city of Lagunita -- and that wasn't the only city that has been uncovered.Lost Mayan city discovered in jungleMore to see10 see-through animalsBelly button beauty defined
  • Protests loom in fast-food worker wage dispute

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Protests loom in fast-food worker wage disputeGettyFast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience in approximately 150 US cities on Thursday. 'This is about getting attention'More headlinesMSNBC host ties the knotJeter gets New Yorker sendoff
  • 1.1 million people follow this guy

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    1.1 million people follow this guyAOLAt home (when he has time to be home) Craig Skistima is called 'dad' -- but in the gaming world, he's a pretty big deal. Why 'ScrewAttack' is so belovedTake a look Secret life of a BioNerdInside 5-second films
  • Obama presses Congress to raise wages

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Obama presses Congress to raise wagesGettyThe president took the stage at a union event in Milwaukee to rally enthusiasm for the state of the US economy -- with one caveat. Message he had for RepublicansMore news Voters may 'keep the bums in'America's rich-poor diet gap
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  • Amazon to launch 5 new original shows

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Amazon to launch 5 new original showsAPIn an effort to chase Netflix & HBO for a top spot with original series, Amazon snags some big-name actors.Hits or 'well-crafted shots in the dark'?More entertainment newsProducers kept secret about starAshlee Simpson weds at star's estate
  • Five lost cities that have been found

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Five lost cities that have been foundAPArcheologists have recently discovered the city of Lagunita -- and that wasn't the only city that has been uncovered.Lost Mayan city discovered in jungleMore to see10 see-through animalsBelly button beauty defined
  • Protests loom in fast-food worker wage dispute

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Protests loom in fast-food worker wage disputeGettyFast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience in approximately 150 US cities on Thursday. 'This is about getting attention'More headlinesMSNBC host ties the knotJeter gets New Yorker sendoff
  • 1.1 million people follow this guy

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    1.1 million people follow this guyAOLAt home (when he has time to be home) Craig Skistima is called 'dad' -- but in the gaming world, he's a pretty big deal. Why 'ScrewAttack' is so belovedTake a look Secret life of a BioNerdInside 5-second films
  • Obama presses Congress to raise wages

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Obama presses Congress to raise wagesGettyThe president took the stage at a union event in Milwaukee to rally enthusiasm for the state of the US economy -- with one caveat. Message he had for RepublicansMore news Voters may 'keep the bums in'America's rich-poor diet gap
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  • Amazon to launch 5 new original shows

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Amazon to launch 5 new original showsAPIn an effort to chase Netflix & HBO for a top spot with original series, Amazon snags some big-name actors.Hits or 'well-crafted shots in the dark'?More entertainment newsProducers kept secret about starAshlee Simpson weds at star's estate
  • Five lost cities that have been found

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Five lost cities that have been foundAPArcheologists have recently discovered the city of Lagunita -- and that wasn't the only city that has been uncovered.Lost Mayan city discovered in jungleMore to see10 see-through animalsBelly button beauty defined
  • Protests loom in fast-food worker wage dispute

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Protests loom in fast-food worker wage disputeGettyFast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience in approximately 150 US cities on Thursday. 'This is about getting attention'More headlinesMSNBC host ties the knotJeter gets New Yorker sendoff
  • 1.1 million people follow this guy

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    1.1 million people follow this guyAOLAt home (when he has time to be home) Craig Skistima is called 'dad' -- but in the gaming world, he's a pretty big deal. Why 'ScrewAttack' is so belovedTake a look Secret life of a BioNerdInside 5-second films
  • Obama presses Congress to raise wages

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Obama presses Congress to raise wagesGettyThe president took the stage at a union event in Milwaukee to rally enthusiasm for the state of the US economy -- with one caveat. Message he had for RepublicansMore news Voters may 'keep the bums in'America's rich-poor diet gap
 
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  • Amazon to launch 5 new original shows

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Amazon to launch 5 new original showsAPIn an effort to chase Netflix & HBO for a top spot with original series, Amazon snags some big-name actors.Hits or 'well-crafted shots in the dark'?More entertainment newsProducers kept secret about starAshlee Simpson weds at star's estate
  • Five lost cities that have been found

