Baby Boomers Beware: Avoid These Fad Diets

Posted on October 3rd, 2011 in 1990s,Fads & Toys,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Here are some baby boomer diets that should not be on your list. No Huzzah For All Raw There’s nothing wrong with raw food. On the contrary, it’s great for you and packed with enzymes that are often lost in cooking. But not for your entire diet. Did you know that heating and processing actuallyRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Products To Save Your Life And Tell It

Posted on August 1st, 2011 in Baby Boomer Future,Fads & Toys,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

These ideas are being touted to midlife baby boomers, but they’re good for everyone. “Help, I’ve just crashed and can’t get up!” There are some 40 million drivers 65+ and 32 million have a license. The Yellow Dot. An aging baby boomer population is turning it into a national fad – a sticker on theRead the Rest…

The Agony and The Ecstasy

Posted on July 18th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,1990s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“E” stood for euphoria, empathy, energy, escape. Baby boomers dubbed it the “hug drug” and the “love drug.” What came to be called Ecstasy began nonromantically as a blood clotting medication. A half century later, it was re-discovered as a mood-altering agent when therapists experimented with the substance for individual, couples and family counseling. InRead the Rest…

Star Struck Baby Boomers

Posted on June 28th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,Baby Boomer Future,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Space…the Final Frontier. These are voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Love is lovelier, the second time around.  ~Frank Sinatra The original Star Trek is the most successful TV showRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Collectible Bust

Posted on June 14th, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys by Terry Hamburg

1978. Baby boomer consumers have created a “collectibles” tsunami. Previously discarded junk turns into booty overnight. Who can keep up with the latest trends? Knowledge is power. Victory goes to the swift and bold. A dealer is breathing heavy. From under his coat, he produces a treasure scooped up at a garage sale that morningRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer “Dos”

Posted on May 23rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Fads & Toys,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Baby Boomer Hair Fads & Fashions ** 1950s ** The Crew Cuts ♫ Sh-Boom, Sh-Boom Everyboy Baby Boomer, 1950s Va-Va Boomer The Duck’s Ass became the symbol of baby boomer teen rebellion, especially among working class kids, often referred to as “greasers.” Hair was combed (with lots of pomade) back around the sides of theRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Assets in the Attic

Posted on April 30th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Attics, basements, closets, bottoms of bottom drawers. When’s the last time you explored these places? Who knows what could be lurking there? Maybe baby boomer collectible treasure. Here are some tips and inspiration ~ The most famous baby boomer doll in history: Barbie. A 1974 survey revealed that 90% of all American girls between 5Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Slang

Posted on April 27th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Bag, as a particular interest or area of expertise, appeared around 1964 and derived from black jazz terminology. It’s based on the notion of putting something in a bag, thus possessing it. “Jazz is my bag, man.” Widely spoken by early baby boomers but came to be a “weekend hipster” word whose use declined inRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Food For Thought

Posted on April 21st, 2011 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

What is the #1 restaurant of choice for baby boomers and seniors? While you mull over the answer, a word about metabolism. The reason baby boomers gain weight in midlife is not necessarily by eating more or exercising less. It’s because our physiological motor that burns calories is slowing down. Short of high-level aerobics, there’sRead the Rest…


Posted on April 12th, 2011 in 1970s,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was embraced and reviled. Around since the 1950s, the Smiley Face became a huge pop culture fad in the early 1970s. A pair of baby boomer brothers got the bright idea to create it as a sales logo to counter what they saw as an era dominated by protest and unrest. It was intendedRead the Rest…