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Walk (in Shoes) Like a Man

Walk (in Shoes) Like a Man By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Associate According to a Home Shopping Network pitchwoman (whom I only saw accidentally when one of my dogs rolled over on the remote and changed from the highfalutin PBS pledge drive I was watching), “Comfortable shoes are back!” Can I get a […]

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It’s My Party, Where’s My Pony?

It’s My Party, Where’s My Pony?  By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert This is my birthday month. I’ll be 36. Well, I will be if I calculate my age in base 17, which I do. That’s right, being a math geek pays off big as you get older! If you want, I can […]

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You Say Neanderthal Like It’s a Bad Thing!

You Say Neanderthal Like It’s a Bad Thing! By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert Scientists recently reported that contrary to what was once believed, today’s humans almost all have a little Neanderthal in them. This is, I believe, the reason most of us eventually resort to plucking our eyebrows – we know deep […]

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I’ve Been Slimed

I’ve Been Slimed By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert According to a recent episode of The Doctors, it is possible to pay hundreds of dollars at a spa for a snail facial. That’s right, a snail facial, during which a white-coated technician places a few of the garden gastropods on your face where […]

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Get Some Sleep, Will You?

Get Some Sleep, Will You? By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert I have a theory that worrying about how to look young ages you. Last week, for example, I read an article on how to stay young-looking, and among the usual advice – eat well, exercise, don’t squint while reading articles on how […]

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Unaccustomed to the Good Life

Unaccustomed to the Good Life By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert A few months ago, I got invited to speak to a group of women at Canyon Ranch Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Unlike the wealthier women who frequent resorts, women who may have been born with fluffy white robes in their mouths, I […]

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Stressed Out Women, Here’s Your Sign

Stressed Out Women, Here’s Your Sign By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert Sometimes it seems that “stressed-out” is a synonym for “female.” The inability to take a deep breath or live in the moment because we’re too busy rushing into the next one causes physical, mental, and emotional problems, but for some reason […]

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Your New Year’s Laughter Resolutions

Your New Year’s Laughter Resolutions By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert If you’ve been reading this column, you know that American women laugh a little more than 25% more than men. This sounds good – especially considering all the positive physical and emotional benefits laughter brings – but since we women also tend […]

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