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Colbert: Last Boomer on Network Late Night

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWith its announcement today that Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will replace the retiring David Letterman, CBS put the last baby boomer in a host’s chair on a network late night show. And while Colbert turns 50 next month, his hiring is clearly a move by CBS to appeal to a younger demographic. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Colbert has competition from smart Gen-Xers Jimmy Fallon, 39, who took over NBC’s Tonight in February for the …

7 Unsolved Mysteries Boomers Can’t Forget

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has become an obsession for cable TV news and spawned a slew of increasingly outlandish conspiracy theories on the Internet, including suggestions that it was hijacked by North Korean agents or accidentally destroyed by a secret military weapon test. The puzzlement has a familiar feel to baby boomers. We’ve grown up in an age full of uncertainties, ambiguities and unanswered conundrums — some serious (unexplained questions about the JFK assassination) and others not so …

Is Your Bra Aging You? Here’s How to Tell

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionStop trying to fit your 32F chest into your old 34B bras! At 50 your body has moved on, and so have your breasts. Even after an in-store professional bra fitter diagnosis, we’re skeptical. The truth is that mature breasts vary a lot in shape, fullness, proportions, position and spacing, even though thousands of women may wear the same bra size. Here’s how to choose: IF YOUR BRA AND BREASTS SAG: The band or cups may be too big. Lots …

7 Cold War Memories Boomers Don’t Want to Relive

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayFor baby boomers who grew up in the Cold War era, the latest headlines  — about the Russian annexation of Crimea and Vladmir Putin’s America-bashing speech — bring up uncomfortable memories. Who doesn’t remember that childhood fear of being herded into a flimsy bomb shelter with incoming Russian missiles overhead? As we worry about whether another Cold War could loom ahead, here are seven things we don’t miss about the first one: 1.  Duck and cover drills at school 2. …

New Tech Tools Promise to Make Caregiving Easier

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | Caregiving | Comments

Bulletin Today | CaregivingMake room in your life for technology, family caregivers. That was a recurring theme at the American Society on Aging (ASA) annual conference that ended this past Saturday. And it was seconded heartily at the Boomer Summit, a daylong event held during ASA for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations that market to boomers and older adults. At the Boomer Summit, 85 out of the 300 companies there focused on caregivers. Thousands listened to ASA panels and presentations not only on technology …

This Week in Boomer History: Peace Corps … Concorde … Greatest!

Posted on 02/23/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNoteworthy events from our shared experience Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) becomes heavyweight champion of the world on Feb. 25, 1964, when Sonny Liston doesn’t answer the bell for the seventh round. “Incredibly, the loud-mouthed, bragging, insulting youngster had been telling the truth all along,” writes Robert Lipsyte in the New York Times. Steve Jobs is born Feb. 24, 1955. In 1976 he starts Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne, who sells his shares for $800 the same year. …