Baby Boomers By The Numbers: How We’ve Changed

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Torture numbers, and they’ll confess to any thing,” ~Greg Easterbrook, political writer “There are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” ~Mark Twain “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~ Aaron Levenstein, business professor Midlife Inventory    Number of first marriages (per 1000 womenRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Favorite Restaurants

Posted on March 28th, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

What is the #1 restaurant of choice for baby boomers and seniors?           The answer is coming, but first a word about metabolism. The reason baby boomers gain weight in midlife is not necessarily because we eat more or exercise less. It’s because our physiological motor, which burns calories, slows down.Read the Rest…


This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 in Midlife,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, historian   “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.”  ~Herodotus, the ancient Greek considered to be the father of historicalRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Salt Wars

Posted on March 18th, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Salt is not good for you, right? If so, when the risks of hypertension and heart disease increase in midlife, it should be limited even more. Last year, the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of sodium that manufacturers put in products. The Mayor of New YorkRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers High On Low Carb Diets

Posted on March 11th, 2013 in 1970s,1990s,Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A hundred years ago there were no “diets.” Most people hadn’t heard of “calories,” much less counted them. Scales weighed hogs, not humans. Food was slow and work was hard. That kept people slim. Homer Fletcher, the “Great Masticator,” did attract attention in 1898 when he shed 42 overweight pounds by chewing his food 100Read the Rest…


Baby Boomers Can Age Wittfully

Posted on February 20th, 2013 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg

  “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”  ~Kurt Vonnegut, novelist  ∞   “At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity isRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Flock To Flirt School

Posted on January 22nd, 2013 in Midlife,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Toss out your inhibitions. Welcome to the brave new world. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you don’t, pretend you do. It’s not just for women or baby boomers, although the biggest demographic attending such classes are women over 35. Do baby boomers need coaching to flirt? After all, wasn’t this the generation thatRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers Love Their Coffee

Posted on January 10th, 2013 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Which American cities drink the most coffee? Where does America rank in world wide consumption? Gourmet coffee is hardly a pop culture fad. Did you know that people 45 and older, and especially those over 55 are the biggest coffee drinkers? Midlifers and seniors have jumped on the gourmet wagon with gusto. It was, afterRead the Rest…


Amazing Baby Boomer Facts

Posted on December 6th, 2012 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life… the new career arc.”  ~Rosabeth Kanter, business professor “While you might be feeling a bit depressed that you are no longer young, you’re ecstatic that you’re no longer clueless.” ~Marianne Read, writer √ ♫ Breaking up isRead the Rest…


Baby Boomers! Live 20 More Years And Never Die?

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

“Live 20 More Years and You May Never Die,” an expert claims. Excerpts from Dick Pelletier: Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes we will soon eliminate most disease, pain, and forgetfulness; “If seniors and baby boomers live well for the next 20 years,” he declares, “you may be able to live in perfect health for as longRead the Rest…