Baby Boomers & Cyber Romance

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Did you know that baby boomers are the fastest growing group using online dating? That as many as one in four second marriages for boomers began online? At Match.com, the 50-to-65 agers is up 89% over the past five years. On JDate, a website for Jewish singles, the 50+ group jumped 40% in single year.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Caught The Bug

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 in 1960s,Fads & Toys,Hippie,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“A little sh– box.” Henry Ford II’s assessment of the Volkswagen bug No one imagined that a car commissioned by Adolph Hitler would become a runaway best seller in baby boomer America. The Volkswagen or “Peoples Car” was intended as a cheap, basic mode of transportation for German families. Ads in the Third Reich imploredRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on February 21st, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was a marquee celebrity in those early baby boomer years. Some say my greatest achievement was to marry three gorgeous starletts one right after the other. I left the first for one of the most coveted women in Tinsel Town. Then, she walked out on me for a co-star who she later left, remarried,Read the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 18th, 2012 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History: gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, writer “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous 1995: Pop culture celebrities Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) tie the knot. It lasts four years. She then marries Kid Rock (one year). Wedding party picture 1980: Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals win the Canadian elections. 1979: MiniseriesRead the Rest…

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Should Baby Boomers Give Up ‘Pooing?

Posted on February 17th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Fashion,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Let me present a radical idea – stop washing your hair. It’s called the “no-poo” movement, sometimes described as a pop culture “underground beauty trend.” Youngsters as well as baby boomers are jumping off the bottle. Believe it or not, your great grandmother probably didn’t cleanse her scalp more than a couple of times aRead the Rest…

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A Dozen Amazing Baby Boomer Facts

Posted on February 16th, 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…

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Baby Boomers Loved Their Bell Bottoms

Posted on February 14th, 2012 in 1970s,1980s,Fashion,Hippie,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

This may come as a shock. Baby boomers didn’t invent bell bottoms in the 1960s. It was introduced as standard ware by the British Navy a century earlier, less for smart looks than a way to ditch pants in a royal emergency. The style reached a fashion apogee during the 1970s Disco craze, but itRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer “Cats” Digged Him

Posted on February 13th, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it…try to fake three laughs in an hour – ha ha ha ha ha – they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” By I saw him in person, he was infamous. Arrested for “dirty” language and drugs, his celebrity face adorned the cover ofRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 10th, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

2002: Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City, Utah/Quebec City. 1997: American Comedy Awards taps Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce as the Funniest Male Actor and Supporting Actor in a television show. 1987: New York Stock Exchange installs a lady’s restroom in the Exchange Luncheon Club. 1985: Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” album shoots toRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Peek at Tomorrow

Posted on February 8th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

Dick Pelletier is a “positive futurist.” Here are his predictions for a midlife/senior future around the corner. By 2020, computer power will have doubled several times from today, which will help researchers unravel many of our genetic mysteries; and nanotechnology, the science of building things atom by atom, will advance further providing us with manyRead the Rest…

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