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    Health and Happiness

    For a change I thought I'd share some information that could help everyone. Of the twenty five things, I personally do most. For instance, I drink a pot of coffee or more each day. Olive oil not so much and one thing I will never do except as a favor for someone is walk a dog.

    The four items are interesting. Plastics are tough as they are everywhere, but I do try to use lots of glass and paper products. Medicine I ain't big on, except vitamin and mineral supplements in moderation.

    And I'm not sure the women are happier piece is relevant or correct. Most of the women we know who are single are widowers, and finding consistently happy people of either sex can be a challenge I think. I am basically a contended happy person. Several people have told me they wish they had my sense of being. Enjoy and learn.

    'Happy ever after: 25 ways to live well into old age'

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...l-into-old-age

    'Toxic America: Is modern life poisoning us?'

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...toxic-wellness

    Given my own life experiences this opinion is a toss up.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...ppiness-expert

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/.../toxic-america


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    There are plenty of toxins in the modern world, but you can mitigate them by wise choices.
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    This is interesting. Years ago I read about it, but had forgotten till I came across this YouTube. I won't give away the answer but I once told my wife that if you have three genuine friends in life that's a good thing. She kinda disagrees. We have been married forever so that fits the talk's premise. What do you think.

    'What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness' Robert Waldinger




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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    For a change I thought I'd share some information that could help everyone. Of the twenty five things, I personally do most. For instance, I drink a pot of coffee or more each day. Olive oil not so much and one thing I will never do except as a favor for someone is walk a dog.

    The four items are interesting. Plastics are tough as they are everywhere, but I do try to use lots of glass and paper products. Medicine I ain't big on, except vitamin and mineral supplements in moderation.

    And I'm not sure the women are happier piece is relevant or correct. Most of the women we know who are single are widowers, and finding consistently happy people of either sex can be a challenge I think. I am basically a contended happy person. Several people have told me they wish they had my sense of being. Enjoy and learn.

    'Happy ever after: 25 ways to live well into old age'

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...l-into-old-age

    'Toxic America: Is modern life poisoning us?'

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...toxic-wellness

    Given my own life experiences this opinion is a toss up.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...ppiness-expert

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/.../toxic-america


    "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." Mark Twain
    Interesting stuff. So many answers so many contradictions out there. But then again we are not all the same. I also think there is a huge genetic, hardwired component in both health and happiness.
    I must contradict the bit about single childless women being the happiest. My wife NEEDS us to boss around! LOL But she also takes pretty damned good care of us.
    I'm with you on the coffee. I enjoy drinking coffee, but i cut my caffine by drinking half caff.

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