Boomers

The 39 Steps - title shot of classic movie

New films feel new, old films feel old. But why? There's a scientific explanation.

It's more than black-and-white vs. color, standard screen vs. widescreen, classical music vs. rock soundtrack. There's something else that makes films of yesteryear feel very different than modern films -- something about the rhythm and texture. But what?

New research suggests that modern movies are more engrossing — we get "lost" in them more readily — because the universe’s natural rhythm is driving the mind. Really.

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How you feel affects your desire for new things.

Here's research that hits close to home. Because when you're feelin' blue, home is where you want to be. 

This is more than common -- it is behavior you can count on!

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Alisa Singer

What's in your closet, and why?

Every mother loves her kids and every woman loves her black pants. It’s as simple as that. In fact, approximately 99.99% of the female population in the United States adores, and requires an ample supply of, black pants.

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Janet Neilson

What really happens in Canada?

Americans are familiar with the stories of Canadians who would have died because of their government's health care rationing had they not been able to get care in the United States. Perhaps just as troubling, however, are the less dramatic but much more common instances of minor indignities, inequities and inconveniences imposed by the Canadian health care system.

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Car keys caution sign

Strategies for taking away the keys when mom or dad should no longer drive.

Automobiles transcend other possessions. They are part of our identity, almost like a member of the family. After a lifetime of mobility, the prospect of losing that aspect of independence can be seriously frightening. But, what do you do when your parent is no longer safe on the road? Here are some suggestions.

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Lift weights for better health

It is never too late to get stronger, fitter, healthier. Why not start now? 

40 years out of high school I found myself in an exercise class called Bay Area Boot Camp. There I was at 6:30 a.m. on a chilly, rainy morning, jogging laps around a duck pond, avoiding duck poo, while wondering what possessed me to get into this class! With the rest of the women averaging 28 years old, the coach/teacher too, I was self conscious. But I found they were 100% supportive of my attempts to keep up with the class.

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The Beatles final concert ticket

Memories of seeing the Fab Four firsthand

August 29, 1966 was the last-ever major live concert by The Beatles, and I was there!

If you weren't in San Francisco that historic night -- or never saw John, Paul, George and Ringo perform live -- here's a taste of what you missed...

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Barbara Barnes sporting gorgeous gray hair

Tired of the time and effort it takes to banish your gray hair? Maybe it's time to embrace it.

I was at the beauty salon waiting to have my hair highlighted when my hairdresser sighed, "This just isn't going to work anymore." — my situation demanded a new set of chemicals. But I wondered, why am I doing this? What's wrong with gray hair? Here's my answer. 

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Considering a living trust? What about a will? Do you need both? 

There are many benefits to having a living trust but, as with any legal document, it requires careful planning. In this article, you'll learn exactly what a living trust is, and explore five basic steps you should consider when establishing your own living trust.

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Here's what to consider if you're thinking about a job change late in life.

Q: I've been with the same company for the last 9 years, and I've recently realized I'm ready for a change. The problem is that I'm 56 years old, and intimidated by the prospect of looking for a new job.

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