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Five lost cities that have been foundAPArcheologists have recently discovered the city of Lagunita -- and that wasn't the only city that has been uncovered.Lost Mayan city discovered in jungleMore to see10 see-through animalsBelly button beauty defined
  • Protests loom in fast-food worker wage dispute

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Protests loom in fast-food worker wage disputeGettyFast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience in approximately 150 US cities on Thursday. 'This is about getting attention'More headlinesMSNBC host ties the knotJeter gets New Yorker sendoff
  • 1.1 million people follow this guy

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    1.1 million people follow this guyAOLAt home (when he has time to be home) Craig Skistima is called 'dad' -- but in the gaming world, he's a pretty big deal. Why 'ScrewAttack' is so belovedTake a look Secret life of a BioNerdInside 5-second films
  • Obama presses Congress to raise wages

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Obama presses Congress to raise wagesGettyThe president took the stage at a union event in Milwaukee to rally enthusiasm for the state of the US economy -- with one caveat. Message he had for RepublicansMore news Voters may 'keep the bums in'America's rich-poor diet gap
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  • Amazon to launch 5 new original shows

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Amazon to launch 5 new original showsAPIn an effort to chase Netflix & HBO for a top spot with original series, Amazon snags some big-name actors.Hits or 'well-crafted shots in the dark'?More entertainment newsProducers kept secret about starAshlee Simpson weds at star's estate
  • Five lost cities that have been found

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Five lost cities that have been foundAPArcheologists have recently discovered the city of Lagunita -- and that wasn't the only city that has been uncovered.Lost Mayan city discovered in jungleMore to see10 see-through animalsBelly button beauty defined
  • Protests loom in fast-food worker wage dispute

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Protests loom in fast-food worker wage disputeGettyFast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience in approximately 150 US cities on Thursday. 'This is about getting attention'More headlinesMSNBC host ties the knotJeter gets New Yorker sendoff
  • 1.1 million people follow this guy

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    1.1 million people follow this guyAOLAt home (when he has time to be home) Craig Skistima is called 'dad' -- but in the gaming world, he's a pretty big deal. Why 'ScrewAttack' is so belovedTake a look Secret life of a BioNerdInside 5-second films
  • Obama presses Congress to raise wages

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Obama presses Congress to raise wagesGettyThe president took the stage at a union event in Milwaukee to rally enthusiasm for the state of the US economy -- with one caveat. Message he had for RepublicansMore news Voters may 'keep the bums in'America's rich-poor diet gap
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    RetirementRevised

  • A chat with Mint.com about retirement planning

    Mark Miller
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Mint.com has just posted a Q&A with me about about my work, and how I approach covering retirement planning. We talked about how I first became interested in covering retirement, common misunderstandings Americans bring to retirement planning, the Great Recession’s impact on retirement security, strategies for saving and investing and how health care costs figure into the equation. You can read the Q&A on Mint.com.  
  • Why ‘unretirement’ might be your best retirement strategy

    Mark Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    Chris Farrell Chris Farrell has a hot retirement investing tip for you, but it’s not a stock or bond. Farrell wants you to invest in yourself. In his new book, Unretirement (Bloomsbury Press), he argues that developing skills that can help you earn income well past traditional retirement age offers a better return on investment than any financial instrument – and it can help transform the economy. Farrell is senior economics contributor at public radio’s Marketplace, a contributing editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In an…
  • How to interpret your Social Security benefit statement

    Mark Miller
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    The Social Security Administration will be mailing annual benefit statements for the first time in three years to some American workers. That’s good news, because the statements provide a useful projection of what you can expect to receive in benefits at various retirement ages, if you become widowed or suffer a disability that prevents you from working. But if you do receive a statement next month, it is important to know how to interpret the benefit projections. They are likely somewhat smaller than the dollar amount you will receive when you actually claim benefits, because they are…
  • How Washington is leading the way on phased retirement

    Mark Miller
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Gwendolyn Ross will turn 66 in November, but she isn’t ready to retire. A deputy comptroller for the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach, Florida, she hopes to work until she’s 70 – but she would like to cut back her hours. “I have some health issues that require a lot of visits to the doctor, and I’d love to have more time to visit my family in Michigan,” she says. At the same time, she needs to keep working to prepare for retirement. “As I get closer to it, I realize I’m not as financially ready as I thought I would be when I was younger. The time…
  • Take the pension buyout, or wait for a better deal down the road?

