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Hot Coffee on the Boulevard – the Best of the Internet This Week

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New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast has a new book out about caring for her aging parents called Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  It’s a graphic novel of their final years. We bet it’s so funny you’ll cry.

Don’t miss our summer reading list. Also, we’re giving all six away to one lucky reader. Make sure to enter!


Blogger Emily Mitty Cappo of Oh Boy Mom has a son who has battled cancer for the past year. This weekend is the children’s cancer fundraising event, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. If you’re so inclined, you can donate to children’s cancer research so someday little girls, and little boys like Emily’s, won’t have to face this terrible disease.

8 really profitable reasons to hit those garage sales this weekend.

With so many graduations, Sherri Kuhn of Old Tweener’s post about her son’s graduation really hits home.


For writers, ten free ebooks with writing inspiration, self-publishing tips, and advice for freelancers.

What the Apple iOS 8 will do to change your life.


These plates are pieces of art. No cake required.

Ahead of the summer travel season, here are tips for avoiding leg clots/DVT on long flights.

Anne’s plane trip must-have (besides no DVT) is a big scarf. Perfect for that little bit of warmth around the shoulders when it’s too cold on the airplane. She loves this circle scarf from ModCloth in cerulean. She just likes saying “cerulean.”


June 6, 1956: Tennis great Björn Borg born in Sweden

June 6, 1968: Robert Kennedy dies from gunshot wounds sustained the day before.


From Purple Clover, a celebration of The Bob Newhart show. The complete series is available on dvd for the first time.

Anne’s only seen three of these films from 1969, but working through the list might be just the thing to get her through Mad Men withdrawal.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson is nominated for a Tony award for the revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.” Rooting for her!

Love this video from Two Funny Brains.

If you are less than happy about last week’s Game of Thrones episode, the Internet has fixed the ending for you. Thanks, Internet!

Anne says: And sorry to bury the lede, but Sharon was on the Katie Couric show this week. She and our friend from Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan, discussed the topic of the empty nest. I think they both did a great job!
Watch it here!

Sharon and Anne

Sharon Greenthal and Anne Parris are the managing partners of Midlife Boulevard.

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