What’s happening at Area 51?

Forget for a minute everything you saw on “The X Files.” If you want the real deal on what happens at Area 51, that hush-hush U.S. Air Force base in the Nevada desert, the best place to go is

It’s the work of German-born aviation enthusiast Joerg Arnu, who lives in a nearby town in Nevada and spends hours each week studying and learning what he can about the site.

Certainly, much of what the military is doing at Area 51 is under wraps. Arnu, who’s 45, takes photos, posts comments and finds other people who can provide accurate information on the types of aircraft tested there and related topics. As the site states: this is not a hangout if you’re interested in UFOs and secret Army plots to develop the next generation of black helicopters. Its focus is on establishing what really is going on, as much as possible.

And this is where to go if you’ve always wanted a couple of Area 51 mouse pads.

Any of your friends about to turn 50?

Instead of the joke cards, send him a link to

Started by entrepreneur Jeff Taylor, who launched popular job site, Eons is devoted to helping boomers live to age 100. Really, that’s the stated mission.

If any site can try to use the MySpace model and apply it to the retirement-minded 50+ generation, Eons does a fairly good job.

So, much of what’s there falls into the forum discussion category. Some original content shows up from time to time.

Its most popular feature is the Longevity Calculator. That 40-question quiz predicts how long you should be around.

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