Wei remembers clearly the first time she tried a mango. She was six years old, from Dalian in north-east China, and just as she bit into the fruit her parents told her that it was the deceased leader Chairman Mao.
Back in 2014, when Life in the Boomer Lane wrote her last post on aging and height loss, the world was a much more innocent place, chiefly because ...
I'm sure that as a mother I could have handled some things differently, yet I hope that my son knows how very much I love him. As my mom drifts further and further away and our roles have reversed, it is a privilege for me to love, cherish and care for her as she had once did for me.
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." -- George Eliot My mom passed away last June so this May will be my first Mother's Day wi...
My mother taught more by example than by words. I absorbed the example and only now I search for the words. I remember and honor her for the special way that she embodied and taught three values that matter deeply to me.
I am a sixty-five-year-old college professor standing in front of a class of seniors when my lecture suddenly veers wildly off course and I find myself talking about Irene McKee, my fifth-grade teacher. Here's what I tell them.
More than just a nuisance during the day, poor sleep can be severely detrimental to your health. Sleeping well helps you look, feel and perform your best, and when you don't get enough quality sleep, you are putting yourself at risk.
Quite often things we give to others and receive ourselves acquire symbolic meaning and help us look back at the most important days in our lives. Our memories and belongings associated with them are important and I doubt whether we need to throw them away so easily.
It's difficult to know how this will play out, but it's almost certainly going to affect the way future generations -- and probably current generations -- view their lives and role in history. It will still be the case 500 years hence that almost all of the people who ever lived are dead, but it will probably not be the case that almost all of them are forgotten.
Life in the Boomer Lane has always been skeptical of the conclusions people reach when they go through past life regression. When one considers tha...
Everyone knows that lack of sleep can affect your brain in a negative way. A good night's sleep is essential to improving memory, learning, and mental health. However, recent studies have discovered that insomnia has been linked to white matter abnormalities.
That's the most vital point of the memorials debate: these statues and sites don't simply capture history, but rather the process by which we have constructed and remembered it.
There is a growing movement in the trans community to find our own language. One which services us. It is lead, in part, by the youngest members of our movement. Those seeking to find our own place in society, our own trans narrative
The problem is not memory, it is its hijacking by those who use it in a tendentious way that seeks to sustain hatred and conflict rather than foster cooperation and coexistence and by those who lack compassion and empathy.
Yen Hoang, a food artist, an author and a businesswoman from Nha Trang, Vietnam, has come up with a creative way by creating edible pictures that insp...
We now know that we can help the brain with its housekeeping. Physical and mental fitness are inseparable. Move more, sleep more, eat less. Think about it.
As another ancient culture would say, in this case, Hellenic, "May her memory be eternal."
I know there are certain things I'm not rational about and one of them is my husband playing baseball. It all started when we were dating. He was playing baseball after work. I was spending time with my two young sons after work. I never got to see him play. I've been waiting patiently ever since.
We humans are fascinating. Our genetic code, which is stored in our DNA, contains about 1.5 gigabytes of information - enough to fit on a standard DVD...
Tremendous efforts have been directed toward better understanding how the human brain works and fails to work, especially over the last decade. But we have only begun to scratch the surface. We need to make some changes in order to get to the next level.