Welcome to BloggingBoomers Carnival #117, the longest-running baby boomer carnival in the entire blogosphere. It’s OK to genuflect. Now, let’s get started:
Boomers and others are getting ripped off by the billing methods of cell phone companies. Vaboomer.com tells you what to do.
Some say 40 is the new 50, but that’s not true for online retailers who cling to the youth market. Dina shares what to do when The Empress Has No Clothes at This Marriage Thing.
Even if you have a “bricks & mortar” business with an entirely local customer base, you can use the Internet to increase your chances of being found. Andrea J. Stenberg tells you how with her post Search Engine Optimization: Increase Your Chance of Getting Found Locally.
What’s the single most important thing people can do to protect their brains and guard their memory? Head over to Contemporary Retirement to find out. (You might be surprised!)
Are dolphins really as smart as people? Barbara Weibel at Hole In The Donut Travels had an opportunity to find out when she visited the Dolphin Research Center at Grassy Key in the Florida Keys, where she shook hands with a dolphin.
The current recession, which is pressuring companies to cut labor costs, could intensify by pushing companies to ditch expensive permanent employees in favor of cheaper temporary or part-time workers. With many baby boomers considering a “phased retirement,” part-time or temporary work is an opportunity that allows you to work when and where you want, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the best years of your life away from the office. Read more at So Baby Boomer.
For those who have discovered that happiness does not come from ambition or acquisition, but is found in those moments when you are concerned with neither, Jamie Jensen’s Road Trip USA is the perfect reference work. A good road trip extracts you from the numbness of everyday life, reigniting your sensitivity to the world around you. LifeTwo recently chatted with author Jensen about his book Road Trip USA and about how a good road trip may be just the stimulus America needs.
How are women’s friendships with other women important to quality of life and longevity? A few female researchers have been studying just that. Check out this new research with the Midlife Crisis Queen.
Want to update your look with a new pair of earrings? Not sure what’s in, or what style of earrings will best suit your face shape? Then check out Fabulous after 40 to see what’s hot for boomer fashionistas.
A little bit of LA culture seeps through the economic cloud and Janet Wendy at Gen Plus rediscovers a bit of the silver lining.
Cynthia Samuels and Don’t Gel Too Soon considers the parallels between the lives of Sonia Sotomayor and the man who nominated her, President Obama.