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What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...

What's Your Boomer EQ? Part 2

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

On July 24, 2014, I posted Part 1 of this five part series, an online tutorial on the value of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). I propose Boomers can be ...

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Just in case you find yourself cornered in a high-brow conversation at a cocktail party with several other boomers discussing the history of social welfare and government reforms, here's a quick overview of the birth of our wonderful federal program.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Did you know that some major changes affecting your benefits were put in place in 2014? There is a free handbook you can request from the Social Security administration which will guide you through the system.

Are You a Music Snob Like Me?

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I have always considered myself a bit of a music snob. And this being a "Fervid Friday," is there anything you are more passionate about than music...

Do You Trust Yourself? The Jelly Beans of Life

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby boomers... do you trust yourself? Do you trust your instincts? If you made a life altering decision today do you honestly believe you would be successful? That's a very tough question isn't it?

Happy 'Independence Month'

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

We have been led like sheep by our government and big retail business together to use this day, July 4th, to extol the wonders of our national history, the successes of our illustrious government, and historical traditions that define these here United States. Not any more!

Boomer Resolutions

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you realize that we only have one half of this year left to accomplish all of the great things we wanted to get done before 2015 shows up?

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

The Essence of Survival

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Years ago, when I was part of the corporate middle management machine, I had the honor of working for brief time with a gentleman that actually reinforced my faith in mankind.

How to Choose Sunscreen: Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The bottom line is that selecting the proper sunscreen can be a chore. Before diving into the sea of choices, let me make it completely clear that everyone needs some sort of protection when spending time in the sun. No one is immune to the effects of extended exposure.

How to Choose Sunscreen

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Yes, it's summertime but if you are going to be out in the street dancing then please take some precautions. Wear some sunscreen people. Especially at our age.

A Memorial to Memorial Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I don't have the same sense of brotherhood that veterans experience on Memorial Day. I don't share their badge of honor. I am part of the same Baby Boomer generation, but not in the same way that Vietnam veterans are.

Hobbies of the Rich and Famous

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Have you ever wondered what rich and famous people, most of whom are baby boomers, do with their spare time?

Why Bloggers Blog

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

One of the jobs of a "professional" blogger is to communicate, interact and engage with other "professional" bloggers. Have you noticed how I have st...

WATCH: Who Knew A Baby Robot Dinosaur Could Be So Cute?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.25.2014 | Weird News

Meet Boomer. He's a robot dinosaur. The adorable Tyrannosaurus Rex was created by toy inventor Never Ben and his team, and though Boomer is just a...

How A Dinner Party Changed My Outlook On Aging

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

We were invited to a small dinner party -- a birthday celebration a friend of ours decided to throw for himself. Actually, it was a friend of my husband's. I knew no one. Yet I relished the chance to meet new and interesting people. I also looked forward to the splendid meal Zagat's promised we would enjoy. In my usual pre-party jitters, I worried about what to wear.

Injured Dog Found In Mudslide Debris

Posted 04.04.2014 | Green

Nearly two weeks after the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., a lost and injured dog named Boomer was found wandering the debris field. Boomer wandere...

Pack a Spice Rack in Your Suitcase!

Lynne Martin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Lynne Martin

I might chime as he points out the excellent storage and wide hallway, refreshing changes from other establishments we have inhabited in our three years living internationally without a home base.

Tiny Sensors Are a Game Changer at Toy Fair 2014

Andrea Smith | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

Every year the toys at the American International Toy Fair in New York get a little bit smarter, and this year did not disappoint. Crayola has infused...

Dying to Be Heard

Eric J. Hall | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

People diagnosed with progressive chronic illness face two basic choices: They can conclude that their life is over and retreat into a shell of detachment from the world of the healthy, or they can choose to stay connected to their pre-illness existence by sharing their experiences.

Reinvention For Boomers Is Not a Myth

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Where is the myth in building greater awareness and greater confidence? What's wrong with dreaming big? There are solutions out there for us, but they do not lie in retreating to timidity, or, worse, intimidation, in the face of change and uncertainty.

What'd You Call Me? Better Not Be 'Boomer'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

A rose by any other name is still a rose, right? Maybe not. A recent New York Times story said that people in their 50s actually don't really like bei...

I May Be 50, But Don't Call Me A Boomer

The New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

There is no baby boom generation. Oh, sure, there was a baby boom: a neatly defined, pig-in-the-python bulge from 1946 to 1964. But the kind of bro...

Meet 5 Boomers Who Reinvented Themselves

John Tarnoff | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

We're on the doorstep of 2014 -- the Year of the Boomer -- when the youngest Boomers turn 50. I think it's a great year to be looking forward to how ...