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BOOKS

Sharon is somewhere in Italy in a carbohydrate and beautiful view stupor, and she owes a lot of her trip planning to Rick Steves.

If you like adventure and magical realism, check out this little-known book, A Trip to the Stars by Nicholas Christopher.

Anne found a new series of cozy mysteries set in a florist shop in Virginia. Beverly Allen’s “Bloom and Doom” was a fun read!

SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

Does your blog suck? Probably not. But if you want to get more traffic, Peg Fitzpatrick’s post 12 Most Obvious Reasons Your Blog Sucks and How to Fix it can help.

Anne went to Walt Disney World last week for the Type A Parent bootcamp. One of her favorite sessions was by Kerry Gorgone. Check out Kerry’s weekly podcast on marketing. Here’s one of her top rated broadcasts with guest Mack Collier.

CAN’T MISS BLOGS AND WRITING

This post by Karen Austin, Fight, Resign or Embrace, is one of the best we’ve read on aging and how to deal with it.

CURRENT EVENTS

If you’re looking to make the leap from 9-5 to entrepreneur, reading about this woman’s experience might be good inspiration for you. On Dailyworth.com.

File this under another stupid way brands are dismissing older women. On Businessweek.com.

Midlife Boulevard is an example of how young Boomers and older GenXers work together toward the same goals. This article by Gordon Plutsky shows where our generational goals overlap.

BEAUTY, FASHION AND HOME

This little Garden Bucket Caddy is just the thing for spring flower planting and care.

In Sharon’s kitchen, this is one of the most used, inexpensive appliances she owns. Anne has a similar model, and it makes great hummus!

A house the length of a football field. Touchdown! On Housekaboodle.com.

ENTERTAINMENT

Remember Zoom? Sharon speaks fluent ubbi-dubbi with her brother. D-ob-o y-ob-ou?

Anne reviews the new movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Robert Redford makes a star turn in a movie that reminds Anne of Three Days of the Condor. More like Three Days of the Falcon, in this case!

We always knew music is the answer to every problem in the universe.  On mentalfloss.com

Photographs of children from around the world with their most prized possessions. Priceless. The photos, not the possessions. On Slate.com

Speaking of traveling, this guy is a genius. Fortunate for him he appears to need no toiletries.

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, <a href="http://www.emptyhousefullmind.com">Empty House Full Mind</a>, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on <a href="http://youngadults.about.com/">About.com</a>. Sharon writes for the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-greenthal/">Huffington Post</a> and <a href="http://purpleclover.com">Purple Clover</a>. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

Sharon Greenthal

Sharon's blog, Empty House Full Mind, focuses on observations of the world from the midlife empty nest. Sharon is the Young Adults Expert on About.com. Sharon writes for the Huffington Post and Purple Clover. Sharon is the mother of two grown children - a daughter, 26 and a son, 24. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau. Instagram: sharongreenthal

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