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An old joke is, "What kind of work are you out of?" Except maybe now it's not a joke. Another old line is, "What are you going to be when you grow up?" But I think, if you have the right attitude, that's still a good question.

One day soon (if it hasn't happened already) you'll wake up with a new goal: Find another way to have fun and make money.

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Car keys caution sign

Strategies for taking away the keys when mom or dad should no longer drive.

Automobiles transcend other possessions. They are part of our identity, almost like a member of the family. After a lifetime of mobility, the prospect of losing that aspect of independence can be seriously frightening. But, what do you do when your parent is no longer safe on the road? Here are some suggestions.

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Lift weights for better health

It is never too late to get stronger, fitter, healthier. Why not start now? 

40 years out of high school I found myself in an exercise class called Bay Area Boot Camp. There I was at 6:30 a.m. on a chilly, rainy morning, jogging laps around a duck pond, avoiding duck poo, while wondering what possessed me to get into this class! With the rest of the women averaging 28 years old, the coach/teacher too, I was self conscious. But I found they were 100% supportive of my attempts to keep up with the class.

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The Beatles final concert ticket

Memories of seeing the Fab Four firsthand

August 29, 1966 was the last-ever major live concert by The Beatles, and I was there!

If you weren't in San Francisco that historic night -- or never saw John, Paul, George and Ringo perform live -- here's a taste of what you missed...

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A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has more than just medical implications — there are financial issues, too.

An estimated 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease; this number is expected to double by the year 2050 as the elderly segment of our population grows. Not only does the disease have a significant emotional impact on individuals and their families, it also causes severe family financial burden and places considerable demands on the greater public health system. 

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Bill Gates introduces Microsoft Windows

Bill's retirement brings memories of my experiences with him. 

Bill Gates got involved with microcomputer software in 1975. My first use of Microsoft software was in 1978, and my first personal brush with Bill was in 1981. During Microsoft's most influential period, the '80s and '90s, I had a variety of face-to-face Bill Gates experiences. Here are some of my Boomer Years stories.

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RVs camping in Arizona

How I investigated, evaluated, and selected a mobile office motor home.

"How can there possibly so many different makes and models and designs and options in the RV marketplace?" In search of a vehicle that could be both a capable mobile office and a nice place to live on the road, the choices seemed overwhelming. But over time, I learned why there's so much variety, and what makes the most difference. While your needs and considerations might be different, here's some of what I learned in picking out the ideal RV for me.

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Barbara Barnes sporting gorgeous gray hair

Tired of the time and effort it takes to banish your gray hair? Maybe it's time to embrace it.

I was at the beauty salon waiting to have my hair highlighted when my hairdresser sighed, "This just isn't going to work anymore." — my situation demanded a new set of chemicals. But I wondered, why am I doing this? What's wrong with gray hair? Here's my answer. 

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Young Voters For The President pin

How I spent a week immersed in politics -- and rock 'n' roll.

How did a young San Francisco radio station DJ go to Washington, sit in the President's chair in the White House Oval Office, then play rock 'n' roll piano with a dozen legendary performers?

It all happened to ME -- one October week in 1972, and especially one amazing night. Here's my Boomer Years experience.

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