    Mark Miller
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    If you work for a company with a pension plan, don’t be surprised if you get an offer soon for a lump sum buyout – a deal where you accept a pile of cash in exchange for the promise of lifetime income when you retire. The price tag for these offers is especially attractive right now, from the plan sponsor’s perspective. But workers might do better by holding out for a better deal, or by rejecting the buyout altogether. A growing number of plan sponsors are trying to get out of the pension business, or lighten their obligations, by buying out workers. The number of buyout offers has…
 
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  • See Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress!

    Molly
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Angelina Jolie's stunning wedding dress is front and center on this week's issue of People. The magazine scored an album of Angelina and Brad Pitt's big day and the cover shows a peek at the whole Jolie-Pitt family in their attire. All six kids played a part in the ceremony, which was attended by a small group of 20 friends. Brad apparently wore a suit from his own collection and had to borrow a tie from one of his sons. Angelina's gown was bridal white, but there was an unexpected pop of color on her veil, which was decorated in their children's artwork. Angelina and Brad have both been back…
  • You Won't Believe All These Stars Are the Same Age as Kim Kardashian

    Lauren-Turner
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Kim Kardashian is 33 - can you believe all these stars are too? While you're at it, take a look at a bunch of other celebrities whose real ages might surprise you (don't you want Pharrell's antiaging advice?).
  • Carrie Underwood Is Pregnant!

    Nick-Maslow
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Carrie Underwood took to Twitter with exciting news on Monday: she's pregnant! The singer announced that she's expecting a baby with her husband Mike Fisher with a cute tweet, writing, "In honor of 'Labor' Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!" The snap shows Carrie sitting in a chair with her dogs, who don little outfits that say, "I'm going to be a big brother" and "I'm going to be a big sister." The pregnancy news comes just a couple months after they celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. This will be the first child for Carrie…
  • The Many Adorable Faces of Prince George

    Lauren-Turner
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    We can't get enough of Prince George! April's royal tour was full of sweet moments from the little heir, including his many wiggles, unimpressed faces, and precious snaps with his dad. There was even more cuteness during his Father's Day outing in June and during his birthday visit to London's National History Museum. Scroll through to see George's best facial expressions!
  • Kim and Kanye Wedding Pictures You Haven't Seen!

    Brittney-Stephens
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy back in May, but the wedding-themed season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians doesn't air until Monday night. Before you watch all the excitement, take a look back at pictures of their big day. In June, Kim shared an Instagram snap of herself with her new husband and their daughter, North, at the wedding, saying, "My everything." The bride wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown and was walked down the aisle by her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, while the rest of her family - including sisters Khloé and…
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  • 27 Reasons to be Grateful for my Daughter

    arlene
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    It’s the annual birthday blog – time to embarrass my wonderful daughter Elissa who turns 27 on August 31. By the way, I can’t believe my baby is turning 27! I’ve been reading a lot about gratitude lately, and most of us don’t regularly express how grateful we are. I am so lucky and proud to have such a strong, well adjusted, successful, and loving daughter.  So here are 27 reasons I am grateful for the person my daughter Elissa has become, in honor of her 27th birthday. 1. Compassionate Healer – She chose to be a mental health counselor (therapist) and has…
  • Are These Scammers Serious?

    arlene
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    I have several email accounts as do most people. One I use for online purchases, because I am convinced the email address gets sent out to other lists, and that way I only have one account with a lot of junk in it.  Another I use for writing work and I am reluctant to give out this address for any other reason. Still a third I use for friends. I check the online purchase email sporadically, and lately it has been inundated with lottery winning offers, pleading letters from various nobility in African countries, and stranded “Friends” in foreign countries who have been robbed and need…
  • Why Lyrics Speak to Me

    arlene
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    I have spoken a lot about loving music in my blog. This has been a lifelong obsession. From listening to my parent’s records – Sinatra and other standards, to discovering pop music around the age of six, I have been just crazy about music in many forms. Not having a musical bone in my body for notes, melodies, whistling, or singing, that has not stopped me from enjoying the musicality of a piece. But what gets me singing out loud and thinking about a piece of music are  the lyrics. The lyrics are always the heart of the music for me. Wordsmith, writer, I guess it is the love of…
  • Sleepless in Houston or How To Lay Like a Corpse

