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Diabetes Prevention That Works

Lifestyle modification prevents Type 2 diabetes even more effectively in the elderly than in middle-aged patients.

Christmas Guest

I’ve learned this. Grief is a guest. It’s easy to treat it as an unwanted guest — to leave it unattended in the other room, to not even ask if it wants a soda or anything. Don’t be a jerk … Continue reading ?

Podcast of Christmas Past: Toys and games of the '80s

Cast your mind all the way back to 2006. If you can. If you need help, well then, here's an early holiday present: It's Episode 71 of Stuck in the '80s, our tribute to the toys and games of the '80s as part of our Christmas celebration. Enjoy.

Christmas Eve lost and found: Elvis Costello's 'Only Flame in Town'

It was a few weeks ago when an e-mail came across my inbox from a local concert venue saying that Elvis Costello would be coming to town this spring. Should I stay home and save my money or is Elvis the only flame in town?

It’s holiday time at BoomerCafé

The BoomerCafé guys -- David and Greg -- are taking some time off during this holiday season. The post It’s holiday time at BoomerCafé appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July [Review]

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July Originally aired: November 25, 1979 on ABC Well, if a Universal Monsters team-up is called a “monster mash”, I guess you could call Rankin Bass teaming up Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman an “animagic mash”? 1979’s Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July serves as a continuation of both Frosty’s […]

Who’s running winter? A brief look at winter-based characters from Rankin Bass

I’ve always thought it was interesting that Rankin Bass used multiple characters with winter-based powers. A few of them were even credited with ushering in the season of winter such as Father Winter, the naughty version of Jack Frost and Snow Miser. The nice version of Jack Frost is basically Jesus to Father Winter’s God. Then there’s the […]

Have you forgotten the name of Josie Cotton's big hit? This could be the one

When a forgotten artist from the ‘80s has multiple great songs and videos, how do you decide which is the best one to pick? Sometimes it's just a gut feeling as I think today's song by Josie Cotton could be the one.

For this baby boomer, ‘tis the season of giving

Tam Warner Minton's idea about the holiday season is based on tradition. The post For this baby boomer, ‘tis the season of giving appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Fear and Loathing in Breakfast Choices

This December, I have sort of gone on a Hunter-S-Thompson-esque bender in breakfast choices. I’ve gone deep into the rabbit hole of things that should never ever ever be consumed for breakfast. 1. Pop Tarts. This is food. Look at … Continue reading ?

30 years later, 'Protocol' is still a pain in Goldie Hawn's butt

Five movies were released this week back in 1984: Birdy, The Flamingo Kid, Johnny Dangerously, Micki + Maude and Protocol. Care to guess which movie did best at the box office?

If you want to be happy, just revisit this Joe Dolce gem from the '80s

I hope you enjoyed last week's feature on cover songs and if you want to be happy, we'll start off the week with one more bonus cover with Joe Dolce.

One boomer’s memories of Christmas morning long ago

Sometimes, says writer Eric Mondschein, it wasn't a happy ending. The post One boomer’s memories of Christmas morning long ago appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Christmas Songs: Six Modern Classics

I’m a HUGE fan of Christmas songs. They are in my head all year-round. In the summertime, I’m on Spotify playing Christmas music. By the fall, it’s virtually all-Christmas songs in my room and in my car. If you don’t believe me, just check out my music blog, Metal Excess, I’ve hardly posted any new reviews […]

Five enticing reasons for boomers to stay retired overseas

It seems as if more and more baby boomers are moving abroad for retirement. The post Five enticing reasons for boomers to stay retired overseas appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Upgrading my Christmas collection to Blu-ray

I find my lack of Christmas movies & specials on Blu-ray disturbing. This year, I’ve started to do something about it. So far this season, I’ve picked up Home Alone 1 & 2 double-pack, the 50th Anniversary edition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Elf. Frosty the Snowman was given to […]

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Grahams – Hot Cocoa and French Toast

Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish is a brand that’s mostly known for their line of snack crackers but they’ve been releasing cookies and graham cracker versions for quite awhile now as well. While browsing the aisles at Target, I saw things like vanilla cupcake and strawberry cheesecake but what a really grabbed my eye was Goldfish hot […]

Dementia, but Prettier

Julianne Moore gives a wonderful performance in "Still Alice," but the film skirts the truth about dementia.

Midge Ure's latest tour includes stops in St. Pete, Jacksonville

If you haven't seen Midge Ure in concert in the last two years, you're seriously making a grave error. The frontman of Ultravox (and mastermind behind Do They Know It's Christmas) puts on a live show that will melt your brain pan, especially when he gets …

Cover week finale: 'Sea of Love' becomes a two-time hit again in the '80s

Did you hear that there is going to be an ‘80s cruise in 2016 that is going to be attended by members of the SIT80's Nation? Of course you did, so let's go ahead and get the party started by featuring Sea of Love in the ‘80s.

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