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Old 2010-02-10, 13:38   Link #6017
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 61
Actually.... getting married and staying married is statistically a +5 year enhancement to your probable lifespan. Not being alone (staying very interactive) is also a lifespan enhancer. Staying active and participatory (feeling useful) is good as well.

Readers will note I did not say "don't drink colas" ... just choose what one eats and drinks more carefully. Gauge how much one is eating. Keep binging the system and there *will* be consequences. Besides, why do we want to reward "food" manufacturers for trying to fool us into buying their shit to eat?

On the "feeling useful" -- very problematic for most Americans these days:
The broadest measure of unemployment and underemployment (which includes people who want to work but have stopped actively searching for a job, along with those who want full-time jobs but can find only part-time work) reached 17.4 percent in October, which appears to be the highest figure since the 1930s. And for large swaths of society—young adults, men, minorities—that figure was much higher (among teenagers, for instance, even the narrowest measure of unemployment stood at roughly 27 percent). One recent survey showed that 44 percent of families had experienced a job loss, a reduction in hours, or a pay cut in the past year.
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