Did you know that your attitude about aging can have a bigger influence on your longevity than lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol?
That day we placed grocery bags on our heads (pictured above) and pronounced them “stunning” is a case in point. It was a cold rainy day which instantly turned sunny when we were together.
I recently discovered I am only 97 percent human since I traced my DNA through “Twenty Three and Me”, an ancestry research company.
After I plunked down my $100 and spit in a cup, “Twenty Three and Me” traced my heritage all the way back to my Neanderthal beginnings. I do have rather long arms and love to chew on a drumstick at tailgate parties. Hmmm.
What do you do when you receive devastating news from your best friend who has just lost her beautiful 35-year old daughter? You try to find some distraction anyway you can, that’s what.
Al Roker summed up my future this morning as he speculated about a hurricane’s ultimate destination. He called it a Cone of Uncertainty and I know it well. I live in it along with all the other Baby Boomers who inhabit the planet and get blamed for everything wrong in the world today.
I’m not sure who these people are but I think they might be considered my
oldest (and craziest) friends.
Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary anthropologist in England, has made a study of how many people the average person knows. He and other researchers have found that on average people are connected in a variety of ways to a total of about 148 others.