    arlene
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    No, I am NOT going to become one of those whiners and complainers due to a debilitating physical condition. Besides, I spent plenty of blog time on that condition in my previous blog, here. So instead I must ask you a very personal question and I am not trying to be fresh. What position do you prefer in bed? I am questioning your sleeping pose, for any of you with thoughts in the gutter! In other words, how do you sleep – in what position? Prior to injuring my neck, I slept in the womb position – curled on the side, without a thought to my neck’s positioning. Many nights I…
  • How to Make An Old Lady’s Day

    arlene
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    I spoke a few months ago about celebrating my 59th birthday and what the looming “60″ and becoming a senior citizen felt like to a person who is chronologically old, but feels internally like a teenager. (Me) This is how old I am – I used to be able to go and go and go – in terms of exercise and physical activity. I was the original human Energizer Bunny.  My friends were regaling me with their aches, pains, cortisone shots, possible surgery and though I listened with a sympathetic ear, I could NOT relate. Now, I go to my summer retreat, my beloved Margate, where I…
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  • Byte Me! Random And Pertinent Information About My Blog

    Sherry Riter
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Do You Know About Bytes? Right now, bytes are a really big deal to me and I’ll tell you why […] 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!
  • Outer Banks License Plate Ocean Wave Art

    Sherry Riter
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:16 pm
    ——-=====Screeeeeech As we braked the car and pulled into the parking lot, I was amazed at all the license plates […] 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!
  • Loneliness And A Lonely Rose Needing To Be Held

    Sherry Riter
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Loneliness slowly drains the joy of living from a person. It doesn’t happen all at once. No, it is a […] 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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  • A Primer on Basic Sex Terms

    Walker
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Do you know what NSFW means? It took me a while to figure that one out—NSFW means Not Safe for Work. I imagine there are sex terms you see and don’t know the meaning of as well.  Here’s a very basic primer on sex-related terms you might find on the internet. My disclaimer: There are many definitions and nuances to sex terms; what you find here is a loosely compiled list of definitions. I am not claiming to be the authority or to have done extensive research in making this list. Kinkly.com has one of the most comprehensive sex term lists I’ve ever seen if you want…
  • Finding Romance Online–Do Age and Maturity Matter?

    Walker
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    I read the book, Murder As a Fine Art by David Morrell (affiliate link), recently and was enthralled with the literary flavor of this thriller. Set in Victorian England, Emily is not your typical young woman. She refuses to wear a corset and has chosen to wear bloomers under a loose dress rather than the conventional hooped, heavily draped dresses. At age 21 she is comfortable speaking her mind and taking charge, in a firm yet gentle way. In the story she ends up assisting two policemen, one a young man her age, the other, significantly older. A question in the interview with the…
  • Q&A- I Want Him to Have the Desire

    Walker
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today’s question is a common one among older women visiting my website—lack of sexual desire. In this case  both parties are experiencing low libido. Walker, I have a serious questions for you. My male partner is without libido and from what I gather, this is nothing new to him. We’ve talked about it and both feel if I were to instigate sexual activity he’d jump right in. The problem is I don’t have any desire, either. I am on Prozac but have been for years and don’t think that’s the problem. I’m in my 60s and my partner is in his mid 50s. Neither of us are really…
  • Women’s Low Sexual Desire-Is It a Medical Problem or Something Else?

    Walker
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    This article was originally published at MidlifeBoulevard. If you’re following the news reports about flibanserin, referred to as the female Viagra, or “the pink pill’, you know there’s been a lot of debate over the need for a pill for women who suffer from low libido, or hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)*. There are plenty of issues involved, from the idea that the FDA discriminates against women to the fact that the most ardent supporters of thos “promising” medication have some financial involvement with the drug’s manufacturer, Sprout Pharmaceuticals. And, somewhere…
  • OKCupid Turns Dating Game Into a Rat Race

    Walker
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    As if it weren’t crazy enough already….. OKCupid made the news last week—in one of those ways that businesses don’t typically prefer when it comes to getting publicity. It seems that, in the name of “research”, OKCupid started tinkering with users’ experiences on the site. According to the New York Times, “…OKCupid on Monday published results of three experiments it recently conducted on users. In one test, it obscured profile pictures. In another, the site hid profile text to see how it affected personality ratings. And in a third, it…
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