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Peggy Lee and the 'Fever' album cover, 1956
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Peggy Lee – Fever

“Her wonderful talent should be studied by all vocalists; her regal presence is pure elegance and charm.” – Frank Sinatra, 1994 May 26, 1920 was the day Norma Deloris Egtsrom was born the seventh of […]

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Wildfire – Michael Martin Murphey

Wildfire – Geography Okay, we get it. Lyrics to songs aren’t exactly geographical reference material. Case in point: Michael Martin Murphey’s dream inspired “Wildfire.” The lyrics of the opening verse: “She comes down from Yellow […]

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McCalls Magazine

McCall’s was a monthly American women’s magazine, published by the McCall Corporation. Duringthe baby boomer era it was particularly popular and in fact, was so for most of the 20th century. In the early 60s […]

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Ladies Home Journal

Ladies’ Home Journal was developed from a popular double-page supplement in the American magazine Tribune and Farmer titled Women at Home. Women at Home was written by Louisa Knapp Curtis, wife of the magazine’s publisher […]

Popular Mechanics Magazine Covers, 1955 and 1960
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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is a magazine of popular science and technology and it was remarkably popular during the early and mid Boomer era. It features automotive, home, outdoor, electronics, science, do-it-yourself, and technology topics and offers […]

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Scientific American

Scientific American was founded by inventor and publisher Rufus M. Porter in 1845 as a four-page weekly newspaper. It also reported on a broad range of inventions including perpetual motion machines, an 1860 device for […]

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Dr Seuss Books

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, and animator. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen […]

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The Boomer Generation

Born after the Second World War, from 1946 up to 1964, baby boomers are well-known members of society. They are people who have unique characteristics, most of which the latest generation may not possess.

According to scholars, baby boomers have such notable traits because they were born during America’s transition. The country was one of the very few countries that the war affected the least. America generated a lot of income as the war went on. After the chaos, it was far richer than other countries that lost their natural resources, manpower, and wealth. During this time, America bloomed, developed, and took over the world. Baby boomers were born during this period of privilege and prosperity. Everyone around them was charmed and the majority of the population was changed. Here are their characteristics:

• Hardworking
• Motivated by prestige and high positions
• Define self-worth by their professional accomplishments and work
• Confident
• Self-reliant
• Independent
• Passionate
• Dedicated
• Resourceful
• Powerful belief in character
• Adaptation
• Open to change
• Unafraid of challenges
• Inclined to start businesses
• Usually switch careers
• Avoid long term planning
• Like listening to rock and roll
• Goal-oriented
• Idealistic
• Competitive
• Change as time changes
• Hold a positive attitude
• Pragmatic
• Concerned with environment and health issues
• Enjoy vacations and free time