Welcome to Forever 39, New Jersey 101.5's new podcast about living life as Gen Xers in New Jersey, hosted by Annette Petriccione, Megan Barsel and lots of our friends from the NJ 101.5 universe.

Band of Gold — Do you care if your spouse wears a wedding ring?

Do you wear your wedding ring? Are women more likely to wear one than men? Does your spouse use a lame excuse not to sport one, like it's too expensive and not covered by insurance? Married Megan and her hubby occasionally put theirs on, while Annette is a band fan!

The Daily Mail published results of a survey done in 2013 that found that one in three married women remove their wedding rings mostly for career-related reasons. Thirty-five percent reported removing it for work, 29 percent said they removed it while going on a job interview and 22 percent indicated they removed it when going out in a social setting with friends.

And it's not just women that are wearing engagement rings theses days. More women are also getting pre-wedding bling for their men. The trend, coined the "man-gagement ring," has seen an uptick in popularity over the past few years with 5 percent of engaged men wearing engagement rings, according to research by The Knot.

So do you have thoughts on this topic? Do you care if your spouse wears a wedding ring or not?

Forever 39 Podcast Hosts Annette and Megan
Annette Petriccione and Megan Barsel (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)

Monopoly anyone? — The battle of the board games

Yahtzee! What board games rank #1 in your house? Any games that have stood the test of time?

Annette talks about her monthly game nights that have gone on for more than a decade and explains the enjoyment of Reverse Charades, while Megan votes for the classics like Candy Land and Clue.

When it comes to board games, there are so many to choose from. Does your favorite make the list? Check out The Top Tens list of top 10 of board games and see if your game ranks among the most popular.

But there is a battle to be won!  Which is better ... Annette’s favorite Monopoly or Megan’s favorite UNO?

Your body after 40 — Notice any changes?

Times they are a-changing. Toniann Antonelli, NJ 101.5's digital editor for programming,  joins us to discuss the changes in our bodies since we've entered our 40s. Has gravity become enemy number one? Have you noticed a slowdown in your metabolism? And what about those wrinkles that seem to appear out of nowhere!

While doing some online research for this topic, we noticed a consensus for what seems to be the most consistent changes to a woman's body once she enters her 40s:

  • Hormonal Changes
  • Muscle/Bone Loss
  • Weight Gain/Slower Metabolism
  • Increased Stress

Have you noticed any of these changes yet? We expound on the consistent and sometimes merciless march of time.

Join us for next week's podcast when we're joined by Louis Hochman, nj1015.com's Managing Editor, to discuss whether a college education is worth the money and what would happen if males and females reversed roles for the day. We'll also discuss our favorite places for a day trip in New Jersey.

Share your thoughts on all of them below, on Twitter, on Facebook or at forever39@nj1015.com.

— Annette and Megan, Forever 39

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