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  • Posted Boomer Women, Will We All Be Bag Ladies? to Aging Hipsters
    I thought it was my private dirty secret, the fear that I would end my days as a bag lady, stockings rolled down around my ankles, sitting on a curb and yelling at passers-by. But according to Lisa Schwarzbaum's article...
  • Posted Boomers Still Screwed to Aging Hipsters
    How many times have we heard this story? But sadly, it's still news. Read Michael Winerip's New York Times story on Boomer joblessness....
  • Posted Silver Threads to Aging Hipsters
    An article in the Times features an exhibit by photographer, Vicki Topaz, of magnificent silver-haired women. Women who also have something to say about their gray. I go back and forth on the issue. I love my natural-born color...
  • Posted A Boomer's Yearly Audit to Aging Hipsters
    Each year when my birthday rolls around, I do a little accounting, or, as the Indigo Girls say, "every five years or so I look back on my life and have a good laugh." 60, 61, 62, 63...big freakin' numbers....
  • Posted Boomers Abroad to Aging Hipsters
    We don't all have to wither up and move to Florida. And, in fact, many of us couldn't afford to anyway. But, taking a page from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, there are unconventional international retirement options that can quite...
  • Posted Boomers Blowin' Smoke to Aging Hipsters
    If this article on HuffPo is to be believed, we Boomers should probably not be smoking pot. First of all, it actually is stronger than in our day--about 10% THC, compared to 2-3% in the 60's. Also, our aging bodies...
  • Posted Cindi Gallup Says 'Make Love, Not Porn' to Aging Hipsters
    See what a sexy cougar can do? And by 'cougar,' we mean 'baby boomer.'...
  • Posted Sex Over 50 to Aging Hipsters
    Why you're not having sex: According to HuffPo, there are specific reasons baby boomers aren't having sex. Although one has to ask, who says boomers aren't having sex?...
  • Posted So, What's Daryl Hall Been Up To? to Aging Hipsters
    If you only think of Daryl Hall as the good looking one in the boomer-era duo, you haven't been keeping up. Check out his web show, Live From Daryl's House, where he hangs out with and plays with a wildly...
  • Posted Beauty in Age to Aging Hipsters
    Lanvin's 80-year old model. We should all look this fabulous at 80. Or even 60....
  • Posted Baby Boomers Without Wills; Planning on Living Forever? to Aging Hipsters
    According to a recent report, 41% of baby boomers do not have a will. Do you really want the state to decide who gets what? Talk to your lawyer, folks....
  • Posted For You Pop Music History Buffs to Aging Hipsters
    The 2nd most recorded song in popular music history just turned 50. We know what you're guessing--something by Elvis? A Frank Sinatra ballad? You'd be wrong. We'll give you a hint: tall and tan and young and lovely... Check it...
  • Posted Boomers Should Test for Hepatitis-C to Aging Hipsters
    Just when you thought your health to-do list was long enough, here's another alert for Baby Boomers. Get yourself tested for Hep-C. According to the CDC, boomers are 5 times more likely to have Hepatitis-C than other age groups. Learn...
  • Posted Let's Talk About Sex, Baby to Aging Hipsters
    Midlife sex is a whole lot better than the perceptions out there. A young lady we know once said that sex over 30 was disgusting (she was 16). Well, we're here to tell her that sex over 50 can be...
  • Posted Georgia Pacific Clear-Cuts The Forest to Aging Hipsters
    While reading about Georgia-Pacific's pollution record on Wisconsin's Fox River, it became all too clear why there's so much money being spent in Wisconsin elections. G-P, maker of the popular Brawny brand of paper towels is a Koch subsidiary and...
  • Posted Frank Zappa Fans, Rejoice to Aging Hipsters
    According to an article in the New York Times, the Zappa Family Trust, which has regained control of Zappa's catalog will soon be releasing--both physically and digitally--his entire catalog--over 60 recordings. You can read more about it on the official...
  • Posted A Time Machine for Boomers and Everyone Else to Aging Hipsters
    We recently found a fun, time-sucking app called Video Time Machine. Pick a year a see movie and TV clips, music, commercials, news and sports from the year. Get Video Time Machine....
  • Posted Gray Divorce to Aging Hipsters
    Baby Boomers are breaking up late in life--it's a growing trend, according to this Wall Street Journal essay. Which reminds me of a terrible old joke: An elderly couple...well into their 90's informs a friend that they plan to divorce....
  • Posted Is Your Password "Password? to Aging Hipsters
    Are boomers more tech savvy, more literate or just more paranoid? A British study has shown that that older we are, the better our passwords. My passwords are so arcane, I have to look them up almost every time I...
  • Posted Welcome to Our World, GenX to Aging Hipsters
    The Gen-Xers are starting to feel old. How cute is that?! "Starting Over at 48"...
  • Posted Boomer Inventions That Rock Your World to Aging Hipsters
    From DNA fingerprinting to the WWW, Boomers have invented things that have changed the world. See an arbitrary list of ten of them....
  • Posted Even Boomer Emmy-Award Winners Can't Get Hired to Aging Hipsters
    We hate to keep harping on this (no, we don't), but here's yet another sad story of workers over 40 having trouble getting hired--the 'grays' as Hollywood calls them. If you happen to be looking for a job, you old...
  • Posted Yup, Boomers are Getting Old to Aging Hipsters
    As I move into the over-60 decade, I've been thinking a lot about the quality of my days, consequences of my decisions and a legacy, no matter how modest. For those who think that 60 is the new 40, I...
  • Posted In Hindsight, What Do You Think? to Aging Hipsters
    Sometimes being right is worse than being wrong....
  • Posted Beauty and Age to Aging Hipsters
    At 62, Meryl Streep is the oldest woman to ever grace the cover of Vogue Magazine. It's about damn time, doncha think? See the article on Jezebel.com....
  • Posted Wake-Up Call to Aging Hipsters
    I was reading something or other about whatever and remembering some of my life's high points. Then I realized that some of them (but most definitely not all) were decades ago. If the last amazing thing that happened to you...
  • Posted There's an App for That to Aging Hipsters
    The young hipsters who read Salon don't find this humor piece amusing. They will some day. Heh....
  • Posted Funny, Senior Style to Aging Hipsters
    know we're not quite this old yet, but when we are, a sense of humour like this would go a long way toward feeling young....
  • Posted Are We There Yet? to Aging Hipsters
    The Day He Knew Would Come, by Andre Aciman in the New York Times....
  • Posted Never Too Old.. to Aging Hipsters
    ...to rock and roll. DJ Mamy Rock rocks on!...
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