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This week’s Blogging Boomer Carnival offers information on hair, travel, food, Twitter, vegetarianism, retirement bargains, and change

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By Rita R. Robison

Laura Lee Carter of the Midlife Crisis Queen is this week’s host for the Blogging Boomer Carnival #269.

Carter reports on what boomer members of the carnival have been blogging about. This week it’s giving up hair dying, traveling with children and grandchildren, shopping at a pop-up supermarket, using Twitter, eating less meat, picking out a cheap place to retire, and taking risks to change your life.

Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are America’s largest age group so far, and a dynamic group they are.

Boomers are leading corporations, serving as governmental officials, heading up non-profits, worrying about retirement, and experiencing layoffs at a higher rate than younger workers. They’re also reinventing themselves in trying economic times, with some looking for their dream jobs to keep them happy in retirement.

At each stage in their lives, boomers have changed things. They’re continuing to make America different as they begin entering into their retirement years.

In addition to The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, members of the Blogging Boomer Carnival are: The Accidental Locavore, The Midlife Crisis Queen, Sightings at 60, Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures, and Silver and Grace.

Copyright 2012, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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