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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blogging Boomers Carnival #42

We've got a wonderful line up of posts for this week's Blogging Boomers Carnival #42. I'm pleased to host again. If you want to know what's up in Boomer world, then stop in and see who is talking about what. So...from some of the best boomer bloggers around...a little bit of life, death, finance and some downright sexiness.

Fall is here and if you are feeling a bit blue,
Your Drum would like to help you get out of the doldrums with seven tips to a much better mood.

Shocking! The more sex, the happier the person. So says the results of a 16,000 person study. Read about it at LifeTwo. (That put ME in a better mood!)

If you need a little oomph on the sexy front and you’re a mature fashionista, then sharpen your style this fall and try a pencil skirt. But don’t worry you don’t have to be thin as a pencil to wear one. Deborah and JoJami at Fabulousafter 40 have some practical fashion tips for how to make this timeless classic work for you. (Feeling better and better!)

Now if that didn't give you some good ideas, The Wastrel Show gives you the in's and out's of maintaining a rich lifestyle...on just pennies a day! "After living a long life, only now do I know how to live well." (Especially if you spent a lot of money on that fab pencil skirt!)

So Baby Boomer focuses on today's, boomers' kids and grandkids who are entering college and gaining some freedom from their helicopter parents. These new consumers are a marketer's gold mine.

The Boomer Chronicles reports that in just three months, the first baby boomer will reach retirement age and begin to collect Social Security benefits. What will the future bring for the rest of us? (Good timing!)

When you're on your deathbed, do you think you'll spend your final hours wishing you'd spent more time at the office? Probably not! So where will you wish you'd spent more time? Head over to Contemporary Retirement and find out.

And just a bit of nostaligia to finish up the week from I Remember JFK:

When Microwave Ovens Were New: It would be difficult for me to imagine life without a microwave oven. I probably use one twice a day minimum. Yet, I grew up without one of the expensive, newfangled, radiation-emitting appliances. We didn't get a microwave oven until the mid 70's. But many of us Boomer kids recall having them as far back as 1967, when Amana introduced the Radarange home model. (I remember that one...wow. That's a blast from the past!)

And from yours truly, if you haven't voiced your opinion in our Gen Plus survey for Choose 2 Lead, then pop on over and get counted in their upcoming report on job flexibility AND if you haven't signed up yet to join in on our Town Hall forum taking place in LA in January, then you'll want to get informed.

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