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Hot Coffee on the Boulevard

Starting today, Midlife Boulevard will bring you a weekly roundup of good stuff on the internet in our new column Hot Coffee on the Boulevard.



Janie Emaus writes a love letter to love letters on In the Powder Room.

There are things to lose when you turn 50 – and not just those last 20 pounds. By Ann Brenoff.

Barbie on the cover of Sports Illustrated – the brouhaha is a bit much for Jessica Gottlieb.

Lisa Endlich Heffernan on The Atlantic presents the facts in disagreement with the notion that women should be looking for a husband in college.

If you’re looking for Sharon this weekend, she’ll be reading Alice Hoffman’s new book, The Museum of Extraordinary Things.

If you want to be able to have a good conversation, this list is helpful.

Anne bought The Cuckoo’s Calling the day it was announced it was written by J.K. Rowling. She enjoyed it and is looking forward to the upcoming sequel.

A few weeks ago Sharon wrote a post about oversharing on social media by young moms. Julie Deneen’s thoughtful post about the topic is worth a look.

The Netflix series House of Cards wasn’t just based on an English television show. It was originally a novel by Michael Dobbs published in 1989. It’s been updated for re-release.

Anne is a big fan of Angie’s skincare and makeup tutorials for mature women. Also, great name–Hot and Flashy. Here’s her eyeliner tutorial.

Here’s the one word an entrepreneur shouldn’t use.

Did you catch Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith on the Tonight Show?

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 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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Ellen Dolgen

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

I think this is a hot idea!

Doreen McGettigan

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

I enjoyed all of these posts and they helped me through a tough week. Oh my I did watch Jimmy Fallon as I sat with my bestie at Hospice and I laughed. Thank you for posting its still so funny.

A Pleasant House

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

Great way to gather the week and catch-up on the weekend! Will be looking forward to this!!

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll)

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

Fun round-up!

Dr.Margaret Rutherford

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

Just checked it out. I would just make sure it comes out maybe on the same day every week? That would help me remember to check it. I am all into routine. I loved it though. Very cool. AND informative. Great idea.

Sharon Greenthal

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

Yes, we will be posting on Fridays at 8 am EST every week!

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