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It’s Raining Vegan Men, Hallelujah

Friday, 01 August 2014 21:23

Are Baby Boomer men the fastest growing new group of vegans today?

 

 

 

Americans love clever catch phrases and the vegan community is not immune to the latest, courtesy of The Boston Globe: hegan, a male vegan. While the term hasn’t quite caught on (thank goodness) the sentiment—that more males are going vegan now than ever before—has certainly been an interesting development, especially considering that the focus has been on men of the Baby Boomer generation.  

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Booty-Shaking Boomers

Friday, 01 August 2014 21:23

More seniors enjoy exercise and its benefits, even if new to the gym.

It is never too late to get in shape and feel great, say Finnish researchers who examined the link between exercise and quality of life as one ages. Longitudinal research conducted over a 16 year time period at the Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology at the University of Jyväskylä found that people who exercised regularly since middle age required less medical and institutionalized care in their last year of life than people who only exercised occasionally or not at all.

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A Boomer Crisis?

Friday, 01 August 2014 21:23

Report says Baby Boomer suicide rate is up, especially among white women.

 

A report stating that US suicide rates have risen, with middle-aged white female Baby Boomers leading the numbers, has raised questions about the possible link between generational cohort and suicide rates.

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What a Girl Wants, What a Boomer Needs

Friday, 01 August 2014 21:23

What makes women of different generational cohorts happy?

 

That which makes a Gen Y woman happy may not be what brings a Boomer lady joy, as needs and values differ across generations, says a study which examined what women want. 

 

While nearly all women (94 percent) are happy with their lives and feel confident in their abilities to juggle multiple roles, only half of married or partnered women are satisfied with their sex lives and their household division of labor, says the Meredith Corp./NBC Universal survey.

 

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Retiring a Bad Habit

Friday, 01 August 2014 21:23

Timing may be right for retiring Boomers to quit smoking.

 

It is never too late to quit smoking, says research examining smoking cessation and age. Scientists at Peninsula Medical British School in South West England have found that the point of retirement is one of the most advantageous times to give up smoking.

 

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