Do Baby Boomers Have More Empathy Than Their Kids?

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 in Me Generation,Midlife by Terry Hamburg

New research reports that young adults today have less “empathy” than ever before. Well, at least since 1979 when the Interpersonal Reactivity Index was established and administered to college students. The results: since 1980, college students’ self-reported empathy has declined. Perhaps it was predictable. After all, baby boomers were notorious as “Me Generation” of selfish,Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Icon: James Dean

Posted on October 18th, 2014 in 1950s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” ~James Wooden, fabled basketball coach ♫ James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen. You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye. ♫ James Dean, Eagles, 1974  JAMES DEAN IN HIS OWN WORDSRead the Rest…

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Very Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on October 13th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is a vast early warning system.” ~Norman Cousins, journalist “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.” ~Anonymous 2012: The U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavor inches through the streets of Los Angeles on a trolley, making its way to a museum. 2009: U.S. Senate Committee passes healthcare reform bill, hailed as a ‘critical milestone’Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Spontaneous Combustion: The Panty Raid

Posted on October 10th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

  The  first modern bikini, 1946   The co-eds showed up in bathing suits, some flaunting a daring new fashion “fad”—the bikini. That fabled 1960s baby boomer sexual revolution was budding. The combination of beer, bare skin and balmy weather energized the coming-of-lust boomer males.   Ancient Roman bikini, circa 46. The Romans invented everything.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Gold Rush

Posted on October 6th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  In the 1950s, a “garage sale” meant someone was selling a garage. Twenty years later, it assumed a new reality. Poised like disciplined infantry, baby boomer weekend warriors were set to descend and vanquish. Today, the garage sale is a shadow of its wild, heart-pounding heyday in the 1970s and 80s. Then, it wasRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Weigh In On Calories

Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Fads & Toys,Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I heard it first from a doctor, urging me to shed some weight instead of starting medication to lower my blood sugar: “Starving mice live longer.”   That near-nothing diet is a tad too drastic for baby boomers, but the principle still applies. Lab animals on this program live about 30% longer than normal.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Words To Love By

Posted on September 28th, 2014 in Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Infatuation is when you think he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he’s as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, asRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.” ~Jessamyn West, novelist “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.” ~Bill Vaughan, journalist   1988:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Face The Red Menace

Posted on September 20th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Just how serious was the “Red Menace” inside the U.S.? Baby boomers in the 1950s and 1960s came of age amidst widespread fears of a communist plot to take over America. FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover worried that these boomers were vulnerable targets. Subtle and not-so-subtle anti-communist themes permeated entertainment, schools and  churches. The popularRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Carpe Diem: Seize the Day!

Posted on September 16th, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right. ~Harry “Breaker” Harbord Morant, poet   ***   For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life.  But there was always some obstacle in theRead the Rest…

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